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Fitness Dash Review

Dinertown is going healthy, and it opened the Brick Gym for its citizens. Fitness Dash is part of the Flo the waitress Diner Dash series of sim Mac games. All the Dash games are fun and entertaining, and Fitness Dash is just as good. Going to the gym never has been so enjoyable with its new machines and added upgrades.

The play is to keep everyone happy by providing all the needs of the clients. The requests of the customers appear next to their faces and their hearts show you the level of their happiness. The EKG symbol signifies that this client wishes to workout on one of the cardio machines. The tutorial is so good you do not need to know how to play this game and will pick it up immediately...

Seek n Find

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G.H.O.S.T. Chronicles: Phantom of the Renaissance Faire

You are called upon to investigate the Spears Renaissance Faire and its recent haunting by ghosts in the area, as you are a master ghost hunter. Search every part of the fair to gather information and clues as to why and where the ghosts are in this dark Renaissance faire. As a hidden object game, you must not only find objects on a list, but by using special tools to see into another realm, solve puzzles of the extraordinary.

Running around a haunted renaissance fair seems like a blast, however this game is more like stopping at a section of the fair and thinking for a while. The pop-ups from pieces in scenes are annoying and some hidden objects are kind of ridiculous...

RPG Is Coming!

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Science Girls!

Prep school never looked so exciting especially when giant aliens are attacking the school. In Science Girls, join a team of quirky and brave high school girls as they fight the alien invasion to solve the mystery of these strange beasts. Use group tactics and the girls’ individual powers to make it through waves and waves of foes. An RPG game, decisions will affect the squad of girls, their powers, and the outcome of events. Solve the mystery of the school and help the Science Club save the day.

It’s been a while since I have played an RPG game such as Science Girls. The many choices of stats for the girls and places to explore in the school were a fresh change of pace...

Why We Still Love Platform Games

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Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery

Guess who’s back again? Everyone’s favorite kooky scientist, Professor Fizzwizzle! This time the Professor finds himself in trouble while on vacation on a tropical island. A former student of his has become evil and has taken control of a volcano on the island. It is Professor Fizzwizzle’s job to save the world from this mysterious circumstance.

Molten Mystery is a sequel to the original Professor Fizzwizzle, and has almost the exact same gameplay as its predecessor. It is a puzzle-platform game that puts the weak Professor back into the action, pushing crates and barrels while avoiding evil bat bots. Once you push and stack the blocks in the way that works, you can make it to the exit portal and continue on to the next level.

If you are a...

Breakout

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Fizzball

Professor Fizzwizzle is back! And this time, his crazy robots are working for him. He has decided to use his new invention, the Fizzball, to help animals in trouble. This ball starts out small, but slowly grows in size, as more and more animals are collected. The game has more than 60 animals to save and 180 levels to maneuver through.

One of the first things the game asks is whether you want to set the game to regular or kids mode. I find this very considerate of the creators because they realize that their demographic reaches further than just the teen/adult bracket. Kids can pick up the game and play without becoming too frustrated with some of the harder levels. I thought this was a nice touch.

Additionally, the game provides more than the usual breakout game...

Drawing Games Review

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Drawn: Dark Flight

Did you like those kiddy pop-up books when you were growing up? They were great with moving parts and colorful layouts. Drawn: Dark Flight brings the pop-up books to life and cleverly uses them to help you solve puzzles. As a sequel to Painted Tower, you begin where the first game left off.

The dramatic beginning will give you a glimpse of what is to come in this puzzle solving game. Iris, the young queen to be, hides herself in a book in order to avoid capture from the evil king who wants to use her artistic talents for wicked purposes. Iris can make a drawing come to life. Imagine the possibilities of someone who can do that. However, before the king could get to her in her tower, the tower collapses burying you underneath the concrete rubble...