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Contributing Writer with the 148Apps Network since January 14, 2013

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Would you like to know what we thought of being an infinite golfer? Check out our Golfinity review!

Golfinity offers unlimited ways to test your skills at golf. Here are a few ways to make sure your score doesn’t get too high and your spirits don’t get too low.


 

Considering Perspective is Crucial

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  • Yes, Golfinity is most easily compared to Desert Golfing, but did you know the devs from NimbleBit have described the game as Desert Golfing meets Monument Valley? That being said, occasionally the game will present some differences in depth that seem deliberately confusing. When in doubt about these changes, play it safe, be prepared to get a bad score, or get ready to retry.
  • On the flipside, there will be times when a level presents no depth changes or holes. This is typically toward the beginning of the game. When presented with courses like these, don’t fear the power of your stroke. Hitting the ball super-hard generally won’t knock it out of bounds, and it might be just what you need to ricochet right past some annoying obstacles.
  • Always look carefully at the course your dealing with. Golfinity makes it really easy to just jump into the next level swinging, but don’t be overly tempted to do so. Courses can be tricky, and making sure you tap the lower left corner of the screen to get a good look at the whole course can save you from some poor initial strokes.


Continue reading Golfinity – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Intrepid Golfers »

Golfinity Review

Golfinity Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This endless golfer presents infinite courses suspended in 3D space that incorporate ramps, stairs, holes, and more to infinitely challenge players.

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Cato and Macro Review

Cato and Macro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Although it looks like a mobile version of real-time strategy game, Cato and Macro is actually a bizarre form of a tower defense featuring characters from Simon Scarrow's book series.

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Chain Breaker Review

Chain Breaker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Control a knight's fate by cutting chains, dropping weights, and defeating enemies in this novel twist on the runner genre.

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Adventure Age Review

Adventure Age Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There's a lot of customization and party building fun to make this puzzler pretty engrossing, provided players can fight through the bugs.

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Lost Viking Review

Lost Viking Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This puzzle game mixes the gameplay of games like Threes! with roguelike elements.

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Human Crasher Review

Human Crasher Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Abduct Earthlings in this casual, but unfortunately grind-heavy, arcade game.

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Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front Review

Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Test your skills on the Eastern Front in this complicated, but fascinatingly deep strategy game.

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Splot Review

Splot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Splot is a tight platformer with controls that work surprisingly well for a touch screen device.

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Swap Heroes Review

Swap Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rotate a cast of heroes to fend of waves of monsters in this difficult, puzzle rpg.

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Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.

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Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


Continue reading Puzzle to the Center of the Earth – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Daring Spelunkers »

Find the Line Review

Find the Line Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tease out beautiful line drawings in this unique, free-to-play puzzle game.

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Hay Ewe Review

Hay Ewe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pave the way for your flock in this line drawing puzzle game from the creators of Worms.

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Loot Raiders Review

Loot Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This menu-based loot game is suitable to compel those with pretty extreme loot lust.

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Faraway Kingdom – Dragon Raiders Review

Faraway Kingdom – Dragon Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a kingdom and go questing in this fantasy-themed questing game that borrows from successful titles like Tiny Tower.

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ORBB Review

ORBB Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This one-touch game advertises no time limits and no fail states. I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

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Adventure Xpress Review

Adventure Xpress Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Match three in your epic quest to deliver the mail across this quirky, fantasy landscape.

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God Strike 2 Review

God Strike 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fling lightning at mere mortals in this quirky but ultimately middling puzzle game.

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Smarter Than You Review

Smarter Than You Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Psych-out friends and random players in this simple but psychologically complex game from the makers of 10000000.

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Vampire Tribunals Review

Vampire Tribunals Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hunt other vampires in the "real world" in this location-based multiplayer game.

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NAVIGON iPhone 2.1 Route Blocking
I’ve been living with my iPhone 4S for the past two years or so, and if I was living in a world where I wasn’t bombarded with new phone announcements and people of the general public caring enough to upgrade constantly, I wouldn’t think my phone was obsolete. It’s a great feeling phone that does everything I want it to – plus a lot of stuff I don’t care to do. It’s not perfect, but neither are iOS 8, the iPhone 6, or the iPhone 6 Plus, so why spend the hundreds of dollars every year or two?

I’m not even going to attempt to answer that question. I’m merely using it as a rhetorical device to illustrate that the past two years of announcements of Apple hardware and services have not moved me to throw money at them, and here are a few reasons why.

Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Upgrade to the iPhone 6 – or iOS 8 for That Matter »

MUJO Review

MUJO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.

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Shoot The Moon Review

Shoot The Moon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Stop the moon from singing an annoying song by launching rockets at it.

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Ninja Smasher! Review

Ninja Smasher! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This one-touch action platformer makes being a ninja explorer feel effortless and satisfying.

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Wan Nyan Slash Review

Wan Nyan Slash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chop and slice an array of traditional and non-traditional Japanese demons in this quirky arcade game.

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Epic Eric Review

Epic Eric Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This puzzle game follows a familiar format, but has a good sense of level design and mechanics to keep things interesting.

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Light Apprentice Review

Light Apprentice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This adventure game combines comic book storytelling and RPG combat to make a light, shallow, and short experience.

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One Tap RPG Review

One Tap RPG Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This casual arcade game introduces some very light rpg elements into its fantasy-themed pachinko gameplay.

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Flick Knights Review

Flick Knights Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This multiplayer turn-based arena-sports-combat game is goofy and random in both the good way and the bad.

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