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Quick Look: Slug Wars for iPhone

Rating 4.33 out of 5 [?]First there were bazooka toting worms, then came angry snails, and now we have Slug Wars.  Unlike the first two which are clearly Scorched Earth clones, however, Slug Wars takes a simpler approach to the strategy genre.  Unfortunately, while the game looks good and has some interesting unit types, it’s […]

Quick Look: Meltdown – Radioactive Platformer for iPhone

Meltdown was great when it came out on my PocketPC in 2006, and four years and a platform change haven’t made it any less enjoyable. Your mission is to guide Em-cee through 100 levels of reactors that are just dying to go into meltdown before you can flip all the necessary switches. The one button control makes it perfect for the iPhone, and the challenge in later levels is certain to keep you busy for some time.

Quick Look: Thumpies for iPhone

Standard rhythm games don’t really do a whole lot for me. Thankfully some developers are willing to look outside of the box and come up with something that skirts the realm of rhythm but in the end becomes something entirely different. Such is the case with Thumpies from Big Blue Bubble, and the result is a game that is fun, crazy, and quite addictive. The controls could use a bit of tweaking, but otherwise Thumpies is an absolute blast.

Quick Look: Arachnadoodle for iPhone

If you liked Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor, prepare to meet its little brother. If you’re not familiar with Bryce Manor you’re in for a treat. Prepare to guide the little doodle spider through 32 levels of web building fun. The graphics are fun, the music is upbeat, and best of all the rooms can actually be challenging to beat! This is a great game for beginners and somewhat seasoned puzzle gamers alike, and it’s also good for the whole family.

Quick Look: Radial 50 for iPhone

Want a new perspective on the breakout game genre? Radial 50 takes the classic concept of brick breaking and sets it in a 360 degree playing field. The visuals are nice, the music is pretty rockin’, and there are plenty of levels to challenge you. Just don’t expect this to be the game to convert you if you’re not already a fan of the genre.

Quick Look: Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet for iPhone

Hey look, another dual stick shooter to get excited about. Well, Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet actually kind of is. It turns out there’s actually more to this game than the Daisy Duke like charm the heroine attempts to exude. With a cool retro sci-fi theme, some interesting weapons at your disposal, and control options to ease the beginner in, there’s a lot to like about Daisy Mae. Besides, dual Tommy guns are always awesome!

Quick Look: Twice! for iPhone

I’m not a fan of the type of game where all the pictures are hidden and you have to flip tiles over two at a time to try and find matches. However, if I could find one that really thinks outside the box, I might be willing to spend some time with it. Unfortunately, Twice just isn’t the game. It’s too bad really, because I’m a big fan of Herocraft’s work. I just couldn’t get into this particular game. It’s not bad, it’s just not for me.

Quick Look: Hellkid for iPhone

Hellkid is another entry in the ever growing genre of “keep running, jumping and swinging” style games, and for me it’s one of the more addictive ones. It sports a cool main character, a slick environment, and some wicked arm extending. It just needs a few obstacles and a couple of additional environments to take it to the next level. I’ve certainly had some fun with it, though.

Quick Look: APPDOPE Website for iPhone

I was just contacted by Morgan Davies who runs www.appdope.com. This is website devoted to iPhone and iPod Touch related software promotions. This site keeps track of newly released software and monitors existing software for price drops and other incentives that benefit the end user.

Every Friday, www.appdope.com also gives away promotional codes to various software titles. According to Morgan, they currently have available over 50 promotional codes to giveaway. Anyone that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch should check out APPDOPE on a regular basis and especially on Fridays. You will need to register an account on APPDOPE and follow the links associated with the giveaway apps to qualify for the promo giveaways. I would suggest you go to www.appdope.com to get the whole story and enjoy what this great website has to offer.

Quick Look: iGuardian for iPhone

I once speculated that any scrolling shooter had to be a good game, right? One should always know better than to make such blanket statements, and iGuardian is the proof in the pudding (whatever that means). The game play is lackluster, the visuals are decent but low end compared to most other offerings, and the sound feels like it was just kind of thrown together. Fortunately there are plenty of alternatives in this genre, but I always hate having to count one out.

