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99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This puzzle game combines Tetris with physics, magic, and a healthy dose of charm.

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Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Torching goblins, crushing trolls, and making harpies explode is just as much fun as it sounds.

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Webbies Review

Webbies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Webbies is a puzzle game with a cute theme about forest animals and an evil wizard.

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Elemites Review

Elemites Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This real-time strategy game pits Relph, a cast off wizard, against the towsfolk who ran him out of town. This time, he has some help.

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hpspells25Potter fans, rejoice: the first official Harry Potter app has been released to the App Store. iDevice-owning Muggles can grab the app and be Sorted by the Sorting Hat, receive a wand at Olivander’s, and then be instructed in the basics of dueling whilst earning points for their House. If this sounds familiar…then, yes, it’s because it is similar to previous online offerings from Warner Bros. What makes this app so intriguing, however, is its focus on dueling…specifically, multiplayer duels over both Bluetooth and WiFi.

Yes, that’s right; dueling. While the app will allow you to challenge an AI opponent, whipping your friend in a digital duel is undoubtedly better, and I can’t wait to test this one out. Fledgling wizards can currently learn up to 14 spells, and the examples given are old favorites: Stupefy!, Expecto Patronum!, Expelliarmus!, and so on. Spells are unleashed with hand gestures and sent between devices. I can’t think of a better platform for a handheld duel, especially given the iPhone’s accelerometer.

Rounding out the offering are a slew of appreciated extras: Facebook Connect, player stats pages, House rankings, and Hogwarts-wide leaderboards. Warner Bros. is obviously attempting to foster some competitive spirit between friends.

It’s worth noting that Harry Potter: Spells isn’t targeted at the 99-cent crowd; the app is selling for $4.99. We’ll have a review up in a few days with our recommendation, but for now, more information can be found at http://harrypotterspellsapp.com/.

Castle of Magic

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Castle of Magic is a fantastic, brilliant platformer that sets a new standard in the App Store. You simply can't pass on this one, especially if you're a fan of Mario and his ilk. Talk about magical!

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StickWars

StickWars

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
StickWars is an interesting variation on the castle defense genre. The game is pretty fun, with a good amount of things to do in the early levels, but some of the later levels suffer from the inability to further reinforce your castle. It's hard not to recommend a decent game that is $0.99, but just don't expect that "loving feeling".

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