Reviews

Helsing’s Fire Review

Helsing's Fire Title ScreenThis charming puzzle game for the iOS platform is unique in many ways. From the gameplay to the presentation and dialogue, there is a lot to love in Helsing’s Fire. The simple premise is certain to be enjoyed by young and old players alike.

The story is introduced to the players through a series of newspaper clippings. Dr. Helsing and his partner Raffton, who were on adventure in Egypt hunting mummies, return home to London, England, after a mysterious darkness engulfed the area. In this “shadow blight” the village is overrun by Count Dracula’s evil creatures. Helsing and Raffton take it upon themselves to clear up the darkness and save the people. Read More...

Zen Bound 2 Quick Review

The Zen Bound 2 LogoAside from a few minor changes and the addition of achievement points, this sequel is almost identical to the original version. Despite offering more of the same, Zen Bound 2 for the iOS platform is still a deeply engrossing and challenging puzzle game.

For those unfamiliar with Zen Bound, the goal is to wrap a rope around various wooden figures to gradually fill them with colour. Colouring 70 percent or more of a figure will make a nail shine on which you hang your rope to complete the puzzle. The greater the coverage, the more flowers you will earn, which unlock subsequent levels. Read More…

Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep. 1 Review

Hector: Badge of Carnage Title ScreenThis point-and-click adventure game for iPhone/iPod Touch packs in plenty of crude, adult-themed humour, creates a memorable protagonist and features great production values. Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep. 1 is titled We Negotiate with Terrorists and the game puts you in the role of a Detective Inspector in the town of Clappers Wreake who is put in charge of meeting the three demands of a hostage-taking madman.

Hector is a cop with questionable moral and hygienic values who enjoys drinking and womanizing. After a fully-voiced cutscene that introduces the premise, the game begins with him waking up hungover  and trouserless in a run-down jail cell that he uses as an office and apparently as a residence. Read More...

Fruit Ninja Quick Review

Fruit Ninja LogoThis colourful and addictive score attack game is perfect for short play sessions. Fruit Ninja features good graphics, convincing physics and a simple, fast paced game play mechanic that can be controlled with one finger. 

Various types of fruit including pineapples, strawberries, bananas and plums will be lobbed from the bottom of the screen and you must slice them by swiping a finger or thumb across your screen before they fall.  Your game well end when three pieces of fruit fall off the screen or if you accidentally slice bombs that appear once in awhile.  Read More…