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MonSense Review

MonSense Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Organize your finances with the quick and easy to use, MonSense.

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har.mo.ny 2’s New Update Will Put You to Sleep – on Purpose

Posted by on October 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

har.mo.ny 2, the mellow puzzler, has just gotten even more mellow.

The game’s latest update introduces Sleep Mode: a new game mode that’s purposely designed to put you to sleep. How? By using colors and music together to help you relax. As you play a sleep timer will count down, and as the timer counts down the music will get softer and the screen will dim almost imperceptibly, with the idea that you’ll be out for the count before the timer hits 0. And once it does hit 0 it will shut itself off.

If you’re already enjoying har.mo.ny 2 you can download the new update now. If you haven’t tried it, and the idea of a game that also functions as a sleep aid sounds appealing, you can download it off the App Store for $1.99.

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via: Our Review
Bug Mazing – Adventures in Learning Review

Bug Mazing – Adventures in Learning Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bug Mazing - Adventures in Learning is a maze app with educational components and a great sense of style.

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Sailing Home – Learning Animal Habitats Review

Sailing Home – Learning Animal Habitats Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sailing Home offers many fun animal facts as children match animals to their correct homes.

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Air Supply – SOS Review

Air Supply – SOS Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fluffy, lovable, and deceivingly addictive, Air Supply - SOS offers players a sheep-saving good time.

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Pixel Boat Rush Review

Pixel Boat Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pixel Boat Rush's unique blend of mechanics make it an excitingly original racing game.

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Nitropia is an indie developed tower defense title, from Dawn Patrol Games and being published by Bulkypix, that will be coming to iOS soon. The game incorporates real-time strategy elements with a gradual progression of complexity as you play. Each level will add at least one new challenge to keep the game exciting.

You will be able to play both offense and defense, collect resources, and pit your 3 best characters against bosses in Survival Mode. For an interesting change of pace, you will also be able to destroy enemy bases in Base Battle Mode.

Nitropia will be a premium game, but the developers will be giving a bunch of levels away for free and letting users choose what level of content they would like to buy into – such as the full game or the full game + all the advanced towers. The price is set to begin at $1.99, which gives you the full game and 3 characters to play with. You will be able to use earned in-game currency to unlock levels.

Nitropia has a tentative launch date October 30.

Card Dungeon Review

Card Dungeon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Card Dungeon is a delightful riff on the hackneyed roguelike genre.

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BuggyFun Review

BuggyFun Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
BuggyFun allows children to create their own tracks for bugs to interact with for a unique open-ended experience.

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Fold the Adventure Review

Fold the Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fold pieces of paper to create platforms for a princely rabbit in this puzzle game; something that isn't as beguiling as you'd think.

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Yeti’s Parole Officer Review

Yeti’s Parole Officer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Yeti's Parole Officer proves that looks aren't everything in this entertaining, if plain, piece of interactive fiction.

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PlayHaus Review

PlayHaus Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
PlayHaus is a interesting, stylish app for young children, full of cause-and-effect interactions.

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A few months ago, I took a look at 1849 from SomaSim. This Gold Rush-themed city builder for iPad had a fair bit going for it, but lacked in a few crucial areas to make it a true stand-out on the App Store. SomaSim has since added in a sandbox mode, and just last week the first content expansion, entitled Nevada Silver, went live.

1849: Nevada SilverSet in the wake of the discovery of major silver deposits that came to be known as the Comstock Lode, the expansion shifts focus eastward into the mountains and hills of Nevada. Available via in-app purchase for $1.99, a campaign of six new cities awaits returning prospectors, as well as a sandbox mode for the Nevada mapset.

The core of 1849 hasn’t changed with the coming of Nevada Silver, but it has thrown a few small tweaks into the mix. The trading interface, for instance, is now governed by the comings and goings of the railroad. Trains arrive in the player’s town on a regular schedule from nearby settlements, each of which is looking to buy and sell specific goods. Each train has a set number of cargo slots and while they can be switched up at any time, only a set amount of goods can flow in or out during each visit. It adds a pacing to the buildup of resources that can make seemingly innocuous tasks like “Sell 300 silver to Carson City” take forever when you can only send out three 15 unit loads per visit. And since almost all of the mission objectives in 1849: Nevada Silver require some degree of buying or selling goods, players will need to get familiar and comfortable with the rail trading system pretty quickly.

