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My Little Restaurant in Review – Cooking With Gas!

My Little Restaurant and its format will be familiar to fans of time management games. It’s similar to games such as Diner Dash, Cooking Dash and Cake Mania. In My Little Restaurant, you are in charge of — yeah, you guessed it — a restaurant. As in similar games, your customers will arrive, you’ll take
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MarineBlue in Review – You’ll Feel Like You’re Drowning

MarineBlue is essentially a shoot-em-up game by developer IndieAn (makers of the hit game Heavy Mach 2 (TMA Review)). Your character is some kind of sea creature (your guess is as good as mine), and the idea is to tap the screen to shoot at other underwater beasties to stop them from reaching the bottom
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Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year in Review – Become a Real Estate Mogul!

Naturally, as an obsessive casual gamer I’ve played all the Build-A-Lot games on the PC. So imagine my delight when they came out on the iPhone! Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year is, as you may have guessed, the second title to be released on the iDevice. And jolly good it is too.
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U Connect in Review – Will you connect?

U Connect is a puzzle game and the premise is very simple. You’re presented with a series of dots, and you must connect them all to create an image, but without retracing your steps. At first, I thought it was going to be pretty dull, given the graphics aren’t exactly inspiring. However, as I progressed
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Wurd in Review – Way to Improve Your Vocabulary

The gameplay in Wurd couldn’t be simpler. You’re shown a word on the screen, and you have to decide whether it’s real or fake; by tapping either the word ‘real’ or the word ‘fake’. No rocket scientists required here. There are two elements to the ‘fakes’; some words are completely made up, whereas others are
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180 in review – Just Another Match 3 Game

Match 3 fans, meet Headcase Games’ 180, a title which claims to be a match ‘em style of game with a difference. True, it’s a little different – but Bejeweled it ain’t. In 180 you have a screen full of coloured coins and you must tap the empty area below a column to shoot the coin that
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Chocolate Shop Frenzy in Review – A Tasty Time Management Game

In Chocolate Shop Frenzy you must help Emma achieve her dream of becoming a chocolate shop owner. Emma’s just quit her marketing job and taken out a loan for the store. You’ve got to successfully run the shop for a year and make a profit in order to pay back the money. You’ll mainly be
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Abundante! In Review – Journey to the Jungle

For those of you that are getting fed up with match three games, you might want to look away now. Although in actual fact, developer 10tons’ Abundante! (also the publishers behind the amazing Azkend) is a match four game. Considerably different from other games of its type, Abundante! has you venturing deep into the jungle, and
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PAC-Match Party in Review – You’re Invited!

PAC-Match Party was released to commemorate PAC-MAN’s 30th birthday. It’s difficult to believe that the little guy has been around that long – since before I was born! Quite rightly, PAC-MAN is a legend and so it’s only right that he should have a party for his 30th birthday. And that’s what this game is.
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Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I in Review – A Super Puzzle Adventure

Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece is a puzzle adventure game. Simon Graham arrives at his grandmother’s house, only to find she’s been kidnapped. The only clues he has as to her disappearance are in the diary she left behind. Trouble is, everything is a puzzle! So you must help Simon to solve jigsaws, math
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iPhone 3G / 3GS Otterbox Defender case in Review – Pretty in pink

I’m a keen walker and camper, but I also love my iPhone, so finding a case which promised to fully protect my device is a must have. I mean, that is what an iDevice case is supposed to do, right? Well sure, there are fashionable, earthy ones like the Skydda TradDuo, but when you want
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Bloomies in Review – Build a Beautiful Garden Without Getting Dirty!

Bloomies is a game which is clearly aimed at fans of FarmVille and similar titles. It’s a real time simulation game centred around a garden. You must plant some greenery of your choice and look after it as you would a real plant – water it and watch it grow. Cultivate them carefully and they’ll
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Comparing 2 Camping Apps – No Clear Victor

As someone that goes camping regularly, this was a fun, not to mention useful, assignment for me. Armed with two camping Apps, I set forth into the UK countryside. The two apps in question are Sites UK and Campsites & Caravan Parks. The former is slightly more expensiveo. I’ve tested both Apps as thoroughly as
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Skydda TradDuo Case in Review – touching wood

Skydda’s wooden iPhone cases look stunning in photographs, but in the hand they are more impressive. They are high quality, very easy to fit onto your iPhone, and have great functionality. The TradDuo case comes in two parts. To fit the case, you slide one end of your phone into the case (as per the instructions),
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Dropozoid in Review – A Drop in the Ocean!

Dropozoid is a simple puzzle game. You’re presented with a grid, and within the grid are droplets of coloured liquid. The droplets are different colours and sizes and the aim of the game is to clear the board of drops. To do this, you must tap. Tap the largest types of droplets and they will
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How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury in Review – A High Flyer!

Based on the popular Dreamworks film, How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury has you taking to the skies. You play as Toothless, a firebreathing dragon and his friend Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t live up to the expectations of his family. Together, you’re about to embark on a thrilling adventure.
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OutDoors – GB National Parks OS Maps 1:50k in Review – Those Boots Were Made for Walking!

As a keen walker and camper, I was excited when I spotted OutDoors – GB National Parks OS Maps in the App Store. Although at first glance you may think it’s quite expensive ($24.99 US), when you add together how much it would have cost to buy the physical versions of all the maps included,
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3D Rollercoaster Rush New York in Review – One Hell of a Ride!

