Gamezebo Archives - January 2012

Unstoppable Gorg Review: Looking for something different in tower defense? Try Unstoppable Gorg!

Jan 24, 2012

The heyday of drive-in theaters is long past us. Though a few still exist here and there, those of us my age will never know the thrill of seeing a triple feature of monster flicks when they were still new. Sure, we have those multi-DVD sets available to us offering 50 movies for $10, but it’s just not the same. Luckily, games aren’t bound by such rules of the time-space continuum. Futuremark Game Studios' new tower defense game, Unstoppable Gorg, is here to fill a hole in your gaming library you probably didn’t know existed.

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Zynga releases two unannounced games to the Canadian App Store

Jan 24, 2012

Zynga’s big push into mobile gained a little more steam today, as the social giant released not one, but two previously unannounced games to the Canadian App Store. Mobile gamers in the Great White North can pull out their iPhone right now and snag Dream Heights and Dream PetHouse.

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The Sims Social players like to woohoo

Jan 24, 2012

Playfish has revealed a number of interesting statistics about players of The Sims Social, and and one thing is clear: the only thing players like more than telling dirty jokes is making woohoo.

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Royal Slots Review: Royal Slots is a passable slots game, but it lacks personality

Jan 24, 2012

The first time I sat down to play Royal Slots, my stash of coins lasted less than 10 minutes before I had to stop playing. When I gave it a second chance a few hours later, my little pittance of "bonus" currency lasted about 55 seconds. If I wanted to keep playing, I would have had to spend at least $10 in Facebook credits on coins to the horror of the little angel on my right shoulder who nagged that I might have a problem. Sure, I might have earned some more by dragging a friend or two over to CookApps' social take on the slots genre, but I couldn't convince a single one of them that playing slots with no tangible return could be fun.

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Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Preview: The Doctor and River go on a platforming adventure in Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

Jan 24, 2012

If there’s one thing the Doctor is always doing, it’s running away from things. When you think about it like that, the recently announced Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock almost makes sense in a weird sort of way. After all, what genre of game could possibly embody The Doctor’s running-from-big-scary-monsters vibe better than a side-scrolling platformer?

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Vacation Quest: Australia Review: Vacation Quest: Australia walks a fine line between relaxation and boredom

Jan 24, 2012

Taking over where Vacation Quest: The Hawaiian Islands left off, Vacation Quest: Australia presents you with 28 different hidden object scenes to explore in one of the most basic setups in the genre. You’ll be asked to simply complete scene after scene, collecting items from lists, until each day on your month-long vacation is complete. There’s no story here to speak of and no freedom here to explore (other than being allowed to choose which scene to tackle first). If you’re a fan of simplicity (and don’t mind a lot of repetition), then this is the game for you.

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Tap Diamond Review: Another clone collapses on to Facebook

Jan 24, 2012

Collapse has been around since the early days of web-based games, and its popularity has ensured a fair share of iterations and clones. And Tap Diamond is the latest. While technically sound, the game offers little in the way of originality, boasting features that have all been done before with the only new features requiring virtual currency.

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Indie Royale gets Serious – Serious Sam, that is

Jan 24, 2012

PC

Since late 2011, Indie Royale has been providing gamers with a unique fluctuating price opportunity to buy into bundles of really great indie games for (usually) under a fiver. From Really Big Sky to Time Gentleman, Please!, the site has featured some of Gamezebo’s favorite indie titles. Now with their latest bundle, they’re aiming to please a very “serious” crowd.

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Sandago Review: Sandago might not be much to look at, but it's a real gem of an indie puzzler

Jan 24, 2012

Sandago is weird. It's simple. There's no real variety to the gameplay, and it's not much to look at. It's almost primitive, really. It's also very cool. Don't let first appearances fool you - this is definitely a game worth checking out.

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Pet Town Walkthrough

Jan 24, 2012

Pet Town is a city building simulation game from Booyah! for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. In this game you will need to build up a town for your pets to live in, providing plenty of housing and activities for them to do! Building up a town like this won’t be easy however, but with Gamezebo’s quick start guide you’ll have all the tips, tricks and walkthroughs you need to get going in no time.

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