iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 App Review: Bugz Sun, 05 Apr 2009 19:08:36 +0000 Read More]]> bugzReview

A simple game of chance skill and bug blasting.

• 102 levels of addictive gameplay!
• Multiple profile management with ability to save and load your current state.
• Online high score table – upload your score and view worldwide high scores in game.
• Custom soundtrack.
• Prefer to listen to your iPod while playing? Simply toggle the setting.
• Hours of replay value.
• Updates are free, forever.

A nice simple game, so I thought for perhaps the first 40 or so levels until the level demanded I clear the screen of bugs so if your short on patience quick on the frustration I recommend you don’t play this game for the sake of your device because it’ll go flying. The game starts with just plain bugs, then special must splat bug, then two then that and a flower which slows down the bugs then two flowers, oh and then you have a timer and that’s your 102 levels, luckily the if you fail the level you can just start again pretty quickly. The basic premiss is to set off some kind of explosion which must catch a bug which then explodes hopefully causing a chain reaction with the other bugs on the screen, later levels going up to 60 which is a bit of an exaggeration because I’ve cleared the screen at 57 58 but it let me through anyway. While on the subject of clearing the screen the achievements system the program tries hard to generate seem a little off as in the course of completing this game I achieved 2 1000 bugs popped awards and a handful of screen cleared awards, repeated awards just seem to defeat the point of the award system.

What really lets this game down is the interface, before you even start playing the game you have to make a profile, while sounds fine, could be a lot simpler than requiring 3 taps. Once the profile is created you then must read the instructions, 6 screens that you tap through, which I find overkill for a simple game that could be explained before you start each level. It also uses a rather long fade in/out sequence throughout the game which I find just makes you wait for no good reason, I’d hate to think it’s because the game is loading as I’ve seen more complex games load in about the same time. The settings, incase you missed it like I did, are in the device settings letting you turn off the incredible cute single song soundtrack but thankfully lets you play your own music via iPod running in the background and toggle the vibration on/off too, but really these settings should be in game rather than adding yet another entry to your settings menu for the sake of two toggles.

However, all that aside this is a fun and challenging flash style game suited to a younger player and those that’ll play anything

Feature Request

More dynamic levels, blocks and shapes to higher levels etc etc.

Polish up the interface

Price: $0.99

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Reviewed by: TylerDurdan

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]]> 0 App Review: Mobile Caddy Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:45:15 +0000 Read More]]> caddyReview

Mobile Caddy is a very handy application to keep track of the contents of your golf bag, club specs and how well you have been performing with those clubs


Mobile Caddy is an interactive tool designed exclusively for the iPhone to improve your game and enhance your golfing experience. This simple to use tool automatically calculates your yardage via GPS and provides club recommendations based on the history of your shots.

Mobile Caddy is very useful for Golf players who own an iPhone , sorry iPod Touch owners, your out of luck here as this application makes use of GPS to measure how far you are hitting the balls. After selecting the club you are using from the customisable list of golf clubs and pressing start the application finds your location and off you go to find your ball wherever you may have hit it. On finding your ball you press end and it will show how far you have hit the ball then offers you the option to assign it to the club you were using. As you build up your personal stats the Caddy option then becomes more viable, letting you input the required distance you want to hit the ball with the app returning club recommendations based on either your personal stats or national averages.

While the application is pretty much functional, I say pretty much because I find the buttons randomly unresponsive, but I would like to see an interface makeover as at the moment it is not the best. Yes I like pretty and I would like the software I use on my iPhone to reflect the investment I’ve made in the device.

Feature Request

I would like to see a customisable course list so you can group your stats by what course you have been playing and stat history to be able to see your performance over time. Perhaps with the incoming 3.0 SDK/Firmware could allow for an external GPS support for Touch users maybe?

Price $3.99

Is it worth the money? For a non Golf player I’m leaning towards yes from the awkward middle ground as I can see this being a genuine game enhancing tool but would most certainly say yes if it had personal course and history stats suggested above.

