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The Walking Dead Pinball iOS review

Hey guy. If you’re looking for an opinion on The Walking Dead Pinball, you’ve come to the right place. See, at the time of writing, I’m number two in the world. THE WORLD *flexes finger muscles*.

Following hot on the heels of Doctor Strange and Deadpool’s outings, Zen Pinball brings Telltale’s The Walking Dead to the table (pun intended). The Walking Dead? Good. Pinball? Good. Put them together?

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Dream Revenant iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 23 at 17:00

Dream Revenant iOS review

The solitary quote on the Dream Revenant App Store listing comes from Kotaku, with the reviewer revealing that he played the game “on a whim” and 90 minutes later found himself crying. Oh, you big wuss.

It mightn’t reduce you to tears, but Dream Revenant is an undeniably emotive experience – surprising for a game that initially appears to be a simple, eye-friendly tech demo.

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Super Crossfighter iOS review

Fans of retro shooters might recall something called Super Crossfire, released on the App Store in 2011. Radiangames (Luke Schneider) has recaptured the rights to it, and given the game a sexy makeover.

The result is Super Crossfighter (£1.49 @ App Store, £1.18 @ Google Play, £1.49 @ Windows Phone Marketplace), one of my favourite games of the year so far.

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Cognition Episode 2 iPad review

I started playing Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Episode 2: The Wise Monkey (Cognition Episode 2, for short; deal?) a few months ago, but abandoned ship when I got kinda stuck and realised I likely wouldn’t finish it in time for my review deadline. Er, that was back in September 2013.

Fast-forward 11 months and I randomly decided to go back to it, freeing up 1.1GB of vital space on my iPad and enjoying myself immensely in the process.

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Xibalba iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 15 at 17:00

Xibalba iOS review

Woah, I got caught up reading about Xibalba there. In addition to being the name of a Southern Lord hardcore band (good lord, that’s heavy), Xibalba is – primarily – the name of the underworld in Mayan mythology, loosely translated as “place of fear”.

It’s also a rather fantastic retro FPS (first-person shooter) on the App Store, available for… wait for it… free. No adverts, no in-app purchases, just free. Go get it.

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Mighty Adventure iOS review

I’ve noted before that it’s worth sticking with a game, even when it doesn’t immediately click. Calculords is a fine example of something I found almost unfairly difficult at first, only to declare it “one of the most unique and oddly compelling strategy titles I’ve played in a long time”.

Sadly, the opposite phenomenon is also a possibility; something that initially seems pretty cool can quickly turn poop, and that’s exactly what happened with Pixel Trap’s Mighty Adventure.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon iOS review

Know what I really enjoyed? The Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I reckon they did a stellar job of introducing what was to many a brand new strand of the Marvel universe, while deftly servicing Guardians aficionados with geek-friendly references.

Here we’re looking at the obligatory Guardians of the Galaxy app, The Universal Weapon (£1.99 @ App Store, £1.78 @ Google Play, £1.99 @ Windows Phone Marketplace), though to be fair, it’s actually very much its own thing – rather than a cheap, half-hearted cash-in.

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Crazy Taxi City Rush iOS review

I generally love Sega stuff, and have incredibly fond memories of the Crazy Taxi games on the Dreamcast (and to a slightly lesser extent on mobile). On the other hand, I generally loathe freemium nonsense, so when the two came head to head in Crazy Taxi City Rush (App Store, Google Play), I was tempted to sidestep it entirely, fearing something akin to the utterly forgettable Sonic Jump Fever.

For some reason (maybe it was the surprising abundance of positive reviews), I decided to bite the proverbial bullet this week, and I’m glad I did. S’pretty good, man.

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Munin iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 6 at 17:00

Munin iOS review

Credit to Munin’s PR guy for badgering me about my long-promised review. I have an ever-increasing backlog of stuff to work through; you don’t ask, you don’t get. Or at least you’ll have to wait for several weeks.

Anyway! I’m pleased to report that Munin is entirely fine – possibly even bordering on quite good at points.

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80 Days iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 4 at 17:00

80 Days iOS review

Two of my favourite App Store games ever are Sorcery! and – you guessed it – Sorcery! 2, a couple of choose your own adventure fantasy interactive novel type thingies from the mind of Steve Jackson.

Developer inkle has hooked up with beautiful lady and – more importantly – incredibly talented writer Meg Jayanth for a little something called 80 Days, a similar(ish) outing that puts you in the shoes of Jean Passepartout, Phileas Fogg’s valet, as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or less. Brilliant.

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