Posts Tagged Sports

Tap Sports Baseball Review

Tap Sports Baseball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tap Sports Baseball is briefly fun but lacks some important features.

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Glu has announced that later this week they plan to launch Tap Sports Baseball. The game incorporates real players and  baseball strategy in a turn-based, one-touch control system.

Tap Sports Baseball lets you play against your friends in multiple games on Facebook simultaneously. You can even develop your dream team with draft picks, signing free agents, and strategically upgrading your team!

Tap Sports Baseball will be coming to the App Store soon, so keep an eye out.

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Blood Bowl Review

Blood Bowl Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Blood Bowl fans, rejoice! Your favorite fantasy bloodsport is now portable, thanks to iPad. But a huge caveat emptor is in effect for the uninitiated.

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120 Sports Review

120 Sports Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want to keep up-to-date with the latest sports news and enjoy some videos, too? This will be ideal.

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Stickman Soccer 2014 Review

Stickman Soccer 2014 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Stickman Soccer 2014 is a good but plain take on the beautiful game.

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SocceR10 Review

SocceR10 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Soccer playing with a turn based and freemium twist, SocceR10 doesn't fully hit the target.

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Sumotori Dreams Review

Sumotori Dreams Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rough but funny, Sumotori Dreams is like no sumo wrestling game you've seen before.

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iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The long-running baseball simulator returns to mobile with a much-improved entry in the series.

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Now Available: R.B.I. Baseball is a New Mobile Take on the Classic Baseball Game Formula

Posted by on April 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

R.B.I. Baseball, known as the most popular Baseball game to ever be released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, has received a reboot via the modern smartphone. The original game licensed players from the MLB, and the same is true for R.B.I. Baseball 14, which features 480 of the current lineup of players. You can play the game, with visuals just slightly better than its predecessor, in a variety of modes including season, postseason, and exhibition.

The game features all 30 MLB teams, and you can play an entire 9-inning game in just 20 minutes. It also features easy-to-use “classic” controls, allowing you to control the game with what is basically just two buttons. The game is also very realistic, featuring players whose appearance and abilities are based on real stats. Finally, there is unlockable in-game content such as legacy jerseys that you can unlock by playing season mode.

You can get R.B.I. Baseball 14 on the App Store for $4.99.

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31Squares Review

31Squares Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
31Squares helps iOS users find events in their area that interest them, and it also includes a calendar to keep all events organized in one location.

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and as always, there are plenty of apps that can help you watch the game or enrich the gameday experience. Appropriately enough, here are six apps; with an extra app that’s not necessarily football-related but could make a Super Bowl party more fun.

FoxSportsGoFox Sports Go: If, for whatever reason, you can’t get to a TV but have an iPad with you, Fox Sports’ official app will be streaming the Super Bowl on iPads. iPhone and iPod users are out of luck, and the app requires login with one of six supported TV providers, so not everyone can take advantage of it. But for those in the Venn diagram of “able to watch Super Bowl on iPad” and “need to watch Super Bowl on iPad,” Fox has got you covered.

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-10-01 :: Category: Sports

SportsCenterSportsCenter: Maybe you just want to follow the score of the game while it’s happening, checking stats and whatnot. ESPN’s app is one of the best for that, and its push notifications ensure that no important sports news goes missed. So if, say, you get stuck working on Super Sunday but want to know when a team scores, this app will keep you in the know.

 

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-06-02 :: Category: Sports

SportsCenterNFL Mobile: Another way to get scores is with the league’s official app. This boasts the advantage of also having game highlights, streaming video, Super Bowl commercials, and even support for those actually at the game or in New York with iBeacon support. [Editor's Disclaimer: If in New York, please don't use the app while on the "toboggan run."]

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-09-10 :: Category: Sports

NFLConnectNFL Connect: The one thing the NFL playoffs are missing is the “game-within-a-game” of fantasy football. This app might fill some of that void during the Super Bowl: compete with friends by guessing which events will happen first to get points and filling out your 4×4 bingo card. Look, it’s either this or fantasy Puppy Bowl.

