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Jennifer Allen

Senior Writer with the 148Apps Network since September 7, 2010

Jen lives in not so sunny Wales in the UK. A keen games player for the past 25 years, she cites Final Fantasy VII and Goldeneye as 'life-changing', but is just as comfortable delving into the varied world of apps too. As a freelance writer, Jen has found that sleep is an unnecessary complication in life, and isn't entirely sure what she'd do without her trusty iPhone and iPad.

Connect with Jennifer via:
Twitter: @jenjeahaly
Email :: jennifer.allen@148apps.com
RAD Boarding Review

RAD Boarding Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
RAD Boarding isn't quite one of the greats, but it has potential.

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Sum Idea Review

Sum Idea Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sum Idea is a fairly charming but taxing puzzle game.

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Timeline Review

Timeline Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
News isn't just about the story of today, but the stories of yesterday that made it possible. Timeline contextualizes it all.

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HOME: Boov Pop! Review

HOME: Boov Pop! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
HOME: Boov Pop! is a fairly typical Match-3 puzzle game, lacking real spark.

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HERO Keyboard Review

HERO Keyboard Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Providing a more intuitive way of typing, HERO Keyboard should save you plenty of time.

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Monster vs Sheep Review

Monster vs Sheep Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What Monster vs Sheep lacks in variety it makes up for with stress relieving fun. At least, for a little while.

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HowToFormat Review

HowToFormat Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Making a presentation and want to get it just right? HowToFormat teaches you how through some bullet point style tips and tricks.

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Thermo Diem Review

Thermo Diem Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want to know whether it's warmer or colder tomorrow? That's precisely what Thermo Diem will tell you - and nothing more.

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Tap Heroes Review

Tap Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tap like crazy, grind like crazy, in this tapping game that overcomplicates the mix.

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Storm Review

Storm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Storm offers comprehensive information about the weather, even if it's not much to look at.

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Capsule Review

Capsule Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Capsule lets you schedule when you send your texts, and it can be pretty useful.

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Vimo Review

Vimo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vimo is a quick way of adding animated stickers to your videos, but it can prove to be expensive.

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Alto’s Adventure Review

Alto’s Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Alto's Adventure is a beautiful and highly enjoyable Endless Runner.

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Do Camera Review

Do Camera Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Take a photo and immediately send it elsewhere through a choice of useful IFTTT recipes with this convenient app.

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Switch & Drop Review

Switch & Drop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Switch & Drop is a fairly typical Matching game but it has a few small tweaks to make it more interesting - at least for a little while.

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World Zombination Review

World Zombination Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
World Zombination is a fun twist on the base building/tower defense format, and it really does feel original.

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Jolly Jam Review

Jolly Jam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Jolly Jam is a Match-3 style game but with a different approach than most.

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Dreamslide Plus Review

Dreamslide Plus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Slip and slide in Dreamslide Plus, a line drawing game with potential.

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Set for release next month, RAD Boarding is looking to be a pretty fun endless runner in the vein of Tiny Wings. You play a burnt-out 90s celebrity with nothing left to do in life but grab his snowboard, don his shades, and go on one final ride because, oh yeah, the world’s ending. The game promises a 90s inspired soundtrack as well as the inclusion of collectible Milk Caps, which will seem somewhat familiar to fans of Pogs from the 1990s. Plus you can smash through tombstones, if that’s your kind of thing.

Developed by Other Ocean, best known for NBA Rush, and published by the team behind the Super Stickman Golf series, Noodlecake Games, RAD Boarding certainly has some quality pedigree backing it. Intrigued by the game, we were able to talk to Noodlecake Games’ Ryan Holowaty and Other Ocean’s Marc McGinley to learn more.

148Apps: As a Tiny Wings style game, how many areas/worlds are there going to be to explore in RAD Boarding overall?
Marc McGinley (MM): Players can unlock new environments by beating Tiny the Bear (the boss). Tiny is a (not-so-tiny) eye patch wearing circus bear who is impressed by performing crazy trick combos. There are four environments in the game at launch: Grasslands, Desert, Jungle, and Ice Lands. Later environments help you earn more coins and collect more frogs.

148Apps: How long has the game been in development, roughly?
MM: We started out with a very different game and have gone through a lot of iteration and player feedback to get to where we are today. What you see right now in the game took us around a year to develop.

148Apps: What kind of in-app purchases will be available? Are there any upgrade paths to pursue?
MM: All of the upgrades in the game are focused around helping the player get further into the level, or earning them more currency to buy more upgrades. For convenience, players can purchase coin packs to speed up their progress, but the game is balanced fairly for non-paying users. Players can also buy Boost Tokens that multiply the number of coins they earn for a number of runs. We also have ads in the game, we’re proud that they’re very non-intrusive and players can optionally earn rewards by watching certain ads. Rewards could include Boost Tokens, coins, or Frogs.

148Apps:Regarding the Milk Caps and other types of collectible, are they just visual collectibles or do they offer anything extra?
MM: Milk Caps are just one type of collectible which you can find inside a frog. Frogs spawn on the slope occasionally and you have to collide with them to collect them. Milk Caps are mostly for collection, but who knows…. maybe they’ll be worth something in the future? Players can also collect costume pieces which unlock new costumes once players have a full set. Tombstones and Tricks are earned by leveling up, and upgrades can be purchased with in-game currency.


Thanks to Ryan and Marc for taking the time to answer our questions. RAD Boarding sounds like it could be a pretty cool endless racer. It’s set for release March 5 and, of course, we’ll have a review for you then.

Astro Party Review

Astro Party Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Astro Party is a frantic duel type game that's great for gathering around your iPhone and duking it out.

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Daytona Rush Review

Daytona Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Daytona Rush is an incredibly shallow endless racer, but it's fun in a forgettable kind of way.

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Staying Together Review

Staying Together Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Staying Together is a charming but taxing puzzle platformer about love.

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Darkroom Review

Darkroom Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Darkroom is a dependable and speedy photo editing app, although it doesn't offer the 'wow' factor.

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Cava Racing Review

Cava Racing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It looks good, but Cava Racing lacks some effective controls and proves all too infuriating.

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Auro Review

Auro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Auro has plenty of rules to keep to, but it's a very rewarding tactical experience.

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King of Thieves Review

King of Thieves Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
King of Thieves is a fun mash-up of platforming and PvP based exploration, but it's hindered by a big freemium issue.

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Atmospug Review

Atmospug Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Atmospug is a typical auto-runner/jumper at times, but with a fun twist.

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Gang Nations Review

Gang Nations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gang Nations is a familiar base building kind of game, but it has a few original moments, too.

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Just Go Golf Review

Just Go Golf Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Keep on moving, for real, with Just Go Golf - a fitness focused golfing game.

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Soul Seeker Review

Soul Seeker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Soul Seeker looks charming but it's a concept we've seen many times before.

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