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Postal 2: Share The Pain
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Let your Id out to play...

Excellent substitute for those days when you feel like going out and doing the real thing. Postal is a lot more fun for everyone involved than actually going on a shooting spree.

by Brian Vassar, USA - Aug 29th 2007
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Cold War
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Meh.

Awesome graphics, but the game mechanics felt awkward at best and the voice acting was really bad. Didn't hold my interest past the intro level.

by Brian Vassar, USA - Aug 29th 2007
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Professor Fizzwizzle
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The Professor is for All Ages

This may be a more brief review than you wish, but it hopefully answers any questions not taken care of by playing the demo version, which I recommend you download and play.

Professor Fizzwizzle is a game that is challenging, yet not frustrating for players of all ages, from toddlers to great grandparents. The game has four difficulty choices, from beginner to advanced. The concepts remain the same on each difficulty, yet the obstacles encountered are more mentally complex to challenge even the most skilled player. Since my grandchildren and I all enjoy the game play on both Windows and mac platforms, I have only praise for the design of the game. My only dislike is the background music, which I turn down the volume on so its repetion does not annoy my wife.

by James Pieper, USA - Aug 29th 2007
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Battlefield 2142
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WOOT

Excellent game! Got it at the Mac store and haven't stopped playing it!

by Matt Bonnar, Canada - Aug 29th 2007
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Prey
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I get that Marathon feeling at times

Or what it should have evolved into.

This game is for mature gamers. If you don't like Alien, Predator, Terminator or the likes of any sci-fi/space action you might not think this game all that.

The rest of you will bond instantly to it. Blood, crude language, carnage... and with a storyline also. Walking upside down, on wall ramps, flying... it's dizzily awesome. Great concept on the spirit walking.

Even with the graphics on low, it's really amazing compared to other shooters that have the same system requirements.

The storyline does seem to get lost as you get further into the game. As usual, you get 'bigger' weapons as you go along and it can be a bit disappointing. And while the weapons look (and may feel) different from the typical shooter, it's still the same ole pistol, grenades, shotgun, BFG etc.

Also the game at times, despite the awesome graphics, suffers from the "Halo repetitiveness". Loading times can disrupt the flow of the game.

Still it's a good game. And having missed Marathon so much (and after being denied the first crack at the pre-MS Halo), it's great to have a shooter like this.

by Michael R. Khan, USA - Aug 29th 2007
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Fairies
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A Deliciously Addictive Arcade Game

At first glance, Fairies sounds as if it has a very simple premise - perhaps even too simple: drag colored rows of jars over a grid to create lines of three (or more) like colored jars, which then release the fairies trapped inside. However, Fairies is wickedly addictive despite this easy premise, because to add to this simple idea it sports wonderful graphics filled with fairy dust and beautiful art-deco-esque fairies, a relaxing sound score which doesn't get easily repetitive, and four different versions of gameplay, including a classic arcade, which is timed, a non-timed version, an "endless" version, in which jars keep replacing ad infinitum, and a sound and color matching game. Because of its inherent "arcade status" most gamers will probably not play this title for hours on end. But the game is refreshing, filled with eye-candy, and presents a good challenge to return to for many weeks of enjoyable play.

by Amelia Overbay-Day, USA - Aug 29th 2007
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Azada
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Great Fun game

I love these puzzle games. This one is really a lot of fun, puzzles are no too difficult or too easy, and it makes no pretense to be anything other than a pure puzzle game. The only negative for me is the choice between full screen (too big) or windowed, which just a tad too small. Definitely worth the money.

by RichardIII, Canada - Aug 29th 2007
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Scrabble Classic
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Not Perfect by a Long Shot

As the game progresses it becomes apparent that the opposition is not playing from seven pre-selected tiles but is playing from a choice of all remaining tiles. This give the opposition the advantage of selecting whatever tiles are necessary to score better than the player. It is fun but too predictable.

by David W Cooke, USA - Aug 28th 2007
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Recyclorama
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Chicago 1930
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Nanny Mania
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Slow on Intel

I played the demo of this game. The global screen scrolling was deathly slow on my MacBook Pro...

by Jason Dixon, USA - Aug 15th 2007
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Sally's Salon
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Liked it, but was too short.

