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Peggle in Review – Pachinko on Acid

I admit I was one of the few people living under a rock that had no idea what the heck Peggle was. To me, it just seemed like one of those games that people got excited for but just didn’t do it for me. So when I had the opportunity to review PopCap Games’ Peggle,
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Star Defense in Review – TD Given the Super Mario Galaxy Treatment

If there’s one genre of games that has gone through a gamut of change, it’s Tower Defense. Much like the variety of Super Mario Brothers games, there has been a gradual shift from 2D to 3D gameplay. Not content with just 3D graphics and gameplay, the most recent change in the Super Mario Brothers world
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Card Ninja in Review – Shurikens-A-Plenty

What does it take to be a ninja? It takes speed, power, agility, stealth, and the mastery of a butt-load of weapons. What does it take to be a Card Ninja? 99 cents and an iDevice… and trust me, a Card Ninja you would want to be.
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Glandarius Wing Strike in Review – Another Look In The Shmup Bin

More and more, each foray into the AppStore games section is becoming a virtual equivalent to my experiences in the brick and mortar stores. You have a bunch of big name and popular games that are highlighted on either the frontpage or the easily accessible shelves of the stores. Then you have the bargain bin
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Toki Tori in Review – Chicken Before the Egg

One genre of games that seems to have seamlessly found its place on the iDevice platform is the puzzler. The blend of portability, touch interface, screen size, and processing power on both the iPhone and iTouch gives developers an amazing canvas in which to showcase their creative programming. Take the case of Toki Tori, a
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Zenonia in Review – THE RETURN OF CLASSIC ACTION RPG

The heading of Zenonia’s App Store page hails it as the return of classic action RPG[s]. While this is a lofty statement to make, GAMEVIL put their money where their mouths are and brought us a game that fulfills this statement. After a few hours under my belt, I can safely say that there is
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Anytime Pool in Review – Brunswick in my Pocket

Brunswick, according to their website is, “the most trusted name in pool tables and game room furniture since 1845″. They are a long standing name in billiards. Another company that has a similar reputation (although not quite as extensive) is EA. The two companies converge (I hope it is a Brunswick) on the iDevice platform
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Pocket Tanks Deluxe in Review – Fire in the Hole!

Pocket Tanks is a game that has been around in some shape or form since 2001. It’s available for the Windows and OSX platforms. As stated in the iTunes page, “Almost 2 million downloads from download.com alone (PC version).” With such a large fan base, a leg up in terms of gameplay refinement, and the
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Brett Nova IV in Review – A Superstar This is Not

Space Invaders is one of those iconic arcade games that conjures up fond memories. Released in 1978 by Tomohiro Nishikado (THANK YOU WIKIPEDIA!), this game combined quick reflexes and the ability to determine an invader’s trajectory. As Lrrr, in the show Futurama, said, “Instead of shooting where I was, you should have shot where I
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Caster in Review – Spirit Fingers… of DESTRUCTION

To create a true 3d Action RPG for the iDevice platform, certain aspects have to be in place. Of these aspects, the most important (in no particular order) are control, level building, visuals, enemy types, story, and action elements. Caster fits into the Action RPG genre and excels in may ways. It is a solid
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iso in Review – A Tower of Pisa It Is Not

Match 3 games… some are just completely awful, some barely distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack, and some exceed people’s expectations and present a brand new gaming experience to the general populace. iso is a game that finds itself squarely in the middle of the two polar ends. It is a decently crafted
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iZilch in Review – Snake Eyes

One of the greatest benefits of having a staggering amount of iDevice games at my disposal is that I can usually find one that fits my mood. Do I want something fast paced or slow and thoughtful? Would I want to play an RPG or delve into a sports game. While it is true that
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Knights of Charlemagne in Review – Behold… The king of the Franks

If you don’t get the title… Charlemagne was king of the Franks. Just a little bit of sophomoric humor. That being said, you do not need to be a history buff or even need access to Wikipedia to appreciate this game. Reiner Knizia’s Knights of Charlemagne (yes, this is the full name of the App)
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Elemental Monster TD in Review – The Orions of Tower Defense

Tower defense games get a new look, new mechanics, new gameplay, and a new face in Elemental Monster TD. It is a game that adds enough of a twist to the standard TD gameplay to keep things feeling nice and fresh. It is also one, if given enough time and opportunity, that will grow on
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Zenonia Hands on Impressions – An iDevice Milestone

Zenonia, created and published by Gamevil, makes me proud to be a Korean. With their headquarters in Seoul, Korea, they helped solidify both the iPhone and iTouch as serious handheld gaming devices with their masterful port of Baseball Superstars 2009. They are seeking to set the standard of excellence in another fledgling iDevice genre: RPGs.
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Ancient Frog in Review – As Sweet as Honey Smacks’ Dig’em

If anyone still has doubts that the iPhone and iTouch are viable gaming platforms that are strong enough, graphically speaking, to compete with the PSP and Nintendo DS then they should take a hard look at Ancient Frog. It is easily one of the more beautifully crafted games in the App Store pantheon. It is
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Primrose in Review – A Different Kind of Puzzler

