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Blockwick 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 10th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SATISFYING SLIDING
Slide blocks around in the simple but beguiling Blockwick 2.
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Dig a Way Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DEEP PUZZLES
This puzzle platformer is beautifully animated, inventive, and surprisingly deep.
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daWindci Deluxe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BLUSTERY PUZZLES
This updated puzzle game offers some creative gameplay and new mechanics, but still suffers from difficult controls.
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GDC 2015 - the Stylish and Minimalist Puzzler Mini Metro is Coming to iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on March 3rd, 2015

As a native New Yorker - and by extension, a person who's quite familiar with subway systems - I found the concept of Mini Metro to be instantly appealing. Of course it's only available on Steam. Or at least, it was.

Dinosaur Polo Club has been hard at work bringing the stylish, minimal, and exceedingly clever Mini Metro to iOS. The basic idea is that you have to run a metro subway system by creating train lines that reach different stops, and ferrying riders around before they get too cranky after waiting an age and a half to get to their destination. Easier said than done, obviously.

The build I was able to get our hands on is still in the early stages but it already plays quite well on a touch screen. Dragging new lines around or editing existing ones is pretty fluid, and adding new trains and train cars is quite easy. Keeping everybody happy by balancing your subway lines, not so much.

Mini Metro will be coming to iOS (definitely on the iPad and potentially on the iPhone as well) sometime in Q4 later this year. Keep your eyes peeled for this one. Seriously, they pretty much had to wrestle the iPad away from me after the demo.

Sum Idea Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TAXING NUMBERS
Sum Idea is a fairly charming but taxing puzzle game.
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HOME: Boov Pop! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DERIVATIVE POPPING
HOME: Boov Pop! is a fairly typical Match-3 puzzle game, lacking real spark.
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100 Million Piggies Can't Be All Bad. Rovio Celebrates Bad Piggies' Popularity with a New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: EXTREMELY CRAFTY :: Read Review »

Rovio is celebrating 100 million downloads of the (quite apparently) popular Bad Piggies with a new update.

Bad Piggies is the Angry Birds spinoff that lets you play as the pigs as they build vehicles from scrap and try to navigate their way through levels without being blown up. It's getting a new Sandbox level called Little Pig Adventure and a new part called the gearbox, which allows you to make your inventions travel in reverse.

There are also some new achievements to collect, so download Bad Piggies for $0.99 and start building.

Game of Roads Solo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on February 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROAD TO PERDITION
There's a thoughtful, austere puzzle game waiting at the end of this road.
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Rainbow Rumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on February 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GET READY TO RUMBLE (NICELY)
Rainbow Rumble is a typical but solid match-three game. Your enjoyment should relate directly to whether or not you're tired of the genre.
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Swap Heroes 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWAP AGAIN
This role-playing/puzzle hybrid series ditched a bunch of its roguelike/random elements this time around and is much better for it.
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Switch & Drop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY MATCHING
Switch & Drop is a fairly typical Matching game but it has a few small tweaks to make it more interesting - at least for a little while.
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Jolly Jam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY JAM
Jolly Jam is a Match-3 style game but with a different approach than most.
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Staying Together Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWEET AND SATISFYING
Staying Together is a charming but taxing puzzle platformer about love.
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Divide By Sheep, Plus Help from tinyBuild, Equals App Store Release Soon

Posted by Ellis Spice on February 17th, 2015

tinyBuild Games has announced that they are set to help bring the darkly comedic math puzzle game Divide By Sheep, which is being developed by Russian/Ukrainian studio Bread Team, to the App Store.

While there are lifeboats ready to carry the sheep away to safety, there's limited space on board - with hungry wolves and lasers adding to the player's problems - meaning care will be needed to ensure that they don't subtract from the woolly population too much. Among the hundred levels available there's also the Dark World, where multiplying the numbers on the Grim Reaper's death boat is the aim.

Divide By Sheep will be available on the App Store on a date soon to be calculated.

Auro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRINGENT TACTICS
Auro has plenty of rules to keep to, but it's a very rewarding tactical experience.
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