Category Archives: iPhone Game Reviews

Read Only Memories: Type-M – Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Read Only Memories: Type-M By: MidBoss, LLC. MidBoss' Read Only Memories has been around on several other platforms for a few years now, and I had heard good things about it, so I was excited to see it was coming to iOS. Lucky for us, that day is here and the game is available at a very generous free-to-try with a one-time in-app purchase to unlock the rest of the game. I've only played through the prologue and part of the first chapter, but I really like what I've seen so far. Read Only Read more [...]

Rogue Hearts: Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Rogue Hearts By: NINETAIL Co., Ltd These days, I tend to avoid games that have micro transactions for in-game currency or items, especially consumables. So I almost didn't buy NINETAILS' turn-based RPG, Rogue Hearts when I saw that you can buy gems with real cash. But I really liked the screenshots and description of the game, so I finally caved, figuring $0.99 isn't much to gamble on it. It turns out, I really like the game, but unsurprisingly find the gem situation to be a downer. First off, Read more [...]

Art Club Challenge: Gameplay Video and Impressions

Art Club Challenge By: Polytundra LLC As someone who minored in art in college, the idea of a game that tries to mimic an art class appealed to me. I like the concept, and it's interesting how Polytundra's Art Club Challenge forces you to use a very limited palette of four colors and only squares and rectangles to make your art. Unfortuantely, the execution isn't quite as strong as the idea. It feels like it needs some polishing up before I spend more time with it. There's a bug in the first Read more [...]

‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Review: It’s Wall-to-Wall Excitement in this Off-the-Wall Adventure

Alto's Odyssey By: Snowman Back when Snowman's endless snowboarder, Alto's Adventure released in 2015, I lamented that such gorgeous artwork was being used on a runner, and not something more like an adventure game. It's not that I don't appreciate runners, but they're not my first choice in games. Despite that, I gave Alto a chance and had a great time with it, though I never completed all the levels. It got a bit too hard for me and I eventually stopped playing. But I was still excited to try Read more [...]

‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a bit skeptical, but still willing to give it a try. I didn't expect to be pulled into it and Read more [...]