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Vermes on Mars Review

Vermes on Mars is to twin-stick shooters what the Resident Evil series is to third-person shooters. This doesn’t mean that it’s a survival horror game teeming with zombies, but this is a game that doesn’t let you shoot while moving. And while those controls may work when you’re trying to create tension in a horror game, they don’t work quite so well in a fast-paced shooter. (more…)

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Hungribles Review

With so many puzzle games in the App Store, any new release has its work cut out for it. Simply being average means you’ll be forgotten, which is certainly the case with Hungribles. It’s kind of fun and has its moments, but it’s the kind of game that makes you wish you were playing something better. (more…)

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Pocket Academy Review

It may not have the ‘Story’ suffix, but Pocket Academy is the latest in Kairosoft’s line of adorably addictive sim games that began with Game Dev Story. This time around you’re put in charge of a high school that will (hopefully) continue to expand and grow and churn out increasingly bright students. And while the game has much of what made its predecessors such incredible time sinks, it’s ultimately not quite at the same level, and takes longer to get the hang of. (more…)

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Silent Ops Review

Ideally, a game that puts you in charge of a team of super secret agents would make you feel like, well, an awesome super secret agent. Silent Ops doesn’t do this. The stealth is borderline useless, the enemy AI is dumber than a bucket of hammers, and the globe-spanning narrative makes little sense. It’s still a solid action game, but Silent Ops falls just below the mark set by other Gameloft games like Shadow Guardian and BackStab. (more…)

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Hungry Chicks Review

A puzzle game starring cute little birds where the goal is to earn three stars in each level. Hmmmm, where have we seen that before? Despite its less than original premise, Hungry Chicks actually has a somewhat unique gameplay mechanic that has you controlling multiple birds in an attempt to collect worms and feed your chicks. It’s frantic and at times rather fun, but the game is ultimately let down by less than ideal controls. (more…)

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Mower Ride Review

There are plenty of iOS games that are all about racing as far as you can in order to rack up a high score, but only Mower Ride lets you do it while riding a lawnmower. That’s not necessarily a good thing, though. Except for the new mode of transportation, Mower Ride offers up nothing we haven’t already seen before, and better. (more…)

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BackStab Review

If the Assassin’s Creed series took place in the Pirates of the Caribbean universe, it would look a lot BackStab. Much like how Shadow Guardian was a not-so-subtle take on the Uncharted franchise, BackStab is eerily reminiscent of Assassin’s Creed, which means there’s plenty of clambering up onto rooftops and stabbing people with swords. The formula doesn’t translate perfectly to the iPhone, but it works well enough. (more…)

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Chroisen Review

Hey! Look! It’s another Korean RPG that looks identical to all the rest! That may not be a bad thing, though, if you’re a fan, because Chroisen fits snugly into the KRPG mold, with old-school 2D graphics and fun-but-simple button-mashy combat. But that also means that the game has all of the genre’s bad traits as well, including terrible touchscreen controls and a nearly incomprehensible storyline. Chroisen isn’t the kind of game to win over new players, but it offers a hefty amount of KRPG action for a buck. (more…)

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Galaga 30th Collection Review

What’s the best way to commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential game series around? If you’re Namco, it’s apparently slapping together a half-baked, overpriced iPhone collection. Even though Galaga 30th Collection features four classic arcade shooters, awkward controls and high priced in-app purchases make this far from an ideal celebration of all things Galaga. (more…)

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Tecmo Bowl Throwback Review

The reason that classic sports games like Tecmo Bowl are so fondly remembered is that they were accessible. You didn’t have to know a whole lot about football to have fun with the game, and the same is true for the iPhone remake Tecmo Bowl Throwback. The game manages to capture that arcade-style spirit of its predecessor quite nicely, but fumbles thanks to an uneven implementation of touch screen controls. (more…)

