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Review: The Hero from Chillingo


The first time I played The Hero I didn’t quite get it.  The character seemed like a cheap knock-off of Mr. Incredible, and I wasn’t overly impressed by the fact that you could fly around and bash things.  I mean let’s face it, those are pretty base level when it comes to superhero powers.  I quit after the first level, and didn’t look back for a long time.  Now that the first major update is out I’ve picked up the title again, and it’s actually quite fun.  I don’t know how much is new and how much was already there, but I like what I see.  It turns out there’s room for this Hero on my device after all.

Review: The Screetch by Piston Games


Hey, I think it’s been over a week since I’ve reviewed a match 3 game.  And if not, oh well.  This time around the victim of my scrutiny is The Screetch, an oddly named match 3 game for sure.  That’s okay, though, because the game itself is actually kind of fun - if not fairly derivative of your basic match 3 formula.  The one thing that makes the game stand out is the screetch itself, and for now that’s enough to keep me entertained.

An absolutely delightful way to spend some time with your preschooler!



Charles Peattie's Animal Alphabet is bound to be a favorite with young and old alike.

Are you looking for a way to entertain your preschooler? Teach him or her the letters of the alphabet? Either way, here’s an app to do it, and you’ll discover that you’ll be entertained as well!

Preschoolers have fun learning with Preschool Memory Match



Preschool Memory Match might be for preschoolers, but I had fun with it, too!

Tilt To Live Update Adds Frostbite Mode!

Fast becoming one of my all-time favs and potentially an inductee in the years Best Stuff guide, One Man Left studios create yet another tormenting twister of a challenge with the latest TTL update (see me initial review here).

Shining Force Now on App Store!


SEGA has released another great game of yore for iOS (see my Sonic review here): The RPG title Shining Force from the Genesis platform. Currently enjoying a fat 4 and a half stars (but it is still new), you might check it out on the App Store your own self here! Planning a review when I get to it meself, so stay tuned!

Review: Giana Sisters by Bad Monkee


The Giana Sisters is a retro platform game – actually it’s more appropriate to say a modern update to an old game – but other than that I’m not really sure what the game is about.  Truthfully, though, it doesn’t really matter.  This is old school platform action at its best, and that’s the important thing.  The game looks great, it sounds good, and with 112 levels between the main game and “classic” mode it’s sure to keep you busy for a while.  If you still think you need some convincing read on, but if you’re a platform game junky like I am, you should be headed to the App Store already.

Review: Flipstones by Press OK Entertainment


I was never really into the whole “lines” genre of games until I played the lines series from HeroCraft.  I still don’t necessary jump at the chance to grab any old lines game that comes around, but then Press OK decided to release Flipstones.  All I can say is “wow”.  I’m not going to lie to you – there are a few times already that I’ve felt like chucking my iPod out the window while playing.  This is definitely the most original implementation of lines I’ve ever played, and besides the minor frustrations it’s actually incredibly fun!

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