iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rock Band Reloaded: iPhone and iPad Screenshots [Upcoming Game] Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:36:00 +0000 Read More]]> Are you ready to plug your headphones and rock out to the one and only Rock Band? EA Mobile is preparing to launch their upcoming game for iPhone and iPad called ‘Rock Band Reloaded.’ The game is based on the popular rhythm genre where you have to tap scrolling musical “notes” accurately in order to form streaks and achieve high scores.

We reviewed the original iPhone version last year and were very impressed with the quality of gameplay and also enjoyed the multiplayer options via bluetooth. This year we can’t wait to see how EA will leverage iPhone 4’s retina display and possibly integrate Game Center too. One of the best features about Rock Band is that it offers the option to play Bass, Guitar, Drums or Vocals.

At this moment we just have some screenshots to share with you and be sure to check back soon for more details regarding the release date, price and detailed review.

Rock Band Reloaded for iPhone and iPad Preview

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]]> 0 Turn iPod nano into iWatch with iLoveHandles Leather Strap Accessory Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:22:42 +0000 Read More]]> Apple iPod nano iWatch

In early July we reported on a small touch screen panel which was leaked by a website and was rumored to be the next iPod shuffle with touch controls or the new Apple iWatch. Apple surprised us during the special music event where Steve Jobs announced the new iPod nano which turned out to be the smallest Apple device with multi-touch controls.

Apple’s best selling iPod was the nano before iPod touch surpassed the sales to become the #1. Previous gen iPod nano offered video playback, was capable of recording videos and was larger. When Apple introduced the new nano it was clear that they are trying to focus on offering more features in the iPod touch and restricting iPod nano’s and shuffle’s role as a music player only.

If you were disappointed  about Apple not introducing an iWatch then you’d be happy to know that iLoveHandles has come up with a unique accessory for the new iPod nano. The company has started selling Rock Band, a leather strap which has been specially designed to support the new iPod nano and enables you to wear it as a wristwatch. The leather strap will cost you $19.95.

Have you bought the new iPod nano? Will you be buying iLoveHandles leather strap to turn your nano into an iWatch? Let us know your thoughts.

[Engadget] ]]> 3 Thumpies for iPhone: Create Crazy Beats With Little Monsters Thu, 18 Feb 2010 04:55:21 +0000 Read More]]> Thumpies [rating: 4/5]

Rhythm games are all the rage these days on all gaming systems from the cross-over hits of Guitar Hero and Rock Band to the iPhone classic Tap Tap Revenge it seems that everyone these days is more than happy to jam along to their favorite tunes in anyway they can. Thumpies takes a slightly different take on the rhythm genre as it combines both the classic tap along to the beat style with a look that comes from the world of Where the Wild Things Are.

You start with access to three unique songs and it’s up to you to build the songs up by tapping along to the rhythm of the song. You do this by tapping the drums, toad-stools and tree trunks and the Thumpies bounce along them. The Thumpies are balls of monstrous craziness and their grinning faces stare out at you as they bounce along to the beats, hitting them as they bounce will fill up your points meter which you will need to advance. If you’re timing is perfect you will electrify your Thumpie and earn double points allowing you to complete each set even quicker.

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This is not it though as you can also unlock additional Thumpies to jam along with by collecting butterflies that will randomly flutter across the screen for you to capture. Don’t capture them quickly enough though and you will find that the Thumpies enjoy the taste of butterfly and will snatch them out of mid-air before you can grab them. With enough butterflies caught can unlock them and they will join you in your future tracks.

There are 15 songs in total and while they may not be the hits form famous artists they have have an infectious beat to them that will have you finger and toe tapping along to them within seconds. Each song starts with a simple beat and as you complete each of the levels the new rhythm will be added to the track building into a crescendo of crazy beats. While you may start with just one Thumpie to keep the beat with as you progress through the levels you’ll find yourself needing to keep multiple Thumpies in time and this is where the challenge comes in and adds a nice level of difficulty to the game.

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As mentioned earlier the style looks like it was inspired by the monsters from Where The Wild Things Are and the whole game looks great with the juxtaposition of the monsters and the butterflies being pulled off perfectly to create a musical game that will be loved by young and old a like. There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from too making it even more accessible to all skill levels.

There’s no multi-player options in Thumpies and no online scoreboards to track your progression against your peers but while that would be great to see in a future update it shouldn’t prevent you from investing in this little monster of a game. If you are quick you could still pick up Thumpies for a mere 99 cents which would prove a great bargain.

The Good

The Not So Good

Reviewed By: Craig Willis

Thumpies Trailer

Price: $0.99
Released: Feb 17, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 132 MB
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Seller: Big Blue Bubble
© 2010 Big Blue Bubble Inc.

