The bean bag toss is one of the oldest and simplest games around. It just doesn’t get much simpler than putting a bag in a hole (TWSS!). Kids and adults alike have been playing it for years. Now thanks to JUFTi, a classic backyard pastime has been brought to your iDevice in the form of Cornhole All-Stars.
Many many years ago, I encountered a game that at the time seemed rather amazing – a combat game that battled the mounting chaos of RTS games with elegant turn-based bombardment. This fun game enhanced its difficulty by using only projectile weapons, requiring the player to learn how to aim. Over the years it was remade and remodeled. Now 14 years later, on one of the newest platforms available, Team17 has reintroduced us to the glory that is Worms.
I have been a fan of Glu Mobile for quite some time. The globally known development group have been publishing games for various mobile platforms for over 8 years and have consistently delivered some of the most well known console and PC games to various mobile devices. Lucky for me, the opportunity to review a Glu game and polish up on my mini golf came along at the right time.
Puzzle games are probably one of my favorite type of game for killing time. They are usually pretty straight forward, but you have to actually think a little bit and use logic to work out how you are going to achieve the task. I’ve played a few here and there. Some hits, some misses. Recently I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the first release from dev. duo Inkling Games’ Cubit. Described as having “..3D puzzles, with a 2D twist”. Reading that not only confused me, but made me want to learn more.
The Game Of Life Classic Edition in Review – Spin the wheel! Make my play! Make some choices! Collect my pay!
We all played boardgames as kids. Some of us still do. The fun (and occasional frustration) of it all can provide memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to EA, you can re-live those memories and create some new ones at the same time. With immensely successful previous boardgame releases such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, EA is continuing to turn classic family boardgames into amazing iDevice adventures with their latest release, The Game of Life Classic Edition.
Hunting games have always been one of my top 5 genres for arcade games. When I started noticing developers were making versions of hunting games for the iDevice, I began searching title after title to find something to satisfy my inner hunter. Thanks to Hands-On Mobile (publishers of the popular shooter Prey Invasion) I finally found what I was looking for.
The “Traffic Management” style of casual games is growing at a pretty steady pace at the App Store (e.g. Flight Control, Harbour Master). They are really enjoyable games that are simple to pick up and fun to play. The latest one to hit my plate was developer Floor 84 Games’ Railroad Madness.
One of my favorite formulas for casual games is where the goal is to get something from point A to point B by connecting or linking various objects (e.g Toobz). I find them to be some of the more addictive titles and are usually some of the most thought out games. Electric Box, a puzzle game released by Candystand.com and developed by Brisk Mobile on the iDevice, has become what just may be my newest addiction.
One of the upgraded components of the new iPhone 3GS was the 3MP camera (up from 2MP on the 3G). Apple also finally integrated both a tap and auto focus system to give users a bit more control while taking their pictures. With the upgraded camera, you are now able to take even more amazing photos using your phone. One feature that was still lacking unfortunately, was a zoom function.
There are pages and pages of list applications available at the App Store nowadays. Although there’s nothing wrong with them, their functions are limited usually to an item name, possibly a short description, and if you’re lucky maybe a spot for a price. However if like me you try to be prepared for everything, one of the most common lists you’ll be making is for groceries. This is where “typical” apps tend to fall short. Recently, I was fortunate to stumble across Grocery iQ, an app specifically designed for your grocery list needs.