Anka Game Review by Cindy Shanks
Game Rating 4/5
Anka happily lives in a forest with his parents. One day his parents leave the house and do not return. His life changes forever. Anka has the challenge of finding out what has happened to them, where they have disappeared to and why.
Ludosity Interactive released the downloadable platform game called Bob Came In Pieces this week which costs $9.89. Here are some screenshots and links to the game. It doesn’t look like they are offering a trial or demo download.
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista/7)
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Graphics: 128mb video RAM and Shader Model 2.0
Hard Drive: 500mb or more free space
Sound: Windows compatible sound card
Input: Keyboard and mouse
Note: The GPU need to be at-least as powerful as Geforce 6600
Bob Came in Pieces
Bob Came in Pieces is a physics based puzzle adventure game where you fly through different levels and solve puzzles with your flying ship. You can rebuild your ship and thus get the most elegant solution for the puzzle you stumble upon.
* Endless rebuilding possibilities.
* Use your smartness to get new ship parts and tools.
* Unlockable levels with challenging puzzles.
* Tailor-made music.
We may publish a review of Bob Came In Pieces in the next few weeks.
Perfect Tree Game Review by Russell Smeaton
Game Rating = 5/5
The Perfect Tree is the perfect seasonal fix for those who love the traditional 3 in a row game. The star of the show is a lonely pine tree and you have been given the task of making it the perfect tree by decorating it with all manner of shiny things.
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Summer Session Game Review by Tabitha Akery
Game Rating = 1/5
Summer Session is a social interaction game. Spend the summer attending classes, interacting with others, and looking forward to the weekend. Make the right choices to increase the chance of getting a date.
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Aqualux Game Review by Tim Peters
Game Rating = 4/5 Balls
Aqualux by Milkman Games is an inventive twist on a classic puzzle game. While the overall concept of laying pipe from a spigot to a drain is nothing new, the sliding and turning mechanics make for a very different experience. Even though there’s much about Aqualux that still feels like it needs more tweaking, anyone looking for a solid fast-paced puzzle game should check it out.
Totem Tribe Game review John Michael Koroloff
Game Review = 2/5
Totem Tribe is a flashy strategy game filled with colourful island maps and a decent story, but unfortunately that sometimes isn’t enough to save games like this from the junkyard of monotony.
Ziro Game Review by Tim Peters
Game Rating = 4/5 Balls
Kokakiki’s Ziro is an ambitious puzzle game. Not only does it attempt to put a new twist on block-pushing games, it also pushes a very strong eco-friendly agenda with its eponymous ice block mascot. And for the most part, Ziro succeeds on both counts. While Ziro himself might remind veteran Simpsons fans of irritatingly out-of-touch mascot Poochie, the game itself is a wickedly clever puzzle game hampered by only a few irritating flaws.
Stir Fry Soccer Game Review by Josh Komon
Game Rating = 5/5 Balls
With the World Cup looming just around the corner, soccer (or football) video games are going to be in high demand. One such game, available for the PC, or Xbox Live, is Stir Fry Soccer. It is a simplified, six on six, action-packed sports experience.
The instructions are few, which makes Stir Fry Soccer a game you can just sit down and play, without investing much time into learning how to do it right. The keyboard arrows can be used to control the movement of the selected player. A, S, D, W, and F are used for various passes, shots, tackles, switching players, and so on. The average player can get away with the arrows, one pass, and one shot. (more…)
Yummy Drink Factory by Angela Pollock
Game Rating = 4/5
Yummy Drink Factory is one of the best multi-tasking games that has been put out in quite some time. Your character starts out by taking a wrong turn and stumbles upon a creepy coffee shop. You stop to get directions and decide to order a warming drink-a “double-chocolate mocha, dry, extra-hot, fat-free milk and no whipped cream”. Your character is a not-so nice young lady with a bad attitude.
Because of your character’s ill behavior and bad manners, the old lady says “you will pay for your evil ways” and the spell is cast. Your character finds herself on Fairytale Island and she must travel the land and serve drinks to the villagers. If she doesn’t learn humility, she will have to stay on the island forever. (more…)
Virtual Farm Game Review by Adam Sprott
Game Rating = 2/5 Balls
After playing Virtual Farm by Alawar Entertainment, I have found it to be quite unrealistic and a game that quickly becomes boring. Personally, I did not like it; I enjoy games that are a challenge, and this game was far too simple. To give it a rating, I would say it is no better than a 2/5 for children, a 1/5 for everyone else.
The game is far too stereotypical and idyllic with very little creativity or innovation. Seeing as I live on a farm, I think the game designers know very little about farming and have instead developed a game more along the lines of home gardening; farmers do not grow grass, they grow hay as any 3-year-old living on or near a farm can tell you. Naturally the main character is the stereotypical large pot-bellied farmer in plaid overalls and straw hat that waddles around with gardening tools and equipment. There are hardly any setbacks as you play the game, and unless you forget to do something or you make a mistake everything will turn out perfectly. This game has been built from a basic template that has been used by many, many other games, and has no innovation or creativity other than being set in a large garden. I was surprised I did not have to chase any troublesome garden gnomes away; it would have probably been more interesting and engaging. (more…)