Quick Look: Dead Man’s Dungeon for iPhone

I’m not a big fan of the FPS genre, but it seems like a 3D dungeon crawl with the protagonist wielding guns should work reasonably well, right? Unfortunately, Dead Man’s Dungeon just doesn’t quite make the cut, especially considering some of the more recent 3D fare to hit the iPhone. The basics of the game just aren’t that interesting, and bland level design and mediocre graphics weigh it down even more. With some more work there could be something interesting, but right now it’s just not a whole lot of fun.

Quick Look: Watermelon! for iPhone

When I first saw the screen shots for Watermelon I thought to myself “I HAVE to try that game!” Turns out I was right. Watermelon is probably one of the most bizarre games I’ve played on my iPod Touch to date, and it’s also one of the most amusing. The game looks and sounds like a modern NES game, the character and concept are straight out of Shrek, and the action is fast, furious and addictive. In short, you should want this game too.

Quick Look: QSTARZ BT-Q1000eX GPS Lap Timer with eXtreme 5Hz log speed

A new handheld GPS unit comes to market with high speed data logging. Typically, a GPS device has been used to capture the location of the user at any given timeframe. Also, GPS units are allowing the user to keep more details about the actual trip like:

Total distance travelled
Total time taken
Average speed for the trip
Waypoints to determine actual route taken

Quick Look: Skee-Ball for iPhone

Can an electronic skee-ball game really be fun? There’s no stray hands grabbing your tickets by accident, no fear of random flying balls hitting you in the head, no attendant climbing up the machine because a ball (or some other foreign object) got stuck somewhere it shouldn’t have. Turns out that despite the absence of all that, this particular skee-ball implementation is a blast! You should just go get this now, but if you really need a review…

Quick Look: Starball for iPhone

Apparently Quantum Squid Interactive didn’t get the memo that Tilt To Live was going to be THE “avoid all the enemies” game on the App Store, because they came up with their own entry in the genre. I had the opportunity to take a pre-release build of the game for a spin, and while it was fun, I felt the subtitle “Simply Addicting” might have been a bit of overkill. It seems they decided to up the ante a bit. With multiple difficulties, 3 different themes and OpenFeint integration, Starball has a chance of grabbing the throne away from the one that would be king.

Quick Look: Ten Pin Championship Bowling for iPhone

Ten Pin Championship Bowling is a solid if pretty much uninspired implementation of bowling for the iPhone. The game looks decent, and the controls are pretty easy to navigate. Lack of a computer opponent and the annoying need to go back to the main menu between each game you play gets a bit frustrating after a while.

Quick Look: Gold Miner Joe for iPhone

For the first time since I’ve started reviewing Donut Games games, I find myself unable to say “they did it again”. Gold Miner Joe is not by any means a terrible game, it just doesn’t seem to me to have the certain “something” most Donut Games offerings posses. I grew to like the game a bit more as I continued to play it, but overall it never really gripped me.

Quick Look: Retro Fighter for iPhone

Scrolling shooters are one of my favorite things, so I’m usually willing to give one a try. Retro Fighter was no exception, and it actually proved to be a pretty fun experience. The visuals are interesting in their simple way, and the levels have a nice bit of variety to them. Controlling the ship in the 360 degree levels is a bit cumbersome, but all told Retro Fighter makes it pretty easy to blast alien scum.

Quick Look: WEPC.COM – Design Your Own Laptop

It is rare for a manufacturer to ask the general public openly for input and feedback on their next design project. ASUS a populur laptop and motherboard manufacturer that has teamed up with Intel a popular computer chip manufacturer to do just that. The website located at www.wepc.com allows you to send ASUS and Intel your ultimate laptop design details and the online community will discuss and vote on the designs submitted. Down the road, ASUS and Intel will take the most requested features or design concept and turn it into an actual product.

Quick Look: Digit Defenders for iPhone

Sitcoms always teach you that there’s never a good use for math. However, apparently it can help against an imminent invasion, as witnessed in the game Digit Defenders. This game has a nice mix of math problems from a variety of different levels of learning, but it’s really geared more towards reinforcing concepts than actually learning them. Still, what a way to reinforce mathematical concepts!

