AppSmile's Scores

  • Games
For 595 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Coin Drop!
Lowest review score: 50 Warm Gun
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 595
595 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring oversaturated imagery, fun animations, and a healthy attempt at humor, Dungeon Crawlers looks great and offers a fun experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining dual-stick shooter elements with rise-as-high-as-you-can gameplay, Volcano Escape manages to marry two distinct genres into one exciting adventure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring last man standing mechanics, Greed Corp. HD brings out the inner Machiavelli in all of us.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As usual, there is a great deal of strategy involved in determining which cards to play and when. We enjoyed this game a lot and can see it fitting in nicely with our other Dr. Knizia titles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Using mechanics similar to Spy Mouse, you must maneuver a trapped creature from start to exit without getting caught.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring increasingly more difficult levels and timing- and momentum-based puzzles, Mummy's Treasure is a worthy entrant into a somewhat tired genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring fast-paced action, multiple weapons, and an overwhelming onslaught of guards in your way, Heist: The Score is an enjoyable experience while it lasts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Akin to Cannon Fodder or even Grunts, you lead small squads of soldiers into battle scenarios, carrying out destruction and evacuation missions while permadeath breathes down your neck.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it offers much of the same as the original, there are enough improvements that allow Trenches II to stand on its own.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring lengthy gameplay and cover-based combat mechanics, Shadow Guardian strives to match Gameloft's most popular shooters but must settle for average… which isn't all that bad.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring fully-destructible environments, unlimited ammo, and a bunch of interesting power-ups, Rocket Riot easily overcomes its quirky controls to provide a fun and exciting experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a rocky start that saw the original release pulled for several months, Black Dawn is back with a new moniker, better visuals, and the same great gameplay that attracted gamers in the first place.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The style is cartoonish, fun, and colorful, and the soundtrack is equally appealing, with beautiful string music by day and a more frantic tribal-type tune by night.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a variety of upgradeable weaponry, lots of stuff to blow up, and plenty of side missions to keep you engaged, Total Recoil is a competent addition to the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring great pixel art, a challenging one-finger control scheme, and a hefty dose of difficulty, ZiGGURAT simultaneously frustrates and delights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its rough cartoon graphics, challenging puzzles, and fun fluid physics, Feed Me Oil is a solid gaming experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring both single-player and multiplayer game modes, a wealth of upgradeable weaponry, and multiple characters with unique abilities, Left2Die makes for an exciting adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Holding true to the vision of the original, Random Heroes 2 addresses many of the issues that we had with the first to offer a more compelling experience than before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A terrific art style mixed with clever puzzle design makes for an enjoyable, albeit regrettably brief, experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its polished presentation, simple controls, and entertaining gameplay, Illusion Labs has the makings of another hit on its hands.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't carry the Reiner Knizia name like previous offerings, Tikal bears many of the hallmarks of the good doctor's signature games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring spot-on tilt controls, a great cartoonish presentation, and a variety of items to purchase and upgrade along the way, Captain Antarctica's main drawback is its length.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a clever control system, terrific graphics, and a variety of missions, Smash Cops is a fun, albeit short, timewaster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its confectionery theme felt throughout, Coco Loco is an interesting take on a familiar genre that even offers a few nice twists on the old formula.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a clever mechanic that allows for on-the-fly turret swapping within a centrally-located edifice, Steampunk Tower sees you fighting a battle on two fronts while micromanaging your defenses.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite an all-too-easy first set of puzzles and the absence of move counters, TwinGo! more than makes up for its shortcomings with clever designs and the elemental make-ups of the twins playing an important role.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utilizing the same rules and player tiles as the full game, Neuroshima Hex Puzzle offers 100 scenarios of increasing difficulty that will both teach and hone your battle skills.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring fun sliding physics, a plethora of collectible and avoidable elements, and multiple challenges to attempt for each level, Powerslide Penguin HD is a great game for players of all ages.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring great neon visuals, fluid controls, a soothing soundtrack, and enjoyable gameplay, Lightopus is a high-quality game whose only fault is failing to convey its purpose clearly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever game of one-upmanship, Agents! is a one-on-one battle to be the first to uncover the secret documents and get out of the building alive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this season's offering doesn't really innovate, it continues to polish one of the finer iOS baseball titles to a lovely sheen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring an old-school aesthetic, pop-up interactive boxes, and a clever story that follows a pair of main characters, Gemini Rue delivers where it really counts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You should expect much of the same as the previous iteration, only bigger and better as you delve back into this fantasy world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring endless and time-based modes, as well as unlockable customization options, this game has the guts to back up its pretty face.