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App Review - Bricks Buster

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Bricks Buster is a fun and challenging brick-breaking game for the iPhone. The game offers a nice variation of levels -- 20 in total so far-- with various challenges to overcome. There are even power-ups for you to grab during levels. For instance one power-up may add additional balls to your arsenal and this will eliminate bricks faster.

The bricks come in blue or red and I haven't notice a difference in the color variations. The goal of each level is to clear the walls of all bricks by shooting balls at them. If the ball escapes the paddle you are controlling, then you lose a life.



Review: Kona's Crate by indiePub

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When UPS just won’t do, apparently the way to deliver packages is via a platform with little jet engines in it.  Silly premise aside, Kona’s Crate is an interesting physics game that takes the lunar lander concept to the extreme.  The game has 60 levels and the three star, two tier scoring system is sure to keep most patient folks busy for a while, but the control scheme is somewhat frustrating and the time to beat for three stars often feels a bit outlandish.  While at first I found myself willing to try and fight for that third star or a “no bump” run, it eventually got to the point where I just wanted to finish a level and move on to the next.



App Review: SquareUpMax for the iPhone

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There’s no shortage of puzzle based games (or really, games in any genre) in the App Store.  Competition is fierce, and puzzle games are a perfect solution for getting the votes of the casual gaming crowd—a big portion of the mobile game-loving population.  SquareUpMax, from developers BroSoft, hopes to earn a piece of the pie.

SquareUpMax challenges players to reconstruct an arrangement of various geometric shapes, styled as blocks of wood and other objects, after an explosion has disrupted the pattern.  Players must reconstruct the pattern quickly, using the minimum number of moves to progress. 



Burney- updated version- free for 96 hours!

Burney- updated version- free for 96 hours!

 

Burney, the addictive, story-driven platform puzzler is updated and free for 96 hours to show the world how awesome the game actually is to play. The updated version of the hit game features new controls and redesigned levels, offering hundreds of hours of mind-bending fun.


ECA Games present Rock(s) Rider

ECA Games present Rock(s) Rider

The ECA Games Company today presented its development of a physics-based motorcycle trials game called Rock(s) Rider. The game is currently earmarked to be available for iPhone and iPad devices and has a planned market launch in Autumn 2011.


Review: Cryptic Keep by 3D Methods

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In my humble opinion the term “adventure game” has become too broad these days.  I see some sites even try to classify an FPS as an adventure game.  To me it is games like the King’s Quest series from Sierra or Zork from Infocom that defines the adventure game genre.  Games that require you to really explore your surroundings, solve many puzzles, and quite often interact with dozens of non-player characters in more than just a “pardon me while I shoot you” capacity.  Cryptic Keep certainly strives for the feel of the classics, though the distinct lack of NPCs and very little story save snippets at the beginning and the end make it feel more like Myst than a true adventure game.  Still, I appreciate that developers are trying to reinvigorate the genre, and it was fun while it lasted.



Pinball Tristan 1.1 for iPhone/iPad - Legendary Game Hits iOS Screens - Published on 07/06/11

Pinball Tristan 1.1 for iPhone/iPad - Legendary Game Hits iOS Screens - Published on 07/06/11

Toyama, Japan - Announcing that LittleWing Co. Ltd., the developers of Pinball Tristan, has released an exciting new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application is an iOS launch of the legendary award-winning, classic Mac game of the same name. Known for its overwhelming quality, Pinball Tristan combines 3D retro graphics, good old-fashioned pinball and a variety of interesting new twists that will challenge even hardcore gamers. The app's game center gives players access to world competition, and the Facebook and Twitter features let them brag.

Long time Mac owners will be thrilled to hear that the legendary Pinball Tristan is now available for their iDevices.


Burney for iphone- free for 96 hours!

 

Burney, an iOS story-driven puzzle-game, is back for 96 hours of free download from July 7th. The addicting platform puzzler is now geared with new controllers and redesigned levels, offering hours of mind-twisting fun.

Players are required to guide Burney, a cool-oozing-radioactive-on-the-run ball of fire, on its way to freedom while going through various challenging levels. Moving Burney around is done by a set of arrow keys, though the real challenge lies in making sure Burney’s flaming tail doesn’t ruin the precious platforms used to bounce around.


Bulletproof Outlaws and Ravenous Games team up to release Elusive Ninja: The Shadowy Thief for iOS

Bulletproof Outlaws and Ravenous Games team up to release Elusive Ninja: The Shadowy Thief for iOS

Bulletproof Outlaws and Ravenous Games team up to release Elusive Ninja: The Shadowy Thief for iOS

Visually stunning, fast-paced survival action comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

 


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