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Cubama Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on July 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TETRIIIIIS IIIIIN SPAAAAACE!
With its addictive challenge and interesting premise, Cubama is frantic screen-tapping fun.
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PlanetHD

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on July 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPACE MADNESS
PlanetHD will keep players busy for a while, though its unpredictable physics are a handful to deal with.
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Monster Head Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on July 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FEEDING TIME
Racking up a high score with Monster Head is trickier than it first appears. The appeal wears out fairly quickly, though.
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Bungle! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on July 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BUNGLING GOOD TIME
Bungle! is a simple, silly reflex game that's lots more fun than working a cruddy summer job.
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Returno Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BASIC
Players test their reflexes by tapping on flying discs of different colors to send them back to their home base.
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Killer Snake Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HISS & HEARSE
The world needs snake venom to create serum in order to treat bites. Unfortunately there's only one way to get it.
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War of Eclipse Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on December 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DOWN
Fight to reclaim the planet from an army of gigantic mutant flying things in Game Stew's latest one-touch time killer.
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Irrupt Review

Posted by Rob Rich on October 5th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Sets and Settings
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

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A lone astronaut has to wander through an endless meteor storm. Is he sacrificing himself in order to save the lives of his crew? Has he been sentenced to some kind of space-Purgatory? Maybe this is what really happened to David Bowman (2001: A Space Odyssey)? Whatever the reason for his ultimately fruitless journey, it makes for an entertaining one-button game.

Irrupt is every bit as simple as it sounds. The nameless astronaut flies from the left of the screen to the right, miraculously starting over from the left again after each pass, in an endless loop. While avoiding meteors, naturally. Tapping and holding the screen causes him to cease his movement for a few moments, while simultaneously charging a boost. Releasing the screen then launches him forward at different distances based on how long he was charging. With each completed circuit the number and speed of the meteors increases, rapidly shifting from fairly easy to downright nail-biting. Every now and then power-ups that activate meteor-blasting guns will drop, but catching them can be tricky and they aren’t entirely vital to one’s success.

iOS games don’t get much more accessible than Irrupt. Tap, hold, and release. That’s all there is to it. The complexity and insanity is in the timing. Meteors can miss by virtual inches, but they can also hit by such a small margin. It means any small mistake can end a run in less time than it takes to blink, but it also means that some steadily developed skills can lead to fairly significant scores. Of course, “high score” is kind of a relative term here. So far I’ve only managed to hit 25. It’s much more challenging than it sounds.

Of course all this simplicity and accessibility could be viewed as “too much” for some people. Aside from the constant grind for a better score - and possibly bragging to Game Center friends - there’s really nothing else to it. Not that I personally think it needs anything, but I suppose an unlockable or two such as new spacesuits or something would be nice.

There’s no way anyone would mistake Irrupt for a “complex” or even a “deep” game, but it does simple fun very well. There’s no leveling up or upgrading to be had but it’s a great time killer for high score chasing iOS gamers.

PlicPlic Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on September 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLY HIGH
Use your reflexes to control a cute umbrella as it floats up and up, just make sure to avoid the birds!
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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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Disco Kitten Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: QUICK PAWS REQUIRED
Move a dancing kitten around to disco beats and avoid getting shocked while filling up a greedy friend with a constant flow of electricity.
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Grabbit Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on May 18th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RIBBETING FUN
Grabbit is a fast-paced arcade game that tests users’ reflexes.
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MiniFlyer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on May 11th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: Fly High
In MiniFlyer, players collect coins and dodge obstacles while climbing ever higher in an infinitely long level.
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Tango Chase Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on May 1st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GO BANANAS
Help Tango the monkey dodge obstacles and collect valuable gems in an attempt to survive to the end of each level!
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Traffic Panic 3D Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 1st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEAT THE LIGHT
It might seem simple on the surface, but Traffic Panic 3d is a complete nightmare to a person's productivity.
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