App Update: Abby Crabby

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Don't eva mess with a crab carrying a dynamite and broken bottle!

Steamboat Mountain Designs has recently released a v1.1 update to Abby Crabby, a visually appealing game I had previously reviewed here at TouchMyApps. While I did enjoy the game with its cute graphics and fun gameplay, I found that the tilt controls were not very responsive and the lack of difficulty settings didn’t help the matter. After hearing some of these concerns, Jeff Mathews tweaked Abby Crabby for a much more enjoyable crabby experience.
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Burning Tires 3D in Review – Yet Another Racer

burningtires1There 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 3D faces a dilemma. Is it good or innovative enough to warrant a purchase? Unfortunately, unlike Fishlab’s other racing game, Powerboat Challenge 3D, there is little reasons that legitimize this game.

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iShoot in Review – Rags to Riches

ishoot1Ethan 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 writing, iShoot has been on the top 100 paid apps list for over a month.

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Wedding Dash in Review – Let the honeymoon begin?

weddingdash1I’ve watched my wife play time management games for years now.  I have to be honest that I’ve never really understood the attraction to the genre.  Well, it was time to find out what these types of games are all about, and I now have a new found appreciation for the genre.

What I first found interesting in this game was the strategy element.  I mistakenly thought that this was a game that you just tap aimlessly as quickly as possible to get everything done with in the time limit.  Maybe I’ve played too many shoot ‘em ups…

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Westward in Review – Worth riding off into the sunset with?

westward5There’s nothing quite like coming to a new world or city, to find out it hasn’t been developed yet.  Welcome to Westward pardner!  You are among the first settlers in the West!! While this may be a port of a PC game from a few years back, it’s still a whole lot of fun!  Most importantly, it really is implemented very well on the iDevice thanks to its touch screen.  But we’ll get to that in a bit…

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Baseball Superstars 2009 in Review – Animelicious + 1 Promo Code Giveaway!

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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 the app store is a welcome one and a huge step forward in cementing the iPhone and iTouch as the gaming system it has the potential to be.

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Worse than Wipe? Four Apps for the can…

Different names, same exact app

Different names, same exact app

I won’t spend long on this list as our colleagues in krapps have probably covered at length the features of:  Marriage Saver for Men, Marriage Saver for Women, Yes Man! and Just Say No!.  This app All four of these apps have a commonality: original publication as tutorial for X-Code for dunrks and Dummies, grade 2 edition.

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iPhone Art: PC Dr. Momo

Cute and Helpful:  Momo

Cute and Helpful: Momo

Project Momo have broken their first ground in the App Store with PC Dr. Momo.  That is not ‘PC’ Politically Correct’ or President’s Choice’.  It probably stands for PeeCee or PC or Personal Computer.  Dr., meanwhile is probably short for doctor – and momo?  I should have asked. Anyway, PC Dr. Momo rides a fine line between dross and distinction.  It is not a game nor is it really a reader app.  It is a reading app tech demo with the potential that could launch a genre.  However, it has a long long way to go before it reaches the popularity it needs to pull the purse strings of App Store shoppers.

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