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Reiner Knizia’s City of Secrets Skyline Review

Reiner Knizia’s City of Secrets Skyline Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's Sudoku-meets-urban planning in this bizarre amalgamation of App Store talent.

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Enter The SandBox Preview

Holy crap. No, seriously, holy crap. Pixowl Inc, in collaboration with Bulkypix, are poised to unleash something major on the App Store. It might look like a simple toy at first, but make no mistake: The SandBox is packing some seriously intense concepts behind that cute facade.

When The SandBox first caught my attention, I thought it looked like a nifty little pixelated world-building game. In a way, it kind of is. However, I was thoroughly unprepared for just how many different aspects of this created world could be manipulated. Water will flow down hills, erode stone into sand, turn dirt into fertile soil, evaporate in extreme heat and freeze in extreme cold. Flowers and trees can grow. Weather will develop based largely on the environment. Players can even make rudimentary circuits to do anything from heating to creating light.

The SandBox is still very much in beta at the moment, but that’s no reason not to get excited. What’s already implemented is pretty amazing, actually. A lot of specifics are still up in the air, such as the final number of “story” levels (currently around 20), price and release date. It’s kind of a shame because this is all so cool, but then again it’s probably best not to rush things. Although the super-curious or anxious can try to get in to the beta. No guarantees, though. Regardless, be sure to keep an eye out for The SandBox whenever it does hit the App Store.


Caylus Review

Caylus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Caylus has all the trappings of a deep iOS board game, assuming complexity isn't a problem.

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Microcraft is something of an oddity. It’s a fan-made “remake” of a port of a Notch-made knockoff of one of the most popular indie games of all time. Wow, that was intense.

The game itself functions much like a top-down Minecraft, with a few other key differences. While surviving assaults by vicious monsters and crafting items from wood and stone are still a major factor, there’s not much in the way of building. So while players can (and should) explore the world and create helpful tools and weapons for themselves, they can’t construct a fortress to live in. Kind of a shame, but making something like that from this perspective would undoubtedly be tough to pull off.

With several “mobs” to fight, a number of different environments to explore and a day/night cycle (not to mention all the crafting), I think Microcraft should make for a good time. Whether or not it stays on the App Store for very long is up in the air at this point since it does share many a similarity to Mojang’s runaway train of a game, as well as Notch’s Ludum Dare spin-off, but I’d like to think that it’s different enough to earn a permanent place among the other hundreds of thousands of titles up there.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-01-30 :: Category: Games

PyramidVille Adventure Review

PyramidVille Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build, expand and maintain an Egyptian city in this iOS adaptation of the Facebook hit.

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Fluff Friends Rescue Review

Fluff Friends Rescue Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It turns out connecting the "town-building" free-to-play model with running an animal shelter isn't as awkward as it sounds. In fact, it's downright addicting.

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It all started with a clever design and lots and lots of felt. After that initial success, Shawnimals grew into a fairly notable “indie” brand. This soon lead to a Nintendo DS game, followed by another on iOS. After all this activity, it’s a wonder no one thought to make a custom ninja creation app. Well, until now anyway.

And Ninjatown Ninja Builder does just that. It incorporates elements from the classic and very recognizable Shawnimals style and lets users go nuts. Moods, body styles, backgrounds, clothing, colors and accessories can all be fiddled with in order to craft that perfect shadow warrior representation. Or just to make a goofy looking ninja. Whatever they’re in the mood for, really.

In addition to the new app, Shawnimals and Venan have also released an update for Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!. Perhaps the app was made to celebrate the update, or perhaps it’s the other way around. Or maybe it’s just a coincidence. No matter the reason, owners of the iOS platformer can now enjoy a winter theme as well as new mountain and zombie ninja avatars.

Really though, Ninjatown Ninja Builder is what we’re talking about here. And it’s available on the App Store right now, ready to scratch that adorable ninja-making itch. The basic app is totally free, with two (thus far) additional content packs priced at $0.99 each.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-29 :: Category: Entertainment

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-05-05 :: Category: Games

W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This word building puzzle game requires some very strategic thinking.

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Trade Nations Review

Trade Nations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Trade Nations follows the proven formula of freemium sim games fairly closely. Which is to say, it's just as hard to stop playing.

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Forever Drive Review

Forever Drive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The combination of persistent progression, user generated tracks, and bright neon graphics takes this simple racing game to a whole new level.

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TerraCraft Review

TerraCraft Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This Minecraft inspired matching game has players building items and constructing their way from level to level.

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Pocket Academy Review

Pocket Academy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
As with virtually every Kairosoft game on the App Store, Pocket Academy could use a bit more of a tutorial. Those who stick with it will find an experience just as rewarding, entertaining and addicting as any of their previous titles, however.

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We got a quick look at Casey’s Contraptions from Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut Games at GDC — it’s a physics puzzler where you solve the puzzles with toys and other everyday items.

And it’s a great little puzzler. Take the contraption building of a physics puzzler like The Incredible Machine and make it quick and casual like Cut The Rope. Once you are done, filter all that all through the mind of an 8 year old and you get the idea of what Casey’s Contraptions is bringing.

We can expect to see Casey’s Contraptions to hit the App Store soon. I know I can’t wait!

Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets

Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
You will need to build catapults, vehicles and other interesting devices in order to succeed in this game. If you are after a mental workout, in an interesting and creative way (like contraption fantastic) then this is your game.

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Westward

Westward

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This is a virtual villagers / sim style game. You control the people to gather resources, defend your land and generate a thriving community. You play as a Frontier settler and it has nice graphics that makes the westward 'cowboy' theme look really fun. Like all sim games this can be a real time hog so be warned!

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Topple 2

Topple 2

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ngmoco:) strikes again from their vault of creativity - Topple 2 is here! Read on to find out if they managed to outdo the insanely popular original, or whether it crashed like a pile of poorly stacked blocks in our hands-on review.

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Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fantastic Contraption has survived its port from the online Flash game with exceptional grace. Its well-implemented puzzling system and expansive community portal for downloading and sharing levels make this one a no-brainer.

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