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Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.

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Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


Continue reading Puzzle to the Center of the Earth – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Daring Spelunkers »

Find the Line Review

Find the Line Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tease out beautiful line drawings in this unique, free-to-play puzzle game.

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Hay Ewe Review

Hay Ewe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pave the way for your flock in this line drawing puzzle game from the creators of Worms.

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Loot Raiders Review

Loot Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This menu-based loot game is suitable to compel those with pretty extreme loot lust.

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Faraway Kingdom – Dragon Raiders Review

Faraway Kingdom – Dragon Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a kingdom and go questing in this fantasy-themed questing game that borrows from successful titles like Tiny Tower.

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ORBB Review

ORBB Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This one-touch game advertises no time limits and no fail states. I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

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Adventure Xpress Review

Adventure Xpress Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Match three in your epic quest to deliver the mail across this quirky, fantasy landscape.

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God Strike 2 Review

God Strike 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fling lightning at mere mortals in this quirky but ultimately middling puzzle game.

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Smarter Than You Review

Smarter Than You Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Psych-out friends and random players in this simple but psychologically complex game from the makers of 10000000.

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Vampire Tribunals Review

Vampire Tribunals Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hunt other vampires in the "real world" in this location-based multiplayer game.

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NAVIGON iPhone 2.1 Route Blocking
I’ve been living with my iPhone 4S for the past two years or so, and if I was living in a world where I wasn’t bombarded with new phone announcements and people of the general public caring enough to upgrade constantly, I wouldn’t think my phone was obsolete. It’s a great feeling phone that does everything I want it to – plus a lot of stuff I don’t care to do. It’s not perfect, but neither are iOS 8, the iPhone 6, or the iPhone 6 Plus, so why spend the hundreds of dollars every year or two?

I’m not even going to attempt to answer that question. I’m merely using it as a rhetorical device to illustrate that the past two years of announcements of Apple hardware and services have not moved me to throw money at them, and here are a few reasons why.

Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Upgrade to the iPhone 6 – or iOS 8 for That Matter »

MUJO Review

MUJO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.

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Shoot The Moon Review

Shoot The Moon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Stop the moon from singing an annoying song by launching rockets at it.

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Ninja Smasher! Review

Ninja Smasher! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This one-touch action platformer makes being a ninja explorer feel effortless and satisfying.

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Wan Nyan Slash Review

Wan Nyan Slash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chop and slice an array of traditional and non-traditional Japanese demons in this quirky arcade game.

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Epic Eric Review

Epic Eric Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This puzzle game follows a familiar format, but has a good sense of level design and mechanics to keep things interesting.

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Light Apprentice Review

Light Apprentice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This adventure game combines comic book storytelling and RPG combat to make a light, shallow, and short experience.

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One Tap RPG Review

One Tap RPG Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This casual arcade game introduces some very light rpg elements into its fantasy-themed pachinko gameplay.

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Flick Knights Review

Flick Knights Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This multiplayer turn-based arena-sports-combat game is goofy and random in both the good way and the bad.

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Dragon Quest IV Chapters of the Chosen Review

Dragon Quest IV Chapters of the Chosen Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This classic JRPG has gotten a pretty wonderful treatment for mobile play.

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ROTATE – A Rotating World Review

ROTATE – A Rotating World Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Think fast in this quick-moving, exceedingly difficult, casual arcade game.

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Epic Arena Review

Epic Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Duke it out on a fantasy battlefield in this multi-platform, multi-player, turn-based strategy game.

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Stratega RTS Review

Stratega RTS Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Expand your web of resources in this streamlined and simplified real-time strategy game.

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Traps n’ Gemstones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.

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The Order of Souls Review

The Order of Souls Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Order of Souls is a free-to-play, turn-based RPG with a genre-mixing art style, interesting narrative structure, and lackluster combat.

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Overcast: Podcast Player Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Overcast compiles an impressive set of features and a super simple transfer process that makes it a very attractive proposition for most podcast enthusiasts.

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Pro Zombie Soccer Apocalypse Pocket Edition

Pro Zombie Soccer Apocalypse Pocket Edition

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Kick soccer balls at zombies until they explode in this solid arcade game.

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OutSider Review

OutSider Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
OutSider combines weather data with fitness tracking to help users determine the best time to go out running.

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Age of Booty: Tactics Review

Age of Booty: Tactics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fight for booty in this turn-based, multiplayer, and pirate-themed strategy game.

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