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Doctor Dot HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on November 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NEEDS A CHECK-UP
A matching game that features a physician using pills to cure a patient? This sounds familiar.
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This Week at 148Apps: May 14-18

Posted by Chris Kirby on May 21st, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com, Kevin Stout examined the question more than a few of us are asking: Why won't Nintendo release any games for iOS? Stout writes, "Nintendo recently reported its first annual loss, showing that perhaps 3DS isn’t enough of a success. Nintendo hasn’t even released its legacy games on mobile platforms where others like Sega have (Sonic the Hedgehog). While current CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, is in charge, it’s unlikely that Nintendo will acknowledge its mistake. When asked about releasing Nintendo games for smartphones, Iwata replied, “This is absolutely not under consideration. If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo….”'

Read Stout's full commentary and analysis at 148Apps.

Meanwhile, Amy Solomon at GiggleApps took a look at a new Marvel Avengers app for kids: Avengers Origins: Assemble! is a very enjoyable universal interactive storybook that tells the tale of how The Avengers became a cohesive group after meeting Captain America. I really enjoy how these characters are introduced, making this a great primer for children new to Marvel comics. Interactive moments are included throughout that children will also enjoy such as dragging the tools used by each Avenger to their rightful owner."

Read Amy's full review at GiggleApps.

Last, but certainly not least, 148Apps.biz writer Carter Dotson reported on results from a recent MocoSpace study: "MocoSpace has announced the results of their new “Y U Play?” study that tries to answer the question of just why people play mobile games, anyway? The answer for the majority of people appears to be just pure entertainment. 34% of people like to play mobile games because “the games are fun,” and 32% do it because they are bored, or want to kill time."

Read more about the fascinating study at 148Apps.biz.

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The Sandbox Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 16th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CREATE
Create or destroy pixelated worlds, electrical devices or perpetual machines in this open-ended playground.
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Band Boss Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on January 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: IN TUNE
Manage real musical artists through fictional tours, promotions, and hopefully stardom.
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O-Gawa Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Chris Kirby on May 19th, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CONFOUNDING PLAYTHING
Want to be frustrated with zen-like efficiency? Give O-Gawa a spin.
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Star Hogs

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Dave Spatholt on July 27th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORMS IN SPACE
If you enjoy worms, but are looking for something with a little more depth, I don't think you could be wrong in purchasing Star Hogs.
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Inspector Gadget

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on April 2nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: AVERAGE
This is a platform game of the popular tv show Inspector Gadget. Graphics and sound remain true to the series and are really well executed. The game play however, makes this a real disappointment to loyal fans .
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Chordica

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Gary Lucero on February 9th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ABOVE AVERAGE
Chordica is a fun and easy to use music app. It's innovative design lets you memorize songs using numbers instead of notes, which allows you to play a song in any key using the exact same screen taps. The app has a good sounding piano sample and enough ad
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Word Flow

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Joel Bortz on January 24th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Word Flow is a fantastic game with a refreshing and novel concept. It is unlike any other word game available in the app store. Good graphics, smooth gameplay, and a high replay value all contribute to a rewarding experience. At a $0.99, this game is a st
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Ocarina

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on November 11th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A fantastic and fun social music instrument
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