Sticky in Review – A Pun Would Be Too Easy…

When you look at the screen shots Sticky seems like it would be some sort of platformer, but it really plays out more like a unique castle defense game.  Whatever genre you wish to lump it into, the game is actually pretty fun.  Also, despite any outward appearances, it can get rather challenging as you progress through the levels.  Sticky certainly didn’t turn out to be the game I expected it would be, but I like how it turned out.  The best part is that between the 3 star reward levels in story mode and four levels in survival mode, there’s lots of goo slinging to keep you occupied. Continue reading…

Gears in Review – Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…

I’m sure many of you were like me and grew up with one of the greatest marble / ball rolling games ever, Marble Madness.  When I got my first iPod Touch there was no sign of Marble Madness, but I did pick up an interesting variant called HydroTilt.  This made me even more anxious for my childhood video game friend.  I’m still waiting for Marble Madness, but after spending some time with Gears that desire has been greatly subdued.  Granted Gears doesn’t have some of the features like enemies that are out to get you, but what it does have is quite an experience indeed.

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The Deskplorers Episode 1 in Review – Doodles Do More Than Just Jump

Have you ever wondered what doodles do when their creators walk away?  They don’t jump, that’s for sure (at least not in an infinite manner).  The come to life and go on exciting adventures throughout time – or at least that’s what The Deskplorers – Episode One: “Knights” would like you to believe.  This new series from Happy Blue Fish has a lot in common with such kids’ favorites as Dora The Explorer and Little Einsteins, which unfortunately includes a relatively short running time.  Still, I think they have a good thing going here, and for younger kids who are okay with repetitive things they could get quite a lot of use out of this game.

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Time Geeks: Find All! in Review – I Knew I Was A Geek

I think Where’s Waldo was probably the original hidden object game, except that you only had one object to find.  Since the developers labeled Time Geeks as a “seek & find” I was expecting something more like what you’d download from these bargain software internet web sites, but it turns out the game pays a nice homage to the spirit of Waldo instead.  In fact, I think it’s more fun than any Where’s Waldo type game I’ve played in the past.  Of course that could have a lot to do with the visuals, but that will come in due time.

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Tapper World Tour in Review – Serving booze can be almost as fun as drinking…

The moment I heard that Tapper World Tour was coming to the iOS, I was flooded with fond memories of my early days. And by “early” I do mean – about 3-4 years old. My dad built our first computer (I think it was some kind of Soviet Amiga clone or something) literally from scratch and I was lucky to be introduced to the IT world at such a young age. All of that is water under the bridge now, of course, but Tapper was one of the first games I laid my little hands on all those years ago. You can just imagine how the modern reboot of this famous franchise makes me feel…

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Tiny Wings in Review – I dreamed I could fly…

With all the major (hardcore) releases lately from big publishers, it’s easy to forget that not everybody looks for something that complicated in terms of gameplay on the iOS. While creating a runaway hit game that is wholeheartedly embraced by the masses is often difficult to achieve, the ones that do become a screaming success, like Doodle Jump or Cut the Rope. And almost out of the blue, a new star has risen on the horizon with the simple name – Tiny Wings.

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Zombies Ala Mode in Review – They Want More Than Just Braaaaains…

A lot of people loved the game Scoops, and while I did find it amusing in small bursts, I was never really a fan.  Then along came Crawlspace Games, developer of the quirky clown assault game Knife Toss, and mixed a dash of time management and a whole heapin’ helping of zombies into the mix.  The result is an interesting and quite challenging game called Zombies Ala Mode.  Don’t let its cute exterior fool you, it dishes out the difficulty in all kinds of flavors. Continue reading…

NBA JAM In Review – EA Is The Bus Driver & They’re Taking You To School!

For all you gamers who grew up during the ’90s, NBA JAM should be quite familiar to you (Boomshakalaka!). One of the most popular arcade titles to have ever been released, it was THE game to play back in the day, and now thanks to the folks at EA, it’s back with a vengeance on the iDevice.
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3Bot in Review – Q*Bert As A Cyborg

3bot is kind of like Q*Bert in a 3D world with a 50’s sci-fi twist to it.  The game is fun, and between the levels being timed and certain other restrictions on given levels, you’ll face quite a challenge to get every level perfect.  The visuals are neat, the audio is good and the controls are easy to execute (though not necessarily easy to master).  Now if I could just get my brain to think more quickly in 3D…

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