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Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Grim Fandango Remastered Review: A Masterpiece

The game came out earlier this month, but Touch Arcade has just reviewed it. And like everyone else on the planet who enjoys good games, they love it. From the 5 out of 5 star review:

Grim Fandango at it’s heart and soul is about the story, and it is an amazing one. Even if you leave the awesome developer commentary off, you can tell that talented people poured their blood sweat and tears into it. For someone completely brand new to this game, you might need some patience and at times possibly an online walkthrough to help through the tougher spots. But remember, its not the toughest game, after all you can’t die in the land of the dead. If you ever thought of playing an adventure game, this is the rosetta stone that has been out of print for too long, go get it!

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via 148Apps:

Cooking Mama Let’s Cook Review: Needs More Meat

Cooking Mama games are all about perfectly executing a variety of dishes. From 148Apps’s lukewarm review of the latest installment in the series:

If you’re a fan of Mama, Cooking Mama Let’s Cook is a decent approximation of the DS versions. It’s nowhere close to a replacement, though. However, if you’re new to the series it’s a reasonably good place to start with no financial risk whatsoever.

Via 148Apps

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

The Top Spot Review: Not So Hot

The minimalist puzzle game The Top Spot is out, and Pocket Gamer has a review. They’re not huge fans. From the review:

The developer of The Top Spot has clearly put a great deal of thought into making a simple game. The trouble is, this has been achieved to the exclusion of a great deal of fun.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

The Last Warlock Review: Don’t Let it Pass You By

Touch Arcade has a lot of nice things to say about The Last Warlock, a turn-based strategy game that adds tons of new ideas to the genre.

The game offers you the tools to come up with your own strategy, and the odds are pretty good your ideas are going to be at least a little different from anyone else’s. Is it balanced? Well, probably not, but it doesn’t matter too much because it’s terribly fun.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via 148Apps:

Mr. Muscle Review: Decent for a Quickie

If you like one-touch games and olde timey muscular men with mustaches, you’ll probably dig Mr. Muscle. 148Apps gave it a try and came away mostly pleased. From the 4 out of 5 star review:

Mr. Muscle is a straightforward one-tap game where the goal is to last as long as possible. Sound familiar? In this instance, a bar bounces back and forth across the screen – and by extension, across a dotted line. When you tap the screen, the moving bar will split across that dotted line and each section will be absorbed into the weight on their respective sides. If you tap in the center this isn’t really a problem, but if you aren’t careful you can thrown the titular weightlifter out of balance.

Via 148Apps

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Sword of Xolan Review: Pixelriffic

148Apps has taken Sword of Xolan for a swing and came away quite pleased. From their 4 out of 5 star review:

Sword of Xolan follows a similar structure to other mobile platformers from developers like Ravenous Games. It’s broken up into two different modes – Adventure and Challenge – with the former itself being broken up into three acts. And each act is made up of several platforming levels and a final boss fight. You can simply blitz through everything in a rush to the end, but stages are really meant to be replayed.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Lara Croft: Relic Run Review – Pretty but Lacking

The latest Temple Run-like game stars the Tomb Raider herself. Pocket Gamer weighs in on its pros and cons in their 5 out of 10 review:

Almost all of the cool things you “do” inLara Croft: Relic Run you’re not really actually doing. You’ll flip and dive and roll, leap onto planes and dive out of the way of the munching jaws of a T-Rex, but it’s pretty much all cut scenes.

And sure, it looks nice, but it fails to detract from the fact that you’re just playing another three-lane endless runner.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Crazy Kings Review: Mildly Unruly

Pocket Gamer’s review of the tower defense game Crazy Kings notes that the app plays it safe by adding few new concepts. This is either good or bad depending on your view of tower defense titles.

Crazy Kings is symptomatic of the iteration culture on the App Store. It’s a little step forward, and if you like tower defence games you’ll probably lap it up. If you don’t, it’s just more of the same.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via AppSpy:

Sword of Xolan Video Review: Tasty Titbits of Gameplay

AppSpy’s video review of the retro-style sword-swinging platformer Sword of Xolan praises the game for its precise controls and hearty character, though the overall experience is reportedly a wee bit short.

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Til Morning’s Light Review: Amazon Cometh

Amazon is now bringing its games to iOS, and its latest release, from developer Wayforward Games, is Til Morning’s Light, a mystery game that’s reportedly not bad but not great. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:

There are times when this feels sort of like a My First Resident Evil game. The puzzles aren’t particularly macabre, but they involve finding the right keys for the right doors, sliding blocks around, and combining items together.

And it’s a perfectly pleasant experience. There’s quite a lot of wandering around, but everything you need to find is highlighted in the gloom of the mansion, and the puzzles are never at point-and-click levels of obscurity.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Heroes and Castles 2 Review: Good Game, Wrong Platform

Heroes and Castles 2 is a console-sized game squeezed down to a mobile platform. So it’s good, but it doesn’t quite fit, exactly. That’s according to Touch Arcade, whose 4 out of 5 star review says:

If you’re the kind of person who is willing to make sacrifices for console-style gaming on mobile, and doesn’t care if a game is a particularly good fit for mobile, then you’ll enjoy Heroes and Castles 2. If you need something that can be enjoyed in short bursts or can be dropped at a moment’s notice, if a lack of commitment is a feature not a bug for you, then I’d probably stay away from this. But please, whatever you do: play this on your iPad or whatever you’d consider your secondary device compared to the phone you use. You’ll enjoy the proceedings a lot more.

