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You Should Play: Twist objects into shadow puppets with puzzler Shadowmatic

This unique shadow perspective puzzle is fun and thoroughly innovative.

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Freemium Field Test: Candy Crush Soda Saga can get expensive fast, but its appeal is undeniable

While not a dramatic shift from the original Saga, it's gripping—even when it seems unfair or downright impossible.

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Adventure Time Game Wizard for iOS lets you create worlds with pen and paper

Cartoon Network's new game brings an optional physical element for sketching out elaborate custom levels.

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You Should Play: Kingdom Rush Origins might just be the best in the series to date

Origins may not be a reinvention for the series, but it’s sharp, fun to play, and interesting in just the right places.

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You Should Play: Sunburn has you round up friends in space, and then plunge everyone into a star

Group sacrifice is a noble fate in this lovably bleak oddball gem.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Square Cash's latest update, Under Armour's new fitness app, and more

This week's roundup brings you apps for all kinds of activities—spooky sci-fi games, staying in touch with the outside world, and getting into shape.

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Freemium Field Test: Peggle Blast adds too many barriers to PopCap's classic peg-popping game

It's Peggle, it's one-handed, and it's free, but new twists and frequent prompts to spend only sour the enjoyable core experience.

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You Should Play: Crossy Road is basically endless Frogger, and that's a very good thing

Wonderfully addictive while lacking freemium frustrations, it's an excellent game that costs exactly nothing.

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Our favorite free iOS games of 2014

Free doesn't have to be frustrating—these games are pretty great, after all.

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The 20 best iOS games of 2014

Let’s look back on an amazing year of iPhone and iPad games well worth playing.

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You Should Play: Micromon is the best Pokémon knock-off on the App Store

This shameless Pokémon clone is a well-made, enjoyable adventure game.

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You Should Play: Challenging platformer Bean Dreams forces you to think strategically

Don't let this game's super-adorable protagonist fool you into thinking it will be an easy win.

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You Should Play: The Banner Saga delivers epic role-playing in a bleak-but-beautiful fantasy world

Recent Mac favorite from ex-BioWare vets makes the leap to iPad and iPhone for engrossing on-the-go action.