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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ENDLESS BRICK BUSTING
Endless brick busting ahoy in this pleasant free-to-play interpretation of Arkanoid.
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Sweet Breaks Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on July 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TOUGH BREAK
Sweet Breaks is a decent brick breaker game that lacks the flair or inventiveness needed to make it a fresh take on a classic.
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Monkey Pong Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on May 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BALL BUSTING ACTION
Help the hungry monkey reach all the fruit by bouncing a ball in this family-friendly arcade game.
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Arcazoid Review

By Kevin Stout on April 17th, 2012
Arcazoid is a brick-breaking game with an overload of power-ups.
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Ciganoid is Fun, but Kind of Disturbing

Posted by Rob Rich on August 11th, 2011

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what to make of Ciganoid. On one hand it's an entertaining Arkanoid clone with the added incentive of purchasable upgrades. On the other hand it's essentially an interactive anti-smoking ad which has players more-or-less playing the part of cancer as it destroys a smoker's lungs. Brick-by-brick. It's actually pretty twisted, the more I think about it.

It makes me a little uncomfortable when I play it, actually. The concept, I mean. I'm moving this cigarette paddle around, using the little ball (cancer?) to break up the lungs and grab falling green stuff (??). The green stuff can then be used between games in the store to upgrade the paddle or ball, but really it's being used to make the cancer more effective. Creepy.

I find it a little odd to have an interactive anti-smoking ad that has participants play the role of the "badguy." Although I suppose making it the other way around wouldn't make for much of a game. Still, as a game and not a condemnation of one of the world's most disgusting habits, it's fun. Ignoring the moral dilemma, Ciganoid is actually a fairly enjoyable game. It's retro in all the right places (looks and sounds), and I'm enjoying chasing the upgrade carrot quite a bit. As with most iOS games that taunt players with new, oh-so-close abilities, I want to keep playing (and inevitably failing) so that I can earn more cash and get better stuff. So I can use it to kill people more effectively.

It's interesting that Black Phoenix Games' other title, Don't Die, involves a vaguely similar idea. Granted it has more to do with unhealthy eating habits (and platforming) than lung cancer, but I'm starting to notice a pattern here. I'm not implying that they're crusaders for public health or anything, but it's interesting to see more developers creating games with a real message.

Bashi Blocks Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on August 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHODDY MASONRY
It's all here and more: Paddles, balls, bricks, multiple worlds, a level editor and even bosses. BOSSES. Yet Bashi Blocks still comes up short.
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Robo Dude Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Joey Davidson on October 14th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROBOTIC ADDICTION
A nice addition to the brick breaking genre that pushes the envelope only slightly.
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Jet Ball

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Fanguy on March 4th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEDAZZLING BRICK-BREAKING
Jet Ball is a "brick-breaking" clone that takes all the past successes and failures of the “brick-breaking” genre and establishes a new standard, shattering the bricks of it’s predecessors.
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