Pet Shop Story: Variety is the Name of the Game

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Being a micro management game, Pet Shop Story does a good job of balancing fun versus formulaic routines. If you have played any similar simulation games, then getting into this game will be second nature to you. At the same time, the continuous flow of rewards and irresistibly adorable critters you can acquire is quite rewarding. The result is addicting, though being a micro transaction game, it does entail a lot of patience if you intend to play completely free.

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Lego Rock Band Review

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When a music game gets released whose title names the band in which said game will focus on, it can be easy to guess the style and the general nature of the game. The Beatles Rock Band for example looked as if it was going to deliver the ultimate Beatles experience, and it did so in a spectacular way.

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Fireboy and Watergirl 3 – A Quirky Puzzler

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Platform games are amongst the most widely-played video games on the planet and the platform game genre was the vehicle that delivered us such absolute classics like Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Metroid. Platform games are also quite a common occurrence in the flash game world since they are relatively easy to get to grips, being picked up quickly by gamers that don’t wish to mess around with complicated controls and simply want to get stuck into the action. Finding a platform game that truly stands out is quite a rare occurrence even with the thousands of games available all across the internet, but the ever-popular Fireboy and Watergirl series from Oslo Albet has quite the reputation of being innovative, original, and extremely entertaining. Fireboy and Watergirl 3 is the third instalment in this wonderfully-designed series, marking the return of the duo to our computer screens with a multitude of puzzles for us to conquer.

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Amateur Surgeon 2 – A crazy, back-street surgery simulator

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If you lack the time or patience to go to medical school, you may be looking for the cheapest and most time-effective alternative to meet your surgery-based needs. Performing backstreet surgeries to quench your thirst for saving lives is unquestionably illegal, so what alternative does a person have? The flash game scene has a number of surgery-based offerings that could solve your problem, but none are as apt at simulating surgery in a fun way as Amateur Surgeon 2. While an amateur surgeon is the very last place you would go if you had any kind of ailment that needed to be surgically repaired, Amateur Surgeon 2 should always be your first stop for surgery simulation, whatever the context. Far from your average, above-board operating game, Amateur Surgeon 2 carries the torch for the series that lets you brandish a host of DIY surgical tools in a questionable hospital for some shady characters. Simply save each patient before their heartbeat ceases or time runs out, but don’t be under any impressions that it is going to be easy.

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Ho Ho Ho Yellow Snow – Demented yet festive Join-the-Dots

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Many use the festive season as an excuse to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends, exchanging Christmas gifts and raising glasses of alcoholic beverages into the air to toast a variety of inspirational and wonderful things. For others, Christmas is a lonely time where they are forced to witness other people being happy and surrounded by loved ones while they stare on longingly and sigh sadly at being reminded of their loneliness. For the average Santa that just can’t wait to empty his bladder, however, he doesn’t have time to visit the restroom on account of having to visit every household on earth within an amount of time not permissible by physics, so what does he do? He decides to empty his bladder on a field of clean, white snow in order to draw various festive shapes to celebrate the holidays. This is join the dots 2.0, and straight-up urine is the ink of creativity.

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Bad Ice Cream 2 Game Review

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You may think that the phrase “Bad Ice Cream” is an oxymoron in itself, since everyone loves ice cream and there can’t possibly be anything bad about it, can there? Well, even though ice cream is a boring choice for dessert, it makes a brilliant choice for a game, as is evident in Bad Ice Cream 2. Games that utilise a retro-style aesthetic instantly appeal to many gamers out there that miss the golden age of gaming, and the fact that it is of the arcade genre makes it all the more appealing since its fun is instantly accessible, hugely challenging, and immediately rewarding. There really wasn’t much that wasn’t enjoyable in Bad Ice Cream, and sequel Bad Ice Cream 2 is here to continue the stunning visual style and gameplay that is addictive on a fiendish level.

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SAS Zombie Assault 3

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Games like The Last Stand and Earn to Die allow you to eviscerate and eliminate zombies in two very different ways, with Earn to Die being more vehicle-based and The Last Stand involving a variety of firearms and a desperate fight for survival.

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Berzerk Ball 2

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Berzerk Studios have a reputation for quality flash games so when we saw the trailer for for Berzerk Ball 2 it was expected that we would be rubbing our hands in anticipation for it’s release.

