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Here's Another Roundup of Notable Apple Watch Apps and Games

Posted by Rob Rich on April 27th, 2015

Now that the Apple Watch is publically available (kind of), even more apps and games have been popping up for it. Some of them are updates to existing software, others are brand new. The main thing is that they're all for the Apple Watch, and if you're looking to expand the wearable's library then we've got a list for you. Our previous list is also available for perusal right here.


8 : Sticker Messenger


App Store Description:

"8 is made for a fast and intuitive Watch-centric chat.Invite your friends to chat by email or user name.Drag and drop your free stickers with 8.And if stickers are not enough, add some text.Endless communication, infinite as 8's shape.

We made 8 with love, stay tuned for new stickers and features!"

7 Elements Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on January 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BY YOUR POWERS COMBINED
Match-3 games are fun. Especially when they strive to do things a little differently from each other.
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Bubble Galaxy with Buddies Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on November 20th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAT YOUR FRIENDS
Easily play against buddies or random people asynchronously in this otherwise standard bubble game.
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Klopex Galactic Bubble for iPhone Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on September 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MATCH THE EYEBALLS
Klopex Galactic Bubble for iPhone is a standard bubble game, but instead of bubbles, players match eyeballs.
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Angel Salvation Review

Posted by Rob Rich on August 17th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar


The forces of good and evil, Heaven and Hell, are constantly at war. This time around, the conflict is being depicted through a kind of mish-mash of match 3, RPG, and Pokemon. It’s got the looks and it’s got the wacky combination of gameplay elements, but does Angel Salvation hold up under scrutiny? Yup, pretty much.

The general gameplay in Angel Salvation is very similar to most match 3 games with one notable exception: a given gem can be moved anywhere on the board - both horizontally and vertically - over any distance. Matching a given set of gems will power-up a team member of the same color and unleash an attack, which varies in strength based on how many gems complete the set. And individual characters can unleash special abilities when charged that run the gamut from healing to massive direct damage attacks. Then there’s all the collecting. Gems earned through combat and help points earned through, well, combat, can be used to earn new warriors that can then be incorporated into the group. And then enhanced with unwanted characters or evolved into stronger forms once they’ve leveled up enough.

Angel Salvation is a good looking game for sure, but it’s the combination of puzzle gameplay and monster collection that kept me playing until the wee hours of the morning. Matching up those gems and seeing them cascade into combo after combo, then watching the ensuing barrage of carnage is always a pleasure. And collecting, leveling, and evolving heroes is a major hook.

The same care and attention given to the visuals and the matching game hasn’t been given to everything, sadly. Menus are set up oddly at times; the way I can’t double-back to the main Heroes menu from any of the sub menus without hitting Back several times or jumping over to a different menu and back again is one example. The way fairly significant information - such as money required for enhancements - isn’t communicated clearly is another. But the largest issue is the need for a consistent Internet connection. Yes, for some strange reason Angel Salvation is an online-only game. Even though the online elements (namely friends) aren’t a major focus. It's still a great game overall, but being unable to play unless online is majorly restrictive.

Angel Salvation can feel unpolished in bizarre ways at times, and the Internet requirements create a pretty substantial obstacle in certain situations, but the game proper is actually pretty great. It combines role playing, collection, and match 3 elements incredibly well and it can be very difficult to put down when trying to earn enough tertiary characters to level up a favorite.

Puzzle Your Friends With New Colorgon Update

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 18th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you've tired of solving a Rubik's Cube, it's time for something new. Colorgon takes the simplicity of the match three genre and the challenge of mind-bending puzzles and combines the two into a unique brain training exercise. And now, Colorgon has updated to version 1.1, adding the ability for users to create their own puzzles and share them with their friends. Even better, right now it's free on the App Store.

In the universal app Colorgon, players manipulate interconnected, multicolor hexagons in an attempt to get colors to match up. Puzzles range from the simple to the sublime, and with the addition of player-created puzzles, the challenges are endless. Players can also compete against friends asynchronously to see if they can solve a puzzle faster than anyone else.

Can you make all the colors gone in Colorgon? It's available now in the iTunes App Store - what are ou waiting for?

Puzzle Dungeons Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on July 17th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRIPLE-TREAT
It's more of a grind than a story-driven epic, but it's an very fun grind.
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Rainbow Friends Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 8th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A WHOLE SPECTRUM OF FUN
A matching game in which players match the colors of the rainbow in the correct order.
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BraveSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DRAG-N-BUILD
Building homes for wayward Scotts isn't exactly easy, but it sure is fun.
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Lyst Ignition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on February 21st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SCIENCE OF MATCHING
Take a slightly more scientific approach to matching games with this entertaining title.
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Blocks Hurt! Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on January 27th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SURPRISING
Drop blocks and destroy advancing waves of monsters in several different game modes.
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Quadra Review

By Jason Wadsworth on December 8th, 2011
Matching four blocks is no easy task in this frenzied block matching game.
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Get Album Flow for Free and Bring Cover Flow Back to iPad

Posted by Jordan Minor on November 18th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007. In addition to giving users the future of smartphones, they gave them a new way to view their music in the form of cover flow. Being able to swipe through a visual representation on one's music was a novel experience that is curiously left out of the iPad's music app. Imre Katai's app Album Flow is one of several apps hoping to correct this and it is be available for free for today only.

Album Flow adds several new features to a Cover Flow-style experience. These features include information like a play counter and the last time a song was played, a full screen song list, and the ability to easily create new playlists. Users can also personalize the app's look with various color options, the ability to import background images as well round or square off album art for easier viewing.

Album Flow usually costs $2.99. However, in celebration of the launch of iTunes Match, it is available on the App Store for free today.

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IncrediBlox Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on November 9th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MORE MATCHING
A fairly predictable block matching game with some unique visual flair.
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Shift It Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bobby Gooding on October 28th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GREAT MATCH
Color-matching, tile-sliding, puzzle gaming... all wrapped up in a neat and highly polished package.
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