Gamezebo Archives - March 2010

Rocket Downhill Penguin Review

Mar 19, 2010

Just in time for the Winter Olympics to end, Rocket Downhill Penguin slides in to the finish line. But due to wonky controls and other issues, it doesn’t make the podium.

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Hive Review

Mar 19, 2010

My wife likes to joke around and tell people that I have an irrational fear of bugs and spiders. I, on the other hand, like to say I have a totally rational fear of them. I’m pretty confident that given the chance a spider would kill me and every one I’ve ever loved. Based on this nugget of truth you’d think I’d be wary of a game that involves bugs, but I suppose that’s a testament to how interesting Hive is.

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Mystery Mania Walkthrough

Mar 19, 2010

Welcome to the Mystery Mania walkthrough on Gamezebo. Mystery Mania is a puzzle/adventure game created by Electronic Arts for iPhone. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to how to complete Mystery Mania.

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Hotel City is open for business

Mar 18, 2010

Playfish fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Hotel City since word of the game first surfaced earlier this week. The new hotel management game from the studio behind such hits as Restaurant City and Pet Society is now available for play on Facebook.

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Trip Hawkins is worried about traditional gaming

Mar 18, 2010

Trip Hawkins is worried about the future of traditional gaming. As a publisher of casual games, it may seem like an strange concern – but only if you don’t know Trip. Creating Electronic Arts back in 1982, Hawkins is generally considered one of the architects of the modern games industry. Since founding the development house Digital Chocolate in 2003, Trip’s focus has been on growing the casual games industry in the same way he did the traditional games industry. But now it’s grown, and Trip wonders if casual games might just be big enough to swallow traditional games whole.

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Fisher-Price brings games for toddlers to the iPhone

Mar 18, 2010

The thought of handing a high tech device over to a 2 year old may seem downright horrifying to those without children, yet more and more parents are trying to get their little ones acclimatized to our largely tech-dependent world by having them embrace these gadgets early. There’s a vast selection of iPhone applications that cater to the toddler market, ranging from coloring books to interactive stories and games. Now Fisher-Price, one of the longest-lasting names in toddler toys, is looking to get in on the action.

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Sushi Cat Review

Mar 18, 2010

Sushi and cats go together like... well, they don't go together at all really. But who knew that such a pairing could prove to be so charming? Sushi Cat, Armor Games' take on the Japanese peg board game Pachinko, is a cute romp bolstered by some solid physics-based gameplay as well.

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Mogo-Mogo Review

Mar 18, 2010

When playing last year’s indie Flash favourite Little Wheel, did you ever stop to wonder where this wonderful world of robots came from? Developer One Click Dog is looking to answer that question with Mogo-Mogo, a prequel to last year’s popular robot parable that places you in the shoes of Bogo the Inventor. Be warned though, if you love Little Wheel, there’s a good chance that the only thing Bogo is going to invent for you is some pretty serious disappointment.

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Restaurant City Review

Mar 18, 2010

They say that the key to running a successful restaurant is to be hands-on. And that's certainly true in Restaurant City. The restaurant management game rewards players for being dedicated and returning to the game on a regular basis, making it a perfect fit for Facebook. But while the core mechanics are fairly simple, the game quickly becomes very addictive, something which is aided by some terrific production values and great social networking features.

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Fare City Review

Mar 18, 2010

Line drawing games have certainly carved out a good niche in the world of iPhone gaming and Fare City looks to join the fray. It’s an exciting game of routing and re-routing taxis to get them to their destinations quickly, narrowly avoiding collisions and trying to snare higher and higher fares. Ahh, the life of a dispatcher in Fare City isn’t an easy one, but it sure is fun.

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