HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE
Readers of this review beware; the statute of secrecy is in danger. So for all of you who are so-called muggles or no-mages, please move along and read one of the other reviews. This one is for wizards and squibs only!
The title of this app game really says it all; it's a marvellous game with positively bulbous animals that roll around like marbles. What can I say more? Well, I have about 300 words left in this review to talk about it. The general story behind the game is that you need to help the animals to get home, which means finish every level to make sure you marvellous marble animal friend gets home safe and sound.
HEART'S MEDICINE: DOCTOR'S OATH
Wouldn't it be great to be a doctor? Saving lives, being important and you always know what to do in any given situation. Or maybe things will not be as great as they seem? Well, for one specific medical student things are getting pretty steamed up. I'm talking about student Allison Heart and her journey to become a fully fledged doctor!
CRIMINAL MINDS: THE MOBILE GAME
Aaah, no! What is that guy doing with that knife? No, don't chop off the leg! Oh, wait it's just a ham! Phew, nice try guys; I was just thinking this guy was actually... Wait, what?! Why is that family tied to their chairs and are their mouths sealed with duct-tape? And what's with this guy; waving his butcher's knife in the air? Is he going to do what I think he's going to do? But I thought everything was okay! And there are children at the table! Wait, NOOOOOO!
THE WALKING DEAD: ROAD TO SURVIVAL
Okay, let me start off with saying that I never watched the TV series The Walking Dead or read any of the comics, so I really have no clue what the story is about, besides the fact that the zombie apocalypse happened. I know there are zombies walking around and that there are some "survivors", who have to try and stay alive, but that's about it. Oh yes, and I know that the zombies are called "Walkers"...
DELICIOUS: EMILY'S TRUE LOVE
I'm pretty sure there a only few people who haven't, at some point in their lives, dreamt of having their own business or to be part of an amazing international long lost love story... or even both! Well, I surely did and I think it's pretty safe to say that more people besides me also did, or still do. If you happen to be one of these people, you should really should go and get your hands on Delicious: Emily's True Love, or any other game in the amazing Emily series, for that matter.
SPOTLIGHT: ROOM ESCAPE
Who doesn't like a good escape room once in a while, am I right? Getting locked up with some friends in a room that contains many hidden clues, riddles and other puzzles you must complete (successfully) to escape in time. In The Netherlands, these escape rooms have been growing in popularity over the last few years and are a real hit right now. They even came up with a home version, which I am actually quite anxious to try out for myself.
FURISTAS CAT CAFE
Who doesn't love to drink a nice cup of coffee in a coffeehouse and enjoy the company of a cat or two... or three... or four... or five... Point is; there can never be enough cats. I do and I am still planning to go to a real-life cat-cafe but until I do, Furistas Cat Cafe is definitely THE place to be!
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: TIDES OF WAR
Okay, what did I expect of this game when I first started it? Well, quite a few things, to be honest, but none of them even came close to what this game really is. This being said, I was surprised by the complexity and overall depth of this game. Since I started my career as a reviewer at DumeeGamer.com, I have played many app games of various sorts, but I can say the graphics and game dept in this one is truly great, maybe even the best I have seen so far. Right, let's dive off the deep end and see what Davey Jones has stashed in his locker, shall we?
As some of you may already know, I am a huge Pokémon fan. Together with Harry Potter, it is my number one love of all time (sorry honey, I love you too). So, when Pokémon Go came out I was happy like a little girl, including the cheering and jumping around. I am happy that I can count on the fact that there will always be a Pokémon app in my life. Enter: Pokémon Quest!
Without any knowledge about the story line of the TV series with the same name, I downloaded and installed the app. When I opened it for the first time my immediate reaction was "Cool! A game like Fallout The Vault". But no, the only thing similar to that game is the look of the part of the screen that is underground, the rest is very different to say the least...
HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS MYSTERY
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a fun game about going to Hogwarts, which is exactly what we always wanted. At least I did, but my letter never came because the files of Muggle-borns being destroyed for the period in which I was born. So yeah, I am still waiting my letter, or the first opportunity I get to apply for a teaching job there!
