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Jordan Minor

Contributing Writer with the 148Apps Network since August 19, 2011

Aspiring wordsmith. Northwestern Wildcat. Fan of video games. Fascinated with the internet.

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Email :: jordan.minor@148apps.com
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Armed Beasts Review

Armed Beasts Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cute animals make everything better; even shooters, as Armed Beasts proves.

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Funkin’ Arena Review

Funkin’ Arena Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This tower defense game's multiplayer twists almost make up for how stripped-down it feels.

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NeoMech Review

NeoMech Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This sidescrolling shooter delivers plenty of over the top retro action.

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Humans VS Vampires Review

Humans VS Vampires Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This licensed fighter is more Stephenie Meyer than Bram Stoker.

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WarCorps: Genesis Review

WarCorps: Genesis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
WarCorps: Genesis brings some much needed style to the military shooter.

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Kingdom Royale Review

Kingdom Royale Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kingdom Royale is a perfectly fine social fantasy strategy game, just like all the rest.

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Pet Wars HD Review

Pet Wars HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Pet Wars HD stacks just enough interesting ideas on its paper-thin premise to make the whole thing worthwhile.

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Drag It Review

Drag It Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Despite its somewhat fiddly controls, an overwhelmingly cute atmosphere keeps this game from being a total drag.

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Pucky Birdy Review

Pucky Birdy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This hockey game tries to be a little different but ultimately can't make the goal.

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Shadow Spires Review

Shadow Spires Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This strategy card game can be fun but it somehow manages to be too simple and too complicated all at once.

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Crafty Creatures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Creating a whole world of cuddly, craft characters and puzzles is just as fun as it sounds.

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Min – A Space Adventure

Min – A Space Adventure

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Navigate treacherous asteroids in this exciting, sci-fi adventure.

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My Army: Reloaded Review

My Army: Reloaded Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
My Army: Reloaded makes it easier for everyone to check out this quirky little shooter.

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Motor World Car Factory Review

Motor World Car Factory Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A strong personality and plethora of side elements are what keep this car factory management sim interesting.

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Golden Ninja HD Review

Golden Ninja HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Flinging a golden ninja across painted landscapes is as fun as it sounds.

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SongPop Review

SongPop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
SongPop has a good music trivia hook but it's too light on content for repeat listenings.

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Nom Nation Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This retro puzzle-platformer is absolutely delicious.

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Time Trap Review

Time Trap Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This hidden object game stands out thanks to its intriguing plot, moody artwork, and plethora of environments.

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Drift Pool Full Review

Drift Pool Full Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Drift Pool is as good a way as any to get one's pool fix on the go.

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Alpaca Farm Review

Alpaca Farm Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
For a game featuring such soft and cuddly creatures, Alpaca Farm is surprisingly unforgiving.

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Kingdoms & Lords Review

Kingdoms & Lords Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While it's no epic, there's a lot of little things to do in this time-killing, casual fantasy adventure.

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Michael Jackson may be gone, but if Michael Jackson The Experience is any indication, it seems that his music and his legacy will be with us forever. After showing up on every platform from the Wii to the PSP to the iPad, Ubisoft’s rhythm game tribute to the world’s favorite smooth criminal has now arrived on the iPhone. Luckily, this mobile version comes with a few new reasons for players to not stop until they get enough.

While the game retains the iPad version’s rhythm gameplay, the input system where players “draw a series of shapes with their fingers according to the beat and choreography of the Michael Jackson avatar” has been adapted for the smaller screen. The game also includes two new, exclusive songs: “Leave Me Alone” and “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.” The rest of the soundtrack consists of “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Speed Demon,” and “Blood on the Dance Floor.” More songs can also be purchased in-game.

Remember the time, on the go. Michael Jackson The Experience for iPhone is available now for $2.99 on the App Store.


$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-08-09 :: Category: Games

Gravity 2.0 Review

Gravity 2.0 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Creating a planetary system and preparing it for war is an intriguing experience.

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Beetle Bounce Review

Beetle Bounce Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bouncing beetles into their holes makes for a surprising amount of frantic fun.

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iPhone gaming and mobile phone gaming in general are poised to take over the entire handheld gaming market but there is still one big thing holding them back. Touch controls can be great but they are no replacement for responsive, dedicated, physical buttons. Plenty of hardware manufacturers have tried to fix this problem with varying degrees of a success and now a new challenger, Bladepad, is trying to enter the fight.

Bladepad is a slim, protective case that adds a directional pad, two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, and four face buttons to an iPhone all with full back-lighting. Like a PSPgo or Xperia Play, players can slide the buttons back underneath phone when they are not needed or just easily remove the case entirely. The case and phone can be simultaneously charged over USB and “the battery life is competitive with both the Nintendo 3DS and Sony PS Vita.” Bladepad, LLC says that the product will work with any iOS device using Bluetooth 4.0 including the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, and presumably whatever new iPhone comes out this fall.

However, the project is still in need of funding. Those interested should check out the Bladepad Kickstarter page where one can pre-order at reduced prices along with shirts and other prizes. Bladepad is currently slated for release this holiday season for $99.

NinRobo HD Review

NinRobo HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Just because this 3D action game is weird doesn't mean it's any good.

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The Cozi Family Organizer has already given parents an easy, streamlined way to maintain their busy family lives. However, the back to school season is coming up and as usual it’s bringing a whole host of new problems to be dealt with. That’s why Cozi is lending another helping hand with their free, Back-to-School Survival Guide update.

The guide and its four main features are included with every download of the standard Family Organizer app. “What to Expect at Every Grade” is a list of educational and emotional milestones gathered from experts so parents can monitor their child’s development. It also has curriculum topics and school supply suggestions for smarter shopping. “Chore Guide” offers tips on how to handle chores and allowances while “Checklists for Kids” makes sure that once a family establishes a routine they stick to it. Finally, “Lunchbox Gallery” has ten lunchtime recipes for kids to try out.

Cozi is also offering a $100 back to school coupon pack to anyone who registers a new account online or through the app before August 31st. The Cozi Family Organizer with the new Back-to-School Survival Guide is available now for free on the App Store.


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-12-21 :: Category: Productivity

A Bomberman vs Zombies Review

A Bomberman vs Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This explosive zombie game feels very familiar and it may have something to do with its name.

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Come Together Right Now Over Musicr

Plenty of people dream of becoming musicians but few realize just how hard that life can be. To break through, aspiring musicians must not only be good at their art but also know the right people so they can have a chance to show off just how good they are. With Musicr, musicians are now able to connect and share with each other like never before.

The app is basically a social network for musicians. Users can search for fellow artists with whatever skills they are looking for. Whether it’s a local drummer to help fill out a jazz band or someone to explain just how an accordion works, users can connect with them on Musicr. Amateur rock stars can also showcase their own talents and share how far they are progressing in their careers through text, photos, or other social networks. It’s all about bringing performers together so that they can give each other much needed help and exposure.

Make some new musical friends and be a part of the world wide jam session. Musicr is available now for free on the App Store.


FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-07-25 :: Category: Social Networking

Car Toons! Review

Car Toons! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Move over Pixar, there are some new vehicular heroes in town.

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