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Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts comic strip and cartoons deal with some depressing stuff, such as loneliness, a lack of adult presence and a failure to kick footballs. But the gang sure has some fun in Snoopy Coaster. The endless runner is molded after Mad Coaster, another favorite produced by Chillingo, but naturally, Snoopy Coaster adds that Peanuts flair by putting Snoopy in the driver’s seat of the runaway train, with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Peppermint Patty filling the rows behind him. But is this adaptation enough to define its place among the many endless runners and coaster games? Find out after the jump.

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I think it’s safe to say that we talk about a lot of games here. After all, the iPad is simply dripping with opportunity for developers who want to create unique and original games and control platforms. But not all great games reinvent the wheel, and I personally find it important to acknowledge the games that become great by utilizing a tried-and-true style or genre.

Today I’m going to take a look at Fancy Pants, a really fun platformer from Chillingo that originally began as a browser-based flash game. Grab your iPad, get your thumbs ready, and hit that jump to read more.

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If you’ve read my game reviews before, you know that I put a lot of value in games that use fluid and intuitive touch controls rather than on-screen virtual controls. Today’s game is one of those games. Contre Jour from Chillingo (publisher of Cut The Rope and Angry Birds) is a physics based game that requires timing and precision.

While it’s about to be the first thing I address, I won’t be able to stress enough the artistic and creative brilliance that went into designing this game. Perhaps more than the gameplay, experiencing the visual and sonic splendor is, I would argue, the major selling point of Contre Jour.

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