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Beast Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE PLEASURES
Beast Quest is an open world RPG for newbies. It's not complicated but, it is quite fun.
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It Came From Canada: Beast Quest

Posted by Jordan Minor on March 17th, 2015

Figuring out how to best preview Beast Quest, the upcoming action RPG from Miniclip, proved to be surprisingly difficulty. This isn’t a judgment on the game’s quality, but it really does feel like a bunch of pieces from other, more famous games stitched together. So in this edition of It Came From Canada!, I’m just going to describe those pieces and how they find a way to fit together.

Beast Quest's general structure resembles any other casual RPG on the App Store. Players complete various short quests like gathering X amount of treasures or killing X amounts of enemies to level-up and take on the next major story mission. Those story missions revolve around the overarching goal of killing the elusive boss monster, giving the game a Monster Hunter or even a Shadow of the Colossus vibe. The combat is straight out of Infinity Blade, except players just tap a button instead of swiping to attack. However, while that control choice is nicely streamlined, holding a run button and moving the camera to steer the character feels even clunkier by comparison. The impressively large, dense, and snowy initial open world is a like a very, very light version of Skyrim, and by climbing “eagle peaks,” players gain a cinematic panoramic view of the landscape to flesh out their map, Assassin’s Creed-style.

That’s a lot of disparate influences. So how well do they fit together? Let’s put it this way: while the game is full of many beastly creatures, Beast Quest itself most resembles is a successful Frankenstein's Monster. By taking all of these proven ideas and applying them in the places where they make the most sense, few parts of the game feel lazy or weaker than each other. The individually strong parts strengthen the whole. Even the vague fantasy setting is generic and receptive enough to include these nakedly obvious inspirations without suffering any kind of tonal or mechanical whiplash.

Beast Quest is currently in a soft launch phase and will be launching everywhere soon. So it won’t be too long before you can decide whether or not this surprisingly seamless hodgepodge works for you.

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CUTE BUT SIMPLE
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush is a cute if simple Endless Runner, with baking skills that will make you hungry.
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Bike Rivals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RIVAL SCHOOLS
Behind Bike Rivals' flat look and freemium annoyances is a surprisingly creative physics racer.
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Berry Rush and On the Run - Two New Trailers from Two of Miniclip's Upcoming Games

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 10th, 2014

Miniclip has released two new trailers for two of their up coming games: On The Run and Berry Rush.

On the Run is racing game where you must reach checkpoints before the time runs out. It works similarly to an arcade-style game, with power-ups to increase your speed and penalties for bumping into other cars. Players will be able to compete with their Facebook friends on leaderboards or compete globally.

You can check out the trailer for On the Run here.

Berry Rush is an endless runner set in the Strawberry Shortcake universe. Players try to collect fruit, which can then be used in a cake-decorating mini-game. The Cakes can be sold for coins that can be used to unlock more characters, puppy companions, and other boosts.

Both On the Run and Berry Rush will be coming to the App Store soon.



Halloween - Rail Rush Gets a New Halloween Theme, Adds New Horror Land and Hero

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEEL THE RUSH :: Read Review »

Rail Rush provides player with even more screams with the new Halloween update. Players can now enjoy the new world, Horror Land, which features a spooky rollercoaster for players to ride on. Also, get ready to bust-up some ghosts with the new hero, Jack O'Lantern.

Make sure to get the new update to begin enjoying the new Halloween-themed Rail Rush, which also includes Halloween music and menus!

Pinch Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on November 1st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PINCHED A NERVE
Coatsink Media's multitouch puzzler Pinch gets rebooted with the help of Miniclip, but it's a case of "meet the new Pinch, same as the old Pinch."
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NeoMech Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MECH WRECKS
This sidescrolling shooter delivers plenty of over the top retro action.
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Drag It Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 3rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BOUNCY BIRDS
Despite its somewhat fiddly controls, an overwhelmingly cute atmosphere keeps this game from being a total drag.
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Rail Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on September 18th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEEL THE RUSH
Rail Rush will tests players’ reaction time, judgment skills, and reflexes by having them control a rail cart into a mine full of gold.
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Unlock Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 20th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DULL
A logic puzzle game all about rotating shapes.
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Hambo Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on April 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STELLAR GAME
Hambo is a phenomenal physics puzzle game. The app has hundreds of levels, a detailed store, great graphics, and fun levels. Be sure to download this game!
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Prizma Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Michael Halloran on January 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEON PUZZLE FUN
Puzzle style game from Miniclip that tests the wits of any player as they try to solve each puzzle in the minimum amount of moves possible.
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Apache Overkill Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 8th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW
Apache Overkill is a fun for five minutes shoot em up but it lacks depth and substance to make it a must buy.
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Gravity Guy Review

By Carter Dotson on February 14th, 2011
Gravity Guy is an endless running game that has you flipping gravity, allowing you to run along the ceilings, while trying to not fall or fly away to your doom, while escaping the police chasing after you.
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