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is terrific, as the game is a lot of fun and the desire to earn 3 stars on all levels really drives you to keep playing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a simple control mechanic, enjoyable puzzle design, and sickly-sweet characters and visuals, Expand It! is poised to make a big splash with gamers of all ages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming platformer with a cute main character, intuitive controls, and great level variety, Blobster should easily appeal to gamers of all shapes and sizes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring crazy physics, fun power-ups, and nice level design, Reckless Getaway offers an engaging challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its charming presentation and familiar mechanics, there is little reason not to enjoy jailbreaking these bugs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring colorful and varied designs, as well as an impressive physics engine, Blosics HD is an interesting and enjoyable title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is pretty good, as you have multiple campaigns, multiple challenges, and a nice Skirmish mode to enjoy, in addition to multiplayer for iPad owners.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring frantic action, a variety of weapons, and plenty of perks, Shellrazer is an intriguing title that keeps us coming back for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a terrific neon interface and challenging gameplay, A.I.R. Defense is an intriguing release that mixes genres to great effect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bringing new weapons, a campaign mode, and the same solid gameplay mechanics, Hunters 2 expands upon the original in several ways that cement its place among the elite TBS options on iOS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics have a subdued neon look that pops against the dark background. Animations are very smooth and the creep shapes are differentiated enough to tell them apart at a quick glance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controls are tap/swipe-based, offering an intuitive and responsive method of interacting with the game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Borrowing a number of features from San Andreas and generally improving upon a decidedly successful formula, Gangstar Rio continues the tradition of profane, violent, sociopathic entertainment on a mobile platform.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some control quirkiness and precision requirements, Ramps manages to entertain more than it frustrates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A departure from the rope-swinging titles that Rocketcat is best known for, Mage Gauntlet retains the same graphic style and polished gameplay that we've come to expect, making this a compelling pick-up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring slick cartoon graphics, upgradeable power-ups, and a multi-tiered playing surface, Banana Kong is a light-hearted addition whose fruity stinginess is its biggest fault.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a focus on efficiency, speed, and timing, Crazy Escape proves to be a fun challenge for all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring unlockable characters and combo moves, upgradeable abilities, and gesture-based controls, Combo Crew is fast-paced fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its multiple uses of the accelerometer and fun level designs, Aerox is a worthy addition to the genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lengthy game with nice controls and a cheery presentation, Funkyball Worlds is certainly worth taking a look and you might just find yourself drawn into the challenging gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strikingly similar in style and presentation to the app store stalwart, Save Yammi attempts to differentiate itself via its rope-drawing mechanics and tilt-based interaction with great success.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a building sim-style interface with pieces that interact with their surroundings, Megacity HD offers a cerebral challenge that rewards balanced play and thinking ahead.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Developed again by Kukouri Mobile Entertainment, Tiny Troopers 2 features expansive levels, improved upgrade systems, and exciting gameplay, offering more of the same great action with some welcome tweaks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of an achievement system or some type of leaderboards reduces the game's replay value to some degree.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring cleaned up graphics and mysterious gameplay, Another World retains appeal for gamers even after all these years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While we were initially skeptical that a game like Jenga could translate to a mobile device, we were pleasantly surprised by the final product.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a clean, minimalistic aesthetic, multiple game modes, fun power-ups, and unforgiving gameplay, CRUSH! is sure to give puzzle lovers fits.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As is the hallmark of Dr. Knizia's games, balanced gameplay and a good stroke of luck is of the highest order en route to victory over your cunning opponents.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is catchy and the controls are intuitive and effective. Replay value is great, and the GameCenter/OpenFeint integration gives you the opportunity to challenge others on the leaderboards and pick up achievements along the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is very good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring single-player and multiplayer game modes, interesting design choices, a bunch of weapons, and fast-paced action, Trigger Fist is an enticing offering in a week full of ho-hum releases.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a variety of enemies, simple controls, and tons of loot used to upgrade your character, Trouserheart may be light on depth, but it’s heavy on fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring terrific graphics and scaled-down RPG elements, Orc: Vengeance provides an exciting and approachable mobile experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting mash-up of genres, 10000000 is a strategic gem that melds multiple elements to create a compelling experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utilizing clever level designs and multiple objectives for each course, Rinth Island is a delicious slice of puzzling pie
