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Ryan Wood

Contributing Writer with the 148Apps Network since March 3, 2010

I currently serve as Chief Financial Officer for a mid sized behavioral health services clinic as my main profession. When I'm not spending my non-work time writing for 148apps, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing League of Legends sparingly. I hold a Master's Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. I've worked most of my career in public service and have only recently switched to the for-profit world. I have a two year old son that takes up most of my time, and I'm completely okay with that. Feel free to contact me at my 148apps email with any questions. Thanks for visiting.

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Acme Lists Review

Acme Lists Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Acme Lists takes all the complication of similar apps and throws it out the window. The result is a simple and straightforward list app that should be considered one of the better in the genre.

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CaloryGuard HD Review

CaloryGuard HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
CaloryGuard HD is a great idea with terrible execution. A limited food listing combined with setting issues right off the bat make it more of a chore then a help.

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Rocket Downhill Penguin Review

Rocket Downhill Penguin Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rocket Downhill Penguin sits at the middle of the pack when it comes to high score chasers. It certainly doesn't have the kind of unparalleled support that a Doodle Jump does.

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Omium Review

Omium Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Where Omium might not stand out as a self sustaining game, it certainly qualifies as a sign of things to come in the gaming world. Never before has player been put against player in this design, and I for one am excited about the potential.

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BallCraft Review

BallCraft Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ball Craft, while not being a bad game, is just a mediocre game. In an app store filled with mediocrity, that's not really good enough.

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The Red Star Review

The Red Star Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Action packed Red Star is a great addition to the 2.5d side scroll genre in the app store. A high difficulty level may hold back some, but overall it's a great game.

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Crazy Remote Review

Crazy Remote Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Crazy Remote is a novel attempt at computing from the couch or bed, but ultimately doesn't execute as well as it should. Major issues kept it from really standing out for me.

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Exo-Planet Elite for iPad Review

Exo-Planet Elite for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Exo-Planet Elite for iPad is a great third person shooter with a challenging mutli-player focus. Unique additions to the standard shooting equation make this title a nice grab for shooter fans.

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Prince of Persia Retro Review

Prince of Persia Retro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Prince of Persia Retro is a true update to the original game that started it all. The game is, in fact, a true replica of the original with nothing more than an updated frame. If you can get past the frustrating controls, there is a lot of greatness here to enjoy.

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Pro Zombie Soccer Review

Pro Zombie Soccer Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Pro Zombie Soccer, while adding to a painfully swelling genre of zombie games, actually comes through with some solid game play. This unique experience from Chillingo is a great addition to the app store.

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Shrek Kart HD Review

Shrek Kart HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Shrek Kart HD is a great addition to this more playful style of racing games. With several game modes and lots of different characters/maps, you'll find quite a lot of fun with Shrek Kart HD.

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Bar Oasis Review

Bar Oasis Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bar Oasis takes a simple idea and makes it pop by adding great role playing and time management elements to a drink pouring game. This collaboration of genres makes for a solid addition to the app store.

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Football Agent Review

Football Agent Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With an addictive and simply game design, Football Agent is ideal for those short breaks where you just need a quick time killer.

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iCompta Review

iCompta Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iCompta is a powerful finance app that provides tons of functionality for the price. It's a safe bet that this app can help any of those trying to rope in their spending, as long as they have access to wifi and a bank account.

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Highborn Review

Highborn Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Highborn provides a fun and humor filled turn based strategy game to the table that will leave you with a few chuckles and an overall satisfied feeling.

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TowerMadness HD Review

TowerMadness HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
TowerMadness HD provides more then just a simple port of a great tower defense game. New maps and updated progression makes this game a fresh upgrade from it's smaller counterpart.

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James Cameron’s Avatar Review

James Cameron’s Avatar Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Like the movie, the game falls a bit short in the story. Unlike the movie though, graphics on the iDevice version of Avatar do not make up for the missing story elements.

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Cassandra’s Journey HD Review

Cassandra’s Journey HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Cassandra's Journey does quite a bit right for the genre, while not going out of its way to revolutionize games on the iPad. This is a great "out of the gate" title for the iPad and worth a look for those into hidden object games.

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Todo for the iPad Review

Todo for the iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Todo for iPad provides all the great functionality that it's smaller counterpart did, fully utilizing the additional size of the iPad to provide enhanced features. This mixed with the great sync features continue to set Todo ahead of the task management crowd.

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1112 Episode 2 Review

1112 Episode 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The second episode to 1112 shadows the first episode by taking the game to a whole new level of greatness. Games of this style have found their model to follow, and it's 1112.

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R.O.S.M. Revenge of the Summon Monsters Review

R.O.S.M. Revenge of the Summon Monsters Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
R.O.S.M. provides a surprising long lived amount of enjoyment. Fans of Tower Defense games will find this variation enjoyable.

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Glee Review

Glee Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Glee takes an impressive step forward for music games on the iDevice by creating a network of singers who can sing along and establish credibility with one another. Three pre-loaded songs and a plethora of pay-per-song addons create an impressive offering for not a lot of investment.

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Luna Story Review

Luna Story Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Luna Story suffers from a poor control scheme and overly fast FPS speeds. With a few adjustments, however, Luna Story has the potential to be work a try.

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Vertigo Rogue Review

Vertigo Rogue Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Vertigo Rogue's game play suffers serious setbacks from a flawed control structure. With a little adjustment, however, this game provides a solid storyline and some great game play. Look for this title to make a big showing if the developer puts a little time in.

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TapDo Review

TapDo Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
TapDo does quite a bit right, but it still lacks an easy way to customize and some much needed feature additions. With some love, TapDo can be great.

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Blocktagon Review

Blocktagon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Blocktagon provides a lot of game for your buck, 100 levels worth of game to be exact. If you're a fan of puzzle games, Blocktagon is right up your alley.

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Great Career Review

Great Career Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Great Career is a good start for anyone looking for their next big career move. It's not an all in one app, but the services it provides are ideal for those unsure of their next path in life.

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Earth is Gone Review

Earth is Gone Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Earth is Gone follows along the well established path of galaxy dual shooters. It doesn't re-invent anything, but it certainly provides an adequate level of enjoyment. If high score achievement is your thing, Earth is Gone is for you!

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Stranded: Mysteries of Time Review

Stranded: Mysteries of Time Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Stranded suffers from major control issues, but has the potential to be a must play for fans of this style of gaming. With a little work, this game will find its way to a lot of iDevices.

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American McGee’s Crooked House Review

American McGee’s Crooked House Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
American McGee's Crooked House does a good job of delivering on the puzzle, but not on the fun. It's an overall well made game, but I found myself bored really quickly.

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