Posts Tagged Where’s My Water

Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY Adds More Than Just Sheep to the Liquid Physics Puzzler

Posted by on April 22nd, 2014
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Disney’s Where’s My Water? series just keeps going and going. This time around, they’ve added the popular Chinese cartoon sheep XYY to the mix in Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY.

It’s not just Where’s My Water? with sheep, though. The game also makes use of all new mechanics for fire and oil in addition to water and all that other stuff, too. Power-ups are included as well, along with collectible statues that can be used to unlock bonus levels.

Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY is available on the App Store for $0.99.

Where’s My Water? 2 Drops its Energy Mechanic – No More Tired Swampy!

Posted by on December 19th, 2013
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Pocket Gamer reports that Where’s My Water? 2 has just been made significantly more player-friendly. It seems as though Disney may have realized that the game’s energy system wasn’t the best choice, and have completely removed it in the latest update. That’s right, no more obnoxiously restricting energy meter! Those who caved and purchased the expanded energy meter haven’t been forgotten, though. Players who shelled out a bunch of cash to try and get the game into a more playable state will receive 2 Monster Bundles for free instead.

The update also adds new locations to guide water through (the Bayou and Winter Woods), and is available now. Go! Play! Have fun!

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via: Our Review source: Pocket Gamer

The Pocket Guide to Where’s My… Games Adds Expert Video Guides and Walkthroughs for Water, Perry, and Mickey

Posted by on September 27th, 2013
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The Pocket Gamer guys are at it again, creating a new guide for the Where’s My… Games. The Pocket Guide to Where’s My… Games includes guides for Where’s My Water? (Swampy, Cranky, and Allie), Where’s My Perry?, and Where’s My Mickey? So, if you ever need help with those games make sure to check out the expert video guides and walkthroughs for them. It even has a breakdown of the basics, hidden items, secrets, and achievements.

No longer will you be asking “Where’s My Help?”

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Where’s My Water Adds 40 New Levels in Allie’s Curtain Call

Posted by on September 11th, 2013
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Looks like Disney isn’t done with Where’s My Water? just yet! The very, very positively-received water physics puzzle game has gotten yet another update. This time with 40 additional music levels (complete with unlockable music), more collectibles, and extra challenges in “Allie’s Curtain Call.”

On the odd chance that you haven’t bothered to pick up this award-winning, critically-acclaimed physics puzzler with over five hundred puzzles to solve (seriously!), now is as good a time as any.

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via: Our Review

 

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While games may not be the largest percentage of apps in the App Store (non-games lead the way overwhelmingly), they are the most popular single category, with over 151,000 active games in the App Store as of this month, according to 148Apps.biz.

One could argue, and indeed I will, that games are the most transformative type of app in the App Store, bringing a quality of play to iOS devices previously impossible to achieve. As 148Apps staffers have been heard to proclaim, there are over 1.2 billion thumbs waiting to play games on these crafty little devices.

Of course, there have been landmark games since the App Store went live in 2008, titles that create, extend, and improve on the current state of the art. Here then, are the top 20 of those games, as chosen by your App Experts at 148Apps.

Doodle Jump – This one started the jumping game craze, inspiring a host of clones and imitators along the way.
Angry Birds – Need we say more? The grumpy avians have taken over the public consciousness.
Tiny Wings – Not just another bird game, Tiny Wings showed us how one mechanic, brilliantly executed, could take an unknown designer to untold heights.

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Candy Crush Saga – Good heavens we still get a lot of invites for this casual, money-printing game.
Clash of Clans – Say what you will about free to play, but this game has gotten it right.
Tiny Tower – Nimblebit hit the jackpot here with a smart combination of tower building and free to play retro gaming.

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Temple Run – If anyone deserved to have a huge hit, it’s the folks at Imangi Studios, who have been pushing the boundaries of quality gaming from the beginning. This one created the 3D endless runner genre at a breakneck speed!
Puzzles & Dragons – Another free to play darling, this one gets all the elements right to keep players entertained and paying.
Where’s My Water? – Disney’s breakout hit, with a new IP (intellectual property) and a fiendishly addictive mechanic.

