1919 Published Reviews

Numeon

iOSAndroid
8.00
Harry SlaterJan 13, 2022
This is a game that wants you to keep playing, that wants you to keep thinking. It’s always the right kind of challenging and it never tries to trick or flummox you. Numeon is a puzzler that’s well worth spending a lot of time with.

Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins

Switch
7.00
Maria AlexanderJan 12, 2022
Dumpster Bear 2 knows exactly what it is, and is a prime example of how you shouldn’t judge a book (bear) by its cover.

Koala Rush

iOSAndroid
7.00
Harry SlaterJan 08, 2022
Koala Rush is an interesting, challenging experience that’s going to keep your fingers a lot busier than your brain. It’s not the sort of game you’re going to way lyrical to your friends about, but it’ll keep you entertained in short bursts.

Mimelet

iOS
7.00
Harry SlaterJan 06, 2022
Mimelet is fun, but it isn’t quite fun enough to make that back-tracking enjoyable. When it works, it’s a brilliant glimpse of how to squish big ideas into a smaller package, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Just be prepared to get a bit annoyed from time to time. 

Asteroids: Recharged

Switch
8.00
Simon ReedDec 13, 2021
Every failure feels justified and never cheap, and the action feels satisfying enough for you to keep playing and actually wanting to get a new high score. Although these Recharged titles aren’t taking massive risks, this entry is an easy recommendation for anyone who wants to enjoy a rock solid remake of a classic.

The Way Home - Pixel Roguelike

AndroidiOS
7.00
Harry SlaterDec 11, 2021
The Way Home – Cat Adventure dilutes plenty of concepts into its intriguing brew, and while some of them lose their flavor, there’s a compulsion to the game that’s reminiscent of the best dungeon crawlers. It isn’t perfect, but it is a lot of fun. 

=7

iOS
6.00
Harry SlaterDec 09, 2021
This isn’t a terrible game by any means, but after a while the lack of depth becomes telling. You’ll fail because you lost concentration, and you’ll have lost concentration because things have just gotten a bit dull. 

Clockwork Aquario

Switch
7.00
Maria AlexanderDec 07, 2021
The main problem with Clockwork Aquario is its length though, with most play-throughs taking just twenty minutes. There’s high score chasing to be done, and a well presented art gallery to look through – but that’s about it aside from the main campaign.

PAKO 3

iOS
8.00
Harry SlaterDec 04, 2021
Through the chaos and the challenge, Pako 3 still manages to be utterly compulsive. It’s almost impossible to have one go – instead you’ll keep chasing those times, keep working to get the next car or the next level. And you’ll do it with a mad smile on your face, making weird noises as you skirt close to destruction at every given second.

Rocket League Sideswipe

iOSAndroid
9.00
Harry SlaterDec 02, 2021
It might not be the direct port of Rocket League that some were hoping for, but Rocket League: Sideswipe captures and distils what made the home version of the game so great. And in doing so creates one of the finest mobile multiplayer experiences we’ve seen for a while.

Void Organism

iOS
7.00
Harry SlaterNov 28, 2021
Void Organism is a game of two halves. It’s full of brilliant ideas, but sometimes those ideas get ahead of it and it becomes an annoying battle of attrition. When it works it’s amazing, but you’ll have to work through a lot of frustration if you want to see everything it has to offer.

Toast it Up

iOS
5.00
Harry SlaterNov 25, 2021
This isn’t a bad game, and there is fun to be had, but that excitement wears off pretty quickly. It’s worth checking out, just don’t expect it to linger in the ways that the very best casual jumpers do. 

DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game

Switch
4.00
Maria AlexanderNov 23, 2021
There’s nothing wrong with strangeness, as long as it’s backed up with some solid fundamentals. But DEEEER Simulator goes for all-out weird and subsequently ends up falling flat as a game – which might be forgivable to some extent if it wasn’t for its high pricetag.