Quick Look: Imp Or Oaf? for iPhone

Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between an imp and an oaf? Well, thanks to Gilded Skull Games you can take a crash course in just such a subject with an app for your iPhone appropriately titled “Imp Or Oaf?” Kids will probably love it. Adults just looking for a casual game to play might want to look elsewhere.

Quick Look: Gas Tycoon for iPhone

There have been a number of implementations of the “pipes” style of game on handhelds over the years, and they mostly tend to play the same as one another. Like a lot of these sub-genres, then, it really becomes a matter of which one you like best. For me, Gas Tycoon is one of the better implementations I’ve played in the past couple of years. It’s nothing fancy, but there are a lot of challenging levels, there’s no timer so you can think about what you’re doing, and you actually get rewarded for beating a level in the fewest number of moves possible.

Quick Look: Arctic Shuffle 2 for iPhone

Sometimes there’s a bit of truth to the old adage: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It. Such is the case with Arctic Shuffle 2 for the iPhone. There are a couple of tweaks that were made to enhance the game play, but overall it’s basically the same as its predecessor, just with different level designs. That’s quite all right, because it’s still great fun to play.

Quick Look: Rail Adventures for iPhone

Evil has taken over the mountain, and you must escape before it ensnares you as well. In Rail Adventures you must ride a mine cart through five areas of the mountain, trying to make your way to the bottom and freedom. Fight everything from giant bats to spooky ghosts, and be sure to jump over the junk lying on the tracks…

Quick Look: Spider Hornet Smash for iPhone

The spider’s back, and this time it’s hornet hunting season. Spider: Hornet Smash is somewhat of a lite version of Secrets Of Bryce Manor in that it gives you a feel for the controls of the game, but it’s really a new game mode that doesn’t exist in the full game. It’s more action oriented than Bryce Manor, but just as fun. If you’ve not played Bryce Manor, you really need to check this out. If you have played Bryce Manor, you should still check this out. It’s free, so it’s a win-win situation.

Quick Look: The Mystical Woods Of Darkness for iPhone

The developer of The Mystical Woods Of Darkness likens the game to the classic Castle Of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse. I will admit that I can understand the inspiration, but the unfortunate reality is that Mystical Woods is a far cry from the quality of the compared title. However, I think there’s a lot of promise for the game, so hopefully some sales will encourage the developer to put additional time into creating a more polished product.

Quick Look: Rat On A Scooter XL for iPhone

“Look ma, a rat on a scooter!” “Don’t be silly, son, rats can’t drive scooters.” Apparently she’s never peered into the warped minds of the folks over at Donut Games, because they would probably disagree with her. And so we have Rat On A Scooter XL, a game that’s actually a full fledged spin-off of a mini-game from another Donut Games title. Turns out it’s just as addictive on its own, and this time there are more modes of play to keep you entertained.

Quick Look: Elf Command for iPhone

Let’s see: so far on the iPhone we’ve had Santa killing rogue elves, demonic children and zombies (?). How about something a little more lighthearted? Welcome to Elf Command, the game that sees Santa’s Workshop automated with robotic elves that must move presents from conveyor belts to collection platforms before time runs out. It starts out easy enough, but eventually builds to a frantic pace that will give most gamers a run for their money. It’s cute, it’s Christmas-y, and it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

Quick Look: Action Hero for iPhone

The folks over at Donut Games know a thing or two about making a slick presentation. Fortunately, they can usually back it up with some addictive game play as well. Action Hero is no exception to the rule. Sure it’s “just” a run and dodge style game, but it’s a run and dodge game done with style.

Quick Look: Trigger Happy Christmas for iPhone

I know Santa’s supposed to be the jolly old sole in the big red suit that loves everyone, but sometimes he just has to take matters into his own hands. Especially when the elves develop sharp pointy teeth and nasty dispositions and threaten the very fabric of Christmas. Welcome to Trigger Happy Christmas, the game that wonders “what happens when Santa decides there’s no more mister nice guy?”

Quick Look: Crush Bunny for iPhone

What do you get when you cross disaster movies with rabbits? Why you get Crush Bunny, of course. Your job is to protect innocent, unaware bunnies from the perils of falling asteroids and rogue bombardier rabbits. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. And as it turns out, it’s actually pretty fun.

