Author Archives: Talor Berthelson


'Super Mole Escape' Review - Holy Moley It's Fun

Super Mole Escape [Free] just nails every aspect of what a casual mobile game should be, in that it's fun to play with much to unlock while you play it. It also helps that it has a little extra something that's often forgotten in these types of games: multiplayer...

It doesn't take much thought to understand what Shellrazer [$2.99] is all about, and it's easy to dismiss it as 'just another shooter' for iOS. However, Shellrazer is a bit different in that it's simple, fun, challenging and has enough content to keep you playing for quite a while. Most games can only accomplish one or two of those things, and that's what this special...

We've all likely played our fair share of endless runners by now, or endless diver I guess in this case, but have you played one where you play as a penguin strapped to a rocket? Chances are you haven't, and Captain Antarctica [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)] is that game you haven't yet played, and you probably should...

It's been decades since the original Centipede hit the arcades and Atari consoles, and it's an understatement to say that a lot has happened since that time. Babies born then are now adults, new cars are now antiques, and game graphics are rivaling CG movies. Now, Centipede has returned to show us that the game still has what it takes after all these years, enhancing a classic while keeping what made it good intact in the process...

Like it or not, you can’t ignore the physics puzzle category on iOS. With so many games to play that are just like it, why would anyone want to play Eager Beaver [$0.99]? Because you’ve never played one with an incredibly excited beaver before, that’s why...

If Disco Kitten [$0.99] teaches us anything about rhythm games, it’s that they don’t need any licensed music or any fancy gimmick controllers to be good. Instead of being the next “rhythm” game that gets lost in the shuffle, Disco Kitten is a game that focuses on the music as an enhancement more than being the core way to play the game...

Coming up with just one word to describe Hasta La Muerte [$1.99] is easy, it's different. Different in that it doesn't play much like any other games on iOS these days, and has a crazy visual style to go along with it...

The ideas behind most hidden object games are fairly cliche by now, with the majority either focusing on spooky mansions where apparitions talk to you, or in victorian era villages where steampunk and high society are the main themes. Criminal Investigation Agents: Petrodollar$ [$2.99 / $4.99] does things a bit differently, and isn't a great game, but is so fun to laugh at while playing it's worth checking out...

The demarcation of a mobile game has changed rapidly over the past few years, yet the most popular games on the App Store still tend to be those that can be played in short bursts at any time without much introduction. Subway Surfers [Free] definitely fits that bill, and is a game you’ll keep coming back to, unable to pull away for too long at a time...

It’s surprising that we don’t see that many flight games on iOS often (just ask the locals), so you repeatedly have to take your chances on them and hope for the best. Air Mail [$2.99] sits on top of the pile, and manages to be fun in ways you may not expect...

Crashing into things and making them explode almost never gets old, and that’s exactly what Bravo Games was banking on when it released Crash Mayhem [Free]. Luckily, this game lives up to its name and is just as fun as it may sound...

After seeing Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels [$2.99] for the first time, you might be wondering why another dual stick shooter is necessary on iOS, considering the hundreds of others already available. The answer isn’t always an easy one, but let’s just say that Monster Shooter shows why we shouldn’t just be writing off the genre altogether...

Simplistic controls are a staple in creating a competent iOS game these days, seeing as how Angry Birds [$0.99] soared to heights never expected, in part due to its easy pick-up and play format that anyone can enjoy...

'Bubble Pig' Review - Pigs Don't Fly, They Bounce

Donut Games has seemingly always had the philosophy of making small, simple games that only have a few bits of gameplay to speak of. Bubble Pig [$0.99] continues that trend by having one touch gameplay that is both fun and rewarding time after time...

Does the idea of yet another farming game sound exciting to you whatsoever? Your answer would likely be a resounding no, unless you’ve seen that there are still plenty of seeds to plant with Tractor Trails [$0.99], the farming game that is not only fun and exciting but plays more like a puzzle game rather than the next FarmVille [Free] clone...