Category: App Reviews

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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Help Sheldon the Tortoise Escape from the Evil Hares in Run Sheldon – iPad Game Review

runsheldonThe fable about the turtle and the hare is well known, with the slow and steady turtle winning the race over the fast and lazy hare who stops to nap. Run Sheldon takes place just after that iconic race.

Sheldon the turtle has won the famous “Tortoise and the Hare” Golden Racing Trophy, and the hares are furious! Sheldon needs to keep on running in this game or risk being torn apart by angry, vengeful rabbits.

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Test Your Reflexes and Your RPG Skills in Nimble Quest – iPad Game Review

nimblequestNimbleBit is known for producing high quality freemium games that can be played without ever investing a cent. Some examples of their most popular titles include Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower, two games that experienced enormous success. Nimble Quest is NimbleBit’s latest game, and while it’s a bit different, it’s another instant must-have hit title.

You’ve probably seen Snake, the casual game that’s been on computers and cell phones since the 70s. In Snake, the idea is to eat to grow while avoiding both the walls and your own snake tail. Nimble Quest works in a similar way, combining Snake-style gameplay with RPG elements.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Dungeon Hunter 4

Dh4 MainGarfield may hate Mondays, but here at Padgadget, Monday means new games, new apps, and new rumors about upcoming iPad launches. Mondays also mean that we get to talk about the App Store’s Editor’s Choice. Last week, Badland received the honor.

This week, Apple’s editors picked two games again. Mr. Crab is adorable and unique. It is a side-scrolling platform jumper that doesn’t scroll sideways at all. Instead, you scroll upward in a corkscrew fashion.

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