App Price Drop – November 25th, 2008

Powerboat Challenge 3D

$3.99 —> $1.99

Powerboat Challenge? 3D

LIMITED TIME SALE : 50% Discount
Powerboat Challenge™ 3D, the multi-award-winning water racing spectacle, comes with improved graphics, analogue controls and rich realsound now also for your iPhone.
- Four cool characters with stylish racing boats to choose from
- In-game shop with lots of tuning options for your powerboat

FastCall

$4.99 —> $2.99

FastCall

FastCall makes it possible to find and contact anyone in no time flat.
In just a few taps, you’ll find whomever you need to find. Can’t remember the name? Just type in the title or company/organization. What’s more, there’s an effortless way to see everyone you call, SMS, and e-mail most often. Just take a look at the Heatmap. Contacts that you frequently access appear in hot colors. All the others are displayed in cooler colors. Since Heatmap learns from your usage habits, it’s always getting smarter.

Spinblox

$2.99 —> $0.99

Spinblox

Spinblox is a fun and exciting new falling block puzzle game for all ages, including Classic and Advanced games with 2 different modes: Endless and Timed. Classic, first seen as a Web app, now includes Advanced with special blox for an heightened challenge. Spin 2 blox to create a group of 3 or more same colored blox in a row or column. Groups are removed each wave. Points are awarded and the game is over when the blox reach the top or the timer runs out. Good luck!

Words – English

$2.99 —> $1.99

Words - English

This is the Words game version coming with an English word library. The Words game is also available as a separate version with a French, German or Spanish word library. Connect adjacent Letters to words. The longer the word the higher the score you get. Click the last selected letter again to try to remove it. If it is a valid word the selected letters will fall down and new letters will from above.

Mr. Sudoku

$2.99 —> $0.99

Mr. Sudoku

If you’re already a Sudoku fan, meet your new best friend — Mr. Sudoku. If you’re not yet a Sudoku fan, you soon will be! The unique and innovative interface lets you use a familiar input device to select your digits — your own personal digits! Draw the number you want, and it’s instantly converted into the actual number.

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Frenzic in Review: One Wickedly Addictive Puzzler

Over the years, countless puzzle games have flooded the market. A large percentage of them have been either uninspired or unoriginal, duplicating the same idea over and over. Once in awhile though, one would emerge out of nowhere and catch us by surprise for their uniqueness and addictive gameplay. Super Puzzle Fighter II in 1996, Lumines and Meteos in 2005, Puzzle Quest in 2007 and finally Frenzic for the iPhone in 2008. First released for the Mac OS X by The Iconfactory and ARTIS Software more than a year ago, Frenzic is a breath of fresh in the puzzle genre.

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The Wait is Over! Fieldrunners 1.1 is upon us

After weeks of waiting, version 1.1 of Subatomic Studios’ smash hit Fieldrunners has finally arrived at the App Store. For those who missed out on this action packed title, you can read our review here. With new features like sound fx, music and additional fieldrunners, this is most definitely a must have update.

The most eagerly awaited update for the iPhone and iPod Touch has hit the iTunes App Store!

In the first update for the sensational top-selling hit FIELDRUNNERS, you encounter new enemies, explore an exciting new map, and challenge your wits with the all-new Endless gameplay mode! Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate tower defense master?

Begin humming the catchy theme composed by renowned sound designer AUBREY HODGES, whose work on over 160 titles includes the DOOM franchise, Madden, and Quake!

New Features found in 1.1:

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Google Voice App now available

This past weekend, I had written a post about the delay of the new Google Mobile App. Well after a 4 day delay, this voice recognition tool has finally made it to the App Store. So was it worth the wait? Most definitely. Along with a voice search function, this updated app also includes a rearrangable apps tab for all your google apps, making it easier to find your favorites. Location awareness is also now built in, which will automatically include your current location into searches.

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Blue Defense! in Review: Saving Earth’s Billions one Twist at a Time

No Stewie, dear God no!!

John Kooistra’s first foray into the iTunes App store, Blue Defense! plunges you into the most heroic and devastating role of all-time:  to save the Earth and the lives of its 6,730,568,430 inhabitants.

App Description:

Defend your planet!”

