Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1 in Review – If you want anything done right, you have to escape the kidnappers yourself…

Are you tired of those whiny princesses? Tired of always being the “Prince Charming” or the “Knight in Shiny Armour”? Are you a fan of adventure games? Then the newly released title by Launching Pad Games is for you! It’s girl power time in Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1 with the aforementioned princess taking the lead in saving her lovely backside from the would-be kidnappers.

Continue reading…

Jays t-Jays THREE earphones in Review – satisfaction is slim!

The t-Jays THREE is more Sennheiser than Sennheiser’s former flagship dynamic headphone, the HD650. If you like rich and smooth dark, you’ll fall in love with the t-Jays. Jays have three of them to tailor to your ear and your wallet. TMA has THREE for the skillet today. If you dig low profile, neutral, and modular, again, Jays are the only horse in town and the t-Jays THREE is quite a ride.

Continue reading…

VentureCraft GoDAP in Review – audio and power for the people!

Firstly, I’m not dead. Now with that out of the way:

What do you get when you combine the audiophile heart of the iPhone with a juiced-up ad-hoc power supply? Or, perhaps I should ask it this way: what made VentureCraft, maker of car-mounted cameras and creative telegrams, shoot for the moon and create an audiophile iPhone battery jacket? My guess is a pioneer spirit. VentureCraft are the first company to build such a combination. As off-beat as the GoDAP battery jacket and headphone amp combo unit may sound for a company like VentureCraft, it is certainly worth the raised eyebrows and facepalms. It’s just so ingenious and geekily disturbing that it’s worth a perfectly long review!

Feel free to discuss VentureCraft’s GoDAP in our forums.

Continue reading…

AVPlayer in Review – It only took 3 years to get avi, mkv and wmv playback…

For the longest time, one of the arguments by Apple haters against getting an iOS device had been the lack of support of 3rd party video formats. Of course, the native H.264 mp4 is arguably one of the best codecs out there, providing unsurpassed quality/size compression ratio. But still, there are a LOT of videos out there and, unfortunately, not everyone moves with the times with most of the low-def stuff available in AVI (usually XviD) and hi-def in MKV. But thankfully, that’s all changed as we finally have apps like AVPlayer – the answer to many an iOS user’s cries of despair.

Continue reading…

Reckless Racing in Review – Never knew redneck racing could look so good…

There are many types of racing games (as detailed by shigzeo’s The App Store’s Best Racing game article) – some more hardcore and realistic, while others for more casual and leisurely gaming. Regardless, it’s difficult to argue that the iDevice is perfect for racing games as a whole – thanks to the built-in accelerometer and the portability. Heck, companies are even designing special steering wheels for the iDevice (like this one). But using such a gadget with the quintessence of arcade dirt racing in Reckless Racing would probably not be a good idea…

Continue reading…

Riese in Review – Sometimes war is just another board game…

For reasons unknown one genre the iDevice is still almost devoid of are CCGs or Collectable Card Games. For the uninitiated, probably the most well known such game is Magic the Gathering. We’ve seen some titles based on the idea, like the very much underestimated Orions: Legend Of Wizards (TMA Review). It seems I’m not the only one who noticed this gap, as Genius Factor Games recently released Riese in an effort to both satisfy the market and promote the webseries, currently airing on Syfy.com.

Continue reading…

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit in Review – The High End Performance of Law Enforcement

I enjoy a good arcade style racing game. Daytona U.S.A., the Burnout series, Split/Second and NFS: Most Wanted to name just a few. So when EA announced Need for Speed Hot Pursuit I got excited. Then the trailers arrived to show off the game in action and I became ecstatic. And now that Hot Pursuit is released, is it going to join the ranks of some of my favorite arcade racers? Only one way to be sure, read on to find out.

Continue reading…

Cannon Cadets in Review: Are Cannons The New Slingshots?

The developers of Cannon Cadets probably knew from the day of release that their game would be compared to Angry Birds, and there’s no question that if you’ve played the fowl puzzler, you’ll feel right at home here.  The nice thing is that despite their similarities, Cannon Cadets offers enough to stand on its own.  And, with the recently added level editor, there should be enough spare levels to last you for a long time to come.  If you already own Angry Birds, there’s room enough in your collection for both.  If not, Cannon Cadets is just as good a place to start.

Continue reading…

HiFutureSelf In Review – The Future Is Now…Going To Remind Us Of Something

Todo apps are great. They can help you stay on top of all the things that need getting done and as far as your iDevice goes, there are thankfully plenty of options available. One “problem” however, is that most of them are very much “list” based. There are times when you just want to keep things simple, like when all you need is a reminder for something – this is where HiFutureSelf comes into play.

Continue reading…

Assault Commando in Review: Capcom’s Commando for 2010?

It was kind of interesting to see Capcom release Commando as part of their recent Capcom Arcade freemium game, because I remember thinking to myself the first time I played Assault Commando: “This is what I would picture Capcom releasing if they decided to modernize their old game Commando”.  I still feel that way when I load it up and play it.  There are no complex mechanics – it’s a nice run and gun and destroy everything in your path type game.  And just like Capcom’s Commando, the game can be quite challenging at times. Continue reading…