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Chris Nitz

Contributing Writer with the 148Apps Network since August 11, 2010

Chris has been playing games since the day he got his hands on an Atari 2600. Chris enjoys long walks on the DOA beach, candle lit dinners with Raziel, and flower power from Super Mario World. Chris now spends most of his time on the PC, PS3, DS/PSP, and iPad.

Chris is not currently writing for the 148Apps Network.
Personal site :: http://www.rav3nstudios.com

FrEEday Vol 65

The-Fall:
Get ready to survive a long fall down a dangerous shaft. This is not a descent for the weak of heart as players will need to make use of moving platforms to break their downward spiral into darkness. The key is to not miss these platforms and fall off the screen or it is game over. Also, the sky is falling so it will take quick reactions to survive over the long haul to safety.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-30 :: Category: Games

Grabby Crabby:
Dastardly evil pirates have taken PinPincha’s father hostage and this cannot stand. To rescue the kidnapped father, players need to follow a trail of coins that are leaking from a pirate ship. Catching these coins allows recruiting of powerful allies to aid in this daring rescue mission. There are five different characters, all with their own unique abilities, to utilize in this task. The alternate endings will help in bringing people back for yet another romp along the ocean.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-18 :: Category: Games

Dark Dot:
Dark Dot is a fun little shooter game with a unique twist. Players control dark dots as they engage the enemy, but these dots maybe formed into just about any shape imaginable. Simply draw any shape in a single stroke and watch as the dotty minions fall into formation, which can then be manipulated in both size and orientation. The excitement keeps going with the ability to revive fallen foes and unleashing super attacks. This is a war won with strategy and imagination.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-28 :: Category: Games

Assassin’s Creed Rearmed:
This is the very first Assassin’s Creed Multiplayer game that is driven by an in-game economy system. This game features an offline mode for players to hone their skills or just compete with a friend 1on1 style via Bluetooth. Taking the game online means hunting down and assassinating other players, or running away as they return the deadly favor. Both hunter and prey need to utilize the environment and crowd to succeed in their tasks. The included character customization means there is plenty to enjoy at the hefty cost of nothing!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Games

Sad Robot:
Beautiful retro graphics, great tilt controls, and a gorgeous setting is just the beginning to this free game. Players need to guide a robot on his journey through the galaxy to find his lost love while restoring his memories. Doing quests earn coins and experience which maybe traded for upgrades to boost skills and aid in the hunt for a love long-lost. There are also various robots to unlock that come with their own unique set of abilities. This is a gorgeous trip through the black.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-03 :: Category: Games

Warblade HD Review

Warblade HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Warblade sticks to a tried and true formula for its genre, but it also adds in a few distractions to make this one enjoyable ride through space.

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Chicken Coup Remix HD Review

Chicken Coup Remix HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Herding chickens is not only cute, but it is also challenging and enjoyable.

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FrEEday Vol 64

Dark Fury:
Getting sick and tired of always seeing the good guys win every battle known to man? If so, then it is time to get ready to show those pesky heroes a thing or two. Players will build squads of minions and lead them into battle to reclaim loot, like epic weapons, and bring it back home. There are over 50 different minion classes to choose from and 100+ unique quests to complete. Go ahead and enjoy this RPG that shows that even evil characters are fun to play.

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-23 :: Category: Games

TapCommand Soccer:
Soccer is more than just getting a ball down field and into a net, it is about ball control and faking out the opponent in order to move into scoring range. This game puts the player in this rush to move the ball. Opponents will stream in from various portions of the screen and the player will need to perform the right feint to keep the ball moving while evading difficult blocking formations. The more feints performed the better the moves become. Who says soccer games have to be complicated and difficult to play?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-24 :: Category: Games

Crazy Moto Special:
Excitebike may never find its way to iOS, but that does not mean clones of this popular title cannot fill the void. This game brings realistic physics, 80 levels spread across four varied worlds, and a highly destructible motor bike. Players need to get in touch with their inner racer in order to master big jumps, difficult puzzles, and arrive at the finish line in one piece. Don’t worry, there is a practice mode to help get acclimated to the challenges ahead.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-24 :: Category: Games

City Pursuit!:
Time to make a mad dash across some of the most famous cities in the world. The task at hand is not an easy run as players need to grab all the cash they can while avoiding obscene amounts of obstacles and outrunning the police. Simple controls make this accessible for players of all ages to pickup and enjoy.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-24 :: Category: Games

Infinity Bricks:
Breakout is a classic game of bouncing a projectile around the screen and using it to bust blocks. This classic formula receives a 3D make over while adding in a bit of gravity to the mix to challenge players and their skills. There are 20 levels to work through and a global leader board to post high scores to. So retro, so good.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-25 :: Category: Games

Robo5 Review

Robo5 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Robo5 takes players into a gritty steampunk inspired world with an interesting take on the puzzle genre.

