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Little Alchemist Review

Little Alchemist Review

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Little Alchemist is a really fun freemium card game that suffers from typical freemium issues.

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Warbot Assault Review

Warbot Assault Review

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Like its giant robots, Warbot Assault is big and beautiful, but also hollow.

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Epic Skater Review

Epic Skater Review

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Though it might be light on content, Epic Skater shows how an endless side-scrolling skating game should be done.

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It Came From Canada: Epic Skater

For all the hate that it gets for being a pastime for slackers, skateboarding really does require a lot of skill. All those flips and spins take real athleticism, and there’s all the jargon to memorize. Fortunately for us less extreme individuals, Epic Skater makes things a lot simpler by handling all that pesky “moving” business. We check out this upcoming endless runner – or skater, rather – in this edition of It Came From Canada!

Epic Skater always starts with its kid hero bursting out of a dusty old classroom to go skate in the big city. But from there, the game randomly strings together its environments to create a slightly different experience each time. Certain sections will become familiar, but changing the order keeps players on their toes, and their toes on the board. The different backdrops are also lovingly detailed, whether it’s the giant “Epicwood” sign or the various restaurants players skate by after emerging from the sewers. And it’s all brought to life in a colorful, fast-paced, 3D cartoon world.

epic skater 1As an endless runner, the only goal is to make it as far as possible without stumbling over an obstacle. But what’s the fun in that? The real goal is to get as high a score as possible using the game’s fairly robust, Tony Hawk-style trick system. Swiping or holding down on the screen in various ways will trigger all kinds of unique flips, spins, and jumps. Players can chain moves together through manuals, or if their timing is really precise, hop right onto a grind rail in the background. The game gets quicker the longer it goes on, and soon players will be leaping over massive gaps at breakneck speeds. They might even start to worry for the kid – especially after watching some of the gnarly failure animations.

epic skater 2Between runs players can use the coins they’ve gathered to upgrade their board, or buy boosters at the start of each round. With real money they can also buy energy drinks to continue a failed run without losing any points. But as far as freemium elements go, that’s pretty inoffensive. Plus, by paying attention to the achievement system players can earn most of the experience they need to take their skater to the next level without crutches.

Currently, Epic Skater is only available in countries like New Zealand as part of its soft launch phase. But expect it to shred its way onto App Stores everywhere soon.

Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

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Players must weigh risk vs. reward in this dice-based free-to-play dungeon-crawler.

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In partnership with Kongregate, Emerald City Games has released its exciting new strategy-based tactical RPG entitled Lionheart Tactics. The game takes you into turn-based battle, putting you in command of over 15 different classes, and requires you to use your wits to “take advantage of the terrain and your enemy’s weaknesses.”

The game allows you to train up to 30 of your own heroes, slowly but surely upgrading their equipment and trainable skills. Emerald City Games boasts that Lionheart Tactics is not just an action packed battle game, but includes a “rich, and sometimes witty” story as well. The game features beautiful 3D graphics, but if you want a better idea of what Lionheart Tactics is you should probably just watch the trailer below; you’ll see why Kongregate partnered with Emerald City to make this game happen.

You can grab Lionheart Tactics for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today on the App Store for free, and be on the lookout for out official review.

source: Emerald City Games
Endless Boss Fight Review

Endless Boss Fight Review

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Endless Boss Fight brings forth plenty of beat 'em up action against just one boss, but its asynchronous multiplayer mode is the star here.

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Sheep Happens Offers Humerous Endless Running While Trekking Through Ancient Greek

Posted by on August 27th, 2013
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Sheep Happens! Kongregate’s second mobile game brings endless running to ancient Greece where players move their way around runners, obstacles, and falling sheep. Players deal with lots of “sheep” as they play, but they’ll be able to collect coins to spend in the shop where they can upgrade gear and buy other cool “sheep!”

Sheep Happens is said to be humorous while offering multiple missions and challenges, so hopefully it’s pretty entertaining as a free-to-play title and not just full of “sheep!” [Editor’s Note: That’s enough of that sheep.]

Escape Review

Escape Review

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Escape is a game where players control a ninja who bounces off the walls trying to, well, escape.

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