Recent Reviews - Page 25

Review: Jelly Wars

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What happens if you decide to make a mobile version of Worms? By that,  I don't mean you simply transpose the code from a platform version to the device, with everything intact (see here), because while you have a perfect copy of the game, it's not been designed with a mobile user in mind. But that's about to change with Jelly Wars.

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Review: Let's Golf! 2 HD

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Not content with creating the rather super Real Golf 2011 HD, Gameloft has come up with a quirky sister game. Let's Golf! 2 HD takes the same golf engine, morphs the graphics into a trademark cartoon/manga style, adds outrageously themed hole designs and even endows each of the 8 different golfers with special powers.... The result is still golf, but not quite as you're used to seeing it. On the other hand, there are core improvements here and enough eye candy here to give you cavities!

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Review: Monopoly U Build

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Never trust anyone that updates Shakespeare for the kids. Does that hold true for classics like Monopoly? Let's find out as EA Mobile bring "Monopoly U Build", with hexagonal boards, new buildings, and a lot more cash (millions!) to the smartphone gaming world.

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Review: Dragon's Lore

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Remember the good old days when handheld gaming was synonymous with sliding block puzzles? That’s a trend that has never gone away, as evidenced by Dragon’s Lore, a puzzle game that draws from the classic Columns genre and brings it into the third dimension, along with a bunch of other tricks. Read on to find out how well the formula works.

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Review: Texas Hold 'em King Live

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Poker online has seen an explosion of interest and now the phenomenon has come to Symbian with Magmic's Texas Hold 'em King Live. Letting you play against opponents round the world, could this be the poker game to sate the 'big binds' in the smartphone world? I'm not so sure.

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Review: GoToMenu

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The Nokia N9's SwipeUI is probably the biggest user interface innovation in the mobile industry this year. The gesture driven system has had many a geek looking on with envy. So much so that it seems to have inspired DzSoft to create GoToMenu for touch enabled Symbian devices. Read on to find out how well this approach works when grafted on top of the older Symbian touch UI.

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Review: Toy Tanks 3D

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You know what the world needs? An update to Battlezone. But for the kids. With cartoon graphics, simple explosions, and no tricky driving to do. Just the guns. And with that thought in mind, it's over to FishLabs' Toy Tanks 3D.

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Review: One Contact

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Home screens are all about customising the user interface of your phone. Shaping and honing it to be the best tool for you, and you alone. The more flexible the widget system, the better it can be tuned to how you think and work. In this respect, the favourite contacts widget in Symbian^3 is pretty limiting. Fortunately, a third party solution from the author of cuteBox has come to the rescue, with the One Contact widget. Read on to find out more.

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Review: I want to be a Pirate

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Smartphone apps aren't just for grown-ups, as Genera Mobile have set out to prove. Their range of interactive books in the Ovi Store could be just what the younger generation need. So it's time to go all Jackanory here on AAS and look at one of their books... "I want to be a Pirate."

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Review: Animentals

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Mental health is no laughing matter, unless you're a furry creature who has been forced to have some time away from everyone. Yes, in Animentals you are charged with caring for a cutesy creature who also happens to be a mental patient. It's a strange mix of Tamogotchi and The Sims. Filled with amusing animations and mini-games, Animentals wants you to engage and play. Will it drive you crazy in the process? Read on to find out.

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