iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘We Rule’ for iPhone: Gameplay Walkthrough and Tips Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:01:16 +0000 Read More]]> we rule iphone tips_4

We Rule is developed by Ngmoco and New Toy and is a great Kingdom building, social interactive game. The game play is simple you farm and harvest crops, build shops and houses and rule your own kingdom. The game is relatively easy to play but here is a detailed run through and tips to help you along.

When you first launch We Rule for iPhone you sign into your Plus+ account. If you don’t have one already it is very straight forward to set up via your iPhone. Then the first thing you will see is a picture of your kingdom and if you already have some plus+ friends you will see their kingdoms too, all nicely lined up together. Each kingdom will have their name above it and a number next to it, that number is the level they are on.

Once you tap into your castle when you first start the game there is a little wizard who helps you along a few levels with an easy to follow tutorial. The first thing he will do is teach you how to plant a farm and grow crops. You get money and xp (experience points) for the crops you sell and you need to earn money to build and expand your kingdom. It’s very easy to do, you click on a piece of farm to buy and place it where ever you want, you choose the crop you want to grow and it is then planted for you. Before you purchase the crop it will tell you how long it is going to take to grow and this time is real time so thats how long it will actually take. When you first start the wizard will get you growing corn which takes 1 minute but all crops vary in time. If you leave the game you will get a push notification telling you when they are ready so you can go harvest them. If you don’t they will eventually spoil and you will lose them. So its kind of a time management game as well.

Once you have earned some money you will want to buy some houses for your people. These are quite cheap and will also earn you some extra money every few hours, although this isn’t alot. Every time you do something on your kingdom you earn money and xp. You will go up a level when you reach a certain xp amount and each level unlocks different things. The houses for example earn 4 coins and 2 xp points so at first I didnt actually buy lots of houses as they were not worth my investment.

Next up and this is when it gets interesting is buying a business. Depending on what money you have and what level you are at there will be certain shops available for you to purchase. You will get to buy your first one whilst doing your tutorial. Now this is when your other plus+ friends come in. Once you have a business fully constructed you will have a sign above your kingdom saying open for business. This is then telling your friends that they can come and place an order. They come into your kingdom, find the business, place an order, you accept it and then your business gets to work at producing it. Once its ready you click on it and it is delivered to which ever friend ordered it and you get money and xp points! I have quite a variety of shops at the moment and I also have some that are the same. Even if your friends don’t place an order the business still makes some kind of profit, so because of this I bought a few extra taylors as they earn quite good money and xp points. The watch towers and bakers pay a worth while investment as well.

Those are the main aspects of the game. To grow crops as I said takes time, when you first buy a building it needs to be constructed so that takes real time and the same goes for any orders placed. So you have to either wait it out or use whats called ‘mojo’ to speed it up. So if you want your beans ready there and then you click on them and it will tell you how much mojo you need. So for example 3, you click on use mojo and it processes the crops straight away. If you have no mojo you have to buy this with real money from the app store but to be honest unless you really can’t wait you don’t need it. I’ve never used any and I’m on level 16, part of the fun is waiting it out.

There are 20 different crops available and its up to you to choose the right ones to grow. You will need to work out what time they are going to be ready to harvest so that you can deal with them at the right time so for example if I know I’m not going to beable to play much all day I grow beans as they take 1 day to grow so I dont need to worry my crops will be spoilt. I always grow the same crop in every bit of farm area I have so I don’t lose track of whats ready and when.

Once you have bought a few shops and farms there is a vast amount of items you can buy to decorate your farm for your little people. Have a nosey at some of your friends kingdoms and see what they have it gets really interesting! You can build roads, trees, rivers, moats, fountains just take a look around the store.

Now if you are like me you will place your business or house somewhere then a few levels later decide it needs moving around abit. To do this you go into the store and click on redesign. It will then let you move what ever you want to where ever. Watch out though as it is very fiddly and at times you get fustrated as it picks up the wrong item or won’t place it where you want. It just takes time and move your finger over it slowly and carefully. If you decide you don’t want it any more you can sell it back to the shop but you don’t actually get what you paid for it back so you will make a loss.

Now every time you place something in your kingdom watch the changes that happen. Every item brings more people to live in your kingdom. The first time I got a pond a huge frog started jumping around my kingdom! The stables produce horses, the bakers a baker and houses more people. You get the idea! So the more you do the busier it gets. Don’t forget when you visit your friends kingdoms if they are open for business place an order as well. It all adds up into your money and xp and of course earns your friends money as well.

