Reviews & Articles

ReviewCube Connect

June 21, 2013
Logical puzzle game on steroids
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Cube Connect is one of those logical puzzle games but on steroids. The game’s goal is to group two or more matching cubes together over a series of increasingly challenging 25 levels. The player can avoid getting trapped by making sure no odd cube is left over.

ReviewHeist and Run

June 14, 2013
Fun, free racing game
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Heist and Run is a lightning-fast casual 3-D racing extravaganza of a game. You are put in a role of car driver navigating across three lanes of traffic with cops after you.

ReviewMasters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion

June 8, 2013
How refreshing ... actual detective work
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone

Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion is a hidden object/puzzle game wrapped in a police procedural. As the title would lead you to believe, it’s a murder set in the fashion industry. You will play the new detective at the department, Miss Chase. I was a little put off at first by the introduction and the very rude boss of our character, but things settled more into the groove as it moved along, and the new boss got less rude.

ReviewSpirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch

May 23, 2013
An all-girl mystery-solving gang
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone

Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch is a hidden-object/puzzle game, but with a lot more story than you usually get on this type of game, especially for an iPhone version.

ReviewFinal Fantasy Dimensions

May 20, 2013
A fun, though one-dimensional game
by: Psychphan available on: Mobile Devices

I loved the old SNES Final Fantasy games. In many ways, they set the standard of what the system could do visually, fun though grindish gameplay and the tone for what is now considered “standard” trope usage for storytelling. Back then, it felt fresh and unique. And it was because new ground was being covered and created. So fast forward from the early 1990s to today and Square-Enix has released Final Fantasy Dimensions on the Google Play Store and iTunes. Is a game that is a throwback to yesteryear worth either a $20 or $40 admission fee? The short answer is “no.” The long answer is “it’s complicated.”

ReviewSpace Shuffle Extreme

May 11, 2013
Fun space fighting
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Space Shuffle Extreme is one of those arcade gems that are a must-have.

ReviewFlick Cricket HD

April 23, 2013
Precursor to baseball on your iPhone
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone
Flick Cricket HD allows one to experience all the fun cricket offers. For those not familiar with cricket, it is a game that influenced the development of baseball.

ReviewAlien Egg Pet Zombies

April 16, 2013
Save the pet or not?
by: Asterix available on: Mobile Devices

Alien Egg Pet Zombies is one of those crazy games that can be described as air bubble popping in your hands.

ReviewPenguin vs. Yeti Gold Edition

April 9, 2013
A must-have racing game
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Penguin versus Yeti Gold Edition is an iOS port of an award-winning Windows game in which players control a snowboard-riding Penguin. The game is reminiscent of an old school side-scrolling game with an added twist — it is also a racing game.

ReviewBorn to be Rich Slot Machine

April 2, 2013
Casino simulation at your fingertips
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Born to be Rich Slot Machine is a free casino simulation in which the player plays a variety of slot machines. The game literally puts Vegas in one’s palm through polished HD graphics, sounds effects and realistic models of a slot machine, making for a challenging but fun experience.

ReviewRasta Slots

March 23, 2013
Free casino game with great music
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Rasta Slots is a neat slot machine simulator game with a reggae theme for the iOS. The game offers built-in reggae music with more than 20 downloadable tracks that you can import to your iTunes library or play in the app.

ReviewEpic Adventures: La Jangada

March 17, 2013
It draws you in
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone

Epic Adventures: La Jangada is a hidden object/puzzle game. In this case, I played it on the iPhone.

ReviewThe Night Flier: Seasons

March 5, 2013
Keep the bat moving, and enjoy the fun
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

The Night Flier: Seasons is a fun iOS/Android game in which the player flies a bat in a scroller-type arcade game. The controls are very intuitive: The player taps and holds a finger to the screen to ascend and descends the bat. The objective is to keep moving the bat over the rooftops and avoid various obstacles, pop air-balloons, and eat midges to increase the bat's health. The levels gradually increase in difficulty.

