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NonoCube Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CUBE LOVE
Nonograms in 3D are just as awesome as they are in 2D.
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Tower Zoo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 17th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHORT STACKS
Piling animals on top of one another might sound mean, but it's actually kinda fun. Plus it's just a game.
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Trauma Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 27th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
Slightly spotting touch controls can't keep this beautiful and surreal indie adventure port from being awesome.
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Arlo's Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on February 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COMES UP SHORT
Does this diminutive sorcerer have the chops to stand with other heroes from the golden age of adventure games?
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P.R.O.B.E. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on February 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: B.R.I.E.F.
A few too many of the freemium levels are actually an extended tutorial, but this movement puzzler is still pretty entertaining.
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Shardlands Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 31st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLIDE HOME
Create pathways, redirect hazardous lasers, avoid hungry monsters and more in a series of alien mazes filled with all manner of puzzles.
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Hairy Tales Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MIND THAT FIRST STEP
Get Hairy to wipe out the spreading corruption and make it to the exit in one piece in this quirky land-shifting puzzler.
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About Love, Hate and the Other Ones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LOTS TO LOVE
Spread the love (and the hate) liberally in this "kind of" box pushing puzzle game.
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The Curse Hands-On Preview And Gameplay Trailer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2012

A new gameplay trailer for Mojo Bones' latest release, The Curse, has been released.

The guys at Mojo Bones, previously famous for cutesy dog-based puzzle game, Tongue Tied! have been busy working away at The Curse since releasing the first teaser trailer in February.

I was fortunate enough to get a hands on preview of The Curse and things are shaping up to look pretty great. 100 puzzles will be available to the player, with a creepy nemesis by the name of Mannequin linking everything together.

Puzzles are a varied bunch. While some puzzles will require players to piece together complex jigsaw pieces, others require careful lateral thinking to slide blocks together or draw a set number of lines to block off certain sections. Word based puzzles also feature with plenty of riddles to confound the old gray matter. The bite sized nature of these puzzles lend themselves perfectly to the iOS format and it's a great sign of how quickly 'just one more puzzle' turns into another half a dozen.

Don't expect an easy ride, though - there are some real brainteasers within the selection and The Curse should prove quite an enjoyable challenge to puzzle fans.

The Curse is set for release this summer. Expect a full review on 148apps when it hits the App Store.

Real Escape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BIT OF A MESS
It makes good use of some new iOS Device features, but Real Escape slips up on one of the most basic essentials.
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Elenints Review

By Rob Rich on May 28th, 2012
Elenints revolves around an incredibly simple core concept, but that simplicity is what makes it so complex and addictive.
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e3D: SpaceShip Teaches Us to Survive a Space Pirate Attack (Not Really)

Posted by Rob Rich on October 13th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

I can't help but wonder; once mankind has branched out into space and begun to colonize new worlds and so on, would they really call them "Space Pirates?" I mean, they're already in space. Space is kind of where everyone goes now. Why not just call them "Pirates?" But I'm getting (way) off-subject here. I'm not supposed to be discussing possible semantics for situations I'll never encounter in the far future, I'm supposed to be talking about e3D: SpaceShip, a new "Escape" game from Bored.com.

After getting boarded and captured by these pirates who frequent space, players have to escape (duh) and take the ship back. The game follows the expected formula of finding objects, occasionally combining these objects and using them to solve all manner of puzzles. In space. Additionally, extra collectibles can be found and completion times are posted to Game Center. And who doesn't love a good speed run or collectible hunt?

Anyone with even an ounce of interest in puzzle-solving or Escape-themed games can download e3D: SpaceShip right this very moment. It's even free!

Join a Community of Puzzle-Mongers With Chuck's Challenge

Posted by Rob Rich on August 3rd, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Chuck's Challenge is a game about a guy (Chuck) who's been kidnapped by a purple alien monkey-thing (Woop) and forced to create "games" for it to "play" because it's bored. I think. It's essentially a follow-up to Chip's Challenge, with the original game's creator, Chuck Sommerville, acting as both the designer and main character.

Niffler may have carried over a good deal of concepts from the older title, but the most significant aspect is the community integration. Sure, Chuck's Challenge features 100 levels, about a quarter of which are free (the rest can be bought through in-app purchases), but the real draw is the ability for users to create and share their own. In a way the concept's not all that dissimilar from Media Molecule and their community-centric platformer, LittleBigPlanet.

Level editors and sharing aren't new ideas, even on iOS, but they're very rarely incorporated as lovingly as they are with Chuck's Challenge. Heck, the entire game is essentially designed and built around the concept of creating and sharing levels among the community. I kind of wish more games, both on the App Store and just in general, would think about doing things like this more often.

Chuck's Challenge is available right now for absolutely nothing. Check it out, maybe?

Puzzle Agent 2 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on July 6th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INSANELY PUZZLING
Solve logic, sequencing and math problems while you return to the creepy town of Scogginss MN, with Agent Tethers in this stylish puzzle-adventure sequel.
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Kakuro CS for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on August 17th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
The overall presentation doesn't impress, but Kakuro CS is a great way to learn and/or master these difficult puzzles.
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