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BREAKFINITY Review

BREAKFINITY Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Endless brick busting ahoy in this pleasant free-to-play interpretation of Arkanoid.

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Sweet Breaks Review

Sweet Breaks Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Sweet Breaks is a decent brick breaker game that lacks the flair or inventiveness needed to make it a fresh take on a classic.

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Monkey Pong Review

Monkey Pong Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Help the hungry monkey reach all the fruit by bouncing a ball in this family-friendly arcade game.

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Arcazoid Review

Arcazoid Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Arcazoid is a brick-breaking game with an overload of power-ups.

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Ciganoid is Fun, but Kind of Disturbing

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what to make of Ciganoid. On one hand it’s an entertaining Arkanoid clone with the added incentive of purchasable upgrades. On the other hand it’s essentially an interactive anti-smoking ad which has players more-or-less playing the part of cancer as it destroys a smoker’s lungs. Brick-by-brick. It’s actually pretty twisted, the more I think about it.

It makes me a little uncomfortable when I play it, actually. The concept, I mean. I’m moving this cigarette paddle around, using the little ball (cancer?) to break up the lungs and grab falling green stuff (??). The green stuff can then be used between games in the store to upgrade the paddle or ball, but really it’s being used to make the cancer more effective. Creepy.

I find it a little odd to have an interactive anti-smoking ad that has participants play the role of the “badguy.” Although I suppose making it the other way around wouldn’t make for much of a game. Still, as a game and not a condemnation of one of the world’s most disgusting habits, it’s fun. Ignoring the moral dilemma, Ciganoid is actually a fairly enjoyable game. It’s retro in all the right places (looks and sounds), and I’m enjoying chasing the upgrade carrot quite a bit. As with most iOS games that taunt players with new, oh-so-close abilities, I want to keep playing (and inevitably failing) so that I can earn more cash and get better stuff. So I can use it to kill people more effectively.

It’s interesting that Black Phoenix Games‘ other title, Don’t Die, involves a vaguely similar idea. Granted it has more to do with unhealthy eating habits (and platforming) than lung cancer, but I’m starting to notice a pattern here. I’m not implying that they’re crusaders for public health or anything, but it’s interesting to see more developers creating games with a real message.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-06 :: Category: Games

Bashi Blocks Review

Bashi Blocks Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's all here and more: Paddles, balls, bricks, multiple worlds, a level editor and even bosses. BOSSES. Yet Bashi Blocks still comes up short.

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Robo Dude Review

Robo Dude Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A nice addition to the brick breaking genre that pushes the envelope only slightly.

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Jet Ball

Jet Ball

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Jet Ball is a "brick-breaking" clone that takes all the past successes and failures of the “brick-breaking” genre and establishes a new standard, shattering the bricks of it’s predecessors.

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