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Forever Drive for iPhone and iPad: A Crash Course in Continuity, Creativity and Credits

Forever Drive is not, as the name might suggest, a celebration of Nicholas Winding Refn’s impossibly cool paean to Eighties European cinema. Although it features plenty of cruising around neon-drenched streets, it doesn’t have Ryan Gosling being all silent and moody; there’s no unwatchably brutal violence, nor does it make you sit through several minutes of meaningful looks in slo-mo as a gorgeous, thudding electropop soundtrack subliminally whispers “you will buy me on iTunes the minute you leave the cinema”. Read More >>

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Scribblenauts Remix for iPhone and iPad: A [Adjective] [Noun] for [Adjective] [Noun]*

Most puzzle games offer a limited toolset to solve increasingly complex problems. In Scribblenauts Remix, the dilemmas are relatively simple, and the only limits are your vocabulary and your imagination. Read More >>

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Squids for iPhone and iPod touch: Cephalopod Strategy Will Octopi You for Hours

“It’s like [Popular Game X] on [Addictive Narcotic Y]!” App Store blurbs are often misleading, but the insistence of game site The Escapist that Squids is “the adorable spawn of Angry Birds and Final Fantasy Tactics” isn’t too far from the truth. Read More >>

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Swarovski Refract for iPhone and iPad: A Crystal-Clear Music Maker

Coined in 2000, the frankly horrible portmanteau “advergame” describes any videogame used to promote a brand. Yet the phenomenon predates the term: back in the early '90s, the likes of Mick and Mack: Global Gladiators and Cool Spot were convincing innocent kids to buy McDonalds and 7-Up, thus helping to kickstart the global obesity epidemic we’re always reading about. Ah, videogames. Read More >>

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Roll in the Hole for iPhone and iPad: Play as a Panda that Eats, Rolls and Leaves

It’s good to see iOS developers challenging the accepted wisdom that pandas like nothing better than nibbling on yucky old bamboo shoots. Recent freemium game Panda Picnic suggested the monochromatic mammals preferred fruit. Nonsense, says Chillingo: ice lollies are their favourite. Read More >>