THE SIMS MOBILE
We all know the Sims from when we played the games on PC or, later on, on our beloved console. As a teenager, I played the Sims on my pc and created my own world. Just like I did with my Barbies when I was a child. I simply loved building the most beautiful house, having an amazing career and being popular like you never been in high school. But most of all getting married to the love of your life...
LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: KATRIELLE AND THE MILLIONAIRES' CONSPIRACY
We all (or, at least, most of the Nintendo DS fans among us) know the Professor Layton series. This series has now been brought to mobile devices all around the world with Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy. However, instead of following Professor Hershel Layton we now follow his daughter, Katrielle. The game was even released for the smartphones before it made its world wide debut on the Nintendo 3DS.
TACTICAL MONSTERS: RUMBLE ARENA
That I suck at tactical games has been proven time and again in the past and it looks like it's going to be proven once more by a wonderfully fun app called Tactical Monsters: Rumble Arena. I just can't beat some levels even though they aren't all that difficult yet. But that doesn't mean the game can't be fun!
ANIMAL CROSSING POCKET CAMP
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is a game for the adventurers among us that love to take a walk in the wild nature, feel a breeze of air blow through your hair and breathe in all the... oh sorry, got a bit lost there. What this game does, however, is give off a peaceful vibe and make you feel that the world is free of all problems. I know this might sound strange, but you can actually enjoy this exact feeling by playing this game.
A NEAR DAWN
A game about a guy who gets into all sorts of weird situations, not to mention has freaky nighmares? A good thriller, comic book and audio book rolled into one? Hell yeah, where do I sign up for that?! What? I can play the prologue? That is awesome. Okay guys and girls, let's get things started and play: A Near Dawn!
CRAP! I'M BROKE: OUT OF POCKET!
After two years of having an steady income the last few months were hard for little ol' me. And then this game came along and it didn't get easier. In august I got my last pay check from my former job. We are now at the beginning of November and I can only say: Oh crap, I'm broke! So I am happy I will be starting a new (well-paid) job tomorrow! At first, I will only be working on a part-time basis, so I will get some steady income again. But, for this month it is just like in this next game: Crap! I'm broke: Out of Pocket!
CHOICES: STORIES YOU PLAY
All the tough guys out there might just want to look away at this time and not read this review. Unless, that is, you want to get in touch with your feminine side and get down with girl talk. This is a app game made for high school girls or the grown up ones (like me) wanting to relive (an improved version) of their high school or university days.
ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON TOUCH
Besides creating your dream life with the Sims, we have also created our dream theme park with rollercoaster tycoon. We had the most amazing rollercoasters, the most beautiful decorations and the most insane parks this (or any) world had ever seen!
POKÉMON: MAGIKARP JUMP
It is a well-known fact that Magikarp is basically the most useless Pokémon in the whole Pokémon universe. At least it is portraited like that in both the games and the cartoon (anime) series. And now, The Pokémon Company has taken it upon itself to create an entire game about the Magikarp. Let's see what happens, shall we?
Another month, another appetizer, and this time a "simple" puzzle game. Let's get straight to the point; Zhed is an ideal app to just have on you device to train you brain and get frustrated about because you just can't get through a certain level. The concept of the game is simple but hard to explain with just words...
DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOMS
I came across the app on Facebook via an advertisement in my feed. My first reaction when I saw it was: OMG A DISNEY VERSION OF ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON! Let me pop the precious bubble by saying: NO it's not like that. It is neither better or worse; it's just not what I expected it to be at first!
Normally, we here at Dumeegamer.com don't get involved in politics of any kind, mainly because it would be politically incorrect to do so as a gaming review website. However, since there is a lot going on in the world of politics we simply can't look away anymore!
ARROWS AND SPARROWS
Instead of evil pigs trying to steal the eggs of innocent birds, the birds are the bad guys this time around. Several sparrows are very hungry and have a craving a bite of a small little goldfish named Goldie; the only little fish left in the big pond...
