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Flag Wars App Review

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Flag Wars is an extremely strategic game that requires focus, attention, and detailed knowledge of the rules to be successful.  But, for those who enjoy a challenge; this app can definitely fulfill that need.  Luckily, the moment that you are brought to its homepage; you are given the option to start a new game, view the leader board, and of course learn how to play.  Even though the game is comparable to other games on the market; it is still highly recommended to read the instructions prior to starting a game.  Otherwise, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be lost.  The instructions are simple by matching picture with definition; so understanding it is the easy part.  Remembering and applying is where it gets a little difficult.



Shadowgun breaks new graphics ground on iOS!

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Looks pretty amazing (at an amazing $7.99 price), the console-quality graphics provided by the Unity game engine appear to be off the chain (yes, my outmoded way of saying it is totally beyond cool)! Also now the iTunes iPad "Game of the Week", you can grab this awesome shooter here, or read on for full PR details and video...



Pirate Puzzle - Kids who love pirates will love this one!

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I love Ayars Animation apps – they are positively the most creative app developers I know. Read my reviews of Jack in the Beanstalk and Cozmo’s Day Off.



Monster Trouble HD FREE for limited time!

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One of my favorite picks in this year's BG issue (see my full review here), Monster Trouble HD not only an Apple pick of the week award, but now (for a limited time) FREE for the HD version, which can be snapped up quick-like here. You need 3rd or 4th gen iP device (or an iPad) and 4.2 iOS or later to enjoy it. Hurry!



iNibby Nibble App Review

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This is a remake of a classic Amiga game called Nibby Nibble. The visuals in iNibby Nibble are more refined than the classic version as there are more curved surfaces rather than levels made up of square grids (for the outer walls). The level backgrounds in iNibby Nibble don't really move and seem pre-rendered. 



Get Staunch Defense FREE for limited time...!!!

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More TD fun, and FREE for a limited time thanks to DailyAppDream, grab Staunch Defense here. This is decidely low-tech looking, but more the thinking person's Tower Defense in terms of depth. 20 different towers, 6 different buildings, and 60+ technologies to pick from... Read on for full PR details...



What I Played this Week - Another World!

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There are games, and then there are "Games". Games so cool and immersive, you wish they were actually in some sidereal universe you could visit (with game cheats, unlimited shields and heavy weapons of course). When I first experienced Another World, I instantly put it in that category. From the opening action sequences that set up the very cool back-story (could be a movie), to the point you crawl out of the water on Another World - 20th Anniversary (and see that thing on the cliff watching you) you feel creeped out... Tip to new game developers: This how to create a unique and compelling adventure game.



Review: Sprinkle - Water Splashing Fire Fighting Fun by Mediocre AB

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These days, physics games seem to be mainly of two varieties: destroy everything in sight or collect stars and candy.  From that perspective Sprinkle is a breath of fresh air, because your goal is to help a bunch of cute (and often annoying) aliens put out a bunch of fires that are going to devastate their village.  It even has different game mechanics than what we’re used to in the typical physics game.  My biggest problem with the game is that the difficulty of some of the levels is insane, and your progress in the game can completely stop just because you can’t pass a particular level.  To me physics games should be casual fun, and that’s hard to have when it takes a ridiculous amount of tries to pass a level.



Review: Another World - 20th Anniversary by BulkyPix

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I am definitely a fan of ports of older games, because they usually allow me to replay a game I really enjoyed from my past or experience a game that I never got the opportunity to try the first time around.  Another World is slightly different, though, because other than knowing that it existed I had never played it nor did I know enough about it to really be interested in playing it.  Now that I’ve spent some time with it, however, I realize that I missed out on something pretty special by letting this one pass by.  I’m just glad I’ve gotten the chance to make amends on that faux pas.



Another World available on App store!

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Not trying to steal Eric Pankoke's thunder on this, but am also a big AW fan from way back, and figured we should get the word out that you can now get this fabulous game (see Eric's preview at link above, and reviews forthcoming from both of us). Go here on the app store ($4.99 currently), or read on for the full PR scoop and video trailer...



Best iPhone Games | iPhone Life Magazine

When searching for the best iPhone games, you can get lost in companies propaganda.  Articles like Top 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 launched Stinger FoosballLeague takes 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 of SPIRIT FORCE was 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!"

Both of the previous two articles are on specific games, but perhaps you want a more comprehensive look on several games... The Free iPhone Games To Kick Off Your Summer articleis what you are looking for.