It’s a difficult task to create a game that is unlike any others you’ve played. This is especially true in the field of puzzlers. The countless tetris, snood, word puzzles, sudoku, match 3s, tangrams, and so forth have countless clones and knockoffs that make it difficult to separate one from another. This is where Primrose
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TNA Wrestling in Review – Get Ready To Rumble

I was surprised, I mean, literally surprised when I first started playing TNA Wrestling on my iTouch. I mean, I played wrestling games before, but I’ve never experienced anything like this. Simply put, TNA Wrestling is the most unique wrestling games I have ever played, seen, or heard of, and the further I progress in
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iQuarterback in Review – Not Futball, but Football

Football, that game that is localized to the United States of America… that great past time that involves strategy and sheer brute force… that game that is so easy to play with a bunch of friends, but it difficult to master on a competitive level… all these things that football is, iQuarterback is not. This
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The VOID in Review – The Space Between

I have to admit, it’s been a while since I’ve played a game like this. You see, good top-down-space-shooters (if this is a genre of gaming) are tough to come by. Even more so, it’s tough to find them in the AppStore. Yet, here is The VOID waiting to take its place alongside other worthy
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AirCoaster 3D in Review – Roller-coaster of Love

Love it or hate it, AirCoaster 3D (Formerly known as AirCoaster Online) is a popular App. It is currently at number 42 on the top 100 list of paid Apps. It also is pretty even in reviews between people who love it and people who hate it. So, what is this App that seems to
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Tap Forms – Personal Database in Review: A Paranoid’s Nightmare

When I first took a look at Tap Forms, I honestly didn’t know what to think. Questions rolled around my mind. What is this? Is it a game? No? Do I need it? How do I use it? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? 42? Once I got over this, I
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UNO in Review – Set to the Soundtrack of U2′s ‘One’

There are few card games that do not use the standard deck of poker cards that achieve fame and recognition. Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Hwatu (A Korean Game)… the list hold a scant amount of names. Uno, though, deserves a space in this pantheon of amazing and great card games. The App game UNO, published
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Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children in Review – Not for the ADD Prone

I had a puppy growing up. I have to admit that if it were not for my sisters’ constant attention and care for it, the puppy would have wasted away. (before PETA gets all haywire about this, the dog was very well cared for… by my sisters) Unfortunately for me, I quickly learned that I
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Battletaire in Review – A Puzzle Game Mash-Up

I’m starting to get into musical mash-ups. Hearing Jay-Z rap over a mixed version of a track from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time thrills me. The ingenuity of combining a multitude of songs into one is an art form in and of itself. Battletaire is similar to this paradigm of design. It combines games
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10 Balls 7 Cups in Review – That’s a Lot of… Cups…

Hailing from New Jersey, I have fond memories of going down the shore, stopping by the shops on the boardwalk, and playing all those lovely games. One of my favorite was actually skee ball. So it was much to my surprise when I first laid eyes on 10 Balls 7 Cups, and much more to
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Metal Gear Solid Touch in Review – A Critical Look

I am bracing myself for a torrent of scathing comments. So let me start off by saying that I love the Metal Gear series. I’ve played it for the NES, PSP, PS2, and PS3. I believe it to be one of the most iconic franchises. I played through all of Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4)
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MemoryInfo w Free Memory in Review – It Does What It Says

I enjoy Apps that get straight to the point. This one in particular tells you exactly what it is and what it does in its name. It’s straight forward, no nonsense that we need in these deep and financially murky times. MemoryInfo w/ Free Memory gives you info about your iDevice’s memory and allows you
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Aqua Moto Racing in Review – New Paint May Not Be a Bad Thing

Within the genre of racing, it’s difficult to bring something totally new to the table. While Aqua Moto Racing may be the only jet-ski racing game, there is little to separate it from other water based racing games. This being said, this App does extremely well based just on its own merits. Even though it
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Big2 Poker in Review – A Slightly Better Option

A little over a week ago, I wrote a review on one of the two Big Two type games. As a matter of comparison, I thought it incumbent on me to check out the other one. This card game has been a source of enjoyment for me throughout the various milestones in my life. So,
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Zentomino in Review – Tangrams: Hyper Edition

Playing the various tangram games offered in the AppStore became second nature to me. I would breeze by puzzle after puzzle, sometimes taking less than a minute for each one. I thought it was al child’s play. Then, I found this game, and I have to admit that Zentomino has humbled me.
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Biplane in Review – Shooting ‘n Racing Flyer

Biplane: Wings of Raccoon straddles the line between cute and… not so cute. The name evokes a cross between a Red Baron type game with some sort of Crash Bandicoot theme. In spite of this, Biplane is an interesting enough offer that warrants a closer examination.
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SaveMyDocs in Review – An Interesting Solution

If you’re one of those brain sucked zombies that views the iDevice platform as religious zealots do, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. It is complete. It is whole. If you are of more sober mind and thought, you realize that while it is an amazing system that has pushed the
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Big Deuce in Review – Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter

