Category: App Reviews

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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Nosy Crow’s Little Red Riding Hood Brings New Twists to Classic Story — iPad App Review

nclrrhappWhen I interviewed Nosy Crow‘s Tom Bonnick last month, he piqued my curiosity about Little Red Riding Hood, the company’s newest interactive, digital book for 3 to 8-year-olds. After a chance to use the app, which was released last week, for myself, I’m happy to report that it does not disappoint.

Nosy Crow’s version of Little Red Riding Hood encompasses the well-turned out, cinematic feel of their previous fairy tale digi-books, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs, with a choose-your-own-adventure-style twist. Not only does the reader dictate how Little Red’s story unfolds, he can also play games within the narrative, and enjoy surprising iOS integrative features.

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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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Padgadget’s Flashback Friday: The Bard’s Tale

The Bard's Tale MainIt is time for another installment of Flashback Friday. Here, we talk about the wonderful games we played as a kid. Depending on how old you are, we may talk about games you played as a kid, too. Last week, we told you about C64: Elite Collection, a collection of PC games from the 1980s by Elite Systems Games.

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