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*
Next up, angry melons! Batuhan Akalin's truck-mounted, precision-guided fruits don't quite unseat the reigning champs of action and physics puzzlers when it comes to gameplay depth, but this game's real-time user feedback should still make it a contender for genre fans.
We’ve got two top-rated games and a total of ten promo codes up for grabs this week! First up is Groundbreaking Games’ action-packed and addictive Puckerz!, which just received a massive new update. iPad owners who like their games quirky, cute and drop dead gorgeous are in for a real treat too with the HD version of Grove Keeper by CGMatic Co.
If Big Pixel were aiming to out-cute practically every other game on the App Store with Land-a Panda, they succeed with flying colors. This physics-based puzzler, which tasks you with reuniting a pair of star-crossed panda bears who (repeatedly) find themselves at opposite ends of intricate up-in-the-air obstacle courses, oozes charm and off-kilter charisma from every black and white pore.
Sven Van De Perre of Monkube took some time out from his busy game development schedule to chat with iFanzine. You'll recall Monkube recently brought us "6th Planet," a fusion of game and comic book so interesting, cleverly designed, and well polished that we just had to give it a perfect score. Read inside for the story behind Monkube's debut project, and see whether "6th Planet" is just the tip of the iceberg for this must-watch iOS game development studio!
Five out of five chimps agree: this mega collaboration from Monkube and a number of art studios is the best darn iteration of "lunar lander" you'll find on the iOS. Boasting perfectly fine-tuned physics, a wonderfully illustrated sci-fi story filled with as many twists as the game's complex levels, and a pick-up-and-play interface, 6th Planet gives the iOS gamer just about everything he or she would ever look for in a videogame -- and then some!
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.
Eighth grader's game soars to the top of the Free App charts shortly after release; wins millions of iDevice gamers' hearts. Sounds like the plot of a feel-good movie, right? Well, believe it -- grassroots bloggers and large news outlets alike have been whipped into a tizzy by the story surrounding Nay Games' breakout effort. But how does the unassuming Bubble Ball hold up under the game reviewer's lens?
Now, here's something refreshing: an App Store entry that makes absolutely no pretenses. Right off the bat Nexus Game Studios lets you know that Gravonaut is very retro -- and very, very challenging. If you think you're prepared for this level of difficulty just because your gaming days started when cutting edge releases used to look like Gravonaut...think again!