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FrEEday Vol 63



Ghost Chicken:
Oh how the Halloween apps art starting to pour onto the app store. Ghost Chicken is one app following this spooky theme, but this game will test the speed and skill of any player willing to partake in its puzzling fun. Players need to stretch a chicken’s head to gobble up all the corn scattered about the stage before time expires. While navigating the stages, players will also need to avoid the hungry bugs that would love a piece of chicken for dinner. There are four difficulty modes to bring on several replays. But don’t ostriches stick their heads in holes?


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-16 :: Category: Games

DaVinci Quest:

Is it possible to meld a run-of-the-mill coin-push game with a combat game and make it enjoyable? The answer is yes, yes it is. This game allows players to battle coin-loving Jesters, Bandits with swords, and even powerful Bandit Bosses. Players will need to harness the powers of features like rage mode, combos, and of course defenses to beat this game. There are several characters to unlock and special skills and styles to master. Addictive is the name of the game here.


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-17 :: Category: Games

Family Feud & Friends:

Get ready to challenge friends on Facebook, as well as other Family Feud & Friends owners, to one of the most popular quiz games around. Players will need to come up with the most popular answers to survery questions posed to 100 people. There are thousands of questions to answer, ‘Fast Money’ play, and even the original theme music and scoreboard bring a touch of authenticity to this game. Now all we need is a Price is Right game!


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-18 :: Category: Games

Thundersword Across the Sky:

Those gamers that love swords, explosions, and rainbows have found their iOS pot of gold. Players take control of a sword that flies across the sky, imagine that, in hopes of collecting gems to transcend the space-time continuum. The path to going down in the history books is full of birds, tiki-men, and robots that all explode on contact. It will take some quick wits to master this game and go down the path to eternal glory.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-18 :: Category: Games

Columns HD:

Columns is possibly one of the most popular match three games in existence and now it finds its way to iOS. Multicolored columns fall from the top of the screen and players will need to match three of the same color (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) to keep the screen from filing up. Add on high scoring combos and six themes and this will grip players to keep trying to master this seemingly easy game. 


FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-20 :: Category: Games

FrEEday Vol 62



World of Star:

If video games are any indication of what space is like, well, humanity is in for some pretty rough battles. World of Star is an online sci-fi strategy game where players pick one of three races (human, alien, and spirit), establish a base, and attempt to take out their neighbors. This game comes with over 45 buildings, 30 battle units, 600 quests, and hundreds of players online to duke it out against. It is deadly out in the black, but surely there is someone who can lead the human race to victory.


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-11 :: Category: Games


RaOne:
Players take on the role of G.One in this top-down 3D arcade action game. G.One is tasked with defending the world against the ungodly wrath of a strange creation by the name of Ra.One and his minions. The mission itself is simple: survive the hordes of enemies and bring Ra.One to his knees. Upgrades for weapons and armor will help make this task slightly easier, but it will come down to mad skills to save the world yet again.
FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games


Cannon Ball:

Cannons and Pandas, what more needs saying?!? How about enjoying a massive battle in which players will take turns firing cannons at one another in hopes they can successfully lay waste to the opponent’s fortress. Bonuses go to those that claim a perfect victory, or those who narrowly avoid defeat. Invite friends off Game Center and let the battle begin. Loser buys lunch!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games


Forever Drive:

Like racing and have a bit of a creative streak, then this game is just what the doctor ordered. Start playing by designing some of the most beautiful, winding, and gorgeous race tracks with just a few touches thanks to the streamlined in-game track editor. The creativity does not stop there as car customization is just as important, and therefore plenty of paint and license plate options are available for tweaking. After all of that, hit the unique track and race like no tomorrow while leveling up as the miles pile on, thus unlocking more cars and more options for fun. There are infinite possibilities tucked into this game.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Games


