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Ice Age Avalanche Crashes onto the App Store Later This Month

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 19th, 2015

Gameloft is bringing us a chilly newpuzzle adventure, Ice Age Avalanche, to ward off those rising temperatures of the oncoming summer.

Save Doo Doo from Extinction in Cartoon Survivor

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 15th, 2015

Cartoon Survivor, a 3D adventure runnerby Spunge Games, looks like a colorful riot of a good time. Your character, DooDoo, is trying to be the next cartoon reality TV star and is the only applicant for a failing TV show called "Cartoon Survivor."

Straight Out of the Stone Age - The Flintstones: Bring Back Bedrock is Available Now

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Flintstones : Bring Back Bedrock, by Ludia, is now available on the app store. Meteors have destroyed the Town of Bedrock and it is up to you to rebuild. And there are a ton of classic characters to play with while you do: Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Bamm-Bamm, Pebbles, Hoppy, Dino, and Baby-Puss.

As in the cartoon, all of the technology in Bedrock City is dinosaur based. You can collect over 100 of these "Gizmosaurs," from the Mammoth Vacuum to the Pterodactyl Jackhammer, along with a huge amount of items that you can use to customize the city. The Flintstones : Bring Back Bedrock will also let you visit your friends' cities and check out their progress.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on The Flintstones: Bring Back Bedrock game, which promises to elate generations of players who love these Hanna-Barbera characters”, said Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia Inc. “The Flintstones cartoons remain one of the top television family favorites and we are proud to bring the characters to brand new platforms! Gamers are in for hours of fun.”

The Flintstones : Bring Back Bedrock is available for free on the App Store.

Baseball Battle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE HITTING
Simple and cute, Baseball Battle is a fairly fun baseball game for those looking for something light.
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Fly Catbug Fly! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FLYING FUN
Based on the popular web series, Fly Catbug Fly! is an endless flying game staring an adorable lady bug cat who needs help collecting expensive junk through 9 different locations.
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Trivia Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CHILD FOCUSED TRIVIA
Offering some quirky but interesting trivia, this is a title sure to get kids interested in history.
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Max Steel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 30th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COMIC RUNNINGS
Offering more than just regular running, Max Steel is a quite fun if demanding take on a popular cartoon series.
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Pilot Brothers 2 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CONFUSING
Charm and cartoon-style graphics can only go so far in this strange and confusing adventure game.
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Greedy Grub Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A CUTE CRAWL
Greedy Grub is certainly adorable, but it's not particularly ground-breaking.
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Scaredy Squirrel: Look Out Review

Posted by Jordan Minor on May 17th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Watch More TV Interactive
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4S

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Controls Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar


Even to those unfamiliar with the Canadian animated series, Scaredy Squirrel: Look Out instantly feels like a licensed game. It looks and plays like a game trying to capture the essence of a chaotic cartoon. This gives the game its charm but it’s also what holds it back.

Scaredy Squirrel: Look Out is structured like a classic arcade game and that includes a lack of plot. It figures anyone interested is probably watching the show or reading the books anyway. The game’s 36 bite-sized levels are just about getting the titular rodent to the top while avoiding desks, boats, televisions, and other dangerous debris falling from the sky. As the trash piles up it forms helpful platforms but get hit three times and it’s lights out. The debris has physics applied to it as well, making each round feel different and random. Luckily, there are always a few mid-mission checkpoints and power-ups, like cranes and beanstalks, to help players reach the sky. Plus, a helicopter is always ready to yank players to safety if they get trapped.

It is a frantic game that evokes the typical frantic atmosphere of a children’s cartoon. However, leaping over junk eventually devolves into an act so uncontrollable and unwieldy it actually gets dull. This is why making mechanics more skill-based keeps players more engaged. Scaredy Squirrel: Look Out isn’t totally mindless. It even rewards players for narrowly avoiding falling garbage while nabbing power-ups. However, so much of it can be won through haphazard swiping it gets boring. This is mostly due to the controls that favor broad strokes over more precise ones. 

This feeling of detrimental cartoon fidelity applies to the presentation too. The wacky music is good, and the art all looks great when it’s not in motion. However, the jerky animation and apparent lack of frames reminds one of cheap kid’s shows in a bad way.  

Still, Scaredy Squirrel: Look Out is a noble attempt at translating the dumb, insane fun of a cartoon to a video game. In the least condescending way possible, it’s perfect for its target audience. 

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Toy Story: Smash It! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: COLORFULLY ENTERTAINING
You've got a friend in this highly enjoyable if slightly easy physics puzzle game.
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Pucky Birdy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 1st, 2012
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: THIN ICE
This hockey game tries to be a little different but ultimately can't make the goal.
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Tiny Owls Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Dale Culp on August 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LOTS OF HEART
Players are invited to touch and tilt their way through challenging levels as a mama owl searching for her lost babies. It may be cute and cuddly, but this game can definitely give gamers a workout!
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Platoonz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on July 3rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DUCK AND COVER
Lead a unit of elite soldiers on a one way march through enemy ranks.
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Zantetsuken, a Hack-n-Slash with a Destructible Environment

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 24th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

CatfishBlues Games has just introduced a new hack-n-slash game for iOS called Zantetsuken. After trying to pronounce Zantetsuken out loud a few more times, let’s take a look at the game.

Unlike most hack-n-slash games, it isn’t just the monsters the player slashes, it’s the game environment as well. Literally everything is slashable! The game follows Ran the Kunoichi (give a go at pronouncing that one too) as she hacks through enemies with her legendary sword, Zantetsu (at least that’s one syllable less than the name of the game). The game is a platformer, so the goal is to get to the end of the level. Bonuses are hidden in the game’s environment. So not only is it possible to hack apart the levels, it’s encouraged!

The game has 50 levels in five different worlds.

Zantetsuken is 50% for the launch at $0.99. So anyone sick of the traditional hack-n-slashers need look no farther than Zantetsuken. Or, as the app description says, “Are you tired of always and only cutting fruit?”