SlotZ Racer in Review – One Button of Pure Unadulterated Fun!!

slotz1Racing games.  It feels like I’ve played them since the beginning of time.  I remember playing Turbo on my ColecoVision (I know… what the heck is/was a ColecoVision?).  I played Pole Position and OutRun in the arcades, and the updated racers from Need for Speed, Forza to Burnout.  I don’t want to toot my own horn (no pun intended) but I’m pretty good at them…

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Tangrams – The Ancient Chinese Logic Puzzles Come to the iPhone and iPod Touch! But which is “better”?

tangrampro10First, why don’t I explain what exactly a Tangram puzzle is.  In a Tangram puzzle, you have a shape.  This shape is actually comprised of a group of other shapes.  In Tangram, you have seven pieces:  Two large triangles, two small triangles, one medium triangle, a square, and a strange slanted rectangle piece.  The key is to place and rotate these seven pieces until they form the shape that you’re looking for.  So, now that you’re in the loop, let’s get to the review!

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Payback in Review – Great Expectations

It’s tempting to judge a game by the companionship it keeps. Payback falls victim to this by the obvious comparisons to the original GTA I and GTA II. It has the immense task of measuring up to one of the greatest and well recognized gaming franchise in current history. So, does Payback meet these great expectations? Does it deserve a place in the App Store pantheon of great games? Is it worth spending $6.99? I say yes. Payback is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive gaming experience the App Store has to offer.

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A-Go-Go Square in Review – Go-Go or No-Go?

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Let me begin by saying I love Qix style games.  I remember playing them in arcades… Yes, I know it’s hard to believe but us “elderly” folks actually used to go to arcades to socialize and play games, rather than in our basements talking through headphones with our friends who are in a different household, or over 2 iphones via wifi.  But this isn’t a history lesson.  It’s simply to point out that I hold a special place in my heart for these type of games.  Perhaps unfortunately and/or unfairly, I also come in with certain expectations.

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JetSet – A Game for Airports?

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Have you seen the Tom Hanks movie, Terminal?  Did you like his cooked accent?  How bout the terrible politics between his home country and homeland security USA that kept him locked up?  How about the slomance? Terminal – liked, loved or hated – is actually moot to this review; JetSet:  A game for Airports, is nothing at all like the movie.  And your role in the game?  Nothing Hollywood, just a security guard in inspections.

International flyers, JetSet has the answers to the questions that plague your about airports, security and fashion.  Forget what you think you know.  Why?  JetSet will teach you all you need to know.

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Upcoming App – Just Fillin’

justfillin4playtoniq, the folks behind the well received “Aqua” Sports series (Aqua Hoops /Aqua Punt), has dropped by TouchMyApps to let us know about their brand new game Just Fillin’. Set to be released tomorrow (Jan 28th), Just Fillin’ takes gameplay elements of the classic Qix and adds its own unique twist. Having spent time testing out the game, I must say it got me hooked with its simple but addictive gameplay.

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Downhill Bowling in Review – Mario-Kart meets Bowling

downhillbowling1Being from New Jersey, there’s something about bowling that stirs the soul. The sights, the smells, the horrifically colored shoes… they all appeal to he suburban part of my heart. The App Store has given us a few good games that seek to emulate this experience. They seek to translate the feel of the ‘lanes’ to a mobile experience. Downhill Bowling, though, strives for something far grander.

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