Q Pang:

Q Pang brings plenty of adorable enemies and charming player characters in this shoot-and-kill adventure game. The usual weapons like machine guns and lasers make an appearance but then there are also off the wall battlements like a cake gun. Yeah, a cake gun! All weapons come with a variety of upgrades to aid in the alien slaughter, of which there are 14 varieties to bring down. It maybe quirky and a bit odd, but when was the last time anyone had this much fun blasting evil aliens with tasty cake?!?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-11-09 :: Category: Games

Chronicles of Merlin Review

Chronicles of Merlin Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Combining online strategy, role-playing elements, and a unique fantasy setting, Chronicles of Merlin is an entertaining game that provides plenty of cheap thrills and excitement.

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FrEEday Vol 61

My Country: Build Your Dream City:
Players that grow bored with old-school city building games that lack any sort of real action may finally have something worth playing. While building a marvelous city, players face the standard chores like developing transportation systems, constructing powerful industries, and controlling energy usage. The game is not limited to simple building chores, as there are hundreds of tasks to take on that will benefit the growth of the city. Who knows, maybe Godzilla will come and visit and boost that tourism rating.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-03 :: Category: Games

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-21 :: Category: Games

Lost Monkey:
It always sucks when teleporters go on the fritz and blast monkeys across time and space to some tropical island. Will anyone help this lost monkey get home by leveling up through fast-paced mini-games? Players willing to aid in this task are with gold to spend on toys, new games and decorations to help spruce up that new island home. Come for the mini-games but stay for the cute story and entertaining gameplay.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Games

Bloxus:
How good are those stacking skills, because they are about to be put to the test. This game contains 60 challenging levels that will have players tilting, swiping, and shaking a floating platform to balance blocks as they fall onto the playing field. The game will take players across three gorgeous worlds while trying to pile a variety of blocks of all shapes and sizes onto the platform. Who will rule the top of the leader board?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-03 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-03 :: Category: Games

Crystal Soul:
This game blends an unique puzzle mechanic with deep strategy game play and sprinkles it with a bit of role-playing elements. Players will need to choose one of three classes, each with their own unique skills, to take on a variety of quests. It will become imperative to fully know the character and their abilities as the strategy aspect will put that knowledge to the test, especially with limited energy and skill usage. With two modes of play, this game is sure to keep players occupied for several lunch break sessions.

FREE!
$9.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-05 :: Category: Games

Tiny Invaders:
While the world has had to fight off countless alien invasions, this game brings a new spin for the invader. Space germs are here and they want to rule over this world. But instead of taking on the role of the defender, players will be playing as the alien microbes. It is up to the player to control these invaders as the move from host to host, enslaving the minds of millions. This action-puzzle game spans 60 levels, each with a unique challenge and plenty of bodily defense systems to hide from. It is only a matter of time before the planet bows down to their alien overlords.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

Escape the Ape Review

Escape the Ape Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Com2us brings a unique spin on the jumping game by adding in trampolines and primates.

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Enforcer Review

Enforcer Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Enforcer brings a new level of difficulty to the shoot'em up genre with this throwback to the days of cramped hands and quarter eating arcade machines.

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Black Magic Review

Black Magic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Black Magic is retro adventure game that will challenge players to the bitter end.

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FrEEday Vol 60

Slam Dunk King:
There is now an alternative for when rain, sleet, or snow cancels time on the basketball courts, and that is Slam Dunk King. This game will challenge players to prove they are the master of the courts by performing insane trick drunks and smooth moves. Players will need to harness the unique mascot power-ups, chain together over a dozen tricks, and prove they are worthy of the title of king. There are three modes to play, several unlockables, and tons of action. Who’s master of the court now, punk?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

Boss Battles:
Boss Battles is a top-down shooter where players will take on missions to hunt down and destroy renegades of the galaxy. To do this, players will need to upgrade their ship with collected space gems while calling on the power of their skill and dexterity to destroy the horrific enemies. There are eight bosses, five difficulty levels, and plenty of upgrades to keep this game addicting and enjoyable for hours on end. One round is all it’ll take to sink those addicting hooks into unsuspecting victims.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-09-29 :: Category: Games

