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Reviews

Offspring Fling Review

Offspring Fling Review
You're going to play Offspring Fling at least twice. Actually, you're going to play it a lot more than that, but twice - to completion - is your absolute minimum.

That's because Kyle Pulver's latest is two games folded into one. First you get the sweet, gently inventive puzzle-platformer, then all of that drops away and you get the cruel, precision-tooled speed runner.

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Fibble Review: Hope you like our new direction

Fibble Review: Hope you like our new direction
Fibble's a bit of a departure for Crytek. Gone are the guns, aliens and Nanosuits, and in their place is a weird little orange lump from outer space who likes rolling around in puddles of coffee.

Intrigued? Read on to see how this legendary PC developer handles its transition to iOS.

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Groove Coaster – Review

Groove Coaster - Review
Rez inspired rhythm action game Groove Coaster is understated and chic, marrying Taito's classic arcade sensibilities with some assured smartphone game design.

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Madcoaster Review: The Midnight Meat Wagon

Madcoaster Review: The Midnight Meat Wagon
Chillingo's latest is both a slick little autorunner and a feisty treatise on the pleasures of animal murder.

Madcoaster encourages you to power your little rollercoaster as far along the tracks as it will go, while also taking out any wildlife you encounter along the way.

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Sine Mora – Review

Sine Mora - Review
One of the few horizontal shoot 'em ups on XBLA, Sine Mora is a slick, warmhearted ode to the genre's Japanese classics, one that finds its own identity in assured art direction and a clutch of fascinating systems.

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I am Reacher: Tie-in Tuesday

I am Reacher: Tie-in Tuesday
A quick tap on the App store. The sharp taste of burnt coffee in his mouth. A hesitant wait. Reacher looked up, and saw a woman sheltering from the downpour at the bus stop admiring his iPhone 4S. A brunette, late thirties – hiding her curves in the folds of a long raincoat. ‘FBI’, thought Reacher, looking back at his download. It had completed.

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Review: RedLynx take their trials to iOS with MotoHeroz

Review: RedLynx take their trials to iOS with MotoHeroz
MotoHeroz previously had a life on WiiWare, but now it’s adjusted its landing angle to establish a perfect take off on app store ramp. Can RedLynx recreate their XBLA success on your commute to work, or will they end up frantically shaking the screen to get their cartoon racer back on four wheels?

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Review: Retro Racing (iOS)

Review: Retro Racing (iOS)
While my wife watches Coronation Street I sometimes get in trouble for exploding in indignant rage at whatever's happening on the touchscreen I'm clutching, and that my mind is currently using as a diversionary tactic. The most recent c-word explosion came during a bout of Retro Racing and, indeed, a very poignant moment when drunken maybe-murderer Steve was accused of being a bad father by his OWN son. There was high drama indeed.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Mass Effect – Infiltrator

Tie-in Tuesday: Mass Effect – Infiltrator
It’s not every day that you can sit on a train shooting aliens in the head, and feel that you’re genuinely helping to save the Universe. Mass Effect 3’s Galaxy at War system, however, does exactly that. I haven’t even booted up my copy of ME3 yet, but I know that in some way the Intel I rummage out of Cerberus’ drawers in Infiltrator will help the war effort.

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Tie-in Tuesday: Inspector Gadget’s MAD Dash

Tie-in Tuesday: Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash
Today's Tie-in Tuesday was due to a short treatise on The Simpsons: Tapped Out but, seeing as its popularity has caused EA servers to meltdown and the offending article to be removed from the App Store, instead we're going with a franchise with a similar amount of clout. That's right kids: Inspector Gadget.

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Review: I Am Alive

Review: I Am Alive
★★★★☆

Twelve months after the apocalypse and the surviving few of Haventon, Disunited States of America are settled into an uneasy sort of civility, one that could splinter into anarchy at the slightest provocation.

Parkin takes a stroll through the dust and degredation of Ubisoft Shangai's XBLA/ PSN blockbuster.

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Review: Nexuiz

Review: Nexuiz
★★☆☆☆

It’s fitting that Nexuiz’s title suggests someone fell asleep on the keyboard halfway through coming up with it, since there’s dribble on my gamepad from a brief snooze during the match-making process.

One would hazard a guess that there’s not a huge crowd playing this arena shooter throwback…

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