SUPER MARIO RUN
Is Santa real? Do wishes actually come true? This must be, because Mario is coming to mobile devices! Nintendo development chief Shigeru Miyamoto revealed the news himself at last September's Apple event. A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand. As an enthusiast of both brands of gaming, in my opinion, there is no possible way that this could go wrong... or could it?
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD
You might remember my review about Pokémon Go and the fact that I went nuts over that app. Besides Pokémon I have another fandom which I am totally nuts about. I am a nineties kid (born 1990) so besides Pokémon, another big thing in my youth was Harry Potter!
I had actually planned on telling you about this awesome app Fancy Cats sometime earlier this year, but I was just too distracted by all the cute looking cats that really needed my attention. I have to clothe them and feed them and pet them. Do I need to say more?
ZOOTOPIA CRIME FILES: HIDDEN OBJECT
The name already gives it away; Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object is a hidden object point and click game. Although Margriet "Daisy Gunpowder" Dumee usually plays the point-and-click genre here on DumeeGamer.com, I just had to do this one. And besides, it is an app game so it is also my territory. Besides that, a good point and click game is never a bad thing to have as an app on your phone, so let's get started.
POKÉMON GO: A RETROSPECTIVE
At first, I said that I wouldn't write a review last month, just to enjoy my holidays to their fullest. BUT, then I found out that a very special app was going to be released, so I changed my mind and yelled DIBS at the top of my voice (and trust me, that's really, REALLY loud).
LEGACY OF THE BEAST
A very special app crossed my path a couple of weeks ago. I’m a very big fan of the band Iron Maiden and I was so happy to discover that they’ve a new game developed with my favorite band in it. I’m talking about Legacy of the Beast. So let’s get started; before you know it, it’s 2 Minutes to Midnight.
KINGDOM HEARTS UNCHAINED Χ
If there are two franchises that go together like milk and cookies, it has to be Final Fantasy and Disney. This has been proven many times over with the release of various Kingdom Hearts games! So, once again, onwards my friends: into battle! Let’s show these Heartless who’s boss!
ANGRY BIRDS 2
We have all played it. No, don’t you even think of denying it, because it’s true. Maybe even more than one version of it. At least, I have played many version, such as Star Wars, Rio, Space and even the race-version Go. They even have a movie about it now!
You might not be able to imagine this, but besides writing amazing reviews I do actually have a normal day to day job. So I am not playing around with apps all day; DumeeGamer is not paying me, so I can’t enough to quit my job just yet ;-)
Ortus is inspired by the boardgame with the same name. It is set in a fantasy world where two warlords have reached the highest possible standing and only have each other as adversary... are you ready to do battle?
Once again I grabbed my trusty old iPod touch and opened an app which I already had for several years. The many hours I have to travel, by train, each week are great to play this simple but addictive app!
It is Pacman’s birthday; congrats, Pacman for turning way to old. Okay, I know it’s not actually the game’s birthday but in Pacman Bounce, all of Pacman’s friends are waiting at his house to wish him happy birthday!
A mobile game that you've had for five years and still haven't deleted?! Man, that can only be one humongous game! Wait... what? It's tiny?! Let's have a look, shall we?
STAR WARS: GALAXY OF HEROES
Can anyone guess what last month was all about? No, not the holidays or even New Year’s Eve. Last month was all about another phenomenon that has taken the world by storm: STAR WARS.
CUT THE ROPE 2
To her own amazement, Mairie "Mary" Appins found out she never actually reviewed a single game, featuring her favorite protagonist of all times: Om Nom, the sweet tooth adventurer. So she set out to rectify this oversight as fast as she could!
TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND (iOS)
Raymond Dumee, the eldest brother of our very own Diana, has decided to make his contribution to the ever-expanding selection of game reviews, right here at DumeeGamer.com. With him being in international shipping, what better game to play then a tale of faraway places and swashbuckling adventure?
Mary Appins is back! And this time, she brought along her minions. A tropical cruise might be good summer fun, but when you add minions to the mix, things are just bound to go banana-shaped very quickly!
