iOS App Review: Hungribles for iPhone and iPad

Hungribles are hopelessly hungry creatures (one of them reminds me of pikachu!) you need to feed with orbs by manipulating a mushroom shaped slingshot. (The fewer orbs used, the better your score) These orbs travel along a rainbow trajectory where they bounce off objects and disappear in empty spaces.

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Love? There’s an App for That: The appSIZED Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and people are: (a) hooking up; (b) making up; or (c) breaking up. Whether you’re on your way in, out or just looking around, here are some fun and games and apps to keep you occupied on one of the busiest days of the year.

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iOS App Review: Say Hello to the New appSIZED Report Card!

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 It took a lot of thinking, but finally, appSIZED now has an official review rating system to make app shopping a little easier for you, dear reader.

The appSIZED report card summarizes what an app is all about and if you should get it. The criteria is pretty easy to understand, and I believe it covers what we all look for in an app.

You’ll see how the report card works in upcoming app reviews, so please stay tuned!

 

2011 Best App Ever Awards: Make Your Voice Heard!

Best App Ever Awards

The 2011 Best App Ever Awards is a great way to recognize our favorite games and apps as well as discover new ones from among the nominees. In its fourth year running, a staggering 287,643 nominations were placed by users at the site between November 22nd and December 31st, 2011.

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iOS Freebie Alert: Majesty – The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

 
One of my all-time favorite games is FREE for a limited time (was $2.99), in connection with Daily App Dream!
 
Read my review on Technoodling to learn more about this awesome game.
 
Download it here and spread the news!
 
H(app)y shopping!

appSIZED: Top 10 iPhone and iPad Games of 2011

Quirky jellies. Adorable warriors. Reformist prison guard. Giant dancing unicorn. Funny army troops. FBI’s oddball puzzle agent. Elegant hand-to-hand combat. Cheerleader vs zombies. Ardanian wit meets tough strategy. These are appSIZED’s Top 10 iOS Original Games for 2011.

It was not easy coming up with appSIZED’s Top 10 games for 2011. This year, I wanted to give credit to iOS original titles – that is, fun, compelling and high quality games that first appeared on the iOS platform. The following games were chosen for the following reasons: they make use of the touch screen and multitouch well, they have excellent graphics and sounds, and they bring something new and/or great to their respective genres. I highly recommend that you put them on your app shopping list.

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iOS Game News: Jelly Defense Out With Winter Levels!

Jelly Defense Fluffyville on appSIZED

Everybody’s beloved tower defense game Jelly Defense is out with a Yuletide update. (If you don’t have it yet, here’s why you should make Jelly Defense part of your Christmas app list)


Our favorite jelly friends and foes alike are decked out in quirky Christmas gear (yes, even the grumpy old’ lieutenant!), singing Christmas songs and slugging it out in the snow.

Jelly Defense Whipped Cream Soft Core

Fluffyville and Whipped Cream Soft Coreare two new winter levels which are unlocked after passing through Neck Creek. Don’t forget to check out the snowman!

Completely free, these new levels should keep Jelly Defense fans busy this Christmas. Ho-ho-ho!

Game: Jelly Defense (Universal)

Price: $2.99

Developer/Pubisher: Infinite Dreams

Ver: 1.10

iOS Sale Alert! Pacquiao’s Pound for Pound, 2 EA Games Gone Free, and EPOCH On Sale!

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Because it’s the season to be jolly, some great games have gone on sale early into the Yuletide season! 
 
1) Pound for Pound (Universal/FREE) – Manny Pacquiao fans might want to check out this boxing game with an RPG flavor, to throw some fancy punches, rescue a damsel in distress and be Pacquiao for a few hours. The game needs some work in the controls department, but as far as likeness goes, this freebie for a limited time is a must for Pacquiao fans. 
 
2) EPOCH (Universal/$2.99) – Apple’s former Game of the Week for iPad is a futuristic, cover shooting action game boasting of some pretty gorgeous graphics courtesy of UnrealEngine, the guys behind Infinity Blade. Now that it’s on sale for a limited time, make sure you don’t miss it! 
 
3) Mirror’s Edge for iPad (iPad/FREE) – You gotta love EA for their daily freebies! Mirror’s Edge is a platform game where the Runners (such as Faith, the character you’ll be playing) are the last bastion of freedom in a dystopian future. You can do some pretty fancy running and jumping tricks while admiring the city scenery. The iPhone version is also FREE
 
4) Flight Control HD (iPad/FREE) – This is the game that launched a thousand line drawing games. As part of EA’s freebie deals, this retro-inspired iOS classic is one for the books. The iPhone version is also FREE
 
EA’s other games are also on sale, including Dead Space, Apple’s iPad Game of the Year pick, so don’t forget to visit the EA page in the App Store. 
 
 
H(app)y shopping! 
 

iOS Weekend Sale Alert! Ninjatown, Shift 2 Unleashed, Unlikely Suspects and Space Miner HD!

 

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Just when you thought the massive Thanksgiving holiday app shopping spree was over, this weekend is just full of more surprises and great deals! There are so many to choose from, but here are some handpicked appSIZED recommendations:
 
1) Shift 2 Unleashed (iPhone/iPad) – Love racing? Love the Need for Speed series? Then you wouldn’t want to miss EA Mobile’s freebie of the day. Yup, you read it right – it’s FREE.
 
2) Ninjatown: Trees of Doom (iPhone/iPad) – Climb your way to the top, ninja-style, in this utterly charming game kids will also love. The game is FREE for a limited time to celebrate Venan Entertainment’s new game, Book of Heroes for the iPhone.
 
3) Unlikely Suspects HD: Full (iPad) – Hidden object adventure fans with a penchant for crime solving ought to check out this interesting title from MumboJumbo games, now on sale for $2.99 only. You might want to check out their other titles, such as the Luxor series and Midnight Mysteries titles, which are also on sale.
 
4) Space Miner (iPhone/iPad) – One of my favorite games, Space Miner HD makes busting up space rocks awesome thanks to its deep gameplay and wicked sense of humor. The fact that it’s FREE this weekend only is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so grab it now. 
 
H(app)y shopping! 
 
 

iOS Sale Alert! Samurai Bloodshow, Airport Mania 2 HD, Assassin’s Creed HD and Infinity Blade

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appSIZED has been away for a couple of days, but just back in time to deliver today’s top sale picks:
 
1) Samurai Bloodshow ($0.99/Universal) – This unique new title from Sega is a gorgeous tower defense game that makes use of tradeable cards. Don’t miss this one!
 
2) Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD ($1.99/iPad) – Fans of the original time management favorite, Airport Mania: First Flight, rejoice! The sequel boasts of more colorful and exotic locations and the same delightful gameplay that made the original such a hit.  The iPhone game Airport Mania: Nonstop Flights is also free!
 
3) Assassin’s Creed HD: Altair’s Chronicles ($0.99/iPad) – Revisit the exciting action adventure Assassin’s Creed for the awesome price of less than a dollar!
 
4) Infinity Blade ($2.99/Universal) – If you don’t have Infinity Blade yet, then you are missing out on a lot! This console quality title is a complex action/RPG game and one of the best examples of gaming for the iOS.
 
If you want to add to the list, feel free to leave a message in the comments section!
 
H(app)y shopping!