I love RTS (real-time strategy) games, especially when they provide a brigade of options, smart enemies, and adaptive play. I hate reviewing them, however, because it requires a ton of screens and mucho things to describe (hint: skip to the end and watch the embedded video). When I found out LASW from Isotope244 hit the App store, I knew I would just have to suck it up, and review it.
This summer (or anytime), when your youngsters say "I'm bored", have them check out The Reading Game from LegendApps.
The app itself is not something you read. Rather, the app encourages kids to read their favorite books and come back to the app to mark off how many pages they have read. As milestones are met, rewards (funny sounds, animations, etc.) are unlocked.
The app's custom graphics are beautiful and even though the app is not compiled for the iPad, they render well in the 2X mode.
It’s a sad but true statement – if a dual stick shooter has you controlling some sort of character toting a gun, it will probably be compared to iDracula or Minigore. The reality is that these two games set the bar incredibly high for this style of game play, so it stands to reason the question would be “how does game X compare to the top of the heap?” Well, in the case of Demon Hunter, one of the newest entries in this ever expanding club, the answer is that it kind of falls short. It’s not bad,, but it’s not great either. And I’m a bit perplexed but the lack of demons in a demon hunting game.
I'm not sure why a game would be an essential app — maybe if you're bored. But this list of 10 top iPad games from Macworld is definitely worth checking out. I couldn't resist buying Pinball HD. I'm not really into gaming, but i spend so much time having to show my iPad off to interested people that I thought this would be a good one to let them see the sort of cool things it can do.
You may or may not read or agree with my game reviews, which is okay, but do yourself a favor and check this RTS game out (regardless if you agree with me). App store link is here. It is called Land Air Sea Warfare, by Isotope 244. I will be posting up a full review next week, but I have to say it's predecessor (Machines At War) is probably one of my all-time mobile favs. Stay tuned for my review, and a full press release later from the developer, but I warn you that you will lose hours and hours of time if you play this game...
If you like trivia and games that test your knowledge, Bible Challenge is one you should own. The objective of the game is to make a path from the first row of squares to the fifth row. You do this in one of four options of game play: hangman, fill in the blanks, true/false questions, or trivia.
Have you ever been frustrated because a really fun (or potentially fun) game is marred by one feature? It’s even worse when that feature is critical to game play. Unfortunately, Dungeon Run is just such a game. The game is a nice variation of a cool concept. It looks good, sounds good, and has a nice assortment of levels to keep you busy for a while. Sadly, the controls will make sure that you stay busy on some levels a lot more than you need to. I hope they revisit the controls some day, because it definitely makes the difference between a mediocre and really good game in this case.
A game whose play involves catapulting involves catapulting birds into castles occupied by green pigs hardly sounds like the stuff of a winner. But Angry Birds ($0.99) is the top-selling game in the App Store — and so popular that it got written up in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago. It has an astonishing 25,000 five-star ratings in the App store. It has two key components: it's fun and addictive.
You gotta give props to a game where the enemies form a giant version of Pong to kill you. The retro-gamer gag is clearly on me, as I can't seem to survive more than about a minute and a half in this game. Tilt To Live is a well-done, and engaging enemy avoidance challenge not too un-like Spirit (see my review here). The game's difficulty seems to ramp up exponentially, and trying to squirm around and between the angry red dots quickly becomes all but impossible!
I admit it, I am a self-confessed movie junkie. When watching animated movies, I love to identify the actors from their voices, and on the rare occasion when I can't place the name, I have the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) app and website close at hand. So I looked forward to playing with Ultimate Movie Buff, $0.99, from Super Monko Studio, especially since it is billed as "dedicated to cinemaholic people"!