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Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell touts itself as a difficult game, but "difficult" isn't the same as unfair.

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The Hunger Games: Panem Rising Review

The Hunger Games: Panem Rising Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Hunger Games: Panem Rising features lovely card artwork that should resonate with Hunger Games fans, though the game itself is nothing special.

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Cockatilt Review

Cockatilt Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cockatilt is a fluffy-fun game at its core, though some design issues pluck the experience bald in places.

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Chain Chronicle Review

Chain Chronicle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chain Chronicle is an easy-to-learn role-playing game that successfully combines tower defense, strategy, and action.

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Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Buddy Bot's auto-run feature isn't the perfect solution to mobile gaming's woes, but it's a good try for a good game.

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TimeCube Review

TimeCube Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
If you enjoy being challenged to the point of tears, TimeCube is worth your time.

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Epic Fall Review

Epic Fall Review

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Epic Fall is rough, but it may be the challenge that hardcore endless runner fans are craving.

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Bertram Fiddle: Episode One: A Dreadly Business Review

Bertram Fiddle: Episode One: A Dreadly Business Review

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Through Mr Fiddle tends to amble at a snail's pace, his adventure still offers fun and intrigue.

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SimCity BuildIt Review

SimCity BuildIt Review

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SimCity BuildIt is a competent city-building game, but its free-to-play trappings are borderline monstrous.

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Hello, Budding Mayors
Want to know what we made of all this upgrading and inevitable waiting? Check out our SimCity BuildIt review!

SimCity BuildIt is a city-building game from EA. Your job as mayor is to build houses for people to live in, industry and utilities to serve them, and to try and make sure the good people of your city don’t get mixed up in their own sewage.

SimCity BuildIt is straightforward for the most part, but that doesn’t mean running a city is always smooth sailing. Here are a few tips to keep your city happy and well-oiled.


Basic Building

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  • More citizens means more taxes – When all is said and done, your goal in SimCity BuildIt is to attract new citizens and keep them happy so they don’t move out. More citizens means more tax money for beautification projects.
  • You’re not charged for paving streets or moving buildings, so go nuts – Moving stuff around in SimCity BuildIt doesn’t cost you anything, nor does laying down roads. You can organize and re-organize your city without fear of going broke, so go for it.
  • Visit neighbors’ trading posts for cheap goods – Make friends with other players, then visit their cities once a day to access their trading posts. It’s a great way to get materials quickly and cheaply. Every player is assigned to a fully-developed neighboring city, so don’t worry if you lack friends.


Continue reading SimCity Buildit – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for a City that Works »

Polyform Review

Polyform Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Polyform is an easily-digestible puzzle game that has few surprises, but is enjoyable nonetheless.

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Flyhunter Origins Review

Flyhunter Origins Review

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Flyhunter Origins is a gorgeous action game with some enjoyable concepts, but at times it's also a victim of its own prettiness.

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Iris Synthesis Review

Iris Synthesis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Iris Synthesis stands out as a cool puzzle game, though it's definitely recommended for play on larger screens.

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Wicked Lair Review

Wicked Lair Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wicked Lair is a compelling mix of tower defense and tower building. It feels good to be not nice.

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Creature Academy Review

Creature Academy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Creature Academy is cute, but its gameplay might be too simplistic to appeal to RPG fans.

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Random Heroes 3 Review

Random Heroes 3 Review

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Random Heroes 3 offers up more of the good stuff (e.g. shooting and destruction).

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angrybirdsthanksgiving_01The very first Angry Birds debuted on iOS back in 2009. When you sit back and tally up the number of Angry Birds games out there and the impact they’ve had on pop culture as a whole, you just need to ask yourself: “How would the birds taste following a three-hour engagement with a broiler?”

No, seriously. The anniversary of the Angry Birds and American Thanksgiving are in the same neighborhood, date-wise. And while not everyone eats fowl for Thanksgiving (or meat in general, for that matter), Thanksgiving is still synonymous with roasted bird-meat. So let’s sit back, loosen our belts, and have a solemn conversation about how the Angry Birds would fare as a main course this holiday season.

