‘ROOMS: The Toymaker’s Mansion’ iOS Review – Sliding Tiles Can Be Fun!

ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion By: Jonghwa Kim / Handmade Game Somehow I'd never heard of Handmade Game's ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion before, even though it had been released as a free-to-play game back in 2013 as The Mansion: A Puzzle of Rooms. The developers regretted going that route and recently re-released the game as a fully premium experience with no ads or in-app-purchases. It now matches the PC version, featuring 144 levels…

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‘Total Party Kill’ Review: It’s To Die For

Total Party Kill By: Jussi Simpanen / Adventure Islands Dungeon crawling is a dangerous hobby, and not everyone can make it out alive in the hunt for treasure. But what if death was the answer? That's the idea behind Total Party Kill, the latest puzzle game from Jussi Simpanen. Sharing some similarities with Persephone and Sometimes You Die, this creative puzzler has you killing your friends so you can climb their corpses…

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‘Minit’ iOS Review: A Bite-Sized Adventure for Bite-Sized Devices

Minit By: Devolver Digital Ever since Minit was announced, I'd been hoping it would come to mobile devices. The bite-sized gameplay seemed perfect for on-the-go play. And now that it's finally made its way over to iOS, I can confirm that it is indeed a great fit for the platform. If you're not familiar with the game, it's a Zelda-like action-adventure RPG that's played through 60-seconds at a time. In some ways…

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‘Forgotton Anne‘ iOS Review: An Experience You Won’t Soon Forget

Forgotton Anne By: Hitcents.com / Throughline Games If you've ever thought that it might fun to be part of a Ghibli movie, then Throughline Games' Forgotton Anne is the game you've been looking for. It's been out on other platforms for about a year now, but I hadn't heard of it until it's iOS release was announced. After seeing one screenshot from it, I knew it was a game I needed to…

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Apollo: A Dream Odyssey – Review and Walkthrough

Apollo: A Dream Odyssey By: JAE HO SHIN / Skylab Entertainment I'm always on the lookout for puzzle games that do something unique, and it doesn't hurt if they have an art style that's easy on the eyes. The latest one I decided to give a try is Apollo: Dream Odyssey, which looked promising with its low-poly art style and gameplay that takes place on the surface of a globe. It reminds…

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‘Very Little Nightmares’ Review: Very Literal Nightmare

Very Little Nightmares By: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe / Alike Studio While I never played Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares myself, I heard a lot of great things about it. So I was excited when a mobile prequel was announced, called Very Little Nightmares (VLN), developed by Alike Studio. Since it was being designed specifically for touchscreens in an isometric view and in portrait mode, it made me think of Monument Valley, and…

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‘Alt-Frequencies’ Review: Let’s Do the Time Loop Again

Alt-Frequencies By: Plug In Digital / Accidental Queens French developer Accidental Queens have a history of making experimental games that both toy with unique mechanics and also try to tackle sensitive social issues and convey meaningful messages. Their first game, A Normal Lost Phone, had you going through the phone of a teen who's struggling to find their place in the world. The spiritual sequel, Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, dealt with…

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‘Luna Strange’ Review: Strangely Broken

Luna Strange By: Fantastic, yes Luna Strange is a new room escape game by Fantastic, yes, the developers of Returner 77 and Returner Zhero. These developers have already proven that they know how to make a game that looks great, and I enjoyed aspects of both their previous works, so it was an easy enough choice to buy their latest for only $0.99. Luna Strange is not set in space like the…

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