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Swap Heroes Review

Swap Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rotate a cast of heroes to fend of waves of monsters in this difficult, puzzle rpg.

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Slide to Finish Review

Slide to Finish Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Slide to Finish has clever ideas, but its execution doesn't quite reach the goal.

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Vyros Review

Vyros Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vyros' instructions are kind of muddled, but there's a cool puzzle game here that's worth figuring out.

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Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.

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Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


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Super Glyph Quest Review

Super Glyph Quest Review

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Improving upon the earlier Glyph Quest comes Super Glyph Quest, a compelling Match-3/RPG mashup.

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Bee Brilliant Review

Bee Brilliant Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want even more Match-3 gaming and fancy a bee based twist? Bee Brilliant is that game. Don't expect innovation though.

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Find the Line Review

Find the Line Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tease out beautiful line drawings in this unique, free-to-play puzzle game.

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Reshape Review

Reshape Review

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Match triangles together to form cubes in this fast-paced and twitchy game.

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The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles Review

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles Review

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The Bot Squad miraculously manages to do something new with tower defense.

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Auro, by Dinofarm Games, is coming soon to iOS. The game lets players try out Bumping Tactics, where they push a monster back one tile, and stun them for one turn.

You play as Prince Auro as he explores procedurally generated dungeons and fights a variety of monsters by shoving them into the water or each other. The Prince is equipped with nine spells to help him battle his way through the forces of evil and you can choose either Story Mode where you play through his first quest or Play Mode to explore at your leisure.

There is no set release date, but Dinofarm Games assures us that Auro is coming soon.

Zero Age Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
With its mind-bending puzzles and spellbinding visuals, Zero Age has it all.

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Hay Ewe Review

Hay Ewe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pave the way for your flock in this line drawing puzzle game from the creators of Worms.

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Best Fiends Review

Best Fiends Review

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Though light on innovation, Best Fiends is still a slug-squashing good time.

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ORBB Review

ORBB Review

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This one-touch game advertises no time limits and no fail states. I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

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Relaxing Space-Based Puzzler ORBB is Available Now

Posted by on October 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Mochi Bits has released their relaxing yet challenging space-based puzzle game, ORBB. In ORBB, players are tasked with jumping from planet to planet while collecting all of the stars along the way.

While the game has been built to provide a challenge to those who want to race through, with each of the sixty levels having its own achievement for completing it within a set amount of time, players can also choose to relax and take it slow, with the game providing no risk of the player plummeting to their death.

ORBB has already gravitated towards the App Store, and is available for $2.99.

Adventure Xpress Review

Adventure Xpress Review

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Match three in your epic quest to deliver the mail across this quirky, fantasy landscape.

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Stigol and Chillingo have paired up to bring us the unique puzzle game, Find the Line, that goes live tomorrow, October 9. The game asks players to combine lines to form beautifully illustrated images.

It comes with over 200 levels that increase in difficulty in each theme. When you complete a theme there is an animated video that tells the story of the images you formed.

Find the Line looks like a challenging puzzler. Check it out tomorrow on the App Store for free.

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The Room Two is Currently on Sale for $0.99

Posted by on October 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

As much as I’d like to reveal to you that The Room Two, the great logic puzzle title from Fireproof Games, is currently on sale for 66% off, I’m afraid that you’ll need the spyglasses pictured below in order to see this news.

It’s a shame, really. You likely would have loved to have known that we gave the game 4.5 stars in our review, and that it currently carries an 8.9 rating over on QualityIndex. But alas, you’ll likely never know that this game is very much worth getting at this price, especially with The Room Three set to release next year.

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via: Our Review

The Bot Squad, by Ubisoft, is a free-to-play strategy game that mixes puzzles with tower defense.

Players control robots as they pick their way through Dynamo City’s trapped areas, searching for orbs. Beware though, because other robots want those orbs! So players will also have to defend their stockpiles from waves of invading robot forces with defensive units. The game will have 180 stages to complete and dozens of robots to manage. Ubisoft says that they will have regular free content updates that include new stages, units, and modes.

You’ll be able to check out The Bot Squad on October 16 in the App Store.

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Rocket Rainbow and Team17 Digital have announced that their ‘ewe-nique’ puzzle game, Hay Ewe, will be making its way onto iOS later this week. Featured within the ranks of Rocket Rainbow are a number of ex-PopCap staff who worked on Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies, and Peggle.

Centering on the adventures of natural-born leader Matilda the Sheep, who has the task of rounding up mischievous lambs, players will find sixty levels to play, leaderboards to compete on, and an in-game level editor that will allow them to create and share their own levels.

Hay Ewe wool will make its way onto the App Store this week for $4.99.

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God Strike 2 Review

God Strike 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fling lightning at mere mortals in this quirky but ultimately middling puzzle game.

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RGB Express Review

RGB Express Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide trucks along their delivery routes in RGB Express, a testing but charming puzzle game.

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Fold the Adventure Review

Fold the Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fold pieces of paper to create platforms for a princely rabbit in this puzzle game; something that isn't as beguiling as you'd think.

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Leaf on the Wind Review

Leaf on the Wind Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Like an autumn wind, Leaf on the Wind feels pleasant enough most of the time - though some gusts are certain to frustrate you to no end.

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Fans of Glyph Quest, by Alex Trowers and Leanne Bayley, will be thrilled to hear that the sequel, Super Glyph Quest, is coming out soon. The match-3 role playing puzzler uses elemental glyphs to cast powerful spells and fight monsters.

The development team has been bustling to bring you an enormous amount of new stuff. Just check out this list of improvements:

• New Glyphs! The elements of Primal and Metal join Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Light and Dark.
• New Spells! Over 70 spells to master.
• Character Customization! Create your very own caster.
• More Quests! All new map with a host of new questing locations.
• New Story! Character interactions and conversations.
• More Monsters! All new fiends to save the world from.
• Crafting! Create new gear out of all those pelts and icky stuff.
• Leveling Up! Customize your play with new abilities and power ups.
• Multiple Enemy Encounters! More than one critter can show up in battle at once.

There is no official date for Super Glyph Quest‘s release, but in the mean time we will congratulate Alex and Leanne on their newest addition to the team: Willow Trowers. Good Job, folks.

via: Our Glyph Quest Review
Cupcake Carnival Review

Cupcake Carnival Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cupcake Carnival does all the right match-3 things but it's a format we've seen a little too often by now.

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Partyrs Review

Partyrs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Partyrs makes party planning as fun as partying itself.

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The Impossible Test 3 Review

The Impossible Test 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering some tough but lateral thinking based puzzles works well for The Impossible Test 3, even if its replayability is limited.

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MUJO Review

MUJO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.

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