Category Archives: $3.99

'Device 6' Review - An Interactive Story Unlike Any You've Ever Experienced

Device 6 [$3.99] is the newest project from developer Simogo — an independent team that has quickly risen to the cream of the crop among iOS developers. But you won't find endless runners or dual-stick shooters in their repertoire — with games like 2012’s Beat Sneak Bandit [$2.99] and this year’s Year Walk [$3.99], Simogo has shown that they know how to utilize the platform’s strengths like few others are doing. In Device 6, Simogo brings that same relentless ambition to the genre of interactive fiction and crafts an experience unlike any other I’ve encountered on iOS...

'Incredipede' Review - This Physics Puzzler Has Legs. So Many Legs.

Quozzle lacks most of what we might call heroic virtues. She hasn't got a body, or even much of a face. She's an eyeball, a few exposed bones and some scraps of flesh and muscle. A monster. But as the hero of Incredipede [$3.99], she has heart. She has tenacity. She has everything you give her. She might not look like a hero, but she'll have you feeling like one...

I like most of Hexage’s iOS offerings, Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman [Free] included. They have worked consistently to cement a signature art direction with each of their IP - colorful, simpler art that is easy on the eyes – and have backed up each new game with engaging mechanics to solidify its gameplay...

If you’re into turn-based strategy games, or more specifically hex-battlefield games like Civil War 1863 [$1.99 / Free], you may have heard of Hunted Cow Studios. The studio has steadily carved out a niche in the hex-strategy genre over the past few years. Ancient Battle: Rome [$1.99] is the company’s latest iOS adventure. It’s chock full of historical tidbits, challenging maps, horses and even a few elephants. That’s right, you get to fight with horses and elephants. Are you excited yet?..

Zombies. What can you say about them? Sure, they've been around for a long time, and I am a huge zombie fan (and horror in general). It pains me to say that, despite the history of zombies, in the current state of things, they are way overdone. Everyone and everything has used zombies to some extent. Even in a crappy zombie love story movie...

'Solar Flux HD' iPad Review - Setting Suns on Fire

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August 25th, 2013 12:00 PM EDT by Nissa Campbell in $3.99, 4 stars, Game Center, Games, iPad Games, Puzzle, Reviews
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Solar Flux HD [$1.99 (HD)] sends you off into space, alone on a mission to refuel the many stars of the galaxy. Over the course of 80 levels you go out, leaving the safety of your space station with a gentle slingshot, collect fuel (called flux), and shoot it into dying stars. You keep them from going nova, keep them from collapsing, keep them from burning out...

A couple of weeks back we checked out a very interesting looking upcoming original fighting game for the iOS platform called Cool Clash [$0.99 / Free], and skirting the typical Thursday release schedule the game is now available in the App Store. The immediately noticeable thing about Cool Clash is how brilliantly animated it is. The characters and backgrounds are all hand-drawn, and in motion it looks like you're playing an actual cartoon...

I love reading, but I sure don't do enough of it. Too many video games to play, you know? Well, combining reading with video games seems like a solid solution to that problem. Choice of Games has been releasing choose-your-own-adventure style gamebooks on iOS for the past few years, and we've previously enjoyed and reviewed a couple from their extensive library, specifically Choice of Kung Fu [$2.99] and To the City of the Clouds [$1.99]...

'Rymdkapsel' Review - Minimalist Base-Building Among the Stars

It took me a long time to beat Grapefrukt's Rymdkapsel [$3.99] a second time, even after playing it for a week...

When Cut the Rope first landed in late 2010, it was heralded as "the next Angry Birds" for striking that balance between cutesy visuals, just-challenging-enough puzzles, and accessible mechanics that reached a broad audience of players. And it was an awesome game, one which I played to death when it came out. And, much like Angry Birds, Zepto Lab has continuously updated Cut the Rope with new content packs since its release...

Folks looking for some Minecraft on the go have found solace in a game called Survivalcraft [$3.99]. A labor of love from a solo developer, Survivalcraft adds a significantly more robust experience than Mojang's actual Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free], an experience that we thoroughly enjoyed in our review of the game. Minecraft: PE has its own set of strengths and is definitely on its way to becoming closer to its desktop counterpart, but in the meantime Survivalcraft keeps expanding at a rapid pace, giving Mojang a run for their money...

If you've been staying on top of your good game releases, then you should be familiar with Frogmind's atmospheric "flap-former" Badland [$3.99]. Its crazy physics, simple controls, stylish look, and cleverly-designed levels are all big reasons why we really dug Badland in our review from back in April. And if you are familiar with Badland, then you're probably also familiar with how it's structured: basically the game is divided into different Days, which are further divided up into the different times of day...

'Hero of Many' for iPad Review - A Hero Indeed

'Hero of Many' for iPad Review - A Hero Indeed

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June 28th, 2013 11:00 AM EDT by Kris Goorhuis in $3.99, 4.5 stars, Adventure, Games, iPad Games, Reviews
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A flow of liquid gurgles with the inscrutable distance and hollow resonance of undersea sounds. Cavernous at this magnification, passages and expanses stretch to the peripheries of vision and worm off into the distance, hazed by the faintly colored substance that bloats them. In the depths of some unknown body, there is life...

'ExZeus 2' Review - Kicking Alien Tail has never Felt so Good

When I tell you that ExZeus 2 [$6.99] gets almost every arcade-action gaming mechanic right, I’m probably understating the truth. This is one of the most fun action games that I have ever played on iOS. As a giant flying robot, you blast your way through legions of aliens just before landing on a building to kick some alien tail - Bruce Lee style. Gameplay switches up on a dime, with intuitive controls. One minute you’re riding a motorcycle in the city and the next, you’re taking the fight to space in a game of R-Type. The balanced leveling system keeps you empowered as the challenges continue to grow. ..

One of the coolest releases on the App Store this year has been Frogmind's Badland [$3.99], an atmospheric, physics-heavy cave-flyer that was as simple as pie to play and chock full of fun. The game was spread across 40 distinct levels that were grouped together as "Day I" with more levels always part of the plan for future updates. This week, Badland saw its first big content update which introduces "Day II" and 10 brand-new levels...

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