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SiliBili HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Carter Dotson on November 27th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SILLY PROBLEMS
SiliBili HD is a game that looks absolutely beautiful on the iPad, but shows its true colors right away.
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Street Wrestler Review

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on January 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4S

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar


When a corrupt wrestler starts taking more than his share, it's up to a band of four rag-tag luchadors to bring him to justice. It's easy to see why come players might think Street Wrestler is just a wrestling game, but while wrestling is a big part of the game, it shares more in common with the classic arcade beat 'em up games of decades past. This meshing of the flare and spectacle of wrestling with the humble side scrolling action game is both fun and satisfying; and while players will still have to deal with a virtual joystick, this title does some intelligent things to make its controls work harder than players might expect.

Street Wrestler is certainly an apt name for this game. Players take control of one of four masked wrestlers and take to the streets handing out smack-downs in the form of punches, kicks, and body slams. Each wrestler has his or her own unique moves, though they are all activated by the same button combinations. The wrestlers also handle in different ways. Some are large, strong, and slow while others are more lithe and quick on their feet. Players can take each wrestler through all the game's levels, beating up everything in their path.

This game controls like many of its kind. On the left-hand side of the screen there is a virtual joystick used to move the character around the environment. On the right-hand side there are three buttons, for jumping, punching, and contextual actions. The contextual button is where this game really sets itself apart from other side scrolling beat 'em ups. The actions that this button executes change depending on where the player is or what is next to them. Sometimes it might grab and throw an enemy, other times it will grab and throw a barrel, and other times it might send the wrestler arcing in a aerial attack. This clever little button allowed the developers to include lots of unique actions in the game without cluttering the screen with tons of buttons.

The environments in Street Wrestler are simply gorgeous. The cell shaded art style, the detailed design, and the dynamically animated backgrounds all make this game one serious piece of stylish eye candy. The controls aren't flawless, but they work well enough that the player can focus on fighting bad guys instead the controls. Street Wrestler does a great job at capturing the essence of what makes a side scrolling beat 'em up game so fun, and it delivers it in a bright, insanely decked out, and easy to enjoy package.

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NOM 5 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on September 7th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOO WEIRD
NOM 5 is every bit as nonsensical and surreal as the original, but that's about all it has going for it.
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Immuno Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Danyel Rios on August 5th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INFECTIOUS
Protect the vital organs from the invading hordes of viruses and bacteria! It is more fun then washing your hands.
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Flick Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on August 5th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RETRO LOVE
This colorful classic arcade throwback if full of pixelated nostalgia that players can blow to tiny little bits.
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Qvoid Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Danyel Rios on August 1st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DELICIOUS PUZZLE
Sleek puzzler that will call to you when you put it down. If you put it down.
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Danmaku Unlimited Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on May 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SAME BUT DIFFERENT
What it may lack in variety, this 2D shooter makes up for in color and frenzied bullet hell gameplay.
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Switch Frenzy Review

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on May 20th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: Bread Engine

Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 3GS

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

Got a few minutes to kill? Why not spend it flipping some switches up and down? For most people, the prospect of flipping switches up and down for fun probably doesn't sound very entertaining. Bread Engine, makers of the iOS game Switch Frenzy, beg to differ.

In this game, a set of five switches appear on screen and brightly colored arrows direct whether each switch should be flipped up or down. A blue arrow means the switch should be flipped in the direction the arrow is pointing. A red arrow means that the switch should be flipped in the opposite direction. This may sound simple enough, but when there are several different switches lighting up on screen at once things can get hectic. Other switches need to be held down or flipped multiple times, which adds to the frenzy.

With each successful switch, a bonus button is filled. Once full it can be pressed for an increased score multiplier. There is a classic survival mode where players see how long they can last without flipping a switch the wrong way, and a time attack mode where players see how many switches the can correctly flip in two minutes. In both cases the action is intense and fingers will fly while trying to get to each switch in time. Multi-touch comes in handy here as it quickly becomes necessary to flip several switches at the same time.

Achievement and leaderboards (with Game Center integration) make getting that high score all the more important. This is the kind of game that will keep friends competing back and forth in pursuit of higher and higher scores.

The beautiful minimalism of this game makes it the perfect way to spend a few spare minutes, but don't be surprised if a few minutes turn into a few more, and a few more...

Chromanoids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COLOR ME AWESOME
The Chromanoid scourge is headed to Earth. Humanity needs a savior. Pilots without a basic understanding of primary and secondary colors need not apply.
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Mooniz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 9th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CUTE & SQUISHY
A cute and colorful take on group-popping puzzles with some surprising depth.
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Bobby Carrot 1 CLSX

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Edd Mills on April 6th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The classic java game, Bobby Carrot, is back on his fifth birthday with a port of the original game. Is Bobby’s earlier adventure worth your hard-earned carrots? Hop in and find out.
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