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Narborion Saga Review

Narborion Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This choose-your-own adventure style gamebook has some plot holes, but is still enjoyable as a free game.

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Polyform Review

Polyform Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Polyform is an easily-digestible puzzle game that has few surprises, but is enjoyable nonetheless.

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Seconds to Live Review

Seconds to Live Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Play to win real money in this bizarre take on a snake game.

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Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure Review

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This beautiful game captures the wonder and mystery of discovering a new planet, but doesn't stick to its strengths throughout.

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Threes! is Currently on Sale in Honor of Being Named the App Store’s Game of the Year

Posted by on December 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.

In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.

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Noda Review

Noda Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Manipulate dots to add or subtract, and place them in the right gaps. It's fun, despite how it sounds.

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Iris Synthesis Review

Iris Synthesis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Iris Synthesis stands out as a cool puzzle game, though it's definitely recommended for play on larger screens.

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Trouble With Robots Review

Trouble With Robots Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use peasants, dwarves, and other fantasy characters to fend off the robots in this card-based strategy game.

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Lucha Amigos Review

Lucha Amigos Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Slingshot turtles and use special powers to defeat evil cacti in this Angry Birds-like game.

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ROTO Review

ROTO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Players that enjoy simplistic one-touch puzzle platformers may get some mileage out of ROTO, but how much mileage is hard to say.

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Dwelp Review

Dwelp Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dwelp is a simple puzzle game but its simple exterior belies a challenging experience.

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Monster Strike Review

Monster Strike Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Collect monsters and battle by flinging them across the battlefield in this strangely compelling strategy game.

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Sunburn! Review

Sunburn! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer.

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FRAMED Review

FRAMED Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rearrange comic book-like panels to change the outcome of a story in this noir-ish, thrilling puzzle game.

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Space Forest Dilemma Review

Space Forest Dilemma Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It might look rough, but Space Forest Dilemma is a satisfyingly tricky logic puzzle game.

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Briquid Mini Review

Briquid Mini Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Briquid Mini is more Briquid, just smaller.

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Golfinity Review

Golfinity Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This endless golfer presents infinite courses suspended in 3D space that incorporate ramps, stairs, holes, and more to infinitely challenge players.

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Chain Breaker Review

Chain Breaker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Control a knight's fate by cutting chains, dropping weights, and defeating enemies in this novel twist on the runner genre.

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Adventure Age Review

Adventure Age Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There's a lot of customization and party building fun to make this puzzler pretty engrossing, provided players can fight through the bugs.

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Candy Crush Soda Saga Review

Candy Crush Soda Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest of King's match-3 games, and it's just as fun as the rest.

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Beep-Beep! RGB Express Update Coming Through

Posted by on November 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

RGB Express, by Bad Crane, is a mini-truck puzzle that packs a lot of game onto it’s tiny highway. It’s cute, challenging, and has recently been updated.

Now players with an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get to enjoy some enhanced graphics, and everyone will celebrate 40 new levels to ponder. Bad Crane has also added Japanese language support smushed some bugs.

You can get RGB Express in the App Store for $2.99.

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Lost Viking Review

Lost Viking Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This puzzle game mixes the gameplay of games like Threes! with roguelike elements.

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It Came From Canada: Gems of War

With the original Puzzle Quest, developer Infinite Interactive showed that a genre as deep as RPGs could be married with one as seemingly shallow as match-3 puzzle games creating a match (3) made in heaven. With their point now proven, thanks to the continued success of that series, their new game, Gems of War, feels like another victory lap. We slay dark messiahs of might and matching yet again in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In the world of Krystara, all players need to start battling against hordes of monsters is a map to explore and some directions from their stern adviser. Gems of War’s centrepiece is, without a doubt, its numerous puzzle-driven enemy encounters. Players and their opponents share the same grid of gems and take turns matching with different gems causing different effects. Matching skull gems launches a basic attack while matching four of any gem gives another turn. And combo chains provide extra magical energy. From there though, benefits will vary. Most gems represent different elements like fire and water. Matching those gems charges up the special attacks of whatever team members specializes in those elements. Players might activate a solar-powered axe attack or defense-buffing howl driven by green energy.

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Managing parties to better adapt to the random nature of the puzzle board is a key component of Gems of War’s non-combat gameplay. Aside from messing around with the look of their main character, players can tweak their elemental affinity as well as equip them with new weapons built to use new elements. Players can also recruit monsters from victorious battles and create a four-person squad. Elemental diversity opens up strategic opportunities along with the ability to limit enemy options. A fair but steep difficulty curve, especially for those who choose to tackle the bonus challenges, will encourage players to constantly customize their party until it is as strong as it can be.

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Right now, the biggest barrier between players and the puzzle action is Gems of War’s curiously long and frequent load times. Hopefully that’s something they can fix before the official release. In any case, expect the game to fully launch everywhere soon.

Twisty Hollow Review

Twisty Hollow Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Twisty Hollow is an original puzzle game that's lots of twisty-turny fun.

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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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Improving upon the earlier Glyph Quest comes Super Glyph Quest, a compelling Match-3/RPG mashup.

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