Countdown of the 10 Best Apps of the Month – February 2012

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A monthly feature here at TSAR, we take a look back at all the apps we have reviewed this month here on the site and give you a run down of the best ten. The apps are taken from the 24th of the previous month to the 24th of the current month. Why the 24th? Well, the reasons are just too mystical(and mundane) to mention here.

We take apps from all of our reviewers, and from all formats but it is important to remember that the list isn’t purely based on the score each app got, but rather a collective feeling of overall quality or importance. So, a game that got a score of 90% might find itself below an app that got 85% if we feel that the 85% rated app has that something special that makes it a more memorable title but just lacked a few features that marked it down in the actual review.

In essence, the reviews are more clinical, with the score coming from the brain, but this list is more from the heart.

So, without further ado;

10. Niko, Format: iPhone, Score: 80%

Reviewed 26th January, read full review here

One of the first of our brand new video reviews, Niko turned out to be a really good platform game. While not likely to challenge the very best of the App Store, Niko can still hold it’s own as a decent platformer in it’s own right, with an interesting jump mechanic.

Niko - Sulake Corporation Oy

9. Sonic 4 Episode One, Format: Android, Score: 72%

Reviewed 14th February, read full review here

Sonic 4 finally landed on Android and, while nowhere near as good as Sonic CD, this is a diverting and interesting adventure for the blue wonder. With some great graphics, fairly good level design and fun bosses, this is worth a try, just try to steer clear of the minecart levels…

8. A Clockwork Brain, Format: iPhone, Score: 85%

Reviewed 16th February, read full review here

We really enjoyed this stylish take on Brain Training. With some really good mini games to master, and bags of character, this is a lovely little title with a lot to recommend it. Extremely addictive and with some great unlock-ables, this definitely worthy of a download.

Clockwork Brain - Insanely Fun Mind Training Puzzles - Total Eclipse

7. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Format: iPad, Score: 89%

Reviewed 23rd February, read full review here

Better late than never for this version of the tactical RPG smash. While we were disappointed that more wasn’t done with this initial release of the iPad version, and despite the enormous price tag, we still recommend this as a masterpiece of the genre, unless you already own it on iPhone.


6. Eve of the Genesis, Format: iPhone, Score: 90%

Reviewed 19th February, read full review here

This was the second Kemco RPG game we reviewed o iPhone in the space of a couple of weeks, and this one was easily the superior game. With great SNES-like graphics, a fantastic battle system and plenty of things to find and collect, this is a great RPG for mobile.

RPG Eve of the Genesis - Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd.

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About Author

Simon Burns is the editor and founder of VoxelArcade and The Smartphone App Review. He has been a fan of technology for over twenty five years and loves playing with gadgets and spending time with his family. You can get in touch with him via the ‘contact us’ section of the site or on Twitter by following @smartappreview

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