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iCasual Video: Tumbles

Posted by Michelle Lopez on June 20th, 2011

Title: Tumbles
Developer: Manfred Nerurkar

Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad

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iCasual Video: Burn the Rope

Posted by Michelle Lopez on May 20th, 2011

Title: Burn the Rope
Developer: Big Blue Bubble
iPhone Price: $1.99
Version: 1.3
iPad Price: $4.99
Version: 1.0
Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad 2
Acquired: Promo Code Supplied by Developer
Written and Recorded by: Michelle Lopez

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iCasual Video: Cut the Rope

Posted by Michelle Lopez on May 11th, 2011

Title: Cut the Rope
Developer: Chillingo Ltd
iPhone Price: $.99
iPad Price: $1.99
Version: 1.3
Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad

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iCasual Video: Drop Zap 2

Posted by Michelle Lopez on May 6th, 2011

Title: Drop Zap 2
Developer: Amir Michail
Price: $.99
Version: 2.0
Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad 2
Acquired: Promo Code Supplied by Developer
Written and Recorded by: Michelle Lopez

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iCasual Video: Trucks & Skulls

Posted by Michelle Lopez on April 28th, 2011

Title: Trucks & Skulls
Developer: Appy Entertainment Inc.
Price: $1.99
Version: 1.6
Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad

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iCasual Video: Kuboku

Posted by Michelle Lopez on April 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Title: Kuboku
Developer: Creaceed
Price: $1.99
Version: 1.0.2
Reviewed on: iPod Touch and iPad

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iCasual: Flying Hamster Review

Posted by Michelle Lopez on February 10th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual report for Flying Hamster from The Game Atelier for all devices running current iOS software. In todays game you play Newton, the famous flying hamster who with your help will save his love. To control Newton you can use the accelerometer or simply drag 1 finger up, down, back or forth and the Hamster will fly in that direction. Tilting worked better on the iPhone but touching was much easier with the iPad. You’ll need to see what works best for you.

You’ll need to then maneuver your little friend through levels populated by odd enemies like cows shooting milk at you or even ninja cats shooting balls of yarn at you. To fight back you spit at them, which is automatic when the enemy is in front of you. Along the levels you will collect power up items making you more lethal. The game tells you what can be collected which then replaces what ever you were just using for a limited amount of time. There is a meter on the screen that will let you know when you’re power up is getting low so you can watch for another. Each time you collect one, it replaces the one you were using which isn’t always the best idea. Each item reacts differently with different enemies and not always like you think. It will take trial and error with some combos to get you though the higher levels. Each level ends with a fun boss to destroy which will give you a glimpse of the one you love before she is taken from you yet again. When you do lose you life you have a limited amount of times you can restart from where you died. Once you run out of those or if you choose not to continue, the next time you start the game you start from the very beginning. I hope in the future to have a save button because I can’t imagine being able to play through the 6 Different whimsical environments all in one sitting.

The bright colors, up beat tunes and easy controls make this a fun diversion for the adult that is a kid at heart. The fast paced boards are reminesent of early Sonic games and keep you entertained with the kooky adversaries. The 3.99 price tag is a bit high but so far seems to be giving me a run for me money. Give the free lite version a try and you’ll see why I keep going back for more.

iCasual: Undead Attack! Pinball HD Audio Review

Posted by Michelle Lopez on January 19th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual report for Undead Attack! Pinball HD from MobJoy Software for all devices running current iOS software. So I guess you can deduce from the title that this is a pinball game, but with an interesting twist. There are 2 modes in the game to master. Both played mostly like a regular pin ball game. You shoot your ball and use the flippers to stop it from falling through your gate. You also want to aim at areas that will earn you bonuses like all the undead things walking around the board.

In campaign mode the longer you survive the more you'll earn and the more levels you'll unlock. Use these earnings to buy upgrades to help you in the higher levels. Also in your arsenal are shakes that would normally cause you to lose a turn but here you'll get extra balls to help with the larger waves and the big boss. In quick play mode you just survive as long as you can earning a higher and higher score to brag about.

