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Unleash Your Inner Sam Jackson, Win Prizes

Posted by Robert Corra on January 26th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

We recently reviewed iSamJackson, and found it to be one of the best soundboard type apps you will find in the app store. Our editor Chris liked it so much that he's foregone all verbal communication, and speaks only through Sam Jackson. To be honest, we hardly notice the difference...

Hot on the heels of the app's success, Heatwave Interactive has announced "The Perfect iSamJackson Line" Contest. Fans of Sam Jackson can submit what they think would be the ultimate thing for him to say. All entries are being collected on the iSamJackson website until February 18, 2010. Although there is no guarantee that the winner's line will be recorded and added to the app, there are some prizes up for grabs for the top submissions, including...


- Grand Prize (1): 8GB Apple iPod touch preloaded with iSamJackson
- Runner-Up (4): Custom limited edition iSamJackson iPhone cover

The iSamJackson app comes with 150+ original soundbytes recorded by Samuel Jackson, and can be had for roughly the price of a Royale with Cheese. You'll find a retort for almost any situation, and there is an in-app store for downloading additional themed packs. iSamJackson is available in both Explicit and Clean versions, although there's really only one choice for the full Sam Jackson experience.

iSamJackson

Posted by Chris Hall on January 15th, 2010

Developer: Heatwave Interactive
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0

Sound Rating: starstarstarstarstar
iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

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Let me set the record straight, soundboard apps are the devil. They started many moons ago with fart sounds and have since morphed into all sorts of succubus like horrors such as Snoop Dogg's iFizzle (ok, this one's slightly awesome), iDaft (also a bit awesome), and 50 Cent "Baby By Me" Sound Lab (not even the slightest bit awesome). Every tiny ounce of me wishes that these apps would just vanish without a trace, but then I run into apps like iSamJackson. In one brilliant swoop, my iPhone went from being a sad phone call machine to an entire speech replacement device. I'll explain.

I sat down this morning to a cup of coffee, only to spill it on myself. A normal person might do something silly like opening their mouths, but being the app guru I am, I whipped out iSamJackson and hit, "F%&$ no, that s&$% did not just happen!". Poignant... the perfect amount of emotion for a spilled morning cup of joe. The person I was with (we'll just call her 'Z') says, "Why did you just use Samuel Jackson's voice instead of your own?". Without hesitation, I hit, "This is my normal voice!". I was looking for something epic like, "Cause that's how I talk! You ain't never seen my movies!", but alas, I was stuck with only normal Samuel Jackson quotes, not amazing Chappelle impersonations. With a look of disgust, Z says, "you shouldn't do that anymore, it's embarrassing." How could someone accuse me of being embarrassing. Me?!?! I thought to myself, what would Sam Jackson do? Get mad! With a slight tap of my finger I hit, "I don't recall asking for your f&$@ing opinion!". Everything is gold when it's said by Samuel Jackson. Everything.

Needless to say, there are a ton of different sound clips... one for almost any situation out there. Scratch that, there is a sound clip for every situation, bar none. On top of the fantastic soundboard, there is an awesome magic 8-ball tab where Samuel Jackson answers your most personal questions with brilliant responses like, "That is, without a doubt, the dumbest question ever." and "F$%& yeah!". Truly mind blowing. There is also a thumb scan tab that acts more like a "Please Sam, insult me" tab. He hurt my feelings one too many times today, so this section is dead to me. Dead I tell you.

As far as soundboard apps go, this one is probably in the top 3. It's not quite as good as the brilliant iDaft, but it makes some of the rest look like Samuel Jackson's mutilated carcass in Deep Blue Sea. At $2.99, the price is a bit steep, but for those of you who just can't quite get riled up like Sam Jackson and need a spurt of rage, this one's a gem.