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Friday
Apr112008

Round Five of Apple Games

Charms
- This is a matching game where you get to choose to swap with an adjacent piece to form lines of 3 or more of the same thing. If you read my review of bedeviled, its the same damn game just with lucky charm pieces instead. ( 3.7 out of 10 )

Ditto
- This is a memory game. You'll be given a sequence of colors that you will have to repeat, every round will increase in difficulty as the pattern will continue with additional color presses. If you ever played "Simon" its just like that but for your Apple Product. ( 6.4 out of 10 )

WordBreaker
- A game where you select a word (hold it in your mind), and then try to guess your opponent's word, the first to guess right wins. Once you've got your word the computer will ask it there are any letters in common with the word that it shows. Then you'll get to guess a word and the computer will tell you home any letters in common yours has with its word. The game isn't the best thing I've seen, and there's a chance that with all the thinking on your part that you might lose the word that is yours. ( 2.1 out of 10 )

iKala
- This is Mankala. Its a game in which you have 12 common spots on the board, 2 rows of 6, and then 2 capture places at the end of the board. There are 48 beads, 4 in each spot to start the game. You will be able to place a bead into each spot from the spot which you start clockwise until you run out of beads if there are extra beads when you have to change rows that goes through your capture place the bead will go there first and then any additional beads will be placed. The game is played until there are no more beads on the board except for in the capture places. There is the option to play one player or two player, but it is really difficult to determine which mode you are in unless you see the red dots that appear above or below the capture place. ( 6.8 out of 10 )

Ball Blast
- Its a very simplistic game in which you are trying to tap where the balls appear on the screen before they disappear, if you can tap 20 or more you advance to the next level. Each level will increase in difficulty. ( 4.5 out of 10 )

iConnect4
- Its a Connect 4 clone, and a poor one at that. Click on the column and poof the piece is there. The whole thing looks like it was done in MSPaint. There is no start new game button either. ( 3.5 out of 10 )

Tile Game
- If you saw the Charms review or the bedeviled review then I don't need to say anything else, it is the same game, except this time there is a timer bar at the bottom that once it is done the game is automatically over, otherwise it is yet again the same game, by the same people. ( 3.7 out of 10 )

Vidifone Poker
- Do not try this in a regular browser unless of course you like to see a progress bar go nuts. right off the bat this game is not going to fit nicely on your screen. You're going to need to flip the screen, and on top of that it still isn't going to quite fit. It's a video poker game in which you need at least a jack or better to gain your bid back or more. ( 4.7 out of 10 )

iSudoku
- This is a computerized version of sudoku. You'll be given the choice of an easy, medium or hard game. The object of sudoku is to use each number 1-9 once in a 3 by 3 grid as well as in the entire row or column of the puzzle, they don't have to be in order. You'll be able to click on the spot where you'd like to place a number and then a number pad will pop up for you. ( 7.8 out of 10 )

Mahjong
- This is a game where you are trying to remove matches of the same tile. You can only use 'free' tiles and it is common not to be able to finish the game. You can change the tiles to different styles though the pattern stays the same. You start the game off with 144 tiles on the board. ( 5.2 out of 10 )

Cupid 3
- This is a platformer game where you have to successfully get Cupid through each level. You'll be using the arrows and buttons at the bottom of the screen to move him around. If you play in a regular browser you'll see that the game is running extremely fast. The controls really don't work like you'd want them too. ( 5.6 out of 10 )

Drop the 99 Bottles of beer on the Wall
- This is a game in which you try to select sections of the same type of bottle to remove them from the "wall" if you remove all 99 of them you win. ( 3.9 out of 10 )

Belighted
- Charms, Bedeviled, Tile Game, and now belighted. There is once again no timer but the game play is the same... thanx 38i.biz ( 3.7 out of 10 )

5 Card Draw Poker
- Its a computerized version of the card game. You can bet in increments of 5, 10, 20, or 50. You bet a round then get your cards, then click on the cards you don't want, then SWAP, then bet again, and then show your cards. ( 6.5 out of 10 )

mobiChess
- Trying to play it strictly with a regular browser isn't going to work. Its your standard chess game where you'll be playing as white. There are different difficulty settings as well. ( 7.2 out of 10 )

Friday
Apr112008

Fourth Round of Apple Games

Dot Game
- This one you have to play on the Apple Product. Its the dot game in whic you have an 8x8 dot grid and you are trying to draw a lne from different dots ( left to right or up to down). The object of the game is to make squares, you only get to place one line down at a time, and if you do make a square you get to place another line down. This game allows for the user to be either blue or green, or play a two player game. There are two difficulty settings( I'm guessing Easy and Hard ). Overall I think this is a good game to play, I think that sometimes its a bit frustration trying to press between two dots to form a line, and the difficulty setting as well as the player select can sometimes have an undesired effect if you try to mess with them, such as the browser taking you back a page. ( 8.2 out of 10 ).

