There are a lot of puzzle and maze games for the iPad, but generally they work to test how well you understand the laws of physics. With Cognitile, the objective is to exercise your memory. When you begin the level you are presented with a map that contains treasure. The map has a number of hazards that are visible for a brief period of time during which you need to memorize their locations and plan a safe route. Be very careful, one false move and you could “fall down a crumbling tile, find yourself poisoned or engulfed in flames, get crushed by a boulder or attacked by snakes.”
Category: App Reviews
As of today, there are thousands of brand new iPad owners with a whole new world ahead of them. While exploring the app store and discovering new and amazing apps on your own will be part of the overall iPad experience for you, we will be spending the next couple of days giving you some suggestions so that you won’t be groping around in the dark.
Trivia games are a favorite in family game night situations. Sometimes, the best types of trivia are narrowed to specific genres. Those are the games that really prove your knowledge of a topic. Badly Drawn Movies is a trivia game for those who think they know about movies. You can download it through the end of the year for only $0.99.
Players try to guess the name of a movie as fast as possible with a “badly drawn” sketch that includes some iconic imagery from that movie. Truthfully, the sketches aren’t badly drawn at all. Most of them are so well rendered that you can guess the title because you recognize the actor that is sketched.
The creator of the arcade classic Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, is back with Karateka! If you remember the original side-scrolling karate classic (created in Mchener’s Yale dorm room over 28-years ago and making video game history with rotoscoped animation and cinematic cutscenes), this updated version will be just enough to trigger your memory with the added benefit of touch-screen controls.
Accurately described by the developer as “easy to grasp yet challenging to master,” Karateka is based on rhythm-based karate combat which lends itself very well to the touch-screen interface found on the iPad.
There’s no shortage of photo editing apps in Apple’s App Store, but Over HD deserves a special spot on your iDevice, especially if you like to create images with captions and messages.
The app allows you to add gorgeous text adornments to your pictures, so you can make photos with quotes, jokes, memes, poems, and more, with a slew of different fonts.
When you open the app you’ll be prompted to take a photo or choose one from the camera roll. From there, you can tap on the picture to add your wording and choose a color. Typing is done on the top of the screen and choosing a color is done using the bar on the bottom – scroll left and right for additional colors.
Unless you have been living under a rock since the early 1960′s, chances are good that you have not only heard of the Rolling Stones but that you’ve listened to a few of their songs. Heralded by many as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, The Rolling Stones have certainly earned their considerable fan-base.
Whether you wish to have ‘moves like Jagger’ or you just want to study and become their most knowledgeable super-fan, This Day In The Rolling Stones is a must-have app for your iPad!
You’ve probably been through the following scenario before: place turrets in strategic locations, upgrade when possible, destroy waves of incoming enemy forces, repeat. Now, picture a slightly different version of the typical tower defense game. Instead of protecting your land from invading forces, you can invade and destroy your enemy’s army with Anomaly Korea.
This game is actually the follow-up to Anomaly Warzone Earth. This time, as the name suggests, the fight takes place on the city streets of Korea. You’ll be in charge of a force of well-armored vehicles that you plan the attack route for. Use special weapon boosts and repair drops to help get your men through the battlefield and to the destination spot.
I’m an unenthusiastic player of racing games at best, because racing is not a favorite genre of mine, but I was pleasantly surprised by Mini Motor Racing HD, which impressed me with its fantastic graphics, tight controls, and slick little cars.
The cars in this game are like little remote controlled vehicles, enhanced with upgrades that make them go super fast, for a crazy quick-paced racing experience.
The developers behind the Bobble Head Avatar Maker, Bobbleshop, recently released an all new app, Pixelheads, which is designed to allow users to create a pixellated portrait to use as an avatar on social networks.
The app, which is available for both the iPad and the iPhone, can be used to create a pixel portrait of anyone, from friends and family members to popular celebrities.
Anyone can drink a bottle of wine, but it takes a wine snob to choose it, right? Not so fast. According to Wine Simplified, another Inkling/Open Air Publishing collaboration, a few tips can help any wine buyer make more informed choices. Did you know that most wines sold today aren’t meant to be cellared? Do you think you only like one kind of wine, most often described as “red” or “white”? If so, Wine Simplified is for you.
Using a combination of interactive text, video, and slide shows, Wine Simplified’s approach banishes jargon, explains wine-speak terms such as “body,” “oaky,” and “tannin,” and gives the vast majority of wine drinkers the knowledge to choose their next bottle of wine with confidence.