Review: Beyond Ynth

Review: Beyond Ynth
If you’ve seen or heard anything at all about FDG Entertainment’s cute, cartoony game Beyond Ynth, then you’ve heard that it’s hard. Having spent many hours with the game, I’m here to tell you: believe everything you’ve heard. I’m not ashamed to admit that several of Beyond Ynth‘s eighty levels I simply found too difficult Read more…

Review: Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate

Review: Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate
Adventure gamers will go ga-ga over Mumbo Jumbo’s Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate — particularly if you enjoy scavenger hunts, though the game offers quite a bit more than that. And at $9.99 (pretty pricy for an iOS game), it had better. Read more…

Review: Bayo Bongo

Review: Bayo Bongo
While some games challenge your ability to button-mash or tap your touchscreen in time with a particular rhythm, Bayo Bongo sets out to test just how fast you can tap your iPad’s screen at all. The game’s deceptively simple premise is that it shows you a screen filled with blocks of varying colors; your aim Read more…

Review: Chainz Galaxy

Review: Chainz Galaxy
iTunes is full of match-3 games, but Chainz Galaxy offers match-3 gameplay of a decidedly different flavor. Instead of matching colored jewels or beads, Chainz Galaxy has you joining chain links, which sounds simple on the surface but changes the entire dynamic of how you play. Read more…

Review: Clue – Secrets & Spies

Review: Clue - Secrets & Spies
As it turns out, Clue: Secrets & Spies for iPad has nothing to do with the board game Clue. It shares the brand image, and there are some peripheral “secret agent” characters referenced who share their names with the iconic Mrs. White, Mr. Green, and so forth, but you won’t spend your time solving a Read more…

Review: Scrabble for iPad

Scrabble for iPad
EA Mobile’s Scrabble for iPad is a lovely translation of the popular board game that makes excellent use of the iPad’s extra screen size. It couldn’t be easier to play: you just grab a tile with your finger and drag it onto the game board to the spot where you want to place it. It’s Read more…

Review: Ninjatown – Trees of Doom

Ninjatown Trees of Doom HD
If making a cute little ninja scale the tallest trees this side of Endor sounds like fun, then Ninjatown: Trees of Doom is the iOS game for you, available for both iPhone and iPad. Don’t be surprised if I wind up using the word “cute” too many times in this review. The cartoonish graphics make Read more…

Review: Demino

Review: Demino
Demino from Purple Wax Games is a study in simplicity. With a single screen, no menu of any kind, and pick-up-and-play ease, Demino manages to create one of the most addictive iPhone games I’ve ever played. Read more…

Review: Lamp of Aladdin

Review: Lamp of Aladdin
Lamp of Aladdin for iPad is a match-3 game that wants to be a platformer. Instead of matching three colors to score points or clear the board, you’re trying to clear a path for a tiny version of the game’s title character. It’s a clever twist on the match-3 formula, that unfortunately falls short of its Read more…

Review: Yahtzee for iPad

Review: Yahtzee for iPad
Whether you want to jump into a quick solo game or play against opponents (both real or virtual), Yahtzee for iPad is a terrific, visually rich experience that rarely disappoints. For serious fans of the original dice game, it’s an absolute requirement. I can’t say enough good things about the graphic and audio experience. The Read more…