Big 2, Thirteen, Cho Dai Dee, Chinese Poker (mistakenly), Big Deuce… there are so many names for one game, and what a game it is. If you’ve never played this game before, I do suggest gathering three friends, going online, finding the rules, and playing this bad boy. It’s just that good. For those who
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GL Golf Deluxe in Review – Ugly, But Oh So Sweet + 2 Promo Codes

GL Golf is like the first version of the hummer. It is boxy, obtrusive, and downright ugly. But like the car, it is one heck of a ride. Seriously, if you are like me and hate watching and playing golf in real life but thrill at the chance of virtually driving 300 yards off the
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Dungeon & Hero in Review – Almost but not Quite

RPGs have alway been a staple of the gaming environment. From the Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests to games such as Betrayal at Krondor and the newer Fable. These have helped in the satiation of the hack-n-slash, monster killing, hero building desires that permeate all virile men. The AppStore’s RPG library, while meager, is starting
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Days of Thunder in Review- Vintage Cruise

From the days long gone, when Tom Cruise felt the need for speed, got involved in some risky business, and was counted among a few good men comes the racer based off the movie Days of Thunder. Despite the source material, which does not need to be seen to understand the story or mechanics of
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geoDefense in Review – Tower Defense gets an Old Facelift

It seems like vector-esque graphics are the new vogue. With the rise in popularity of games such as Vector Tanks and Blue Attack!, it was only a matter of time before developers brought this visual style to the arena of Tower Defense (aka) TD games. This seems a no brainer given the fact that one
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Wooden Labyrinth 3D Review – Steady Hands, Steady Heart + 1 Promo Code

I am a man of many moods. This is why I love the AppStore. I can find Apps that fit my current state of mind. One mood that has been seeing much rotation in my life is that of quietness. As I get older, I tend to find time to draw myself away from the
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Rocky Artue in Review – Yes… I know that Rhymes

In the culinary world, the concept of fusion cuisine is explored with varying degrees of success and failure. The same is true for games. There has been a blending of such genres like action and RPGs. Rocky Artue fused two genres together to form the first true, in my opinion and recollection, on-rails platformer. There
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iDracula: Undead Awakening in Review – It Comes to Suck Your Blood

I will say this now. Stop reading this review and pick up the game now at the current $0.99 price before it increases. For goodness sakes, go! For those who are unconvinced, I will hope to explain why I believe iDracula is currently one of the better games the App Store has to offer and
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Vector Tanks in Review – Old School Has A New Face

There was an old NBA Jam machine in my local deli. Word got around that if you pressed a certain combination of buttons and joystick directions, you would be able to access a small game called Battlezone. As the forefather of Vector Tanks, there is much that is taken from the game: The wireframe graphics,
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Reign of Swords in Review – Forsooth Tis Fun

There’s something all pervasive about the Medieval Times that influences RPG and strategy games. You can have a game set in the year 3054 and still find armor clad heroes and heroines with swords. Even mystical lands filled with dwarves, orcs, and elves find themselves subject to the restraints of this swords and sorcery treatment.
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WeDict Pro in Review – No More Freebies

There was once a time when WeDict was a half-decent free dictionary. It sufficed for the basic needs of many people who deemed literacy a high priority in their lives. Between that time and now, the freebie faded away and WeDict Pro, the full paid version, remained. While more robust in functions and features than
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Burning Tires 3D in Review – Yet Another Racer

There is little doubt that the iDevice makes a great platform for racers. One can see that by the 5 pages of racing games in the AppStore. With so many to choose from, and with little variety between them, a game has to justify its existence in order to thrive. This is where Burning Tires
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iShoot in Review – Rags to Riches

Ethan Nicholas and his game, iShoot, represent the dreams and ambitions of the thousands of independent developers that flock towards the AppStore. He went from obscurity, which lasted for months, to recognition and renown for both his business acumen and for the quality of iShoot. He did so well that at the current time of
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gFlash Pro in Review – Flashing… in a Good Way

I find that I’m using my iTouch less as a music player and more as an extremely portable computer. I spend more time surfing the web, using apps, and playing games than I do just sitting there listening to music. This is a testimony to the versatility and functionality that Apps, such as gFlash Pro,
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Baseball Superstars 2009 in Review – Animelicious + 1 Promo Code Giveaway!

It is no small statement to say that sports games contribute largely to a console’s success. In Apple’s bid to legitimize their iDevice platform to the same level as their portable competitors, this is one area that is, unfortunately, severely lacking. With less than a handful of fully fleshed out sports games, any addition to
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Up There in Review – Raise the Roof

Sometimes well executed simplicity is all it takes to make a great game. Up there is an amazing example of this concept. It has a singular objective, simple yet well done graphics, and one song. Yet, it captures that “it” quality that all developers are seeking in their games.
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RjDj Shake in Review – Like A Polaroid Picture + 1 Promo Code Giveaway

Is it a game? Is it a toy? Is it even worth it? Is there a point to it? The website itself asks, “What the heck is RjDj?” This question is one that is difficult to answer, but necessary in understanding just what Reality Jockey Ltd. is seeking to achieve. While RjDj Shake may seek
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