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Pocket God – 47 updates later, still going strong and keeping kids of all ages entertained and laughing.
Minecraft Pocket Edition – The surprise PC hit the iPhone like a ton of cube-shaped bricks, letting crafters and miners of all stripe build and explore on the go.
Words with Friends – Scrabble with people you know. What’s not to like? This one started the “with friends” genre with a bang.
Draw Something – Super successful, super quick, leading Zynga to buy the developer for a landmark price.

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Infinity Blade – This game set the bar high for utter gorgeousness and a fighting mechanic that still sees itself in current games on the App Store, some two and a half years later.
Canabalt – Heard of the endless runner genre? Canabalt started it all with a one-touch game that exploded onto the scene in 2009 and has remained in the collective imagination ever since.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – This one proves again and again that the indie spirit can be captured and distributed via mobile, with a game that may never have gotten noticed on the bigger consoles.
Galaxy on Fire 2 – This space exploration and dogfighting game set the standard for utter gorgeousness, as well as finding a way to build a space sim on a tiny mobile device.

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Spaceteam – Don’t forget to flush the four-stroke plucker! Wait, what? Play this game with a few of your (drinking) friends, and you’ll see what multiplayer party games *should* be like.
Real Racing – Still the gold standard for racing games on a mobile platform, the original game hit the starting line in 2011, with sequels upping the ante on visuals, controls, and profitability.
Super Hexagon – If you hate yourself, play this brutally difficult yet strangely compelling arcade game and thank indie developer Terry Cavanaugh in the morning.

Where’s My Mickey? XL Review

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Disney updates its Where's My Water? series with the company's most iconic character, and succeeds at making it matter in this iPad-enhanced version.

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Where’s My Water? Adds 40 New Levels With Allie’s Chapter

Posted by on May 16th, 2013
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Where’s My Water? says hello to Allie, a creative and sassy alligator that brings a new chapter to the game. Pocket Gamer reports that there are 40 new levels available in the update. It’s your job to guide water from one side of a level to the other in order to power a musical organ. 5 of the new levels are available for free while the other 35 will run you an extra $0.99 cents. And hey, there are bonus levels to unlock if you collect musical instruments.

via: Our Review source: Pocket Gamer
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An addicting and challenging physics puzzler that's not for the faint of heart.

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Grab this free, love-themed set of levels from hit game, Where’s My Water?, from Disney and get your Valentine’s Day fun with Swampy and the gang.

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
– 12 exclusive heart-themed levels!
– Swampy and Perry need your love!
– New Valentine’s Day themes!
– Play for Free!
– Brand-new challenges!

via: Our Review

Picture Yourself Winning With Where’s My Water’s New Photo Finish Update

Posted by on January 31st, 2013
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Swampy just keeps getting better, as Disney’s Where’s My Water updates yet again with a new Photo Finish feature that lets you take a quick picture of your winningest levels and share them out on your social networks. Add that to the already amazing three story, 400 level, $0.99 game, and you’ve got a win. Take a picture!

Introducing a brand new feature – Photo Finish! Photo Finish records how YOU beat a Level of the Week, and then gives you an awesome picture of your work to share with your friends. Bonus challenge – can you beat the level and draw something fun? For the month of February, we have also added special Levels of the Week inspired by Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! Check them out now!

via: AppShopper source: Disney Games YouTube
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Where’s My Holiday Released

Posted by on December 20th, 2012

As we mentioned a few days ago, Disney Mobile’s Where’s My Holiday? has now been released. A free cross over app melding elements and characters from Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry?, Where’s My Holiday? brings 12 holiday themed levels to play.

Disney Mobile on Their Holiday App Plans

148Apps got a chance earlier this week to talk with Bart Decrem, SVP of Disney Mobile, and their plans for the holiday app push. Disney has some big plans in the coming two weeks.

Mr. Decrem shared with us some great growth numbers, showing that daily users of Disney Mobile games has grown six fold over the same period last year, up to over six million daily active users. In addition, Where’s My Water? has now seen over 100 million downloads shared between it’s free and paid versions.

But the really exciting stuff comes from the app updates and new releases planned over the next couple weeks. Here’s a quick rundown.

New Title: Monster’s Inc. Run has been created in partnership with Get Set, makers of the great Mega Run. It’a a level based runner this time featuring characters from the Monster’s Inc. movie. This is out today!

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New Title: Nemo’s Reef This one, is odd. But a city builder with Nemo as the central character is sure to grab fans. This will be out on December 20th.