3D Rollercoaster Rush New York, as well as having a terribly long name, is a terribly good game. And I’m a poet… etc, etc. Anyway, it’s one of those games that is difficult to classify in terms of genre, but I’d say it’s a casual arcade type of game. Basically, it’s your job to guide
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3D Brick Breaker Revolution 2 – Nothing Revolutionary Here

The brick-breaking genre of game has been around for years… before I was born, in fact. Nevertheless, it remains a decent, if not overly exciting way to pass the time. The gameplay can’t be beaten for simplicity, but there are so many genres of casual game these days that the old classics have got to
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Babo Crash in Review – 21 Levels of Madness!

The App Store is certainly not short of Match 3 titles, and clearly Playbrains were perfectly aware of this when developing their latest title – Babo Crash. This is why they’ve attempted to make it different from every other game out there and give it something really special. On the one hand, gameplay wise they’ve
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WritePad in Review – Nothing to Write Home About

WritePad for the iPhone or iPod Touch is a text editing software App which allows you to ‘write’ using your finger or a stylus on your touchscreen, and it’s converted to text. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure why anyone would want to buy or use this App. It’s not responsive enough for use
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Goodreads in Review – Be A Bookworm, Any Time, Any Place!

For book lovers reading this, chances are you already know what Goodreads is. If not, it’s basically a social network for readers. According to their website, it’s the largest of its kind in the world, with in excess of 3 million members. The website allows you to become friends with people, recommend books, get recommendations,
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Gyrotate in Review – Finger Flicking Fun

Gyrotate is a puzzle game where you must match shapes – similar to PopCap’s Bejeweled 2. You still have a grid where you swap shapes around to match them, but in Gyrotate the clue is in the name. To match, you must rotate sections of the board so the pieces line up. For this reason,
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The Dog – Puppy Pets in Review: A Bit Ruff!

As a big dog lover, I was excited to get The Dog – Puppy Pets to review. I installed it to my iPhone and booted up. I was presented with five breeds of dog to choose from: Labrador, Beagle, Boxer, Yorkshire Terrier and German Shephard. I chose Labrador, named it and went on my way.
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Hottie Hookups in Review – Get Your Coat, You’ve Pulled!

From the team that brought Sally’s Spa and Sally’s Salon to the iDevice, Hottie Hookups is a time management game with a difference. You’re not waiting tables, styling anyone’s hair or cooking the dinner. No, you’re playing Cupid. You’re sent to the hottest clubs around the world in order to make sure the gorgeous people
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Pocket Chef in Review – Become a Master Chef!

Gameloft’s Pocket Chef is a 3D cooking game for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It’ll be very familiar to those who have played games like Cooking Mama, particularly if you’ve played it on the Nintendo DS. Feel free to discuss this review of Pocket Chef in our forums.
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Tumbledrop in Review – An Island Paradise

Tumbledrop is basically a game of physics. On entering a level, you’re presented with a variety of different shapes in formation. Somewhere in the formation will be a pink star. Your aim is to remove pieces from the screen by tapping them. This must result in the pink star landing safely on the island or
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PenguFlip in Review – Oodles of Cuteness, but…

Penguins seem to be a real hot property in the App Store – there are lots of games featuring those cute critters. The game in question here is called PenguFlip. The aim of the game is to get your penguin to fly as high as possible before crash-landing to earth. There, sadly, your penguin friend
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eBooks – Safe smut for the iPhone

For some time now, the App Store has been getting press due to the fact that there is no pornographic material on sale. Apps which manage to slip through, whether it be by pulling the wool over Apple’s eyes – or for some other reason – have been removed. I, however, may have the answer
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eBooks by Kobo in Review – sold!

For a long time, I was unconvinced when it came to ebooks. Having downloaded a couple, I found that trying to read them on my laptop screen was just a waste of time. I’d look at the words and my eyes would travel down the page, but I wouldn’t take a word of it in.
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Fishtropolis in Review – Throw it back and reel in another one.

Fishtropolis is a word game. You log in to the game (you can have five game slots in total, so if others in your household want to play, they can have their own account) and you’re then presented with a grid of letters, above which is a fish tank. The tank contains the fish corresponding
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Virus Laboratory in Review – It’s Certainly Catching!

Just when you think you’ve seen enough match 3 titles, one comes along that’s different enough to attract – and keep – your interest. Virus Laboratory is one such game. The principle is simple: you must match up touching ‘viruses’ on the game board in order to clear them. All the while, more viruses are
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Review: Make it or News Break it? Go for the Former

News Break should be an excellent app. Pulling all the popular sources together in one place and allowing you to read them even when you haven’t got an internet connection, it should make scouring the web for news a thing of the past. However, though it does do the job, it doesn’t do it particularly
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Trivial Pursuit in Review – A Classic Made Handheld

I’ll be honest, I probably never would have got EA’s Trivial Pursuit if I hadn’t downloaded it for free on a promotion. However, I have to say that having spent some time with this classic trivia game, it is a fantastic App Store offering that will be staying on my iPhone for a long time
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WhatsApp Messenger in Review – fab for iPhone friends!

WhatsApp Messenger was one of the first apps I purchased when I got my iPhone. Given how my iPhone tariff doesn’t have as many text messages included as my previous one (500 as opposed to 1,000), I thought it would be a good idea to research ways to contact my friends and family without exceeding
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