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Nadia Oxford

with the 148Apps Network since February 27, 2014



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Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace Review

Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace combines space combat and weird humor into a fun game that shouldn't be missed.

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Pentumble Review

Pentumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Even when it's brutally challenging, Pentumble manages to bring the fun.

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Pac-Man Friends Review

Pac-Man Friends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though its controls can be a bit problematic at times, Pac-Man Friends is a neat way to bring puzzle-solving to the House of Pac.

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The Outcast Review

The Outcast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's easy to see what The Outcast is trying for, but its execution needs a lot of work.

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Brain+ Review

Brain+ Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Brain+ is just another entry in an over-saturated brain-training marketplace - and not a particularly fun entry, either.

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Hello Cadets:
Want to know what we thought about this hectic space combat/roguelike? Check out our Space Colors review!

Space Colors is a cool shooter/roguelike from Team Chaos. You travel from planet to planet across a huge galaxy and complete a variety of missions. One day, you may pick up a benign space crate. On another day, you may be asked to get serious about roasting alien slime.

Space is cold, harsh, and unfriendly (regardless of how colorful it is), so here are a few tips for keeping yourself alive for as long as possible.

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Who Stole Me? Review

Who Stole Me? Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who Stole Me?'s formula is pretty standard, and free-to-play trappings cause the game's difficulty to ramp up quickly. It's still a fun little puzzle title, though.

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Space Colors Review

Space Colors Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Space Colors is a well-crafted space shooting game that carries plenty of challenge and a twisted sense of humor.

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Schwerkraft Review

Schwerkraft Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Schwerkraft is an easy-going gravity-based puzzle game that takes a bit of getting used to.

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Boshi Review

Boshi Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Boshi's blend of stealth and action is neat, but parts of it lack considerable polish.

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BioShock is coming to iOS. Don’t bother quoting Andrew Ryan’s famous opening speech. You are not entitled to the sweat of your brow. That sweat belongs to your iPad screen, where it’ll collect like an oily cloud as you dispatch spider splicers.

2K Games’ drive to stuff BioShock onto mobile devices is commendable. It’s also a little mind-blowing for anyone whose iPhone gaming experience began with Doodle Jump in 2009 (hint: Me). But it’s been seven years since the original BioShock hit Windows and Xbox 360, and it makes sense for the hit shooting/adventure game to conquer new, albeit smaller, territory.

I haven’t played BioShock since conquering the original release way back when, so the time is probably ripe for me to put on my diving helmet, attach my drill-arm, and dive back under the waves. Here are five reasons why I’m looking forward to revisiting Rapture.

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5 – I’m looking forward to a more private game experience
BioShock is a single-player game, but that doesn’t necessarily equal a single-player experience. If you play your console games in your living room, and many of us do, chances are you initially played through BioShock while a back-seat player pointed at a rampaging Big Daddy on your TV and hooted “OOH! OOH!” like a demented orangutan.

BioShock on mobile stands to be a darker, quieter, more solitary trip through Rapture, which is how 2K intended for things to be. Moreover, we can plug in headphones and let the anguished moans of the dying underwater city permeate our brains. Good way to wind down before going to sleep, right? Right?

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4 – I’m looking forward to frightening fellow commuters with the Waders’ “Jesus Loves Me” schtick
BioShock players know that when the words “Jesus loves me…” begin floating down an empty, wet hallway, it’s not time to join in a sing-along. It’s time to make sure your gun is loaded and your wrench is within easy reach. Wader splicers believe themselves to be angels of death, and they’ll belt out the lyrics to “Jesus Loves Me” when they’re in a particularly creepy mood. Consider cranking up the volume on your iDevice so the dude watching over your shoulder as you play on the bus can get an earful.

3 – I’m looking forward to working (carefully) towards the game’s “good ending”
Kill one Little Sister and the world loses its frickin’ mind. You assisted with the horrific medical experiments that were conducted on your own people in Auschwitz, Brigid, but y’know, go ahead and chew me out. It’s OK.

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2 – I’m looking forward to juggling my phone’s data
BioShock for mobile will reportedly hit the 2 gig mark, or just under it. Talk about an opportunity to comb through my game collection and dispose of games that are gathering digital dust. Remember when games were a once-a-year treat at Christmas or on birthdays?

1 – I’m looking forward to coming up with new curses as I struggle with touch screen controls
BioShock for mobile has controller support, but I’ve not picked up an iOS controller yet. I don’t know if I ever will. So it’s touch screen controls for this Little Sister. That means numerous opportunities to groom new, creative curses that your mother will not approve of. Gosh dang it all to heck.

Fantasy Forest Story Review

Fantasy Forest Story Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fantasy Forest Story has bright ideas, but its free-to-play trappings drag it down.

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Swing Game Review

Swing Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Swing Game is a goofy physics game that challenges the player's brain as well as their reflexes.

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Super Heavy Sword Review

Super Heavy Sword Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Super Heavy Sword is adorable. However, its frustrating controls and level layout is bound to inspire not-so-adorable tantrums.

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Crazy Taxi: City Rush Review

Crazy Taxi: City Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Crazy Taxi: City Rush is well-adapted for mobile, but the deluge of ads may make players feel like they're circling Times Square.

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Cubama Review

Cubama Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With its addictive challenge and interesting premise, Cubama is frantic screen-tapping fun.

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Frog Orbs 2 Review

Frog Orbs 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frog Orbs 2 is repetitive, but younger players should enjoy it nonetheless.

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The Great Prank War Review

The Great Prank War Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though short, The Great Prank War offers an interesting and fun mix of action and tower defense. Get your fish out.

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PlanetHD

PlanetHD

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PlanetHD will keep players busy for a while, though its unpredictable physics are a handful to deal with.

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Monster Head Review

Monster Head Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Racking up a high score with Monster Head is trickier than it first appears. The appeal wears out fairly quickly, though.

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Dragon Raiders Review

Dragon Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dragon Raiders is rough and scaly in some parts, but overall it's an enjoyable level-based running game.

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Bio Inc. Review

Bio Inc. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bio Inc is about orchestrating the medical destruction of a single person. If that doesn't sound compelling, you should try it anyway.

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Dirty Depths Review

Dirty Depths Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dirty Depths is a fun and simple action game that will keep you company while you're lounging by the lake or pool this summer.

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Cally’s Caves 2 Review

Cally’s Caves 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cally's Caves 2 is a very decent mobile action game, though the lack of recovery time after getting hit makes it unnecessarily difficult in spots.

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Bungle! Review

Bungle! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bungle! is a simple, silly reflex game that's lots more fun than working a cruddy summer job.

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FFFFF2P Review

FFFFF2P Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
FFFFF2P makes an amusing statement, but the game itself isn't a whole lot of fun to play thanks to repetition and control issues.

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Bubble Rival Review

Bubble Rival Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bubble Rival emphasizes speed over strategy, making for a fast and fun bubble-popping puzzle game.

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Release Review

Release Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite a rough edge here and there (so to speak), Release is a unique, challenging, and addictive shooting game.

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World of Tanks Blitz Review

World of Tanks Blitz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's been a bit of a wait for World of Tanks Blitz, but it's here - and it steamrolls its way to the top tier of mobile tank battling games.

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Demolition Lander: Universe Review

Demolition Lander: Universe Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Demolition Lander's combination of space travel and destruction is a great idea, but players may find the classic Lunar Lander formula doesn't work flawlessly with side-scrolling action.

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