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Hollywood Monsters Review

Hollywood Monsters is a silly little adventure that follows a couple of reporters on a journey through bizarre Egyptian worlds, lands of giants, and other fantasy motifs. It’s a point-and-click narrative that doesn’t exactly make the best use of the iOS touch controls it’s been given, and strangely, it’s a port of a Hollywood Monsters sequel. Why the strange name change? We’re not sure either. Everything about it is a little off-kilter, and while in some cases that could be a boon to a title’s success, none of that seems to really work too well here. (more…)

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Impossible Pixel Review

At a glance, Impossible Pixel calls forth fond memories of the indomitable N+, a deliciously challenging platformer that often felt like an impossible endeavor on its own. This monochromatic adventure strives to follow in the same footsteps, but ultimately ends up failing due to frustrating level layouts and touchy controls. (more…)

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Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel Review

Words With Friends was a great idea, but all it really did was repackage Scrabble. That’s a common occurrence in the App Store, so when a brand-new word puzzler hits the market, it’s easy to assume it will subscribe to the same set of rules as all the other word puzzlers. In the case of Word Wonders: Tower of Babel, convention is turned on its head. (more…)

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Wraithborne Review

Full-featured dungeon crawlers and decadent RPG offerings are rarer on iOS than you might think– good ones, anyway– so when newcomers appear with a heaping helping of potential on the horizon, we pay attention. We first went hands-onwith Wraithborne and were met with an attractive, enjoyable dungeon crawler a la Diablo or one of the many clones out there, and the final product doesn’t disappoint. Magic and goblin-slaying of this magnitude looks and feels good, and we eagerly set out on this quest to make it our own. (more…)

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Save Them All Review

The best endless runners provide that perfect blend of arcade excitement and high-score hunting to keep you glued to your device hour after you’ve missed your train stop or finished your business. And luckily for us, there are plenty of them out there to satisfy our cravings when the Canabalt well has run dry and you’re done toying around with your favorite jetpack. Save Them All, Chillingo’s latest addition to the genre, brings one of the nastiest versions of the apocalypse we’ve ever seen. Aliens, zombies, meteors, nuclear war– it seems like the entire universe has gone mad. It’s your job to put a stop to it. (more…)

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Girls Like Robots Review

Girls like boys. Some girls like girls. Apparently, some girls like robots– at least, that’s what the latest puzzler from Popcannibal would have you believe. Perhaps that’s not the exact sentiment they’re trying to express, but that’s certainly what came to mind first before tearing into this adorable seating puzzle extravaganza. (more…)

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Zenforms: Protectors Review

In our Montopia review, we mentioned how often we see attempts to mimic the colossal success of Pokémon. With sequels to the mammoth franchise on the horizon, now is as good a time as ever to cash in. Zenforms: Protectors, made by a one-man team, is an impressive project that strongly resembles the collectible monster powerhouse both in gameplay and visuals. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s an interesting complement to the monster collecting genre that deserves a look even if it’s just to appreciate the effort put into crafting such a game. (more…)

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Montopia Review

Mobile devices across the globe are running hundreds of virtual pet-raising, freemium app toting, cutesy sims right now, and for good reason: they’re addictive! Montopia, however, seems to be the opposite of such. It’s Zynga Japan’s big move to compete with Pokemon and other monster sims. It’s an ambitious goal to be sure, but Pokemon’s a heavy hitter. And from what we’ve seen of Montopia, the original pocket monsters really have nothing to worry about. (more…)

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Lunar Silver Star Story Touch Review

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was actually a remake of a Sega CD endeavor, but it’s the first brush many of us had with the brilliant RPG Lunar: The Silver Star. The classic tale of a Dragonmaster and his dearest companions has made its way to the iOS as a fantastic mobile port under the name of Lunar Silver Star Story Touch, and while this isn’t the first time the memorable journey has been translated to a handheld or portable capacity, it may well be one of the best. (more…)

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Strange Clouds: The Game – by B.o.B. Review

Rapper B.o.B. is the latest to hop aboard the multimedia hype train, where artists release pieces of entertainment that work alongside each other to create a more complete experience for fans… and more revenue for their big releases. Like Bjork’s Crystalline and Gorillaz: Escape to Plastic Beach before it, B.o.B.’s iOS offering Strange Clouds is an odd little game. It has players slicing through colorful clouds a la Fruit Ninja, under the premise that these weird clouds are actually hiding specific shapes because aliens made them that way. Right. (more…)