Teledraw:
Remember playing the Telephone game from back in the day? Well, the hilarity of messing up messages and blaming someone else for screwing it up has made its way to iOS, but with a twist. Teledraw starts by giving a player a phrase, the next person must draw out that phrase, and the following player will try to describe the phrase. It is like Pictionary married Telephone, and this is the party game that spawned.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Games

Fleets War:
Fleets War takes a dash or role-playing and sprinkles it with some strategy, and throws is all into a naval warfare cake. Players will be creating fleets of classic naval ships and heading to battle in this turn-based strategy game. As pirates, monsters, and evil forces are conquered, experience is earned and used for upgrading the fleet into a devastating naval force. With over 40 ship classes to pick from, and 50 unique quests, there will be a lot of time spent on the high seas.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Games

Mooncraft:
Minecraft maybe months away from its iOS release, but that has not stopped fans from bringing the explore and create addiction to iOS. Mooncraft puts players on the moon where they will explore, build, and become hopelessly addicted. Harvest alien trees, build a shelter, decipher clues from enemy astronauts, and create exotic technological items. The landscape is endless, the gaming possibilities endless, and the addiction through the roof. Good luck putting this one down.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-24 :: Category: Games

Pig Curling Review

Pig Curling Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pig Curling challenges players with the joys of curling, but adds in some obstacles and replaces the stone with cute pigs. We'll never look at curling the same way again.

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Tesla Wars HD Review

Tesla Wars HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Tesla Wars will challenge players by requiring quick reflexes and even tougher decisions. One wrong move can mean disaster.

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FrEEday Vol 59

e3D: Vault:
Players will have a measly five minutes to steal some precious gems and escape the sealed vault in this puzzle game. Players will need to find several objects and combine them, MacGyver style, to aid in their quest. Even if escape is attainable, players will not be able to leave until they have collected every item necessary for the task at hand. Players can even post their best times on GameCenter and see if their friends can beat them. Being a thief is so much work, yet so mind-bendingly fun!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-21 :: Category: Games

Samurai Pig:
Pigs are once again on the war path, and this time they are tasked with saving their fellow brethren from the big bad wolves. It is put to the player to solve various puzzles in the physics-based game. Flying pigs, samurai outfits, and whimsical settings will give anyone a smile while they try to solve the challenging puzzles ahead. If only there was a bacon code!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-20 :: Category: Games

Control and Conquest:
This game takes location-based game play and blends in a bit of role-playing. Sure, players can sit on the couch and level up, but the best loot and experiences are unlocked by roaming the town. Who knows, the battle maybe with the next-door neighbor and their minion they acquired at the local deli. It is a rough world out there, and it can only be tamed with fireballs and battle axes.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-21 :: Category: Games

Hero’s Way:
Side scrolling arcade-role playing has never looked so good, or been so packed with features, and all for free. This game will send players through 60 levels of monsters, ghosts, and ghouls, all while allowing them to upgrade hero stats, battle bosses, and enhancing items and weapons with magical gems. A random level generator will keep stages fresh and intriguing for future replays. This is one easy game to get into, yet it will consume hours of time, all in the name of entertainment.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-17 :: Category: Games

Cities of the Dead:
Time to hit the streets once more for another location based game, only this time it will be to fight zombies. This game will put players in a fight for their lives as they cut down the zombie horde while searching for other survivors right in their home town. Encounters and events will change depending on real world venues, customization skills, perks, and special character appearances will drive players deep into the heart of town. Remember gamers, zombies always end up at the hospital, so it is best to go there well-prepared for a deadly battle. Just a tip.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

OSnap! Ultimate Time-Lapse Review

OSnap! Ultimate Time-Lapse Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
OSnap! streamlines the pain of time-lapse video creation. Despite some hefty nuances necessary to properly utilize this app, it might inspire some new movie makers to get off the couch and into the field.

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Demolition Master 3D Review

Demolition Master 3D Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Demolition Master 3D brings all the fun of physics puzzle games and explodes them with a little dynamite. If only the controls did not leave this game with a short fuze.

