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Skylanders Trap Team Extravaganza!

SKYLANDERS_LOGOOne of the most beloved video game/toy lines for kids is back for its fourth entry! In this one, what’s good is bad and what’s bad is good because now you can capture bad guys and turn them good and play as them alongside the Skylanders!  The story in this one is that a group of evil villains wreaked havoc on the Skylands eons ago, until they were captured by a group of Skylanders known as the Trap Team, who used crystal-like weapons made of “Traptanium” and sealed the baddies up in an impenetrable prison.  But now, the main Skylander villain Kaos has broken the bad guys out of prison, and sent the Trap Team and pieces of Traptanium to Earth, where they turned into small statues.  Now it’s up to YOU, the Portal Master, to send the heroes back to the Skylands to save the day, and use special Traptanium pieces to capture villains and turn them into good guys, too!  Skylanders Trap Team is available for all major current game consoles, but reviewed on Wii U here.

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Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PS3, Vita)

ARCANA_BOXArcana Heart is a series of one-on-one; 2-D fighting games featuring an all-girl anime-styled cast. Each femme fatale is trying to get their hands on a collection of magical stones for various reasons, and each character has a powerful Arcana creature to help them.  The “LOVE MAX!!!!!” version of this game adds a few new modes and features from Arcana Heart 3, released a couple of years ago.  If you enjoy fast and accessible cartoony 2-D fighters like Marvel vs. Capcom 3, you may want to check this one out.  It’s available for PS3 and Vita, but reviewed on PS3 here.

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Adventure Xpress (iPad)

XPRESS_BOXIn Adventure Xpress, a new iOS game from Adult Swim (reviewed on iPad here), choose from a selection of male and female couriers and deliver mail in a medieval world. But don’t think this job is easy, as you’ll have to battle trolls, skeletons, bandits, yetis, and other baddies as you make your deliveries.  Fight the bad guys in a match three puzzle game similar to Puzzle & Dragons, Monster Match, and many other games of this ilk.

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Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

TENKAI_BOXTenkai Knights is a toy line and anime series on Cartoon Network. The story goes that in a parallel universe exists a cube-shaped planet, and its inhabitants can shapeshift from blocks into robotic warriors.  The denizens of this planet have endured a centuries-long war over their Tenkai energy source.  When it seemed like evil was about to take over the planet, a group of four brave robotic warriors called Tenkai Knights appeared and drove away the bad guys.  Now the evil is back and stronger than before, and a new generation of Tenkai Knights is needed.  For some reason, four teenage boys from Earth are transported to the war-torn planet to become the next batch of robotic fighter Tenkai Knights.  And now you can relive the action of the cartoon with Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for Nintendo 3DS.

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce (iPad)

MONKEY_BOXOne of SEGA’s greatest games on the Nintendo GameCube was Super Monkey Ball and its sequel. You rolled around as a monkey in a hamster ball, trying not to fall off the edges of challenging mazes, not to mention playing fun mini-games like bowling and target practice.  Now the monkeys are rolling, no, bouncing onto iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here), in a game that’s not quite what you would think.  Super Monkey Ball Bounce is more akin to a pachinko machine.  If you enjoy playing games like Peggle, you may want to check this one out, especially since it’s free-to-play.

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Fallin Love (iPad)

LOVE_BOXSupposedly, the love between two squares is the purest love of all. Or maybe not.  Anyway, in this puzzle action game, you play as a walking square who has just fallen in love with the girl square of his dreams.  But unfortunately, this geometrical gal will only date guys who wear the right clothes.  Guide our hero and navigate mazes by twisting and turning your tablet device to help him fall through mazes and get the outfits she desires her man to wear.  Fallin Love is available to download on iOS and Android devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! (3DS)

MAMA_BOXEveryone’s favorite maternal video game character is back and needs your help in the kitchen again with Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! for Nintendo 3DS. Just like the others, play touch screen mini-games to cook 60 different recipes, then help Mama around the house, yard, and shop with brand new mini-games, and test your skills at the Cooking Dojo!

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BoxPop (iPad)

BOXPOP_BOXBoxPop derives its rules from the game of chess. Your job is to clear as many squares as possible from various boards.  But the rule is that you can only clear out squares in the way that knights move on a chess board (two squares up and one square left or right).  Use careful planning to clear as many squares as you can in this puzzler available for download on iPad and iPhone (reviewed on iPad here).

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Light in the Dark (iPad)

LIGHT_BOXSo there are these luminous critters who suspiciously look like those guys from Cut the Rope, and they like to take naps in dark, ancient ruins. But one day their babies decided to wake up and get lost in the shadowy catacombs.  Now it’s up to the grown-ups to light the way and save their kids!  Light in the Dark is a unique game that requires you to solve light and shadow puzzles along with some color mixing, too.  It’s available to download on iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone, but reviewed on iPad here.

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BlazBlue ClonePhantasma (3DS)

BLAZBLUE_BOXBlazBlue ClonePhantasma is a downloadable 3DS eShop title based on the characters and settings of the popular one-on-one fighter BlazBlue. It’s a sequel to the DSiWare game BlayzBloo and meant to be a parody of the series.  The characters in the game are depicted in ‘chibi’ style and the game is a simple action brawler as opposed to a hardcore fighter.

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