Where’s My Holiday? is a new release, based on the Where’s My? franchise and includes characters from both Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry?. This free holiday-themed app is expected on the 20th as well.

Where’s My Perry? update launching 40 new levels featuring Dr. Doofenschmirtz. These new levels will be available as an in-app purchase for $0.99. We’ll also see 20 new free levels. These are available in the update that goes live today.

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Temple Run: Brave King Fergus (Merida’s Father) is added to the game and can be unlocked with 500,000 coins.

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And finally, Avengers Initiative updated with a second episode with Captain America as the playable character available now.

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Released: 2012-09-06 :: Category: Games

Check out the first episode in Swampy’s Underground Adventures, a web series based on Disney’s hit mobile game, Where’s My Water?

When Swampy mistakes a fire extinguisher for a rocket pack to show off for Allie – he becomes a foam-spewing rocket gator!

via: Disney Shows YouTube Channel source: Swampy's Underground Adventures, Episode 1 - Meet Swampy

App Update: Happy Birthday Swampy! Where’s My Water? Turns 1 Tomorrow

Posted by on September 21st, 2012
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Where’s My Water? has been one of the most successful, and one of our favorite games on the App Store. Along with Where’s My Perry? it has seen over 100 million downloads in the last year. Very impressive.

To celebrate, some special birthday levels have been released in an update to the game.

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A day after they announced Temple Run: Brave, Disney’s announcing another popular iOS title that’s being repurposed with a license. This time, they’re staying in house, as Where’s My Water? meets their popular cartoon series Phineas and Ferb in the upcoming Where’s My Perry? This game features Perry, who’s apparently a secret agent platypus (because of course he is), who has been summoned to his secret headquarters. He just keeps getting stuck along the way, and players guide water to where he’s trapped in order to free him.

Where’s My Perry? isn’t just a reskin with new levels, new gameplay elements are coming along as well. There will be new Crazy-inators that can change the properties of the water to ice or gas, that should bring some interesting new puzzle ideas to the table. The game willl feature additional voice acting from the cast of the show, and special animated sequences added to the game. Where’s My Perry? will release late this June.

This week at 148Apps.com, we celebrated the coming Memorial Day holiday with a closer look and an ever-growing list of apps on sale. Site editor Rob LeFebvre writes, “So, it’s that time of year again! BBQs, lawn chairs, beer, and the ability to finally wear shorts with sandals without fear of frostbite. Tan those legs and check out all the huge sales that are going on across the App Store below. We’ll try and keep it updated as we go this weekend, so be sure to let us know of any good sales on iOS apps…”

Read the full list at 148Apps.com.

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Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

At GiggleApps, writer Amy Solomon reviewed The First Million-Teach Your Child to Read. Solomon says, “The First Million is a lovely universal “mix and match” book application that adults and children will find interesting as well as intuitive as here, as the pages of this book are split into three sections – each being able to be flipped back and forth to create new and intriguing illustrations and word combinations. Unlike other “mix and match” books where one can look for the corresponding thirds of the same image to make a match, this app is completely open-ended with no right or wrong matches to be made, giving children free range to produce any and all combinations they may fancy.”

Read Amy’s full review on GiggleApps.com.

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Released: 2012-03-22 :: Category: Education

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Kevin Stout reported on Disney’s push into Angry Birds territory. Stout writes, “Intensely popular Disney game, Where’s My Water?, will be receiving its first line of merchandise based on the game. The physics-based puzzler by Disney has been popular on both iOS and Android. Fans of the popular game can now buy all kinds of merchandise featuring the story’s character, Swampy the Alligator.”

Read more about Swampy’s foray into stores at 148Apps.biz.

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That’s it for us – and we’re one week closer to summer! Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get all of the latest updates all during the week. See you next time, Marvel Zombies!

Fans of Disney Mobile’s hit game Where’s My Water – both the free and paid version – have a lot to be happy about. Disney just added iCloud support for cross-device game synching, and lots of new levels.

In the paid version of the game, 20 Lost Levels – free version classics – have been added to their own chapter, and Disney announced its intention of updating these regularly. And, if fans have purchased Cranky’s Story, a distinct game mode available throughin-app purchase only, the story wraps up in this update than with an additional 20 levels, making a total of 80 for the extra $1.99.

