puzzle

Tomb Slider Review

While we can't wait to see Alawar & friends tackle more action games after "Shake Spears!," the ultra-creepy but ultra-fun "Tomb Slider" reminds us why casual puzzle games are still the company's bread and butter. ...

First Look: Wyv and Keep

"Across Age" and "Cavorite," stirred together? Be still, my beating heart! iFanzine recently spent some time with the PC demo for "Wyv and Keep," which will make it to iOS among the number of release platforms a jolly corpse is planning to tackle. Okay, maybe we're cheating, but we just couldn't resist getting our grubby game-previewing hands on this one after we learned about its cool teamwork premise. ...

PirateGunner Review

Aye, if you pass up Black Pearl Games' and Lakoo's "Pirate Gunner" you be missing out on one o' the finest action puzzle experiences in the App Store Sea. Arrr!...

Cado Hands-on Preview

If I'm honest, I've got a love-hate relationship with games like Cado. Now, I do love a good physics-based puzzler because generally they're perfectly suited to pick-up-and-play or on-the-go gaming. But I also sort of hate these addictive little blighters as they unfailingly begin devouring every second of free time I've got. And then some!...

Giveaway: Win Race After 1977, Spidey Riley & Redneck Jellyfish!

Wowzers, this week's promo code contest is a real doozy: we've got a whole bunch of codes for not one, not two, but three awesome iOS games up for grabs! Fire up your Twitter accounts to be in with a chance of winning free copies of Race After 1977, Redneck Jellyfish and Spidey Riley! Full details after the jump....

First Look: Means of Escape

So you guys are looking forward to all the Unreal Engine-powered games on their way to the App Store, eh? Okay, here's another worth keeping an eye on. While digging around for details about Desert Zombie: Last Stand yesterday, I discovered Pub Games, one of the games studios involved with that title, are also hard at work on an intriguing platformer/puzzle game set to debut on PC and iPad later this year....

Jungle Games Review

If you ask me, Match-3 games are stuck in a bit of a monkey see, monkey do rut, with most tending to stick closely to the tried and tested grid-based, jewel bustin' format. Thankfully, indie developers Koordinauten GmbH rip up the rulebook for Jungle Games......

Mystic Forest Review

Like the eyeball-equipped flora that populate it, Mystic Forest is an eccentric creature indeed. It's certainly not without its flaws at present, but worth a look if you could go for a puzzle-adventure and don't mind putting on some platforming shoes....

Blupt! Review

Blupt! is an ambitious little game. In an App Store chock-full of Angry Birds and Cut The Rope rehashes and reiterations, refreshingly, for this physics puzzler, Unboring SL has come up with an interesting new gameplay formula! Do these innovative ideas succeed, or make things overly complicated? Read on to find out! *burp*...

Ships N’ Battles Review

Don't you just love a title that tells you exactly what to expect from the game? Skahal Studios certainly delivers on their promise of ships, and battles, and what's more, the title of their debut iOS offering doubles as a clever play on the fact that it's a rendition of the much beloved classic "Battleship"! ...

Greedy Bankers Review

What's this then, an iPhone game that takes a timely satirical swipe at the unscrupulous financial fat cats who've all but brought the world economy to its knees? Sadly, and in spite of Greedy Bankers boasting a unique political cartoon-ish art style, in name only. Instead Alistair Aitcheson's assured debut is a surprisingly compelling and sassy twist on the ol' Tetris style falling block/color matching puzzle mechanic....