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Game of the Week: World of Warriors

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: World of Warriors

Tap to kill your enemies! World of Warriors is a hybrid Deck Building and Fighting game. As you engage in combat, you have to tap dropped items and resources to add them to your characters. As you progress through the game you are give access to more and more characters, but I won’t spoil the video, take a look.

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Game Review: Wolf 3D

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game Review: Wolf 3D

Wolfenstein 3D for iPad. Do I really need to say anything else?…

… I guess I do. This is a classic game, and that is about the only reason to get it. If you want the nostalgia of playing Wolf 3D on your iPad, more power to you. I played the game a lot when I was a kid, and after a few minutes of playing on the iPad, I was ready to move on. I suspect that the shelf life will be short for this game, and this kind of port in general.

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Game of the Week: Monsu

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: Monsu

If Rovio had done Angry Birds Transformers correctly, this would be it! Monsu is a great side scrolling platformer/endless runner.

You control Monsu, a green ogre who is chasing some gnomes who carry a chest full of gold. Along the way, you will pass a large number of defenses and try to not fall to your death. As you progress, you find that this is actually a Deck Building game! You collect cards to earn companions and special powers on the battlefield. This game is immediately playable and has a great tutorial to familiarize you with the controls. Even though it is easy to get started, the challenges and leveling becomes increasingly difficult, keeping you engaged and working to progress.

This is a great game, and it will certainly last a long time on my iPad before I move on to other games in a similar vein.

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Game of the Week: Angry Birds Transformers

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: Angry Birds Transformers

This app, despite all of the hype, transformed into a flop.

I have been a big fan of the Rovio games, and enjoyed the starwars subset tremendously. The most recent venture into the side scrolling Transformers, makes me a bit confused and annoyed. The game is entirely different, and is now a “Click to win” game rather than involving any skill or strategy.

Transformers has you run across the field (from left to right) and fire on the Decepti-pigs. You get points for killing them and having blocks fall and kill them. When you win you progress through the standard “Angry Birds” 3 star campaign system unlocking more perks along the way.

In my book, Angry Birds Transformers is a disappointment, and a game that I will promptly remove from my iPad.

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Game Review: The Survivor

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game Review: The Survivor

The Survivor is a fun, but somewhat limited Crafting Survival Game.

You start off with your hand and a rock. Like a crazy person, you bang that rock against other rocks and against tress to collect resources so that you can survive. As a word of caution, like most Survival Games, the worst mobs come out at night, so make sure that you have some light, a weapon, and some shelter to protect you when the sun goes down (basically just chop down a bunch of trees with you rock at the beginning of the game).

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Game of the Week: Rebuild

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: Rebuild

Rebuild is a fantastic app! The premise is to develop a post-apocalyptic town and make it safe for all of the inhabitants. You do this by recruiting additional helpers, finding weapons, searching for food, and completing quests. As you build your town, you will discover quests that ask you to find several locations on the map ore recruit certain numbers of followers.

I played the Rebuild game on a 6 hour flight. I started it, and I thought “This will keep me entertained for a few hours.” After six hours of solid play, I had the game figured out, and completed the majority of the quests. It is a great game, and has a great amount of gameplay packed into a small price tag. This would be a fantastic purchase for anyone who is a fan of zombies and strategy games.

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Game of the Week: Cthulhu Saves the World

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: Cthulhu Saves the World

Platform: iOS     Cost: $1.99 My current game of the week is Cthulhu Saves the World by TinkerHouse Games. If you can imagine crossing witty humor with our favorite squid god in an edgy 8-bit RPG, you would understand why Cthulhu Saves the World is a great addition to an iOS device. As a rabid fan of RPG’s (going back the the original NES Zelda) I latched on to the game as soon as I saw it in the App Store. After the small investment, I was off and playing the game. The commentary that TinkerHouse uses is both engaging and funny, while...

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App Essentials: Werdsmith

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in App Reviews, On the iPad, Productivity Apps | 0 comments

App Essentials: Werdsmith

Werdsmith is an interesting app. It is just a text editor. There are no bells, no whistles, it is just a place for you to create and write and work on those long writing projects that you have a hard time focusing on. Not much to review, but take a look at the video for why I am choosing to highlight this video.

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Game of the Week: Traps and Gemstones

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in App Reviews, Game On!, On the iPad | 0 comments

Game of the Week: Traps and Gemstones

Platform: iOS     Cost: $4.99 This weeks game of the week is Traps and Gemstones for iOS. This game is a great puzzler and platformer, but it has little to offer the world of education. I found the game to be entertaining to a point… the point where it became repetative. I love the fact that it is modeled after the great Indiana Jones, but it has relatively simple puzzles and controls. When it was on my iPad, I only played the game a handful of times before I moved on to other, more adventurous, games. The Video Review...

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Holiday App Guide (for iOS)

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in EduGame, Game On!, On the iPad, Productivity Apps, Technology, The "Pad" Principal | Comments Off on Holiday App Guide (for iOS)

Holiday App Guide (for iOS)

Well, it is that time of year when we all dip into our pockets a bit and give the gift of gaming and productivity to those around us (especially if you want folks to shell out the $9.99 to play Carcassone). This year, I started publishing my own set of App Reviews. I started publishing my own, when I realized that some of my favorite games were not covered by a lot of review sites. There was nothing out there to help me find the best SciFi games or games that you can learn from. There has been a lot of trial and error in my review process,...

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