Crazy Warriors

AndroidiOS
8.00
Harry SlaterNov 20, 2021
Crazy Warriors isn’t a game that’s going to stick in your memory, but it’s a brief treat for your fingers, a sugary slosh of action platforming to fill a few minutes here and there. It’s snack-sized gaming at close to its finest, and it’s hard to not get sucked into its sweaty-palmed, frantic nonsense.

Black Widow: Recharged

Switch
6.00
Maria AlexanderNov 18, 2021
This increased focus on shorter and more intense play sessions may appeal to some, but it makes Black Widow: Recharged feel a less welcoming experience to Centipede: Recharged. Add in some minor problems such as the occasional bug and annoying screen decoration (that can block enemies approaching you) and you have a title that’s well presented but perhaps a tad overpriced.

Moncage

iOSPCAndroid
8.00
Harry SlaterNov 18, 2021
Moncage is an interesting, experimental adventure with more than enough going for it to make it an easy recommendation. It’s tough, but for the most part fair, and the way it makes you think around its challenges is admirable. If you’re looking for a bright, engaging and challenging puzzle adventure, it’s well worth checking out.

PunBall

AndroidiOS
7.00
Harry SlaterNov 13, 2021
It might not be the most nutritious of gaming experiences, but there’s enough flesh on these bones to sate your hunger for a little while. You’ll bounce into Punball, throw a few balls and earn a few coins, and then wander off to do something else. This is a game that gets the shape of the mobile experience, and exploits it as best it can.

The Ramp

PCiOS
8.00
Harry SlaterNov 12, 2021
The Ramp will appeal to a certain kind of player, someone looking for an experience that captures the ethereal, exploratory nature of skateboarding, not the gaudy, rebellious howl that it’s sometimes portrayed as. You’ll either love it, or you’ll think it’s a waste of time. And we sit firmly in the former category. 

Inspector Waffles

Switch
6.00
Maria AlexanderNov 10, 2021
You never feel bored while playing, but neither do you ever really feel like the game builds up a significant head of steam – which is disappointing considering the way the plot is structured towards a big reveal. The ending actually feels a little rushed and is strangely unsatisfying. Ultimately if you’re after a new point and click adventure on the Switch you could do worse than Inspector Waffles – it’s well presented and has some great moments – but it still falls short of the best the genre has to offer on the system.

Super Mombo Quest

AndroidiOS
8.00
Harry SlaterNov 06, 2021
Balancing two different styles of platforming can be a challenge, but Super Mombo Quest pulls it off with aplomb, and no small measure of charm. This is a great game, and you owe it to yourself to give it a go.

Petal Crash

iOSAndroid
9.00
Harry SlaterNov 04, 2021
If you’re looking for another throwaway bubble burster, then Petal Crash definitely isn’t for you. If you’re after a meaty puzzling experience that’s crafted with care and love, then it’s well worth checking out. 

re:bounder

iOS
6.00
Harry SlaterOct 30, 2021
Re:bounder is a decent way of spending a few minutes, a snacky bite of gaming that isn’t going to fill you up, but isn’t going to annoy you too much. It’s worth checking out, but don’t expect it to stick around on your homescreen for too long.

Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales

iOSAndroid
7.00
Harry SlaterOct 28, 2021
Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales has some nice ideas, but it doesn’t always let them come to the fore, and that’s a shame. It’s worth checking out, even though it doesn’t do as much as it could with its license or its best bits. 

Tetris Effect: Connected

Switch
10.0
Simon ReedOct 26, 2021
There’s barely anything we can say against Tetris Effect: Connected. It’s a fantastically fresh take on a puzzler that refuses to age. This Switch iteration is the definitive way to play the game thanks to the handheld element too.

Cricket League

AndroidiOS
8.00
Harry SlaterOct 23, 2021
Cricket League manages to capture the thrill of the shorter forms of the game, while still rolling in enough tactics to keep you engaged. If you’re a fan of cricket then you’re going to absolutely love it.