puzzle

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....

City of Secrets Review

This console quality offering from Aidem Media is so easy to jump into, yet so satisfyingly varied and content-packed, that it easily straddles the border between casual and hardcore appeal. It feels sinfully underpriced on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but don't worry; we won't tell anyone should you happen to indulge....

Bubble Dreams Review

I'm not sure if the soothing piano music which gently plays throughout, the chimerical visuals being bathed in soft and warm pastel hues, or simply the relaxed and relaxing pace of the gameplay were to blame, but a few levels into Bubble Dreams, I felt my eyelids beginning to close of their own accord....

Kami Retro Review

Boasting a delightfully garish neo-retro style and fine line in old school difficulty, Gamevil's latest, Kami Retro, an expertly crafted love letter to the 8-bit era, feels familiar enough to be instantly intuitive, yet its gripping gameplay remains surprisingly fresh throughout....

Super Ball Escape Review

With a gritty, tech-noir-ish tone and aesthetic, fully-fledged storyline told via sumptuous hand-drawn cutscenes and plenty of pulse-pounding stealth-based action, Playlithium's thrilling new game, Super Ball Escape, turns the rolling-ball genre's tendency towards the cute and colorful on its head. Think Metal Gear meets Super Monkey Ball......

Chicken Escape Review

Question: Why did the chicken lay her egg on a axe? Answer: She wanted to hachet. Now, if that little joke didn't have you doubled over with mirth, jog on, Chicken Escape isn't the game for you. But, if you did crack a smile, chances are you're gonna absolutely adore what End Boss Games (great name) have cooked up for their App Store debut....

The Flood: Salvation Review

The key elements of well-liked physics puzzle games such as Ramps and Angry Birds really aren't all that difficult to decipher. Let's see, both boast an intuitive concept, just the right balance of trickiness and 'one more go' playability, a pleasing art style and/or chirpy characters. Sadly, The Flood: Salvation possesses none of the above. And in their place we get needlessly convoluted game mechanics, clunky drag-and-drop controls and a rag doll with all the charisma of a bloated corpse....

Captain Puzzle Review

Tired of an apparently never ending barrage of bland puzzle games that seem content to rehash the ol' Match-3 formula without ever really contributing much in the way of innovation or originality to the genre? Well, never fear folks, because Spearhead Entertainment's Captain Puzzle is here to save the day with a colorful comic book aesthetic, tongue-in-cheek titular character who, hilariously, looks like a cross between Superman and Johnny Bravo, and over 50 levels of fun-packed action puzzling....

Cardboard Castle Review

You really only have to glance at one of its sumptuous screenshots or give the trailer a quick viewing to get a sense of the care, love and attention that went into crafting Cardboard Castle. It's a shame then that while the game is a stylistic triumph and makes inventive use of its cardboard cut-out world setting, a string of samey puzzles fail to capture the imagination....