FAA’s Free App of the Day – Saving Private Sheep 2

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday.

Your mission in Saving Private Sheep 2, should you choose to accept it, is to grab your trusty catapult and prevent pesky foxes from running off with your sheep buddies.

This title features no fewer than 66 levels – all of which are filled with obstacles that you have to overcome in order to complete your objective. Furthermore, you can use the in-game editor to create and share your very own stages with other players around the world. Saving Private Sheep 2 is a universal app for all your iDevices and now free on the App Store.

Saving Private Sheep 2 Bulkypix, Saving Private Sheep 2 - Free

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Neon Blitz in Review – Warm Up Your Tracing Skills

I remember being slightly concerned that a simple line tracing game would be a bit on the boring side when Neon Mania came out.  It actually wasn’t a bad little game, but it seemed to be missing something.  I believe that its successor, Neon Blitz, has found that something.  I don’t usually care for games with timers, but in this case it gives the game play an intensity that was lacking in the first outing.  I still think it could use a couple of extra game play modes, but Neon Blitz took the concept from a decent but ultimately lackluster game to something that can actually become addictive.

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Blueprint 3D 2.0 update let’s you 3D explode any picture


Blueprint 3D (TMA Review), a highly unique puzzle game for iOS has been updated to 2.0, where players now are able to snap pictures of real life objects and create their very own 3D puzzles. For those not familiar with the game (its rotation-based gameplay is similar to Zen Bound 2), players have to rotate unknown “exploded” objects every which way in an attempt to fully reveal them before time is up.

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Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies chews its way onto the App Store

The Gamebook Adventures are among some of the more underrated gaming experiences on iOS in my opinion. The choose-your-own adventure style of play, great writing, and Tin Man Games’ excellent gamebook engine have helped make each installment a satisfying one. And the latest entry into Tin Man’s growing catalog is none other than the all new Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombieswritten by the legendary Ian Livingstone himself. This comes 30 years after he and Steve Jackson co-authored the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

“Insane megalomaniac Gingrich Yurr is preparing to unleash an army of monstrous zombies upon the world. He must be stopped and his undead horde defeated. In this life-or-death adventure the decisions YOU make will decide the fate of the world. Can YOU survive or will YOU become a zombie too?”

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Carmageddon now available for iOS, FREE for the first day of release

Carmageddon, the classic vehicular combat video game that was released in the late 90′s, is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Inspired by the cult movie Death Race 2000, Carmageddon pretty much makes all other (action) racers pale in comparison. It was at one point even banned in a number of countries due to its violent nature.

Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [October 8 - 14]

This week’s roundup proved to be challenging because there were a lot of interesting looking games that didn’t have a lot of available information about them.  While I haven’t spent too much time with any of these titles yet, I’m leaning towards Super Bunny Breakout as my pick of the week so far.  This reimagining of the brick breaker genre is everything Breakout: Boost wasn’t – creative, inventive and most of all fun.  If you’ve ever wished courtroom games had as much action as courtroom TV dramas, Devil’s Attorney has the cure for that.  This game takes more of an RPG approach to legal antics, and when you throw in Boston Legal style humor there’s bound to be a winning combination.  If you like the quirky angle but aren’t much for the courtroom you should consider Kumo Lumo.  This is actually a fairly relaxing game with cute villains, slick artwork and a “save the planet” vibe that doesn’t grate on you.

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Latest Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour video shows off killer graphics

Gameloft has released the first Dev Diary video for Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, the highly anticipated FPS and one of the most popular in the genre for iOS and Android. The next installment in the series utilizes the Havoc game engine, which you can thank for its spectacular graphics. One twist that should please gamers is how they’ll only only be able to play as US soldier, but also the president-kidnapping villain, Edward Page. MC4 will also offer a new specialization systems feature that will allow you to choose from several ‘perks’, those of which provide various bonuses to complement different styles of play.

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Wonderputt in Review – 18 Holes Of Imagination

I’m not really a fan of electronic golf games.  In fact, the more realistic they are, the less interested I am.  Mini-golf games, on the other hand, can be quite entertaining given the right dash of something.  In the case of Wonderputt, it’s the way the holes are set up.  I’m not just talking about level design, either.  It’s great fun simply watching the course get created!  Let me explain… Continue reading…

Apple’s (Free) App of the Week: LostWinds

Frontier Developments’ highly rated platform adventure title LostWinds is Apple’s App of the Week.

An innovative, fresh platform-adventure bursting with gameplay ideas – wield the awesome elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit, from raging tornados to the subtlest breeze, in a stunningly presented combination of combat, exploration and puzzle solving.

Guide and protect Toku, a young boy and the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the enchanting world of Mistralis and its people by evil Balasar.

Between the gorgeous graphics, choice of touch/d-pad controls and clever puzzles, LostWinds (normally priced at $3.99) is a must-have for fans of platform games. It’s certainly one of my favorites in the genre for iOS. And should you find yourself a fan of Toku, LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias is also available for $3.99. Video trailer after the break.

LostWinds Frontier Developments, LostWinds - Free

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$0.99 iOS deals: Dexter, Resident Evil and more

Several notable iOS games have dropped to just $0.99. With the season premier of Dexter (season 7) airing this past weekend, Dexter the Game for iPhone and iPad are currently on sale for a dollar. It’s the lowest price point ever for both versions and the first time it’s even dropped in price for the iPad (was $7.99). The graphics are slightly dated compared to more recent releases and it’s a bit of the short side, but this action/adventure game is still good fun, especially if you’re a fan of the show. Meanwhile, with the launch Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 on consoles, its mobile counterparts are now also $0.99. They include Resident Evil 4 iPad editionResident Evil 4: PLATINUM and Resident Evil Mercenaries VS. If blasting the undead RE style is your cup of tea, you’ll have until Oct 8th to snag them on the cheap from the App Store. Check out several more $0.99 deals after the break.

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