• ShaqDown

    Rating:
    3 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Action, Arcade

    I was not expecting a game like this to help start off my 2013. Despite not really being relevant anymore, we get a game with Shaquille O'Neal as our hero, because he's Shaq and he can do whatever he wants. On a very general, conceptual level, he was even involved in the creation of this game. ShaqDown is an auto-runner with some brawler elements from One Spear Entertainment and Hiptic Games, developers of Go Ninja!. 've got a special place in my heart for any game that turns Shaquille O'Neal into a destiny fortified savior of men, known in this instance as the Justice Bringer. more »

  • Penny Time

    Rating:
    4 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Sports, Action, Arcade

    Penny Time is a brand new rhythm based auto-run platformer. It’s a licensed marketing game from Penny Skateboards, existing only to promote a product. And it is simply awesome! Who knew such a thing was even possible? They let the developers put all the creativity and effort into the game that was needed, and what we have is a stylish title packed with random humor and clever mechanics, not to mention an outstanding soundtrack, which is the most important thing about any rhythm based game. more »

  • Punch Quest

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Action, Arcade

    RocketCat Games are quickly turning into one of my favorite developers. Mage Gauntlet was an impressively designed, streamlined action RPG experience that raised quite a few eyebrows. Their latest title, Punch Quest, is an excellent follow up. While it's an endless runner mixed with a classic arcade beat-em up, the same elegant design and tastefully done pixel art style are present. The unique music is also worth noting. Also, hats. There are many hats. more »

  • Travel Voice Translator Linguatec

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Productivity, Travel

    There isn't exactly a shortage of language translation apps on the App Store, but that doesn't mean we should just ignore any newcomers. It means that those newcomers have to do something special to really stand out from the crowd, and this Voice Translator app from Linguatec does just that, with some great new features. Initially the app will feel very familiar, with two buttons laid out allowing you to speak and record in two different languages at a time. The interface is well thought out and easy to use, and it's no hassle to switch between the app's 66 possible languages. 33 of those languages offer voice support, while the other half makes use of a keyboard input, I should point out. So far so good, but what's the big deal here? Take a look and see. more »

  • ORC: Vengeance

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Action, Role Playing

    Who’s in the mood for a dungeon crawl? ORC: Vengeance is a new action RPG from Big Cave Games and Chillingo, and it’s nice to see them supporting something other than cute physics puzzlers. It’s pretty rare. This game puts you in the boots of an unlikely hero: an orcish war chief named Rok, as you slice your way through gloomy prisons, stormy keeps and creepy crypts. The production values are crazy good for iOS, and the entirely gesture-based gameplay is frantic and fun, if a bitty iffy on the control side at times. more »

  • Horn™

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Action, Adventure

    Phosphor Games has already proven that they know how to craft memorable game worlds, and that Infinity Blade style gameplay can easily become refreshing with just a few tweaks, in their previous title Dark Meadow. They've partnered with Zynga for their latest outing, creating the all too rare Zynga game that is actually a game. I give you Horn, an epic, almost Legend of Zelda inspired adventure with simple but engaging swipe combat. more »

  • Spell Sword

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Action, Role Playing

    Spell Sword is a new arena combat platformer from FireFruitForge and Everplay Interactive. It builds upon the unique mechanics made popular by Super Crate Box, except that it takes place in a swords and sorcery kind of environment. It adapts the young new genre to a fantasy RPG setting far better than games like Muffin Knight did, in my opinion. The retro graphics and music are awesome, the gameplay is furious and addicting, and it’s just generally a great game that I highly recommend. more »

  • Bad Piggies

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Arcade, Puzzle

    At some point or another, every iconic video game villain always gets some time of their own in the spotlight, whether it's Bowser joining your party in a Super Mario RPG, or Dr. Eggman fighting alongside Sonic. Sometimes you just get to play as the villains being villains though, which is the case in Bad Piggies. Now we get to enjoy those bumbling egg stealing antics first hand in this new vehicle based puzzler from the Angry Birds universe. It's great to see Rovio expand this universe some more. more »

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