You can also extend your kingdom when you get to certain levels in the game because the more shops you buy you will need the extra space.

Those are the main things to help you along the way. It really is an enjoyable game once you have a few farms and businessess running and one that you can dip into through out the day. Here are some of my own personal tips:

Finally just have fun and show everybody that you rule! Share your game tips in the comments below and share your plus+ account username to let other players add you as friend.

]]> 1075 ‘GTA Chinatown Wars Cheats’ | Part II Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:05:05 +0000 Read More]]> GTA Chinatown Wars iPhone Cheats

Last week Rockstar Games revealed cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars and this week they have shared the second batch of GTA Chinatown Wars iPhone cheats.

GTA Cheats are spelled out using the magnetized letters on the Mission Replay Board located in any Safe House.

Player Cheats

$10,000 cash each time.

Gives you full armor.

Gives you full health.

Increase your wanted level.

Decrease your wanted level.

An explosive-freakin’-pistol.

A cheat is entered successfully when all of the magnetized letters go back to their original position on the board and a piece of text appears at the bottom of the screen with the load-out name you selected.

More cheat codes will be revealed soon!

]]> 0 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars iPhone | Cheats Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:41:07 +0000 Read More]]>

On popular demand Rockstar Games has shared the first batch of cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone.

You can read our review here and if you’ve already bought the game but lack funds to buy new weapons then the cheats below will help you in equipping yourself with some awesome firepower.

Cheats are entered on your Mission Replay Board which can be accessed by visiting any Safe House (you can find the Board on the far right side of the Safe House). The Mission Replay Board has a jumbled set of magnetized letters that can be used to arrange all kinds of words – spell out the letters below to input the following cheats:

Weapon Cheats

Weapon cheat 1 – LOADOA
Grants: grenade, nightstick, pistol, minigun, assault, micro smg, stubby shotgun
Weapon cheat 2 – LOADOB
Grants: molotov, teaser, dual pistols, flamethrower, carbine, smg, dual-barrel
Weapon cheat 3 – LOADOC
Grants: mine, chainsaw, revolver, flamethrower, carbine, smg, dual-barrel
Weapon cheat 4 – LOADOD
Grants: flashbang, bat, pistol, rpg, carbine, micro smg, stubby shotgun

You will know you have entered a cheat successfully when all of the magnetized letters go back to their original position on the board and a piece of text appears at the bottom of the screen with the load-out name you selected. Once you exit your safe house, you can switch weapons by pressing the pause button in the upper right hand corner (a screen with all of your current weapons will pop up).

Source: Rockstar Games

Other Cheat Codes:

CASHIN – Grants $10,000 extra cash.
LIFEUP – Refills your life to full.
SHELLY – Refills your armor to full.
TRIPPY – Reveals all drug dealer locations
COPIN – Raises your wanted level by 1 star.
COPOUT – Lowers your wanted level by 1 star.

]]> 6 Friday Promo Code Giveaway | 15 January Sat, 16 Jan 2010 01:24:33 +0000 Read More]]> Today we gave away 40 promo codes for different  iPhone games and apps to our Facebook fans.

We got a great response from iPhone developers and we want to thank them for participating in our ‘Friday Promo Code Giveaway’

We will be doing more giveaways and contests in the future so make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook to win free iPhone games and apps every Friday!

]]> 1 iPhone 3GS Capable Of Multi-Tasking With ProSwitcher | Video Guide Mon, 28 Dec 2009 18:21:37 +0000 Read More]]> One of the most requested feature for the iPhone OS has been the ability to run apps in the background. Many iPhone users were anticipating the addition of this feature in iPhone OS 3.o however, Cut/Copy/Paste and Push Notification turned out to be the highlight.

proswitcher iphone jailbroken multitaskingPalm Pre’s WebOS features a very intuitive interface to switch active applications without actually closing the app, which makes the device capable of multi-tasking. If your iPhone or iPod touch is jailbroken then you don’t have to hope that Apple adds ‘backgrounding’ ability in iPhone OS 4.0. ProSwitcher adds Palm Pre-style application switcher to any jailbroken iPhone running iPhone OS 3.0+

iPhone is truly a revolutionary device, its strength lies in the seamless integration of hardware and software. We hope that Apple will eventually update iPhone OS with multi-tasking feature to remain competitive in the enterprise sector.

