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Flick NBA Basketball OUT!

Posted by andyl19 on April 27, 2009

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What a great time to get a basketball game! You can play this game as you watch the playoffs!  Although in Flick NBA Basketball, you cannot play a real basketball game, there are five individual events you can play in: 3 Pt. Shootout, H.O.R.S.E., Hotshot Arcade, Long Shot, and a fun Ball Spin mini game. What’s good about this game is that their are REAL NBA players in Flick NBA Basketball for every team in the league! Here’s a list of the players available:

Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant
Atlanta Hawks -Joe Johnson
Miami Heat – Dwyane Wade
Milwaukee Bucks – Richard Jefferson
Boston Celtics – Kevin Garnett
Houston Rockets – Yao Ming
Minnesota Timberwolves – Al Jefferson
Charlotte Bobcats – Gerald Wallace
New Jersey Nets – Vince Carter
Chicago Bulls – Derrick Rose
New Orleans Hornets – Chris Paul
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James
New York Knicks – Nate Robinson
Dallas Mavericks – Dirk Nowitzki
Oklahoma City Thunder – Kevin Durant
Denver Nuggets – Carmelo Anthony
Orlando Magic – Dwight Howard
Detroit Pistons – Allen Iverson
Philadelphia 76ers – Andre Iguodala
Golden State Warriors – Monta Ellis
Phoenix Suns – Shaquille O’Neal
Houston Rockets – Yao Ming
Portland Trail Blazers – Brandon Roy
Indiana Pacers – Danny Granger
Sacramento Kings – Kevin Martin
Los Angeles Clippers – Baron Davis
San Antonio Spurs – Tim Duncan
Toronto Raptors – Chris Bosh
Memphis Grizzlies – Rudy Gay
Utah Jazz – Carlos Boozer
Miami Heat – Dwyane Wade
Washington Wizards – Caron Butler

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So jump on this opportunity to get another great game from Freeverse!

MB: 80.4

Price: $4.99

Flick NBA Basketball

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Guest Review and Giveaway- BlackJack Run

Posted by andyl19 on March 22, 2009

This review was writtened by Conrad Weykamp! Please follow him on Twitter! @conradweykamp. The CEO of Seahorse Software, James Lee, was also kind enough to provide you guys with Three promo codes! To win just comment on this review or tweet the following on Twitter: Win BlackJack Run for iPhone/Ipod touch! Go to@AndyL19’s site, http://bit.ly/vS13n for more details! UPDATE: Codes all gone!;)

BlackJack Run is a quick-fire blackjack style game from Seahorse Software http://www.seahorsesoft.com The premise behind the game is to make as many blackjack hands as possible. You are given cards one at a time, and cannot see beyond that card.

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Games consist of multiple rounds (you can choose to play 3 or unlimited rounds) each round you have to make at least 95 points to advance to the next round. Points are scored by the value each card holds, the closer you are to 21 in each row the better, (for more points and bonus points) Bonus points are scored by having a 2 card blackjack (+100 for each), a 3+ hand of 21 (+50 for each), all row 21 (+200 points) and time left (10x each second).

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The great thing about this game is the amount of different options you have to customize you game experience. For example, you can change the background, amount of rounds, how many starting cards you have, wether or not to display the total on the side, and seconds per round.

Each of these settings can be changed to customize to a certain level, the level only determines which settings you are playing at. For example playing at level 13 is the same as playing at level one except you play for unlimited rounds instead of 3.

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Another nice thing about this game is how quickly it is to pick up and put down, the perfect balance for a mobile game. Each round takes a max of 30 seconds and you can always hit the home key and the game will be saved for you to play once you’re ready.

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Of course you can upload your score to the global highscore list, or keep your own local high scores.

A few disappointing things about this game is I have encountered two crashes, however they were not during gameplay.

Another strange thing is when you have multiple cards turned down, the total of the cards will be shown before you start the game. While this does not affect gameplay too much, it is a strange design choice, because the player will know that they need lower or higher cards (depending if the total before the cards are flipped are high or low). I suspect that this is a bug and will be fixed in an update.

Otherwise, this is a very addicting, well thought-out game that deserves more attention.

