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Pocket Fort HD Review

Pocket Fort HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Pocket Fort HD seems to borrow heavily from another source, but its total lack of fun is the real disappointment.

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BlocksWorld HD Review

BlocksWorld HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
BlocksWorld HD is more toy than it is game, but it can be entertaining to mess around with.

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Galaxy At War Online Review

Galaxy At War Online Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Galaxy At War Online has all the familiar trappings of many compelling freemium games. The problem is that it's a very familiar formula. And it's not actually free at the moment.

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Fantasy Quest Review

Fantasy Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It takes a while for this kingdom to get its act together, but once it does it's worth ruling.

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Ninja, Inc. Review

Ninja, Inc. Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This ninja tower-builder with a healthy dose of zombie-slaying feels a little loose at times, but it can be surprisingly tough to step away from.

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Nemo’s Reef Review

Nemo’s Reef Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamers help Nemo and his dad build the coolest reef ever in this freemium builder, but the limited gameplay may cause some to swim away from this title.

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Towers & Dungeons Review

Towers & Dungeons Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a tower that stretches to the heavens or a dungeon that reaches into the depths of the earth in this free-to-play builder that's high on style, and unfortunately overdrawn on adorable.

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Pocket Festival Review

Pocket Festival Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamers work hard to create the biggest music festival ever in this freemium builder, but the gameplay doesn’t stand out enough to make this title a must-have.

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Clash of Clans Review

Clash of Clans Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This social freemium town-builder offers up something a little different for a change: a singleplayer experience.

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Jurassic Park Builder Review

Jurassic Park Builder Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Not content with that initial monumental failure, John Hammond and crew set out to create a new Jurassic Park. With a little help from iOS users.

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It’s always nice to see something a little different in a market saturated with a bunch of “Me, Too” freemium titles. Chillingo‘s Zooniverse is one such deviation for a couple of different reasons, not just because of the unobtrusive tutorial. Seriously, it’s incredible how many developers think interrupting the player with pop-up boxes is “good.” *deep breaths*

While Zooniverse is about running a zoo first and foremost, it’s also about keeping the customers happy. These core customer demographics are divided into three main categories: men, women, and children. Each group has its own preferences when it comes to facilities and adorable critters to ogle, so it’s important to find a balance that caters to everyone. Making more people happy means more money, and more money means being able to expand the zoo with more enclosures, animals, and just space in general.

A great deal of critters ranging from woodland to aquatic, and even prehistoric and outright impossible, can be housed in the many available enclosures. Once an animal is settled in, be it through a purchase or breeding, players have to make sure to keep it well fed. Starvation won’t result in horrible complex-forming consequences, but it will cause the creatures to stop earning cash. So, you know, don’t be a jerk and keep them well-fed.

The burning question of what happens with a mouse is bred with a hippo (a Hippopotamouse) will finally be answered for free later this summer.

Roblade Review

Roblade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The potential is there, but this arena brawler with robust robot customization needs some streamlining.

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Everyone’s messed around with building bocks in some form or another at some point in their life. Everyone. It’s kind of a universal thing. Which is a big reason as to why I’m somewhat amazed that very few people have attempted to merge the concept with interactive design. It’s one of those ideas that doesn’t seem obvious until someone comes up with it. And Boldai came up with it.

Blocksworld is, in essence, a set of virtual building blocks. Structures can be cobbled together, tiny people can be crafted, and all manner of impossible creations can appear with a few taps and flicks. But simply creating a thing is only the beginning. Once that mutant frog or towering skyscraper is complete, it can be brought to life or used as an asset in an animated movie or even video game. This is because it’s more than just a sandbox, it’s an incredibly easy to use toolset for creative types.

Any iOS user can open up Blocksworld and create whatever their imagination can come up with. Then they can use it to create their own action movie or turn it into a game, then they can share it with the world on the official website. Or Twitter and Facebook, of course. The tools are rudimentary but the sky is indeed the limit.

Blocksworld is still in beta but is expected to release later this summer. There’s no official word on pricing yet but users will be able to purchase additional content packs (prices also TBD) in order to bolster their creative arsenal.


Dungeon Village Review

Dungeon Village Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Even after game development, feudal Japan, malls, alien worlds, indie racing, and even high school, Kairosoft still manages to find new territory to cover.

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Tiny Monsters Review

Tiny Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hatch and raise all manner of bizarre creatures in this freemium "pet shelter" sim.

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Sky Settlers Review

Sky Settlers Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Its unique sim-style gameplay and interesting robots have potential, but slow gameplay will frustrate most.

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