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Fish Heroes Review

By Jennifer Allen on June 21st, 2012
Angry Birds style fun for those who prefer their action 3D.
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Angry Birds Space Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXCELS ITSELF
Much anticipated, the new Angry Birds title doesn't disappoint. It's inventive and compelling.
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Where's My Water? Throws Caution To The Wind With New Update

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DIG IT :: Read Review »

It's been a pretty amazing week for hugely popular game Where's My Water?. It was the app responsible for Chunli Fu winning in the 25 billionth download on the App Store competition, thus propelling the game into the history books.

Where's My Water? is back in the news courtesy of a new update that gives fans 20 new and free levels of fun to play. The latest chapter, Caution to the Wind, encourages players to create airstreams via fans to move water and solve those pesky puzzles. This update brings the full level tally within Where's My Water? to an impressive 200.

Hopefully we've not seen the last of Swampy and there will be more levels to come. For now though, 20 levels should keep many a fan happily entertained for a while to come!

The update is available now. For those yet to give this addictive puzzle game a shot, this is the ideal time to help Swampy.

Munch Time Review

By Jennifer Allen on February 27th, 2012
Cute and adorable to look at but lacking in challenge for the physics puzzling fan.
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Get In The Valentine's Day Mood With The New Where's My Water? Update

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 14th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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It's the season of love at the moment and Where's My Water? has embraced that idea with a new Valentine's Day themed update.

Since its initial launch in September last year, highly enjoyable physics-puzzler Where's My Water? has done a fantastic job of not only providing regular updates to its fans but also educating them along the way.

It's a more lighthearted update this time round, though. Swampy's present to his fans is the update 'Hearts and Crafts' which allows players to unlock a new level every day for the next 10 days starting February 14th.

Take a look at the screenshots below. Things are looking pretty darn cute this Valentine's Day with plenty of heart-themed levels ahead.

The Where's My Water? Valentine's Day update is available now for existing owners of the app. Anyone else who hasn't tried the game out yet (and why not?) can pick it up for $0.99.

Furmins Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ARTISTIC
There might be slight elements of style over substance but Furmins is still a solid example of the physics puzzle genre.
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Gravity Lander Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on February 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHORT FLIGHT
Get three cosmonauts to land on the surface of Mars safely. It's significantly harder than it sounds.
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Hank Hazard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 31st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC
The tale of one fearless hamster as he leaps his way around many, many levels of the finest physics based puzzling around.
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Super Crossfire And Little Lost Chick: The Latest Chillingo Releases

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 13th, 2011

It's that time of the week again when Chillingo unleashes some new and exciting games at our iOS devices. This time round, it's the turn of two games previously covered by us, namely Super Crossfire and Little Lost Chick.

Previously an Xbox Live Indie Arcade gem, Super Crossfire offers intense and enjoyable top-down shooting fun. An unique switching mechanic enables players to warp from the bottom to the top of the screen thus avoiding enemy fire as they shoot at the waves of enemies coming at them.

Super Crossfire comes in two varieties: an iPhone version priced at $0.99 and an Universal build for iPad owners priced at $2.99.

Check out the impressive gameplay trailer below.

Little Lost Chick offers a different kind of experience, providing physics based puzzle fun for both casual and veteran players. Aimed at the whole family, Little Lost Chick focuses on Bruce the baby bird as he tries to make his way home. 100 levels in all provides varied gameplay such as having to cut vines, clear soft ground or bounce around on leaves. The physics engine ensures that everything responds just how the player would expect.

Little Lost Chick is another title available in two forms. A $0.99 version for iPhone users and an Universal build for iPad players priced at $2.99.

Hands-On Preview With Chillingo: Super Crossfire, Little Lost Chick And Hank Hazard

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 11th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Recently at the Eurogamer Expo in London, I had the opportunity to check out some upcoming titles from the casual gaming maestros at Chillingo.

First up was Super Crossfire, originally an Xbox Live Indie and PC game that's now making its way to the iPhone and iPad. It's a space shooter with a very retro style appearance and one very neat trick up its sleeve. The player can warp their ship from one side of the screen to the other, effectively flicking the action upside down and round again.

Having played it, it adds a great tactical element to things as besides just shooting at everything that moves, it's important to remember to flip round to avoid being shot at. It's clearly going to take a bit of practice to master but I think arcade shooter fans are going to lap this up as it offers a great, unique element to the genre. Hopefully other players will find themselves not quite as shockingly bad at it as I was!

Developers Radian Games state that there'll be over 150 different enemy waves across five different chapters with a plentiful supply of upgrades to keep things interesting. In the final build, there'll be three different control methods with virtual buttons, slide and tilt based controls to hopefully keep every gamer happy.

Super Crossfire is set for release this coming Thursday, October 13th and will be priced at $0.99 for the iPhone version and $2.99 for the HD iPad edition.

Following a more familiar line of gaming for Chillingo is Little Lost Chick. It's an amalgamation of a number of different types of casual games. There's Cut the Rope style elements with the need to cut rope that keeps the chick from his goal. It's not just cutting and swinging though with bounce pads and blocks also helping along the way and adding an ever enjoyable original touch to the action.

I only played a few levels of Little Lost Chick but what I saw was enjoyable. While players can choose to just get to the end of the level, there's also the prospect of collecting up three eggs scattered around each level and adding some longevity to the game. Each brief stage was consistently interesting, throwing different obstacles at poor Bruce the chick. It made for a puzzle adventure type experience than just the usual physics puzzle challenge. The full version promises 100 levels in all which should ensure an enjoyable time for puzzle fans.

Little Lost Chick is set to launch this month for all iOS devices.

Last but most definitely not least was Hank Hazard, my personal favorite of the three. Hank Hazard is the name of an adorable stunt hamster. Players must guide Hank around numerous levels whilst collecting stars and secret coins. Gameplay is a little similar to Little Lost Chick but considerable charm oozes from the title. Again, there are 100 levels on offer, each combining a mixture of physics based puzzling, fast reactions and a hint of racing.

As the screenshots below show, Hank is a daring hamster, not just falling through each stage but by flying across the air thanks to boxing gloves and bouncey pads. As a stunt hamster, fire and other obstacles like bombs must be avoided. It's a simple concept but one that I think will be quite a hit if the preview I had is anything to go by.

Hank Hazard will be released for all iOS devices in November.

We'll be sure to keep track of each game's development.

Where's My Water Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on September 28th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DIG IT
Where's My Water is an incredibly fun and fresh take on the water physics puzzle genre.
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To-Fu: The Trials of Chi Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on June 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY
Stretch, fling and stick a wad of kung-fu tofu through one hundred levels full of deadly obstacles.
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Splitter Pals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 9th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXCELLENT
Splitter Pals could well be the next big thing physics puzzler wise, and deservedly so.
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Kill Timmy Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on January 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KILLER
The Grim Reaper wants revenge and only you can help him kill the dastardly Timmy. Never steal girls away from the Grim Reaper. Never.
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Space Wolves Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ben Briggs on December 9th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PLEASANT
A fun change of pace that’s clearly inspired by one of the App Store’s bestsellers, but Space Wolves can stand on its own two feet and isn’t just a clone.
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