Do you like playing with balls? Yeah! Now you can play with all the balls you want and it’s only $2.99! Sparkle 2, by 10tons Ltd, provides non-stop ball popping action… err, orb popping… err, let’s try marble popping action. Its predecessor was the popular and award-winning Sparkle, so does Sparkle 2 manage to live up to its proud legacy of marble-ous action?
Bridgy Jones is a man who loves his dog Bonner. They travel through the countryside on a locomotive that's chugging along with a supply of crates. Although they're a cute pair, there is nothing easy going about this bridge building game, and that's a good thing. If you survive an initial bout of frustration, the pleasures this title offers will gradually win you over.
The new puzzle game, Scurvy Scallywags, was made by Beep Games, Inc. and Ron Gilbert, formerly of Double Fine Studios. Gilbert is famous for having worked on classic adventure games such a Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series, but has he managed to instill his own brand of magic in this game? Or should we just eat a bunch of lemons to ward off a most unpleasant experience?
Puzzle games are almost a dime a dozen these days. Sometimes it can feel like a puzzle game just trying to find a good one in the App Store. So with every new release of a game in the genre, you always hope that you've stumbled onto a treasure that will keep you occupied for hours. Is Jewel Thieves: Knight's Armor that game? Or is this treasure trove destined for the dump?
Hinges. I risked Maya's life for hinges to help build the medical tent at our safehouse. It should have been a routine outing. The few homes where it was suspected hinges might be found were just a block away. Maya had been out on tougher missions before, and this seemed like a walk in the park for the military-trained woman I'd met just a few days before. However, in a zombie apocalypse, there's no such thing as a walk in the park any more. Each step forward is the one that could kill you. This is the world of Undead Labs' State of Decay.
If I didn't know better, I'd have guessed that I just finished playing Draw Something 3 on my iPhone. But no, that's not the case at all. Despite the familiar feeling, this is not a mobile game from Zynga and OMGPOP (they're not exactly in game making mode these days), but instead is the first mobile-exclusive game from Disney Interactive -- ScribbleMix! And no, it has nothing to do with Dub Step. This video game is all about doodles. Sorry, I mean scribbles. And monsters!
With Game of Thrones ready to wrap up its season, bloody dungeon and castle adventures are in short supply this summer. Kingdom Rush Frontiers, the follow-up to the highly praised tower defense title Kingdom Rush, will help satiate some of that thirst thanks to its absolutely over the top game play. A combination of comic book inspired art and old school RPGs, Kingdom Rush Frontiers doesn't disappoint.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is nearly 10 years old, and this dense, thematically fulfilling RPG finally finds a home on the iPad. Tablet users hungering for hours to kill will have a field day with this title, and newbies will discover a dark, uncompromising tale that brings added depth to the George Lucas created universe.
Memory is fragile. Who you are is essentially a collection of experiences coded and cataloged in your cranium for cross reference later. Your essence, your soul, is housed somewhere in your synapses. Without your memories you are no longer you. Just a hulking mass of animal instinct no different than the next poor sod who has had their memory wiped. Remember Me has a high sci-fi concept, but will it stick in the spaces between your synapses or trickle right out your ears?
Bringing up the ethical dilemmas in the midst of a puzzle/platforming game is a tough accomplishment, but The Swapper does so in a manner that is unforgettable in its execution. A small group of Finnish independent developers, ironically named Facepalm Games, have created an experience that is on par with the recent side-scrolling classics that have boomed throughout the indie scene over the past few years, such as Super Meat Boy, Braid, and Limbo. The game also evokes a sense of exploration and re-exploration that reminds us of Castlevania and Metroid. So keep a clone handy and be ready to have your brain swapped, because today, we review The Swapper.