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Reviews

Tokyo Jungle – review

Tokyo Jungle - review
Life's a constant struggle for survival when you're a small pet in a big hat on the streets of a post-apocalyptic city. But is there more to Sony Japan's offbeat game than shagging, killing and eating? More importantly, does there need to be?

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Voyager: the way you make me felt

Voyager: the way you make me felt
Voyager is an endless flyer (although, technically, it's not endless) created from bits of sheep (the wool, not the squidgy stuff).

Hookshot Inc. takes a stop-motion look.

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10000000 – review

10000000 - review
Parkin takes a look at 10000000, an 'endless match three-er' for iOS that has nudged our Ascension this past week in sucking up Hookshot Inc's free time.

Have at you!

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Review round-up: Deadlight, Dyad and Hawks

Review round-up: Deadlight, Dyad and Hawks
Video game retailers may be taking it easy this summer ahead of the gathering October release storm, but downloadable games currently rain from the heavens like a wet week in Cornwall.

We've been busy writing up our thoughts on some of these releases in other quarters of the internet and thought it might be neat to share those thoughts in the parish of Hookshot Inc.

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Attention Olympic ceremony kid: what to play on your 3DS

Attention Olympic ceremony kid: what to play on your 3DS
One participant in Saturday night's dazzling Olympic ceremony wasn't quite so enamored by the spectacle, instead choosing to watch videos of fake games on his 3DS.

Parkin picks out some of the best DSWare titles he could be enjoying instead.

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Bridge Constructor: A bridge too far

Bridge Constructor: A bridge too far
You can keep your football, first person shooter and dragon fantasy games. Wood, steel and tension is the future of interactive excellence.

Or is it?

Parkin tries his hand at civil engineering in the iOS game that asks you to build bridges over rivers with infuriating, yet compelling results.

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Slingshot Racing – review

Slingshot Racing - review
A Micro Machines-style racing game which uses grappling hooks for cornering?

Seems Crescent Moon Games is trying to tap into Hookshot Inc.’s bias with its latest exceptional iOS title.

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Velocity – review

Velocity - review
Parkin takes a look at FuturLab's latest PSN Mini, an 80s shoot 'em up with a teleporting conceit at its heart that turns a rudimentary game into an essential one.

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774 Deaths – review

774 Deaths – review
As rapid-fire as Wario Ware and as relentlessly cruel as Super Meat Boy, Square-Enix's latest iOS game may be a brutal jewel, but it's also an irresistable one.

Parkin looks at Hookshot Inc.'s latest Must Play recommendation.

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Fairway Solitaire – review

Fairway Solitaire - review

★★★★

It’s a few years since Big Fish games first coupled golf and solitaire into a unlikely video game hybrid. But in the intervening time and journey from PC/ Mac to mobile, Fairway Solitaire has been re-landscaped, its rough edges rounded into what is now a bullet-like strike deep into that obsessive compulsive part of the human brain that will endlessly compete against the luck of the draw in search of a victory over the odds.

Fairway Solitaire isn’t a Must Play because it’s beautiful, surprising or especially clever. Indeed, there’s a lot that’s bothersome about the execution here....

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Bug Princess 2 – review

Bug Princess 2 – review

Cave has done something kind of strange with Bug Princess 2, its latest bullet hell transplant from arcade to iOS. It has made the game accessible. Sort of.

But don't worry, it's still utterly insane, folks!

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Epic Astro Story – Review

Epic Astro Story - Review
Kairosoft's latest mixes the obsession-forming number-crunching made popular in Game Dev Story with Sim City-style world building.

The results are fascinating.

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