For some of you, the very sight of Waldo (also known as Wally and Effy depending on where you’re from) will surely invoke some warm and fuzzy feelings from your more youthful days. Personally, I remember flipping through pages and pages of Martin Handford’s iconic children’s books in hopes of spotting the elusive man in red white and blue. If you too were a fan of Waldo/Wally, you’d be happy to know that Where’s Waldo The Fantastic Journey has made its way to the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Based on the hit publishing series, Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey enables fans of the elusive Waldo to enjoy an dynamic hidden-object game experience anywhere, anytime.
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey is the ultimate search and find adventure for all ages, as players scour the virtual globe in search of Waldo and friends Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, and Woof and foe, Odlaw. There are hundreds of hidden items for players to find within 12 different magical worlds. The game play is enhanced with surprise features designed to challenge players during their search, including:
For those who enjoy hidden-object games AND have a special place in their heart for Waldo, The Fantastic Journey is an easy buy, especially at the intro price of $2.99 (40% off). Press release and video after the break!
Ludia, Where’s Waldo?™ The Fantastic Journey, $2.99, 133 MB
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Tetris is a legendary game. Created by Alexey Pajitnov back in 1984, it has undergone more modifications than any other games, ranging from easter eggs on oscilloscopes to using the windows of 15-story buildings to play the game. And the various spin-offs would start a tornado if put together. But even this is not enough for some people as they take the general idea and morph it into something wild altogether. How about crossing it with a match-2 puzzle game and catching ghosts?
Last time the name Gelex crossed TMA, we were busy getting you to shout “I want Gelex for free!”. Well, just two weeks and a few days later, Gelex has been released at the App Store and thanks to all of your hard work, is FREE for a limited time. Seller Pavel Barak has released Gelex for the hefty discount of 100% for this weekend only, but fortunately, the good cheer doesn’t end there.
Handjoy, the Granny Coder, and the gods of grace and mercy have conspired for one last bit of good news: a contest in which entrants can win some nice App Store loot. The catch? There is a catch: you have to download Gelex, do damn well in it, add its author as a friend on Facebook, and if that isn’t enough, brag to your friends how well you did. Whew!
Full contest details, prizes, and screens after the gap:
We gamers are a fickle flock – on a perpetual quest for a game that that will always be new, exciting and unpredictable to us, yet paradoxically which offers a satisfying conclusion: closure to cap our efforts to conquer it.
I suppose Andy Adventure is what you might expect if you were to cross Topple with Indiana Jones. You play a brave adventurer traveling the world, collecting treasure and trying to defeat the bad guys. The game actually has a lot of potential, but sluggish performance and the need to repeated play a high percentage of the levels before moving on tend to bog down the excitement. Let’s see if this adventure is for you or not.
Earlier this year, I reviewed FindIT, an extremely hi-res ‘spot the difference’ app which dazzled with smashing photographs, but frustrated with a spotty menu system. Well Granet have come back with a shot from the hip: Sexy FindIT is bittier and cheaper than the original. And I prefer it for reasons which are more than just skin deep…
After its initial rejection, the lite version released and then pulled, and a good six months wait, IUGO’s A.D.D. (Addictive Dumb Distractions), has finally been released. IUGO’s catalogue contains many successful titles such as Cliffed and Implode! to which A.D.D. has been added. Addictive Dumb Distractions features 70+ fastpaced minigames, similar to that of Warioware which can be played in three modes: Quickplay, Practice, and Hardcore. There is also an online leaderboard to fuel friendly competition.
Groovin’ Blocks is another mash-up of genres, this time a mix of puzzle and rhythm music games like Rock Band and Guitar Rock Tour. And it’s a successful merger – producing a game that’s got a unique visual and audio style. If that sounds like it might appeal to you, click on through to get my thoughts.
My favourite writer of all time is Terry Pratchett, creator of the deeply witty Discworld series. One of his interesting ideas was that to dogs (and werewolves in his books), smells were actually perceived as differently coloured clouds. Well, EA heav taken that general idea and applied it to music.
Hopido is another one of those simple to learn puzzle games that becomes more and more complex as you get into the higher levels. It’s a great brain teaser, the kind of game you can spend hours playing, but broken up into as many quick sessions as you’d like. It’s not the flashiest game you’ll find in the app store, but it doesn’t really need to be, and I’ll tell you why after the break.