Featuring 50 great gift ideas in ten categories! You are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list here...
Like most everyone else, I've got the holiday season on my mind. Honestly, there's nothing I love more than a good celebration of family, friends and togetherness. It's the time of year when so many traditions come together in the spirit of love and joy to exchange both good will and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. With the holidays now in full swing, I thought it a perfect time to offer my “Top Ten” list of holiday shopping ideas for that special Apple iDevice lover in your life.
I've streamlined this article in the hopes of making things easy for you, especially if you are doing any online shopping, as this article is rich with valuable links that will provide you with a good variety of options within each category. In fact, you may want to bookmark this page, which features 50 different items in the Top Ten gift categories.
You can use this article as a handy reference guide over the coming weeks; your one-stop, one-click resource for iDevice holiday gifting.
Happy Holidays everyone, and now without further adieu, an iPhone Life Top Ten: Holiday Shopping iOS Guide Guide.
I promised I would post up a news item when Atomic Frogs came out, and I am more than a day late...sorry! I will be reviewing it soon, but since I do love me some physics puzzlers, and this one looks interesting, I had to mention and at least share the trailer. It certainly portrays excellent and explosively fun frog game logic (whatever that means), but well...aw, see for yourself in the trailer above! I'll shut up now, and hopefully get to that review very soon. Read on for more PR info about the game below... Check out the free version here!
Plingi Juggle is a great arcade style game which will keep you entertained by challenging you to keep beating your high score, or that of your friends. In the game you control two plingi spiders which carry a net between them. A third spider is up in a fruit tree knocking berries down to you, and you are responsible for moving the two spiders on the ground under the fruit. As the fruit drops you need to have it hit your net where it will bounce off to the right and into your basket.
I have regaled the iPhoneLife readers with tales of Galaxy on Fire 2, which is my personal favorite Space shooter RPG on iPad (and frankly stunning on my mini), but looks like there is a relatively new space game in town also with some pretty sweet-looking space combat visuals! I'll be posting up a review soon, but you can check out the animated eye-candy in the embedded vid above. The title is Galactic Phantasy Prelude, is currently 99 cents and you can get it here. I've already checked out some of the online comments, noting that upgrades rely heavily on IAPs, which will turn me off, but I'll leave the jury out until I review it.
It has been many weeks since a WIPTW post up, due to work, and really Trigger Fist; because I can't stop playing it! I did manage to pull myself away long enough to check out two also very cool indie games that are featured this week, both of which played nicely on the new iPad mini (review of that coming as well). When I started this review, I was listening to hurricane Sandy pound the crap out of my house while watching endless spiral bands of rain rolling in from the Atlantic on radar. My windows were leaking water, but the lights were still on (though flickering ominously), so it felt like I was on one of those old WW2 battleships riding the Pacific high seas...kind of like the game I was playing at the time! A game called...er, Battle Fleet (lame segue, but hey I tried). The other awesome game featured this week is a totally original platform game called Green Rage. Think alien adventure shoot-em-up and you as the alien. Both of these games are keepers, but Green Rage for iPad/iPhone only plays well on newer iOS devices/versions (iPad2/3/mini, iPhone 4S/5, and iPod 5), so wanted to point that out before diving in. UPDATE 11/6/2012...Green Rage is being pulled from the App store by the vendor (to fix a few things), but will return soon, so I pulled the links above... Learn more in the review below. Battle Fleet is available for 99 cents tomorrow (11/07/12) thanks to a special promotion from One Dollar Wednesday...
Magnet boy is a fun puzzle arcade adventure game that challenges you to fly from magnet to magnet picking up various parts to build a robot. The story of the game starts when a professor who has been building incredible robots is attacked by an evil villain. The villain destroys the professor’s robots and crashes them into many pieces. As the hero of this story, Magnet Boy has to search high and low to find the parts of every destroyed robot, and put them back together.
Am working on a full review of this quirky and unique new platformer from Paralline just released called Green Rage. If you have experienced the platform genre in the past, and think you have seen it all, you haven't and will want to grab this one ($1.99)! You mostly scurry along through twisted and varied obstacles, jump and evade baddies, and shoot stuff! Have to warn that it's version 1.0, and I had some issues with my older devices. The dev is working on those, but if you have a newer iPhone/iPad device running iOS 5.0 or later, shouldn't be a problem. Get it at the link above for iPad or here for iPhone...
Try Guess This is a great app which takes the popular type of game where you have to guess what the other player's word is a big step forward. In this game you get to pick a word, or choose a word that is suggested from the apps library of over 3000 words. Once you've chosen your word you need to help the other player guess it by sending them an image. You can find a picture in your mobile device or take a new picture to send to them to help them guess.
In this fun game you hold the job of “Toppin' Wiper” at a donuts shop. Your job, which may seem simple at first, is to keep the shop walls clean. It becomes more difficult, however, when you find that any time people don't like the donuts they purchase they throw it at the wall of the shop! This happens a surprising amount, so you'll have to clean fast in order to keep those walls clean!
When searching for the best iPhone games, you can get lost in companies propaganda. Articles likeTop Ten FavoriteiPhone Games, can help to alleviate the stress. The following snippets from articles can help you to decide what kind of game is better suited for you.
"Stinger Games' newly launchedStinger FoosballLeaguetakes a game that's already a step removed from reality into a truly virtual environment - topping as one of the best iPhone games. Foosball, of course, is the table version of football or soccer. With Stinger Foosball League, the field that was crammed into a table in a pub is now in your iOS device. The premise sounds okay, but the execution is way cooler than it sounds. That's because Stinger Foosball League is actually, well, cooler than actual foosball. First of all, the 3D graphics and game physics are right on, putting this game at the forefront of console-style graphics on iOS. Second of all, the view when playing real life foosball is… usually not that awesome. I'm sure there are people with foosball tables that are tricked out, but for most of us, they're usually a dingy affair. But Stinger Foosball League hasn't been sitting in your uncle's basement for the past forty years. Kick-ass flying cameras show off how much action there really is in a game known for being low-tech. And just to make it even more trippy, the ball leaves behind a golden light tail, kind of a comet-effect."
"The Universe ofSPIRIT FORCEwas inspired from the Japanese Samurai-era. Discover an epic story giving you a social experience where players fight with monsters and collect Spirit Cards in order to save the world. It places a core emphasis on player vs. player combat. The player begins his journey as a member of the SPIRIT FORCE. Battle with other players or clear the mission to get great treasure and rare card. Use crafting skills with the collected treasures in order to summon new Spirits. Players can team up with friends and cooperate each other to fight against boss, unlock new rewards and new stages. The most immersive and massively multiplayer online card game ever!"