Quick Look: Crazy Turkey Blast for iPhone

Thanksgiving may be over, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had hunting turkeys on your iPhone. That is, of course, if you have Crazy Turkey Blast from EZone.com. The shooting may be standard fowl fare, but the prize system and immense number of combination of themes will keep you coming back for more.

Quick Look: Teh Internets for iPhone

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to pilot your own ROFLcopter, now is your chance to find it. Thanks to Insurgent Games and Teh Internets, you can navigate the inner reaches of the internet, dodging popup windows and defeating trolls as you try to rescue LOLcats. And don’t worry, you’re not alone if you don’t know what any of this means. Just read the review…

Quick Look: Santa’s Run for iPhone

It’s time to deliver the packages! Yes, this is yet another game focused on the theme of helping Santa get the presents out to all the little boys and girls. However, this one has a rather interesting control scheme. It’s fun to look at and listen to, and overall enjoyable to play.

Quick Look: Finger Sling for iPhone

It almost sounds like a contest for flicking boogers, but Finger Sling is not that kind of app, thankfully. It’s actually a nice little action / strategy game that takes the “king of the hill” recess game concept and applies it to balls. The game is simple, quick and fun, and it looks pretty sharp too.

Quick Look: Transylvania for iPhone

Sometimes it’s fun taking a trip down memory lane, especially when it comes to playing the computer games we used to play when we were kids. Unfortunately I don’t remember too much about the game computer game Transylvania when I was young, but after playing it on the iPhone I can see why I liked it back then. Now another generation of players can see what adventure games used to be like as well.

Quick Look: Attack Of The Dust Bunnies for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Have you ever wondered what happens to dust bunnies when left unchecked? Apparently they don ninja outfits or start riding roaches, and either way they like to do combat with rejected army equipment. At least, that’s what Blue Omega Mobile would have you believe in their “point and shoot” game […]

Quick Look: Giga Force for Pocket PC

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Yep, you read that right.  Long before I was hopelessly addicted to my iPod Touch I wrote reviews for games on some of those OTHER mobile platforms.  I was approached a couple months ago and asked if I would take a look at this new Pocket PC shooter called Giga […]

Quick Look: Gold Keeper for iPhone

Ever wanted to walk in the hooves of a demon and defend hordes of gold against human thieves? Of course you have… well, maybe not. Now you can, though, thanks to Gold Keeper for your iPhone from Digital Worlds. Turns out its actually a bit of fun.

Quick Look: Hockey Allstar Shootout for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]I’m all for mini-games.  For example, Skyworks has several that pretty fun, including some in the sports category.  Unfortunately, there’s a point at which mini becomes too mini.  I suppose for each person that line is different, so it does end up being somewhat of a judgment call.  For me, […]

Quick Look: Crazy Chicken Deluxe for iPhone

Chicken hunting has never been quite as fun as when you’re hunting the crazy chicken. This light and colorful game is sure to keep you amused as you try and pluck chickens from the sky (or wherever else they might be hanging out). The graphics are wonderful, the game is easy to pick up and play, and at a minute and a half a session, you’re guaranteed not to get bored.

Quick Update: Frootrees Halloween Edition for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]You can read my review of the original Frootrees here.  Suffice it to say you probably should if you want to know about this game, and you probably want to know about this game because it’s a lot of fun.  Anyway, just in time for Halloween Tin Man Games released […]

Quick Look: TriColor for iPhone

You got your match 3 in my Tetris! Those of you old enough know where this argument is going, and for the rest, let’s just say that at a minimum you could describe the game TriColor as a cross between Tetris and match 3. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any features to set it above either of those types of games, and in fact is a bit lacking in comparison. I guess if you’re a no frills player TriColor might do, but for anyone else you might consider the many alternatives present in the App Store.

Quick Look: Cows In Space for iPhone

Have you ever thought about helping with the rampant problem of collecting cows in space? Me neither – I didn’t even realize we were having such a problem. Apparently we are, though, and thanks to Donut Games you can aid in free-floating cow retrieval by trying your hand at Cows In Space. Ready for another addictive Donut Games game?

Quick Look: Frootrees for iPhone

Did you ever think picking fruit from a tree was boring? You’ve obviously never done it the Frootrees way before. This is one of those rare games that’s kid friendly while at the same time challenging for adults. And I guarantee you’ll never look at fruit the same again.

