Category Archives: match-three

‘Kensho’ Review: A Gorgeous Puzzler That’s Missing a Little Something

Kenshō By: FIFTYTWO What first attracted me to FIFTYTWO's new puzzle game, Kenshō, were the gorgeous animations and lovey music in the App Store trailer video. I'm happy to say that that the game delivers every bit on both accounts. But what's hard to tell from that video is what that gameplay would be like, and that's unfortunately where the game falters a bit. In Kenshō, you're following the story of a robotic cube as he travels around, meeting other creatures like a deer or hummingbird. Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: February 25, 2017

Another Saturday is upon us so it must be time for My Week Unwrapped! It's been a pretty busy week for me, catching up on some games from a few weeks back, some new ones, as well as some upcoming ones. First off, I finished my walkthrough guide for Hidden Folks. If you're playing it and are having trouble wi a few of the trickier folks or objects, give it a go. I did something a little different than usual, as I gave hints and a small area where you can find each item instead of just outright Read more [...]

AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each game. Snakebird - If you've been paying close attention this year, you probably aren't too surprised to hear that Noumenon Games' Read more [...]

Aurora – Puzzle Adventure: Review

Aurora - Puzzle Adventure By: Silverback Games Let me start this review by saying that I absolutely love the idea behind Silverback Games' Aurora - Puzzle Adventure. I even love the puzzle design -- most of the time. It's creative, clever, and sometimes downright tricky. It's because I like the puzzles so much that I put up with a lot that I didn't like in order to enjoy them. There are so many things in Aurora that unnecessarily waste the player's time. There's too much forced between the player Read more [...]

‘Swap Sword’ Review: Matchy Slashy

Swap Sword By: Alec Thomson If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm a big fan of match-three games, but not the kind that you see in abundance in the App Store. I prefer the deeper games that rely on skill (and a bit of luck), where you can't buy your way ahead. Since most match-three games are free with timers and pay-to-win in-app purchases (IAP), I perk up at the slightest whiff of a game without any of that nonsense. The hardcore match-three RPG, Hero Emblems, Read more [...]