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Feed the Hungry, Hungry Plants in They Need To Be Fed 2 – iPad Game Review

fedThey Need To Be Fed 2 is the follow up to the original They Need To Be Fed game, which featured crisp, high contrast graphics and simple but fun platform puzzle gameplay. They Need to Be Fed 2 is more of the same, with a few fantastic additions.

As a platformer, They Need To Be Fed 2 is fairly unique. It uses 360 degree gravity, which means that you will navigate through the game from left to right and from top to bottom, making your way through the level grabbing up diamonds.

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Use Light and Shadow to Navigate Through Levels in Penumbear – iPad Game Review

penumbearPenumbear is a unique-looking platformer. It’s dark and dreary with a haunting soundtrack, but focuses on the usage of light to get through various obstacles, which is a great concept. The game stars Penumbear himself, who is a little bear that wakes up in a dark castle basement.

Poor Penumbear has just a purple firefly to keep him company, but luckily, it’s a magical firefly that is able to turn on lights, which is handy because Penumbear has the ability to walk across the lines where shadow and light meet.

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Snap Up Pearls and Rescue Baby Crabs in Mr. Crab – iPad Game Review

mrcrabI can never resist an iOS game that offers up bright, cheery graphics and adorably endearing characters, so from the moment I opened up Mr. Crab I was hooked. The visuals are incredibly impressive, which is no surprise because this game comes from Illusion Labs, the developers behind other fantastic titles like Touchgrind and Touchgrind BMX.

In Mr. Crab, which is a fast-paced platform-style arcade game, you will play as the titular character, making your way to the top of a continually rotating sand castle while snapping up pearls and rescuing baby crabs.

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Take Control of Gravity to Score Golden Eggs in Gravity Duck – iPad Game Review

gravityduckPlatform games that use polarity reversal to allow players to defy gravity are not uncommon in the App Store, but Gravity Duck takes the mechanic and slaps on a fun retro skin plus a cute duck, which, as it turns out, is a complete recipe for success.

In Gravity Duck you will take on the role of a duck who can manipulate the laws of gravity, walking on ceiling and floor alike with ease. Since Gravity Duck comes from Ravenous Games, the developers behind other hits like League of Evil and Infestor, I knew it would be a hit before I even opened the app.

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Take on the Forces of Evil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run – iPad Game Review

tnmtLike many of you, I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on Saturday mornings, watching Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rafael, and Donatello fight crime and eat pizza. If you weren’t aware, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made a reappearance of late, as there is a new movie coming out and there’s a new show.

There’s also a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles app available, called Rooftop Run, from Nickelodeon. As you might have imagined, Rooftop Run is an endless running game.

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Gemini Rue is a Sci-Fi Adventure You Won’t Want to Miss – iPad Game Review

geminirueGemini Rue is a pixellated futuristic science fiction adventure game that is described as having an atmosphere similar to “Blade Runner” and “Beneath a Steel Sky.” This isn’t your typical iOS casual fare – Gemini Rue is a detailed game that will require hours of gameplay to complete.

It is a story heavy game that focuses on Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin who has arrived on the dark and dreary planet Barracus and Delta-Six, a man who wakes up in the hospital with no memory. Odin and Delta-Six both face problems of morality, making tough choices that ultimately bring them together to seek redemption.

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How Many Primates Can You Knockout? Find Out in Monkey Boxing – iPad Game Review

monkeyboxingSometimes after a long hard day at work it’s nice to have a relaxing, stress-relieving game to play. One that’s simple, fun, and requires little brain power to play. Monkey Boxing is one such game, offering up fast-paced fighting gameplay that will allow you to tap away your woes.

As you might have imagined, this is a boxing game, starring monkeys. That’s right, you get to take on the role of a monkey boxer and join up with the Monkey Boxing League. Your only goal is to fight for your life in order to be the last monkey standing.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Fish Out Of Water

fishoutofwaterIt’s Monday, and once again that means we get to talk about the App Store’s Editor’s Choice. Last week, Dungeon Hunter 4 was honored with the Editor’s Choice selection and this week, Fish Out Of Water has its turn.

Fish Out Of Water is the newest game from Halfbrick Studios, which is the team that brought us hit apps like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Like the aforementioned apps, Fish Out Of Water is sure to be an instant hit, featuring bright, colorful graphics and simple but fun gameplay.

The gameplay in Fish Out Of Water can be described as skipping stones. Have you ever stood on a lake and tossed a smooth stone across the water to see how many jumps you can score? That’s the principle in FOOW, but instead of stones, you’re using fish.

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Help Sheldon the Tortoise Escape from the Evil Hares in Run Sheldon – iPad Game Review

runsheldonThe fable about the turtle and the hare is well known, with the slow and steady turtle winning the race over the fast and lazy hare who stops to nap. Run Sheldon takes place just after that iconic race.

Sheldon the turtle has won the famous “Tortoise and the Hare” Golden Racing Trophy, and the hares are furious! Sheldon needs to keep on running in this game or risk being torn apart by angry, vengeful rabbits.

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Wacky App Wednesday: Send Grandma Sailing in Angry Gran-Toss

grantossWelcome to another edition of Wacky App Wednesday, where I share some of the craziest, wackiest, and most awesome apps in the App Store. Last week I shared Face Party, a super silly app that lets you decorate photos of yourself, your friends, and your family with silly accessories and face add-ons.

This week I’m sharing a super silly free game called Angry Gran-Toss, which stars a Grandma who is on a mission to kick some serious butt.

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