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-11 :: Category: Sports

FoodieGamedayFoodie Recipes: Look, you could order pizza and wings for Sunday, or you could cook some frozen appetizers. Boring. Why not do something a bit more creative, like make the food yourself. This app provides some fancy recipes for gameday like beer cheddar waffles. I’ve never had one, but as a Chicagoan I love decadent food, and I want one.

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-11-11 :: Category:

Seamless-3Seamless: So let’s say you try to make a beer cheddar waffle and you fail miserably and now the kitchen’s messed up as though Octodad rolled on through – like what would happen if I tried to make one. You’ll need a backup plan. Don’t just call a pizza chain: use this app to find plenty of nearby places that deliver, including perhaps off-the-beaten-path ones that might be able to bring food before the game ends! Huzzah!

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-07-18 :: Category:

spaceteam2Spaceteam: Look, do you really want to watch a freezing Bruno Mars perform at the halftime show? Or watch eons of pregame coverage? You’ll have far more fun if you gather together some iOS and Android devices for this fun party game, which now has an experimental 8-player mode available from the upgrades menu. There’ll be more yelling and screaming than when a big play happens in the 4th quarter.

 

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-11-29 :: Category: Games

Football Heroes Review

Football Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Football Heroes has a good game of football at its core, but some of the missing features are killer.

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PBA Bowling Challenge Review

PBA Bowling Challenge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While not a surefire strike, PBA Bowling Challenge still has the potential to cause plenty of damage to a wallet.

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Soccer Moves Review

Soccer Moves Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Soccer Moves is a fun and cute twist on the usual soccer and puzzle concepts.

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Real Steel: World Robot Boxing Review

Real Steel: World Robot Boxing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The movie may not have been a hit, but it did create a fantastic mobile game. Its follow up is a knockout as well.

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3D Urban Golf Review

3D Urban Golf Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A messy interface and unexciting controls means that 3D Urban Golf is less fun than it should be.

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Mutant League Football is probably one of the (if not the) most beloved alternative football video games in history. At least as far as an adoring, nostalgia-driven cult following goes. And after what feels like decades, because it has been decades, the ultra violent and gloriously twisted take on one of America’s most popular sports is back! Or at least it’s trying to come back.

Series creator Michael Mendheim has turned to Kickstarter to try and bring the spiritual successor of the EA classic to multiple platforms, including iOS! The project is still in the early stages, but the plan is to keep all the violence and tongue-in-cheek humor fans have been craving intact.

As one of those fans who’s been lamenting the distinct lack of Mutant League over the past 20 years, I could not be more excited about this. Of course it’s too soon to know how it’s going to turn out, or even if it’s going to meet its $750,000 goal in time, but simply knowing that the series’ creator is interested in bringing it back is more than enough for me!

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source: Kickstarter
Joust Legend Review

Joust Legend Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Jousting is a time-honored tradition that has been woefully under-represented on iOS. Joust Legend aims to bring an end to this tragic injustice.

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Create, Manage, and Follow Your Own Custom Soccer Streams with FTBpro – The Football News App

Posted by on September 9th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

From what I understand, football (i.e. soccer) has the most intense fanbase of any sport. And intense fans require intense apps, right?

Okay, so maybe FTBpro – The Football News App isn’t necessarily intense, but it certainly seems useful. It enables users to create their own custom news feeds that follow only the leagues and teams they want. In addition to up-to-date match stats and scores via push notifications, naturally.

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Bleacher Buddy

Bleacher Buddy

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ever wondering when that game will be on TV? Guess no more with Bleacher Buddy. It still won't cure a favorite player's performance issues, though

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Fluid Soccer Versus Review

Fluid Soccer Versus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fluid Soccer Versus brings tactical situations from the pitch and puts players in control with their fingertips.

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Dunk Dreams Review

Dunk Dreams Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Take on opponents in this one-on-one, turn-based street hoops game.

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Action Bowling 2 Review

Action Bowling 2 Review

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Action Bowling 2 is a bowling simulator with easy gameplay and 2 types of multi-player modes.

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Stickman Tennis Review

Stickman Tennis Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Keeping it simple, Stickman Tennis is a fun, arcadey sports game.

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Showstopper Basketball Review

Showstopper Basketball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Showstopper Basketball combines CCG and hardwood action into an interesting yet novice take on the classic sport.