Blue Defense puts you in charge of protecting your world from an invasion force that wants nothing more than your utter destruction.

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FotoTimer – Love at Low Light

Mac About Town (the developer behind the App Store’s first self timer camera app) has sent us a copy of a soon to be released version 1.1 of FotoTimer that has additional features implemented. FotoTimer is a simple but useful app that allows you to delay the camera timer by 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds so you can take a group shot without leaving anyone behind. For camera shots at low light, setting a timer helps reduce the noise and blurriness caused by tapping the screen and a shaky hand. This new release will include a countdown sound so that you will know when a photo will be taken, as well as an option to automatically have a photo saved to your camera roll after FotoTimer snaps a shot.

A few simple test shots at low lighting showed improved images when the self timer was used and my iPhone propped up. No more unsteady hands and the slight shaking of the phone when tapping the shutter button.

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A look at Say Who – Voice Dialing for your iPhone

Voice Dialing is one of the more useful features missing from the iPhone. Users therefore have been turning to the App Store for a voice dialing app that is both reasonably priced and accurate at the same time.  Perhaps one of the most popular ones at the moment is Say Who, a free app that works reasonably well. The simple interface works well especially when you are trying to make a call while driving. Once the app starts, you can press down anywhere on the screen and say your contact’s name. Say Who will accept first and/or last names, nicknames as well as digits of the contact. When a contact is found, the default setting of AutoDial will automatically connect you to the first of the results found in about 3 seconds. Turning AutoDial off will allow you to choose which of the returned contacts you want to dial.

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App Price Drops – November 18, 2008

Classics

$2.99 —> $0.99

Classics

ON SALE FOR FOR JUST 99¢!
Escape into some of the greatest stories ever written.
Experience the revolutionary reading experience that is unlike any other ebook reader out there. “You get the feeling of actually reading a book” – Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Clonyk

$3.99 —> $1.99

Clonyk

You want to try Clonyk for free before buying it? Then download Clonyk Lite.
Looking for a whole new refreshing and entertaining casual game? Then Clonyk is for you !!! Clonyk is a pure casual and completely addictive game, with simple rules for great gameplay and maximum pleasure.Prevent lines of items from reaching your space launcher, by making lines of similar items to clear them. You won’t see hours fleeing while playing Clonyk.

Space Out

$2.99 —> $0.99

Space Out

Space Out is a tribute to old school arcade games; it truly delivers that early arcade feel. It combines 2 classic game concepts, shooting invaders and brick breaking, into a unique and exciting retro experience. It’s a blast back to the late ’70s. Complete with all new 8-bit sound effects created with a MOS 6581 SID chip from the Commodore 64 and speech generated with 8kHz 8-bit allophones. We hope you like it. Have fun and good luck!

Wordtouch

$4.99 —> $2.99

Wordtouch

Wordtouch is a fun and challenging word game in which words are formed from a random selection of letters. Try to get the most points by creating high-value words, but remember, only the letters in the top row can be used! Playing a tile will move a column up, requiring you to think horizontally and vertically. Special tiles are worth even more, and bonus points are awarded for clearing columns or the entire board.

Blingy

$1.99 —> $0.99

Blingy

Blingy has finally come to the iPhone. It is a popular, bubble bursting game that is being played by thousands daily at WebGames3D.com. It has been a top 50 widget for almost a year.

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A look at Movie Challenge: You think you know your movies?

Movie Challenge, developed by Redwind Software, is a recently released movie game for the iPhone. Looking around the App Store, there appears to be quite a few such trivia games out there already. While I personally haven’t tried the others just yet, most of them offer what seems to be limited styles of play. This is where Movie Challenge steps up to the plate. Redwind Software has designed the game with loads of features in mind. Besides a trivia mode where the user must choose the correct answer out of x number of questions (as seen in most trivia games), Redwind offers multiple game types:

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Touch Physics in Review: One more reason to keep touching my iPhone

Games sure have changed over the years. Developers are constantly finding new ways of bringing innovation to game design in order to engage the modern gamer. Players want new ideas and innovations that capture the imagination. Well, Touch Physics is one of these games.  It won’t win awards for 3D effects or graphics any time soon. What it will do though is captivate its players with gameplay and design.

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