Author Archives: Big Albie


After a lot of disappointing efforts, I’ve finally found a good iPhone mini golf game with Glu Mobile's Mini Golf Wacky Worlds [$2.99], a fantasy golf game that delivers some creatively designed golf courses that are as fun as they are challenging...

I’ve always had a fascination with the “escape the room” gaming genre because in many ways, it’s a metaphor for the many hurdles that we may face and our ability to break through them. The concept which involves a degree of logic and ingenuity has been around for more than two decades, and there are more variations than I can imagine. One that caught my attention is iEscaper! - Escape from the Ninja’s Lair [$2.99] which combines the intrigue of Japanese culture with the challenge of a solid escape room game. ..

For those who enjoy numbers or think they need help with numbers, you may want to check out Reiner Knizia’s Robot Master [App Store], a neat game that looks easy at first, but can be quite daunting. It’s a puzzle game that is as much a test of your ability to plan as it is an assessment of your logic skills...

The tower defense genre has arguably seen a good deal of growth and evolution with many significant new releases this year. Defender Chronicles: Legend of the Desert King [$2.99] is one of the latest, and delivers a solid fixed-path TD game with RPG elements offering gamers a new twist. Whether or not you’re into the fantasy medieval theme, the gameplay itself provides enough challenge and depth that you may want to check it out...

Star Trek [App Store] is the latest movie to use a game as a marketing tool, and upfront, if you’re a Trekkie, this will appeal to you right away. If you’re not, then there are probably better top-down shooters in the world of iTunes...

I generally don’t like tap-to-shoot games because I've found little satisfaction in the ones I’ve tried... until I came across WWII Alone [App Store]. This crazy and addicting game caught me by surprise in terms of the fun and downright entertaining gameplay, and those that aspire to develop future tap-to-shoot games should look at WWII Alone and how its structured...

Adept Games' Trixel [App Store] is a seemingly simple logic game that involves flipping tiles on a board to match a tile pattern. That, however, is not what makes this game stand out.  ..

Just when you think you’ve seen enough of match-3 games, another comes walking through the door.. and this time for free. Color Drops [App Store] is from JVL Corporation whose mantra is “We take our games seriously”, and that’s obviously true in the case of Color Drops...