We loved the first game – Homerun in Berzerkland, it’s had more than 3 million plays on Kongregate alone. The game dev’s claim it has had more than 400 million plays across all sites – we wouldn’t be surprised if that figure was accurate down to it’s last player.

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Dream Chronicles: Book of Air

Dream Chronicles Book of Air is the fourth game to be released in The Dream Chronicles series although it is suggested that it is the first of a trilogy of games. The story follows on from where the previous game left us. Lyra who is Faye’s half fairy daughter is now eighteen years old and she finds herself all alone in the town of Wish. This excellent point and click tale begins here, but where will it end? Lets play the game to discover what the Book of Air is all about.

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Where’s My Water? – Say’s The Crocodile!

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Disney’s new IOS physics puzzler Where’s My Water is a great little game that is full of personality while it oozes charm from beginning to end. The star of this endearing game is Swampy the Alligator who lives in the sewers beneath the ground. Children and adults alike will warm to this mythical character who is brought to life in a way that only Disney can do. We all know what it is like when the water is cut off meaning you can’t take a shower, its very annoying. The creators of this cute game have found their own solution while giving us plenty of game play time that is hugely addictive.

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Farm Frenzy 3

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Farm Frenzy 3 the fourth game of the series takes us globe trotting around countries of the world visiting some exotic locations. It is a frantic exciting time management game that is full of contradictions(I will explain later) that are amusing at best, not such a great idea at worst. With easier combos to remember plus a whole variety of different animals as you move around the world it is one heck of an interesting sequel.

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Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL

Another cartoon nostalgia game, I really enjoyed playing Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL. It’s a funny, full of fun, fighting game incorporating some of the zany characters from the Cartoon Network that we have all watched with joy so have come to love. There are twenty six characters in all playing up to four at any one time. Each character has its own unique personality and attributes making for laughs and mayhem all the way.

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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

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Saving a Waning Franchise?

The phrase “same stuff, different day” (stuff substituted for the naughtier word because well, we’re it’s just that family friendly kind of site) has been kindly describing the sameness and mundaneness of life and its boring bits since the birth of office work itself, but a phrase has developed in the gaming world which is used to refer specifically to the disappointing procedure that games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero follow title after title, year after year, disappointing release after disappointing release.

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Guitar Hero lll: Legends of Rock

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A Make or Break for the Series

Enjoying the Guitar Hero series is a matter of taste, depending on whether you enjoy games that are consistently similar year after year with mere shuffling of content, minor additions, and marginal visual improvements or whether you actually like your games fresh and fully imaginative every time. If you’re a fan of the latter, then games like Fifa, Guitar Hero, and even Call of Duty aren’t for you, but if you can get behind the former, then Guitar Hero will probably fit in your collection quite well.

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Just Dance 3

 

This multi platform dance game is spectacular in both graphical content and sound. Just Dance 3 is fantastic giving the player a full on crazy dance experience you won’t forget in a hurry. It is packed with energy fun and frolics along with laughs galore that will have you playing for hours.

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Flushed Away

 

Flushed Away is a relatively simple platform game that is based on the film made by Aardman of the same name. The story is based around a small rodent called Roddy St James who is stuck in the sewer system and wants to get back home to his comfortable apartment. He is joined in this task by his friend Rita while they have to battle against enemy insects plus a whole host of other creatures including the formidable Toad to find their way home.

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Sonic Colours

Sonic Colours is one of the best Sonic releases that is available for the Wii yet harps back to the Sonic days of yore where you put the game on and off you went. There is no long preamble as it is straight into the thick of the action zooming along the first level to whet your appetite for more of the same.

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Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing

A superb racing game Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing brings together many of the popular characters we admire from Sega Games. Sonic is joined by twenty different characters all unique in their own special way making this a game that is not only exciting but varied too. The tracks are fantastic along with great control features you won’t want to stop playing Sonic and Sega all Stars Racing.

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Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck

Daffy Duck certainly keeps us amused in this superb cartoon caper that is based on the original cartoon Duck Amuck. I absolutely love playing this game as the main aim is to annoy the heck out of Daffy as you play the animator who consistently makes life difficult for him by rubbing out scenes or drawing things in for him to deal with. The original cartoon hails from 1953 but is as hilarious now as it was then plus loses none of its charm or sarcasm.

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