++ Addicting
++ Fun gameplay that doesn’t get old

== Meh graphics

— Few crashes (didn’t affect gameplay)

Get BlackJack Run on the App Store!

Developed by Seahorse Software, LLC

MB: 2.2

Price: $4.99

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5 Fingers Games Bundle is a Life Saver

Posted by andyl19 on March 10, 2009

Recently 5 developers teamed up and combined their previously released games all under one icon. The developers and games involved are:

Majic Jungle Software- Chopper

Antair Corporation- Sneezies

IMS- Burnball

Warhorse Games- Blackbeard’s Assault

Veiled Games- Up There

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You’ll be able to play all these fantastic games now all at one place and don’t have to click that homescreen button. And the best thing is that it’s at a bargain price. If you decided to buy all those games separately now, it would cost you 11 bucks. But if you buy the 5 Fingers Games Bundle it would only cost you 5 bucks. So if you were wise, you’d probably want to buy that instead.

I personally have  three games out of the five(Chopper, Sneezies, and Burnball) and love all of them. If you love Qix like games, get Burnball. If you like action, shooting, and helicopters, get Chopper. If you like cute, simple, and addicting games, get Sneezies. I’ve also heard many great things about Up There and Blackbeard’s Assault, so you’ll probably enjoy them very much.

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Also if you’re an app addict just like me, these games will definitely conserve space for other games. I mean 5 quality games all in one!? C’mon this is a no brainer to get. So go get 5 Fingers Game Bundle at your local App Store now!!
[App Store Link]

Also make sure you check out my Sneezies review also->HERE

Make sure to follow these great developers on Twitter!

Majic Jungle Software

Antair Games

Warhorse Games

Veiled Games

Burnball

Price: $4.99

MB: 43.9

ANDY

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Get Tangled and Lost in Zen Bound

Posted by andyl19 on February 27, 2009

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One of the most anticipated games of 2009 has just been released a couple days ago. And that game would be Zen Bound. Zen Bound has gotten a lot of hype even before it was released because the devs, Secret Exit, really amazed us with a stunning preview video of it. When Zen Bound came out, I immediately downloaded it. It then became an instant favorite for me.

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Zen Bound is a game where you don’t have to set high scores, but rather a game in where you can play at your own pace and to sit back and take your shoes off. So the main gameplay is that you paint wooden objects by wrapping them around with rope. Although that might sound simple, don’t be fooled. Zen Bound is actually a very challenging game. But every puzzle is solvable if you use that big brain of yours. Many of the puzzles are based off an animal, but later puzzles are simple geometric shapes. There are currently 51 puzzles in Zen Bound that are categorized in Tree of Reflection and Tree of Challenge.

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The controls couldn’t get any simpler. You drag your finger on the screen to rotate the object, use two fingers to spin the object, and tilt your device to adjust the rope direction. If you hear a bell chime when your trying to wrap a wooden object you have painted enough to pass the level. To go on just tie your rope to the glowing nail to advance to another puzzle. You can still go on though. If you hear two more chimes after the first, that will tell you that you’ve reach the maximum goal.

The great thing about the levels in Zen Bound are that they hang off a tree, which is pretty cool and creative. Flowers blossom on the tree after each completed level. Up to three flowers can blossom after a level for three bell chimes. If you get enough flowers for each set of levels, you’ll be able to move on to harder and more complex levels in Zen Bound. Lanterns will light up the branches above once you have reached enough flowers.

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The graphics and music in Zen Bound are some of the finest quality I’ve ever seen on the iPhone. The graphics really adapt well with the theme and makes you never want to take your eyes off. I’m serious, it’s like your eyes are literally glued onto your iPhone or iPod with hot glue! These graphics complement the controls very well and make the gaming experience and atmosphere feel comfortable and extraordinary.

The music is also very splendid. The soundtrack in Zen Bound is by “Ghost Monkey”. There is no singing, just calm and soothing sounds that will make you fall fast asleep like a one month year old baby. If you want to experience music that will transport you to a different realm, I suggest you wear your headphones. The music will envelope your whole mind with many binaural sounds and make you avoid all your surroundings. You can sit in front of a plane and you’ll probably won’t even hear it!

