iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ninja Pong HD: A Cross Between Pong and Break Out Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:50:38 +0000 Read More]]> Ninja Pong HD Review-1

[rating: 3.5]

Ninja Pong HD Review: One of the first games I ever played was the original game of Pong which, as I’m sure you know, consisted of bouncing a group of pixels across a dark screen against your paddle which was made up of a few more pixels than the ball.

Well things have moved on a bit since then and this is certainly evident in the changes between that original version of Pong and this one that adds the words Ninja and HD to it’s name. Gone are monotone graphics and simple sounds to be replaced by high quality cartoon graphics and a suitably oriental influence sound track.

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Just like the stars of Crouch Tiger, Hidden Dragon the protagonists in Ninja Pong HD for iPad leap between roof tops and tree tops and it’s your task to aid this by acting as a movable bridge preventing them from falling to their ghostly death. It’s a little like the game of BreakOut just without the bricks.

The Ninja’s come at you think and fast, as do the power ups which will grow your paddle/bridge and give you extra points. However, for every good power-up there is a negative one such as the bombs that will immediately lose you a life and the flaming arrows which will set your paddle alight.
There are two game modes, Arcade where you are targeted to earn as many points as you can before the time runs out and Endless where you can continue as long as you like as long as your 6 lives remain intact.

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Points and coins are earned based on the number of Ninja’s you help traverse the skyline and you can also pickup extra coins which will appear on the screen in the same way as power-ups do. These coins can then be exchanged for a whole range of items from the Ninja Shop.

The Ninja Shop offers both Ninja accessories that simply change the look of Ninja’s such as Chef Hats, Sombreros and Berets to more practical artifacts such as Slow Motion, Longer Bridge and a x2 multiplier. These purchases certainly add a degree of fun to the game and for added longevity there are 4 environments to unlock as well as 30+ GameCenter achievements and leaderboards.

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Ninja Pong HD isn’t a ground-breaking game but it is fun while it lasts even if it is rather one-dimensional. It’s available in the App Store now for $1.99.

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]]> 0 Ninja Hamster Rescue Review for iPhone and iPad Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:03:54 +0000 Read More]]> Ninja Hamster Rescue Review-1

[rating: 3/5]

Ninja Hamster Rescue Review: A side scrolling game brought to you by NakaiEntertainment. Help Riku the elite ninja hamster save his village from the samurai cats by destroying them along the way and save the hamster babies.

The cats have been attacking the village and kidnapping all the baby hamsters. It is left up to Riku to save them all, with your help. Use his ninja skills to fight them and bring the babies home.

Ninja Hamster Rescue uses very simple controls. Riku will move all the time as the game scrolls sideways. All you have to do is control his kicks and jumps by pressing the buttons accordingly. Use the jump button to jump up on ledges and try avoid any obstacles. The kick button is for defending yourself and killing the Samurai cats. Along the way collect all the baby hamsters for extra points.

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There are three modes to play; classic and two others, that need to be unlocked first, Golden and Hardcore. The game is also supported with OpenFeint and Game Center all offering a good amount of leaderboard and achievements that need to be mastered. Ideal if you like competing with your friends as well.

Graphics are good, the hamsters and other characters along the way are easy to make out and the buttons are just the right size. The music does get a little annoying after a while but you can turn it off in settings. It is suitable for all ages and a fun game that can be picked up and played when it suits.



]]> 1 Puckerz for iPhone Pinball without Bumpers? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:55:10 +0000 Read More]]> Puckerz [rating: 4/5]

Many successful games in the App store share several main qualities that allow for such success, one of the most prominent is simplicity. Puckerz seems to be an extremely addicting creation based off of pinball roots.

Players use a control system not unlike Angry Birds to shoot their puck along an enclosed board that consists of blocks, orbs and obstacles with the idea of clearing the board of all blocks and orbs in a designated time. Seem a bit boring to you? I was right there until I got my hands on this little gem. I completely underestimated just how much fun and addicting this game would be.

I must say that a new age adaption of pinball doesn’t seem like a very intriguing game at first but after just a few minutes playing this game I realized that its roots in pinball and new spin on things would keep me coming back.

The controls are like those of Angry Birds but instead are utilized in a pinball type machine. When you launch the game, you are met by a simple loading screen that houses a widely overlooked item in many games in my opinion, “How To Play” button. Along with the “How To Play” button there are options for “OpenFeint”, open source social gaming network, and “Game Center” as well.

After hitting the “Play Now” button, you are posed with a strictly aesthetic yet difficult question. Which “puck” will I use? The “pucks” all have different designs and I had a difficult time choosing between the games signature logo “skull” puck or the “ninja” puck. Small feature but somewhat cool to be able to personalize the puck you’ll inevitably be staring at while you play this game.

