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Layered Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ANIMATED PHOTOGRAPHY
Add animated slogans, images, and texts to photographs with this easy to use app.
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on December 13th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TEDIOUS TIMELESS CLASSIC
Tedious level designs and time-consuming game mechanics frustratingly tarnish this timeless classic.
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Charade Parade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PARTY POSING
Charade Parade is a pretty cool idea that fumbles slightly in one very important area.
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This Week at 148Apps: February 27-March 2

Posted by Chris Kirby on March 5th, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com, we checked out the long-awaited release of Readability, via a quick overview and full review from Lisa Caplan. Caplan writes, "The app provides the same service and merges seamlessly with the web versions. Users open to a blank page with just a menu. Filling the app is the the reader’s job. Users can search the web or enter an URL manually. The app pulls the article, pretties it up, and places a lead-in on the home screen.

I found it faster to just surf on my Mac adding articles that appealed as I found them, but how one fills the app is a small matter. What Readability does with the content is the cool bit. I tested the universal build on an iPad and it works wonderfully in both orientations. In landscape the articles fill the main pane and a well-designed and unobtrusive sidebar has the menu. In portrait the sidebar is a tiny top bar."

Read our full review on 148Apps.

Meanwhile, our sister site Giggleapps.com dug deep into the garden of apps and came up with a review of The Giant Turnip: A Kidztory Classic Animated Interactive Storybook. Reviewer Amy Solomon says, "As always, the look of this app is delightful, with wonderful colors and textures and fun use of music incorporated into a style utterly recognizable as a Kidztory storybook. I appreciate the warm browns and green shades seen in the land where the turnip is planted, along with the noticeable brush strokes for a lovely effect. Possibly more so than other apps from this series, nothing is flat-looking within this app as every animal or other detail has its own imperfect texture that layered together on the page really brings a richness to this story that adults may enjoy even more than their children."

Read the full review on Giggleapps.com.

Finally, 148Apps.biz updated GameSpy's progress on its GameSpy Open platform. Brad Hilderbrand writes, "Today GameSpy announced that there are over 600 titles in development for its year-old GameSpy Open platform. The stable of upcoming titles includes games like Warm Gun, Skullgirls and more, with a total of 1200 developers hard at work on new projects."

Read more on 148Apps.biz.

The old week is done. Bring on the new week, with the promise of the iPad 3 just around the corner. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to keep abreast of the latest reviews, news items and contests right when they happen. See you next week!


iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Philo on June 12th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOOD TIMES
FaceFighter reminds me of early versions of Mortal Kombat. I had a lot of fun with that game, especially when friends and beer were involved. I never got great at it because of all the buttons, combos, and fatality moves were hard for me to remember (was
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3D Chess

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOVELTY
3D Chess is a 3D chess app with a medieval theme. Who'd have guessed? While the graphics and animations are great, this is still just a chess app.
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Route Candle

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 13th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Route Candle is kind of like playing golf with fire in a dungeon. Only instead of holes, you light candles, and instead of being a golfer, you're a flame. Oh, and your useful little companions are matches.
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Crazy Drops

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on March 16th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AVERAGE
This app is a take on the Tetris variation. You have to connect 4 or more drops of the same colour and the levels are grouped into 'ages of planets' so Precambrian to Cenozoic. Which makes for nice visuals in this game.
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MotionX Poker

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on July 31st, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NICE DEMO
MotionX Poker is a great demonstration of the capabilities of the iPhone OS platform but falls short as a game.
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Crazy Mouth / Crazy Eye

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on July 29th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FUN SIMPLE APP
Crazy Mouth / Crazy Eye are fun little toys that little kids of all ages will enjoy annoying the heck out of you with.
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