|Rating: 8/10||Price: $1.99||Platform: iOS||Developer: Smith & Tinker, Inc.|
|Unique variety of moves||Too short, 26 levels go by fast|
|Fun representation of powers||Only one life|
|Addicting and challenging|
Instead of creating a classic beat’em up game, Marvel, through the developers Smith & Tinker, takes a new approach and has created a game that is unique and challenging. The game allows the user to utilize the signature powers of Wolverine, Captain America, Spiderman, and Thor. With their powers you’re to battle miniature flying heads of their respective marvel universe enemies, with the ultimate goal of defeating Dr. Doom. This true to nature arcade style game is fun and addicting, but does it really belong on your phone? Read more for the details.
iOS 4.3.4 has been out for only about 12 hours and already a jailbreak is on the loose. The good folks at Redmond Pie claim their PwnageTool 4.3.3 will unlock your precious Apple product. This tethered jailbreak is ready to open the doors to Cydia for every Apple device, except the iPad 2 – those of us wanting a iPad 2 jailbreak will just have to wait. For those that love hopping on new opportunities, directions are below. Let us know how its worked for you by dropping a comment.
Source: Redmond Pie Tutorial
|Rating: 7/10||Price: $0.99||Platform: Android||Developer: Gorilla Gaming Gmbh|
|Requires smart use of shooting||Tilting mechanism too stiff|
|Items give you points||Can’t change name on scoreboard without Feint|
|Precise jumping rewarded||Music keeps playing when exiting to home screen|
Are you tired of playing Doodle Jump (DJ)? Need something new because you’ve memorized every level? Tired of having to spam the shoot button? The developers of Gorilla Jump hope to provide mobile gamers an alternative to those who have beaten DJ to death with some slight variations to the successful formula that DJ uses.
Developers and their imaginative apps are the fuel that keep both the iPhone and Android car running. Whoever has more fuel will be able to go farther and travel to more majestic places. Apple and Google have both been fighting for this fuel, or rather developer support. Recently, both Apple and Google delivered sterling news. Last week, Apple reported that is had sold 200 million iOS devices along with over 15 billion consumer app downloads. While last month, Google reported that it had begun to see over 500,000 Android device activations per day; an increase from 300,000 per day reported in December. With excellent news from both companies, why then do developers prefer Apple’s iOS over Google’s Android?
|Rating: 9/10||Price: $.99||Platform: iOS||Developer: i4software|
|Fastest load time and response time||Costs a dollar to turn your phone’s camera light on|
|Works, it’s not buggy|
|No ads and other unwanted features|
When the iPhone 4 finally released, one of its biggest additions was the flash or light next to the camera. iPhone users could finally see in the dark – no longer would we be hating ourselves in the dark, banging knees against desks, and constantly touching the screen so that it wouldn’t go dim. It’s been about a year since the phone has been released, meaning the app store must be flooded with flashlight apps that all illuminate our dark dark world. To our surprise, and perhaps yours, there are some truly not so useful flashlight apps out there. I4software has made an excellent flashlight app, but it has a one-dollar price tag. Is this flashlight really worth one-dollar; is it better than the free ones? Read more and find out if it’s worth a buck.
Go Stop is a popular card game played in Korea using “Hwatu” cards. Now thanks to the Internet, more people have been exposed to the addicting gambling game that Koreans have been playing for over a century. Gameplay consists of matching cards by their pictures with different cards having different point values.
The goal of the game is to gain as many points as possible, with certain combinations netting you more points. In a game with 2 people, you play till 7 points. The person who reaches 7 first has a choice to “go or stop”. If he decides to “stop” the game ends, but if he decides to “go”, one must score a point again before the opponent reaches 7 points. Each go increases the amount of money you potentially receive, but lose and you must then pay the other person double.
This is a very simple explanation of the basic rules and it is hard to understand without diving into the game. Once you learn the game, it is incredibly addicting. Out of curiosity I took a look in the Android Marketplace to see what was available and I only saw 4 apps at the time. In this review we will take a look, and see which are worth having and which are not.
Tired of the same old look and interface of the Android Market app? Apparently Google is, and has decided to do a complete overhaul of its app portal.
This is what Android developer, Eric Chu, has to say about the new facelift: “The new Market client is designed to better showcase top apps and games, engage users with an improved UI, and provide a quicker path to downloading or purchasing your products.”
A few new additions you’ll notice are the Books and Movies categories you’ll be able to browse. Navigating these four categories requires only a simple swipe to the right or left, and many more options become available after that.
Google is trying to streamline its app buying process, making it not only easier for consumers to purchase apps, but also easier for developers and their apps to be featured. The android market has long faced criticism for not being as user friendly as Apple’s App store – Google hopes to solve this with its new interface. With over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, a more amiable navigation is a pleasant welcome.
A phased rollout has already begun on Android 2.2 or higher with an update coming to users worldwide in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for this update! Also check out the video by reading more.
Source: Android Developer Website
|Rating: 6/10||Price: $2.99||Platform: iOS||Developer: Electronic Arts|
|Detailed backgrounds and characters||Sporadic frame rates or breaks|
|Multiple weapons and upgrades||Repetitive game-play|
|Short game; beatable in half a day|
The blockbuster robot-frenzy, better known as Transformers, released a a little less than two weeks ago, still has us awed by its eye-popping cinematics ands its equally bad eye-gauging plot line. The film has already grossed $261 million domestically and $1 billion world wild, making this a top-grossing blockbuster for 2011. With a smash hit in the box office, Paramount Studios sure doesn’t want to waste any opportunity to capitalize on movie-inspired memorabilia and games. Electronic Arts has helped them release a game called Transformers: Dark of The Moon, which closely follows the story from the movie. The game has its pros and cons, but does it deliver the same blockbuster entertainment that the movie does? Read more and found out!
Note: Pictures may contain movie spoilers
As an avid basketball fan, it pains me to see the NBA lockout taking place. Does Kobe still have the opportunity to tie MJ for 6 rings? Will I get to see Derrick Rose rise to gain his first ring? Scratch that, will I get to see LEBRON JAMES rise to gain his first ring is the better question. Any of this would be interesting to see – too bad none might happen because of an ill-considered lockout. How then, how can a basketball fan obtain some basketball worthy entertainment? Simple and short substitutions anyone can turn to are the two top NBA games on the iPhone: NBA Jam and NBA Elite 11. Read more and find out which one is worth downloading for a buck.
|Rating: 8/10||Price: Free||Platform: iPhone||Developer: Burbn, Inc.|
|14 unique photo filter effects||Lack of more filters and the ability to purchase extras|
|Quick and easy to use||Unable to adjust the level of the filters|
Smile! Want to take a photo and give it that semi-professional, old school vintage look without having to hop on your computer? Instagram provides an easy solution. With fourteen different filters to enhance your pictures and a photo sharing system, is Instagram worth the precious free space on your phone?