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‘He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe’ (also longest title)

'He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe' (also longest title)
“I’ve got the power, to pick up a flower” went the playground song. “But it’ll take about an hour. Or two.”

“The battle has started, but He-Man has farted. And Skeletor said…”

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Robbery Bob: The best kind of burglary

Robbery Bob: The best kind of burglary
There are two varieties of home intruder. The first is someone obsessed with their next fix, desperate to steal electronic equipment to exchange for a below-market-value pricepoint behind a nearby pub. The second is Robbery Bob.

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ORC: Vengeance – From iD Software to MORDOR

ORC: Vengeance - From iD Software to MORDOR
We mentioned ORC: Vengeance late last week - a gloomily handsome iOS dungeon crawler in the Diablo tradition that's one of the finest examples of its genre on the platform right now.

Sniffing an interesting story behind the game, we sat down with its creators to find out more about where the game came from.

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The Act: Cartoon capers and a pretty lady. Huzzah.

The Act: Cartoon capers and a pretty lady. Huzzah.
The Act is an odd one. It’s a delightful interactive cartoon that can’t help but make you smile, but also something of an extravagance at £1.99.

It’s Carry On Matron as animated by 101 Dalmations era Disney, with a cameo from Jessica Rabbit. The word ‘charming’ has never been better used.

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Catapult King: It’s Angry Birds, just in three dimensions!

Catapult King: It’s Angry Birds, just in three dimensions!
Will launching projectiles at physics objects ever get old? Probably not. After all, who doesn’t like destroying things? It’s what we’re bred for. We start off knocking over piles of toy bricks, graduate to Jenga and then move onto concentrating on the world in general.

Fred Dibnah is our king.

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Feed me Oil won’t trouble your gag reflex

Feed me Oil won't trouble your gag reflex
Sadly this isn't a game that deals exclusively with funneling oil into the mouths of willing victims. For those kicks, stranger, you'll have to go elsewhere. Nor, indeed, is it a chilling insight into society's reliance on fossil fuels.

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TwinGo! – the next Cut The Rope?

TwinGo! - the next Cut The Rope?
There are certain puzzle games that appear groomed for stardom by Chillingo, the iOS publisher propelled to fame and fortune through its association with Angry Birds.

Is upstart developer SpaceNoize's TwinGo! one of them?

Parkin investigates.

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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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Snapshot: iBomber Pacific’s ‘Dig In’ Mechanic

Snapshot: iBomber Pacific's 'Dig In' Mechanic
iBomber Pacific, the latest Tower defense game from Chillingo is an assured expresson of one of gaming's youngest genres.

But in the addition of the 'Dig In' mechanic, the game adds more than a mere gimmick...

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Tie-in Tuesday: Woody Woodpecker (iOS)

Tie-in Tuesday: Woody Woodpecker (iOS)
Every first weekday beginning in T, Hookshot Inc brings you the horrors (and occasional joys) of the mobile games released to orbit around entertainment brands like money-hungry satellites.

This time we've chosen, erm, Woody Woodpecker.

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