I’m a big fan of games that can find the challenge in the simplest things. My all time favorite is Crazy Taxi (iOS review coming this week!) because it’s based entirely on picking up passengers and dropping them off. The whole farming game phenomenon has certainly taken this to the next level. So have the likes of Angry Birds.
6.0 out of 10 Review
Sugar Kid may have a sweet and saccharine title, but don't let all the bright colors and rainbow infused backdrops fool you. One of your first choices as the game loads is the chance to watch Sugar Kid bleed to death from an overabundance of fluids. Asking gamers if they, "Like some gore?" right off the bat brings a level of unpredictability to the proceedings. But does the adventure live up to all the gore?
I grew up a devout Western fan, and watching Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and Gary Cooper shoot their way out of trouble was my version of cinematic heaven. Black Water, a new game littered with bandits, gunfire, and explosions, definitely passes the eye test. If violence is the name of your game, then Black Water delivers as a mindless shooter. But for $0.99, Black Water is not exactly the fastest gun in town.
It Seems they can’t come out with new physics games fast enough to satisfy the demand for people to obsessively drag and tap on their iPhones and iPads. While we’d all probably prefer if they’d just make new Angry Birds levels every week, Cosmic Bump adds a fun new wrinkle into the physics canon. It’s physics meets pinball.
Bombshells: Hell's Belles had me at hello with its testosterone driven premise. In a Top Gun driven world of air battles, you play a sexy female pilot bent on clearing the skies from meathead flyboys from the T.O.O.L organization. With a beautiful lady manning your sky fighter, a healthy share of missiles and world beating gunfire at your side, who could complain? The biggest bombshell, and it's not a good one, is the importance of skybucks.
When you boot up Jelly Cannon Reloaded, it’s hard not to notice an immediate similarity to another well-known game featuring, ahem... annoyed avians. It’s all there, from the menu system to the basic setup of the game play: fire one object from left to right to interact with other objects and make stuff happen...
Slingshot Racing sure made me appreciate how much gaming you can accomplish with a simple tap of the screen. The frustrations it adds can be even greater than a console game with full controls, and that may be part of the fun/challenge depending on how you see it.
Fans of the popular Zelda series are probably frustrated they can't play their favorite Zelda game in the App Store. Phosphor Games hopes to fill that fantasy/adventure void with Horn. Do they succeed? Yes and no.
With the success of The Walking Dead series, the Left 4 Dead franchise, and Zombieland, the undead have staked a huge claim in pop culture, and although they're not as sexy as vampires, their overall creepy factor and thirst for human flesh continues to feed our basest desires.
I’m really conflicted about Deer Hunter Reloaded. Even though it’s only animated animals, it still celebrates murdering them in a sadistic way. I don’t believe video games cause violence, but it feels ickier than people-killing-games like Grand Theft Auto. Deer Hunter Reloaded even takes a fake picture of your avatar with the carcass of each level’s kill. How is that necessary?