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Recent Reviews - Windows Phone 8 - Page 35
Scottish developers Cobra have built up a tower defense style game that does everything you would expect of a game in this genre, but does it with enough style and good looks that it feels a genuinely new experience. Initially released in January with some bugs and issues, the Nokia exclusive is back in the Windows Store with a bit more polish, but is it enough?
Flow Cube is a logical puzzle game, with no timers, bonuses, or levelling up getting in the way. All you have to do is join up the coloured dots on the playing field. But unlike your common garden puzzle game, this game takes place in three dimensions...
It's Angry Birds, on Windows Phone 8, it's the version of the game called 'Seasons' and it does everything that you would expect of an Angry Birds game. Recommended. Next- (Oi! - Rafe) Oh I need to write some more? Okay then, let's look at what makes Seasons probably the best of the Angry Birds games available.
A little bit of a surprise this week, as an update was released to Twitter's Windows Phone client. It's been a long time coming, and with an update to the UI to bring it in line with the official client on other platforms, has the opportunity been taken to update the core functions of the app? Unfortunately not.
Hexter is a great little strategy game for your Windows Phone. Based on capturing enemy pieces to either wipe them out or, more likely, end the game with the most territory, Hexter is fast moving, quick to play, and requires a significant amount of concentration while playing. That's probably why I like it.
Nokia have continued to show strong support for the Xbox Live brand, and it was nice to see Microsoft follow that with today's release of the classic Angry Birds Seasons. The Nokia-released Bejeweled Live Plus is another classic, and I've been drawn into the gem matching game once more over the last twenty four hours.
Rarely have I reviewed such a flawed application that I've had to give such a relatively decent score. CloudMuzik exasperates and delights in utterly equal measure, but has to be given props for existing in the first place. You see, it's a client for Google Play Music, which means it's a way into your entire music collection in the cloud, hosted by Google for free and, thanks to CloudMuzik, playable for free as well on any Windows Phone 8 device.
Jump Wheel is not a brand new game genre. While it mixes in a bit of a platform game, it still has most of its roots in the single key jumping game where the lead character cannot stop running. But with some smart level design and industrial graphics, Jump Wheel is a great time-waster of a game.
Let's be honest, there are a huge number of games out there that are inspired by Tetris. Some of them only tangentially so, others sail the 'tribute' line very close to the wind. I'm not sure where I would place Blugri's Boxes. It's obviously the game of disappearing lines, but it has power-ups, stronger blocks, and enough of a difference to be noticed. What I am sure about is that it's pretty addictive, and a little quirky.