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Defen-G Astro iPhone App Review

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Do you have the skill needed to defend the Tower of Atia from the attackers? In other words, the world is in your hands and if you can't handle it, then Defen-G Astro [$2.99] probably isn't your cup of tea. Otherwise, even though it's an overused cliche on the App Store, it still proves to be an interesting genre when developers apply their personality to it - take control of the defenders, and defend the all-so powerful tower in this strategic solution to any boring moments.



iPhone App Review: Ninja Flier Pro—Fast-Paced Ninja Fun

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Ninja Flier Pro hails from FunVidApps, and it promises ninja-paced fun in a tunnel racing title to take your breath away.

It’s not a concept that will take long to become familiar with.  If you’ve played any other tunnel racers, you know what to expect: your character, in this case a slickly animated ninja, rushes headlong down an enclosed passage, dodging obstacles and collecting stuff.  In Ninja Flier Pro, “stuff” is glowing green canisters, which you then cash in later for goodies.  These goodies come mainly in the form of superpowers, which you’ll use against the bad guys cramping your ninja-flying style.  The bad guys are aliens, so you’ll need all the supercharged ninja-fu you can muster. 



App Review - iPolygon

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A logic and action-based puzzler, iPolygon, has recently been released as a universal app on the App Store.

The game has been designed to be played in the portrait orientation mode with the player either relying on swipes or gyroscope controls.  Gameplay revolves around a ricochet mechanic.

The aim of each level is to keep a moving ball inside a structure full of colorful walls while breaking all the walls in each level. This means that  players want to hit the walls and break them, but keep the ball constantly moving; and not fall off the edge of the structures' walls into space. There are also two smaller power-up orbs available that stay stationary.



Review: Pocket Warriors by Rainbow Game

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Some have reasonably argued that full fledged RPGs are a bit too overwhelming for the portable market where the majority of users only spend minutes at a time playing games.  Several developers have attempted to provide the RPG fix without the RPG commitment, and Pocket Warriors is one of those games.  It actually fits the mold somewhat well, except for the fact that it’s so watered down the game play becomes redundant and boring rather quickly.  At least it looks pretty and sounds halfway decent, though.



Review: Splash Ball by Sergio Flores

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I try to be extremely patient with the games I review and play as much of them as I can before writing anything down.  I guess you’d call it giving them the “benefit of the doubt”.  Sadly, that benefit ran out for Splash Ball after playing level 2 for roughly the 30th time.  I really want to like this game, if for no other reason than it takes the marble rolling game and gives it a different look, but I just can’t deal with terrible controls on a game that offers absolutely no leeway before dying.



What I played this week - My favorite games with the JOYSTICK-IT!

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Out of town on business, and didn't have much time for games, but when I returned this weekend (to be greeted by Hurricane Irene) I had finally received a package with 2 JOYSTICK-IT Arcade stick game accessories (bought one for my daughter) from my fav geek site ThinkGeek.com! So, after battening down the hatches, I wasted no time trying one out on several of my favorite games (Galaxy on Fire 2, Jet Car Stunts, and Paper Racer), and wow is this a simple yet worthy add-on! Read on for more info and to check out my action videos...



Trighede iPhone App Review

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The match three genre takes a large twist with a new title on the App Store. Trighede is a uniquely made, "free"mium based puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Yo-Yos and iPhone gaming come together with bright artwork to create a wonderful visual and puzzling experience here that is sure to satisfy...for a few play-through at-least.



Review: Pickpawcket by Loopycube

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It appears that Loopycube has taken the concept of a cat burglar quite literally.  The art world has gone to the dogs, and it’s up to you to infiltrate their most famous museums and take back the precious paintings the bowsers have stolen from you.  This cute puzzle game actually manages to provide a decent challenge while not becoming overwhelming or ever feeling too basic (the first couple of levels aside).  There’s not much new here, but it’s a nice combination of elements that work well together and make for some entertaining sleuthing.



Secret of Chateau de Moreau Review - The Best Mystery Thriller for iOS to Grace the Appstore

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4:33 Creative Labs look like they have a winner on their hands with the launch of Secret of Chateau de Moreau.  The new game is an adventure/mystery title that utilizes story telling and puzzle solving to suck players in and plot twists and alternate endings to keep them hooked. 



What I played this week - iBlast Moki and Paper Racer!

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Weird physics puzzle game called iBlast Moki (currently free) which involves setting timed explosive charges, the force of which will propel cartoon heads toward and hopefully into a target. The jingly music has a pleasant quality and the graphics are very lucid for a cartoon-ish game. It is all strangely compelling (see trailer after the break for version 2) for a half-hour or so. In other news, still trying to beat all the Paper Racer levels on the iPod (having done so on iPad)...



Best iPhone Games | iPhone Life Magazine

When searching for the best iPhone games, you can get lost in companies propaganda.  Articles like Top Ten FavoriteiPhone Games, can help to alleviate the stress.  The following snippets from articles can help you to decide what kind of game is better suited for you.

"Stinger Games' newly launched Stinger FoosballLeague takes a game that's already a step removed from reality into a truly virtual environment - topping as one of the best iPhone games.  Foosball, of course, is the table version of football or soccer.  With Stinger Foosball League, the field that was crammed into a table in a pub is now in your iOS device.  The premise sounds okay, but the execution is way cooler than it sounds.  That's because Stinger Foosball League is actually, well, cooler than actual foosball.  First of all, the 3D graphics and game physics are right on, putting this game at the forefront of console-style graphics on iOS.  Second of all, the view when playing real life foosball is… usually not that awesome. I'm sure there are people with foosball tables that are tricked out, but for most of us, they're usually a dingy affair.  But Stinger Foosball League hasn't been sitting in your uncle's basement for the past forty years.  Kick-ass flying cameras show off how much action there really is in a game known for being low-tech. And just to make it even more trippy, the ball leaves behind a golden light tail, kind of a comet-effect."

"The Universe of SPIRIT FORCE was inspired from the Japanese Samurai-era.  Discover an epic story giving you a social experience where players fight with monsters and collect Spirit Cards in order to save the world.  It places a core emphasis on player vs. player combat.  The player begins his journey as a member of the SPIRIT FORCE.  Battle with other players or clear the mission to get great treasure and rare card. Use crafting skills with the collected treasures in order to summon new Spirits.  Players can team up with friends and cooperate each other to fight against boss, unlock new rewards and new stages.  The most immersive and massively multiplayer online card game ever!"

Both of the previous two articles are on specific games, but perhaps you want a more comprehensive look on several games... The Free iPhone Games To Kick Off Your Summer articleis what you are looking for.