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Golem Rage: Gameplay Video and Impressions

Golem Rage By: Zuki Games  Zuki Games' Golem Rage is one of those rare unicorns, a runner that's a paid game without any ads or in-app purchases (IAP). It's also level-based instead of endless, so those who are tired of infinite runners have something to look forward to. I've played a bit and the game is it really a good fit for me, but I still wanted to show off some gameplay and describe how it works. After a brief intro in the form of comic book frames, you take on the role of an enraged Read more [...]

Vandals: Review and Gameplay Videos

Vandals By: ARTE Experience (Cosmografik)  Cosmografik's Vandals is the latest turn-based puzzle game in the style of Square Enix's GO series, like Hitman GO (HMG), Lara Croft GO (LCG) and Deus Ex GO (DEG). While I never really got into HMG, I thoroughly enjoyed LCG and all its expansions. It had personality, atmosphere, tricky puzzles, and it felt great on a touchscreen. It raised the bar for what a mobile puzzle game could look like. Since then, I've been excited about every GO-style game Read more [...]

‘Candleman’ iOS Review: A Flickering Light in the Darkness

Candleman By: Spotlightor & CMGE  You'd be hard-pressed to find a game that embraces its theme so completely as Spotlightor's Candleman. You play as the titular character, a candle on two legs. He's on a search for meaning and discovers a lighthouse, then decides he wants to shine as bright as that lighthouse. He travels there through places like a dusty old library piled with books, a rocking ship with deadly flames throughout, and a forest bursting with colorful flowers. But most Read more [...]

Ovivo: iOS Review and Gameplay Videos

OVIVO By: Alex Vilassak (IZHARD)  I love when I see a game in the App Store that I never heard of before, but it looks really interesting and is reasonably priced, so I give it a shot and it turns out to be one of the best experiences I've had. Such is the case with IZHARD's OVIVO, one of the few platformers I've played through to the end. The black-and-white minimalistic artwork was the main appeal for me, but I was also intrigued by the unique gameplay mechanic. That said, the trailer Read more [...]

Umiro: Review and Gameplay Videos

Umiro By: Devolver Digital & Diceroll Studios From the moment I saw some GIFs and screenshots of Diceroll Studios' Umiro, I knew I needed to play it. I didn't know much about the gameplay itself other than that it's a puzzle game with unique mechanics. But, besides the artwork, I liked that everything appeared to take place on one screen in portrait mode, and it looked like the perfect one-handed iPhone game. My actual experience with it has had mixed results, though. In Umiro, you start Read more [...]