iScramble
- This is a word game in which you get to choose a category and then you are given a bunch of letters that will form a word. If you get it right you get a congratulations, if you get it wrong you get a notification that you were wrong. At the end of the game the only way to advance to something else is to use the drop down category select again, also you can't choose the same category again. If you do want the same category you have to change to a different one and then select the category again. ( 5.3 out of 10 )

Bedeviled
- Its a matching game in which you are trying to make at least a match of three in a row. You are allowed to swap on piece with another that is touching it to do so. After each successful match the board will automatically be refilled with more pieces. I have to say that I wasn't very impressed with the game, there was no animation what so ever. If you made a match magically all the pieces that are in the effected area teleported to their new place. ( 3.7 out of 10 )

RocketBlast
- This game will only work correctly on the Apple Product. You are trying to stop the missles as they are coming across the screen. Shoot your shot to stop them before they go across the screen. I have to say the more I play the 38i.biz games the more I'm convinced that they are just trying to make crap games. This game was damn near impossible to play, half the presses on the screen that I made didn't register, and the other half sometimes were delayed or appear slightly off. ( 2.1 out of 10 )

MyBoxes
- This is another dot game, 8x8 grid. The difference is that there is no difficulty setting, there is no second player, there is no choosing colors, and to top it off you have to click on each dot with a screen this small its impossible. The web-app you can play, but you can't on the Apple product. Also there is no ending to the game, the grid will be filled and there is no indication to who has won. (38i.biz game, again) ( 1.4 out of 10 )

Ninja Ropes Extreme
- You are a ninja who is falling through space, but you can save yourself by slinging ropes from cog to cog, but watch out for the gravity areas which will throw you in the direction that the arrow points. The game on the apple product at first seems a bit slow, but it doesn't take long for you to feel that the speed is a good speed. I personally suck at this game, but I'm interested in getting better. There is a leadership board (Top 15) as well. ( 8.0 out of 10 )

Hexaclone
- In this game you start off in a six sided grid in the shape of a hexagon. You and your opponent start with a color in each alternating corner. You can move each piece one two spots into an unoccupied spot causing an additional color to appear. If you place one of your colors next to an opponents all adjacent pieces turn to your color, and the same goes for your opponent. the game ends when all the spots are taken. ( 6.4 out of 10 )

Tic Tac Touch
- Another Tic Tac Toe game. This one seems to look better on the screen. It gives you the option of playing single player, or two player. You can also decided what you will be, who goes first, and the difficulty level of the computer opponent if in single player. The only problem with this version is that the new game option (after you've won) is located directly next to an ad so you might fat finger and do something other than start a new game. ( 6.8 out of 10 )

4inARow Touch
- Another Connect 4 clone. This one does feature the ability to choose single player, or two player, what color starts, and what color the player will use if playing single player, along with the difficulty of the computer in single player play. I'm impressed by this one because it does look like a connect four board, and it animates. ( 7.8 out of 10 )

Color Rush!
- It only took me ten minutes to figure out what the hell the instructions were talking about, but other than that now I understand. You and either an online opponent or a computer opponent are trying to capture as many colored spots as possible. You have a selection of colors at the bottom of the playing field select the color that is adjacent to your color to capture it, capture more colors than your opponent and win. If you select a color that has a bunch of the same color immediately around it you capture it as well. There is also a scoreboard to see how you stack up to the competition. ( 7.9 out of 10 )

Reset
- This is a puzzle game. You are given a 8 x 8 grid field where some of the grids are red, it is your task to select a red tile and a direction to move in, all tiles in that direction will either change from red to blue, or blue to red. At the bottom of the playing field you will notice the amount of moves it should take, as well as a new, reset, and solve the puzzle buttons. ( 6.3 out of 10 )

Drop the Duckies!
- This is a matching game where you have rubber duckies with different shirts on and you are trying to eliminate each cluster by clicking on them. The object of the game is remove all the duckies, also there has to be at least 2 of them next to each other when you click on a duckie. ( 5.1 out of 10 )

The Rubber Duckie Matching Game
- Its like the matching cards game from back in the day, you have 30 bubbles and behind each on is a duckie who has a match somewhere else. you can only see behind two bubbles at a time, once you've found the match both stay visible till the end of the game. ( 6.2 out of 10 )

Friday
Apr112008

Third Round of Apple Touch games

Rubik's Cube
- Its your favorite try to move the rows of columns of a cube to get each side to be one solid color. In this version the cube is only 9 squares to each side so it is a bit easier than the real thing. You'll be able to rotate the cube with the arrows at the bottom and top of the screen as well as rotate rows and columns with the smaller arrows located around the cube. At first glance that set of arrows can look confusing, but after a bit of trial and error you'll find that the arrows do make sense and you'll be on your way to solving the cube in no time. ( 7 out of 10 )

