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Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone: PopCap's Prize Gems Are Recut and Redefined

Ain't no doubt about it, PopCap are one of the most successful businesses on the App Store. With brilliant titles like Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants Vs Zombies to their credit, they're pretty much the market leaders in casual gaming. Therefore, when they decide to do something radical and potentially controversial with one of their key properties, you can bet that we'll be paying attention.

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Chrono Trigger for iPhone: Time Travel and High Adventure with this Role Playing Classic

There are some games which you only hear spoken about in a hushed whisper, such is the awe and respect they command. Chrono Trigger is one such game, routinely cited as one of the very best role-playing games ever made. Designed by the developer dream-team of Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of Final Fantasy), Yuji Horii (creator of Dragon Quest) and Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragonball Z), it presented players with a radical new take on the genre, including multiple endings, character side-quests, and a unique battle system.

Elder Sign Omens for Android and iOS: Nights at the Museum, Rolling Dice with Ancient Eldritch Horrors

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With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Rick O'Shea on Android Market and App Store: Nights at the Circus, doing the Cannonball Run

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You know what we need more of in our mobile gaming? We need a round of applause every time we complete a stage. And maybe some sympathetic groaning when we heroically fail at a tricky juncture. Alas, your fellow commuters on the train are not likely to oblige, they're too busy thinking about what they're having for dinner tonight. Fortunately, Rick O'Shea has a built-in audience that's ready to cheer you on, every step of the way.

EPOCH for iPhone and iPad: Robot Wars, Cranked Up to Eleven

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"ASIMOV WAS WRONG!" How's about that for a provocative statement? It's a reference to the sci-fi legend's famous laws of robotics, which stipulated that robots should never allow humans to come to harm (and other bits of fluffy-headed peacenik dogma). In EPOCH the laws are summarily rejected with three words of political graffiti scrawled onto a wall. Also, legions of robots blasting each other into scrap.