Players who have the free version of the game haven’t been left out either. A new chapter entitled “Days of Summer” is out with 12 new levels that aren’t in the paid version. These introduce a new gameplay element where players control the water levels on the beach where they meet Swampy tanning. And, as an added bonus, if one gets three ducks on all 12, five Swampy’s Pick levels from the paid version unlock.

Disney is being very clever here, giving players a reason to get both the free and paid versions, and adding quality content to exiting IAPs. Let us know what you think of both updated versions in the comments.


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Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

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Released: 2011-12-20 :: Category: Games

It’s been a pretty amazing week for hugely popular game Where’s My Water?. It was the app responsible for Chunli Fu winning in the 25 billionth download on the App Store competition, thus propelling the game into the history books.

Where’s My Water? is back in the news courtesy of a new update that gives fans 20 new and free levels of fun to play. The latest chapter, Caution to the Wind, encourages players to create airstreams via fans to move water and solve those pesky puzzles. This update brings the full level tally within Where’s My Water? to an impressive 200.

Hopefully we’ve not seen the last of Swampy and there will be more levels to come. For now though, 20 levels should keep many a fan happily entertained for a while to come!

The update is available now. For those yet to give this addictive puzzle game a shot, this is the ideal time to help Swampy.

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Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

It’s the season of love at the moment and Where’s My Water? has embraced that idea with a new Valentine’s Day themed update.

Since its initial launch in September last year, highly enjoyable physics-puzzler Where’s My Water? has done a fantastic job of not only providing regular updates to its fans but also educating them along the way.

It’s a more lighthearted update this time round, though. Swampy’s present to his fans is the update ‘Hearts and Crafts’ which allows players to unlock a new level every day for the next 10 days starting February 14th.

Take a look at the screenshots below. Things are looking pretty darn cute this Valentine’s Day with plenty of heart-themed levels ahead.

The Where’s My Water? Valentine’s Day update is available now for existing owners of the app. Anyone else who hasn’t tried the game out yet (and why not?) can pick it up for $0.99.

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Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

Disney’s physiscs puzzler Where’s My Water has gotten a new update that adapts the familiar mechanics in new ways with the new Cranky’s Story levels. The goal of these levels is to help out Cranky, the alligator who tries to thwart protagonist Swampy in the main mode. Now, he’s hungry, and being an alligator, he is content to eat things like safes. However, he is not content to eat them when they’re covered in moss. So, the player must get the moss-killing purple water to Cranky’s food so he can eat it.

The mechanics are still the same – use a finger to cut through the dirt and navigate the fluids through the level. It’s just that now the purple water is the one that needs to get to the goal point, and this changes the dynamic of the game. Suddenly, the water becomes the substance that needs to stay away from the rubber ducks lest they are made to disintegrate upon contact with a non-grimy surface. Of course, the purple water still reacts with the other fluids in the same way, but the levels are designed to take advantage of the mixed-up dynamics.

Also in the app are the new Cranky’s Challenges which are difficult new challenges that require Swampy’s levels to be played in different ways, like trying to collect three of the cranky ducks with purple water while still filling Swampy’s tub with blue water, or trying to get rid of all the blue water in a level without even a single drop reaching Swampy.

5 of these levels and 3 of the challenges are available for free; the rest are locked away as a $0.99 IAP, containing 50 regular levels and 16 challenge levels in total. The game will still receive free Swampy updates, and possibly even more Cranky levels in the future. This update is available now for iOS.


Conservation International (CI) and Disney are using the free version of Where’s My Water? in an awareness campaign to education people on the value of fresh water. Disney Friends for Change and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund are making a $50,000 donation for the “Every Duck Counts” campaign. Now through the end of February, anyone playing the free online or mobile versions of the physics-based puzzle game featuring Swampy the Alligator will learn about fresh water facts, water saving action items, and species that depend on fresh water in CI’s project areas. They will also be encouraged to collect as many ducks as possible within the game to to raise awareness for the accessibility of clean water and its importance on a global scale. The tally of the number of ducks collected so far can be found on Disney Mobile’s Facebook page.

The donation is specifically for supporting freshwater ecosystems that support more than 126,000 species as well as more than 500 million people. This isn’t the first time Disney has been involved in such a program. In 2009, they teamed up to fund two forest projects in Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as supported CI freshwater projects in South Africa and Cambodia. More information about the programs can be found here.

