Candymeleon HD in Review – Chameleons Like Candy Too

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My first thought in regards to CandyMeleon was “oh great, another one of those games”.  You know, the ones where you have to feed a cute character candy all day long?  Sure enough it is, but at least there is no rope cutting or fan blowing or gadget positioning of any kind.  In fact, this really isn’t any sort of physics game at all.  Instead it’s a good old fashioned arcade game where you have to grab the good stuff, avoid the bad stuff and last as long as you can.  It’s also quite addictive once you get into it.  There’s no brain power required here, and it’s a nice change of pace when it comes to games about consuming sweets.

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Yesterday in Review – Today or Tomorrow, What A Game

These days it seems like when you visit a web site dedicated to “adventure” games they’re talking about the latest hidden object game from Big Fish or the newest FPS from whomever.  When I was growing up, however, adventure games were a lot more special.  They were about stories and talking to interesting characters.  There were interesting settings, and several sometimes mind boggling puzzles.  It’s clear that the developers of Yesterday grew up in that same era, or at least have done their research.  I also thank BulkyPix for helping bring this tale to my iPad screen.

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Kung Fu Rabbit in Review – No Sharp, Pointy Teeth, But Still…

Well, BulkyPix has managed to publish another extremely addictive action platform game with Kung Fu Rabbit.  Of course the fact that the protagonist is an oddly shaped rabbit wielding a deadly blade is beside the point.  It also doesn’t hurt that no matter how many times you fail a level there’s this bizarre draw to give it one more try.  For various reasons I’ll choose not to disclose I’m not nearly as far in this game as I’d like by now, but it hasn’t deterred me one bit from playing, and in fact is probably the reason I’ve stuck with it so long. Continue reading…

Jazz: Trump’s Journey in Review – Blow Your Own Horn

There was a time where it seemed like developers weren’t interested in making platform games for iOS devices, or the ones that were available weren’t that great.  Now we’re not only seeing a steady influx in this genre, but many of them are of a quality that’s on par with or even surpasses console games.  Such is the case with JAZZ: Trump’s journey.  Not only is it graphically in line with many console favorites, but the level design is quite intriguing and the difficulty makes me think the developers might have been Mega Man fans!  Overall the game has been quite entertaining so far. Continue reading…

Corpse Granny in Review – Night of the living grannies

My wife and I have recently developed a strong passion for all kinds of horror flicks. The recent couple off weekends were devoted almost completely to various zombiexploitation movies, from the classic Night of the Living Dead to Welcome to Zombieland. What could be better than watching a heap of zombies snack on helpless victims, right? I guess it’s time to see them burn! Well thanks to Corpse Granny you can take matters into your own hands and bring righteous flames to the shambling undead.

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GRave Defense HD in Review – A puzzle hidden underneath hordes of undead

Zombies and other types of undead have been among some of the more popular themes in all areas of pop-culture in the recent years – and the App Store is definitely no exception. There are scores of zombie games in all genres – from line drawing to action shooters, and card games to tower defense. Speaking of the latter, it has just been augmented by Bulkypix’s GRave Defense HD.

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Crazy Escape in Review – Penguins and Sheep? Apparently…

I think Crazy Escape is an extremely appropriate name for this latest puzzle game from Bulkypix.  Thankfully, crazy isn’t always a bad thing.  Your quest to help two penguins rescue a bunch of sheep will take you through some pretty zany shenanigans, and I wouldn’t expect you to get through the game without chuckling a time or two at least.  It’s nice to know that the line drawing technique can be used for things besides simple war games and millions of Harbor Master clones.

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Another World – 20th Anniversary in Review – Just go through the looking glass, Alice!

It’s hard to imagine modern video games without the polygons. Building blocks of almost all 3D graphics engines, they are everpresent in the industry. But not many people know that one of the first games to use them was the legendary Another World on the Amiga back in 1991. Revolutionary in both graphics and gameplay approach it has sold over a million copies and been ported to many platforms. And now 20 years later a re-mastered edition has found its way to the App Store: Another World – 20th Anniversary.

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Anooki Jump in Review – Yes, We Do Need Another Jumping Game

Every time I start up a new “infinite jump” game, the first thing I ask myself is “do we really need another infinite jump game?”  Unfortunately, by and large the answer to that question ends up being no.  Thankfully, however, there are times where a game manages to elude the negative response to the aforementioned query, and Anooki Jump is one such game.  The developers of Anooki Jump have managed to turn simplicity into art, and in the process made an extremely entertaining game as well.  Move over Doodle Jump, Anooki is the infinite jumper for me. Continue reading…

Last King of Africa 2 in Review – In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the panther sleeps tonight…

In the jungle, a lone young woman is driving for her life in a truck with a panther in the back. If you think this is the start of the latest Animal Planet documentary, you couldn’t be more wrong. This is part two of the adaptation of the classic Benoit Sokal adventure – Paradise aka Last King of Africa (TMA Review). On to Maurania once again!

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