For 2.99 this game has high quality 3d graphics with 3 different tables to unlock and play. The use of the accelerometer really adds a retro feel of a real machine. The upgrades and unlockable secrets kept me coming back to play. I love that they have mashed together Pinball and tower defense.....with zombies. It's a great pick up and play game for anyone who loves pinball. My only grip is that the iPhone version is the same price for what looks like the same game with just smaller graphics. I downloaded the free lite version on my iPod touch and it was very playable. The shake and tilt moves were even a little easier on the smaller device. I really wish there was only one version to buy but if you have both an iPhone and an iPad and you don't want to pay twice you may want to just get the iPhone version so you can play on both devices. Which ever version you decide to get will give you hours of challenging fun.

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iCasual: DropZap 2

Posted by Michelle Lopez on January 3rd, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual report for DropZap 2 from Amir Michail for all devices running current iOS software. On the heals of the addictive DropZap, this 2nd version is considerably more challenging but still hard to put down. As with the first you have a board of shapes that you need to eliminate before they reach the top of your screen. Each time you drop a new piece a laser will zap across and down from where it lands. The pieces it hits will shrink and if the piece is already at its smallest size it will disappear. This will then cause a chain reaction as pieces fall and zap again. What makes this sequel stand out is the addition of blocking squares into the mix. Your laser will stop in its tracks meaning less objects will be shrunk. The boxes will still shrink when hit so they can be eliminated, they just don't allow the beam to pass through them like the circles do.

Just like the first version, you will get 4 different game modes each one adding additional challenges. Standard mode is the easiest and the best place to hone your skills. Each time you remove 50 pieces you level up and the board is reset. Relentless mode is similar to Standard except that its never ending. You just keep going for as long as you can. Action mode steps it up a bit with a count down timer. If you don't drop a piece before the timer runs out, the game will drop the piece for you. Relentless Action is then the never ending version of Action mode. Each time you play the game is randomly laid out, so it never feels repetitive regardless of which mode you play. The game is game center enabled and keeps track of your high scores so you can easily brag to your friends. Then when you think you're at your best, invite a friend to play with you on your device. The screen splits and you play head to head. Who ever removes 25 more pieces than their opponent or completely outlast them, wins. The game plays great on either the small or large screen, but 2 player mode is at its best on the iPad.

For just .99 Drop Zap 2 is a must have for anyone who loves puzzle games, and for a limited time, the developer is offering it for free, so hurry up and download this app from the link below.


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iCasual: Wrecking Ball

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on August 25th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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Hello everyone! This is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual Report for Wrecking Ball from Alternative Visuals for all devices running current iOS software.

Do you have a lot of pent up frustrations? Maybe some days you just feel like breaking something. Well then, Wrecking Ball may just be for you. In this physics based puzzle game, you are sent to a work site to destroy a frame of a building.

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iCasual: Doodle Dive

Posted by TPG Staff on August 10th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NOT TAKING A DIVE :: Read Review »

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Written and Recorded by: Michelle Lopez

Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual Report for Doodle Dive from Romper Games Inc. for all devices running current iOS software. In Doodle Dive you get to play a cute little guy who, for what ever reason, jumped out of a plane. Tilting your device you will control, or try to control his fall through randomly generated friendly and not so friendly skies. There are items to collect as you descend and of course items to avoid as well. One wrong hit and it could be game over. The collection items are unique and whimsical. You have gold which is typical, where when you’ve collected 100 you’ll get an extra life, but than you have the odd power-ups. An umbrella which will slow your fall and then a roll of sushi which will balloon you up to be invisible. Not even the flying toasters will ruin your day then. The only addition could be some social competition, though there are online leader boards to keep track of your high scores. The game play might not be very different from other games in this genre, but the fun extras make this $0.99 game Simply hallarious!

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