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iGameDock Free Today!!!

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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!



Review: Paradise Quest by I-Play

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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.



Ozone HD for the iPad Review

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Geardome's Ozone HD asks in its description, "Can a game be a piece of art?"  In the case of Ozone HD, the answer is yes.  While the art may be abstract and inspired from previous arcade puzzle classics such as Marble Madness, there are enough unique attributes and approaches to the play field that make Ozone HD a memorable gaming experience.



Tilt To Live is FREE this weekend only!!!

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OMG, this is AWESOME! Tilt To Live is FREE this weekend. You can get the details here at the game site, or head over to freeappaday.com, and be on the lookout for it to pop, because it would be a shame to miss this highly addictive and fun game (see my review here)!



Guessing which app to get? Stop guessing because Guess the News is Free Today

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I have written before about Finger Arts and their Hangman RSS app.  It's a great app because not only does it keep you entertained, but it's informative.  News feeds are used for the hangman words.  Well, Finger Arts had another cool app before Hangman RSS and it's called Guess the News.  And while they have a Lite version for free, the pro version is free TODAY ONLY in partnership with OpenFeint.

If you like news, wheel of fortune, hangman, crosswords, or just well polished apps, and you like FREE, you will like Guess the News!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/guess-the-news/id330688690?mt=8



Review: Monster Mayhem by Chillingo

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First the folks at Taplay brought us a nifty take on the Jawbreaker style of game play with the fun game Virus Laboratory.  For their second outing they decided to tackle the wall defense game with the appropriately named Monster Mayhem.  This time, however, you’re not trying to prevent the nasties from breaking in, but rather you’re trying to prevent them from getting out.  There are several different types of weapons at your disposal to help with crowd control, but what really makes this game is the crowd you’re trying to control.  With 21 different types of creatures, you’ll always find something new to be amused with… until they kill you or rob you blind, of course.



Review: Super Laser by EpicForce

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When iFighter Lite came out and I saw the screen shots I thought to myself “I’m buying the full version when it comes out”.  The full version came out, I bought it, and even though I had forgone trying the lite version first, I didn’t regret my purchase at all.  When I saw the screen shots for Super Laser I thought “I want to get this game”, and the feeling was cemented when I realized it was from the same developers that made iFighter.  After spending some time with Super Laser I can only hope that this isn’t the last scrolling shooter we’ll see from EpicForce.  Super Laser not only ups the ante from iFighter, but it feels like the game Assault Squadron should have been (minus the horizontal scrolling levels, though).



Get Your Quest On with Princess Fury!

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Princess Fury is a blast, but I thought there was a bit more strategy to controlling the different squads. Mostly you run around slashing the crap out of enemies, and collecting new weapons and troops to advance through the different levels. You can control your avatar--the Princess her bad self--and can muster or disperse her minions during combat. The game has a good mix of challenges, and the bosses get progressively harder (I had trouble getting past the first ogre).



Review: Cubed Rally Racer by No Can Win

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I’ve always been more of a top down or isometric view racing fan than a first / third person view one, so Cubed Rally Racer should be right up my alley.  The truth is that in some ways it is.  On the other hand, I find it quite frustrating.  The problem is, even when I get completely frustrated I find myself having to play just one more time.  Oh the irony of it all.  It’s a good thing this game requires two hands, or I’m not sure I’d have any hair left after a few sessions.



Review: Undead - In The Last Refuge by BulkyPix

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Long before the likes of 28 Days Later and Zombieland, zombies were actually creepy.  Why?  Because they were slow and lumbering, and yet they still managed to overwhelm their victims time after time.  People didn’t go to the zombies – the zombies went to the people.  And there was always a sense of fear and dread wondering what forgotten crevice the undead would pop out of in the small area that the protagonists had managed to get themselves trapped in.  Welcome to Undead: In The Last Refuge, a game that remembers what the good old days were like.  Throw on your headphones, turn off the lights, and try and tell me you don’t get just a bit of the heebie-jeebies as you’re wandering about the house trying to figure out where the next batch of zombies are coming from.



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