Quick Look: GumDrops for iPhone

Are you a Dr. Mario fan saddened by the fact that game will never grace your iPhone screen? GumDrops might help you pass the time in Dr. Mario’s absence. Solid controls will get you hooked, and four different game modes will keep you busy for quite some time. Gumdrops with expressive faces and some classical music help seal the deal.

Quick Look: iPlutoid for iPhone

Are you looking for something different in a scrolling shooter? iPlutoid is definitely the game for you. iPlutoid takes the scrolling shooter genre to the third dimension in a fashion similar to Speroids, though it kicks things up a couple of notches. This game is certainly worth checking out.

Quick Look: Robo for iPhone

Robo is a fresh take on the “mirrors and lasers” style of game. You must push lasers, mirrors, boulders and bombs around each level, trying to clear a path to the exit so you can leave. 76 levels of challenging traps await, with excellent graphics and a rockin’ sound track to keep you entertained.

Quick Look: SpeedQUEST for iPhone

When I was growing up I used to love role playing games, especially when you had to spend a lot of time building up your characters and solving quests. Nowadays I don’t have the time for such epics any more, but I still like the idea of fighting monsters, collecting treasures, and saving hapless people. It seems that at least one developer has tried to accommodate me in the form of SpeedQUEST, or as I like to call it “speed dating for the RPG crowd”.

Quick Look: Horseshoes Pro for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]I was never real big on playing horseshoes when I was a kid, probably because I wasn’t very good at it.  Something about chucking a metal quasi-ring at a barely protruding metal pole that sat yards away that just didn’t click with me.  As it turns out, I’m not very […]

Quick Look: Did I Download That? Part 2

Did I Download That? Part 2 takes a look at two very different but fun games. Harvester gives you the chance to play an alien collecting Earth specimens with your UFO. In Napsters you must wake up all the sleeping critters in each level without giving them too much light.

Quick Look: Blockit! for iPhone

Protecting your bubble at all costs is your mission in Blockit! The trick is that you only have three blocks to place between your bubble and the incoming spikes, so you have to be careful when placing and replacing blocks. The concept is sound, but lack of variety keeps this from being entertaining for very long.

Quick Look: 7 Deaths for iPhone

The story of 8 “warriors” locked in combat should have the makings of a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon epic. Unfortunately, while the characters are interesting and the dialog witty, the action in 7 Deaths is repetitive and ultimately lacking.

Quick Look: Connected for iPhone

Hey, you got your sliding puzzle game mixed with my connect the pipes game! Welcome to Connected, the next generation of the pipes genre of games. Even if you’ve played 100 other pipes style games, Connected’s unique method for moving pieces around the board makes this another one you should add to your collection.

Quick Look: Skyscrapers for iPhone

Rating 4.00 out of 5 [?]I’m glad that Skyworks is continuing to work on non-sports related games, because they are actually turning out some interesting “pick up and play” type games.  This time around we have Skyscrapers, where the goal of the game is to build – you guessed it – skyscrapers.  It uses a […]

Quick Look: Card Drop for iPhone

Tired of the same old solitaire, but looking for a mobile card game to pass the time between heavy hitting games? Card Drop from Kuyi Mobile is just the game for you. A soothing melody, some reflex-inducing action and simple play mechanics make for a nice diversion from whatever’s on your mind.

Quick Look: iBzoing for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]I feel like I’m saying this more and more lately, but it’s more true every day: the App Store is over-saturated.  So what’s a game to do to stand out?  Sadly, it doesn’t always take originality, because if that were the case iBzoing should have earned more attention.  Of course, […]

Quick Look: Icy Escort for iPhone

Do you know where your baby penguins are? Apparently not, as Icy Escort sees you jumping your way through 30 platformed levels trying to find them. Can you reach each one before the time runs out and earn your 3 stars for every level?

Quick Look: Super Collider For iPhone

Long before the iPhone flash gamers were mindlessly amusing themselves with the genre of game where you simply move an object around an area and try to avoid all the other objects in that area. Now Pixel Mine has spruced up that concept in the form of Super Collider, and for the most part have done a really good job. There’s just a fairly annoying integration problem with the AGON social networking service that rubs me the wrong way with this game.

