Archive | February, 2009

Touch Physics Review

28 Feb

There are quite a few crayon type games on the Apple iTunes AppStore. I decided to review touch physics because it is affordable and fun.

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Some which are quite famous are crayon physics deluxe($4.99), touch physics ($2.99), jelly car (free) and trace (free).

This game is very much similar to crayon physics. The rules of this game is to make the wheel move to touch the star.

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The instructions of this game is properly documented by images. You should have no problems playing this game with the comprehensive help.

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You can double tap to erase the object you have drawn and you can shake your iphone or ipod touch to restart the game level.

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You can even play your ipod music while playing this game. Incredible!

Even if you don’t have any music files stored on your iphone or ipod touch, the included music file is very smoothing and relaxing to the mind.

There are 3 types of controls you adjust – 1. gravity 2. elasticity 3. friction.

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Now back to the old school crayon doodling. This game is highly recommended for those who like crayons and physics. Some of the levels are quite difficult as you proceed further. But as you get the hang of the game, you will be a expert of touch physics in no time as you can retry the game for many times when you made mistakes. I rate it 5 stars. If my nephew sees this game, he will take away my iphone!

Click here to check out this game on iTunes.

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Sneezies Review

28 Feb

I bought this game at $0.99 long ago. The rules of this game is simple. You just need to touch your iphone or ipod touch at the area where all the sneezies gather.

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This drop of sneezing powder (finger touch) will make the surrounding sneezies burst and the sneezies will have a chain reaction, making the rest of the sneezies burst. The sneezies will make  ‘chirp chirp’ sounds  when explode.

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Incredibly cute, isn’t it?

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This game is highly recommended because of its cuteness. You can certainly relax at your chair and play this cute game. I rate this game 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Check out Sneezies on iTunes for $0.99.

Catcha Mouse Review

25 Feb

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This cute mouse game I got it at appshopper when it is free.
Here is the game menu. It look pretty cute, isn’t it.

Though free games often give us an impression that the gameplay is not good. This game tends to differ on this aspect.

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The only options are sound controls and difficulty levels as shown. Very neat.

I reach up to level 20 on the easy game mode. I have not try out the difficult game mode. Maybe I will fare badly there 😦 .

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Though of a similar genre, the gameplay is different. You need to place mouse traps to stop the mouse from reaching that hole to escape.

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To conclude, this game is a must-get for those itching to have some mouse fun. The mouse in the game does actually squeak like a real mouse. That is good to know, isn’t it?

This game was made by Odasoft and it is available here on ITunes.

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TouchSmash – make your kids happy.

25 Feb

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I happen to come across this small game for kids on the apple store. It is called touchsmash.

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This game operates by finger touches. Initially, the iphone screen will be blank when you start the game. Once you touch the screen, random pictures will pop up and different funny sounds will appear with each touch. As the pictures pop up, the older pictures gets cleared to make way for new ones. Thus, it is not that boring.

If you got a crying niece or nephew, I believe this app will distract them and make them smile again. Simple yet effective if you are tasked to babysit them.

Get it here on iTunes. It is only $0.99. Make your niece or nephew happy.

Bag BigFoot Review

25 Feb

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I happen to have this PlayScreen game. It is pretty fun so I think I ought to share this review with the people out there. Good things are meant for sharing, isn’t it?

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The story of this game is to trap or bag the bigfoot creature created by Playscreen. When you do trap bigfoot with the pillars, he will let out a cry and when you let him out of the maze, he will laugh at your inability to trap him. Quite amusing though.

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There are only sound options in this game: either to turn off or turn on. This game does not need accelerometer so it has no accelerometer options to adjust.

It has also allow 3 saved slots for game saving. Quite sufficient I will say.

Okay, here are some images from the game play itself. You guys can’t wait can you?

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Well, the Big Foot does get cleverer as the game progresses. So here are my pathetic game scores.

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Do remember to save your game progress or you need to start all over again.

If you guys need to buy this cute little game, head on to iTunes at this web address. It is only $0.99, lesser than the price of star bucks coffee. I am sure you will have fun as much as I do.

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Archibald’s Adventures review

25 Feb

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Archibald’s game is a full-featured platform game that has 114 levels. The free lite version only has 32 levels. The story is about a school boy Archie being adventureous and went skateboarding to a scientist mansion. However, his experiments went havoc and all the monsters in the experiment escape and Archie must find the central computer to restore peace and order in the mansion.

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The game options are very much the standard, giving users the choice to adjust the music and sound levels and the orientation of the game.

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There are total of 7 stages in the game. Each stage comprises of 16 levels. See above image for clarifications.

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You will notice from the above images that a lot of hints are given to solve each level. These hints will tell you which lever to press and which obstacle to avoid to prevent Archie from getting killed. So I will feel the difficulty level of this game is moderate, which is playable for the average platform gamer. Some of the levels even denote which object you need to activate first by numbers (1, 2, 3 etc) so you can know which object to move first in order to get to the exit door.

The navigation controls are situated on the left side of the game for easy access. No problems encountered with that during the game play. Most of the time, you will find yourself having to go to the platform that is on the other side, having some traps in the middle. In order to speed across to the other side, just hold the button that has the direction you need. You will be able to make it to the other side without the need of a jump button.

Overall, I find the game pleasing to the eyes. Each level is done up to great detailed e.g. the graphics are well-drawn for each level. The full version has dropped from a price of $7.99 to $4.99. If you are unsure whether to get the full version, just download the lite version and give it a try.

Check out the game on the ITunes.

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Note: Here is a trick for those who like to try – you can adjust the location of the navigation control by tapping on “configure controls” in the middle of the game and choose the location where you like to place the navigation control.

Pirate Attack 2 review

25 Feb

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This game is similar to the connect pipes game. It is a pirate theme instead. Once you manage to connect the ropes to the fire, the cannon will fire out and the ropes will start to burn. You can connect multiple ropes to fire the cannons.

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The instructions are very straightforward. Even though it is a small screen, the developer manage to squeeze alot of details on it. Well done!

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Well, I am not an experienced pipes player. My first try was 220 points and I am ranked as a swabble pirate cadet. My 2nd try was 400 points but my rank still remains as swabble. I think I need to work harder in this game to get my rank up. I believe if you connect multiple fuses together to more fires, your rank will go up more easily. I manage to connect only 1 fuse to 1 cannon only.

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Overall, I will rate this pirate game 4 out of 5 stars. It has great pirate music, makes me use my brain in thinking how to connect the fuses/ropes to the cannons and fires. Recommended for quick play and a game to pass your time when you are bored on the train or bus.

Get the game here on iTunes.