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Fold+ (iOS, Android)

FOLD_BOXThis is a really neat puzzle game where colored lines are arranged on the screen and you must tap either end to shrink them down into a single square. When all colors have just one square apiece, you win the level.  But you must plan your moves as colored lines can attach to other lines and move when you shrink them down, so you have to think ahead.  I’m not really sure why this game is called Fold+ since you’re not really folding anything, but I guess they had to call it something.  It’s also a sequel to a game that came out in 2013, but since that’s about the time I got my iPad, I never played the first one so I don’t know how the ‘plus’ version has improved.  You can download Fold+ on iOS and Android devices, and it’s reviewed on iPad here.

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Orbit’s Odyssey (iOS, Android, Amazon Appstore)

ORBIT_BOXEvil aliens have stolen life-giving crystals from a peaceful planet, leaving it for dead. And now it’s up to a little space hero named Orbit to travel to planetoids to get all the crystals back.  Orbit’s Odyssey is an action game where you walk around little round planets and satellites, collecting coins and crystals while avoiding aliens.  It’s available to download on iOS, Android, and Amazon Appstore, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Star Fox Space Tour

PEPPYYou know, there are a lot of Nintendo franchises that I really like, such as Kirby, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Metroid, etc. And there are some that I don’t like as much, but I don’t hate either.  Star Fox is one of those franchises.  But for as indifferent as I am about Star Fox, I’ve ended up playing every game in the series, so I guess I at least like it a little bit.  So in honor of the recent release of Star Fox Zero, I thought I’d go through all the Star Fox games and give my quick impressions and personal experiences with each one.  I’m not really rating each of these games on this list, although if I had to say, the first three here would be my favorites.  So hop into your Arwing and let’s take an intergalactic tour of all the Star Fox games!

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Dungenious (iOS, Android)

DUNGENIOUS_BOXBack in the early 90s, Capcom made an arcade game that was like a mix of a fantasy RPG and a trivia game called Quiz & Dragons. I never saw it in an arcade, but I did play it on one of their collections and thought it was a neat idea.  So I was happy to see something similar in Dungenious, a downloadable game for iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here), that’s a mix of a quiz game and an RPG dungeon crawler.  The story goes that owls are the keepers of knowledge, but one greedy owl wanted all the knowledge for himself.  So he stole all the words and pictures from books and hid them in monster-filled dungeons.  Now it’s up to you to be the hero and venture forth into the dungeons to seek out knowledge.

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Mars Mountain (iOS, Google Play)

MARS_BOXYour spacecraft has crashed on the peak of an intergalactic mountain made of cubes, and you must hop all the way down while avoiding obstacles in Mars Mountain. It’s a downloadable game for iOS and Google Play (reviewed on iPad here) that resembles arcade classics like Q*bert.

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My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS)

ZELDA_BOXNintendo has a new rewards program to replace their Club Nintendo one, and it’s called My Nintendo. You mostly get rewarded for doing online tasks this time, and the rewards are all download and online things only.  One of the exclusive rewards you can get is a new game for the 3DS: My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  It’s a Picross puzzle game featuring music, backgrounds, and characters from Twilight Princess, and is laid out a lot like Pokémon Picross, except without all the free-to-play stuff.  Since I had enough points to redeem it, I decided I’d review it here as well!

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Miitomo (iOS, Google Play)

MIITOMO_BOXFor as long as most gamers can remember, Nintendo has been a first party developer, only making games for their consoles and nobody else’s. That’s why Miitomo is such a historical event for them because it’s their first stab at mobile software. And it’s also the first time they’ve made a game on something else besides their own consoles since they ported their arcade classics like Donkey Kong and Popeye to everything under the sun back in the Atari and Colecovision days.  So since it’s so significant (and free-to-play), I decided to review Miitomo here at GamerDad!  (reviewed on iPad here)

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Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Wii U, PS4)

TEDDY_BOXSo once upon a time, the king of monsters was lonely so he went to the human world and stole a little girl’s teddy bear. She went after it, and after many adventures, she and the monster king became friends and he wasn’t lonely anymore.  The girl and her teddy bear returned home, but later the monster king was defeated by an evil magician, and possesses the girl’s teddy bear and leads her on an adventure in the monster world.  So yeah, the story of this game doesn’t make any sense, but nothing about this game does.  Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is a 2-D side-scrolling adventure game with exploration elements similar to Metroid or Zelda.  It features retro-style pixel graphics and atmospheric music and is downloadable on the PS4 and Wii U (reviewed here on the latter).

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Minecraft Story Mode: Episode 5: Order Up! (PS3, PS4, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, iOS, PC, Android)

MINECRAFT_BOXMinecraft is an incredibly popular open-world building adventure game with stylishly blocky graphics. It’s become a bit of a phenomenon since its release a few years back, especially with kids. And now, point and click experts TellTale Games has crafted an adventure based on the Minecraft universe called Minecraft: Story Mode.  It is split up into five episodes, like most other TellTale titles, and this is a review of the fifth episode.  It’s available for nearly all current home consoles, PCs, and tablets, but reviewed on PS3 here.

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Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

SWORD_BOXAfter your plane crashes, you find yourself in a lost world full of magic and monsters. People from the outside world like you are called “Strangers” and are generally stronger than the regular inhabitants of Sword City.  So it’s up to you to form a party to defeat monsters and gather crystals to gain power and save the day…somehow.  Stranger of Sword City is a PS Vita RPG dungeon crawler that’s very similar to classics like Wizardry.

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