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Color & Draw

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Look no further to keep your kids (maybe yourself) entertained than to Color & Draw (.99) from Tipitap Apps.  Now, this app looks spectacular on the iPad, but I'm going to review it from the perspective of iPhone and iPod Touch because my colleague Cindy reviewed it in her blog, and it's awesome on the iPhone too!



Sherlock Holmes - as much fun as a video rental for the same price

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OK, if I could solve this game in less than 30 minutes, then it’s not a very hard game. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big gamer.


Review: Furballs! by Dan Russell-Pinson

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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?



Review: Space Defender by Anatolii Shamkin

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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.



App Sale from Electronic Arts

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!

 

 



Shaun White and iPhone Life!

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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.



Zombies..........Yikes!

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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 - a unique word game that WILL steal your time - guaranteed!

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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.



Review: Boom Boxes by Hedgehog Lab

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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.



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