iOS App Review: Infinity Blade II

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The stunning visuals, mysterious and complex storyline, elegantly simple controls and focused, one-on-one combat made Infinity Blade phenomenally successful. Sink your teeth into this incredible sequel, and see for yourself why Infinity Blade II raises the bar even higher for iOS and mobile gaming.

The tyrant god-king, wields the extremely powerful Infinity Blade to perpetuate his reign and draws strength from our hero’s bloodline. Infinity Blade was a never ending cycle of fighting enemies and gaining strength in order to ultimately defeat the god-king. In the hotly anticipated sequel, Infinity Blade II, the storyline delves deeper into the mysterious Deathless ones (introduced in the first, via complex route of exploring the game’s secrets) and our hero’s mysterious origins. Our hero seeks not only to avenge the death of his father (Infinity Blade), but also free the Worker of Secrets from the hands of the Deathless, in order to learn the truth about himself and his bloodline.

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iOS Sale Alert! Fling A Thing, Sword of Fargoal and A Monster Ate My Homework

Awesome games and apps are on sale today! Here are appSIZED’s top 3 picks:

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iOS App Review: Zombieville USA 2

In Zombieville USA 2, everything gets bigger and shinier – it’s an awesome sequel that vastly improves upon the original Zombieville USA by offering character and weapon customization possibilities, new and improved game mechanics, multiplayer AND dishing out satisfiyng, hard-core zombie slaying action. All things considered, Zombieville USA 2 is easily on the list of 2011’s best games for the iPhone and iPad.

Mika Mobile is one of my favorite developers. I first fell in love with Battleheart, one of the best iOS games out there, but for avid fans of Mika Mobile, early iPhone sensation Zombieville started it all. Now, the much-awaited sequel Zombieville USA 2, has finally arrived.

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Massive Sale Alert! 5 Awesome Games on Sale This Halloween!

There are Halloween treats all around! Check out today’s top 5 picks:

1) Flight Control HD ($0.99/iPad) – This cutesy retro game, the mother of all line drawing games on the iPhone, is just so distinctively iOS. Warning: frustrating and addictive!

2) Zombieville USA ($0.99/Universal) – The original Mika Mobile classic is on sale to celebrate the launch of the much-anticipated Zombieville USA 2 (which, incidentally, is also on sale for just $0.99).

3) Resident Evil 4 iPad edition ($1.99/iPad) – Survive ’em fierce aliens in this gory action adventure shooter on sale this Halloween.

4) Civilization Revolution for iPad ($1.99/iPad) – A classic PC simulation game, this is the biggest price drop yet, down from $12.99!

5) Dark Meadow ($2.99/Universal) – This former US App Store’s game of the week pick is sure to be a hair rising ride into the eerie and paranormal.

So many games are on sale from the usual suspects like EA Mobile, too.

Have a great Halloween ahead and h(app)y shopping!

Sale Alert! Puzzle Quest HD, Gamebook Adventures and Stand O’Food (iOS)

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There are a number of awesome games on sale today, and here are appSIZED’s top 3 picks:

1) Puzzle Quest HD ($1.99/iPad) – This award winning game is not just about match three, combo and tile elimination goodness,it’s also an excellent action/adventure game with a solid storyline. Don’t let this massive price drop from $4.99 go unnoticed!

2) Gamebook Adventures (All titles $2.99 only/Universal) – If you are looking for an excellent read that’s interactive at the same time, look no further than this excellent fantasy adventure series which puts you in control of the story. Take advantage of the 50% off rate on all Gamebook titles and stay tuned for the upcoming Temple of the Spider God Gamebook, out in November! Meanwhile, here are the gamebooks on sale:

Book 1: An Assassin in Orlandes
Book 2: The Siege of the Necromancer
Book 3: Slaves of Rema
Book 4: Revenant Rising
Book 5: Catacombs of the Undercity
Book 6: The Wizard From Tarnath Tor

3) Stand O’Food (Free/iPhone) – Time management games fiends, this unique food assembly game is a test of your skills, reflexes and efficiency. Think you have what it takes to slap a couple of burgers and drinks together? Think again.

If I missed anything, feel free to post in the comments section.

H(app)y shopping!

Massive Sale Alert! PhatPad, Hector series, Aralon and Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor

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It’s a massive sale weekend in celebration of the launch of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S.

Gameloft’s games are on sale for only $0.99 this weekend, so make sure you check them out as well.

1) PhatPad for iPad (iPad) – What makes PhatPad stand out is its sophisticated handwriting to text digital conversion technology which is pretty awesome. This notes app is only $0.99 until October 18 and comes with a massive update. Don’t forget to grab it if you’re in search of the perfect note taking app for school or work.

2) Hector Ep1: We Negotiate With Terrorists (iPad) – Alll the episodes are down to $2.99. Hector is lewd, crude and loads of fun. Coming from Telltale Games, expect nothing less than the best.

3) Aralon: Sword and Shadow (Universal) – This epic of an action adventure RPG game is on sale for only $0.99 – so show your iPhone/iPod and iPad some love.

4) Spider: Bryce Manor HD (iPad) – This critically acclaimed and award winning game is beloved by gamers, and was declared by Touch Arcade as iPhone Game of the Year in 2009. The gorgeous iPad version is finally on sale for just $1.99.

It was hard to pick just four games and apps, so if you have suggestions, please leave a message.

Happy (app) shopping!

Strategy, Tips and Tricks: Monsters Ate My Condo!

As you may know already, I love Monsters Ate My Condo, and I am still trying to work my way up in the leaderboards. As a certified M.A.M.C. addict, I’d like to share with you some of my strategy, tips and tricks. (Note: check out the review of the newly released Super Monsters Ate My Condo here)

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Sale Alert! Nyan Cat, Touch Racing and Other iOS Games Are Free!

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This weekend selection consists of great games gone free.

1) Nyan Cat: Lost in Space (Universal) – beloved retro platformer takes you higher on a quest for food, drinks and awesome power-ups.

2) Aces Speed HD (iPad)- card game addicts, you will enjoy playing this game solo vs the computer,or head to head with family and friends – the best way to play Speed!

3) Touch Racing (Universal) – biggest price drop yet, from $6.99 to free. You can never have too many good racing games.

4) Insider Trading (Universal) – this game is of personal interest to me because of my job in our country’s SEC, but it’s still good to know that there’s a highly rated and acclaimed stock trading sim game out there. The developer dedicates this app to Steve Jobs and requests that people leave iTunes user feedback about their favorite memories of Steve Jobs.

Happy (app) shopping!

Sale Alert! Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD, Shoot at Sight HD, Kickin’ Momma HD and Tap Dictionary

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Today’s apps and games on sale are a mixed bunch:

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Sale Alert! Assassin’s Creed 2, Sushi Chop HD, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim and Art Penguin HD

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Great games go on sale everyday so stay tuned to appSIZED for daily picks!

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