Category: App Reviews

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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Got a Vehicle-Obsessed Toddler? Get Duck Duck Moose’s More Trucks HD — iPad App Review

DDMtruckappHave you ever purposefully taken a child to a construction site to watch the trucks? Do you already own (and love) Trucks HD as much as we did? Do your kids always want more of everything they love? Duck Duck Moose is happy to give them what they want. They’ve recently released More Trucks HD, the aptly name sequel to their popular preschoolers’ gaming app Trucks HD.

As a kids’ edu-app developer Duck Duck Moose is synonymous with well-designed, kid-friendly apps that keep kids busy without driving parents crazy, and More Trucks HD is no exception. It offers four different games that will keep your busy kid occupied just long enough to empty the dishwasher or fold some laundry.
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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Badland

Badland MainAt the start of each new week, we like to let our readers know what Apple considers the best new app of the moment. Actually, it’s not always a new app. Last week, Flipboard was honored with the title. We spotlighted Apple’s other Editor’s Choice, Magicka.

This Week, one of Apple’s Editor’s Choice awards goes to a new atmospheric platformer called Badland. This side-scrolling casual adventure is both beautifully rendered and fun to play.

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Mage Gauntlet is a Fantastic Old School Action RPG – iPad Game Review

magegauntletMage Gauntlet is an action RPG that has strong similarities to an old school Nintendo game, meaning it’s 16-bit, fantastically fun, and totally engrossing. It’s actually one of those oldie but goodie games, having originally come out in 2011.

In Mage Gauntlet, you will take on the role of Lexi, a would-be hero on a quest to prove herself. Lexi is equipped with a set of spells and sent to off adventure in a gauntlet, hence the name. As Lexi, the idea is to progress through the game, slaying an array of ever-more-difficult monsters and bosses.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: C64 Elite Collections

C64 Elite MainFriday is the best day of the week. It signals the end of work and the beginning of two days of playtime, new movies traditionally launch, and PadGadget flashes back to yesteryear on Fridays. Last week, we told you about the brand new iOS version of Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. and the pocket pet you can keep on your iPad. Incidentally, I’ve raised six of them since last Friday and I keep going back for more.

This week, we have tracked down a collection of PC games for the Commodore 64 that came out in the mid to late eighties and early nineties. Grab a Mountain Dew and your Walkman because the Summer Games are about to begin and it is going to take all night.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Magicka

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The Editor’s Choice award is an interesting way to spotlight apps that Apple thinks are particularly good. Flipboard, for example is one of this week’s spotlighted apps. It has existed for quite some time, and has made a name for itself as being one of the best news aggregate apps around. However, in light of Google’s announcement that its RSS service, Google Reader, will be gone this summer, Apple gave Flipboard a special place in the App Store.

Last week, we told you about Fetch. The side-scrolling platform puzzle game played more like a Pixar movie than a video game. This week, in addition to Flipboard, Apple has chosen Magicka as the App Store Editor’s Choice.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Tamagotchi L.i.f.e.

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Every Friday is a flashback for us here at PadGadget. We love digging through our memories to come up with classic arcade games, retro photography, and whatever makes us feel like a kid again. Last week, we cheated a bit by introducing you to a game that didn’t actually come out decades ago, but it did look and feel like it. We liked Jones on Fire so much that we felt it earned a place on Flashback Friday.

This week, we are flashing back to about 15 years ago, when handheld virtual pets were about the biggest thing since Pogs.

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Use King Oddball’s Tongue to Destroy the World – iPad Game Review

kingoddballKing Oddball is a fairly basic physics based puzzle game. If you’ve played a game like Angry Birds, you will be able to jump right in, because it’s essentially the same concept: use a projectile to destroy targets.

The King is a giant rock with a crazy long tongue, which you can use to hurl smaller rocks and boulders at a range of targets. The game incorporates simple one-touch controls, so you need to combine proper timing with a tap on the screen in order to squash enemies like tanks and helicopters.

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