Category: App Reviews

Satiate Your Inner Daredevil with Joe Danger – iPad Game Review

joedangerJoe Danger is a fantastic new iOS game that combines sidescrolling gameplay with hints of both racing and platforming games, resulting in an app that is incredibly fun and impossible to put down.

This is a game that puts you in control of the crazy daredevil Joe Danger, encountering and overcoming a slew of obstacles while pulling off dangerous, death-defying tricks for gold and glory.

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Discover The World of Wildlife with WWF Together – iPad App Review

WWF LogoThe World Wildlife Fund (WFF) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate people about animals around the globe, especially endangered ones. The organization started in 1961 and has been working hard ever since to protect wildlife, conserve natural resources, and work with government agencies to ensure that humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully.

The nature group recently launched a free app that hopes to do even more to educate the world on endangered animals, including interactive images, videos, and even animal origami.

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Tie a Proper Knot with Animated Knots by Grog HD — iPad App Review

grogappI first learned that knot tying had its own culture almost by accident while reading Annie E. Proulx’s The Shipping News, a novel that quotes liberally from The Ashley Book of Knots. Beyond tying my shoes or making a jaunty bow with a silk scarf, I’d never given knots a second thought. I couldn’t explain the difference is between a half hitch and a rolling hitch, nor did I regularly concern myself with a rope’s breaking strain. More importantly, however, I hadn’t considered the knot as a tool that could be as indispensable as a hammer, stapler, or chef’s knife.

Enter Animated Knots by Grog HD to cure me of my knot nescience. This new iPad-only app (iPhone/iPod touch sold separately) which ported from Grog’s website of the same name. Animated Knots offers users an encyclopedic knot-tying instructional database.

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Angry Birds Alum Launch Noble Nutlings – a Casual Racing iPad Game

Noble Nutlings

Boomlagoon is sure to be a name that will be mentioned a lot in tech news over the next few days. Three former Rovio employees founded Boomlagoon, which is the creative team behind the most popular game in the App Store, Angry Birds. Why is this new game company going to be the new hotness, you ask? Because they’ve just launched their own mobile video game and it is just as cute as the bird-flinging physics-based phenomenon. Don’t worry. Noble Nutlings is not an Angry Birds rip off. It is more like a Tiny Wings rip off, but whose paying attention.

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Miss the Boat? Chase it Down in Catch the Ark! – iPad App Review

mzl.mstsnbsqIn their latest title, Chillingo wonders if you can “survive the jungle and catch the ark?” With brilliantly simple on-screen controls, you will help navigate your way through jungle rapids while fighting against “outrageous hazards, hungry enemies, and even grumpy old Noah himself.”

To say this game is fast-paced is a tremendous understatement. From the moment you kick off your adventure, the twists and turns you take traveling down the water are exciting and addictive.

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Chillingo Invites You to Fling the Swing King – iPad App Review

mzm.mpuwzzwgWhat would you say if I told you that Chillingo was going to let you throw unicorn-riding puffballs around a colorful iPad universe? In Swing King, this is exactly what you will be doing. With another entry into the ever-popular physics-based game genre, Swing King invites you to solve the trajectory puzzles while avoiding a series of obstacles and a variety of traps.

“Fling the King, save the kingdom.” As with most games in this category, the first few levels are deceptively easy –but be careful and pay close attention because the skills you learn early on will help a great deal once you get a little deeper (like discovering all-too-late that certain things you perceived as dangerous are actually available to bounce and rebound against to get you where you need to go).

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Race in Zero Gravity on a Futuristic Track in Repulze – iPad Game Review


Repulze is a futuristic top-down racing game from the creators of popular racing games like Reckless Racing and Reckless Getaway. It bears a remarkable resemblance to Wipeout Fusion, a similar game that was developed for the PlayStation 2.

This fast-paced new title puts you in the seat of an experimental hovercraft, driving as a test pilot for the Synthetics, a corporation that provides you with a series of scientific challenges to complete in the game.

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Race To Win With LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz — iPad App Review

LEGO LogoRace against the fastest Speedor opponents in the Kingdom of Chima as you fly through Rhino Canyon collecting studs and activating Chi. Finish the race in the fastest time to unlock new LEGO units and customize your character.

Players take control of a LEGO-built zip cord car to compete against the top six Speedor racers in the entire Chima Kingdom. All you have to do to win a race is get to the end before your opponent, but to earn achievements, unlock new items, and really win big, you’ll have to complete the course within a certain amount of time.

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Whip Your Restaurant Into Shape in Cook, Serve, Delicious! – iPad Game Review

cookserveTime management and simulation games are part of an ultra popular iPad genre, but most of those titles, like those in the Diner Dash series, give players little challenge.

That isn’t the case with Cook, Serve, Delicious, a serious restaurant simulation game that incorporates innovative touch gestures for cooking and preparing food.

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Hundreds Houses Complex Gameplay in Simple, Well-Designed Interface

hunappHundreds is a new iOS puzzler that strives to unite clean design with challenging gameplay. It’s definitely at home in the “minute to learn / lifetime to master” category.

The game includes 100 puzzles, and the goal in each level is simple: earn 100 points by tapping the circles. The round ends if the circle the player taps touches any other screen item while it’s red. It starts off easy enough, but turns full-tilt tricky before long.

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