While hardly the first mousing app for the iPhone, iTap, created by Peter Honeder and Florian Pflug of Honeder Lacher Wallner Softwareentwicklung OEG, is to date, the most complete trackpad replacement available in the App Store.
In my 28 year old eyes, I am able to see Disney World for what it truly is. It is a magical land of glitz and glamour. Everything is immaculate, well done, well organized, and meant to capture your eyes and imagination. Yet, once the exterior is taken away, once you move past the facade, Disney World becomes just another mundane tourist trap. In a way, I believe that Pudge follows a similar philosophy.
Given the plethora of TD games (Tower Defense to the uninitiated) currently available through the App Store, there can be considerable hesitation in the purchase of a new game within this genre. In the midst of some original and unoriginal ideas, The Creeps is more than able to set itself apart from some of its more mundane brethren.
To clarify, I’m no designer; I don’t have an eye for décor or what not; and to be honest when I heard that this game was “one in a series of design-oriented games…”, it didn’t really pump up my enthusiasm towards it. However, given that OSX iPhone platform had given rise to a new generation of applications, my curiosity got the better of me to take a look.
Taptaptop Ultimate is certainly a game you wouldn’t have seen at the App Store a few months ago. With Apple eventually loosening its grip on apps that have ‘limited utility’ and those that were previously deemed too violent, games like Amateur Surgeon have paved the way for some blood n’ gore on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
As a typical guy, I never compare prices or haggle/ bargain/ negotiate when I buy stuff, unless it’s a big purchase like a big-screen TV, computer or whatever. I never shop around comparing how much brand A of sugar is to brand B. So when I got this app, I thought that I will have no use for it. However, people around me thought otherwise…
Excite Bike, California Games, Skate or Die… Bike or Die
Bike or Die 2.
It has been a long time coming but extreme bicycling from the comfort of your living room sofa or bus seat has landed at an iPhone near you. Bike or Die 2 is the follow up to Bike or Die for Palm OS that should doubtless be called, ‘Bike and Die’. It is 2500 levels of biking death that stretches the genre of physics simulators to new and bloody lengths.
The name Bloomberg is quite synonymous with the world of business and financial news. It also is a leader in providing timely market data and technology (its Bloomberg terminals are quite sweet). So it makes quite a lot of sense for this titan to have one of the best finance apps on the Iphone.
Ian Marsh, the brains behind the popular App Store title Hanoi Plus and the highly enjoyable Scoops, has taken on the Word Game genre with the release of the very cool and fun Textropolis. Unlike the majority of Word titles that lack a theme or some much needed flavor, Textropolis delivers by taking you around the world and have you finding hidden words in each city as you progress.