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Tumblewords Review

Tumblewords looks like what would happen if graphic designers were given free reign over the game development process. The game is nothing short of beautiful in its simple and charming themes, which range from a soothing desert to a rocky dragon outpost. Unfortunately, the graphic designers may have taken up too much of this game’s budget, because the gameplay doesn’t live up to the standards set by the design. (more…)

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ShaqDown Review

Shaquille O’Neal is and has been many things: a basketball legend, a reserve police officer, a genie, and now… a zombie fighter. ShaqDown is responsible for that last addition by putting the man in the role of hero in a particularly gruesome future of mutant zombies. (more…)

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Mighty Wardens Review

While most games provide some form of plot, other games rely on nonverbal cutscenes and visual cues to give you a gist of where you are and what you’re doing. Mighty Wardens is one of those games. It’s filled with button-mashing combat and is occasionally interrupted by cutscenes of orcs beheading noble-looking monarchs to convince you that you’re fighting for the good guys. Of course, plot isn’t really the selling point of a side-scrolling action game, but we appreciated the non-intrusive story delivery all the same. (more…)

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Mighty Wardens Review

While most games provide some form of plot, other games rely on nonverbal cutscenes and visual cues to give you a gist of where you are and what you’re doing. Mighty Wardens is one of those games. It’s filled with button-mashing combat and is occasionally interrupted by cutscenes of orcs beheading noble-looking monarchs to convince you that you’re fighting for the good guys. Of course, plot isn’t really the selling point of a side-scrolling action game, but we appreciated the non-intrusive story delivery all the same. (more…)

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Build-a-Lot 4: Power Source Review

We like to see longevity on the App Store, and Build-a-Lot just received its fourth entry in the series (surprisingly quickly, too). Unlike the relatively underwhelming last entry, Build-a-Lot 3: Passport to Europe, this one builds on the established strengths of the series while shedding some of its weaker features. (more…)

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Marvel War of Heroes Review

Anyone who has played Rage of Bahamut will recognize every feature of Marvel War of Heroes– but our guess is that most people who pick up MWoH will be looking at the name, not the developer’s history. So let us fill you in. (more…)

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Wacoon Jump Review

It’s clear that Wawa Land is trying to provide an equivalent of Mario on iOS, which gives the game some big shoes to fill. Fortunately, there is no lack of spirit in the game’s protagonist, and no lack of potential for the game for the game itself. In its current state, Wawa Land doesn’t fulfill all of its potential, but it makes respectable progress. (more…)

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BoxPlots Review

In BoxPlots, you control a cube that moves other cubes around. But that description and the name BoxPlots don’t do the game justice. It’s not until you start playing and see the adorable protagonist cube, hopping around the screen in thematic outfits, accompanied by music you might find in a trendy Apple commercial, that you begin to understand this game’s charm. (more…)

    Hotel Transylvania Dash Deluxe Review

    We all know about the ups and downs of games made to promote movies. Sometimes the game is terrible, sometimes it has nothing to do with the movie, and often, no matter how the game is, you feel a little dirty afterwards from all that marketing. We’re happy to report that Hotel Transylvania Dash hits all the right notes, and we don’t feel dirty saying so–even with all the swamp monsters. (more…)

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    Retrobot Review

    Every once in a while, a game comes along that we just want to love, but it has one or two parts that we can’t quite get over. Retrobot is one of those games: it has a charmingly humorous story chock full of videogame references, paired with unique comic book cut scenes. The controls and one bug in particular, however, stick out from these features like a sore thumb, and we hope they’re both fixed. (more…)