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FrEEday Vol 58

Paper Zombie:
That’s right, more zombies, but this time they are papercraft zombies, so that makes them cool. Paper Zombie takes a bit of the shooter genre, blends it with some strategy, and kicks out a game of fast action that will require some planning in order to survive. Players will cut, shoot, and launch their way through waves of the undead, all in brilliant 3D glory. There is even the ability to jump onto Facebook, zombify all those “friends,” and then pull them into the game. Break out those boomsticks, this is going to be a wild ride!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-11 :: Category: Games

Plushed Gold Fever:
Players will take the role of a lone toy horse who is tasked with saving all the Plush Toys that have been scattered all over the Wild West thanks to the Voodoo Mouse. As players save the doomed toys, they will earn Plushed Coins, thus allowing them to unlock new shop items that will aid in their quest. There are three game modes and over 30 Plush Toys to save. This will surely keep players busy over their lunch break. The visuals are not half bad either!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-08 :: Category: Games

Tilt Circus:
Those gamers who think they are the masters of tilt may finally have found their match in Tilt Circus. The game will challenge players to elude lasers, survive bombs, and avoid a great many traps. Only the fastest players will earn the right to be called Master of Tilt in this challenging game of skill.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-14 :: Category: Games

Bird Smash:
The pigs finally get some well deserved revenge in Bird Smash. The birds have destroyed the blue pig’s village and he is out to seek some vengeance by destroying as many birds as possible. Players will be flicking, shooting, and tilting their way to a bird-free world. As birds are obliterated, money is earned, thus allowing upgrades to more powerful weapons. It is going to take some quick wits to down challenging bosses and utilize the various weather elements as well. Who says birds have all the glory?!?!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-28 :: Category: Games

DragonVale:
Put on that straw hat and clean off the bib overalls, because it is time to head back to the fantasy farm. Only this time, it is not carrots and taters that will be harvested, but dragons! Players will create a park full of cute and friendly dragons by hatching, feeding and caring for them as they grow to adulthood. There are dozens of dragons to grow and train, and even friends can come in and help with all the chores that are necessary to keep things running smoothly. This just maybe the most beautiful setting to sit and lose hours of time to yet.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-14 :: Category: Games

Wildlings Review

Wildlings Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Wildlings places players in a frantic battle to protect baby birds from becoming dinner at the hands of evil enemies. A lot of tapping and strategy will be required to master this game.

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VivaFoto Review

VivaFoto Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
VivaFoto takes normal photos and turns them into works of art, all in one easy step. There is plenty here to make those quick snapshots much more enjoyable.

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FlyBoy Review

Developer: Jelly Pants
Price: $0.99

Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★☆☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

It is time to fall like a stone in a vacuum chamber, or that is what FlyBoy hopes to make the player feel like they are doing. In the ever growing swarm of games that challenge players to climb to the furthest reaches of space, Jelly Pants is going to push gamers into the deepest depths of the earth. The question now is: is this one worth the spelunking hassles, or should players stay on solid ground?

FlyBoy is a free falling game in which the player must navigate an obstacle riddled free fall through various caves, ice filled shafts, or deadly beach abysses. There are plenty of items to aid players along the way, like turning into a ghost to pass through rock bridges, or wings that increase the responsiveness of each life saving maneuver. Each stage comes with its own unique setting, various additional challenges, like roaming birds, and time requirements to move on. The basics of the game is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, yet tough enough to challenge the hardened gaming veteran.

The game starts to fall apart quickly after pushing start however. On the presentation side, there is not a lot going on. Textures are a bit flat, almost appearing overly stretched out, and this is abundantly clear in stages like the ice cavern level. There is little noise to grace the ears with other than the wind whistling by, and a few sound effects from various items. There is a very pleasing spat noise when the character comes to their instant demise upon hitting an immovable object. Limbs fall off if the character clips anything on their descent down, which is a nice tough. It would just be nicer if there was more to feast the eyes and ears with.

Overall, FlyBoy is a decent start to a game, but not nearly complete enough to warrant an instant purchase. Those looking to give this a try, there are free versions for both the iPad and iPhone – we recommend folks try those out before dropping money on the full game.

