PixWing Review: Blue Skies With a Bit of Turbulence

PixWing is a flying simulator that takes you up, up, and away in a beautiful airplane. Or a beautiful dragon. Or a flying DeLorean, which, as we all know, is the very definition of beauty. It might be wrong to call PixWing a “simulator,” since it’s a pretty uncomplicated flying game. There are no gears…

Raider Rush Review: Straight to the Top

Lava. The eternal enemy of platforming heroes. Mario burned his britches on lava pools, as did Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet and Banjo. Now Raider Rush’s pixelated archaeologist man is tasked with escaping the hot death of molten magma. Our hero in Raider Rush has no official name, but I’ve named him Louie, because that’s what was on…

Puzzle Craft 2 Review: It’s Good To Be The King

Developer AT Games has been perfecting the puzzle-simulation hybrid for years. In the first Puzzle Craft, they combined addictive line-drawing match boards with an engaging city-building progression system. The 2014 follow-up, Another Case Solved, utilized similar gameplay in a noir-themed setting that favored puzzle variety over world construction. Their latest entry in the genre, Puzzle Craft…

Dungeon Boss Review: Like A Boss

What a great month it’s been for mobile RPGs. Dungeon Legends, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, and Final Fantasy VII all arrived to tantalize our role-playing souls. And then there was Dungeon Boss, which much to our surprise, might just be the best of them yet. Dungeon Boss is a fairly straightforward mobile experience. Players will collect a team of…

Empires & Allies Review: Revisionist History

What’s in a name? For Zynga, enough perceived value that it wanted to call its new, free-to-play strategy game Empires & Allies even though it’s something more akin to a mobile version of Command & Conquer than their Facebook hit from a bygone era of four whole years ago. The moniker might be the same,…

Stormblades Review: The Forecast Calls For Action

After playing AG Drive earlier in the year, I was content with the fact that the futuristic racer would be the best looking game I played on my tablet in 2015. Then I saw screenshots for Stormblades, and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. Kiloo’s Stormblades looked too good to be true; it was bright,…

MicRogue Review: The Little Things That Matter

I am an ardent fan of little games with big gameplay experiences. Traditional games like Chess or Solitaire appealed to me as a kid because their rules were simple but the variations of gameplay were seemingly endless. Now, as an adult, I find that video games which deliver a similar experience appeal to me a…