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It’s been a long time coming, but Disco Pixel’s Jungle Rumble is almost upon us!

Jungle Rumble is very much a rhythm game. It’s also kind of a real time strategy game. It’s being described as “Patapon meets Advance Wars” and I have to say it doesn’t seem too far from the truth. Controlling your monkey (or squads of monkeys) is simply a matter of tapping your commands in time with the beat. Move, run, toss coconuts, that sort of thing. The goal was to make an iOS rhythm game that allows the player to make decisions rather than simply trying to stick to a specific script or pattern.

I have to admit Jungle Rumble feels pretty good. It doesn’t necessarily look like it from the screen shots but it really does call to mind games like Patapon in a very pleasant way. I had a little trouble keeping the rhythm at times but I’m fairly certain that had more to do with a noisy show floor than anything. Still, I’m interested in seeing how it plays in a much quieter setting.

Jungle Rumble should be releasing within the next couple of weeks (probably). I didn’t get a set number for the price, but it’s definitely going to be a premium game because the folks at Disco Pixel “don’t want to monkey around with micro-transactions.” Yeah.

Monkey Mofo Review

Monkey Mofo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Initially quite sweet, Monkey Mofo fails to excite thanks to an infuriating control scheme.

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Apps Invade The Toy Aisle

In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed an interesting trend among my young cousins. No longer do they want cuddly toys or regular action figures from Santa. This year, it’s all about iPhones and iPads–a marked change from the increasingly distant days when I was a kid. Given the importance of such devices this Christmas, we thought we’d take a look at just how apps are invading the toy aisle and offer a few ideas for festive presents.

Ideas for Babies and Toddlers


Fisher Price offer plenty of great ways of integrating iPhones or iPads with your kids’ playtime. The Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case turns devices into a form of 21st century rattle. Noisy beads keep them interested, while a mirror means that baby can take a look at themselves. There’s peace of mind too, as the case can withstand drool, teething and a certain amount of throwing around. It comes in iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad varieties.


The Apptivity brand continues from there, too. There’s a Storybook Reader, which turns an iOS device into a book that can be turned just as easily as a conventional tome.


For the more active baby, there’s the Gym, allowing babies to hone their motor skills in conventional ways, while also playing peek-a-boo with the Fisher Price app.

Finally, there’s the Monkey, with its cuddly toy nature combined with the power of some fun iOS games for the youngster.


Toddlers can enjoy the fun of Dora the Explorer Let’s Play Backpack, which lets kids place a toy backpack on an iPad in order to unlock new activities to learn logic, Spanish and many other important skills.

Toy Vehicles for the 21st Century


Remember as a kid how much fun it was to play with toy cars? Disney and its AppMATes toys have brought that up to date. Disney Cars2 AppMATes come in two varieties: Lightning McQueen/Holley Shiftwell and Mater/Finn McMissile. In both cases, kids place the car on the iPad screen before taking it for a spin around Radiator Springs. It’s perfectly safe for the screen, too, thanks to the rubber contacts, although doesn’t work through screen protectors.

For the Scientific Child


iTikes offers a great range of toys that turn iOS devices into more educational tools. The Map Explorer uses a form of Augmented Reality to help kids interact with a world map, as well as learn about the Solar System, dinosaurs and animals.

Other toys such as the Microscope, Keyboard and Canvas offer a similar mix of educational fun. It’s all helped by the fact that kids don’t require an iOS device at all times to enjoy the toy.


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Rainbow Friends Review

Rainbow Friends Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A matching game in which players match the colors of the rainbow in the correct order.

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Tango Chase Review

Tango Chase Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help Tango the monkey dodge obstacles and collect valuable gems in an attempt to survive to the end of each level!

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Swing Away Review

Swing Away Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help a sad monkey earn his freedom, and have a vine-swinging good time doing it.

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Powder Monkeys Review

Powder Monkeys Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sail the high seas in this primate vs. insect pirate adventure.

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It’s impossible to not smile at a cutesy monkey in a game. Believe me, I’ve tried. In the case of Bananza Troop, there’s even a plethora of baby monkeys to make the whole thing even cuter!

The game focuses on monkeys that must be shot through the air in order to free captured baby monkeys up above in cages as well as ever-tasty bananas. It’s as wacky as it sounds with cannons propelling the monkeys skyward. It’s fortunate, then, that such creatures are protected with the all too useful steel helmet.

Bananza Troop promises to be adorable and simple to control while still offering some challenging gameplay. It’s the kind of thing that parents in particular might enjoy playing alongside their offspring so everyone can enjoy the monkey madness.

Check out the gameplay trailer below and all will be obvious!

Bananza Troop is out now priced at a very respectable $0.99.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-02 :: Category: Games

Rasta Monkey

Rasta Monkey

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rasta Monkey is a Rastafarian-themed game of fast-paced swinging and tumbling, in which you have to collect fruits before your father's head goes CHAKA-CHAKA! It's definitely worth a look, but I couldn't completely fall in love with it.

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