Mobile game movie tie-ins can be instantly forgettable, as these apps' sole purpose is to plug the feature's impending release. Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss is far from an ambitious foray, but Ron Burgundy's sheer presence should save the day.
Mr. Montgomery's Debonair Facial Hair's recent App Store release comes smack dab in the middle of Movember, and one can't fault Hunted Cow for their perfect timing. Upon first blush, trimming and reshaping mustaches could be amusing for one's initial go round, but can a facial hair centric title get past its novelty?
Since my switch to iOS gaming, Chillingo has been a first rate publisher of addicting apps. When Fright Heights swung my way, I assumed another dependable and great experience was in the offing. But one never truly knows with free to play titles, and a well executed adventure may be ruined by freemium excess. But Halloween is just around the corner, and maybe this title had a few tricks and treats up its sleeve.
I grew up addicted to Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, so my knowledge of Parcheesi or its U.S. iteration Sorry! is rudimentary at best. Mr. Ludo is a modern day version of this classic board game, but it uses the frustration of the office work environment as its central dynamic. Anyone who has lived in a cubicle infested floor can understand the need to break free and simply call it a day, so this app, though simple in concept, holds a slight level of resonance.
The screaming bunnies are back, but this time in the form of an iPhone/iPad game with Rabbids Big Bang. In this they pushed aside Rayman and left the crazy rabbits to their own devices as they float or fly around in space getting coins and other such items. The Raving Rabbids may be one of my favorite video game characters to be made in the past decade, mainly because they're so stupid and cute at the same time. Rabbids Big Bang is a mixture of the Angry Birds structure with far cooler graphics, creating hours of addictive gameplay.
Here’s your chance to save the world from diseases that will ultimately lead to the world’s end (not the pub, but the actual end of the world as we know it). F2Z Digital Media has created an iOS version of the popular board game, Pandemic. Are you strong enough to fight the diseases? It’s not just an epidemic, it’s Pandemic! Ahhhh!
Those who put together the iPhone and iPad game Coin Quest forgot the number one rule when it pertains to making a game; make sure it's fun to play. Coin Quest is anything but that. What could have easily been a fun time killer where you try to have coins drop into slots, turns into something far more complicated, and unnecessarily so.
Puzzle Knights attempts to combine the role playing game and puzzle genre, and if done correctly, this free to play app would be a no brainer to download. Who wouldn't want to wrack their brains on a few gem infused twisters and then proceed to wield a sword against their enemies? Such an equation is a total win-win iOS lovers who love to mix it up. With all this promise behind it, does Puzzle Knights answer the bell, or is it a freemium nightmare?
You're never entirely sure what you'll be getting out of a workout app, especially if you're the type that is looking for one to keep you on the right track after a hiatus of exercising, in which I say shame on you for putting that off. Spirit Runner serves not only as a fun and simple workout app, but provides much needed motivation for those who could use some helpful words in order to keep them going.
Pet Peaves Monsters is two games for the price of one. Since that price is free, downloading this app for absolutely nothing sounds like a no-brainer. You raise little critters from a larva stage to adulthood and unto a battle ring where only the strong survive. But are there any pet peeves behind this title that should keep you at bay?