Review: Threes

Threes iPhone app

It takes a brave journalist, a hero, some would say, to recommend the top-selling app on iTunes, but that is just what this man is willing to do. Fair warning, Threes (on sale for $1.99) is a number-based puzzle game, so if you are an idiot, you may want to steer clear. However, at its heart Threes is really a matching game, so even very young children should be able to understand... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Samurai Siege

Samurai Siege

I’ve been putting off writing about Samurai Siege (free) for a few weeks now, primarily because it so closely resembles one of my favorite games (and previous “Games That Don’t Suck” nominee) Clash of Clans. I’m not a fan of games that rip-off other successful game formulas, but I cannot deny that I have been playing the game nearly non-stop and enjoying... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans

There’s a part of me that hesitates to recommend any game that is number 1 on iTune’s “Top Grossing Apps” list, especially a “free” one, as you can assume that there is likely going to be a fairly intense push for you to buy in-game currency in order to enjoy the game. Clash of Clans (free: iTunes) does indeed follow your standard “freemium”... Read More

Games that don’t suck: FIVE-O

Five-O

What’s more exciting that Scrabble? EVERYTHING! But, imagine if someone added MATH to Scrabble! Now THAT would bring some excitement to the game, RIGHT!??! Well, we’re in luck, because someone did add math to Scrabble, and it’s called Five-O ($1.99 iTunes link), and it’s kind of great. If you’ve played Scrabble/Words with Friends, you should be able... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Scramble With Friends

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This is not the first time I have been complimented on my boner. Today’s game that doesn’t suck is the latest offering from that evil empire known as Zynga (makers of the Chess With Friends, Words With Friends and Hanging With Friends games). It’s called Scramble With Friends (FREE – with ads). At its heart, just as Words With Friends is a Scrabble rip-off... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Russian Dancing Men

Russian Dancing Men 00

Today’s game that doesn’t suck is the amazingly awesome (and hilariously bizarre) Russian Dancing Men (iTunes: 99¢ – Universal) , from SmashMouth Games. At its heart it’s basically a rhythm game where you need to tap one (or two) buttons at the appropriate time to help your character (a Russian Dance troupe leader) get his group safely over the various obstacles... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Temple Run

Temple Run iPhone 03

Today’s game that doesn’t suck is Temple Run (iTunes: free – Universal) , from Imangi Studios. This is a quick-finger, endless running game sort of like former “GTDS” Gravity Guy, or The Impossible Game, but with a great 3D twist and Indiana Jones adventurer theme to it that makes it even more enjoyable. During a quick tutorial you will learn the basic... Read More

Games that Don’t Suck: DragonVale

DragonVale

Today’s game that doesn’t suck is DragonVale (free/universal) , a Freemium title from BackFlip Studios. Before I go into why it doesn’t suck, let me just point out that this game actually came DANGEROUSLY close to getting a “Suck” rating, solely for the one fatal flaw that I will go into later in this review. However the awesomeness was ultimately able... Read More

Games that Don’t Suck: Puzzle Agent 2

Puzzle Agent 2

Still looking for Isaac Davner. “Scoggins’ only exports are erasers and weirdness.” So says FBI Puzzle Agent Nelson Tethers, and he should know, as Puzzle Agent 2 marks Tethers’ second trip to the eerily charming town of Scoggins Minnesota. The original Puzzle Agent has proven to be a family favorite at the Macenstein house, so it was with great pride that... Read More

Games that don’t suck: Army of Darkness Defense

Army of Darkness Tower Defense iPhone and iPad

GAMES THAT DON’T SUCK is a feature dedicated to games that I think are well worth your hard earned money, but not worth me sitting down and spending 3 hours crafting an in-depth review (these things are usually 99¢ after all). However, you can rest assured that any game bearing Macenstein’s GTDS rating is worth buying, sight unseen, based solely on my expert opinion. ... Read More

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