Category: App Reviews

Sit Down, Strap In and Get Ready for Snoopy Coaster – iPad App Review

Snoopy Coaster LogoThe Peanuts Gang was one of those comic strips that I loved reading in my dad’s newspapers as a kid. He would carefully fold the front page in half and then into thirds for prime one-handed reading while he drank his coffee. I would steal the comics page and spread it out across the living room floor, smashing my elbows into Family Circus and the advertisement page.

The Peanuts Gang was always one of the first strips to read, next to Garfield and Calvin and Hobbs. When Snoopy Coaster launched in the App Store, I was excited to have the chance to go on a super speedy adventure with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the madcap kids, just like I did on my living room floor so many years ago.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Fetch

Fetch 4Every week, it seems like Apple has found the most innovative, unique, and interesting game ever. Then, the new Editor’s Choice spotlight comes out and it outshines the previous one. Last week, Apple gave us an amazing photo editing app. Repix is more than just a digital filter app. You can add effects to designated areas with stylus drawing controls.

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Super Stickman Golf 2 is a Hole in One – iPad Game Review

stickmangolfSuper Stickman Golf 2 is a follow up to developer Noodlecake’s original Super Stickman Golf game, which debuted in late 2010. The first game was a runaway hit thanks to its simple gameplay and multiplayer capabilities, and Super Stickman Golf 2 offers up more of the same along with a few improvements.

On the surface a golf game does not sound particularly revolutionary or exciting, and the Super Stickman Golf series does not sport particularly eye catching graphics, but Super Stickman Golf 2, like the first game, is amazingly addictive. Make sure to keep an eye on the clock while you play or you might just end up playing through the night to get that last set of holes under par.

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Smash All The Things in Roll: Boulder Smash – iPad Game Review

roll1Sometimes, simplicity is what makes a game great. That’s certainly the case in Roll: Boulder Smash, which is exactly what it sounds like. Yes, this is a game where you control a giant boulder, smashing and destroying everything in your path for points.

If you’ve played ball rolling game Katamari you will notice similarities, though the goal in Boulder Smash is to destroy rather than collect, an ultra fun concept. This is a tilt motion game, so you will tilt your iPad to roll the ball, knocking over everything you can. Read More »

Tired of Waiting For Your Buddy? Match-Up! By Big Fish Can Help – iPad App Review

Match up LogoDo you love playing multiplayer games but hate waiting for your friend to remember to take his turn? Are you constantly “poking” your opponent to make the next move? If you want to play against real players but don’t want the game to last a week, you are the perfect candidate for Match-Up! By Big Fish.

This app includes three different types of games, each with different types of tournaments. You can win big against your opponents and use your chips to enter into more challenging competitions.

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There is Nothing More Fun Than a Little Ridiculous Fishing – iPad App Review

Ridiculous Fishing LogoIf you like fishing games, you are probably not going to be particularly interested in this game. If you like wacky, fun, shooting-fish-outa-the-sky arcade games, then Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption won’t seem all that ridiculous to you.

Ridiculous Fishing is an arcade game where players try to drop their line as deep into the ocean as possible. Once you get a bite, your line will reel back up. On the way up, hook as many fish as possible to earn the biggest reward.

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Save a Helpless Toy Lost in a Vending Machine in Cling – iPad Game Review

clingCling is a maze style puzzle game where the idea is to help a poor lost creature named Edgar who has been lost inside of a toy vending machine. Edgar needs your help to find his way to the transporter so he can escape from each level. Edgar is tentacled, and will hold on and move between pegs on the screen.

To play, you place and hold a finger on the iPad, guiding the creature through the level to the transporter. The goal is to help Edgar find his way to the end of the level as quickly as possible to earn a high star rating.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice – Repix – Remix & Paint Photos

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For a few months now, Apple has been spotlighting games, which we at PadGadget love. Last week, the elusive editors couldn’t decide between two awesome new games, so they gave them both the honor of being “Editor’s Choice.” We were lucky enough to have a chance to play both games. Monster Meltdown is great for it’s interesting graphics and unique gameplay. Block Fortress combines Minecraft with first-person shooter and tower defense gameplay.

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Roll to Win in Dungeon Plunder – iPad Game Review

dungeonplunderDungeon Plunder is a cross between a slot machine and an RPG, which may seem like an odd combo, but it’s actually quite clever. All combat is based on random chance, making Dungeon Plunder an uniquely fun game.

This is actually a roguelike, which is a genre of games that includes level randomization, permanent death, and turn-based movement. The RPG sub genre originated with the 80’s game Rogue and has been popular ever since. Dungeon Plunder’s closest iOS counterpart is the King Cashing series, which was updated a couple of weeks ago. Dungeon Plunder is a bit more forgiving than traditional a roguelike, but it’s still plenty tough.

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Smite Hordes of Heathen Peons in Fury of the Gods – iPad Game Review

furyofthegodsI don’t know what it is about playing master of the universe, but games where players take on the role of an overlord are always exceptionally popular. Remember Black and White? Countless people loved serving up natural disasters and ordering their creatures to devour pious peasants (myself included).

Pocket God, the iOS game that puts you in control of the fate of an endless stream of Island Villagers, was also exceptionally well received. Based on the success of games like those, Fury of the Gods already has a dedicated fan base out there, as a game that casts players in the role of a vengeful god. Read More »

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