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BraveSmart Review

BraveSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Building homes for wayward Scotts isn't exactly easy, but it sure is fun.

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Expand It! Review

Expand It! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Who knew psychedelic dinosaur shapes could make for such an interesting puzzle game?

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Brainergy, a new puzzler from BulkyPix, takes a familiar style of game and gives it an environmentalist slant. Developed by Pohlm Studio, the goal is to convert elements into energy sources to clean up and power the world.

The graphics are minimalist and the basic gameplay is simple. Just position things like solar panels over sunshine to convert it to energy. You can harness rain, wind, and more in increasingly complex arrangements as you try to find the best possible solution. The game is set on Earth, and takes players on a journey to 13 cities to battle the greenhouse effect.

Brainergy has six types of energy and 14 converters to help players solve the 50 included puzzles. The game explains how the various conversion processes work and offers other tidbits on point in much the same way that Fruit Ninja teaches fruit facts. In other words the environmental education is not part of the gameplay, but rather offered after the round where you can choose to read it or not.

Still it’s interesting to see a major game publisher putting out a title that focuses on something of greater social and intellectual merit than how to best kill zombies or make matches of three. If you try Brainergy, we’d love to know what you think in the comments.


$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-05-31 :: Category: Games

Elenints Review

Elenints Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Elenints revolves around an incredibly simple core concept, but that simplicity is what makes it so complex and addictive.

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Boomlings Review

Boomlings Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Boomlings is a traditional matching puzzle game, with some explosive twists

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Cuboid Free Review

Cuboid Free Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The PSN Puzzler makes its way onto iOS with little trouble.

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Peakour Review

Peakour Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Build a better obstacle course to help PeaG get to his target safely. With style, of course.

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Bitter Sam Review

Bitter Sam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Make Bitter Sam happy by killing him.

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Cavorite 2 Review

Cavorite 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
When the core elements are pretty freakin' great, it's hard not to enjoy getting more of the same. With a few minor additions, of course.

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Coco Loco Review

Coco Loco Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A sweet new take on a familiar theme.

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Little Rockets Review

Little Rockets Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get adorable little rockets to gather resources, then get them to the exit in once piece. Just make sure to have a well-planned flight path set up.

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Nose Invaders Review

Nose Invaders Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
So the best way to combat the Flu is by flicking mucus at bacteria, eh?

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RPS Rumble Review

RPS Rumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rocks. Papers. Scissors. Tile-swapping puzzles. Luchador masks? Well now, things are certainly getting interesting.

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Grooh Review

Grooh Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Solve puzzles and help Grooh find the treasure of Feilong Castle.

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Reiner Knizia’s City of Secrets Skyline Review

Reiner Knizia’s City of Secrets Skyline Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's Sudoku-meets-urban planning in this bizarre amalgamation of App Store talent.

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Jigsaw Mansion 2 Review

Jigsaw Mansion 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Jigsaw Mansion 2 is bound to make plenty of puzzle fans (as in puzzle-puzzles) happy, so long as they don't mind having their hand held all the time.

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Demolicious Review

Demolicious Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Nothing says "Circus" like firing cannon balls at explosives.

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Gravity Lander Review

Gravity Lander Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get three cosmonauts to land on the surface of Mars safely. It's significantly harder than it sounds.

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Triple Town Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This Facebook port combines match puzzling, city building and bear wrangling (bear wrangling?) into an offering that will please both the casual and the committed.

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Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Help a young girl navigate through her reality-defying nightmare.

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XenoCube SD Review

XenoCube SD Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Take XenoCube SD for a spin in 3D and feel like a Space Pharaoh.

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EDGE Extended Review

EDGE Extended Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
EDGE Extended may sound like a "director's cut" version of the original EDGE but make no mistake, it's a sequel through-and-through.

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Okay, I’m obviously kidding but the inclusion of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum wouldn’t be all that out of place in Escape to Earth. Someone’s been captured by aliens, then somehow miraculously manages to escape their captors and hijack a ship. The only problem is they have to get out of the mothership before they can taste real freedom. Or smoke those cigars. Last Independence Day reference, I promise.

So players will find themselves in control of yet another space-faring vessel, however things aren’t as derivative as they might initially seem. It’s true that they’ll have to blast away at many an aggressive extra-terrestrial along the way, but Escape to Earth is about more than just blowing stuff up. In addition to the other-worldly armaments (i.e. a laser and missiles), players also have access to a tractor beam and “repulser” which are needed to solve a number of physics-based environmental puzzles. So if they ever want to see Earth again, they’ll have to use both their brain and their trigger fingers.

Those interested in fighting (and puzzling) their way through this interstellar labyrinth can do so right now. Escape to Earth is already on the App Store, and it can be had for the low/standard price of one dollar.



$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Games

Civiballs HD Review

Civiballs HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Civiballs HD has great mechanics but lacks flair.

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Remember Sprinkle? That super-awesome water physics puzzle game about aliens defending their homes from meteoric garbage? Well it’s just been topped-off with more content.

Mediocre Games has just released an update with 14 new levels. That’s probably about 3 lifetimes worth of gameplay, assuming one plans to aim for the maximum rating in each one. Seriously, getting the highest rating for the later stages in this game is hard.

But the real reason I wanted to talk about this has to do with Sprinkle‘s “controversial” in-app purchase option to unlock later worlds. Essentially it wasn’t necessary, as metalcasket mentioned in our review‘s comments. The feature has since been removed, but Mediocre has been gracious enough to offer up 6 new levels (in addition to the previously mentioned 14) to these early in-app purchasers. How cool is that?

Sprinkle is still just $0.99, and now features 36 levels (42 for the in-app folks). And there’s no time like the present to strap on that adorable little extra terrestrial firefighter’s helmet.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Games

Roll in the Hole HD Review

Roll in the Hole HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chillingo revisits its roots and serves up some action-puzzling universal fun.

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Curvebot Evolved Review

Curvebot Evolved Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Curvebot is a delightful puzzler that channels the spirit of the classic game Qix

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Where’s My Water Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Where's My Water is an incredibly fun and fresh take on the water physics puzzle genre.

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To-Fu 2 Review

To-Fu 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The brave bean curd is back with 100 new levels of Chi chasing puzzling fun.

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Sprinkle: Water Splashing Fire Fighting Fun! Review

Sprinkle: Water Splashing Fire Fighting Fun! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sprinkle makes fighting fire with physics (and water, of course) a heck of a lot of fun.

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