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 explode in four directions, and the droplets expelled from this will make the drops they hit one size bigger. If you tap a droplet that is not fully formed, it will grow one size bigger. The idea is to clear the board in a certain number of moves – preferably as few as possible. The more combinations you score, the more ‘taps’ are added to your score. When you run out of ‘taps,’ it’s Game Over.

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Price Drop: Auditorium – the magically beautiful puzzle game now FREE

It must be Spring fever – games are dropping in price like no tomorrow to free. Just in – Auditorium by Electronic Arts has also been set FREE! I reviewed the game back when it first released and was completely captivated by the amazing experience, second to none on the iPhone. It is the ultimate relaxation game and has been my absolute favourite puzzle game since. Enough said – get it now!

Auditorium Electronic Arts, Auditorium (TMA Review) – Free

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Saving Private Sheep in Review – He’d better be worth saving!

One of the truly great things about the AppStore model is the fact that it allows for small indie developers to truly shine. A few years ago, one such teams made an original Flash game based around safely transporting an object to the surface by destroying the supporting structures. Since then, the idea has found many implementations, e.g. Tiki TotemsTumbledrop (TMA Review). Today we’ll take a look at another one – Saving Private Sheep by BulkyPix – a humorous reiteration of the same concept.

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Rafter In Review – Difficult Da Vinci themed perplexing puzzler!

Oh puzzle games: you bring so much amusement and enjoyment to our lives and yet, you also seem to always bring plenty of heartbreak and annoyance. This is how I have always felt about puzzle games.  My love/hate relationship with them has gone on for many years across many platforms.  In the end no matter how mad or frustrated I get, I always go back. It’s an addiction. Luckily for me, I just found my latest fix with Emantras’ latest release, Rafter, a puzzle game designed around the central theme of Leonardo Da Vinci. Feel free to discuss this review of Rafter in our forums.

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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 done a great job, but there are some features which could be added in which would make it so much better. Feel free to discuss this review of Babo Crash in our forums.

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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, the gameplay mechanic isn’t quite as fast-paced and you must be more accurate with your moves in order to get the tiles where you need them to be. Unlike Bejeweled though, you must match four or more tiles in Gyrotate. Feel free to discuss this review of Gyrotate in our forums.

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Nintaii2 In Review – Sticking My Block In A Hole: The Sequel

Last summer I had a chance to review one of my favorite flash-turned-iDevice-games, Nintaii, a very addictive puzzle game from developer Concrete Software. As anyone who’s read my previous reviews knows, I am addicted to “pick up and play” titles and that’s exactly what it is. Coming back now with a sequel to their wildly popular Nintaii, Nintaii2 is Concrete Software’s attempt at making a good game great. Feel free to discuss this review of Nintaii2 in our forums.

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Mikks in Review – Colour trap!

Falling block puzzle games like Tetris caused me to buy my first Gameboy. The simplicity and frustration of fitting things in where they can’t possibly fit is instant elation. Mikks doesn’t rest on the same ol’ Tetris mechanic; it both expands and deflates the idea: blocks fall, but not in compound shapes. They come singly, and quickly, and rather than frantically finding a niche for each, you have to perform a different magic: coaxing them to change their colours.

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Across Age in Review – It’s time to go Back to the FUTURE!

The amount of anime-style RPG games already on the AppStore (as well as those on their way) is simply startling. Among the scores of such titles, gems are rare and it is getting increasingly more difficult to get noticed. FDG Entertainment however thinks they have the key – cooperation and time-travelling. Is it enough to put Across Age ™ apart from the crowd? Let’s find out!

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Dizzy Drops™ in Review – The rain in Spain, stays mainly on the plain?

No one knows me as a puzzle challenger. Rather, I get dubbed slow and dull by my best of friends; at the worst, the nicknames sting. Despite that, I enjoy a good challenge. Dizzy Drops is that sort of challenge – it’s the sort of mad-finger flicking game that reminds me of crazy non-video arcade games in the past: bop the weasel, two hand splat – that sort which is full of physical action. Scale things down and this finger-crosser of a game will have you sweatin’.

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