ProSwitcher iPhone Multitasking App

How To Get and Use ProSwitcher! Make Your iPhone like a Palm Pre! – Mod


]]> 2 iPod nano Camera: Learn How To Record (Video) Wed, 09 Sep 2009 19:34:48 +0000 Read More]]> iPod nano video camera apple september music event 09

Apple September Music Event ‘09 was truly Rock and Roll! As Steve Jobs retuned to the stage this year he announced iTunes 9, new iPod nano and iPod touch. The rumor mills had been buzzing with details about iPod touch having a camera, however it turned out to be only the new iPod nano which will feature a built-in camera to record videos on the go and then share via Email, YouTube, Facebook and MobileMe.

The video camera in new iPod nano can record videos in portrait and landscape mode. Apple has also included 15 real-time special video effects for recording which will certainly make video recording on the new iPod nano funnest experience ever.

To start recording simply press the centre button and press it again to stop recording. Pressing and holding the centre button brings up the fun effects and then you can scroll to view your favorite effects in real-time.

iPod nano video camera Specifications

Learn How To Record on the new iPod nano video camera

]]> 1 Share Baseball Slugger Tips and Win 5 iTunes Gift Cards Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:03:56 +0000 Read More]]> Free Apps

WINNERS of $10 iTunes Gift Cards: youngluck, daniel88, Jaskaran, sf49lu, laurenng

We reviewed Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D for iPhone/iPod touch almost two months back (link to review). The game has been a huge hit on the App Store and Com2uS is happy to sponsor iTunes Gift Cards giveaway worth $50 to encourage players to share their gaming tips for one of their popular games.

The action is fast and frantic and it all results in a game that just can’t be put down, you can even choose a playlist of you own tracks to accompany you while you play if you like. if you a fan of baseball then Baseball Sluggers is as addictive as Flight Control and should be downloaded immediately.

Share Baseball Slugger Game Tips and Win iTunes Gift Cards!

Contest details are as follows:

]]> 32 Redeem Promo Codes On Your iPhone or iPod touch Thu, 06 Aug 2009 20:50:14 +0000 Read More]]> Redeem Codes from your iPhone!

Want to be the first one to redeem a promo code? Not close to iTunes on your iMac? With iPhone OS 3.0 now you can Redeem promo codes from your iPhone/iPod touch!

With more than 65,000 apps in the App Store developers are constantly looking for ways to promote their apps. Promo Codes and iTunes gift card giveaway are great ways to get users and blogs talking about apps, reviewing it and recommending it to friends.

iPhone OS 3.0 makes redeeming codes easier and fun to participate in twitter contests even when you are in school, office or waiting for that last contest tweet from Touch Reviews before you go off to sleep!

You can redeem promo codes on your iPhone/iPod touch in two ways:

iTunes App

Launch the app and select the Music Tab and scroll down to view the redeem option, tap it and enter the promo code (use cut/copy).

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and then tap ‘Redeem‘ option on the top right

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App Store

Launch App Store and select ‘Featured’ tab and scroll down for Redeem option, enter code and hit redeem.

Redeem iPhone Promo Codes

Previously, only the iTunes app had the Redeem option under ‘More’ tab.

Looking for Gift cards?

]]> 7 Taxi Jam Tips and Tricks: Unlock New Cities Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:22:49 +0000 Read More]]> taxi-jam-for-real1

Taxi Jam Tips and Tricks

So you’ve started your own taxi cab business but no sooner have you dropped off your first passengers some others are getting extremely angry to the extent that they glow red, throb and ultimately explode, in addition your cars start crashing into each other and not to mention head on collisions with the emergency services! Luckily all this is via the new iPhone/iPod Touch app Taxi Jam and therefore there’s no risk that you are going to be getting a visit from multiple lawyers with multiple lawsuits.

So how do you avoid all these potential hazards in Taxi Jam opening up the new cities and ultimately climb that high score table.

1. During the early stages where there’s not much going on, you can make directing your cab easy by simply dragging your finger from point A to point B and let the cab direct itself. As the game heats up though being more specific with your directions are definitely required. Try to keep the number of cars for passengers around them same for as long as you can. Moving multiple cars when you don’t need to is just hard work.