Quick Look: A Quest Of Knights Onrush for iPhone

In an effort to make sure that you don’t forget about their stellar castle defense game Knights Onrush, Chillingo has released a promo adventure called A Quest Of Knights Onrush. Basically a “run and slash until you die” mini-game, it’s amusing in short bursts. The up side, however, is that there’s plenty of potential should they decide to make a full game out of it.

Quick Look: Board@Work for iPhone

Bored at work? Have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Unfortunately, I don’t think this will help your situation any. Board@Work is a match 3 game that dares to be different, but ultimately doesn’t make a splash in the sea of match 3 games in the App Store.

Quick Look: Ali Jabs for iPhone

Ever wondered about the man behind the saying “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”? Now’s your chance to learn more with Ali Jabs, the interactive source of information about Ali’s life and career. Just don’t expect too much punch after the first couple of times listening to his quotes.

Quick Look: Enigma for iPhone

Do you have what it takes to discover the sequence? I sure didn’t, as Enigma proved to be a Mastermind clone that couldn’t match up to the original. I love the concept behind this style of puzzle game, but Enigma didn’t allow me to enjoy it.

Quick Look: Crime Spree for iPhone

Feel like trying to outrun the fuzz and gather up some bags of loot? That’s just what you’ll get to do in Crime Spree for the iPhone. As Skyworks continues to expand beyond it’s sports games beginnings, it’s nice to see that they get the concept of casual games with other motifs.

Quick Look: Touch Plant for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]One thing I’ve loved about mobile computer platforms is that they are filled with indie developers.  That means that you’ll see all kinds of things that you won’t see on consoles simply because the developers aren’t tied to the philosophy “we have to make a buck”.  Such appears to be […]

Quick Look: Arrowhead Chase for iPhone

Ever wanted to chase that guiding arrow that tells you which direction to go in a maze? Now’s your chance with the aptly named Arrowhead Chase. The control scheme is novel, but once that wears off the game loses much of it’s appeal. Find out if it’s worth pursuing or not…

Quick Look: Hexagon Labs for iPhone

Ready to take over the world one hexagon at a time? HeroCraft was kind enough to port their Othello clone Hexagon Labs over to the iPhone, and it’s every bit as fun as it was on the Pocket PC. And, you get to learn some cool scientific facts between each level!

Quick Look: World Cup Air Hockey for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Here we are again, with yet another Skyworks casual sports game.  This time around it’s Air Hockey, and as with most of their sports titles it’s pretty well constructed.  I’m just not sure that it has enough to offer that other Air Hockey games don’t.  There is a head to […]

Quick Look: Hotfield for iPhone

Are you in the mood for another high octane scrolling shooter? Do you want a ship that can invoke “bullet time”? Hotfield might just be your candidate, then. Unfortunately, there’s not much besides bullet time in the list of innovations here. Hotfield is definitely a solid title, but don’t come here looking for revolution (or even evolution).

Quick Look: Bubble Shuffle for iPhone

With word games constantly flooding the App Store, one wonders if we really need any more. I was hoping that Bubble Shuffle would prove that we did, but unfortunately it didn’t really deliver the goods. Read on to find out why I felt Bubble Shuffle should be left floatin’ with the fishes…

Quick Look: Mental Blocks for iPhone

After several sports mini-games, I wondered what else Skyworks was capable of. I found out in the form of Mental Blocks, a modern variant of a tried and true “remove the blocks from the screen” puzzle game. After playing Mental Blocks I’m looking forward to more non-sports Skyworks offerings.

Quick Look: Ball Rush Aqua for iPhone

In my humble opinion, Ball Rush Aqua was probably the best Arkanoid clone on the Pocket PC. Now that it has made its way over to the iPhone there’s still a lot to enjoy about it, but it feels a bit sluggish compared to some newer offerings like Ball Slam Fantasy. Still, if you like the brick breaking style of game, Ball Rush Aqua has a lot going for it.