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A popular PSP title, Coconut Dodge features a light-hearted theme, tight controls, and gameplay mechanics that appeal to gamers of all ages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a fresh control scheme and an overall enjoyable experience, Drift Mania Championship is a highlight reel of slick track stunts and flashy racing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a simple yet appealing graphics style, refreshing game mechanics, and a variety of control options, Tiny Plane is a surprisingly compelling timewaster.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy controls, pleasing visuals, and the current $1.99 price tag make this iPhone racer hard to pass up. But will the gameplay keep you interested?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring fairytale-style gameplay and plenty of collectibles along the way, Storm in a Teacup provides a sweet experience for gamers of all ages.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the immersive racing graphics to the outstanding online multiplayer it's obvious that Polarbit tried to recapture the heart of iPhone racers. Now if only it was a little easier.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MonsterTruck Rally impressed us with vivid visuals, rip-roaring sounds, and sweet dirty realism. If you love racing titles, are looking for something beyond the pavement, and can overlook the current lack of online competition, you'll find MonsterTruck Rally a entertaining pastime.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring slick visuals, terrific one-touch controls, and a number of challenging level segments and boss battles, Raccoon Rising is not your typical high-rising.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eschewing weapons for clubs, Worms Crazy Golf features a quirky golfing experience using many of the familiar Worms elements.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is great, as much of the game focuses on racking up big points and staying alive to achieve high scores.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a handful of stylish environments, responsive tilt controls, and exciting gameplay, Suspect In Sight is an arresting challenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are crisp and clean, the animations are rock solid, and the soundtrack has a nice arcade vibe. In all, CurveBot is a fun game that hits the casual mark on its head.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No stranger to mixing game types to garner unique and interesting results, Foursaken infuses elements of roguelikes, creature collectors, RPGs, and adventures to create a compelling offering.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've never been into raiding and fantasy battles before, Raid Leader is a great way for new players to learn, though the seasoned vets may look elsewhere to get their fix.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Using light RPG elements and simple gestures to vanquish enemies one-by-one, God of Blades is a satisfying adventure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Using a variety of moveable objects, you'll need to figure out the most effective placement to deliver the furry rodents to their end goal while snagging a few treats in the process.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is decent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring great, animated visuals and solid gameplay akin to fan-favorite Galcon, Tentacle Wars HD adds a few interesting elements that provide new strategic considerations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fun little adventure with a bizarre storyline and equally bizarre protagonist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is very good, as the high score nature lends itself to repeated plays and the breadth of options leaves you with plenty to do. GameCenter integration provides global leaderboards and achievements to earn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking its cues from favorites like Tilt To Live, Hyperlight adds a few twists that make it a wholly unique and fairly satisfying experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a variety of enemy types, oversaturated graphics, upgradeable attributes, and a few mini-games to boot, Lock 'N' Load provides a wacky, quip-filled adventure that kept us entertained.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really well-done game and a lot of fun for players who enjoy thinking their way to victory rather than button-mashing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining two popular genres, with progress made in each affecting your opportunities in the other, has made for an interesting and engaging mobile experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value is decent, mostly to marvel at the game's great graphics and style a second time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even its decades-old look and feel and decidedly untrustworthy directional arrow and vehicle controls aren't enough to sour us when it comes to enjoying this arcade classic that never pretends to be anything more than what it is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Utilizing simple control mechanics with frenzied gameplay, BIG BAD Flower is bubbling its way up the app store charts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Developed by NewFX Games, Mad Wheels does beat Death Rally to the punch as far as its inclusion of multiplayer functionality, but it cannot top the incumbent when it comes to core gameplay, though it does offer a fun alternative.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished shooting gallery of sorts, EPOCH.'s terrific graphics, upgradeable weaponry, and engaging gameplay make it a title worth checking out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GoatUp does not look or sound that great, but it still has a great retro appeal. The most important feature of GoatUp are the controls, and they are also the best aspect of the app.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring an all-new One Touch control method and visual improvements, Tetris remains atop the list of best puzzlers on the go despite an overwhelming and annoying Origin presence.

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