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Monster vs Sheep Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SAMEY FUN
What Monster vs Sheep lacks in variety it makes up for with stress relieving fun. At least, for a little while.
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Trees of Life

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Tony Cave on August 21st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RELAXING
Incredibly simple, yet incredibly relaxing at the same time. This is the stress relief toy for the 21st Century.
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Dodge The Hammer With Finger Splatter

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 11th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

For as long as games have existed, we've been using them to test our reflexes. Pretty much every game tests how fast the player reacts, whether it be mentally or physically. In the case of Finger Splatter, it tests the player's ability to avoid a finger squashing hammer.

A free app, Finger Splatter is very simple but compelling nonetheless. 40 levels of increasing speed consistently test the player as they attempt to avoid the mighty hammer destroying their hand. At first it's no great challenge but it's not long before it's a mad race for survival.

Finger Splatter is the kind of game that's ideal for those short breaks throughout the day, especially when stress relief is needed! Game Center support offers 10 achievements while score sharing can be done via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail keeping the competitive spirit alive and well amongst friends.

Finger Splatter is out now and it's free to download.

Riot In Your Pocket With TinyRiot

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

A riot in your hand? It appears that's now possible thanks to TinyRiot. I've not seen an app like it but essentially it's a kind of stress relief tool that also produces some fascinating results.

Upon loading the app, users simply hold their iOS device tightly and shake it with all their might. As the user shakes it, noise and music comes out to invoke some satisfaction. While doing that, it also records the entire thing via the camera while flashing a light around too. Essentially, it's a mini rave in your iOS device. Once something has been created, users can then upload their production to YouTube for all to see.

It's absolutely bizarre, certainly as bizarre as the summary makes it out to be. It's also quite cool though. It does somehow relieve stress a little, or at least make its users laugh at the absurdity. It's from a Japanese developer, Qosmo, who explains that TinyRiot was created as a way of relieving frustration after the terrible earthquakes in Japan which makes a heck of a lot of sense.

If this kind of thing sounds compelling, TinyRiot is out now priced at $0.99. It works with all iOS devices but works best with the iPhone 4.

Check out the video below to see how it works.