I love match 3 games. The problem is that so many developers start with the “tiles in a box” approach and try to figure out how they can improve on it. These days, however, so many match 3 games exist that developers really need to start thinking outside of the box (didn’t see that one coming, did you?) Thankfully, that’s exactly what Dan Russell-Pinson did when he designed Furballs (in space) for the iPhone. The playing field is 360 degrees and constantly moving, and the path drawing technique adds a new perspective to the mechanics. Oh, and did I mention there are things like comets and satellites to contend with?
Somehow a set of emails got crossed one day, and I ended up downloading this game instead of the one I thought I was downloading. Since the developer had provided the code to someone for review, I felt like I should provide a review even though I didn’t mean to actually download the game. For their sake I really wish I didn’t feel that way. As Randy Jackson from American Idol might say, “it’s not good, dog”. The music is good, but that’s the only part of the game that’s really aesthetically pleasing. The closest product game play wise I could think to compare it to on the App Store would be Heavy Gunner 3D from Com2us, but the experience of the two games doesn’t even come close. With some work it could be playable, but lackluster controls and ultra-repetitive game play just make me want to leave the planets at the fate of their attackers.
I wouldn't normally blog about price changes, but EA has dropped the prices on a ton of apps, that have mass appeal, so here's the scoop... I will be picking up Simpsons Arcade myself. Enjoy!
Everyone knows Shaun White, thanks to the recent Winter Olympics and his trademark red hair! But would you believe that his favorite iPhone magazine is iPhone Life? It helps that iPhone Life is the ONLY magazine dedicated to the iPhone, but nonetheless, Shaun was gracious enough to pose for a picture and sign an issue of the magazine!
Shaun was on hand at the Marvell Semiconductor booth, at CTIA in Las Vegas, this past week, to help promote Marvell's commitment to making the Always-On lifestyle possible. Mr. White knows his stuff, having a number of games that bear his name. Shaun White Origins is available in both FREE and paid versions on the iTunes app store.
For more details on Marvell, check out http://www.Marvell.com.
One of the things that really entertains me is zombie movies. I am not really sure why they do because to be honest they scare the heck out of me. I think I have watched the palm of my hands more on a couple of them than the actual film. But for whatever reason, I like zombie movies. I also like zombie games. I like the kind of zombie games where I can just shoot them. I do not have any need for any kind of story plot. I just want a bunch of ammo and weapons galore to take care of business.
Word Mesh is a word game, but it's not like all the others out there. In this game, you are given two definitions and a set of letters. You have to reveal two words that match the definitions.
When I read the press release for Boom Boxes I thought “I’m not quite sure I get it”, so I asked the developers for a video. They didn’t have one yet, so they sent me a promo code to try it instead. I’m not sure how interested I would have been in the game after just watching a quick video, but after spending some time playing Boom Boxes, I’m so glad I got the opportunity to try it. The game is fun, it’s challenging, and the developer clearly understands the concept of progression of difficulty. If you’re looking for a good casual game that’s also challenging, look no further than Boom Boxes.
C’mon, admit it… you’ve always wanted to run away and join the circus, haven’t you? Well, okay, me neither, but the circus is still pretty cool. Now, thanks to the game Knife Toss from Crawl Space Games you can experience two of the coolest parts of the circus at once – knife throwing and clowns. Of course, depending on your aim the clown won’t be so happy, but it’s all good fun none the less.
Biblicious gives me the feeling that I’m participating in a real game show - I like that! The host sounds like the guy from Let's Make a Deal or one of those other game shows, which is really effective in setting the mood.
The questions are fun - some easy and some challenging - so anyone with a bit of knowledge of the Bible should enjoy playing. And what a clever way to learn something new about the Bible. When you get a wrong answer, it gives you the scripture reference so you can look it up and learn more.