Quick Look: Supernova Blast for iPhone

So you want to take out the universe a few stars at a time? Supernova is the game for you. This outer space themed chain reaction game will provide you with 250 levels of explosions galore. Can you beat each level under the solvable limit, or do you need to use the allowable amount of moves to conquer the galaxy? Give Supernova Blast a try and find out…

Quick Look: Brain Fit for iPhone

Looking for a new take on the genre of puzzle game where you arrange odd-shaped blocks into a big pattern? Brain Fit is just what you need. 90 levels will keep you entertained for hours, and the soothing music will ease your frustrations as the challenge gets harder with each level.

Quick Look: Swirl – 3D Action Racing for iPhone

In theory the iPhone seems to be a great platform for 3D tunnel based racers. Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure the iPhone has a great one yet. Swirl gave it a nice attempt, but fell short on a couple of key items. Read on to find out what’s lacking…

Quick Look: Gobble for iPhone

Dodge the red, gobble the blue, and snag some fruit while you’re at it. That’s the basic premise behind Gobble for the iPhone from Pocketfun, and it turns out that it’s a simple yet addictive game.

Quick Look: Anaglyphs! for iPhone

I’m not sure that I would have ever thought the game of Memory was right for 3D, but the folks over at Boiled Goose sure did. The result is Anaglyphs!, which has some cool 3D effects but suffers on the game play side. Read on to see if it’s worth your time…

Quick Look: Little Red Sled for iPhone

Want to experience the thrill of downhill sledding without leaving your house? Have the desire to collect lots of presents? How about taking on hordes of giant bunnies? Little Red Sled has it all and then some. Read on to find out why this visual cute action game is actually quite a pleasant surprise…

Quick Look: World Cup Ping Pong for iPhone

Skyworks is at it again, this time invading the world of ping pong. As luck would have it, they did a pretty good job. Four game modes, including one you can play without an opponent, make this a slick offering that has something for just about everyone interested in electronic ping pong. And, for those who are always a little hesitant, there’s a free version for you to try before taking the plunge.

Quick Look: The Terminator for iPhone

Are you ready to help the resistance fight the war against Skynet? Have you always dreamed of running around decimating Terminator forces? Well, keep on dreaming, because The Terminator from Big Head Games is really going to leave you unfulfilled in your dreams.

Quick Look: Uggles for iPhone

What’s cute, furry, and gets tossed around a lot? Why, an Uggle of course! If you’re looking for that next addictive experience from your iPhone or iPod Touch, look no further than Uggles. Electronic juggling has never been so fun…

Quick Look: 8Bit Games Flying for iPhone

Looking for graphics that predate video cards, and sound that is pure vintage PC speaker? Want game play that simply keeps you dodging building after building? If you’re looking for a walk down the late 70′s PC gaming memory lane, 8bit Games – Flying might just be for you.

Quick Look: Wordsworth for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Wordsworth is a game quite similar to the Popcap classic Bookworm.  On the plus side it’s quite fun, has a professional appearance, and costs less than half of the price of Bookworm.  On the downside, the guy in the hat isn’t quite as charming as the worm from Bookworm.  I […]

Quick Look: Fish Frenzy

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]I like free games for my iPhone.  Besides the obvious fact that they don’t hurt the wallet any, it’s a win-win situation in terms of what I get.  If I like the game, it’s a bonus, and if I don’t, I just delete it and move on.  Thankfully, Fish Frenzy […]

Quick Look: Pop-A-Tronic for iPhone

What do big chains, charge bombs and a purifier all have in common? Why, they can be found in Pop-A-Tronic, of course! Big Blue Bubble has taken the Jawbreaker style of puzzle game and put a fresh spin on it, making it once more fun to play.

Quick Look: Happy Lines / Snow Lines for iPhone

Two reviews for the price of one! This time I take a look at two simple puzzle favorites from Herocraft: Happy Lines and Snow Lines. This is a pretty brief review for two games (mainly because I’ve already reviewed them both for the Pocket PC), but suffice it to say that even though not much has changed on the iPhone they’re still a couple of great games.

Quick Look: Hurdler for iPhone

So how does a little stick figure obstacle jumping sound? When it’s in the context of Hurdler for the iPhone, it sounds just fine to me. This is a port of an older PC game, and they did the source proud. Get ready to jump some rubber ducks…

Quick Look: Batter Up Baseball for iPhone

Sports mini-games have been a bit of a mixed bag for me so far on the iPhone, but with Batter Up Baseball, it looks like Skyworks has finally hit one out of the park. Great visuals, authentic sound and gameplay that keeps going and going could bring you to start singing “take me out to the ball game”.