ReviewBlackjack 21+

February 27, 2013
Gambling fun that costs nothing
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Blackjack 21+ is a fantastic single and multiplayer blackjack game that allows three blackjack hands to be played simultaneously on one table. In Blackjack 21+ the casino famous card game of blackjack has been re-created entirely within intuitive gameplay with all the standard blackjack features (doubling down, splitting pairs, taking insurance, etc.). The game allows players to save their gameplay statistics for both review and bragging rights

ReviewPenny Arcade

February 7, 2013
Arcade game worth having
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone
Penny Arcade is an insanely fun game that reminds me of some of my favorite old-school 1980s arcade hits. The goal in this single-player game is to collect yellow coins (worth 10 points) by capturing them as they fall down in a nicely done gravitational simulation. If a yellow coin is not caught, five points is deducted from the player’s score. It is important to note that red coins are to be avoided as capturing them eliminates the player lives.

ReviewFlick The Fish

February 3, 2013
Fun fish arcade action
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Flick The Fish is a catchy arcade game that tests the player in how many fish he or she can catch within a 60-second period. The act of catching fish is intuitive and involves swiping the finger over fish that jump out of the ocean. The trick is to catch only certain fish as the wrong types eliminate various combos accumulated in the adventure.

ReviewKick the Politician

December 4, 2012
A simple stress reliever
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Kick the Politician is one of the most unique games that I have come across in a while to help kill time. The whole point behind the game is to destress by allowing the player to take out his or her frustration at the following world leaders: Barack Obama; Mitt Romney; George Bush; Osama Bin Laden; Saddam Hussein; Sarah Palin; Adolph Hitler; George Osborne; Margaret Thatcher; or Tony Blair.

ReviewBubblien Attack

December 2, 2012
Addictive bubbly fun
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Bubblien Attack is an insanely addictive and fun single-player 2-D game in which you launch bubbles at falling bubbles thus bursting them clearing various levels all the while racking up tons of points. The game uses the accelerometer-based controls that results in intuitive controls, fun gameplay and smooth animation.

ReviewAggro Cubes

November 28, 2012
Fun physics-based game-changer
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone
Over the years we have seen several great game concepts employing physics simulators on the iOS. Such simulations offer fun and addictive gameplay. Unfortunately the idea of catapulting became a bit overdone with little thought given to evolving the physics simulation design. Aggro Cubes is a game-changer in this regard as it uses a novel physics-based game concept of forcing stacked red cubes to fall by collapsing structures.

ReviewSinister City: Vampire Adventure

November 25, 2012
Nina lied? Say it isn’t so ...
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone, iPad

Sinister City: Vampire Adventure is a hidden-object/puzzle game. I played the iPhone version. The introduction to the game is a man holding a candelabra telling you that he’s just finished his movie, “Count Dracula’s Treasure” and this is about the young couple, John and Nina. In a slight twist on the usual setup for these games, Nina is the one that’s missing, and you’re playing John. These games are usually, in my experience, aimed at the casual female gamer, so you usually play a female character.

ReviewTetris

November 22, 2012
Haunted by falling pieces
by: Psychphan available on: iPod and iPhone

I am not a huge fan of Tetris. It never made any sense to me. I mean, how interesting is it to make lines of four? Usually, I lose interest in the game after about five or so minutes of play. I would rather sit down and play a puzzle game focusing on climbing a tower than matching. This makes it all the more surprising that I like Tetris on my iPod Touch.

ReviewLost Souls: Enchanted Paintings

November 14, 2012
Lost in a painted mystery
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone

Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings is a missing child story with fantasy/magical elements. You’ve just moved into a new house with your young son. He loves this mysterious painting and wants it in his room. In the middle of the night you find him missing, and his picture is in the frame of that mysterious painting now.

ReviewTales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix

November 5, 2012
Still looking for dragons
by: Alladania available on: iPod and iPhone

Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix is a hidden-object game. You are Mina Lockheart. Your beloved grandmother has died and left a mystery behind for you. You’ll solve this mystery through a combination of puzzles and hidden-object challenges.

ReviewThe Agiliste

October 26, 2012
Intriguing crime-solving game
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Enter the intriguing crime-solving game in which you play as Claire Denali, a former industrial spy. The Agiliste is a game in which the player is tasked in solving crime cases within a point-and-click interface intertwined with fight scenes and beautifully rendered 3-D videos that tell the story as it progresses.

ReviewPhoenix Bird

October 19, 2012
Beautiful locations for free
by: Asterix available on: iPod and iPhone

Phoenix Bird is a fun single-player 3-D flying game in which you guide a giant Phoenix across many beautiful locations across the world while completing various challenges like flying through circles and collecting diamonds along the marked way. The game takes advantages of iPhones accelerometer-based controls that results in intuitive controls, fun gameplay and smooth rendering.