Come on, it’s worth considering. There are no wings to contend with, no drumsticks – not even any bones if the way they fling themselves around is any indication. The Angry Birds are just big buttery balls of white meat. That said, some probably make for better eating than others. Let’s get on with this vital holiday breakdown.
Continue reading Mmmm, Tasty – Having the Angry Birds for Thanksgiving Dinner »

The Sandbox EDU Review

The Sandbox EDU Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Like its predecessor, The Sandbox EDU offers lots for players to see, do, and create. But should an educational app have so many spelling errors?

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Calling All Dragon Riders:
Want to know what we liked (and didn’t like) about all this fantasy fighting? Check out our Mark of the Dragon review!

Mark of the Dragon from Gamevil is a strategy/battle game that plays similarly to Clash of Clans. There’s one twist, however: you can breed dragons and raise them to be rideable war machines. Not surprisingly, this small gameplay tweak is pretty cool.

But fighting isn’t easy – even when you’re commanding things from the back of a giant lizard. Here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed in the dragon war.


 

Keep the Home Base Safe and Stocked

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  • Guard your eggs – Dragon eggs are arguably your most valuable resource in Mark of the Dragon. They take time and effort to breed and hatch, and the resulting offspring forms the backbone of your assault force. Other players can steal eggs during a raid, so defend them accordingly. Build walls around your nest, and put weapons nearby.
  • Upgrade your resource depots ASAP – Upgrading the most important structures in your base, like your headquarters, requires a lot of resources – more than you can hold when you first begin playing the game. It’s extremely important to upgrade your resource depots whenever possible so you can amass the iron and wood necessary for major building projects.
  • Raids provide tons of resources – Low on wood or iron? Mark of the Dragon’s single-player campaign provides opportunities to score tons of resources. Get out there!


Continue reading Mark of the Dragon – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Leading Your Dragons to Glory »

Mark of the Dragon Review

Mark of the Dragon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mark of the Dragon is a bit rough and scaly, but flying into battle on the backs of dragons makes for good times.

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My PomPom

My PomPom

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My PomPom probably won't hold your interest long enough to truly become your PomPom.

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BOO!
Want to know how we felt about spreading all these ghostly heebie-jeebies? Check out our Haunt the House: Terrortown review!

Haunt the House: Terrortown is a supremely cute action/puzzle game that’s all about a ghost on a quest to shut some humans up. Permanently. Players take control of a little ghost that makes itself as scary as possible in order to drive away the loud and obnoxious folks that are partying near its clock tower. Humans are sometimes a bit too stupid to realize when they’re being haunted, so this guide will help players clear the area of all objectionable presences as quickly as possible.


 

Getting Started

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  • Use small taps to dart from place to place – Learning to control your ghost is vital for a haunting job well done. If you’re restricting yourself to a single area, use small taps to move from place to place. That way you can explore your surroundings calmly and efficiently.
  • Hold down to zip from scene to scene – On the other hand, if you’re wanting to travel from one scenario to another lickety-split, hold down on the screen to barrel through an area at top speed.
  • Possess a bell in the clock tower to change your ghost’s appearance – Once a person is dead, they take up residence in one of the tower’s bells. Your ghost can possess these bells to take on the inhabitant’s visage.


Continue reading Haunt the House: Terrortown – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for a Silent Night »

Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Haunt the House: Terrortown is noticeably short, but it's still a clever title that looks great.

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Zombie Catchers Review

Zombie Catchers Review

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Zombie Catchers is tons of fun to play, though free-to-play timers put a bit of a damper on the game's pacing.

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Smash Champs Review

Smash Champs Review

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Smash Champs is a dry Fruit Ninja-style game wearing a fighting game's clothes.

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Dino on Fire Review

Dino on Fire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though Dino on Fire still plays very closely to Clash of Clans, fighting as dinosaurs has its own appeal.

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Twisty Hollow Review

Twisty Hollow Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Twisty Hollow is an original puzzle game that's lots of twisty-turny fun.

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Whoa Dave! Review

Whoa Dave! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple to play and feverishly-paced, Whoa Dave! is a wild arcade-style game.

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Animals vs Mutants Review

Animals vs Mutants Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Animals vs Mutants is cute and fun for a time, but strategy enthusiasts won't find it to be a challenging hunt.

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Vyros Review

Vyros Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vyros' instructions are kind of muddled, but there's a cool puzzle game here that's worth figuring out.

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