‘Tiny Bubbles’ Review: Even More Satisfying Than Popping Bubble Wrap

Tiny Bubbles™ By: Pine Street Codeworks LLC I'll be honest with you here. It's been hard to get excited about new iOS games lately, especially my favorite genre -- puzzles. After such a strong 2017, the truly great games have only been trickling in for 2018. It's why I keep finding myself going back to Six Match after I complete my Dissembler dailies. So when I saw Pine Street Codeworks' Tiny Bubbles,…

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‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a…

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Review: ‘Six Match’ is My New Match-3 Obsession

Six Match By: Aaron Steed I'm always on the lookout for a new microtransaction-free match-three game to play when I have some down time, and my latest obsession is Aaron Steed's Six Match. While you might think the genre is overdone and there's nothing new to be seen, Six Match adds enough of a twist to make it feel fresh. It's a relaxed, endless, turn-based game in which you always have six…

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‘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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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