Letterpress – Word Game For iOS
Review

On November 26, 2012, in Game, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Mark Greentree

Letterpress – Word Game
App Developer: atebits
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Licence: Free with in-app purchase. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Are you into Scrabble or Words With Friends? Then you will certainly enjoy this latest word game to come to iOS devices. Letterpress is an online social game that allows you to compete against friends via Game Center integration.

It is so popular that it broke Apple’s Game Center servers in its first week of release.

How many words do you know? I’ll take a guess: significantly fewer than you think you know. At least that is my experience with Letterpress.

Letters are presented on a board containing 25 letter combinations. Plenty of word opportunities, right? Not quite. You will see many challenging letters such as v, x, z, and q presented up to twice or even three times in a single game, plus not all vowels are included in each game. The result is a game that is significantly demanding and one that is highly addictive.

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Farmkill iOS Game
Review

On May 2, 2012, in Game, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, Review, by Mark Greentree

Farmkill
App Developer: Edible Entertainment Pty Ltd
Version Reviewed: 2.01
License: Free with in-app purchasing. Universal app compatible with iOS 3.1 or later.

You can lock the doors. You can bolt the windows. But can you survive the night?

The undead are at it again. This time terrorizing a local farming community.

You assume the role of a farmer who needs to plan strategic retaliation during the day for the coming night ahead. With you are two other survivors that you must protect.

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Pinball Shuffle
iOS Game Review

On March 13, 2012, in Apps, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod Touch, by Mark Greentree

Pinball Shuffle
App Developer: Nuclear Nova Software
Version Reviewed: 1.01
License: US$0.99 This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad devices with iOS 4.3 or later

The Who sang about a Pinball Wizard, while generations of teenagers spent countless hours playing the latest selection of pinball machines.

As gaming and casual entertainment changed over the years we saw a shift from the traditional amusement hall to the home. Besides a few remaining establishments and a very lucrative collectors market, the humble pinball machine has almost faded into obscurity amongst this generation of gamers.

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The Adventures Of Timmy: Run Kitty Run 
App Developer: CB Labs, LLC
Versions Reviewed: 1.1.0
License: US$0.99 – Introductory Price

Platform gamers can rejoice as the old school style gaming is reaching a new audience in the format of The Adventures Of Timmy: Run Kitty Run.

Many gamers love the simplicity and challenge of platform games and this iOS app does not disappoint. You will become frustrated, stressed, and you may even want throw you iPhone out a window as a result replaying a level over and over again. This is certainly not a letdown and nor it is due to bad implementation of the controls. The controls are some of the best ever in a touch screen game.

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Yarrrgh! iOS 4.2 and Piracy be afoot!
MyMac Podcast 321

On November 29, 2010, in iPhone, by The MyMac Podcast


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Guy and Gaz talk about why in this day of digital downloads, there still needs to be CD insertion based copy protection. Apple’s new iOS 4.2 gets a stern talking to and how piracy affects the cost of the software you buy and how you use it.

Links:
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Apple’s Game Center
Office (squared) HD

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