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Fruit Blast Mania Review

By Lisa Caplan on April 10th, 2013
Fruit Mania Blast: think Collapse! with mice!
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SunFlowers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on August 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OVERPRICED BOUQUET
Best for kids, SunFlowers is a solid casual game, but not nearly clever enough to warrant the $3.99 price tag.
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Chasing Yello Review

By Lisa Caplan on July 9th, 2012
Chasind Yello is a causal endless swim for humans and a goldfish's worst nightmare
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Frisbee Forever 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 6th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOSSINGLY GOOD
Frisbee Forever is back and better than ever
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Where's My Perry? Review

By Lisa Caplan on July 4th, 2012
Disney ramps up the chatter in this sequel to Where's My Water featuring Agent P from Phineas and Ferb
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Velocirapture Review

By Lisa Caplan on June 28th, 2012
The latest from [adult swim] and PikPok will have you smiting evil with a swipe.
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Rescue Felines from Impending Doom in Cats Away

Posted by Rob Rich on June 11th, 2012

When a super nova threatens a planet full of cats (multiple planets, actually), the self-appointed task of saving them falls on a pair of big-hearted extraterrestrials. The duo will have to hop from world to world, gathering as many kitties as they can before the time limit runs out. Then doing it again, of course. Because CATS, people. Because cats.

The gameplay functions as a sort of weird combination of gravity-based claw machine meets incremental in-game improvements found in titles like Katamari Damacy. The ship’s tractor beam can only pick up the smaller felines at first, but after enough of them are carried off it gains strength and can be used to lift much larger targets. Coins earned through play can be used to buy new ships or upgrade a specific one, while stars acquired through achievement-like progress will unlock new worlds. And there are always special hidden kitties to find and (hopefully) rescue.

The US release of Cats Away should be out sometime around the end of June/beginning of July and $0.99 is all that’s needed to secure this universal iOS cat carrier.

Bee Leader Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on June 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HONEYED
Bee Leader defies expectations like bees defy the laws of gravity - and both make lots of sweetness.
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Chin Up Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on May 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IMBALANCE
What Chin Up lacks in depth it makes up in laughs. But be advised this game is definitely politically incorrect.
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Azkend 2 HD - The World Beneath Review

By Lisa Caplan on March 19th, 2012
Azkend 2 is a gorgeous tile-matching puzzle game ideal for casual gamers
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Cado Review

Posted by Rob Rich on August 29th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: ClearCut Games
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar


Cado is a little eyeball blob-thing that always seems to get itself into tough situations. Since it's also seemingly incapable of getting itself out of said tough spots, it falls on the player's shoulders to get it through each level. How? By rotating the stage itself and rolling the lazy little ball to the exit. It's not quite as easy as it sounds.

The first few levels of Cado are pretty simple, with very little in the way of hazards and hardly any need to restart. Soon, though, things get much more complex. Some levels start the little ball on the outside of a spiral, and players have to ever-so-delicately spin the world around it so it doesn't fall off into oblivion. Then the stages get even more hazardous, using broken-up platforms and throwing spikes into the mix.

Cado is a good deal of fun, although attempting to snag a level's star can get frustrating. Still, it gets plenty addicting and I blew through almost 30 of the game's 40 levels before I knew it. If that sounds like cause for concern, don't worry; the developer plans to release another 20 levels in a future update, free of charge. Something I'm rather interested in seeing when it comes out, because the levels thus far have been both devious and crazy. In a good way.

My solitary gripe with Cado is that it almost feels like it should use accelerometer controls rather than the on-screen virtual buttons. Which feels weird to say because I typically avoid tilt-based control methods but a game like this practically begs for it. That's not to say that it needs them, but sometimes things spin just a tad too slow and I feel like more direct control through tilting would make a difference.

Cado is certainly one fun and hard to put down game. The 40 levels (soon to be 60, total) are somewhat of a mixed-bag as far as challenge goes, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying this addicting casual physics puzzle-platformer. Or inventing their own string of adjectives to use when they tell their friends about it.

Kickin Momma HD Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Lisa Caplan on August 15th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MONSTROUSLY ADDICTIVE
Kickin Momma HD brings universal Peggle-like action to iOS dressed up in a monstrous theme.
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Pinata Smash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SWING AND A MISS
Clickgamer's newest tap-fast game has a bizarre theme, crude graphics and sugary, often incoherent gameplay.
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Color Bandits HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 11th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: AWESOME VISUALS
Steampunk meets dual-stick shooter in this eye-catching new title from Chillingo.
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Nuts! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 6th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOARS HIGH
A clever new vertical endless-runner that will have you going Nuts!
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