The game itself as mentioned before is a fairly simple concept. You have a starting point and you launch your puck towards the blocks and orbs in an attempt to clear them off of the enclosed board before the time runs out. On the right side of the screen is a progress bar that tells you if you have cleared enough to get to the next level. As you progress through the level you are confronted by obstacles like holes in the board that will cost you a 10 seconds time penalty and unbreakable blocks that can be both an advantage and disadvantage at times. You also gain certain perks as you progress such as spots on the board that act as a speed boost that in turn aid you in breaking more blocks and ice boost that makes your puck continue to travel further. Using these perks to your advantage and avoiding the obstacles are crucial to getting past the more difficult levels. The gameplay is simple but this proves to be this game’s strong point.

I was welcomed by a catchy tune and stunning visual design when I first launched the game. I was extremely satisfied by the fact that the visuals and music stayed impressive throughout my Puckerz experience. The futuristic design is fairly simply but very crisp with active background in the menus and solid animation during gameplay. I never saw a drop in frame-rates and the game stayed smooth throughout which is pretty impressive considering the action taking place on the screen at a given time.

The music was impressive and something that I have learned to not overlook when playing games on the iPhone. Many games have the same constant tune that plays throughout a game and becomes mundane. This game has a wealth of different jams to crush blocks to. I felt that the music helped to set the tone of a fairly high paced game that keeps you engaged for the duration of your allotted time. Luckily the audio and visual aspects of this game were great, almost as awesome as the gameplay itself.

Puckerz is an extremely addictive and very amusing game. It is a simple pick up and play style game with similarities to pinball that might pull at some heart strings for those of us that have actually played a pinball machine. It’s genius in the attention to detail and simple fun that it provides. The perks and obstacles provide for a continuously changing gameplay that allows for new strategies and approaches giving the game a touch of complexity. I would high recommend checking this game out, especially if you are a fan of pinball.



$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Games
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Version: 1.0
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 18.5 MB
Language: English
Seller: Groundbreaking Games, Inc.
© 2010 Groundbreaking Games, Inc.
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

]]> 3 Tower Assault: Curse of Zombie Island Review for iPhone Sat, 13 Nov 2010 20:34:22 +0000 Read More]]> Tower Assault Curse of Zombie Island

Tower Assault: Curse of Zombie Island [rating: 4.5/5]

Tower Assault: Curse of Zombie Island is brought to you by Rogue Pirate Ninja. In the land of pirates you must free your crew and defeat the evil witch doctor.

After many days of sailing the sea with your crew, you make a quick stop for supplies. As soon as your back is turned an evil witch doctor appears and turns your crew into zombies and steals your loot. Your crew can no longer be controlled, or maybe they can!

Many zombies as you may know enjoy feasting off organ parts and tasty humans. Your zombie crew are no different. Using this to your advantage you plot a cunning plan. Along the way you have found a cannon and a bag of brains. Don’t ask me where they came from as I have no idea but you have them and that’s all that matters!

Using your great skills your plan looks set to work. To get your crew doing as you want simple fire a brain in the cannon where you want them to go. Your hungry, zombie crew will follow like a donkey with a carrot.

There are over forty levels to conquer and all needing different skills and tactics to be used. At first you may need to raid a small village, burn down the villagers little house and then eat them. All to get you to the next level. Soon you will be taking down towers and fighting soldiers.

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To move your zombies to the houses you move your cannon and aim for them. When the brains land there the zombies start moving to that spot. You have to fight your way through traps and taking down towers and homes as you go. After completing each level you are taken to a map. From there you can either move on to the next level or go back and do another one again to improve your score.

To control the game you simply touch the screen and drag where you want to aim, when you have it in place you release and it fires. At the bottom of the screen is where you need to keep checking to see how many towers you have to bring down or how many zombies you have left. To gain more zombies simple eat a few more villagers on your travels.

The graphics are good and detailed. The zombies and villagers are quite tiny but still easy to control. The music is well suited to the game and plays well in the background. The levels start off quite basic but I think that is more so you get an idea of how the game is played. When you progress further it becomes challenging and quite addictive especially if you like zombie games.

Tower assault is an addictive game with great challenges that will keep you coming back to play.



$2.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Games
Released: Nov 01, 2010
Version: 1.0
39.5 MB
Language: English
Seller: Rogue Pirate Ninja Interactive, LLC
© (C) 2010, Rogue Pirate Ninja Interactive, LLC
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later

]]> 2 Apple denies Steve Jobs ninja story [Animation] Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:40:30 +0000 Read More]]> Steve Jobs Ninja Story

A Japanese tabloid recently reported that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had to go through a security scan at the Kansai International Airport in July while he was returning from a vacation on his own private jet as he was carrying “throwing stars” in his luggage.

The story quickly became popular as it received media attention and then Apple PR via AllThingsD issued a statement saying:

Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon

Today NMA tv published an animated version of the ninja story. It is certainly worth checking out! Let us know what you think.

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