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Real Basketball Review

Real Basketball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
As great as Real Basketball plays, one can only perform free throws so many times before they start to get a bit dull.

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Football Heroes, Kickstarted a year ago, is coming to fruition. Michael Marzola, one of the game’s developers, showed off an early build of the game with non-final art, but this title already shows promise. It’s inspired by classic arcade football games such as Tecmo Bowl, with a dash of the brutality of NFL Blitz, and World of Warcraft. Wait, what? That’s because the players on a team can be endlessly customized, with skill trees to help make them play better and avoid more tackles. The game has a long way to go still, but expect to play this one during NFL season.

Slamjet Stadium Review

Slamjet Stadium Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Combine Air Hockey sensibilities with a futuristic backdrop and there's an excitable and fast arcade sports game within.

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Applauze Review

Applauze Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Instead of staying indoors tonight, user Applauze and its beautiful interface to find a local free or paid event and then purchase tickets directly within the app.

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Greedy Bankers Vs. The World was only the beginning for Alistair Aitcheson. Now we have Slamjet Stadium to satisfy our same-screen multiplayer desires. Think football re-imagined by a bunch of aliens who were trying to piece the rules together a couple hundred years from now and you’ll have the basic gist of it.


Where exactly did you pull Slamjet Stadium‘s inspiration from? Not just the wacky-looking gameplay; I’m talking about the physical roughhousing, too. Super-intense family game nights as a young boy perhaps?

Haha, I don’t know really! I’m generally a fairly calm and friendly guy. I was never into rough-housing at all when I was a kid! I am very competitive though, as my friends know – I’ll always be looking for a way to mess up my rivals in any game.

So I wanted to experiment more with this kind of game design. The original prototype for Slamjet Stadium came out of a big batch of experimental multiplayer games I did over the summer and tested out in the pub.

Often you’ll find yourself scoring by spotting a really awesome shot or powerup, so paying attention to the board is really important. Hand-grabbing is certainly a useful tactic, but it’s only one way of doing things. That makes play really dynamic. One moment it could be best to play rough, the next moment you might need to think fast, or play accurately.

While we’re on the subject of the multiplayer, how are you going to influence players to stop being polite?

People tend to jostle as much or as little as they feel comfortable with, and surprisingly that’s usually quite a lot! There’s typically a “eureka” moment when one player realizes they can get in the way of their friend, or use their opponent’s characters instead of their own. The physicality often grows from there!

So I’ve put messages in the loading screens suggesting ways you can “cheat.” The game’s advising you to play foul, so it must be okay! That eureka moment has to inspire creative play, so it’s important that players know that the game isn’t degenerating into chaos.

Would you mind going into a few specifics? Stuff like general gameplay, number of teams, differences between teams (if any), etc.

Each player gets two characters on a team, and the rules are fairly simple. You grab a character with your finger, pull back to charge their engines, and let go to send them flying across the screen. You want to hit the ball into your opponent’s goal, and the first to score five points wins the match.

There are also various power-ups and stage hazards that appear: rage power to smash up your opponents’ characters, freeze power that traps them in ice, multiball release, powerful gusts of wind.

My favorite activates “Last Man Standing” mode, where traps come in from the side of the screen, and it’s up to you to avoid them (or throw your opponents into them); a point is awarded to the survivor!

There are nine different arenas in the game, with different effects and hazards. As for the teams, there are six to choose from and each has different physical properties: shape, weight, boost power and grip.

Are there going to be multiple game modes? Might we be able to look forward to something similar in a future update?

Right now it’s split into Multiplayer and Solo Play. In solo, you take on a gauntlet of computer-controlled opponents over three leagues of increasing difficulty. Beating each one unlocks an extra multiplayer stage, and you can compete via GameCenter over your fastest completion times.

In Multiplayer it’s very much a quickmatch format: you choose your teams and arenas, and can have a rematch or pick new teams after someone wins. I’ll probably add some extra variations and setups in updates; I guess it depends on what players want to see after the initial launch. My focus was on getting players into the action as fast as possible.


All the elbow-slamming, wrist-grabbing, butt-nudging madness of Slamjet Stadium can be unleashed upon your iPad on March 14th for $2.99.


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