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Mega Drift Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DRIFT HAPPY
Mega Drift is an entertaining way to pass a few minutes by drifting around corners.
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Pocket Ages Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PRETTY BUT SHALLOW
Pocket Ages is a fairly formulaic freemium town builder, and not a very exciting one at that.
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Hands-On With Allstar Heroes - A Promising Casual RPG

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 27th, 2015

Let’s get this out of the way quickly. Allstar Heroes looks a lot like a certain other recent action RPG release, but it turns out that while it’s not yet available here, Allstar Heroes has been around for much longer than that other title. Now that copyright row is out of the way, I can say that Allstar Heroes seems pretty fun.

It’s not out here yet, with a release date being vaguely hinted at sometime next month, but it’s shaping up to be a fairly solid release.

You gather a team of fighters, then go from stage to stage taking out the enemies in your wake. It’s a simple take on an RPG really, as it can be fairly hands-off if you want. Combat is conducted automatically with you able to cast special attacks as and when the power bar builds up. There’s a campaign mode as well as PvP options, giving you plenty to do.

The fun, as always with these kind of games, stems from developing your team. You can do a lot in terms of helping your team level-up, with equipment playing a valuable role in helping your party out. Fill all the equipment slots on one character and these can be combined to make the character more powerful, starting back at the beginning equipment wise but with a considerable stats boost.

And that’s where Allstar Heroes should keep you interested. Evolving your characters and watching as they steadily develop is always a satisfying thing to see. While it would have been good to be able to manipulate the characters more in battle, it’s the kind of lightweight RPG experience that lends itself well to mobile gaming. You can get a lot done in the space of a few minutes, with the only restriction being having an internet connection available to you.

Given its lengthy release in China (it was released there in February, 2014), Allstar Heroes'US release can't be far off. I’ve got a good feeling that it’s going to be a pretty fun timesink when it does come out. We’ll be sure to keep you in the know.

Questerium: Sinister Trinity Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on March 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY FUN
A decent example of the casual adventuring genre, Questerium: Sinister Trinity should appeal to the laid-back fan.
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QuestRun Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLAWED ADVENTURING
A casual take on the RPG, QuestRun is fun but has a few niggling problems.
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Flop Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SILLY BLAST
This arcade game feels like a silly mash up of Lunar Lander and Jetpack Joyride, which is mostly a good thing.
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Stick Cricket 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPORTY STICKS
Stick Cricket 2 demonstrates the simple pleasures of timing a hit just right.
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Card Crawl Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLITARY DUNGEON CRALWING
This card game looks and feels like a combination of Diablo and Solitaire, but which does it play more like?
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Pancake - The Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on February 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FALLS FLAT
Pancake - The Game is just like flipping a real pancake in that it's only entertaining for about 30 seconds.
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Moto Joe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PERPLEXING PLATFORMER
This motorcycle-based platformer tries to give players a good sense of challenge, but mostly ends up feeling unfair.
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Little Trip: Origin Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on February 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UP AND ATOMS
Little Trip: Origin is very, very pleasant, but that's about it.
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Tactical Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CLASH OF SPACE MARINES
This game bears a striking resemblance to Clash of Clans but has a turn-based combat system and is set in space.
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Touchdown Hero Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar ::
This arcade football game challenges players to score as many touchdowns as possible without being tackled.
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My Talking Angela Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLE PET CARE
More for kids than adults, My Talking Angela will no doubt command the success that its older brother, Tom, has easily achieved.
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Night at the Museum: Hidden Treasures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: STOP/START OBJECT SEEKING
Seek out objects in this overly easy and far too cynical hidden object game, loosely based on the forthcoming movie.
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