Category Archives: iOS

[Casual Friday] Tiny Tower

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One of the biggest problems with the iPhone to date has been the battery life. Battery management has become a daily task that is as important as eating lunch – especially for those of us that our juggling several different games. But what if there was one game that you could become full engulfed with that can almost promise minimal battery drain? Boy, is Tiny Tower for you. However, readers beware: after twenty minutes into it, you will become a mindless slave and you won’t even know why.

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[Review] Boxhead: The Zombie Wars (iOS)

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In a world probably at the brink of destruction, the majority of the population has been transformed to evil zombies due to a virus, radiation, or something of the sort. You are a one-man wolf pack armed with your wits and a pistol. Your objective is to survive or repopulate the world – well, more like see how long you can live. If these vague and cliché instructions are enough for you, then you’re ready to step into the fray, and ready to take on Boxhead: The Zombie Wars.

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[Review] Fruit Blast (iOS)

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Contrary to popular belief, monkeys don’t always throw feces. Although I’ve never met a monkey that throws fruit, I’m sure they’re out there somewhere; MEDL mobile has not only captured his essence, they have armed you as well. If you’re ready to take down this primate bully then let’s go!

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[Casual Friday] Shape Shift

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For this week’s Casual Friday I’m looking at Backflip Studios’ newest hit Shape Shift. It already has thousands of downloads but is it really any different from the already popular Bejewled Blitz?
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[Review Rebuttal] Hector: Badge of Carnage

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If you had read Jhonny’s review of Hector: Badge of Carnage, you were probably in one of two groups. Either you’re going to treat the game like the plague and never go near it, or you’re thinking of the hate mail you’ll be sending him for such a blasphemous review. Personally, I’d be part of the latter if it weren’t for the fact that I could tell him off in real life. After trying the game for myself, I found that it was one of the most creative point-and-click experiences I’ve ever had and literally had me clapping my hands at the solutions to some of the puzzles.

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[Review] Hector: Badge of Carnage

Available on: iPad; Publisher: Telltale Games; Developer: Telltale Games; Players: 1; Released: May 12, 2011; ESRB: NA; Official Website

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Hector: Badge of Carnage is the newest installment of episodic games released by Telltale Games. You play as the incompetent Detective Inspector Hector fighting crime and cleaning up the streets in the not-so-fair city of Clappers Wreake as a terrorist decides to take over. It is now up to Hector to save the city in this “point-and-click” game, solving various puzzles along the way. This may seem to sound like an innocent game but be warned: you must be 17 years or older to download this game and it is only fitting that the same disclaimer should apply for this review. So reader be warned it’s about to get… raunchy.

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[Casual Friday] Tiny Wings

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This week’s Casual Friday features a game that epitomizes “casual.” There reason I say this is because the player only has one control; frankly it doesn’t get more casual than that. But does this extremely simple control scheme really offer enough depth to keep you coming back? Well let’s find out.

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[Casual Friday] World of Goo

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For the next installment of Casual Friday I feature a game that may not be best defined by the term “casual.” While on a trip to Ohio a couple of weeks ago my traveling buddy introduced me to World of Goo, which at first seemed fairly interesting to me, but little did I know that she had introduced me to a game that would ruin any productivity for the next two and a half weeks of my life.

World of Goo was originally released as a PC game in 2008. Recently it has been rereleased and optimized for iOS devices. The goal is simple, you must use goo balls to build structures and reach a pipe that will suck up any goo balls that have not been used for said structure. This game offers an environment that is highly dependent on physics. The gameplay is fairly simple but the storyline’s progression continuously adds more factors into the game, making it more difficult and in-depth over time. You travel along a barren world completing missions and uncovering new parts of the world as well as new goo species. Each species carry unique properties that can range from floating, launching, or regenerative properties to name a few.

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[Casual Friday] Angry Birds Rio

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Casual gamers need some love, too. Whether you’re on the go or simply bored from watching your boyfriend play those “hardcore” video games with his friends, you need something to kill your time. We present Casual Friday to give you the recommendations you need to keep your sanity in these times of boredom. To kick it off,, we’ve decided to feature the latest installment of the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Rio. For those of you living under a rock and who are unfamiliar with Angry Birds, first get out from under there and download the game, even if it’s the free trial. The basic premise is to throw a variety of birds at pigs who maybe protected by structures. “Why?” you ask? Because the pigs stole your eggs! Ok, look… just download it and it’ll all make sense.
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[Review] Jane’s Zoo – Not Worth the Admission

Taking place on the island of Australia, Jane’s Zoo gives one an opportunity to do all the “dirty work” of operating and maintaining a zoo. This may seem like a completely random premise but who ever thought that throwing birds at green pigs would be any better? But will Jane’s Zoo see similar success or will it be simply be white noise in the ocean known as the app store.

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