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The Princess Bride - The Official Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Tre Lawrence on January 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONCEIVABLE
You've waited half your life to play this.
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LEGO Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DULL
It's inoffensive enough, but that's the problem for LEGO Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles. It's actually quite a dull variety of inoffensive.
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Tap To Play Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW MULTIPLAYER
Want to play short mini-games with friends while on the go? Tap To Play offers this, but it's a pretty shallow affair.
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Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLAST FROM THE PAST
Simple yet ideal for younger gamers, Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade is a fun collection of mini-games.
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Ready Steady Play Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on June 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: JACK OF ALL TRADES...
Ready Steady Play builds on the wild-western fun of its predecessor, but is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
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Fun Town for Kids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Amy Solomon on January 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Fun Town for Kids includes fourteen town-themed interactive mini-games young children will be fond of.
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Circus Life Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Lucy Ingram on December 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SLIGHT FUN IN SHORT SPELLS
Light-hearted and intriguing, Circus Life has a ton of promise but is plagued with repetitive gameplay and freemium frustrations.
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King Of Party Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKING SOCIABILITY
Real time multiplayer and a selection of mini-games sounds good on paper, but King of Party lacks some much needed chat options.
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Buddy Vampire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPOOKY CREATURE REARING
Offering a slightly different take on the virtual pet genre, Buddy Vampire bundles in some mini-games and more, in this fairly hands-off simulation.
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Big Brain Master Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on September 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CHALLENGE THE MIND!
A new and refreshing "mind" game, Big Brain Master is an addictive puzzler that'll keep players entertained for hours.
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Hardest Game Ever 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 13th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLY FRANTIC
Offering frantic twitch-based gaming, Hardest Game Ever 2 provides a sturdy challenge to those with fast reflexes and a love of mini-games.
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My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic Review

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By Angela LaFollette on November 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PONY UP
Unleash your inner Brony or Pegasister in this free city-builder game, but expect to eventually hit a pay wall.
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The Dragons HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Angela LaFollette on November 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DRAGON’S LAIR
Packed with mini games, The Dragons HD will give players a finger workout thanks to its fast paced and addicting game play.
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Best Of British Game Jam Creates Summer Sports In 48 Hours

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 19th, 2012

On the weekend of 20th July, some of the best developers in the UK decided they didn't want to spend their free time on the beach (or, more likely, dodging rain showers), they wanted to join together to demonstrate just what the best of British means!

Joining together and in the space of 48 hours, developers such as Mind Candy, Mobile Pie, Greenfly Studios, Spilt Milk Studios, Onimobi and many more created Best of British: Summer Sports. Together, it's a celebration of quirky gaming and the UK's fine summer of sport courtesy of the 2012 Olympics in London.

The game is a collection of their impressive efforts and owes a lot to mini-game collections such as the Warioware series of games. Each game takes only a short time to complete, before moving onto the next one, but there's quirky humor galore. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to download!

To learn more about the Best of British game jam , we shared some words with a few of the fine folks behind Best of British: Summer Sports.

As Dave Mitchell from Onimobi explained, his favorite aspect was "getting to know all the other developers at the event. It was great to find out about what everyone does, what they're working and also share game ideas for the jam. Being part of Best of British is about coming together and sharing skills, contacts, ideas and cross promotion. These game jams really capture that essence of collaborative and camaraderie!".

Time was a big problem, of course, with Dave having never used the Unity engine before to create games, but that just rallied the team together to ensure he had a great crash course in it, courtesy of Laurie Brown of Indie Skies.

Alistair Aitcheson of Greedy Bankers fame explained that part of the fun came from overcoming the technical issues that couldn't have been anticipated beforehand.

"Keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest version of the framework was hard work, and required a lot of running back and forth between teams. But that was part of the fun - it was like being in Scrapheap Challenge, building cool stuff and fixing it on the fly!", explained Alistair.

Mind Candy's Daniel Atherton went with a lighter note of expressing his delight at the "fantastic" Micro Machines tournament that was arranged thanks to the appearance of UK developers Kwalee, including the original developer of the Micro Machines series of games.

Was any sleep gained? Well, no, hardly any, even despite the comfortable bean bags at MindCandy HQ. Still, no one seems to be too concerned at such sleep deprivation as there are already plenty of hopes for another Jam in the near future.

Given how much fun Best of British: Summer Sports is, we can't wait to see what the collective can come up with next. The British iOS development industry is looking pretty strong indeed.

Peppa Pig Stars in her own Mini Olympics

Posted by Lisa Caplan on August 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If watching the Olympics with young children and all their questions has been driving you a little crazy there’s an app featuring Channel 5/Nickelodeon's British small screen and small people mega-star Peppa Pig available in most Commonwealth App Stores to the rescue. Peppa Pig's Sports Day should distract budding fans, but keep them on topic. Regrettably it's not currently available in North America

The universal app is more like Peppa’s color war than Peppa’s Olympics with its blend of sporting, crafting and even cooking mini games, but the six diversions along with bonus sports-themed digital sticker book pack in a lot of play time.

The activities include Olympic favorites cycling, and long jump along with an obstacle course, tug of war challenge, ice cream shop and Rosetta design shop giving little fingers lots to explore. The app is presently only in the UK New Zealand and Australian App Stores, and we hope to see it on this side of The Pond soon too.