‘ALTER: Between Two Worlds’ Review – Into the Multiverse

ALTER: Between Two Worlds By: Crescent Moon Games / Fivestones Games Fivestones Games made quite the first impression this week when they released their debut mobile game, a hand-drawn puzzler called ALTER: Between Two Worlds. It has you playing as Ana, a woman with the ability to warp between parallel dimensions that occupy the same space. By pushing cubes around, hitting switches and manipulating lasers, she can prove her mastery over enemies…

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‘High Rise – A Puzzle Cityscape’ Review: Reach for the Sky

High Rise - A Puzzle Cityscape By: Florian Grolig Match-three games are one of my favorite genres to play on my iPhone when I have a few minutes to kill here and there. But I'm not talking about the free-to-play Candy Crush or its myriad of knock-offs. When a match-three game sucks me in and holds my attention, it's because it pushes the genre beyond what we're all used to. Match Six…

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‘Kingdom Two Crowns’ iOS Review: Long Live the Queen!

Kingdom Two Crowns By: Raw Fury Back in 2017 when Kingdom: New Lands (KNL) made its way over to iOS, I was impressed with the gorgeous pixel art, eerie soundtrack, and even the core gameplay loop. I liked the combination of actively running around to manage a kingdom, but not having to micromanage every worker. And while the short day and night cycles could be stressful, it kept the game moving at…

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‘Heal’ Review: Sensitivity Training

Heal: Pocket Edition By: Winterveil Studios There are few things that get me as excited about a game as its art style. I'm a sucker for eye candy and shamefully admit that I've passed on games if their graphics didn't appeal to me. It's on of the reasons I took so long to try the horror game, DISTRAINT, by Jesse Makkonen of Winterveil Studios. But now he's back with Heal, a point-and-click…

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‘inbento’ Review: Think Outside the Box

inbento By: Lukasz Spierewka / Afterburn Games Lukasz Spierewka's Golf Peaks released last year and I instantly fell in love. It's a finely crafted puzzler and one of my favorite iOS games. I'm usually not much of a golf fan, but the clever way it used cards and removed any finicky controls you might expect from the genre resulted in a polished and satisfying game. So when I heard he was working…

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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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‘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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‘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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