FrEEday Vol 57

Lazy Frog:
Ever been out walking around and stumble upon a frog so lazy it would not hop away? Well, those lazy frogs have finally found their use in a free game from Chenzo Park. Lazy Frogs is all about catching bugs and staying airborne as long as possible, all with a mere flick of the tongue. As players get better at collecting bugs, more frog types – such as the Ninja, Alien, and Devil – become available. With three game modes to suck away the hours, there is plenty to enjoy, minus all the slime covered hands of fondling a real frog.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-03 :: Category: Games

Sour Patch Kids: Sour Fling:
These may not be the Sour Patch Kids for eating, but they are suitable for playing. Players will fling these sticky virtual candies across 70 levels of varying difficulties and scenarios. Players will need to collect as many Sour Patch Kids while avoiding enemies like the Gum Monster, a hot light bulb, or even a lake full of juice capable of melting these gummy tykes. This may be just enough to make people want to run out and buy the actual candies the game is based on!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-06 :: Category: Games

Exitium: Saviors of Vardonia FREE:
Got an itch for some RPG action, but don’t know what to buy to fill that need? Exitium provides just a taste of the sweet nectar of their full game. Players can choose from four playable classes to try to save a land covered in turmoil and war. An extraordinary number of quests and side missions will keep players busy for hours. If this RPG manages to become an addiction, the full game can be unlocked and no progress gets wasted! Go ahead, take a dip in the RPG pool, the water is nice and warm!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-06 :: Category: Games

Sea Battle – Mission Battleship:
Battleship is a game that requires superior fleet formations and exquisite aiming skills. This classic battle game is once again re-imagined on iOS, and it is free to boot. Players can take on a challenging AI during those long train rides home, or they can challenge friends and settle who will buy the next round of drinks. No matter how the game is enjoyed, it will bring back plenty of memories of laying on the floor yelling out, “You sunk my battleship!” and throwing the game across the room in anger. Try not to throw the iPhone, however, as it is much more expensive!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-06 :: Category: Games

Word to Word:
Word games continue to evolve, and now a new word association game is ready to grip word smiths. Word to Word is a simple, yet addictive, word association game. Players will need to match two words together. They may be opposites, mean the same thing, or even be compound words. As the puzzles tick away, the word combinations get more challenging with multiple matches becoming the norm, but there is still only one solution to solve the puzzle. No dictionary is necessary, just a good amount of puzzle solving skills!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-08 :: Category: Games

Luminance Review

Luminance Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Luminance is looking to make photo editing fast, simple, and enjoyable for any user. There is something here for novices or seasoned photographic veterans.

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FrEEday Vol 56

Victors United:
Arm Chair Commanders can now play something when the significant other threatens to go outside and perhaps have a life. Victors United is a 24hr turn based strategy game in which players try to take over the world, Risk style. Connect to Facebook and challenge those “friends” that were added to help out with farming duties, or just trash talk the opponents. Either way, this is a globe spanning game and will require the best of tactics to rise to the top of the leaderboards!

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-31 :: Category: Games

Crimson: Steam Pirates:
What happens when Jordan Weisman (creator of MechWarrior, Crimson Skies, and Shadowrun) gets together with Bungie Aerospace over a few cold brews? Easy, they design a game for iOS just for the fun of it. Players will command a Steampunk inspired fleet in this turn-based strategy action game. There are dozens of ships, subs, and airships to command as players try to lay waste to the evil pirate, Thomas Blood. Elegant, fun, and challenging are served up right here.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

Super Drill Panic:
Super Drill Panic is bringing retro arcade fun to iOS. The game features various levels in which the player must grab as many coins and items as possible, all while running away from a boulder that wants to paint the walls red with the life blood of the main character. Of course a boulder is far too easy to escape from, but lasers, razors, and falling blocks add to the challenge. The game may start easy, but it will soon test the patience of all good gamers.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-30 :: Category: Games

Star Legends (3D MMO):
Read that title one more time and let it sink in! That’s right, an MMO right on iOS, and even better – it’s set to a SciFi theme. Star Legends will take players on a journey through hijacked space ships, alien infested asteroids, and mysterious science labs in need of exploring. All this while leveling and playing with other people from all over the globe, even on a 3G connection. Best of all, all players connect to the same game world, so there is no need to make multiple characters to play with all those new friends. Why can’t PC MMOs get this right?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Games