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Released: 2011-12-20 :: Category: Games

Part One: Games 16 – 25
Part Two: Games 6 – 15
In what was another fantastic year in the world of iOS gaming, we are here to bring you the titles that we, the staff of 148Apps, thought were the best of the year. Here are our top five picks for the Best Games of 2011:

5. Tiny Tower: Listening to some of the most prominent voices in gaming journalism right now, so-called ‘social’ and ‘free to play’ games are the scourge of the industry, and will bring forth the end of gaming as we know it, or at least a cowpocalypse. Of course, the problem is more that these games tend to be designed for nefarious purposes, to try and suck every last penny out of players’ wallets. Tiny Tower was one of the few to not do this. It does a lot of the little things right – from giving out its credits through completing in-game actions, to providing things for players to do while actually checking in on the game, to feel compelling yet fair.

I spent weeks on end compulsively checking my tower, managing where my little bitizens should be working, and making that building go higher and higher. I eventually stopped – my tower was very large, and I didn’t necessarily feel the need to make it bigger, and I had other ways to spend time when on my iPod. But there’s just a satisfaction in knowing that a game is designed in a way that if I wanted to get back in, I could, and wouldn’t have any negative effects waiting for me if I did so. This is a shining example of what the industry needs to do with their free to play titles, as it is infinitely more satisfying than the ones that make me feel like they just want my money.

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4. Tiny Wings: This wasn’t supposed to happen. A game made almost entirely by one guy in Germany, with no promotion whatsoever, shooting to the top of the charts? Sure, in the early days of the App Store, back in 2009, it would seem believable; but here in 2011, for this to happen? It seems impossible. But it’s clear to see why it did just that: its watercolor graphics, adorable bird protagonist, and simple-yet-unique gameplay mechanic all combined to make a hit game that just happened to be picked up by people…then by a few more…then a lot more…then suddenly everyone was talking about this ingenious little game made by some unknown developer that now everyone was playing. I still don’t know how it happened, but I’m sure glad it did.

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3. Infinity Blade 2: There was one iOS game that made me cry this year. This was not it. It should have, though. Due to glitches with iCloud, I lost my built-up characters twice. On consecutive nights. A lesser game would have made me throw it down in frustration, delete it, and never speak of it again. I guess it says a lot about a game that I could pick it up again for hours on end, after any practical benefit to playing it had eroded, whether it had been to simply review the game or even after I had beaten it. There I would sit on my couch, continuing to hack away at enemies, managing my equipment to keep mastering it and improve my stats. I’ve lost a lot of time to this stupid game, and though it may be inherently repetitive, and largely only iterative on its well-known prequel…it was still some of the most fun I’ve had this year.

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2. Where’s My Water? – Physics games can be distilled down to a pretty easy formula these days: combine an endearing protagonist to create an emotional connection to the player with gameplay that uses the physical interaction of objects in a simple enough way that even casual players can become hooked to for great success. Combine these two things, and profit is the hopeful result. Plenty of games attempt this. Very few succeed at it, though. Where’s My Water did just that.

The goal of the gameplay, which is simply to cut through dirt to guide water to Swampy’s bathtub, hits the notes of being deceptively simple with added complexity. Soon, dangerous substances are added, along with pipes, bombs, moss and other hazards. But that simple mechanic of cutting through dirt to guide the water with understandable physics, remains the core.

Of course, the fact that Disney makes Swampy come alive doesn’t hurt at all. Swampy is fantastically animated, as one would expect from, well, Disney. His worried and pained expressions while wearing his shower cap and waiting in his empty tub for his bath water causes that hook to sink in; I’m not just doing this for myself, I’m doing this for that little guy! He gets so happy when he gets his water that it becomes difficult to not become attached, to want to keep trying to get that water to him.

Disney found a way to create that kind of emotional connection to players, and look where they sit on this list. They earned it.

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1. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – In reality, a lot of the hype for this game was in part due to its visual style: sure, retraux pixel art is en vogue among a lot of games this year, but it was the detail, the usage of it to become something more than just imitation of the good ol’ days of gaming. The mystery played a large part of it too – we knew how it looked, but how would it play? What was the setup for this game? What will happen?