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]]> 0 App Review: Little Red Sled – 3D Racing Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:17:58 +0000 Read More]]> sledReview

Get ready to fall in love with the adorable Max and Maya now on your iPhone/iPod touch.

Sled as either Max or Maya as you:

– Duck and dodge through thick glades of trees
– Soar through the air as you jump off the ramps
– Perform tricks in the air
– Navigate hairpin turns and twists
– Collect treasure along the way
– And most importantly… Watch out for the bunnies!


– Original piano soundtrack
– Fluid 3D animations
– Responsive accelerometer controls
– Bonus items
– Jumps
– Air tricks

If you were still wondering who Max and Maya are well they are the two adorable characters in Little Red Sled -3D Racing.

Little Red Sled – 3D Racing is a fantastic sled racing game which has very cute graphics, simple game play and and perfect music to captivate you!

In this 3D sled racing game you can sled as either Max or Maya. After you choose your game character the initial levels will help you get familiarized with the gameplay. The objective of this game is to sled till the finishing point as fast as you can while picking up gifts, performing tricks in air and avoiding obstacles as you sled in a polar region. The controls are very simple, you guide the sled by titling your device and perform an air trick by shaking your device.

Little Red Sled – 3D Racing on one hand is a complete entertaining game while on the other it will surely put your sled racing skills to test. The game also has interesting challenges to complete and has bonus levels to get extra points.

Price $1.99

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]]> 0 App Review: College Basketball Tournament Predictions Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:18:45 +0000 Read More]]> fantellReview

College Basketball Tournament Predictions is a very slick looking application for all basketball fans, with very fitting and good looking graphics which would look great among any basketball paraphernalia.

With 2009 Fantell College Basketball Tournament you can:

· Make your own predictions

· Get cumulative fan score prediction data

· See the sports book line (and easily spot where the fans differ from the “pros”)

· Compare predictions to final scores

· View round by round match-ups as teams advance

· Compete against other fans

· Win a free 2009 Fantell College Football application.

After some initial setup which is required to make full use of the application, the app allows you to submit your score predictions for up coming games to the community built around the app which bids itself as a publicly informed alternative to Sportsbook Line

The application is best suited for the iPhone (or you lucky iPod Touch users with city wide Wi-Fi networks) as it constantly searches for updates, however, it does cache previously loaded data making it at least somewhat useful to those without ever present internet connections.

The app covers score data for last season and is updated for the current season. The final score and prediction data will surely serve as an interesting topic of conversation for all college basketball fans

Feature Request

More detailed game data and player stats, team line up’s for past and new seasons.

Price $1.99

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Reviewed by: Matthew Green (@TylerDurdan)

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]]> 3 Promo Codes: BlocksClassic Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:35:37 +0000 Read More]]> blocks-classicApp Description

Probably one of the best games for the iPhone. BlocksClassic features advanced OpenGL ES engine.

New version of BlocksClassic has more levels, better graphics and other improvements. And we are working on a new update. This update will include even more levels, powerups and other improvements. We try to implement your suggestions as soon as we can. Please give us positive feedback!

We added new levels to the game in the last update!

Please check out other games from us. Enjoy the game!

What’s new

– fixed bugs

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]]> 0 Promo Codes: Crazy Tanks Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:28:36 +0000 Read More]]> crazy-tanksApp Description


CrazyTanks is an insanely fun game. Drive your crazy tank by tilting your device. Shoot at enemy tanks and towers by tapping the touchscreen. Collect yummy powerups.

Game has 30 different levels. There are 4 types of enemy tanks and 2 types of turrets. More levels are in development.

A tank! A tank! My kingdom for a tank!

Price $0.99

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]]> 0 Promo Codes: BiiPlane – Flying Game Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:21:03 +0000 Read More]]> biiplaneApp Description

BiiPlane is a fun airplane flying game. The objective is to fly your biplane and collect boxed stars. Once you collected all stars you move to the next level. You control your airplane by tilting your iPhone (or iPod Touch). Avoid walls and balloons. Try to fly through rings. You can use your collected rings by swiping the touchscreen (the airplane will spin around). Enjoy flying!

