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Saturday
Apr122008

Hawk's Top 10 Apple Games as of Today

1.Color Rush! ( 7.9 out of 10 )
2.SquarO ( 7.9 out of 10 )
3.Castle Feud ( 8.1 out of 10 )
4.Gem Twister ( 8.1 out of 10 )
5.Ninja Ropes Extreme ( 8.0 out of 10 )
6.Gobico ( 7.8 out of 10 )
7.Sunset (8.3 out of 10 )
8.Dot Game ( 8.2 out of 10 ).
9.Think Ahead ( 7.6 out of 10 )
10.4inARow Touch ( 7.8 out of 10 )

Saturday
Apr122008

Round 7: A Shorter List

Castle Feud
- In this game you are a castle with a catapult. You are trying to shoot the catapult with enough strength and angle to defeat the castle on the other side. I got my ass kicked by the computer the first time, but I'm already hungry for more ( 8.1 out of 10 )

Gem Twister
- In this game you have a tower of colored blocks you can move a row in its entirety, sort of like a rubik's cube. The object of the game is to make matches of three or more colors, by doing that the timer at the bottom adds a bit of time back on. You can play as long as there is time in the timer. You score points as well for each successful match. ( 8.1 out of 10 )

Roll Quest
- Its sort of like pool. the object of the game is to use the white ball to hit all the other balls into the crystals on the sides of the box. to do this press the screen where you want to aim and then choose from the 3 different shot types ( Soft, medium, hard). If the white ball hits a crystal you lose points. (7.8 out of 10 )

iPipes
- Its a plumbing game you have to create a chain of pipes for the ooze to go through. The object of the game is to make at least a chain as long as the goal, doing it longer will just increase your longest pipe chain. If you've ever played pipedreams, this is the same game. ( 7.6 out of 10 )

Sunset
- A 1st person RPG Dungeon crawl. You will play through levels of mazes, its in 3D and the controls are very easy to pick up. (8.3 out of 10 )

Saturday
Apr122008

Round 6: Apple Games

All The Marbles: A Matching Game
- This is a game where you are trying to find 15 pairs of marbles. You can only see two at a time, and when you successfully find a marbles match they stay visible. Its really simplistic, but the marbles are just big enough that you know which ones you are choosing ( 6.2 out of 10 )

Losing all your Marbles
- This is a game of removal. You are trying to click on each marble to make it disappear and you're being timed.There's a bit of frustration when you press on a marble and its is still there sometimes. ( 6.3 out of 10 )

Flibbix Puzzler
- Its a removal matching game. You have a 7x7 grid of similar images and you have to clear the entire screen. You do this by selectingf groups of more than 1 to remove from the screen. By pressing the reset button the entire puzzle is changed up, so if you want to try again just press it. ( 6.5 out of 10 )

Block2Lock
- Its a puzzle game in which you have to move rectangular pieces around a square to free the blue piece so that it can go through the gate on the side. The only catch is that the rectangle pieces will only move in the directions that they are long. So if the piece is taller than it is wide its only going to move up and down, where as the opposite will only move left and right. ( 6.8 out of 10 )

SquareO
- You are given a 5 x 5 grid with dots on each of the grids 4 corners. The object is to darken a dot so it reflects the number that is shown inside each grid. This game was very entertaining and actually made me strategize a bit. ( 7.9 out of 10 )

14 Pegs and 15 Holes
- If you've ever been to cracker barrel you've at least seen this game. It is a game in which there are 15 holes arranged in a pyramid fashion, and 14 pegs filling all but one of the holes. You have to make diagonal moves which are limited to jumping over a piece. When the piece has been jumped it gets removed from the game. the object of the game is to get all the way down to 1 peg. There is a difficulty setting for the game where the game can either shrink to 10 or grow to 21. ( 6.5 out of 10 )

Mu Torere
- This is a dot game in which you are on a 8 dotted circle with one dot in the middle. What you are trying to do is to move your dot to a vacant spot and try to block the opponent's dot from being able to move. ( 5.7 out of 10 )

Frozen Lexicon
- You can only play this game on your apple product. This is a word game you have 6 letters and you are trying to find out every word that you can spell with those letters. If you get the 6 lettered word you will advance to the next round. ( 6.7 out of 10 )

Basketball
- The object of the game is to direct the basketball in the basket. you are given directional arrows in which to aim the ball and when you think you have the correct path you press the basketball to "shoot" it. ( 6.1 out of 10 )

3D Tic Tac Toe Too
- This is tic tac toe but on three different levels. You still are trying to get three in a row, but you have to be aware that it can be any three in a row even if it is coming from a lower level up. This is a challenging version of Tic Tac Toe, and the likelyhood of pulling a stalemate in this version is damn near impossible. ( 7.4 out of 10 )

Pente
- This is a game in which you are trying to get 5 in a row on a 13x13 grid. ( 6.6 out of 10 )

Spinblox
- Can only be played on an Apple product. Are given different colored blocks and you have to match as much of them as you can every wave. you can use any part of the grid playing field to make the matches, but the matches have to be of 3 or more. This would be an amazing game but I seem to have already broken it in the first level as the next wave has still yet to come giving me enough time to match every color on the screen and we are going on 6 minutes now (5.4 out of 10 ) ( it would have been an 8.2, but without a fully working game that's the best I can do ).

Battle at Sea
- AKA Battleship. You have seven ships that are placed for you and it is your job to search out the opponent's 7 ships on a 8x8 grid. This game shows two different screens through game play, one is to show you were the enemy is attacking and the other is for you to choose where to attack next. The problem is that these screens flash back in forth and after only 5 rounds I've become a little sick to my stomach. ( 6.7 out of 10 )

Gobico
- You play on a 10x10 grid where you are trying to claim the most squares in the grid. To do this you place one of your colored pieces down, and then your opponent does the same. The game doesn't end until all the squares are colored. ( 7.8 out of 10 )

Saturday
Apr122008

The Apple Games

After spending a good chunk of the day yesterday play different games I have come to the conclusion that there is no way in hell that I'll be able to keep my sanity if I review every game out there. So what I'm going to do is after the post I'm about to post is review the games that speak to me, I know that I'm cutting out quite a few games, but I think in the long run me giving my opinion on a game type that I hate anyways is better left silent.

Also I'm going to go back through the games that I have reviewed and take the games that I like and make a seperate link and post about them.

Friday
Apr112008

News: Starting Today

Alright so as it is impossible for me to keep up the pace of trying to do everything on my own I've joined forces with a friend. You're going to start seeing reviews done by him as well as me. We're going to work together to build this thing up.

I'm very happy to see that we're getting a decent amount of reviews a day, and I think that we can only go up from here. As you can tell I've been focusing on the Apple Product games, but I'm also going to try and get some of my other games that I haven't reviewed in soon.

I'm also going to try and get the comics back online, with all the reviews I really haven't been able to sit down in front of a computer and draw. So I'm going to try to get a couple of comics done soon so I can get back on track.

Well this is my 100th post since I first openned the blog over on http://wizothorns.blogspot.com, and I hope that there is much more to come.