Quick Look: External Hard Drive Backup From Clickfree

Wassup! Today – External backup systems have been around almost as long as laptops. There are numerous backup choices out there from various hard drive manufacturers and memory manufacturers like Maxtor and Lexar. A new backup manufacturer has appeared on the scene called Clickfree. This manufacturer offers a selection of external hard drives that require no software installation and configuration. All you do is plug the drive into a USB port and forget about it. The package automatically recognizes over 400 file types. The laptop I am currently writing this post on has a 70 Gb hard drive therefore I would require 80+ to be comfortable that an external drive can backup everything contained on this unit. Clickfree sells various sizes and the starting size is 120 Gb with the cost being $89.99. This is a great deal for an external USB backup drive that is small and requires no software installation or configuration.

Quick Look: iPolygon for iPhone

Looking for a new spin on the classic concept of breakout? iPolygon might just be the game for you. Imagine a playing field where the paddles and the bricks are the same thing! Read on to find out what iPolygon has to offer the “breakout” genre…

Quick Look: Field Goal Frenzy for iPhone

Sports mini-games are interesting, because it seems their goal is to take the best parts of a particular activity and strip out all the other stuff so that you can have a quick, satisfying game. Unfortunately, after playing Field Goal Frenzy I’m not so sure that this philosophy works for the game of Football. Read on to see if this game is worth playing or if you should punt…

Quick Look: Crazy Daisy for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]When I had the opportunity to review Crazy Daisy for the Pocket PC – which you can check out here – I was amazed at how fun the game was for being a casual puzzler that seemed designed to appeal mostly to kids.  Needless to say, when I was offered […]

Quick Look: Submachine for iPhone

Looking for a puzzle adventure game fix until Myst arrives? Submachine might be just what you need. There are several puzzles to solve before you can escape your confines, and the chilling music provides for an ominous backdrop. The down side: it might take you longer to read the review than to play the game.

Quick Look: A Tail Of Two Monkeys

In an online store where apps like iFart reign supreme, it’s not surprising to see not one, but two games focused on the exploits of the cute but bladder troubled PeeMonkey. First came Jungle Fire, and then Toilet Trainer, and now you get to find out if either of these are worth your trouble (or worth admitting that you have on your iDevice).

Quick Look: Pirates And Dragons for iPhone

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Let’s face it – the name alone implies that this game should be cool. I mean, what’s better than pirates and dragons? After playing the game for a little while, it turns out that there is apparently a lot that’s better than this combination of swashbuckling anti-heroes and mythical fire […]

Quick Look: Upsi Looper for iPhone

Upsi Looper is actually the third in the Upsi “series”, but it’s only the second one that I’ve played. I’m quite impressed with the improvements made in this game over Upsi Runner. It’s still retro, but retro in the right ways. Read on to see if it will loop you in…

Quick Look: Memogascar: Escape From Africa for iPhone

If you’re one of those people that are brave enough to let your kids use your iDevice, Memogascar might be worth your attention. It’s a memory game where you’re trying to save cute animals, and it actually adds a couple of twists to the standard memory game concept. Read on to see if it’s worth helping the escape…

Quick Look: Scoops for iPhone

If you’ve ever wanted to make a cone that reached the stars, you have your chance with Scoops for the iPhone. For the kid in all of us, you can test your ice cream stacking skills with this simple yet entertaining game from NimbleBit. The real question is, does it “stack” up to the competition?

Quick Look: 3 Point Hoops for iPhone

In the mood for shooting some hoops but don’t feel like a full fledged game? Skyworks Interactive has the answer for you with 3 Point Hoops, the game of making 3 point shots from various locations around the court. Read on to find out if this is a slam dunk or just another brick in the iPhone gaming stable…

Quick Look: Gold Rush for iPhone

Have you ever wanted to help guide a train, along the way collecting piles of gold? Now’s your chance with Gold Rush, a puzzle game from Skywards Games. Read on to find out if it’s worth chug-chug-chugin’ along these tracks…

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