Price $0.99

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]]> 0 App Review: Binary Game Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:44:39 +0000 Read More]]> binary1Review

Binary Game is a very simple game which will challenge your logical skills by engaging you in an addictive gameplay!

Binary Game is a fast paced highly addictive simple puzzle game, with very simple and intuitive game play!

The most important thing to understand is that ANYONE can learn how to play this game, and be good at it within a minute or two of trying it. You do NOT have to be a math genius to play the Binary Game.

It’s one of those “take a minute to learn, a lifetime to master” games.

Binary Game offers you a very simple gameplay with the objective to equal the goal score (between 1 & 255) by switching Eight binary switches ON or OFF.

Each binary switch carries a specific numeric value (128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1) and as you get your numeric goal your objective is to switch a combination of Binary Switches ON in order to achieve the total (There is only one solution to each Goal)

Current version of Binary Game offers you three modes:

Challenge mode: Complete five rounds per level (starting at Level 1) before time runs out and score higher by completing each level in less time.

Speed Mode: This mode challenges your logical and math skills to extreme limits as you try and complete 15 non-stop rounds as fast as you can

Practice Mode: Play this mode in a relaxed manner with no time limits.

Binary Game allows you to post and view Global high scores too.

If you thought this game is for those good in Math, you might just be wrong! Achieving the goal score requires you to use either your Logical skills, Math skills or hit & trial method making it enjoyable for anyone!

This game is one of the first games in App Store to feature Facebook Connect enabling you to publish your high score on Facebook.

Binary Game is here to keep you entertained and busy on your iPhone/iPod touch for a long time!

Price $1.99

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]]> 0 Game Review: Knockem Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:04:27 +0000 Read More]]> knockemReview

Knockem is a cute game which will keep you entertained as you Knock all the alien creatures down!

Easy to pick up and play in short bursts

Crazy huge combos

Challenging and addictive gameplay

Onboard music and sound effects

Play your own music if you prefer

Suspend a game in progress and return at anytime

Kids love repetitive fun and Knockem is here to do just that!

Knockem’s gameplay and story-line is pretty simple. Alien creatures are trying to infest the micro-landscape of your space lab and your objective is to stop them from destroying your ship.

Once in the game the only weapon you get to destroy the nasty but cute alien creatures is a Space Ball which can be used by flicking it towards the aliens to drain their energy before they escape the red wrap zone, as you play longer Aliens try to infest faster. To get a high score you have to try and achieve a combo by hitting more creatures in one throw.

Knockem is a very simple game which could definitely keep the kids engaged for a long time.

Price $0.99

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]]> 0 App Review: iSperm Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:31:05 +0000 Read More]]> ispermReview

iSperm is an insanely fun experience playing as a sperm racing against other sperms to hit the egg first!

This game with its original concept contains:
– Cute graphics
– Worldwide online scores
– Achievements
– Easy to play gameplay

After facing a tough submission process iSperm finally made it to the App Store.

iSperm takes complete advantage of iPhone’s touch screen and accelerometer to create a gaming experience which has never been so much fun.

The concept of this game is based on the fact that only one sperm cell joins with the egg cell which further fertilizes. iSperm’s gameplay is very simple and highly intuitive!

You are one of the many sperms and you race in three phases. The first phase requires you to shake your iPhone/iPod touch vigorously to be able to go faster than the rest of the sperms. In the second phase you have to tilt your device left and right to avoid obstacles and stay ahead in the race. The third phase requires you to tap the screen to make the sperm go faster till you make it to the egg!

The game also features many Achievements to accomplish such as First steps, Sperm Legend, Instinct, Sperm god and more which will surely keep you busy for a long time!

[Update] The latest iSperm update adds a new gam mode called Egg Defender.

iSperm is truly an original concept which will certainly make onlookers stare at you!

Price $0.99

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]]> 20 Tweetie: Best Twitter App Available In The App Store Thu, 12 Mar 2009 01:00:36 +0000 Read More]]> Review (Updated)

Tweetie is without a doubt the Best Twitter app available in the App Store and miles ahead of other Twitter apps.