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Splice: Tree of Life Review

Science: it’s no longer reserved for nerds and chemistry teachers stricken with cancer. Just kidding. Science, of course, makes the world go ’round. And while it may seem confusing to the uninitiated, there are certain video games that seek to turn the allure of science into entertaining diversions. Splice: Tree of Life is one of them, an intricate puzzler that finds you splicing molecules left and right to mutate your set of molecules into greatness. It’s a surprisingly elegant waltz through the building blocks of life that appeals to even non-scientific individuals. (more…)

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One Tap Hero Review

Oversimplifying gameplay often has dire consequences. In the case of One Tap Hero, whose premise revolves entirely around tapping at any point onscreen to make your character perform, it creates a satisfying and inventive dynamic. It may seem far too easy at a glance, but once you’ve put in the time we have, you’ll come out with a much clearer understanding of just how complicated a game that requires just one tap can actually be. (more…)

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One Epic Knight Review

Tiny Heroes was an excellent release from the dev that brought us geoDefense, and One Epic Knight sees fit to follow in its footsteps, adapting characters and ideas from the game and turning it into a completely different monster: an endless runner that incorporates slick combat, item usage, and other tweaks that put an interesting twist on the same old formula we’re all used to. (more…)

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Fashion Hazard Review

What constitutes a game for women, anyway? Does it have to incorporate some socially acceptable symbol of femininity to be considered as such? Or does it have to subscribe to a specific set of genre conventions? The answer will vary depending on who you ask, but one thing is always a constant: the fact that there will never be a shortage of games out there that rely on tired tropes, and Fashion Hazard falls somewhere within the threshold between pandering and a creative attempt at hooking a demographic. (more…)

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Campaign The Game Review

Campaign The Game sounds an awful lot like some sort of political simulator where you follow a candidate through the rigamarole that is eventually becoming the president of the United States. But it’s a lot less boring than that, actually. In fact, it’s like a hyperactive Game Dev Story with gorgeous neon colors, silly ad campaigns, and the ’80s. (more…)

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Monster Life Review

Virtual monsters haven’t seen a cuter makeover since Pokemon’s release stateside. The freemium pet sim/ Farmville clone is a familiar mishmash of tropes we’ve seen everywhere from Nintendogs to Dragonvale. And though it suffers from some of the very same issues we’ve seen in the freemium titles before it, it’s still one of the best-looking and addictive monster raising titles currently available on the platform. (more…)

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Alien Breed Review

The ’90s were a shining beacon of goodness for shooters and side-scrollers and the fans who eagerly digested them. Team 17 submitted for our approval a little gem known as Alien Breed, for the Amiga platform. It’s the very same Alien Breed you’ve probably been following as its remakes have infiltrated modern consoles. But this time around, we’re looking at a resurgence of the original 1991 classic for iOS users, and it’s every bit as chilling as it was back then. (more…)

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Stunt Guy Review

When it comes to mobile gaming, simplicity is key. An easy-to-understand premise, accessible controls, and engaging mechanics are required in order to create a successful, market-friendly game. It’s also beneficial to spruce things up with plenty of polish to smooth over any rough edges. Stunt Guy takes an interesting premise (albeit one that’s been done) and applies it to a profession many of us our familiar with, creating a simple pick-up-and-play adventure. (more…)

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Mutant Roadkill Review

Sometimes, to do what we want on the road, we must be aggressive drivers. That little nugget of wisdom rings equally true when dealing with disgusting mutants throwing themselves in front of your vehicle. Just gun ‘em down. Who cares? They’re mutants. (more…)

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Synesthetic Review

When I first joined Xbox Live five years ago, my gamertag was a variation on the word “synesthetic,” as a nod to one of my most beloved rhythm games of all time: Rez. Its masterful combination of the action onscreen and the thumping techno accompanying each area was a beautiful thing, and it effectively simulated the blurring of the senses known as synesthesia. Upon learning of the iOS app Synesthetic, promising a similar allure to Rez’s visuals and the functionality of Audiosurf, I was beside myself– could it really blend the best of both of those worlds? (more…)

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Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam Review

Steampunk is huge across so many different circles. Whether you prefer consoles to handheld devices or pirates over ninjas, chances are a steampunk game still strikes your fancy. Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam is a free-to-play puzzler that makes great use of the classical aesthetic, and it’s a charming little ad-supported adventure that feels quite cozy on the iOS platform. (more…)

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