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Let’s face it: the App Store teems of fast-paced games packed with action and suspense. It’s all about the next new zombie game, or the arcade game that brings a new twist to an old classic. However, there are only so many of these games you can try out before they become stale.

KAMI gives a breath of fresh air to the gaming department by stripping away all the action and creating a laid-back, meditative gaming environment that can’t be found in many games these days. Does it compete with its action-packed competitors? Find out after the jump.

I don’t spend a lot of time playing video games now, but when I do, it’s usually for short spurts on my iPad or iPhone. (Tell me you’ve never heard that one before.) My favourite games on iOS are really simple and highly addictive (Letterpress, Hundreds and Rayman: Jungle Run, if you have to ask).

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out a new simple and highly addictive game for both iPhone and iPad called Circles. It’s a memory-based game that tests both your physical and mental reflexes, and your scores (along with your short-term memory) can only improve while you play. Not only that, but like Letterpress, it uses Game Center for its multiplayer experience. Intrigued? Read on to find out whether or not Circles is a game worth investing in. (more…)

Some of the first video games have been deemed the greatest of all time, while others were simply given the title “Greatest of their time.” Not everyone will agree that Super Mario was the most revolutionary side-scrolling platform game that they played when they were little. That’s okay, because there are many other classics out there, like Pac-Man. It is still one of the undisputed champions of arcade gaming, whether you play it or not. The same goes for Tetris.

When it came to the iPhone back in 2009, there was nary a question that it would continue the heritage and bring it to its true mobile greatness. One could not argue that the Java version of this game, offered only on the primitive mobile phones of the early 2000s, was one of the best things that happened to it. With another step into the ever-growing market of technology and gaming alike, things can only get better for Alexey Pajitnov’s fine feather in his ushanka. Or can they? (more…)

Adult Swim Games seems to always be coming out with new takes on familiar puzzles. That hasn’t changed with Girls Like Robots. Quirky, unexpected graphics are what catch the eye first, but it’s the gameplay that will keep you coming back.

More than just another matching game, Girls Like Robots stretches your thinking muscles and makes you work for the fun. Let’s find out how after the break. (more…)

The fictional nation of Camatuga has been devastated by a huge earthquake leaving the town’s population stranded! Built upon five islands, the only way in or out is via the network of bridges that criss-cross the landscape, but all 30 have been completely destroyed. It is up to you to rebuild the transport infrastructure and get the nation back on track … No pressure! (more…)

We all have those everyday chores that we dread. I mean, doing laundry, running errands and cleaning the counters aren’t exactly my idea of fun. One of these chores that we run into rather often is grocery shopping. This isn’t enjoyable, right? Well think again.

In Hidden Variable’s game Bag It!, you will find fun in perhaps the most annoying part of grocery shopping — packing up the bags. As you will soon learn, this is an art waiting to be mastered. Can you stand up to the challenge? Read more about it after the break. (more…)

I have always been a fan of puzzle games and RPGs. These elements are expressed perfectly in this thrilling puzzle experience. Gabrielle’s Monster Match is a new release to the App Store which combines the Connect Four gameplay mechanic with a more complicated scoring system.

This game is a spinoff from the 3DS release of Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove. The iPhone port uses characters from the original as puzzle pieces which you match up to collect points. It’s a very fun game to play with and it’s 100-percent free to download. (more…)

Physics games seem like a dime a dozen on the iPhone, and anything that can put a new spin on the “fling an animal at another animal” Angry Birds motif is a welcome addition to the iOS platform. Developer Loqheart’s new iOS offering, Cannon Cat, is just that game.

The Evil Emu has imprisoned the skyfish, because he and the other flightless birds are jealous of their natural ability to soar amongst the clouds. Enter Meo the Cannon Cat, hero here to save the day, rescue the trapped skyfish, and defeat Evil Emu and his army of hovering penguins. (more…)

In the animal kingdom, away from the safe haven that is the App Store, a shark would best any bird, angry or not. However, in the business of iPhone apps the rules have changed, the winged contingent are the dominant species of app and they rule the App Store charts with an iron claw.

The various incarnations of Angry Birds are the de facto standard for physics puzzlers but there is a new kid on the block snapping at their heels. Does Shark Dash sink or swim? Read on to find out. (more…)

Who loves puzzle games? Well I do for one, and there are lots of others out there who share my joy for the casual game. The Heist isn’t just a puzzle game though, it’s an interactive mission. It’s like Ocean’s 11 without the lame sequels. Or George Clooney. Or really anything other than a safe.

But what is it? Well for that answer, you’re going to have to hit the jump.   (more…)

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