Version 1.3 Supports the following new features:

– Handle multiple twitter accounts
– View your timeline, replies, and direct messages
– Manage your favorite tweets
– Browse your friends and followers
– Post new tweets, repost tweets
– Reply directly to tweets and send direct messages
– Follow and un-follow people
– Block/unblock users
– Navigate reply chains
– Inline web browser
– Inline TwitPic image viewer
– Upload pictures to TwitPic
– Update your twitter location
– Unparalleled scrolling performance
– Post links with automatic link shrinking
– Uses secure connection (https)
– View twitter trends and perform custom searches
– Nearby searching
– Save your favorite searches
– Instapaper integration
– Links to StockTwits
– Optional landscape keyboard
– Themes

User Interface

The first thing you will notice about Tweetie is that it can handle multiple Twitter accounts so if you have more than one account this app would be perfect for you.

The UI is simply amazing, it feels just like a native iPhone app. Switching from one account to another is the same way as you switch one email account to another. Current version of Tweetie offers two themes Simple and Chat Bubbles (iChat bubbles interface).

Slide a Tweet to the right or left (same as iPhone unlock gesture) and you get three options to either reply, mark as favourite or checkout user profile.

Reply, Post & User Profile

Once you tap on a particular tweet, Tweetie shows the details of the tweet and here you can @reply (it adds @username for you and can even save drafts) , mark as favourite , Repost Tweet, view links with an inline web browser, Post Link to Tweet or read the complete profile of the person who sent you the Tweet. It provides various options on the user profile to decide whether you want to follow that user or not. You can easily view recent activity by selecting Recent Tweets, perform a @username Search, check followers and who the user is following.

It offers some great features for composing a Tweet. Tweetie can upload pictures to TwitPic, update location (Add Map Link using Google Maps, shorten the URL and inserts in the Tweet) and supports automatic Post link shrinking too.

Trends & Save Search

Tweetie also keeps you updated with an option to view the latest Trends (Tap on a trend to view related tweets), perform custom searches, Save your search and view public timeline.


Tweetie offers some interesting customization options ranging from Instapper Integration, Image Compression level, Landscape keyboard, Font size and Limit initial load to either 20, 50 0r 100.


On one hand Tweetie statifies all the needs of a twitter addict while on the other it can tranform a newbie into a Pro user. With the latest update Tweetie is more fun to use than it ever was!

Price $2.99

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]]> 24 App Review: WordsWorth Sun, 01 Mar 2009 11:11:01 +0000 Read More]]> WordsWorth is one of the most addictive word games presently in the App Store.

The current version of WordsWorth features:

– Timed mode and Classic mode
– 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, and 7×7 grids
– 30 levels with different rankings
– TWL, SOWPODS and ENABLE word lists
– Scramble count per level
– Set minimum word length
– Green, Gold, Auto Shuffle and Wild Card reward tiles
– Buzzwords for bonus
– Customize the timer speed for a game
– Wall of WoW to display high scores

WordsWorth is a challenging word building game with a difference! The purpose of the game is to test your vocabulary and engross you in an endless fun filled experience.

The game presents you with letters in hexagonal shaped grids and the objective is to trace or link letters to form as many words as you can! WordsWorth currently offers you two modes; Timed Mode and Classic Mode. Play in a relaxed manner with the Classic Mode or put your vocabulary skills to test with the Timed Mode. The game also offers a lot of interesting rewards and challenges with special tiles, Wild Cards and Scramble option to either help you increase the score or make the game even more challenging.

WordsWorth has some great customization options which whithout a doubt deserve a mention. You can set the minimum word size (3 to 5), grid size (4 to 7), Scramble per level (0 to 3), timer delay (30, 60, 90 seconds) and word list (SOWPODS, ENABLE or TWL)

From the music to graphics to transitions almost everything about WordsWorth is Top Class!

I would recommend this game not only to word game lovers but also to those who have never tried word games!

Price $1.99

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