Category: App Reviews

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

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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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Man a Virtual Spaceship with Your Friends in Spaceteam – iPad Game Review

spaceteamSpaceteam is an innovative multiplayer game that combines button pushing and shouting in an incredibly entertaining way. In this cooperative game that’s designed to be played with friends or family, players will shout random phrases at each other in order to coordinate the safe operation of a virtual ship.

This is a free game, but each player will need to have an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod touch in order to play. You will also need to be in the same room, as Spaceteam is meant to be played face to face. The game syncs the devices together using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and then displays a matching set of ship controls on each device.

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Help a Little Planet Find its Way Home in Paper Galaxy – iPad Game Review

papergalaxyPaper Galaxy, from Liquid Entertainment, is a puzzle game featuring a moon named Luna, who has simultaneously lost her way from earth and caught a cold. Players will use the little moon’s sneezes to rocket from planet to planet, in search of Luna’s lost home.

When I first opened Paper Galaxy, I was reminded of another paper-centric game, Paper Monsters, which featured a 3-D design that had been constructed out of paper, cardboard, and some bits and bobbles. Paper Galaxy has a similar design, with everything made from cute paper cutouts.

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Presstomatic Collaborative Digital Scrapbook Comes to the iPad

pressappWhether you want to create a book to commemorate a special family event or to show off all the great photos you and a friend took while snorkeling in the Bahamas over winter break, Presstomatic may be just the app you’re looking for. Thanks to a recent upgrade Presstomatic made the leap to the iPad. It’s now a universal app, and, best of all, it’s still free.

Don’t let the term “scrapbook” put you off. Presstomatic bears little resemblance to the fussy, sticker-laden pages whose supplies dominate craft store aisles. Presstomatic is more like a photo-centric, mobile blogging platform that bundles a user’s creations in a neat package that can be shared publicly or with just a few friends.

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Top Five Art Apps To Bring Out Your Creative Side — New iPad Owner Starter Kit

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If you are an artist and just happen to be a new iPad owner, you are in for a real treat. The App Store has a wide variety of apps for inspiring creativity and producing artistic results. Once you’ve made your first painting on an iPad, you’ll never go back to pencil and paper. Check out or five favorite apps for artists.

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Play With Your Food in ZeptoLab’s Newest Game, Pudding Monsters HD – iPad Game Review

puddingmonstersPudding Monsters HD is the newest app from ZeptoLab, the developer of the ultra popular iOS game Cut the Rope. Cut the Rope, featuring the adorable little character Om Nom was an instant hit when it debuted in 2010, and Pudding Monsters is set to be yet another super popular game.

Like Cut the Rope, Pudding Monsters is a puzzle adventure game with cute blob-like characters and bright, colorful graphics. The goal is to save the Pudding Monsters from the evil refrigerator owner by swiping to stick them to one another to form a giant pudding.

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