Game review: “Bad Rats: the Rats’ Revenge”

Screenshot of Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge“Bad Rats: the Rats’ Revenge” is a physics-based puzzle game by indie developer Invent4. Before I describe the game, a quick word of warning. It contains a lot of cartoon violence (think “Itchy & Scratchy” from the Simpsons), and it most certainly pushes the political correctness envelope!

That said, if you still want to find out about the game, then read on…
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Review: “8 Ball Quick Fire Pool”

[game screenshot]Don’t let the name fool you — “8 Ball Quick Fire Pool” game isn’t actually 8 ball rules. Rather, it’s a fun single-player game. The rules are somewhat similar to straight pool (or 14.1 continuous), in that you are allowed to hit and pot any ball you like, and you score points each time you do so. However, it is also a race against the clock, so speed is encouraged. Read more Review: “8 Ball Quick Fire Pool”

Review: “Crush the Castle”

It’s been a while since I reviewed some games, so here goes with another great one I found recently. “Crush the Castle” is yet another physics-oriented game (you know I love ’em!). It seems to be a single programmer job (+ 1 artist), and the concept is absolutely great. Unfortunately, it is not an original concept… it is borrowed (with permission apparently) from “Castle Clout“. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it, so here’s my thoughts… Read more Review: “Crush the Castle”

Review: “Chronotron”

There have been a few time-travel related games in recent years, but here’s a nice casual Flash game that uses the concept: it is a platformer called Chronotron. You play as white and red robot, with a damaged time machine (which looks suspiciously like Doctor Who’s Tardis!). In each level, the objective is to find a time circuit, and get back to your time machine. Easy… right? Read more Review: “Chronotron”

Review: BlackBerry Curve 8900

As of a couple of days ago, I am the proud owner of a snazzy new BlackBerry Curve 8900, on a rather nicely dicounted O2 tariff (thanks again Thomas!). I have had a good chance to play around with it, tweaking settings and so on, and suffice it to say, the experience is rather different compared to my previous second-or-third-hand phones on pay-as-you-go tariffs!

I’m going to write a fairly in-depth review based on what I think is important about this mobile phone. Apologies if I miss what may seem important to you. Feel free to post a comment though if you’d like to know more! Read more Review: BlackBerry Curve 8900