Bounce the Bunny:
Take one crazy rabbit, add in some magical bouncy bubbles, and let the insane fun begin. Just give the bunny a kick to get him going, and help him bounce his way to the end of the level, ever mindful to not let him fall into the deadly waters. With over 60 levels, unlockable upgrades, unique and colorful worlds, and so much more, what more could a gamer on the go want? Sometimes, simple addictions are all anyone needs to get through the long, agonizing workday.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Games

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Naught:
Naught takes the gravity physics game into the monochrome world, and then adds in a cutesy cat as the hero. Players are challenged with tilting, rotating, and probably throwing their devices as they try to navigate this perilous world of dark and scary creatures. Those who would rather keep their sanity can choose from two other control schemes, but that would dilute the fun and frustration of this artistically beautiful game.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Games

Monster Mouth DDS:
Let’s face it, nobody enjoys going to the dentist and sitting in a chair while their teeth get blasted, scraped, and cleaned all in the name of good health. However, those players that have an itch to fill the role of a mad dentist finally have the perfect opportunity. The only downside is that instead of cleaning somewhat palatable human teeth, players get the joys of scrubbing some nasty monster mouths, full of plaque, slime, and weird creature like cavities. This is not a game for those with a weak stomach, that much is for sure.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Games

Billiard Chain:
Players addicted to games like Zuma, yet needed something a little different have a nice surprise. Billiard Chain takes the familiarity of Zuma, but paints it with a fun billiard setting. Players will be using a pool cue to launch their balls into a non-stop stream of cue balls. Even better, there is no need to head to a smokey bar, or fend off the local drunk with a chair in this game. Safety is our number one concern, after all!

$229.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-22 :: Category: Games

KungFu Food:
Those players that are sick of slicing fruits and veggies, yet still need to get their samurai action on need not look any further. KungFu Food is all about slicing and dicing food, only this time it is junk food like cola, burgers, steaks, and even salads. Those who are counting calories can even play Calorie Mode and shed fat….virtually.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-18 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-18 :: Category: Games

Emissary of War:
Players take on the role of an emissary who has but one last mission in their journey to complete. A single treaty that needs to be brokered is all that remains, yet life has a way of screwing this up. It is now up to the player to hack and slash their way through legions of mercenaries and monsters who want nothing more than to put the hero in a six foot deep hole. Who will save this troubled land?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-18 :: Category: Games

Snapseed Review

Snapseed Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Snapseed brings a standard feature set to the photo editing app on the iPad, but it then goes a bit further by providing tools to get creative.

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Fish Galaxy:
Anyone who has ever mumbled the phrase: “Like shooting fish in a barrel” now have an app to put the money where their mouth is. Fish Galaxy places a bubble gun at the bottom of the screen and it is up to players to skillfully shoot fish as they swim by. Those that get bored with capturing sushi can also enjoy one of the 11 bonus mini-games to mix things up. With 42 different fish to catch, it is going to be a busy day at sea.
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Magic Zoo:
This is no ordinary zoo full of boring lions, elephants, or penguins. No, this zoo is packed to the brim with awesome creatures like a genie, ogres, Pixies, and even an unicorn. Players will need to customize their zoo with hundreds of decorations to encourage visitors to come check out the baby Mad Hatter. With hundreds of new creatures to breed, this is one zoo that will always be fun to visit.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Games

Ninja Rescue:
Pigs seem to constantly be getting a bad rap as of late, and they are not taking it anymore, especially when a wolf kidnaps the beloved little pigs from the village. Ninja Rescue is all about solving puzzles by placing various items in the world to solve dilemmas so the Ninja Pig can roll, and bounce, through the stage in order to get to the little piggy. Don’t forget, pigs do bounce, so air tactics will also need to be considered. Is anyone else hungry for bacon now?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

Secrets of the Dragon Wheel HD:
Gamers who want to stop murder and mayhem in exotic locations like the far east need not look any further. Secrets of the Dragon Wheel places players in the role of Epiphany O’day as she tries to track down the evil Dragon Wheel artifact. Help Epiphany find the clues by locating hidden objects scattered about various scenes. Finding Waldo may be easier than piecing this puzzle together.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

Bok Choy Boys:
Little Orphan Susan’s dreams are no longer safe thanks to the invasion of Numbskullz, and thus is it up to the player to help rid her dreams of this nemesis. Players won’t go at this alone as they can recruit the help of the Bok Choy Boys to fight off the dream invaders. There are 35 levels to strategically battle though with 12 different Bok Choy Boys ranging from Fire, Sky, Luck, Snow, and many more. The battle will be intense, but this is one dreamland worth saving!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-16 :: Category: Games

