Time Management aficionados are no doubt familiar with Flo’s Dash spawning franchise. In fact, Diner Dash is arguably the most well known among the crowded and addictive genre. So if you’re a fan of TM games and are new to the series, this freebie update is for you! Playfirst has dropped two of their iPhone titles to free for a limited time: Cooking DashÂ (TMA Review) andÂ Wedding DashÂ (TMA Review). Normally priced at $2.99, both games feature 50+ levels and plenty of mad-finger-dashing challenges. Additional IAPs are available should you wish to unlock other locales ($0.99 each).
Why did the chicken cross the road?Â If youâ€™re doing your job right, you shouldnâ€™t have to answer that question. Egg vs. Chicken is an interesting mash up of match 3 and tower defense that actually manages to blend the two genres fairly seamlessly.Â The cartoon quality visuals and 70s action TV show theme music make for a wacky atmosphere that serves a game like this well.Â I just wouldnâ€™t expect too much depth from the game beyond trying to maximize your score via combos. Continue reading…
The â€œDashâ€ series of time management games has always been a big hit on the PC, and itâ€™s made an excellent transition to the iPhone world. Â Hotel Dash is the latest entry in the series, and itâ€™s upped the ante in several ways.Â If youâ€™re a time management veteran youâ€™ll feel right at home and appreciate the additional challenge, but if youâ€™re new to the whole concept this might not be the best place to start.Â So far Iâ€™m loving it, and I canâ€™t wait to see what the next installment in the franchise has to offer.
One of my favorite styles of casual gaming on my iPod Touch is time management, and one of the top developers in this genre is PlayFirst, creators of the â€œDashâ€ series (Diner Dash, Wedding Dash, etc.)Â They just released a new entry in the iPhone series calledÂ Hotel Dash, and to add icing to the cake, I recently had the opportunity to correspond with PlayFirst GM Chris Williams about their iDevice ventures and where they are headed next.
Finally, another Time Management game to ease my new addiction…Phew, I feel better! Actually, Chocolatier, brought to us by PlayFirst is actually so much more than that. Sure, there is the time management aspect in terms of efficiently using your time (in this case travel), but at heart, it’s more of a tycoon/economic type game.
I’ve watched my wife play time management games for years now.Â I have to be honest that I’ve never really understood the attraction to the genre.Â Well, it was time to find out what these types of games are all about, and I now have a new found appreciation for the genre.
What I first found interesting in this game was the strategy element.Â I mistakenly thought that this was a game that you just tap aimlessly as quickly as possible to get everything done with in the time limit.Â Maybe I’ve played too many shoot ’em ups…