]]> 0 24 iPhone Games On Sale | EA Mobile GAME ON! Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:05:48 +0000 Read More]]> EA Mobile Games iPhone Sale

EA Mobile wants to thank their customers for making them the number one gaming publisher in the App Store by offering up to 50% off on their iPhone games.

After the success of the Game Feast Sale, The 25 Games ‘til Xmas Sale, EA mobile is happy to announce the GAME ON! Sale, which runs from today 22/12/2009 to 08/01/2010

Name of The Game Regular Price Sale Price/iTunes Link
American Idol $1.99 $0.99
Anytime Pool $1.99 $0.99
Auditorium $2.99 $1.99
Boggle $1.99 $0.99
Command & Conquer $6.99 $4.99
Jewel Quest Mysteries $4.99 $2.99
Madden NFL 10 $6.99 $5.99
Mass Effect Galaxy $1.99 $0.99
Mystery Mania $1.99 $0.99
NBA Live $6.99 $4.99
Need for Speed Shift $9.99 $6.99
Pandemonium $1.99 $0.99
Rock Band
(Dec 22-28 ONLY)
$6.99 $4.99
Scrabble $4.99 $2.99
Snood $2.99 $1.99
Spore Origins $1.99 $0.99
Star Trek $1.99 $0.99
Sudoku $1.99 $0.99
Surviving High School $2.99 $1.99
Tetris $4.99 $2.99
The Game of Life $4.99 $2.99
Wolfenstein RPG $1.99 $0.99
Yahtzee Adventures $2.99 $1.99
Zombies & Me $1.99 $0.99
]]> 3 NBA Live for iPhone: Certainly A Slam Dunk Of An App Wed, 28 Oct 2009 05:04:29 +0000 Read More]]> NBA Live iPhone

NBA Live iPhone

NBA Live [rating: 4/5]

EA Mobile have come out with some cracking titles for the iPhone recently, pushing the little handheld device to it’s gaming limits with both graphics and game play. Rock Band, Madden and Fifa 10 and the Need For Speed series are helping to make the iPhone/iPod touch a serious player in the handheld gaming device market.

EA’s next big title, big in name and in price, just like EA’s previous big sport titles NBA Live is impressive on all counts.

So what do you get for your 10 bucks? NBA is all about realism, all the licensed teams and players are there including unlockable legends, and as you would expect with this is displayed with quality and shine that you would see on any NBA court.

NBA Live iPhone Game

NBA Live iPhone Game

In game graphics look good and you can recognize the individual players easily but it’s in replay mode that the graphics really come to life and it makes scoring a spectacular basket all the more rewarding. The sound effects of the game and the quality of soundtrack is perfect to set just the right atmosphere. There is also in game commentary and although this is a little sparse it doesn’t detract from the overall feel of the game.

As is normal with any such game there are various options of game-play. For a quick game you can jump into Exhibition Mode and play a one-off game between and of the 30 NBA teams. For the basketball connoisseur though there is the Season Mode or Playoff Mode to choose from.

Both of these option over some intense game play and for this reviewer at least progress through the season mode or even via the more direct route of the Playoff mode was pretty difficult, however as my first true basketball sim the game was easy to pick up and the frantic game play was enjoyable to be part off.

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The controls are simple, there’s a virtual D-pad on the left hand side of the screen and then two option for passing, shooting, defending and blocking on the right. What is innovative though is the fact that the virtual D-pad floats in the sense that the D-pad will move to wherever you touch on the left side of the screen. This makes things so much easier to control as in the heat of an attack you don’t have to worry about aligning your finger onto the D-pad, it just magically appears under your finger. I hope to see this appear in all of EA’s future titles where a virtual D-Pad is required.

Adding a little flair to your attacks is easy too and with a flick of of your finger you’ll be pulling off some flash moves and ultimately some impressive dunks. There is a nice balance of flair and practicality though as attempting to pull of trick moves and dunks does not always pay off.

In game options offer the more demanding player the opportunity to tweak their game-play with a variety of play sets that can be used for both offense and defense and there are statistics galore to to track your teams and individual players achievements.

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With all that said there are a few issues with the game. The biggest one is the fact that there is no multi-player option and in a sports title that is a major disappointment. The help files are also a little wordy meaning the best way to learn the game is hands on, although the initial pre-game tutorial does get you a long way into the game.

Overall NBA Live will satisfy any basketball gamers needs and while it’s not quite a buzzer beating, game winning shot from half court it’s certainly a slam dunk of an app.

official-app-store-badge_touch_4Price: $9.99

The Good

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Reviewed By: Craig Willis

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