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Welcome to my somewhat weekly app review column (aka WIPTW), where I mostly review games and "play-oriented" apps and news. This week, have 3 apps to review (and another to preview), so won't waste any time with my usual blabbering. Draw the Line is a cute puzzler with physics aspects. Ichi is still under embargo, but can say it's another interesting puzzle game soon to be released. InstaJam is a basic drum machine app, and iTunes Movie Trailers though not a game, is an iTunes award-winning freebie vid player handy for finding all the latest movie previews. Last but certainly not least, I offer up a quick QA with some of the Aoineka folks about their coming Kitaru game, and you don't want to miss this iPhonelife exclusive about what could shape up to be one of the best iOS 3D gaming experiences ever!
I often find myself in a position where I get a game to review, and then I just don’t get to it for a long time, but when I finally do I think to myself “boy do I wish I would have played this sooner”. Yep, Blocks Hurt is one of those games… at least that’s how I felt when I first started playing it. A few levels into the game I couldn’t decide if I still wanted to embrace it or if I was ready to chuck my iPod Touch out the window. Fortunately I’m not in a position to go the latter route. As it happens Blocks Hurt is one of the most creative matching / combat games I’ve run into on my iDevices, so I’ll tough it out for now.
When people are looking for a game; there are times that they want something that is challenging, but easy to figure out. Tarelcus offers exactly that; a concept based on original games from decades ago. However, because times have changed; the graphics and music are clearly up-to-date with some new surprises on every level. It's a constantly changing game!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Donut Games is the king of causal arcade games. They often manage to take a silly premise and turn it into quite the enjoyable product, which is exactly the case with Bubble Pig. The idea of an overweight pig bouncing around a forest consuming everything edible in sight and avoiding foxes doesn’t really sound all that enthralling, but when you put the patent Donut Games spin on it the game becomes both interesting and quite challenging. I’m not going to put this at the top of the Donut Games’ chart, but it certainly has their trademark quality level.
Lot's of news to post up on, and I played at least one new game this week. Shoot the Zombirds created by Infinite Dreams (Jelly Defense, Can Knockdown), is target practice in Halloween-land (if there was such a place), a second variation to Shoot the Birds. Also posting a rewind review on Chromian Wars 1.2 as they updated their app after our initial feedback. Both games are worth a look. For the news: a new expansion pack coming for the top 3-D space shooter, Galaxy on Fire 2 (probably my most played game any week); a new turn-based strategy game called LostStar Tactics (from the creators of Staunch Defense); and speaking of exciting new TD, just out, Defender Chronicles II! Whew, that's alot, so let's dig in, shall we...
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When The Tossing Dead came out I included it in a weekly article called “10 App Store Games To Watch” where I discuss new releases that I think are worth keeping an eye on (or possibly even outright buying). As no one is perfect, I’m sometimes wrong about my choices. In this case, however, I’m definitely not. If you’re a fan of Fruit Ninja style games, you’ll really enjoy this. If you dig obliterating the undead, why not trying tossing them? If you like both of the previously mentioned things, you’ll be in seventh heaven with this game.
Every now and then a sale comes through the App store that you just do not want to miss. Last year around Christmas, both Gameloft and EA had huge sales on all of their hits, dropping prices for many top games to as low as .99 cents. Now, in honor of Memorial Day EA (Electronic Arts) is again having a similar sale.
It was just last week that I was sharing with you, news of the impending release of the latest chapter in the Infinity Blade series, Infinity Blade: Dungeons.
Physics slots HD is a great slot machine simulator for your mobile device. The free version comes with three unique types of slots, each with a progressive jackpot and multiple different betting options to choose from. Whether you like the classic slot set up with lucky 7's, the bar and the bell, the fruit themed slots or a fun option based on playing cards, this game has it all.
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