1849: Nevada SilverWhile it isn’t a part of the expansion per se, the sandbox mode bears mention as it is one of the issues I touched on the game needing during my initial review. Players pick a location for their settlement on the map, which generates size, resources, and the like based on data of the geography of the region they picked. The plot sizes run from “Large” to “Huge” to “Boundless,” which is, contrary to the name, quite bounded. Admittedly, the boundary is fully to the edges of the game’s visual layout, which is a fair sight larger than the maps one encounters in the missions, but it’s still constrained – I would assume due to some sort of technical limitations.

And speaking of technical issues, why on Earth are the tree textures still super-blurry when I zoom in to the game’s tightest camera setting? I know it’s not early onset glaucoma on my part, as everything else is still crisp and clean. It just seems very odd to leave something like this unfixed for a game that’s iPad only, where you know players are going to notice every flaw in your visuals.

1849: Nevada SilverThe new content in Nevada Silver will take a few hours to get through (mainly due to the whims of the train-based trade economy mentioned above) and if you truly enjoyed the gameplay of the original 1849 then you’ll clearly have a good time with it. I felt the iteration and additions, while welcome, were too minor to substantially change my feelings on the product as a whole. It continues, as before, to teeter on the edge of being truly compelling, without ever fully making the plunge.

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2014-05-07 :: Category: Games

Partyrs Review

Partyrs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Partyrs makes party planning as fun as partying itself.

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New Modes and Leader Boards in Update for Rules!

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Rules!, the fast and adorable puzzle game by TheCodingMonkeys, has updated to include a lot of new stuff.

The game now has Beginner and Timeless modes so that players have more options if they’d prefer a more relaxing game, and has instituted leader boards so you can see where you stand on your puzzle-solving abilities. The user interface has gotten an upgrade too, with a more visible flash when rules change, improved shake detection, faster screen transitions and, faster transition to bats.

You can check out all the new stuff for Rules! on the app store for $1.99.

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Light in the Dark Review

Light in the Dark Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Light in the Dark is an interesting and challenging puzzle game with some amusing bits of background humor thrown in to boot.

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Pizo Animals

Pizo Animals

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pizo Animals is a puzzle app that includes many options adults can choose to customize the experience.

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Almightree: The Last Dreamer Review

Almightree: The Last Dreamer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Can this Zelda-inspired platformer reach new heights of success?

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Chopping Block Review

Chopping Block Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Work together with friends to create the perfect recipe tweaks with Chopping Block

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Hyper Trip Review

Hyper Trip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tough and unforgiving, Hyper Trip is a bit like Snake - if Snake was really harsh.

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Boogey Boy Review

Boogey Boy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It looks delightful but lack of Game Center support and more variety really affects the fun that Boogey Boy offers.

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Battle Riders Review

Battle Riders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
BattleRiders has cool car combat, but it could be crazier.

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Kapsula Review

Kapsula Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With a quirky but unique style, Kapsula is an enjoyable mix of racing and match-3. Yes, really.

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Mikey Boots Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mikey Boots is a fine third instalment in the excellent Mikey series of platformers.

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1849 Expansion Pack “Nevada Silver” Set to Arrive Later This Month

Posted by on September 8th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Following on from the addition of a sandbox mode, SomaSim has announced that its iPad-only Gold Rush-era city management game 1849 will receive an expansion entitled “Nevada Silver” later this month.

The expansion takes place on the other side of the mountains ten years after the Gold Rush, where silver has been discovered in Comstock Lake. The original gameplay will be built upon, with technological advances like trains and steam-powered mills adding new challenges to trade and mining operations, with players taking on six complex scenarios set in Northern Nevada towns.

1849 is available to purchase now for iPad for $4.99, whilst the “Nevada Silver” expansion will be an In-App Purchase and will cost $1.99 when it releases.

1849: Nevada Silver

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Tizzy ZigZag Cars Review

Tizzy ZigZag Cars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tizzy ZigZag Cars allows children to race cars around a fantasy track, complete with physics engine.

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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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The Walking Dead Pinball Review

The Walking Dead Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zen Studios is at it again, taking a property that would never seem to work as a pinball table and turning it into an "must play."

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ALONE… Review

ALONE… Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tough yet satisfying, ALONE... is a challenging endless flyer with some suitably sensitive controls.

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Aliens Drive Me Crazy has Received a Huge Content Update

Posted by on August 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Are you ready for more Aliens Drive Me Crazy fun? Rebel Twins has released a new update that gives players access to new weapons like the dual pistols, hyper laser gun, and grenades, as well as a bulletproof vest and a private jet.

Aliens Drive Me Crazy has also gotten new enemies, including mega bosses to challenge even the most veteran alien eliminator. Earn new achievements and costumes while trying out your new arsenal.

Check the App Store now for the newest update of Aliens Drive Me Crazy.

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