Via Touch Arcade

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Reviews via Gamezebo:

Digit & Dash Review: Ratcheting Up the Excitement

From Insomniac Games, the makers of Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive comes Digit & Dash, a mobile game that’s quite fun, according to Gamezebo’s review.

Overall, Digit & Dash is a solid, challenging, reflex-based game that is sure to challenge players of all experience levels. It’s just difficult enough to keep me from blazing through it, but it provides some nice safety nets that catch you not too far from your fall when you fail. And you will fail.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

KANO Review: Volcanic Fun

Do you enjoy bouncing on the tops of active volcanos? If so, you’ll love KANO, a game that lets you do just that. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

KANO is, quite simply, an extremely well-made game. The colors are vibrant, the style is impressive, and the sound effects have real impact. I mean actual impact. The noise you’ll hear when you manage to land a bounce dead-center quickly becomes a short-term goal for every single spin. It’s practically Pavlovian.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Gamezebo:

SpongeBob’s Game Frenzy Review: Micro-Game Madness

The latest in a loooooooong line of SpongeBob games to hit the App Store, SpongeBob’s Game Frenzy is a WarioWare-like title that’s full of micro-games. From Gamezebo’s 4 out of 5 star review:

This is exactly the sort of game I could see myself playing with my friends, back when I was nine; sitting around the living room, watching everyone try to get the farthest without messing up. I would have had a blast with SpongeBob Game Frenzy, and as it stands, grown-up me had a bit of fun with the game too.

Just don’t expect me to start watching the show. I had the game muted in a matter of minutes. There’s no way I could make it through a full episode listening to these characters speak.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Tofu Hunter Review: Shallow Fun

Now 148Apps has rung in with its opinion on the game that has you hunt tofu instead of wildlife. Turns out they like it pretty well. From their 3.5 out of 5 star review:

There’s a fairly aggressive energy system in place that slows your progress, but really, Tofu Hunter isn’t a game to play for a long time anyhow. It’s a form of brief entertainment and stress relief, rather than anything to think too deeply about. For that reason it’s fine, if eventually forgettable.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Nitro Nation Online Review: Fast Lane to Addiction

If you like racing games and don’t mind a grind — albeit an addictive one — this is a game you’ll want to check out. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:

Nitro Nation is designed to make you into a slobbering addict, and it does it very well. It’s almost dangerously simple to pick up and play, and that desire to shave seconds off your time becomes habit-forming in a few plays.

It’s not a racing game. It’s barely even a game at all, if you’re going to be really critical. But it still manages to bite-sized slices of fun and thrills, and sometimes that’s all you want.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Ire: Blood Memory Review: Hardcore Free-to-Play

Ire: Blood Memory is an action RPG that offers a pretty hardcore challenge, despite being free-to-play. Touch Arcade’s review praises it highly for its depth of content and gratifying battle system.

While there are issues with the menus, guides, and the occasional technical hiccups, this game is definitely a refreshing addition to the App Store and a game made for those who would call themselves “hardcore gamers.”

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Tofu Hunter: Not Enough Meat

If you’re in the mood for a hunting game but don’t want to hurt virtual animals, try this game, which has you hunt virtual tofu. From Pocket Gamer’s 6 out of 10 review:

The shooting here is perfectly solid, but as you get to the later levels you’ll find yourself having to pump tofu blocks full of ridiculous numbers of bullets to take them down.

Obviously you can upgrade your weapons, but it takes a decent amount of grind, and some waiting, if you don’t want to spend.

This isn’t the best Adult Swim game on the App Store, but it has its moments. And you don’t have to spend anything to give it a try.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via 148Apps:

Fragger 2 Review: Frag Harder

The original Fragger was a grenade-tossing blast. The sequel is out now, and 148Apps finds it not quite up to the level of the original, which released five years ago, by the way. From the review:

If I have one primary complaint with Fragger 2, it’s that it doesn’t use its most interesting features often enough. Gravity puzzles are usually a one or two-step process, and the propelled explosives are usually just there to say “hey, you see that guy who seems impossible to hit? Use this.” Also, for a physics-based game itseems awfully contrived how levels have very specific solutions that don’t really allow for much experimentation.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Gamezebo:

Smurfs’ Village and the Magical Meadow Review: Smurfs Tapped out

If you’ve been paying attention to iOS gaming for a while you may remember the hullabaloo around the original Smurf Village game, in which kids bankrupted their parents by buying endless amounts of Smurf Berries. That game now has a town-building sequel. From Gamezebo’s 3.5 out of 5 star review:

Smurfs’ Village and the Magical Meadow doesn’t offer the massive amount of content you might find in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, nor does it have the same level of humor or charm (though the Smurfs do have some amusing interactions in the aforementioned cinema scenes). Still, if you’re a fan of the franchise, or you have a youngster who loves the little blue gnomes, playing Magical Meadow is certainly preferable to, say, having tea and crumpets with Gargamel.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Snake Rewind Review: Sssssort of a Letdown

The classic game Snake has been updated for mobile with Snake Rewind. However, according to 148Apps’ review of the game, Snake probably should have stayed in the past.

What doesn’t work so well for Snake Rewind is its control scheme. There’s a choice of swipes or taps but neither entirely succeeds, causing you to make mistakes that aren’t your fault. This is what’s going to ensure that Snake Rewind isn’t a game that’s quite as wonderfully nostalgic as you were hoping.

Via 148Apps

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