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Skeleton Key Review

Skeleton Key LogoSkeleton Key offers 120 mind-bending logic puzzles at a great price. This sliding puzzle game is accessible enough to be played with one finger and features global leader boards and achievements thanks to integration of the popular OpenFeint network.

The premise of Skeleton Key is that you are a treasure hunter that has acquired keys to countless treasure chests. You must slide these keys through labyrinthine levels while trying not to get any stuck. You have the ability to slide your keys left, right and down, but not up. You are also given a limited number of moves to complete a level based on your chosen difficulty, so careful planning is paramount to success. Read More…

Rock Band Review

Rock Band for iPhone and iPod Touch Title ScreenThe iPhone/iPod Touch version of Rock Band suffers from inadequate controls, poor performance and sub par audio quality, but it is also the most full-featured rhythm game available on the platform. The base from package represents a decent value, offering 20 songs for $9.99, however these are all carried over from previous editions and Rock Band fans are likely to have played them already.

This version offers many of the features found in the console editions of Rock Band such as integrated leaderboards, an in-game music store and a truncated version of World Tour mode. It also offers a form a of online play and local co-op play via Bluetooth should you have a friend with an iPhone/iPod Touch and a copy of the game. Read More…

Boom Brigade Review

Boom Brigade LogoBoom Brigade combines elements of real-time strategy, tower defense and route-tracing games to create a brief, but very fun and promising game that feels right at home on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform. It looks and sounds great, controls well and can be genuinely addictive once you get the hang of it.

In Boom Brigade, you are tasked with defending your bunker from waves of alien attackers by drawing paths around the battlefield for your soldiers to follow. This unique mechanic sets Boom Brigade apart from other defense and strategy games and though there is plenty of room for improvement, there is also the potential for this game to spawn a whole sub-genre of its own. Read More…

Think Like a Shrink Review

Think Like a Shrink Title ScreenThink Like a Shrink is a simple introduction to the many psychological defenses individuals use to cope with negative feelings. The game, released on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform, teaches the basics of therapy with a clean and lively presentation. However, due to short length, the game feels incomplete and leaves players wanting more.

Developed by Mind Gamz, Think Like a Shrink uses characters from Greek mythology to present the basic defenses people use to suppress anxiety and negative feelings. The game is the first in a series of “emotional fitness” titles to be released by Mind Gamz. Psychiatrists Dr. C.L. Zois and Dr. Roosey Khawly were consulted on the game’s design to ensure the content was accurate. Dr. Zois is the author of a popular psychotherapy book by the same name. Read More...