I would consider myself to be a fairly big movie fan. I’m pretty much willing to go see anything. As a result I would also consider myself to be a fairly learned person when it comes to movie trivia. Usually this would only come in handy during portions of trivia games, not any longer though. The developers at Super Monko Studio have just what I need in their app Ultimate Movie Buff. A movie specific trivia game aimed at answering the pressing question “Are you a movie buff?”. Read on to find out how I did.
The show COPS has been around for quite a long time and if you’ve ever watched the show, you know some crazy stuff goes down. Well the folks at Hands-On Mobile must be fans because they took one aspect of the show and designed an entire game around it. COPS: High Speed Pursuit takes you into the dangerous world of car chases. So turn on your sirens, put your pedal to the floor and check out the rest of the review after the jump.
Having been a “gamer” for over 20 years now, I’ve watched graphics and quality improve year after year. As great as it is to see how much has changed over the years, I’m still a sucker for that classic pixelated low resolution design. Recently, I was lucky enough to be given the chance to review the latest offerings from Artificial Life, Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion. A title that takes us back to the good old days of side-scrolling action games before all the CGI, 3D, L-M-N-O-P… Read on to see if 8-Bit got the job done or just came out all pixelated.
There are a fair amount of apps in the App Store now that could be classified as educational or a learning tool. Ranging from toddlers to full grown adults, they often come in the form of some sort of game that incorporates actual learning as well. One such title is Math Ninja, an educational game that attempts to make math fun once again for the young (and old more mature). Read on to see if I got my learn on, or just a big fat F.
I’ve probably said it about 50 times by now but I absolutely love pick-up-and-play style games. As fun and immersive as some of these top end titles are, there is nothing more enjoyable than a title you can simply pick up, start playing in seconds and put down whenever you have to, without the fear of losing track of where you are, or not saving at a crucial point. Most recently, I found another title that fits the bill. Crazy Test! is a WarioWare inspired game that is both insanely fun, and can drive you insane at the same time.
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I’ve reviewed “to do” apps in the past. The thing that usually sets them apart is design and feature set. Some look rough around the edges, but offer a lot, while others are the exact opposite – great interface without much substance. Recently I was able to get my hands on 2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync, an app that very well may have found that happy medium between form and function.
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As long as the world turns there will always be Twitter clients hitting the appstore. Right, so there are more hits than misses and nowadays with so many Twitter clients, an app needs to speak to a niche need/market if it’s going to take hold. Otherwise all that work could have been for very little. Today I have my hands on Creme by Directionality Studios. Sloganed “Creme de la creme” which crudely translates to “Best of the best”, Creme is a prime example of one that could swing either way. Read on to see if this Creme, was frais (that’s French for fresh , or curdled.
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The “Match 3″ formula has been repeated all through the game section of the App Store. Ranging from free to paid, good to bad, it’s one of biggest sub-genres that’s been carried over from PC based flash games. Recently I was able to check out an app that takes the formula into a whole new direction. Cubes 3D Revolution, from Simiotica, is a new match ‘em with a 3D twist.
When it comes to games designed for your iDevice, the “line-drawing” segment really is perfect for it. Games that involve simple taps and swipes make use of the device’s prominent features and if done well, can also result in a great game. Enter Super 7, a line-drawing title (with a math twist) brought to you by developers No Monkeys (makers of the fun Green Fingers and Alphabetic). So with expectations set, read on to see if 7 equals heaven, or if these devs were just monkeying around.
EA really is and always has been one of the best game developers out there. I’ve waxed poetic before about their overwhelming success across virtually every platform available and they show no signs of slowing down yet. Their latest title that came across my iDevice is FIFA World Cup. I had seen this title at the top of the charts at launch and instantly added it to my “must have” list. Read on to see if EA finally dropped the ball, or if they were able to get another Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaalll!!.