Alawar is a big name in the casual game market, and they’ve published a fairly steady stream of their titles on the Minis platform the last two years. Their release schedule has been very strange, though, with getting their games rated by the ESRB months, even years ahead of time. This game, Hotel Mogul, was [...]

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Farm Frenzy 3, from Alawar and converted to Minis by SPL, is a bit misleading because it’s actually the fourth Farm Frenzy game released as a Mini. In a way though, it’s almost several Farm Frenzy games in one. Rather than simply having one farm with one theme, the game has five separate ones, all [...]

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There used to be a saying in the days of vaudeville (those old time variety shows): never follow a banjo act with another banjo act. I’ve always questioned the validity of that—if you really like something, why not have more of it right away? Sometimes game developers have agreed with me and quickly made a [...]

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Casual games are extremely popular on the PC and have trickled onto other platforms, even consoles, but especially handhelds. At least handhelds that aren’t the PSP. Even PopCap, which has published games on just about every platform that can play games, doesn’t have any on the PSP. So it’s nice when smaller companies, like in [...]

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