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Anodia Review

How many times can Breakout be re-invented? The classic brick-breaking arcade game may just be the most cloned title in all of gaming. But even though Anodia is essentially riffing on a formula that’s more than three decades old, it still manages to be fun and challenging, if not particularly original. (more…)

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X-Rat Review

You can’t help but feel sorry for rats. Whether it’s humans or hideous aliens, everyone just seems to love sticking them in mazes to see what they can do. Only when it’s aliens involved, as in X-Rat, the mazes are quite a bit more sophisticated ‘¦ and deadly. X-Rat is yet another ball tilting game that manages to differentiate itself thanks to some fiendishly difficult level design. It may look like a cute little puzzler, but this game isn’t for the faint of heart. (more…)

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Chromanoids Review

We can only hope that when aliens do finally decide to attack Earth, they’ll be as easy to understand and destroy as those in Chromanoids. In many ways the game is a pretty standard arcade shooter, forcing you to fight off waves and waves of alien ships, but it has one definitive feature that helps it stand out: color. For whatever reason, the aliens in Chromanoids can only be destroyed by using the right color, and this alone is enough to make the game interesting. (more…)

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Foodies Review

Even if you think you’ve had your fill of adorable iOS puzzle games, you’ll still want to make room for Foodies. Though the basic structure will feel very familiar to anyone who’s played an Angry Birds or Cut The Rope-style puzzler– which, we have to guess, would be pretty much everyone who owns an iOS device– the unique control scheme and varied level design still make Foodies a game with its own flavor. (more…)

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Army of Darkness Defense Review

If you’ve ever wanted the chance to fire Ash’s boomstick, now’s you chance. Based on the film, Army of Darkness Defense is a loving nod to fans of the cult classic, complete with plenty of in-jokes and one-liners. While this makes for a fun trip down memory lane for some of us, the actual game doesn’t quite live up to the source material. (more…)

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Glo Flo Review

Cute little puzzle games are everywhere on the App Store; it seems that the combination of cuddly animals and simple puzzle play is a recipe for success. Glo Flo, the first game from Capcom’s new casual imprint Beeline, has both of these elements but never really reaches the same heights as an Angry Birds or Burn the Rope. While it’s cute, the puzzles are too simple and the replay value is lacking. (more…)

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Samurai Girl Review

Samurai Girl is one of those games that doesn’t really try to do anything new or innovative. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A side-scrolling action RPG heavy on the 16-bit influences, Samurai Girl is a surprisingly addictive button masher with charm to spare. If you can look past the somewhat monotonous combat and level grinding, it’s a game with plenty to offer. (more…)

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Pirate Subs!!! Review

Did you know that pirates had submarines? Neither did we. We also didn’t know just how much fun blowing those submarines out the water could be. Thankfully, Pirate Subs!!! is here to educate us all. It’s a simple but fast-paced and incredibly addictive arcade game that will keep your swiping finger very busy. (more…)

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GemCraft Review

With so many tower defense games out there, new ones really need some sort of unique twist to set them apart. GemCraft, based on a free Flash game, doesn’t really do that. The one thing that it does new is the titular gem crafting, but it’s a feature that doesn’t really improve the genre much. It actually feels like a step backwards. So in spite of the fact that GemCraft features a whole lot of content, only die-hard TD fans need apply. (more…)

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City of Secrets Review

The iPhone and iPad are ideal platforms for classic point-and-click adventure games, so it’s a wonder we don’t see more of them. Though it’s a brand new game, City of Secrets is a classic adventure experience in almost every way. It also features a stellar presentation with crisp visuals and fully-voiced dialog, but it’s let down quite a bit when it comes to the writing and characters. (more…)

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Forget-Me-Not Review

Pac-Man Championship Edition proved that there’s still life in the pellet eating, maze navigating genre, and Forget-Me-Not manages to squeeze even more out of the classic formula. It blends elements of Pac-Man and rougelike RPGs, and throws in a few new twists to create an incredibly addictive, unique, retro-style arcade experience. (more…)

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