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If you enjoyed playing Manuganu, a fun 3D platform game we've reviewed last year, then you're going to love the sequel. Manuganu 2 brings back many features from the original, but adds new ways of getting around. You run, jump, roll, fly, and swim to the end of each level while dodging obstacles and enemies. It has been available on iOS for about a month, and has just been released for Windows Phone and Android devices.

We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Head past the break to watch some gameplay on video.

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Do you remember getting frustrated when playing Flappy Bird? This game that has just launched on Windows Phone will also get you very frustrated. More Here Eye is about trying to get as far as possible by going through or over colored blocks. Let's see how long you can play until you decide to throw your phone against the wall.

We've just installed More Here Eye on our Nokia Lumia 930. We haven't thrown our device against the wall yet, but our best score so far is 11 blocks. Head past the break to watch some gameplay video.

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This doesn't happen often, so it gets us excited when a new game releases on Windows Phone first, and then moves to iPhone and Android. It's usually the other way around. That's the case with Hyper Cell, a minimalist survival platformer. If you're Interested in lasers and electronic music, then you're going to enjoy this game.

Hyper Cell comes with a little warning. The about page says, "Some players may be sensitive to the effects, so please play with caution." Still curious? Head past the break to watch our gameplay video on the Nokia Lumia 930.

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Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers is a platform Windows Phone 8 game were you have to fend off an invasion of nutcrackers. These are not your Holiday Season styled Nutcrackers but odd little creatures that remind me a little of Pac-Man.

You play the role of a Pic, a strange looking creature with eyes, hands, feet and a huge nose, who works his way through various puzzle platforms to defeat the Nutcrackers. Animations tend to give things a children's game feel and controls are a little cumbersome. Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers does have a bit of potential, but it may be best to give the trial version a shot before buying the full game.

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In the past few weeks, we’ve been telling you about games from iOS and Android that have made their way to Windows Phone. This includes games like Hill Climb Racing, Yeti on Furry, Into the Dead, and more. Skyfehl is different. It has just released for Windows Phone 8 and will soon head over to the other two platforms. It’s surprisingly fun and we think it’s worth checking out.

Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.

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Manuganu is a 3D running/platformer styled game for your Windows Phone 8 device where you have to guide Manuganu across thirty challenging levels of play. You have dangers to jump over, slide under and dodge along the way.  You also have to collect blue stones and medallions as  you scamper across the platform to improve your scoring.

The 3D graphics helps Manuganu to stand out a little from the pack and while game play isn't nerve racking, Manuganu is challenging enough to keep from getting stale.  After playing Manuganu for a while, the game comes across as a quality, casual gaming title for your Windows Phone 8 devices. 

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Piezoelectric is a fairly straight forward platform game for our Windows Phone.  You guide your player through a maze of platforms, dodging various dangers and fatal falls to find the exit that will take you to the next level.  

Graphics are simple, game play a little frustrating but the game has potential.Piezoelectric.  The game just needs a little fine tuning.

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This morning we reported that Ubisoft’s Rayman Jungle Run would soon launch on Windows Phone 8. Ubisoft first announced it back in February and released a nice Windows 8 version in March. Thus the Windows Phone 8 port was only a matter of time…

And here we are! Rayman Jungle Run is now available on Windows Phone 8. What’s more, it runs on devices with 512 MB of RAM, unlike last week’s Nokia-exclusive EA releases. With a highly manageable 49 MB download size, anyone who rocks a Windows Phone 8 handset should be able to enjoy this excellent entry in the Rayman series.

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AlterEgo - App Spotlight

AlterEgo is a retro styled game for your Windows Phone that reminds us of Ilomilo. AlterEgo is a multi-level, platform game where you navigate around platforms, obstacles and monsters to collect jumping pixels.

You have an alter ego or phantom twin that mirrors your moves from across the screen. When you hit a dead end, tap the switch box at the bottom of the screen to trade places on the screen with your alter ego. To move around the screen, you tap/hold the screen and a virtual joystick appears. This can be a little tempermental and stopping on a dime can be tough.

You have a limited number of switches per level and once you've collected all your jumping pixels, you advance to the next level. Levels get a more challenging and complicated as you progress through the game. For some, the retro graphics with AlterEgo may be an acquired taste but they fit the game well.

If you are looking for an entertaining, challenging game to pass the time with AlterEgo is worth checking out. There is a free trial version available to let you try before you buy. The full version of AlterEgo will run you $1.29 and you can find it here at the Windows Phone Web Marketplace.

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