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    Published on 28th May 2013 by
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    Every now and then, an app in the iTunes App Store makes you stop dead in your tracks because itís just so amazingly quirky and completely absurd that you just have to take notice. Sometimes itís the graphics, the concept or even something as simple as the name will make you do a double take. Very rarely is it the developer. Enter: Run That Town, by none other than the Australian Bureau of Statistics.



    Iím sure youíve all used the ABS at some point, whether it was in high school for some assignment or just to a prove a point to a mate. Point is, the ABS is pretty standard fare. Their website looks like itís still stuck in the 90s. Not so their beautifully crafted, ingeniously thought out and super cute game.

    Right off the bat, the game will ensnare you with its charm (not a word I use often - read ever - when describing anything ABS related), both visual and typed. The animated opening is fun and the graphics are clean cut and simple. ...
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    Published on 27th March 2013 by
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    If you havenít read part 1 yet, youíre missing out. I talked about SongPop and the Logo Quiz, two really big, really fun and, unfortunately, short lived quiz game apps that were popular a while back. This time around, the games are a little more recent.

    Icon Pop Quiz

    The Icon Pop Quiz has much better staying power than itís Logo predecessor, although it runs on the same system as the previous game here. You get shown an image and have to ...
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    Published on 13th March 2013 by
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    Quiz games are all the rage this season, and last season and the season before that. Form the genreís early beginning in games on Facebook like Whoís Got the biggest Brain (which was later ported to the iTunes App Store), weíve been pitting our minds against one anothers for a few years now and still the platform stays strong. Weíve long wanted to test our mental prowess against that of our friends. The latest hit quiz game is the immensely popular 4 Pics 1 Word, and to celebrate the longevity of the game category, Iím going back ...
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    Published on 21st February 2013 by
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    Fix-it Felix and League of Evil may be two of the best Ďbití game examples on the App Store, if only because Fix-it Felix is an 8-Bit game and League of Evil keeps the controls very limited. If you want a little bit more freedom when it comes to the genre, youíve still got quite a few more options out there. If you want to be really lose with the classification, Zookeeper treads the line between classic bit-game and modern matching puzzler.

    Zookeeper

    This game is a bit more polished than the others, not truly being a Ďbití game at all. Youíll see nice, smooth edges and the graphics are much more refined than the old NES/SNES game ancestors, ...
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    Published on 18th February 2013 by
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    8-Bit is Back, Baby!

    You heard me. Itís back! Thought the days of blocky plumbers and pong were were gone? Too bad! Seems that the better our technology gets, the more nostalgic we get about its use. You can see the trend to retro in fashion, film and even food, but youíd think our games would be spared that trend. We now have the capabilities to create stunningly life-like visuals and game mechanics that mimic real-world physics near-perfectly, and what do we do with those skills? We make games like Fix-it Felix Jr.

    Fix-It!

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    Who doesn't like puzzle games? Games of skill and speed are great and all, but when it comes down to it, nothing beats a good puzzle game that lightly tickles the brain. Puzzle games force you to use neurons you wouldn't normally use by arguing with people in the forums, or attempting ...
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    Back in the late 90s when SEGA actually made hardware, there was a game released in the early 2000s for the Dreamcast called Jet Set Radio. It was originally released during a time when Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was only just becoming a big deal, and since that time it's been released on ...
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    This week's iOS game review is all about Devil's Attorney, a game that's been getting a little bit of praise here and there. But for the life of me, I can't really understand why; in my opinion, it's a pretty average game with no real innovation and boring gameplay.

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    Another day, another iOS puzzler that's a little different, a little the same, and ultimately, a very good game, if a little repetitive. That's Huebrix.

    In many ways, Huebrix reminds me a lot of the other iOS puzzler Trainyard, one of the more popular puzzler that was based around a grid-based ...
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