Posts byAndrew Groen


Blast Off Review

We’ve never lost a man in space, and gosh darnit we’re not going to start now! It was with this kind of NASA-like zeal that we began our journey into outer space with the physics-based game Blast Off. Before long, however, minor frustrations drove off any hope of lasting interest. (more…)


Small World for iPad Review

The promise of the iPad to revitalize the board game industry was obvious from the outset, and Apple never really shied away from that lofty aspiration. However, as of the system’s launch we’re not seeing the critical mass of board games that we assumed we would. So far we’ve got Small World, BoardBox, and Scrabble. And, well, that’s about it. (more…)


Scrabble for iPad Review

The iPad was made to play Scrabble. Some people will call the iPad an e-book reader’s dream, or a gamer’s heaven, but it’s fantastic classic board games like Scrabble that will really make iPad stand out. (more…)

    Replay Value: Sunday, March 14

    With the annual Game Developers Conference occurring this week, we had lots of interesting previews to share with you. We’ve got hands-on reports on tons of awesome games like the unique Sketch Nation, the blockbuster Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, and the utterly adorable Pocket Creatures. (more…)

      Replay Value: Sunday, March 7

      Things finally cooled down a bit this week, after the insane number of positive reviews from last week. This week was a little different. Instead of an avalanche, we got just a few really big, interesting news announcements. And while there were plenty of good games reviewed this week, we got only one major bombshell. (more…)

        Replay Value: Saturday, February 27

        This week on Slide To Play we reviewed both Final Fantasy games, plus the spectacular Artist Colony, Transformers G1 Awakening, and Brothers in Arms 2. We also covered some disappointments like Rise of the Triad and Noby Noby Boy. (more…)


        iPhone Gets Kick-Ass In April

        While news of a superhero movie tie-in is pretty groan-inducing for console gamers, iPhone gamers should know to get excited. While these games are often terrible on consoles, their iPhone versions (like Iron Man) are usually quite good, and much cheaper. (more…)

          Ngmoco Raises $25 Million to Buy Freeverse

          In an attempt to build Ngmoco into a company so large that it can stand above the competition, Ngmoco has raised a large amount of venture capital. They’ve also begun acquisitions of the game Charadium and the entire company of Freeverse. (more…)


          Apple Cracks Down on Sexy iPhone Games and Apps

          Tired of boob-jiggle apps dominating the App Store? Apparently so was Apple, because royal decree has been sent down from Cupertino that Apple would be shaking out the proverbial rug to get rid of much of the NSFW content. (more…)

            Replay Value: Saturday, February 20

            The hits keep coming this week, as Parachute Ninja and Space Miner were some surprising Must Haves. Plus, we posted great reviews of Plants vs Zombies (in video and text) and the long-awaited Across Age. (more…)