Dominoes
- This is a ghettofied version of dominoes. You start off the game with 7 dominoes and you try to add your dominoes to the chain that is snaking around the ouside of the box. There are times where it will say that a certain player won and then you place your last domino and all of a sudden you have won. There are also times where the game declares that everyone has lost. The good thing though is that there is a button for a new game. ( 4.2 out of 10 )

FullHouse
- This is a maze game of sorts. You are given a layout of a 5x5 grid. There will be some obstacles on the grid. It is your job to place a blue ball and move it in such away that it passes through every non-obstacle square on the grid without ever doubling back over a spot. Currently they have 30 different levels that you can try your luck on ( 6.9 out of 10 )

iHang
- This link might not always work on the first try. This is a hangman game. You can play single player or two player. In the two player mode your friend will input a word and then you will of course have to go through the alphabet trying to solve what word they selected before causing the hung man to appear. Remember every wrong letter causes another part of the man to be drawn ( head, body, 2 arms, two legs, two hands, and feet). After you have won or lost a round you will notice that there is a counter for the amount of times you've played. You can continue to the game by pressing new game, however you will also notice that you will have to choose the type of game you want to play again. ( 6.5 out of 10 )

What's the Word?
- This link might not always work on the first try. Welcome to a hang man game in disguise. You will have 5 chances to try and guess the word. This version only has single player, and when you win or lose a pop up will appear asking if you'd like to start a new game. ( 6.2 out of 10 )

Tic Tac Toe
- The childhood favorite, you are 'O's, and at the start of the game you get to choose who goes first. I personally am not a huge fan of the game because almost every game ends in a stalemate. Also this version doesn't allow for an extended board which increases the playability ( 3.4 out of 10 )

4 in a row
- This is connect four. You and your computer opponent will take turns placing colored pieces into a grid. The first to get 4 of the same color in a row wins. You, the player, can decide what type of computer opponent you will face (easy, medium, hard ). When the victor is decided the notification isn't very noticable on the screen and you'll find yourself clicking on a spot a couple times before you notice right next to the start game button is the results of the game. ( 5.9 out of 10 )

Arrange Numbers
- This is the game of moving blocks with numbers around to get them into numerical order (1 - 15), when they are in the correct position they will turn from blue to orange, thankfully if you take them out of their correct spot they change back to blue. I'm not really big on this type of game. ( 5.6 out of 10 )

Speedway
- A car game in which you will have to change lanes to avoid the cars that apparently have broken down on the highway, and if you do hit one you'll notice that the entire road keeps trucking along so maybe all of these cars are some how effected by you hitting one. You have 6 wrecks to get as far as you can. Once you've hit the 6th one you will be given the option to race again, doing so will start you back off at the beginning. (3.2 out of 10 )

Hammurabi
- A simple civilization game. You will be in charge with creating your empire and trying to expand it. I have to say that I personally killed off my empire because I wasn't aware of the fact that I could change the numbers for Acres, bushels, people, etc. I think if I had had the ability to read the instructions I might have faired a bit better. ( 4.9 out of 10 )

Shisima
- a game where you and the computer each of 3 pieces and you're both trying to put those pieces in a straight line to win. There are three different difficulty settings (Beginner, Advanced, Expert). I enjoyed playing this game, though the moving of the pieces is a bit weird. ( 6.4 out of 10 )

Drop the Marbles
- You will be given a 9 x 10 grid in which there are 4 different types of marbles, it is your task to remove each cluster of a single type until all have been removed from the screen. If you delete a row the the row above it will fill the vacancy in, as well as if a column gets removed an adjacent column will move in to take its place. The colors are too dark for my liking, I think they really wanted to go with cool designs but its straining on the eyes. (  6.2 out of 10 )

I Get 4
- you have a 6 x 7 grid in which to try and get 4 of your color in a row. You will be choosing the column and it will then fill the lowest position in that column. There is an option to change the level which you are playing on, I'm not sure what that is, I would think difficulty, but you can only use 1 or 2.There is a new game button and help game button. ( 5.7 out of 10 )

Friday
Apr112008

Apple IPod Touch and I-Phone Games Found

So I've been scouring the internet to get some of the games that are out there reviewed and accessable in one place. I have just now found a whole new batch of games that I will be reviewing shortly and throughout the day.

Friday
Apr112008

Review Time

Well I think that its safe to say that I can start doing a back catalog of the games that I have played, I know that the might not be the most up to date games, but there are always those out there that are looking to find info on a slightly older game. There is one type of game that I'm really not going to be back logging, and that's old sports games. There's really not a point to it for anyone that wants to get a cheap sports game that is probably solid just look at the games that are coming out every year and then choose an earlier version.

I will start with the newer ("next-gen") systems.