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FireWhip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: YOU MUST WHIP IT
This score attack game is a bit tricky to learn at first, but it's a blaze of fun.
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Hands-On With Raceline CC

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015

Set for release soon, Rebellion’s motorbike racing game, Raceline CC certainly looks stylish. But how does it play? I got my hands on a preview build to answer exactly that.

More like a drag racer than a conventional racing game, Raceline CC is going to be quite familiar to some. You play your way through various races, using up fuel before eventually having to wait for it to regenerate. Where Raceline CC grabs you a bit more noticeably is with its sense of speed.

Each race only takes around 30 seconds to complete. A quick and steady tap on the revs counter, and the rest is a matter of dodging around traffic. The key to reaching high speeds is to draft behind vehicles. There’s a visual indicator telling you when is best to pull around them, and there’s a real sense of satisfaction when you repeatedly dodge around cars. Do it just right and the race can be constantly frantic but ultimately very fast. Do it wrong, and you get stuck behind a vehicle and all the rhythm immediately vanishes.

One thing that stood out as a little different from the norm is a grid-based challenge, whereby you partake in a series of challenges for an ultimately good prize at the end. It at least feels more organized than some races.

It could turn tedious, though. All the areas I’ve seen so far look very similar, with the level of competition being the only thing really that distinguishes stages. There’s a plentiful supply of races to compete in with the usual bevy of daily challenges in there too, plus plenty of upgrades to pursue, but time will tell how enticing that will be after extended play.

We’ll be sure to let you know more about it when Raceline CC released on the App Store, later this summer.

Space Galaga International Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MUDDILY BUT FUN
Space Galaga International Edition is a messier take on Galaga.
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One More Dash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 14th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ONE MORE GO
One More Dash is a simple and very addictive one-tap game.
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8-BIT WATERSLIDE Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLIDE THE LIGHTNING
This old-school-looking runner may look like an old hat, but it's brand of crazy keeps it from feeling too tired.
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Kung Fury: The Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INSERT COIN
Kung Fury: The Game is a fun, if mindless, one-button beat-em-up.
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Brickies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRESH TAKE
Brickies offers some fresh twists on a potentially tired formula.
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Mr. Muscle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FULL TILT
Mr. Muscle might be a simple distraction, but it’s a pretty well-made one.
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KANO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JOY VS. THE VOLCANO
KANO is the world’s most dangerous bounce house. It’s also great mindless fun.
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Tofu Hunter Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TIME WASTING FUN
Tofu Hunter is a fun if forgettable parody of the hunting genre.
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Snake Rewind Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: STICK TO THE MEMORIES
Snake Rewind is nostalgic, but not as tightly constructed as the original.
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Wings Remastered Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar ::
Wings Remastered is an iOS adaptation of the popular combat flight game of the 1990s.
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This is the Galaga : TEKKEN Team Up You Never Knew You Needed

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 4th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has released Galaga : TEKKEN 20th Anniversary Edition, a Galaga and TEKKEN crossover, to celebrateTEKKEN's 20th anniversary. Really.

SoccerDie Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 29th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OFF-TARGET
SoccerDie mixes table football with shoot-em-up action, but it doesn't entirely work.
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Heavy Pillar Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAPPING FRENZY
Simple yet frantic fun is the best way of summing up Heavy Pillar.
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