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Noble Nutlings
by Mark Brown 10/1/2013
Product: Noble Nutlings
Developer: Boomlagoon
Publisher: Boomlagoon
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle, Racing
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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If I were one of the guys at Boomlagoon - a Finnish startup comprising three ex-staffers from Rovio - this would be the last game I'd want to make.

After almost three years of making nothing but cutesy physics-puzzlers, I'd need a change.

I'd make an FPS or a strategy game or just run away to some distant place that has yet to been infected by the Angry Birds phenomenon. Mars, I guess.

I definitely wouldn't make Noble Nutlings, which is just about the closest you could come to building a new Rovio-style game without actually collecting a Rovio-style paycheck. ...
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Noble Nutlings tries to achieve that elusive Angry Birds-style charm and simplicity, but ends up being frustrating, expensive, and simply rather joyless
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 4
Value: 4
Innovation: 4
Overall: 4
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