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Lifeline review – absorbing space rescue


The advent of freemium gaming has led inextricably to many a title being played at a snail pace, as users seek to avoid shelling out cash for in-game currency to speed up progress. Lifeline (£2.39, 3 minute games, iOS) may take its time to unravel – but here it is a deliberate gaming mechanic, not a cheap cash grab.

Mario Kart 8: Animal Crossing DLC review

Mario Kart 8

The final round of downloadable content for Mario Kart 8, Nintendo’s brilliant cartoon racing game, contains new racers including a skeletal Bowser and characters from placid town-building game Animal Crossing.