‘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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‘Magnibox’ iOS Review: Rules of Attraction

Magnibox By: Joseph Gribbin One type of game that there's no shortage of on iOS is Sokoban, especially PC ports. The block-pushing genre lends itself well to the platform, as it usually doesn't require fast reflexes, and the controls are mostly directional swipes. Some recent highlights for me were Pipe Push Paradise and Persephone, both games I highly recommend playing if you haven't done so yet. As a big puzzle fan, I'm…

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‘Jumpgrid’ iOS Review: Five Finger Fillet Without the Knife

Jumpgrid By: Ian MacLarty You know that knife game you sometimes see in movies and TV shows, where some big shot tough guy quickly stabs the space between his fingers, trying to avoid mutilating himself? I wouldn't actually attempt that myself, but I feel more capable of doing so after spending hours with Ian MacLarty's Jumpgrid on iOS. It requires that same kind of finesse and precision -- which I don't usually…

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SteamWorld Quest: Review and Gameplay Videos

SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech By: Image & Form Some of you may have noticed that I've started covering a few Switch games. Mostly, they're still games that will likely come to iOS eventually, so think of these as very, very early iOS reviews. In any case, I'll probably be dialing these back a bit this month since so many great games are coming to iOS over the next few weeks.…

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‘Ordia’ Review: One Does Not Simply Walk Into Ordia

Ordia By: Loju LTD Causality was one of my favorite games of 2017 and remains one of my favorite puzzlers. It has clever time-traveling mechanics, is extremely user-friendly with its ability to rewind your mistakes, and it's all tied up in a nice, neat package with pleasant visuals. So of course I was excited to hear that developer Loju was working on another game. Ordia released last week and isn't quite as…

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‘Astrologaster’ Review: Huzzah! Huzzah!

Astrologaster By: Nyamyam If someone asked what my astrological sign is and then tried to tell me what it means and how our two signs relate to each other, I might go along with it, but would be internally screaming and looking for a way to change the subject. So you might say I'm the target audience for the narrative choice-based game, Astrologaster, by Tengami developer Nyamyam. It pokes fun at the…

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‘Whispers of a Machine’ Review: You Are What You Say

Whispers of a Machine By: Raw Fury / Clifftop Games / Faravid Interactive I always appreciate when we mobile gamers get a game at the same time as other platforms, especially when it's something that took a lot of time and effort to make. There's no shortage of free, shallow hidden object games in the App Store, but the full-blown, satisfying point-and-click adventures usually get ported over months or years later, if…

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