What we got was a truly beautiful experience. The combat is simple and somewhat repetitive, sure. But everything else about it raises the experience to another level. The art and animation are splendid, of course. The music, composed by Jim Guthrie, is an incredible feast. The writing is at times humorous, but helps to set up a scene of a world with mystery and wonder, explaining only just enough when it needs to. The ending is so powerful it brought me to tears. It takes a powerful piece of art to do that, and it is something that few games have ever done to me. As a pure game, it is imperfect. But as an experience – I can’t say I experienced anything greater on iOS this year. This will stick with me for a while, and it is an easy choice for our game of the year.

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That’s it, there’s our list of the best of the year in iOS gaming. Did you have a preferred title? Let us know in the comments! We look forward to another great year of iOS gaming in the year 2012!

Happy Holidays! If you’re like many folks, you’ll have gotten a new iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch this holiday season. And if you’re looking for a place to learn all about this new magical device in your life, you’ve come to the right place. 148Apps has tons of resources on using your new device and filling it with the best thing about it: apps.

 

Learning The Basics

The operating system of these devices is one of the most intuitive around. However, there’s always more waiting under the hood to make things just that much easier or better on us. While your new iPhone or iPad may not come with a manual, you can download one fairly simply from the iBooks Store. First, grab ”iBooks” (FREE!, + Universal App), then grab the manual for your new iPad, iPhone, or
iPod touch.

Speaking of the operating system, we’ve written a few articles about the latest and greatest from Cupertino right here on 148Apps. Check out our Full Feature Roundup on iOS 5.

We even published some downloadable magazine-style User Guides last year, on each of the devices. Feel free to grab them and read through them – many of the tips and tricks included there are just as relevant today as they were then. iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

 

To the iCloud!!!

You may have seen some of the information about iCloud in the Apple TV commercials. It’s a great system that gives you unprecedented storage and sharing options. Here’s a short intro to iCloud from Apple.

We’ve got you covered with iCloud as well. Here’s information on both moving your data to the iCloud to help keep things synced and backed up. You may also need more information on how you set up iCloud in a multiple user family. This details all the ins and outs of multiple user groups who may otherwise share iTunes accounts.

 

There Really is an App for That

Once you’ve got a good handle on using that sleek new iOS device, you’ll of course want to dive in and start downloading apps. Whether you’re an avid gamer, a music lover, a book reader or even (gasp) all three, you’ll find everything you need in the iTunes Store.

When it comes to Apps, iOS has no peer. There are over 500,000 apps in the App Store, so you’ll doubtlessly find something you like. The trick, however, is filtering through all of those apps to find the specific things you want. That can be tricky, but luckily there are many ways to help.

First off are our very own reviews. We review a ton of apps weekly to give you the best recommendations about the best apps we find. Be sure to look through our Reviews lists, which can be filtered by type of app as well as sorted by date, app name, or app rating. If you just want to read reviews of our highest rated iPad games, for example, it’s an easy click. And for on the go browsing of 148Apps reviews, grab the ”148Apps App” (FREE!, iPhone App).

In addition, we have our famous Price Drops lists, which can be sorted to just show the latest drops in prices, or even just the latest FREE apps. Very handy, if we say so ourselves. If you’re looking for the very latest additions to the App Store, we have a list for that, as well as one for the Top Apps across all the App Store categories for each device. Then of course there’s always the very best of the best in free apps available in the free games and free apps lists.

If you want even more app discovering goodness, you might want to check out a few apps made to help you wade through the App Store. Some of our favorites are ”AppShopper” (FREE!, + Universal App), ”Chomp” (FREE!, iPhone App), and ”AppZapp” (FREE!, iPhone App). There are even specific apps to help you find the latest free apps. Some of the best include ”Free App A Day” (FREE!, iPhone App), ”Apps Gone Free” (FREE!, + Universal App), and “Free App Alliance” (FREE!, iPhone App). These will all help you sort and find and browse apps and games to your heart’s content; we use them all the time to find new great apps to use and write about on the site.

