Matt here, your newest TouchMyApps writer. For my first review (of which there will be many!), I’m reviewing Toy Bot Diaries 3. Having not played Toy Bot Diaries 1 & 2, the series is new to me. If Toy Bot Diaries is new to you, here’s a little back story. In the first Toy Bot Diaries, there is a strange machine which plagues Toy Bot. In Entry 2, Toy Bot climbs out of the sewers and into the skies! In Entry 3, Toy Bot has gone outer space; it’s the next frontier for our little metal friend. He’s off to rescue King Bot from the clutches of the evil War Bot who is bent on destroying the earth!
WiFi Touchpad is a recently released app that turns your iPhone/iPod Touch into a wireless touchpad. According to the App Description:
Need a wireless keyboard/mouse for a presentation, or when you connect your PC to the big screen TV? The WiFi Touchpad is the application for you! It can turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless touchpad and text input device. Sleek and simple, you can sit back and relax while you control with ease.
You will notice right away that it makes no mention of any Mac support. This is a shame since WiFi Touchpad is easy to use for the most part and works as advertised. Since I am not able to test this out on my Macbook, let’s have a look at how it performed on my desktop with Windows XP.
Though there is nothing other than a product listing from XSKN, a case manufacturer, the fabled iPhone Nano is burning up the web. As the end of the year approaches so too does the hastening of new product announcements and speculation. Our colleagues at Slide to Play mentioned in a recent article that it would be a “be a logistical and PR nightmare” for Apple to release a product like the iPhone Nano. I think we can all agree that there would be complications to such a product release, but on the flip side, are there no positives?
Square Enix, best known for their role playing titles in Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, have jumped on the iPhone Tower Defense bandwagon and released a Defense title of their own. Crystal Defenders is unique in that rather than building defensive tower structures around a map, you deploy jobs found in the popular Final Fantasy Tactics A2 game(Nintendo DS). Available classes include Dragoons, Black Mages, Theives, Berserkers and plenty more to choose from. Fans of the Tactics series and any defense game may want to give this a go. Now available at the App Store for $7.99. A Lite version is also available for players to test out the first 20 waves from one of four beginners’ maps.
More screen shots after the jump.
Christmas is only days away and developers have dropped more prices in preparation for the Holiday Season. Frenzic, one of my favorite puzzlers on the iPhone is currently only $1.99. Bejeweled 2, another popular match puzzler is on sale for $2.99. EA has dropped prices on their titles, including Yahtzee and Tetris. As usual, be sure to check this post for the entire price drop list.
Note: Our Dec 15th post for app sales are still in effect!
Frenzic$4.99 —> $1.99
Bejeweled 2$4.99 —> $2.99
YAHTZEE Adventures$4.99 —> $2.99
TETRIS$7.99 —> $4.99
SCRABBLE$7.99 —> $4.99
Spore Origins$7.99 —> $6.99
Transferring photos from an iPhone to your computer may not always be the most simplified process in the world. If you don’t happen to have your cable with you, the only way to sync your photos for non-jailbroken iPhone users would be to email them to your inbox. Certainly not very user friendly as you would have to send each photo individually, open your email and finally save them to your desktop or notebook. A new iPhone app called QuickPic actually simplifies this process by allowing you to download your photos to any computer using a web brower via WIFI.
Take a look at the above list. Are you reminded of those heady days of teenage rebellion? Do you look fondly on cursing, spitting, bleeding from falls, running from the fuzz and beating up roller bladers? If so, then I think that the Swedish Illusion Labs AB have an app that will have you switchstancing down memory lane.
Christmas has arrived early for iPhone gamers. Two of the most talked about and eagerly awaited games for the iPhone are now both available. Yesterday, it was SimCity that made the rounds. Today, we have Rolando hitting the App Store and not a moment too soon. Having spent sometime testing it out, I can say that it is indeed a wonderfully executed title. It has responsive and easy to use controls, well designed levels that offer plenty of engaging obstacles, eye candy visuals, a catchy sound track and did I mention fun? Yes, very fun! You will begin to realize the creativity and high level of production that went into Roland even after just several minutes into the game. The early App Store reviews have been very positive and Rolando certainly deserves no less.
Just last week, I wrote an article about the unique and fun puzzle game called Kraut. Well it is now available at the App Store and kodi (developer of the title) has been kind enough to send me 10 promo codes to give away to TouchMyApps readers! Sweet! All you have to do is leave a comment below and the FIRST 10 people to do so will get to play Kraut for free! (currently $1.99 at the App Store). Please make sure you enter your email address correctly as this is the only way I can send you the code. Enjoy!
Update: Our 7 Cities TD review is now up.
Neptune Entertainment has released their first game at the App Store, a pirate themed Tower Defense game called 7 Citites TD. Unlike many other defense games, 7 cities TD has hand drawn maps as well as a unique take on how the tower systems work. Each tower gains experience and level up depending on how many enemy kills they have. They also acquire new skills that will make them more effective as they level up. Based on what I have seen thus far, 7 Cities is indeed a solid and promising game with a variety of gameplay options. Tower Defense fans should definitely check this title out. Below are some tutorial screenshots.