KUNG FU SHEEP
Not Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen, but Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee herself found a mobile game that she really wanted to play. It's a game about a sheep. No, not the normal kind... THE KUNG FU KIND. HIIYYAAAA!
TWO DOTS / THAT LEVEL AGAIN
Instead of reviewing one larger game, this month I got hooked on 2 smaller games. That's why this month's Appetizer will be divided into two smaller reviews. Because hey, why choose if you can play both?
This month, our very own Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen was trapped in a post-nuclear wasteland. So the first thing she did was build a shelter. And not just any shelter, but a giant vault. Being the good girl she is, she immediately tries to save as many people as she possibly can. Welcome to: Fallout shelter!
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own boutique, but were too afraid to take that next step? No worries, you can now see for yourself if it’s really everything you hoped for by playing Top Boutique for your mobile device. So let's get started and make the world a better-dressed place!
CLASH OF KINGS
From a Ranger who tames monsters for a living to a dog who runs after Dino-bones; my previous reviews where kind of all over the place. This month's review will add an for me yet untouched category in mobile gaming, because this month I am the Queen of my own castle!
Here in the Netherlands, we have a saying: "Beter goed gejat dan slecht verzonnnen". When translated to English, this roughly means: "It's better to steal something good than invent something bad". And in all honesty, that is exactly what happened with this game.
If life in the city is getting you down, there's only one thing you can do: get your own farm! Wait! No, please don't run away! We're not talking about Farmville, the Facebook-flooding root of all evil. We're talking about a game that is similar, but better! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Hay Day!
DINO & JACK
Every dog loves to dig for bones. In Dino & Jack, the dog in question also loves running after bones while barking at the same time to get rid of the obstacles in his way. But be sure to keep a lookout for evil insects that are bent on stopping you dead in your tracks!
KINGDOM TALES 2
What would a man do for the hand in marriage of a good looking girl, who also happens to be the princess of the kingdom he lives in? Slay a dragon? Fight the strongest man in the kingdom? Or even pull a sword out of a massive rock? Okay now I got my fairy tales mixed up...
Men use AXE deodorant to get girls running after them. All a girl needs is red hair….. and a baby with a gun?! Oh wait, those guys running after me are not that attractive after all, they are not even alive! OMG F*CK! Those are no hunks, they're hunks of undead meat...they're ZOMBIES... RUUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!
ESCAPE THE GHOST TOWN
After dreaming about owning and... ehm... 'training' her own soccer dream-team (come on, there was a lot of sweating involved, so it was a real workout), DumeeGamer's very own Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen is now stuck in a creepy abandoned town, and has to use all of her considerable wits to make her escape. So get that grey matter working and get ready to Escape the Ghost Town!
TOP ELEVEN 2015
Every woman has done it at least once; when your hubby is watching soccer you are looking to see which players are the most handsome. In your head, you select the ones that are the best looking, put together your ‘Dream-team’ and wish the match would end, so you could hit the showers together...
and I really wish I hadn’t said say that out loud... Oh well!
THE ISLAND CASTAWAY: LOST WORLD
A new year, and yet another addition to the DumeeGamer crew. Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen joined our jolly band of reviewers and will be providing you with reviews on games for your mobile device or tablet. For her first review, we stranded her on a deserted island. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Mairie and get ready for The Island Castaway: Lost world!
A swamp, a house, a hillbilly. Sounds like a serene setting, wouldn't you agree? Let me assure you, it's far from serene! Your house is being attacked by all sorts of swamp critters. Of course, you will not stan for that, so you finish your lemonade or beer (depending on your age), grab your shotgun (apparently not depending on your age...) and defend yourself from this Swamp Attack!
When you open the Google Play store, you will notice that Paperama is right at the top of the most popular free game / app list of this moment. Reason enough to check this folding adventure for ourselves.
Is it wise to prepare yourself for the moment that a colossal disaster occurs or the Earth decays? Some say yes, some say no. Nevertheless, all around the world people are prepping their behinds off, so that when disaster finally strikes, they will surely survive.