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Review: Big Bang (Xbox Live)

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The Rabbids franchise (which is a spin-off from the Rayman series) has never fully established itself in popular culture in the same way as characters like the Angry Birds. It never had a signature genre of game, bouncing around various ideas from strategy and arcade, to puzzle and simulation. Released just before Christmas, the XBox live title Big Bang saw it take on interplanetary travel in a physics based game that mixes arcade reactions with puzzling depth.

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Review: MetroMail

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While Windows Phone's email application does handle Gmail in a way that fits in with the UI, there are some areas where it can be lacking (including label support, filtering, and multiple accounts). Does the third-party client MetroMail address these issues and, if so, is it worth Googlers switching to it? That's a finely balanced decision.

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Review: Poppy Kart

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Sometimes you just have to seize the moment. After our review of Angry Birds Go (which liked the basic idea and implementation of the game, but noted the sheer destructive power of the freemium options), the developer of Poppy Kart got in touch with the AAWP team to point out an alternative. And very nice it is too.

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Review: Temple Run 2 (Xbox Live)

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Popping up just in time for Christmas (and giving Xbox Live a new release at this critical time of year for Windows Phone) is the sequel to one of the most well known infinite runners. With more curves, more moves, more obstacles, and more adventure, it's time to check out Temple Run 2 for Windows Phone.

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Review: Angry Birds Go

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When you have a rather average karting game, you can work to make it a better game, or you can graft on a financially punishing in-app purchase mode to take as much money as possible from the users. Rovio's Angry Birds franchise reaches the karting space with Angry Birds Go, and unfortunately they've gone with the 'take as much money as possible' approach to the latest game from the rather cross Avians.

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Review: Subway Surfers

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Subway Surfers has already been mentioned here on All About Windows Phone, in regards to scam-ware (see our editorial here) so it's a pleasure to finally have the title available on Microsoft's mobile platform. Subway Surfers has already built up a strong following on iOS and Android devices, and while it's not as strong as an Instagram or an Angry Birds, it's great to see more familiar titles arrive. The key will be Subway Surfers 2 and if it is released on all three platforms simultaneously. But for now, the review!

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Review: Reindeer Round-up

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Oh there's nothing like a bit of festive tinsel and trappings to make an application feel just right for this time of year. Some apps go for an extra theme pack, or snow over the title graphics. Or you can go for a game that is all about christmas, which is the approach that Christian West has taken with Reindeer Round-up.

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Review: Frozen Free Fall

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Frozen Free Fall brings Disney's latest movie to your Windows Phone with some very colourful match-three puzzles, the cast of characters from 'Frozen' along to help you through the 75 levels, and the distinct aroma of having seen it all before. Still, if you are going to be 'inspired', be inspired by one of the biggest grossing mobile games of all time.

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Review: Despicable Me: Minion Rush

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Run as far as you can, collect as many of our chosen objects (in this case bananas), and avoid everything else that gets in the way. Oh, and you have three lanes you can run down, so swipe on the screen to switch between them. It's a well-worn concept of mobile gaming, and there are countless interpretations that are, frankly, a bit of a car-crash. That's not the case with Gameloft's latest release. Minion Rush does everything you would expect of an infinite runner, but it does it with such skill, panache, and branding, that this little movie tie-in game is threatening Temple Run as the definitive version of the genre.

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Review: Move: A Brain Shifting Game

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Developed by Nitako, Move has already proven to be a popular albeit frustrating game on Android and iOS following its release in October. Now it's the turn of Windows Phone users to find out just how fun this infuriating 'brain shifting game' can be.

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