3. Keep your cars off of the drop off points if they are waiting for another pickup. This way you don’t need to move them if another cab needs to drop off.

4. When directing cabs to drop off passengers drag the car through the drop off point and onto another parking location or if available straight to another passenger. The cab will then drop the passenger off and go straight on to it’s next location.

5. As the numbers of cabs and passengers progress try to keep the cabs to a specific area of the map, that way there is unnecessary criss-crossing of paths. Obviously if the passenger you pick up needs to be dropped off on the other side of town you’ll have no choice.

6. You don’t lose anything for picking up and dropping of an angry customer, so if it’s easier to send a close cab after they’ve dropped another passenger off then do so, as long as you do catch them before they explode!

7. Watch out of exclamation marks over your cabs as this means there paths collide. However as long as you time it right there’s no need to re-direct all potential collisions.

8. Although the emergency vehicle will display their route on the map the side of the map they originate from varies so do hesitate in moving cars that are in it’s path out of the way starting with the cars on the edge of the map.

9. Keeping the right amount of cabs out on the streets is key but if you find yourself with too many cabs out on the road all at the same time simply drag them back into the taxi rank on the left hand side to park them safely away.

10. If you are wondering what you have to do to get to open up the later levels it’s this, simply pick up and drop off 100 passengers in each city. And with these tips and some practice you shouldn’t have any problems

Tips By: Craig Willis

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]]> 0 iPhone OS 3.0 Install Experience Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:14:47 +0000 Read More]]> iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update

The free iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update includes some great new features, as well as all the features from previous updates. iPhone OS 3.0 also lets you run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games and more. If you’ve never updated before, now is the perfect time.

Download the 3.0 Software Update.

iPhone OS 3.0 is expected any moment. Use the space for comments below to share your experience, screenshots or anything else you like.

Check back soon for an update to this post


]]> 9 Apple posts iPhone How-Tos Sat, 13 Jun 2009 18:21:55 +0000 Read More]]> iphone-3g-s-review

Wondering how to do everything on iPhone? Preparing for the iPhone 3G S launch?

Head over to to read and view basic How-Tos and learn more about specific iPhone features.

Top How-Tos

Or watch videos of iPhone in action in the Features section.

If you find something we haven’t heard of yet, use the space for comments to let us know!

]]> 0 Flight Control Tips & Tricks (Updated with Video) Wed, 06 May 2009 02:08:44 +0000 Read More]]> Flight Control is an Awesome game and I am surely not getting bored with it.

High Score

Firemint has updated Flight Control’s missing feature which we pointed out when it was released, by adding technology to go beyond a simple list of names and high scores and offer location based leaderboards and a skill based ranking system.

Tips & Tricks

I have been playing Flight Control quite a lot (not so much now with so many review requests!) and have discovered a few ways through which you can try to stay longer in the game.


  1. Try to draw the shortest path for the aircraft to land on the runway (Straight line would be the best).
  2. Keep changing the path drawn if you find another aircraft approaching close enough or if you can think of another short route.
  3. Try 90 degree double landing.
  4. Always keep a look out for those Red Color exclamation marks on the edge of the screen
  5. The faster the aircraft, the more potential for crashing. Prioritize the jumbo jets in order to get them off the screen faster, especially when things start to get crazy.
  6. An undirected aircraft flies randomly. Direct all aircraft as quickly as possible. It’s better to give an aircraft a sub-optimal route but have the landing scheduled than to stress yourself out trying to keep track of it.
  7. Queue up aircraft destined for the same runway along the same path, where possible. Let the jumbo jets take the fore and normal jets bring up the rear, vice versa will get you rear-ended.
  8. Don’t worry about helicopter landings. The helipad is round and multiple helicopters can land simultaneously so long as they’re approaching from different angles. Queue them up to go straight there and then only worry about dodging them.
  9. Leave yourself some room for landing jets when a helicopter is flying parallel to the red runway. This is an exception to the straight-line rule.
  10. Work on timing. The different aircraft have predictable speeds; you should be able to draw paths for different types of jets to the red runway and have them land within close proximity to each other. Planes will often need to cross helicopter paths or go around them, you should be able to draw a safe path by predicting their flight.

Use the space below for comments to share your Flight Control Tips & Tricks!

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Thanks Tim and every one who commented on this post for sharing some useful tips.

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