casual puzzle

The Secret of Chateau de Moreau Review

Start with an Agatha Christie novel, stir in some delicious anime art, sprinkle in tons of clever brain-stumping puzzles, and you get Four Thirty Three's "The Secret of Chateau de Moreau." While not without some translation flaws, it's a truly gripping marriage of videogame and narrative. Here's to hoping there's more where this came from!...

Desert Quest Review

An imbalanced title if there ever was one! "Desert Quest" packs in gorgeous visuals, variety, smoothly working technicals, and plenty of content. It's set back by the fact that the core of its gameplay is composed of rather lackluster combat and a find-the-needle-in-the-haystack approach to mission objectives....

DEO Review

Behold, a new cross between the side-scrolling platformer and the physics puzzler is born! Plugging "DEO" into a specific category is a challenge in and of itself, but if you're a fan of either of those genres you'll probably find lots to appreciate in this one from Strapped to a Meteor....

Drag’On Review

If you've been following iFanzine for awhile you'll no doubt remember "Yslandia," brought to us by MovingPlayer and BulkyPix last October. I wasn't sure what to expect when MovingPlayer made the jump from MMORPGs to casual puzzlers, but after "Drag'On" you'll hear no complaints from me if they decide to spend some more time in their newfound niche!...

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. ...

Necta Collecta Review

"Necta Collecta" exceeds player expectations in the amount of content it packs in. However, a distinct lack of tension in its gameplay takes the experience down a notch for those who like to see brisk challenge in their puzzle games....

Cave Dweller: Dy-No-Mite Review

"Cave Dweller" is sure to be a pleasant surprise for most casual puzzle fans who pick it up. Superbly crafted levels keep its core concept fresh enough for genre fans, but those in search of a gameplay style that significantly evolves with progress will be disappointed that there isn't more to dig into....

Feed the Rat Review

You'd think serving as a short-order cook for a mouse would be easy: just toss a piece of cheese on a plate and slide it on over. However, LovApps is determined to show us that it'll take more than that to Feed the Rat......

Pirate Gunner Hands-On Preview

Arrr, if ye be a puzzle fan, ye better make way on your iDevice for this upcomin' game courtesy o' Black Pearl and Lakoo. That's what our hands-on time with the game so far be tellin' us. Savvy?...

Lechuza Review

So close, and yet so far! "Lechuza" gives players an all-too-brief glimpse at a good Horror/casual adventure/Hidden Object mashup, and the game is ill served by the iPhone's small touchscreen. It does a great job of delivering an increasingly unsettling mood, though, so genre fans who like a little more fright in their games might still want to pick this one up despite its flaws....