 

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Free Apps You Shouldn’t Do Without

Now, we wouldn’t be the premier Apps review site without some sort of parting gift, now would we? How about some apps you really should try out? To make the deal even sweeter, let’s make them free apps.

iBooks, Nook, & Kindle – Reading ebooks is all the rage these days, especially on these fancy new iOS devices. We love reading on our iPad, and have even been known to crack a virtual spine or two on our iPhone while waiting at the doctor’s office. For those of you with shorter attention spans, there’s always Newsstand, iOS’s magazine subscription service. Some of the best ereader apps include ”iBooks” (FREE!, + Universal App), ”Nook for iPhone” (FREE!, + Universal App), ”Nook for iPad” (FREE!, + Universal App), and ”Kindle” (FREE!, + Universal App). Happy reading!

Facebook, Twitter, & Instant Messaging – Keep in touch with family, friends, and us – your favorite Apps website – with these free social networking apps. Tell ‘em 148Apps sent you!
There’s Facebook (FREE!, + Universal App), Twitter (FREE!, + Universal App) though ”Tweetbot” ($4.99, iPhone App) is much better, though not free like the official Twitter app.

For instant messaging, check out ”imo” (FREE!, + Universal App) and ”imo for iPad” (FREE!, iPad App). And don’t forget ”Skype” (FREE!, iPhone App) and ”Skype for iPad” (FREE!, iPad App). We’ve become big fans of ”GroupMe” (FREE!, + Universal App) lately too for group communication.

Gaming on the Cheap – Now, we put out a sweet weekly article that tells you about the latest FREE gaming apps, but here are a few we think you won’t want to miss. We could go on for hours about it, really, but these should get you off to a good start.

For a great free endless runner, check out ”Temple Run” (FREE!, + Universal App). A wonderful game. For some great physics puzzle fun, the new king is ”Where’s My Water? Free” (FREE!, + Universal App) and you can never go wrong with the classic ”Angry Birds Free” (FREE!, iPhone App). A couple other free games we really like include ”The Sims Freeplay” (FREE!, + Universal App) and ”TinyTower” (FREE!, + Universal App).

You should also check out our massive iOS game and app sale post. There are tons of great deals and quite a few temporarily free apps there. Be sure to grab the great ”Jetpack Joyride” (FREE!, + Universal App) while it’s free. It’s one of our favorite games of the year.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about your new magical iOS devices. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are some of the best new gadgets to give or receive. Be sure to come back often to see what we have for you; we’re always looking to find the news or apps you want to know about first. From all of us here to all of you out there, Happy Holidays!!!

This Week at 148 Apps, November 21-25

This week at 148Apps.com was all about the US celebration of Thanksgiving, and the inevitable retail aftermath known as Black Friday. Rather than fight the crowds, 148Apps founder Jeff Scott put together a comprehensive Black Friday app sale list that continues to grow, and grow and grow. Scott says, “App sales are nothing new, but the biggest of the year is here, and we’ll be tracking the best of the sale apps right here. Expect lots of updates over the weekend.”

Take a look at the full list on 148Apps.

Jeff Scott also invited faithful 148Apps.biz readers to attend the upcoming AppNation III conference, saying, “Want to attend AppNation III? 148Apps network readers can get a 30% discount on the registration fee by using code 148APPS on the registration page.”

Read more about the conference on 148Apps.biz.

Meanwhile, at AndroidRundown, site editor Rob LeFebvre celebrated the release of Disney interactive’s Where’s My Water? for the Android platform. LeFebvre writes, “Android has been part of the plan since the development of Where’s My Water? for the iPhone crowd. In fact, the game was originally developed with C++, to make it easier to port to Android. The challenge, he said, is making sure the game is the same high quality experience across the myriad devices represented by Google’s hip operating system.”

Read the full story on AndroidRundown.

$0.99
$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

Finally, on our parent-friendly GiggleApps site, Amy Solomon reviewed Don’t Let The Pigeon Run This App! Solomon writes, “I love these books. Pigeon can be cheeky, and my son has used pigeons’s one-liners, such as offering to “Give you five bucks” himself to try to stay up late. For this reason, some parents may feel that this pigeon is a bad influence on children, but I love the idea of my son practicing his ability to say “no” to this scheming pigeon as I want him to be prepared to stand his ground later in life when he is confronted by peer pressure, and I want him to recognize when he is being manipulated.”

Read the full review on GiggleApps.

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Books

And that’s a wrap for this Thanksgiving week! But don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook to get the latest news, reviews and contests. See you next time!

Where’s My Water Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Where's My Water is an incredibly fun and fresh take on the water physics puzzle genre.

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