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Army of Darkness Defense:
A kick-ass deal has arrived just in time for the weekend. Army of Darkness Defense is FREE for a very limited time, and this means anyone debating if this is worth picking up no longer has an excuse for not snagging this game. This is a casual defense game set in the classic Army of Darkness world. Players take on the role of Ash as he defends Lord Arthur’s castle from the mass of evil undead. Packed with quotes from the movie, leaderboards, and endless deployability, there is a lot here for a hefty price of nothing. Grab those boomsticks, it is time to put down some undead baddies.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

3D MMO Celtic Heroes:
iOS is proving to be a worthy platform for MMOs, and that goodness passes on to this free game. Players can expect plenty of questing, lots of dungeons to conquer, and a bounty of tests for groups of adventurers. Choose from classes like the warrior, mage, or rogue and head out into this medieval Celtic world packed with magic and mythology. This one is sure to suck away plenty of hours of free time!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-16 :: Category: Games

Ghost Harvest:
Forget veggies and cows, this farm game is all about cultivating a sweet cemetery. Players will grow their cemeteries by fending off reporters along with those irritating ghost hunters, all while spending hard earned money on landscaping and tombstones. Just usher the souls to the afterlife and build the best cemetery the world has ever known.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-15 :: Category: Games

Virtual Table Tennis Pro:
It is time to grab those virtual paddles and practice those table tennis skills. Players will be graced with various modes of play like practice, arcade, and tournament modes, all which will be enhanced with the animated tutorials teaching newcomers the nuances of this popular game. The game boasts a great AI system that takes on various behaviors like reaction timing and speed, endurance, and defensive capabilities. Ping-Pong in the office is now be a reality!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-16 :: Category: Games

Pocket City:
Gamers who want to build their own marvelous city, but do not want to deal with all the hassles of running for mayor or establishing their own village now have another option. Pocket City puts players at the helm of creation and lets them build a city exactly how they want. Increase population by building homes and providing new citizens work by building factories, business centers, and community centers. The game is bright and colorful, along with coming to life thanks to wonderful animations of people walking the streets and vehicles driving around. Being a mayor can be so hard at times!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-10 :: Category: Games

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Robotek HD:
Humanity has fallen and robots now rule the world. Robotek HD allows players to destroy their enemies with lasers, fry them with electricity, or just deploy an army of robots to fend off the enemy. Robot upgrades, 200 levels of sheer tactical terror, and an online hall of fame will keep robot jocks busy for some time. Sadly Neo will not come save the day with his machine fighting badassery.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Games

PapiStep:
PapiStep is a simple game in which players must get Mr. Papi (a little red ball) up as high as they can in the stage. Platforms move left and right, and it is up to the player to time their jumps just right to ascend into the heavens. If Mr. Papi takes a dive, the game is over. It seems so fiendishly simple!
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Shape Shift:
Shape Shift is a colorful puzzle game in which gamers must swap tiles of the same shape to match colors and clear the board. Classic mode will challenge players by forcing them to clear endless stages of bombs, meanwhile zen mode offers a more relaxed setting to just chill out and solve puzzles. The game is familiar and challenging all at the same time.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-07 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-07 :: Category: Games

Techno Kitten Adventure:
Grab some headphones and prepare to do some head banging as this game is all about the music. Players will guide a cat, imagine that, through a gorgeously colorful world in hopes to fulfill the those aspirations of being king kitty. Obstacles will hinder this great flight, but hey, the audio is sure to keep players coming back for more!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-07 :: Category: Games

World Cup Table Tennis – The Addictive Classic Game in 3D:
Anyone who wants to be a master of the paddle, sensei of the backspin, or just enjoys a rousing game of table tennis, this is the game for you. This game provides players a bountiful amount to do, and that starts with a career mode in which players can rise from a no-name ball smacker to a world renowned superstar. Tournament mode allows gamers to fight for their favorite country in a bracket style battle, and arcade mode will put a new spin on the classic game. Unlockables round out the package, thus giving fans plenty to do over their lunch breaks. It is hard to believe this is a free game!

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-05 :: Category: Games

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