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Lumigon Review

Lumigon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Lumigon is a cute and relatively simple (in a nice, accessible way) runner that's only slightly held back by a bit too much sensitivity.

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Irrupt Review

Irrupt Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Irrupt is simple to learn and there isn't much to master, but it's also super-difficult and plenty of mindless fun.

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Radia Review

Radia Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A new, bright, simple yet challenging game with nearly flawless tilt controls.

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Scotland Yard Review

Scotland Yard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Whether avoiding detectives or tracking a master criminal, Scotland Yard makes for a good time.

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Beeing Review

Beeing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use simple slide controls to navigate the dangerous world of bees on a mission.

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Motorcity: Drive Review

Motorcity: Drive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Steer high powered futuristic muscle cars with advanced weapons systems through tracks at insane speeds.

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Lightopus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Smooth control, bright colors, and tight mechanics make this game unique and fun to play.

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Steamscope Review

Steamscope Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Navigate dangerously crowded tunnels, pipes and hallways. Think skinny and squeeze into some tight spaces to reach the goal.

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Highway2Hell Review

Highway2Hell Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Dodge traffic in a hell bound muscle car.

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Act of Fury: Kraine’s Revenge Review

Act of Fury: Kraine’s Revenge Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Throw a sentient tornado of destruction into a classic shooter, mix it well, enjoy.

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Space Tripper Review

Space Tripper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A stylish shooting game with unfortunately unwieldily controls.

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Rocketron: The Traveling Planet Review

Rocketron: The Traveling Planet Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Players will be surprised by this cute but challenging game.

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Games involving flying down narrow corridors using only a single button for lift have been around almost as long as video tennis. Some of these iterations get around the stigma associated with “classic” formulas by using attention-grabbing visuals or funky music. Still others just go nuts and see what sticks.

Doodle Plane, from the minds over at Chitralekha Productions, mostly follows the example of the former. It’s pretty much flying through narrow spaces and tapping a button to climb, but the colorful chalkboard graphics (and “sketchy” animations) make it a bit more interesting visually. The addition of a throttle, however, adds a (basic) new dimension to the idea. Having to carefully monitor height and speed make the levels a bit more frantic, and it’s all too easy to accidentally fly past a parachuting office worker (?) when not being careful. If nothing else, it certainly ups the challenge.

It’s also interesting how Doodle Plane forgoes the typical endless corridor design of most similar titles and instead uses stages with a definitive start and finish. Shortly after taking off the levels fall into the expected “one wrong move and BOOM” pattern, but after a bit players will reach an actual end and have to ever-so-delicately try to land their scribbly aeronautical nightmare. It’s not as tough as it sounds, but as with the hapless skydivers it can be easy to overshoot the target when not paying attention.

I doubt anyone who doesn’t enjoy these kinds of games will jump at the chance to play Doodle Plane, but I imagine genre fans will have a good amount of fun with it. Especially as the addition of take-off and landing segments, as well as mid-air rescues, make it more than just a simple re-skinning of a classic.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-18 :: Category: Games

Electro Chuck Review

Electro Chuck Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Guiding this ovoid wire surfer around this game's dangerous environments will have players tilting to their heart's content.

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iDodge: Space Ninja

iDodge: Space Ninja

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
An accelerometer based space game that takes the shooting out of shooter and still delivers solid, difficult, and amazingly fun arcade action. An example for how to get the controls just right in a game.

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Steps

Steps

Steps purports to be a personal pedometer. It doesn't work reliably when the device is on or at all when the device is asleep.

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