An Alien With A Magnet in Review – The Developer Sure Can Attract Some Fun

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Gamers are always clamouring for that next big thing that they’ve never played before.  I would hope that at least once in a while something new would come along, but I don’t hold my breath for it.  Instead, my main concern is that developers focus on ways to take the styles of game play that we have grown to love and make them even more interesting.  Personally I feel Rejected Games has done just that with An Alien with a Magnet.  I find myself loading it up even when I had the intention of playing something completely different, simply because I want to take it for another spin.  You might almost say it has a magnetic quality about it.  But we don’t go for those bad puns around here.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [July 29 - August 4]

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Last week was another really solid week for good iOS game releases.  Spacetower is a new entry in the tower stacking genre, but its space oriented theme is the least of its different features.  The big innovation is that you can directly control each section of the tower, landing it like if you were playing a lunar lander style game.  If the idea of a platformer where the levels are generated based off of your music library seems cool but SongRush just didn’t quite do it for you, maybe you should try Pitch Jumper instead.  The main character looks like it came out of the cast of creatures from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and unlike SongRush, you can’t die in Pitch Jumper.  So you like cute aliens but prefer a bit more action?  The creature with the cat is back in Monster Shooter 2: Back to Earth, a sequel that so far in my opinion surpasses the first.
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