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Blokus HD for iPad Review

Blokus HD for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Why couldn't this have been a universal app? There's only one additional feature, and it should already be in the iPhone version.

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April showers bring May flowers, and while May is just around the corner, the rainy days are in full force. What better way to get through a rainy day then by using an iDevice? Here are a few apps that we think will be the perfect companion.

Netflix

There has already been a lot of coverage on Netflix, but it truly is an MVP of the app store. As of this print it’s an iPad only app, but there are confirmed reports of Netflix making a debut on the smaller iDevice lineup eventually. It’s a sure fire bet that watching a movie or television show on a rainy day will help to pass the time.

Alternative: For those that don’t have an iPad, or those not subscribing to Netflix, the YouTube app, NBC.com through the Safari Web Browser, and the Pandora app are a couple alternatives to provide some entertainment. Unfortunately the video streaming offerings have been limited up until Netflix. With Netflix expected on the pocket sized iDevices, and rumors flowing on Hulu’s debut on the iDevice line up, you can expect that to change sooner than later.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Entertainment

Tetris

Maybe it’s just me, but I can play Tetris for hours without getting bored. Whether it’s the WiiWare version of Tetris, my old cartridge version, or the app version, I can’t get enough. Nothing beats relaxing on the couch watching some TV and playing some Tetris.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

101 Classics (or other free book app)

I used to be an avid reader, but responsibilities have really limited the time I can devote to it. When I did read more, there was a vast collection of books I used to read. With an app like 101 Classics, large quantities of books are collected into one app for free and easy access. Make some hot chocolate, grab a blanket, and pop up a copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer the next time it’s raining.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-12-31 :: Category: Books

Articles

They say that knowledge is power. “They” tend to be those people always looking to get a hand up in Trivial Pursuit, but a little extra knowledge can’t hurt anyone. With the “Surprise Me!” feature in Articles, you can relax inside, check out the rain, and educate yourself on little random pieces of the world one Wikipedia page at a time. Available on the entire iDevice line-up, this app is sure to equip you for battle the next time Trivial Pursuit night comes up.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-15 :: Category: Reference

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Reference

Honorable Mentions:

Rainy Day apps really are just boredom fillers, and to that end there are hundreds of possibly apps available. An epic RPG Series like the Final Fantasy (One or Two), Zenonia (One or Two), and Inotia (One or Two) are great options. Point and Click games such as Nick Chase, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Broken Sword, or any number of apps have the potential for filling that void. Take a look at the games I offered here or figure out a specific genre of game you are looking for and check out 148apps vast database of reviews to find something that provides a great product to fill your time with.

If you would like a specific recommendation for a genre, shoot me an email at ryan.wood@148apps.com and I would gladly toss you one. If I don’t have a lot of experience in one genre, 148apps has a plethora of talented staff members who might.

Hit N’ Run Review

Hit N’ Run Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hit N' Run is a unique, well-developed endurance racer with superb graphics, animations and sound, featuring several game play modes that are well-balanced, with an ample amount of bonuses and unlockables to make the game diverse and challenging enough to beckon players to engage in just one more game, over and again.

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Skybox

Skybox

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Much like the Japanese game show Human Tetris, Skybox pits you, a Tetris piece, against a wall with a Tetris cutout. Expect simple fun.

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Mino

Mino

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Mino charges onto the scene with online multiplayer and a strong alternative to EA's bloated, official Tetris incarnation. If you're a Tetris fan, you definitely need to take a look at this!

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Drop7

Drop7

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Drop7 is a minimalistic game that describes itself as a blend of "Tetris and Sudoku." Combining falling discs with basic counting, Drop7 is surprisingly challenging and is definitely worth a look.

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Crazy Drops

Crazy Drops

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This app is a take on the Tetris variation. You have to connect 4 or more drops of the same colour and the levels are grouped into 'ages of planets' so Precambrian to Cenozoic. Which makes for nice visuals in this game.

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Block Knights

Block Knights

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Block Knights is everything that Tetris on the iPhone should have been. Blocks are played on all four walls, thanks to the accelerometer, and the result is a difficult and delighting game that really puts a fresh face on an old classic.

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Tetris

Tetris

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tetris is a game with a strong following of dedicated fans and casual players alike. While EA Games has made a decent attempt at porting it to the iPhone, it falls short of its potential thanks to clunky controls and somewhat limited gameplay, which is a shame.

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Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab

Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
BMPL is a great interpretation of Tetris/Columns with loads of different play modes

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Topple

Topple

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Topple could be the best game released yet for the iPhone

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Our very well reviewed Tetris clone, Tris, is to be pulled from the App Store Wednesday.

Apparently the copyright holders are none too happy with it and the developers have no resources to fight the legal notice.

So, our advice, grab it now!
[via Two Finger Play ]

Phit

Phit

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Phit is a fun puzzle game that's a cross between Tetris and Tangrams.

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Tris

Tris

Tris is a fantastic, free, Tetris clone application. Grab it now!

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