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Absolute Instant Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOOT DODGE REPEAT
This bullet hell shooter follows the standard genre tropes with one interesting exception.
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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...