‘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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What Remains of Edith Finch: Switch Review and Gameplay Videos

What Remains of Edith Finch By: Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive Giant Sparrow's What Remains of Edith Finch released on PC and consoles back in 2017, and since then I'd been holding out, hoping it would one day come to mobile devices. Unfortunately, that day has not come, but the next-best thing happened -- it was ported over to the Nintendo Switch. As I personally don't have a great PC setup, the…

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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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‘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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‘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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‘The Gardens Between’ iOS Review: Time is the Essence

The Gardens Between By: The Voxel Agents Once in a while, a game comes along that's the complete package and every little detail shows that it's a work of love. The Gardens Between, by The Voxel Agents, is one such game, combining stunning visuals, clever puzzle mechanics, a moving story, and even a haunting soundtrack all into one breathtaking experience that can be described as nothing less than magical. Though it's been…

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