It Came from Space. Deep Space. Gamezebo’s review for Tales from Deep Space outlines a puzzle game that’s thoroughly enjoyable.
I quite enjoyed my time with Tales from Deep Space and surmise you will, too. It’s a colorful and easily digestible collection of engaging character-swapping puzzles with heart, and if you’re looking for a few hours of fun on the go, you can’t go wrong here.
You might not think a game about moving sheep would be a blast, but you’d be wrong. From Pocket Gamer’s 8 out of 10 review:
Divide by Sheep is a game about plonking sheep on rafts. Not willy-nilly though – that would be mental. Instead you’re herding set numbers of the farm animals off to safety.
At least that’s what you’re supposed to be doing. In practice it’s a lot tougher than it sounds. And it involves maths. And, more often than not, murdering some of your flock so you can get the right amount onto the boats.
Telltale’s Tales from the Borderland continues to be great, according to Gamezebo’s review for episode 3.
Overall, Tales From The Borderlands Episode 3 continues the excellent Borderlands-based adventure through new territory. I just wish Telltale Games released them closer together so I could enjoy the cohesive story even more.
148Apps has reviewed Gameloft’s latest Clash of Clans-alike and has found it mostly enjoyable, but little lacking in fresh ideas. From the 3.5 out of 5 star review:
Building your kingdom is a fairly typical process though, and a lot of the time you’re going to be waiting for timers to complete and cursing the fact that so much depends on resources. Sure it’s satisfying to get stronger and stronger, but the format is feeling a little tired now.
Turns out Square Enix was serious about bringing the bulk of the Dragon Quest series to mobile. The latest is quite excellent, says Pocket Gamer, in their 8 out of 10 review:
Dragon Quest VI is full of flaws. But it’s also full of charm and appeal. Fans of old-school JRPG’s will already have snapped this up. For the rest of us who might have a passing interest, the charm and appeal are just enough to push you through the grueling grind.
Touch Arcade has reviewed the ragdoll physics game Piloteer and found it to be downright incredible. From their 5 out of 5 star review:
Piloteer [$2.99], the latest “P”-titled game from Fixpoint Productions, seeks to recapture that feeling and shrink it down into a mobile-friendly package. And, I’m happy to report, it pulls it off. It’s absurdly challenging, but incredibly fun once you get the hang of it. Except there’s a good chance you won’t ever fully “get the hang of it”, but don’t worry–that’s actually part of the fun.
According to Touch Arcade’s review, Sonic Runners is fun enough, but aggressive panhandling for in-app purchases really puts a damper on the experience.
The core of Sonic Runners is fine. This game could turn around in the future, because the actual gameplay is fun. They just need to pull back on how utterly aggressive and pushy the current monetization is.
Ragdoll physics game Piloteer is all about learning to fly with a jetpack — an activity humankind was never meant to undertake. PC Magazine says it’s a fun undertaking, even if it’s painful-looking at times (humans should not bend that way).
Amazon doesn’t rest on its laurels. In addition to delivering diapers promptly to my doorstep, it also makes mobile games. And 148Apps thinks its Tales from Deep Space is pretty good. From the 4 out of 5 star review:
At times, Tales From Deep Space can feel a little more clunky than it should, and it’s a little slow building, but it’s a mostly fun and thoughtful puzzle game. While experienced gamers will have played something similar, they should still be pretty happy to give it another shot. Tales From Deep Space has a lot of charm going for it.
Her Story is a unique game about navigating a police database and watching a witness’s testimony. 148Apps liked it quite a bit, giving it 4 out of 5 stars. From the review:
Hannah’s husband has gone missing and it is up to you to uncover the truth by sifting through the remnants of “her story.” The gameplay is super simple: just enter a word into the search bar and up to five videos will be displayed. I found it useful to take notes of words to search during the videos, then I ended up with 6 pages of notes that if read back look like the scrawlings of a madman. Each video has a time stamp so if you feel particularly enterprising you can figure out the order of every clip. There’s also an amusing minigame hidden in the Trash folder that harkens back to old Windows freeware like Mine Sweeper.
Do you like Peggle and want to play more games like Peggle? Then go ahead and download Riff the Robot. It’s like Peggle, but a little more complex. From 148Apps’s review:
Each level looks a lot like Peggle with your aim being to fling Riff the robot up through the air, taking out the various marbles around him. You use a catapult to propel him but it’s not just a matter of sitting back and watching things unfold. Riff has thrusters that you can activate by tapping left or right on the screen, thereby allowing you to send him in different directions. It’s a fun mechanic that ensures you feel regularly involved and in control.
Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble is all about sneaking into places, stealing stuff, and sneaking out before anyone’s the wiser. From Touch Arcade’s 4 out of 5 star review:
If you’re looking for another stealth game, Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble deserves a second look. It may not be in the running for most the memorable franchise in town, but it gets the job done for those of you who desire puzzle-oriented gameplay over non-stop action.
Sonic Runners is finally going worldwide, and Gamezebo has a review of the Blue Blur’s 2D endless running title.
The final result is frantic, polished gameplay similar to what Sonic Dash fans fell in love with, as well as a more classically Sonic, platformer-inspired experience that old school players pined for. Sonic Runners should be the game of choice for retro Sonic fans, as well as anyone who enjoys go, go, go, going fast.
Letter Tale is a game that looks great on paper (and in screenshots) but doesn’t quite live up to the same standard when it comes to gameplay. From the Gamezebo review, which scored it 3 out of 5 star:
Because levels are fairly short, you’ll typically have one large challenge—like chopping down a tree to form a bridge or feeding a warthog so he’ll move out of the way—and otherwise mostly a lot of walking and jumping. The lack of any sort of time limit or fail state—if Ari misses a jump or is spotted by a wolf sentry, he resets to his last safe location—creates a relaxed, stress-free exploration experience.
The third episode of Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands game is set to launch on Thursday, and IGN says it’s the best episode yet. From the 9.0 review:
Tales From the Borderlands Episode 3: Catch a Ride contains some of the funniest scenes Telltale has ever written. It sets up its fantastic characters, both familiar and completely new, in a handful of tense situations, and the chess board of Rhys, Fiona, and company’s long con expands to a galactic level to present tough choices, satisfying outcomes, and compelling mysteries throughout the course of this two-hour chapter.
Gamezebo reviewed Flo’s latest mad dash, and has plenty of good things to say about this flavorful dish.
As you can see, things very rapidly roll out of hand in Cooking Dash 2016, but with crisp visuals, snappy and responsive gameplay mechanics, and even with a frustrating (almost) need for IAPs, the game holds up very well as a challenging and fun puzzle game.
Fallout Shelter is gobbling up all the money on the App Store at the moment, so 148Apps has given it the review treatment. From their 4 out of 5 star review:
Fallout Shelter feels like new twist on management sims, wrapped up in a well-realized and adorably rendered universe. It’s not perfect, but its free-to-play approach is commendable and helps make it worth sticking around for.
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