I loved this game. I am a hairstylist and I really enjoyed the gameplay. The problem was that I finished it in just a few hours. I wish there would have been more challenges and upgrades. But overall, it is a great game. Lots of fun!

by Penny Sharp, USA - Aug 15th 2007
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Slingo Quest
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Sally's Salon
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Perfect!

This game has the same objective as diner dash, so if you are a fan of that then you have to try this game! You get upgrades to help, and they actually have a purpose, there are enough game levels so that you won't bore easy and you can see how the hairstyle has changed the person!

by Traci Alkemade, USA - Aug 11th 2007
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Virtual Villagers - The Lost Children
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Really cute and fun

I don't have a lot of time to play on the computer so, for me, this little sim game is just time consuming enough. When I have time I can figure out puzzles and work with the villagers. When I don't have time I just check up on them. The villagers are really cute. They build huts, farm, fish and climb coconut trees. When all is going well they swim in the pond and enjoy the beach. The little kids run around playing "tag". It's cute!

by Heather Fonseca, USA - Aug 11th 2007
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Chocolatier
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Would be good with more things to do

I agree with the previous review - this game is really fun at first, but very easy to beat, and then there's not much to do. There should be more recipes, more ingredients, more ports. It would be really cool if you could design your own recipes. And if there were other kinds of chocolate, like chocolate bunnies or other seasonal products. A weird problem I noticed is when you're done collecting all the recipes, truffle powder totally disappeared and that makes certain parts of the game inaccessible. That said, the grapics are really cute and the little chocolate factory game is fun.

by Celeste Christie, USA - Aug 9th 2007
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Escape From Paradise
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Escape from Paradise

I think this game could benefit from a few additions, such as an overall map to see exactly where everyone is at a given time. Moving around the site is clumsy. Some of the games - such as Firewalk - are slow moving and appear to be aimed at children. The games are not always succint in their instructions (take Bridge Battle for instance). I found all the games slow and would have liked a bit more excitement in them.

by Susan Hanley, Australia - Aug 9th 2007
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Halo Universal Binary
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Performance increase?

OK, so I like almost everyone, I love Halo, and own the PPC version of it. I have an Intel Dual Core MacBook 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, etc. with the infamous Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics chip. And I know that I'm not 'supposed' to play this game as you need a good ATI/nVidia one, but that's wrong. You don't. I play the PPC one very happily (I haven't tried multiplayer yet though - will this evening) with all the settings at max! Even on the biggest environments it's smooth. Looks gorgeous. Anyway, as soon as I buy this Universal edition (luckily I kept the PPC version) and run it, all is wrong. With all settings high and the timedemo on, it unexpectedly quits. It works without the timedemo. But - sometimes - scratch that - often NPC models (Master Chief too actually) just change colour! Or sometimes, are just black! It's awful. And, if you turn all the settings down, it works... but why play would you want to play it with the settings down (so it looks *awful* - and MC's visor is still black) when you have a PPC version that works with them at max! Oh, and lastly, the PPC saves aren't compatible with the UB version, so you have to start again - it wouldn't be a chore if the graphics were any good... So, in conclusion, a word of caution: Only download this if you have a MacBook Pro. It will not give you the performance boost you are looking for on a MacBook. Stick with the PPC version. It looks great, and most importantly, works.

by Lewis, England - Aug 9th 2007
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Massive Assault
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Buggy piece of rubbish

Downloaded this game and it can't even get through the tutorial without crashing. I downloaded the update and the game is still rubbish. I am playing on a MacBook with max RAM.

by Andrew Ian Dodge, USA - Aug 9th 2007
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Dream Chronicles
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Way too short!!

While I thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles this game provided, I was really surprised to see that I was near the end after a few hours total playtime. The puzzles are great! Graphics are great! I just don't think I got my money's worth on this one.

by Carol Hintermeier, USA - Aug 9th 2007
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