Simian Says

Ninja Monkey School is essentially a rhythm action game, albeit one disguised in an unusual package. As the game’s title would suggest, you’re a simian ninja, training under the legendary Master Bei Wu Rong. Your learned leader has developed a unique system for quickening your reflexes (along with your heart rate)–he chucks a lot of dangerous items at you and…

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Sumea Ski Jump

Is ski jumping enough of a sport to warrant a whole game? That’s the question we asked ourselves before setting out on Sumea’s bright and attractive simulation of every sadist spectator’s favorite Winter Olympics event. This isn’t even the only ski jump experience available to mobile gamers — Mr. Goodliving’s very good Playman Winter Games offers a decent approximation of…

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Survivor

“I’m a survivor!” Survivor, the hit CBS reality TV show based upon the perfect democracy of desperate, half-starved yuppies, has been made into video games before. The 2001 PC game, however, was terrible. Comparatively, Sumea’s new mobile Survivor is a pretty good rendering of the reality show, but it could have been even better. The aim in the mobile Survivor…

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TLHBO — The Lemmings Have Been Owned!

They’re back. That cute army of hopeless rodents that majestically bestrode the early-’90s gaming scene have returned to bring their unique emergent gameplay to a mobile audience. And despite offering only 28 levels, and a less intuitive interface, the design genius still shines through. For those who missed out the first time, Lemmings is a sort of platformer/puzzle game hybrid.…

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X-Com Lite

Ever since the 1993 release of X-COM: UFO Defense, folks have been wondering where to find a similarly brilliant turn-based strategy game involving aliens. While Generals: Alien Colony isn’t the spiritual successor those discerning gamers have been hoping for, it’s a good — if simplistic — example of the genre. In Alien Colony, you chose to control either the militaristic…

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