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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.

Thursday
Apr102008

Second Round: Playtouchgames.com

I started to look into this site for my next dive into the i-pod touch/i-phone games, but to be honest most of these game aren't going to work on the hardware. Also Some of the games listed are other companies rights, I saw ones for popcap, microsoft, and nintendo.

I have since re-evaluated the site and have posted my findings for a good number of their games. I would like to say that the games are playable on the hardware but they will require zooming in or out on the users part to utilize all that the game has to offer.

If you want to check it out just click below

PlayTouchGames.com

Thursday
Apr102008

First Round of Apple I-Pod Touch/I-Phone Games

Word Spell
- A game in which you use the letters that you are given (6) and try to correctly guess the words that can be made in two minute rounds the object of each round is to correctly make enough words to score over a set amount of points. ( 7 out of 10 )

Add It Up
- A game in which you are trying to remove the numbered squares while trying to obtain the target number that is given to you. ( 6 out of 10 )

Pyramid
- A basic card game where you have a pyramid of cards (7 rows). The object is to try to make pairs of cards whose values equal 13 (Sadly this game was broken, or I am truly failing in my math skills). ( 1 out of 10 )

Poker
- A version of 5 card draw. You have 5 cards face down you have to bet an amount and then deal. You get one round to redraw what cards you want if you make a winning hand (at least a pair) you win. You can continue to play until you run out of money in your "wallet". ( 5 out of 10 )

Solitare
- You average run of the mill Solitare game, this game was also broken as I couldn't place any Aces onto the open spots. ( 0 out of 10 )

Deduction
- Its a pattern game. You have 5 peg spots and you have 5 different colored pegs (red, green, blue, yellow, and purple). It is the job of the user to deduce what the pattern of pegs will be to win. ( 7 out of 10 )

Chicken and Eggs
- This game has you trying to "catch" eggs as the chicken drops them from the top of the screen. You start off the game with 3 lives, and each level the chicken gets faster and is more likely to change directions at random. ( 8 out of 10 )

Sudoku
- This is the game in which you have to use the number 1-9 only once in a 3x3 grid, as well as only once going from left to right, and up and down. The game will give you the choice of an Easy game, Medium, or Hard. ( 6 out of 10 )

Word Seach
- This is your basic word search game. You'll have a select number of words that you have to find in the 12x12 grid of letters. The words can be up and down, left to right, diagonal, and backwards. ( 7 out of 10 )

Think Ahead
- This game pits you against a computer opponent. The object of the game is to remove the numbers from the board (the user can only remove numbers from the row with the yellow line on it) while trying to beat out the computer who can only choose numbers in the column from which the user last picked a number. ( 7.6 out of 10 )

Missle Command
- This is Missle Command, there's nothing I can really say that makes it different. You have a limited amount of missles that you will use to blow up the missles that are falling from the sky. Your objective is to protect the little domes at the bottom of the screen. (However this game was also broken so I expended all my missles without stopping a single missle). ( 0 out of 10 )

Maze Game
- You have to find your way out of a maze, sadly I couldn't seem to make the thing even move. ( 0 out of 10 )

Jigsaw Puzzle
- You get to put together a jig saw puzzle, there are two types of puzzles and Easy and a Hard. ( 3 out of 10 )

Reversi
- This is another game where you are pitted against the computer. The object of the game is to capture as many pieces as you can. To do so you have to place your color (white) in a way where there the Computer's piece is in between, now there can be just one or as many as 6 it doesn't matter, all the pieces captured will become your color, the computer can then recapture some or all of them if they have one of their pieces on one side and can place another piece in the same row, column, or diagonal. The only downside to this game was that there was no clear way to restart and play again. ( 7.4 out of 10 )

Match Three
- The user has a screen filled with different shapes. It is their job to get rid of the shapes     by forming groups of three. You can only move one piece and it has to be to an adjacent spot (left, right, up, or down). ( 6,5 out of 10 )

Collapsing Blocks
- You are given a colorful grid of squares. When you select a certain color all of that color which are touching will be removed. The object of the game is to remove all the colors from the screen. If a row or column disappear the blocks will slide together. (Sadly the game is sometimes broken. As the columns don't always slide together.) ( 4.5 out of 10 )

Sliding Puzzle
- This is a puzzle game in which you have one empty spot in a 4x4 grid and you have to move         pieces around until the picture is formed. (I personally hate this type of puzzle so after a couple of minutes I was ready to punch a wall). ( 3.2 out of 10 )

Minesweeper
- This is a game in which you have a grid of blocks and under some are mines. If you choose an empty spot it reveal some of the grid. There will be numbers that will some times appear. Those numbers indicate to the person that there is x amount of bombs adjacent (left, right, up, down, diagonal) from that position. The player is given the option of 6 different size grids (10x10, 12x12, 15x15, 20x20, 25x25,and 30x30). The downside to this game is the fact  that after surviving through the game and finding all the mines, the only way to actually be able to play again is by clicking on a mine. ( 4.3 out of 10 )

Knight and Squire
- The object of the game is to clear a room in a set amount of moves. You cannot go over a spot you have already been to, and if you move to a position where you can't further clear the room the game is over. You are given the choice of what level you'd like to start on at the beginning of the game. Unfortunately if you solve the room, you don't automatically move on to the next room. You are given a small line of text that states Level Solved! and then you have to click on new game to change the level manually. ( 7.2 out of 10 )