I’ve never really understood the appeal of the sliding puzzle games. Aside from the picture on the front of the tiles, once you’ve played one they all seem the same. Fortunately, given the right developer even this type of game can rise from the mundane to become something interesting. Enter Bugsy, the sliding tile game with a purpose. Instead of a picture the tiles are composed of tracks, and you must guide a friendly little lady bug so that it can cause all the buds along the edges of the board to bloom into flowers. It still suffers from a couple of the issues that always made this type of game frustrating, but in the end there are enough interesting aspects to Bugsy to make it worth delving into the genre at least for this game.
There's a new game in town, and a new town in town for that matter. The game is Xenome Episode I and the fictitious town is Silica Flats, a dystopian view of the future, 250+ years from now. The 3D game offers that rare combination of beautiful graphics of a desolate, barren wasteland.
The goal of Xenome Episode I is pretty straightforward for action/adventure RPG gamers... Kill monsters, gain experience, and customize your character while the story unfolds.
The most addictive and graphically appealing iPad games
When the iPad was first released, the largest category of applications initially available for the device was games. The number of apps in this category has continued to grow in the few months that the iPad has been out. As it does, we're running into the same problem we face with iPhone apps; how do we find the real gems among the pages and pages of iPad games listed in the App Store? This article takes a look at some of the most addictive and graphically appealing games currently available for the iPad.
Best App Ever Awards: Winners in the GAMES categories
Earlier this year, we announced The Best App Ever Award winners at the 2010 Macworld Expo in San Francisco. These awards honor the best iPhone apps and are chosen by the people that actually use the applications—users like you and me. This year we saw over 300,000 votes cast in 56 categories, a huge success. These awards are a great way for users to show their appreciation to the developers of these great apps.
In the year 2000, German board-game enthusiast Klaus-Jurgen Wrede unleashed his own creation, Carcassonne, upon the world. Not long after, the game became a world-wide phenomenon, winning several awards and generating much praise from critics. The year is now 2010, and a version of Carcassonne has been developed for the iPhone and iPod Touch (with an iPad version forthcoming).
I have always been an avid fan of air hockey. Every time I play, it takes me back to a family vacation we took when I was a child. A group of us staying in the same hotel organized a tournament on the game room's air hockey table. It turned into one of those winners stays on type games...and I never left.
The games on the App store are becoming like sand grains on the beach. There are just so many of them, that it's easy to miss good ones. There are games within games--not just a single game, but multiple games under a single app, and what's more, the games change to new ones with updates! Dreamsky has developed such an app called iGameDock. I love getting 3 games for the price of one, even if 2 of the games are kind of okay, and one of them is cool.
If you have tweens in your household, particularly girls, then you already know about the Twilight saga, and they've probably already seen Eclipse, which just came out. So you should download The Twilight Saga - Eclipse Movie Game FREE right now. It's free, hence the title, and is a well-done visually appealing quiz app based on the movie.
Will soon be posting up a review on this multi-game app from Dreamsky called iGameDock (grab it here in iTunes), but just noted that it is currently free in the App store (courtesy of FreeAppAday.com app). The cool thing is that it features 3 games, and when they update it, the games change...Go grab a copy now!
I’m pretty sure it’s been at least a couple of days since I’ve reviewed a match 3 game, so I figured it was time to go down that road again. This journey takes us to Paradise Quest, a match 3 game by I-Play about restoring an island to its former state of paradise. I have to admit that at first it felt like “just another match 3 game”, but either I really love the genre or the game does grow on you after a while. Add to that the whole concept of building up and island and there’s something worth exploring here. There’s even multiplayer if you’re so inclined, which is quite unusual for this style of game play. Overall there’s plenty to do in an environment that gets more enchanting each time I visit.