Posts byHeather Bradford

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy Review

Freemium games have become a multimillion-dollar business, partly by draining lots of money from a small group of people. After the release of freemium movie tie-ins Hotel Transylvania Dash and The Mortal Instruments, Playfirst has moved further into the genre with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy. Cloudy 2 takes advantage of the freemium model by draining money from anyone who wants to play it for more than five minutes at a time.

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Master of Alchemy Review

Alchemy is more than just turning lead into gold. The ‘science’ of alchemy is instead focused on transformation in all forms. Traditionally, alchemists not only looked for ways of creating material wealth, but of achieving enlightenment and substances that could impart eternal life and other special abilities. Master of Alchemy for the iPhone stays true to that spirit of questing and transformation. (more…)

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We Farm for iPad Review

Backwoods enthusiasts are in luck! Thanks to We Farm, anyone with an iDevice and a little time can now live the life of a virtual redneck. That’s right, that ramshackle house with the uneven roof and tires on the front lawn can now be yours. Piles of buckets are extra, though. (more…)

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FarmVille by Zynga Review

Penguins, starfruit trees, and cupcake bushes, along with other more conventional crops and draft animals, can all be found in the hugely popular online Flash game FarmVille. Zynga’s first app for the iPhone brings you most of the FarmVille experience, though it has some trouble competing with the web version. (more…)

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Chuzzle Review

Match-3 games are everywhere on the iPhone, letting you move around gems, runes, and now technicolor tribbles. Popcap Games, the company behind the insanely popular Match-3 title Bejeweled, has repeated their success by bringing a perfect port of their oddball PC and online title Chuzzle to the iPhone. (more…)

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Cheap Shot: Lion Pride

Every woman knows it’s not easy to bring home the bacon. But in the game Lion Pride, if you put your mind to it, you can catch that warthog. You are a lioness, an apex predator whose only job is to kill. All you have are your teeth, your claws, and above all, the element of surprise. (more…)

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Battle Bears Review

There’s more than one way to kill a teddy bear. At least there is in Battle Bears, a clever shooter from SkyVu Pictures.

You play as Oliver, a foul-mouthed brown teddy bear who has just made off with a wagon full of gold and mystical treasures. You’re being chased by a horde of fluffy pink teddy bears whose sole goal is to hug you to death. ‘Hug me’ they call, over and over again, in a high-pitched voice. (more…)

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Dragon Portals Review

If you lived in a world where colorful dragons flew through the sky, happy, harmless and beautiful, why would you want to wreck that? Sure, freedom sounds nice, but think about it. Wouldn’t you rather have them hanging around Earth? Or would you help them escape this existence and go somewhere else? Maybe somewhere a bit more dragony? (more…)

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Art Thief Review

There are many games on the market that can teach people about things like science, language and art, though few use burglary to do so. Art Thief is one of the few titles that encourages learning through the commission of felonies. (more…)

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Snood Review

Who can resist a game filled with disembodied cartoon heads? Certainly not us. This is part of the reason we like Snood, EA’s latest Match-3 title, so very much. (more…)

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4 Elements – Puzzledom Review

When people talk about the end of the world, they focus on things like robots, aliens and global warfare. When it comes to Armageddon, sentient beings (usually mankind) are the prime suspects. 4 Elements – Puzzledom, a Match-3 puzzler from RealArcade and Playrix Entertainment, has a different idea. (more…)

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Pinball Fantasies Review

We don’t want to date ourselves, but here at Slide to Play many of us fondly remember playing computer games on our Commodore home computers. What began as text based adventures in our dads’ studies turned into well designed, colorful computer games like Pinball Fantasies for the Commodore Amiga. (more…)

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Cheap Shot: Diabolika

The demons are trying to take over. We can feel their wicked presence creeping in, curling like fingers of fog stealing across the landscape, ready to envelop anything in its path. Their latest tool is Diabolika, a fiendishly delightful puzzler from independent developers Derek Yu and Jon Perry. (more…)

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Virtual Families Review

Oh my god, the stove is on fire! What do you do? What do you do!? Quickly, dig the doorknob out of the sandbox, take it to the shed, use it fix the door, open the door to the shed, find the fire extinguisher, take it to the kitchen and put the fire out. Whew! That was easy, wasn’t it? (more…)

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EdiMon Review

The word ‘Eden’ conjures up images of beautiful, serene gardens; a divine paradise. That is not what you get in Edimon, a virtual pet game set in the Eden Universe. Wonky controls and glitchy minigames turn this paradise into a lost cause. (more…)

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Jewel Quest Deluxe Review

Making your way through the slums of British India, you encounter a beautiful veiled woman who, with a mysterious and provocative look, challenges you to a jewel-matching game. Later, you meet a distinguished British general who challenges you to another jewel-matching game. Same goes for a Bedouin chief, a cab driver, and a religious guru, all of whom have nothing better to do than challenge you to jewel-matching games. (more…)

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Sally’s Spa Review

After building up a successful business, who wouldn’t want a little R&R? And if that R&R turns into a global business empire, all the better, right? That’s the premise of Sally’s Spa, Games Café’s follow-up to the popular time management game Sally’s Salon and currently ranked #1 on the App Store. (more…)