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Zen Bound is easily one of the top games on the iPhone to date. I guarantee you that this game will soon be #1 on iTunes before you know it. Everything is just flawless and executed perfectly. The music, graphics, gameplay, and even the icon. Definitely get this gem because it will be the most fun you’ve ever had on the iPhone by far.

6 STARS OUT OF 5

Zen Bound is developed by the folks that brought you Spin (Secret Exit) and published by Chillingo, the guys that also brought you iDracula, Orions, Sneezies, and Vector Tanks.

Price: $4.99

MB: 37.8

Released: February 24, 2009

Get Zen Bound, the winners of multiple awards such as EXCELLENCE IN 3D in the IMGA Awards 2009:HERE

Follow the developer and publisher Twitter:

Secret Exit

Chillingo

Reviewed on Version 1.0

ANDY

Oh and here are some videos of Zen Bound for you to enjoy:)

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The most Colorful game I’ve ever seen- Dapple

Posted by andyl19 on February 23, 2009

I’m pretty sick of color matching games on the App Store, but Dapple has revived my feeling of them. Dapple is a color matching game with a very good twist from Streaming Colour Studios. You make matches by mixing paints around you to form new colors. For example if you have the color yellow by a green, the yellow color will mix into a green and form a match. In order to get a match you have to get a match of four or more.

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At first you might not know how to play Dapple, but this game gives you many tips and hints so you’ll know how to play it in no time. Once you know how to play Dapple, it can be very fun and addictive like cocaine.

iphone-games-007There are a variety of modes in Dapple. If you want to relax you should choose the “Classic” mode. If you want a little challenge try “Timed”. Or if you have a friend both of you should try the 2 player mode. If your colorblind, no fear as you can change the colors to more suitable ones in the options.

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The thing you have to watch out in Dapple is the brown paint. If you have too much of it, it can quickly end your game. But the good thing is that you use other colors to take out the brown paint. There are also powerups in Dapple. If you see a raindrop on the board, you can use it to eliminate large groups of colors. To use the raindrop you simply have to match it will another color. The other special item is a diamond. If you match it up, it will eliminate all the paint squares of the same color.

The soundtrack in Dapple is one of the best I’ve ever heard. It’s very soothing and would make anyone fall asleep(literally). The graphics are sharp,colorful, and easy on the eyes. Another great thing about Dapple is that it will keep track of your personal high scores.

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Overall Dapple is one of the best color matching games on the app store. I know the price( $4.99) might seem a little steep,  but you’ll definitely not regret if you buy it. If you have questions about Dapple, I suggest you tweet OwenGoss or email him at info@streamingcolour.com.

4.5 stars out of 5

Get Dapple Here

ANDY

Here is a walk through video of Dapple



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MoMo Notes App Review

Posted by iphonetech78 on February 23, 2009

Momo is a note-taking app by MK HQ. It works like a memo or notes taking app which can synch to the web.

Here are my first impressions of this app. I tried creating 2 notes by keying by adding a new note using the far right notepad icon.

It also allow adding pictures to the memos. Just click on the camera icon.

However, I find when emailing notes with images, only the note without the image gets sent to my email.

However, there is no issue synching notes with images. This works perfectly.


You can sort the momo notes by its tags. You can add different tags to each note. You can also email the developer from the app when you hit problems with usage of the app. I see this a welcome feature.

Other than that, you can also lock your notes inside the app with a passcode to prevent others from viewing your private notes.

The notes are sorted by date, which you can view by the calendar.


The url to see the momo notes you synch to the web is
http://www.momolog.com/app/. This function really works.

At $4.99, I believe it is a worthwhile buy except for the minor glitch emailing notes with images, which I hope will be fixed in the next release.

Get this app on itunes here.

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Archibald’s Adventures Review

Posted by iphonetech78 on February 21, 2009

We are fortunate to obtain a copy of Archibald’s Adventures from “Rake in Grass” to do this review. Thanks!

This 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.

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.

There are total of 7 stages in the game. Each stage comprises of 16 levels. See below screenshots for clarifications. I am showing up to the 4th stage to make this review show nicely on 1 page.

Stage 1:

Stage 2:

Stage 3:

Stage 4:

Here are some in-game screenshots:

You will notice from the above screenshots that alot 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 in the Itunes Appstore.

Check out also my twitter page:

http://twitter.com/daren771

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.

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