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Aurora Feint

Posted August 15, 2008 6:08am

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • GRAPHICS: 4
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: The first episode in the exclusive iPhone MMO series of puzzle games

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Wow. How did a gem like this sneak into the App Store? Ignoring the fact that this game is free (yes, free), we'd be more than willing to throw down a fiver for it. Apparently the developers are working on a Massively Online Game with the brand, so this just wets our whistle.

Aurora Feint revolves around mining magical resources by creating horizontal or vertical rows of like elements. You can drag blocks left or right to form these combinations and even tilt the iPhone to the side or upside down to make them cascade down into matches. Resources acquired during gameplay can then be used to buy and unlock various powerups, which help progress you forward through the game.

Unfortunately not a lot of the story is revealed to you past the introduction video added in the latest update. For information on the game and the world that surrounds it, you'll have to check with the developers website for the back story and what plans they have in store.

This is one of those titles that makes you realize the splash that the iPhone is going to create. Great graphics, addictive gameplay, good sound and an experience that is matched only by top casual PC games. Aurora Feint is great little app that will only get better. Not to mention, you can track your buddies' progress as they move through the game. We enjoy ridiculing the lowly peons around here. Free.

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