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SUPER MEGA WORM – REVIEW (8/10)

Super Mega Worm is a strange game of destruction and is released by Deceased Pixel LLC

The game is basically a strange mix of arcade shooter and eating game. To start the game you tap the A button to hatch, and then dig your way to the surface and begin your killing of the humans and the cows that inhabit the surface. The idea is to kill the amount of humans required to move to the next level, eating/killing the “livestock” on the surface refills your health. In later levels you are attacked by the humans using helicopters and tanks etc.

The sound and graphics are retro in style, which to be honest adds to the appeal of the game, if the characters were more real then it would feel sicker to be killing humans.

On the upside:

  • A very playable fast paced game.
  • Evolving the worm is both useful and get you a feeling of achievement.
  • Strange addictive.

On the downside:

  • The game is repetitive, but adds a little each level that stops you feeling it that much.
  • I lost an hour playing the game, when I should have been reviewing another game.

Overall, this game is strange and addictive game that despite being very simple draws you in.

Rating: 8/10

Size: 10.2 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.59

Link: Super Mega Worm

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

REAL FOOTBALL 2011 – REVIEW (7/10)

Real Football 2011 is the latest version of Gameloft’s Football (Soccer) series.

(screen shot taken from the iPad so image up-sized)

The game is basically a football simulation game. There are single and multiplay (via Bluetooth or WiFi) options available. Single player offers Exhibition (quick play) or various Leagues, Cups and even Penalty kick practice. Gameloft have managed to get the real players names into the game, but have been unable to get the club team names, so you will be playing Man. Red etc, so you will only get nicknames or real location names. However, Gameloft have also added the option to rename team, so you can correct them yourself.

The sound and graphics are good. The graphics are very good with reasonable animation and a well designed user interface. The players do not look must like their real world counterparts. The sound of the match is as you would expect, the commentary is few and fair between.

I found the sudden switch of controls for the throw-in to be a bit strange, but I understand why they did it, but seems like a bit of a gimmick.

The game even offers an RSS feed of some of the real football results, that scroll along the bottom of the screen.

On the upside:

  • A great looking football game with most of the players with real names.
  • Lots of options to select from, including cups and leagues.
  • The closest thing to real football on the iPhone

On the downside:

  • The computerised team appear to have much more organisation than your own.
  • The controls are not great.

Overall, this is a good football game and probably the best you can get on the iPhone at the moment, however, the feeling of lack of control and our minor problems stop it from being a great game.

Rating: 7/10

Size: 227 MB

Price (at time of review): £3.99

Link: Real Football 2011

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Game - Sport, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

UNSTOPPABLE ME! – REVIEW (7/10)

Unstopple Me! – Dr Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy is a book for 10 steps for kids to follow to become “Unstoppable” in life, the ebook is published by Oceanhouse Media.

The application gives you the options of reading the book yourself, having the read to you (and you control the page turns) or the complete book read to you automatically. 

This book is for kids and adults alike. It is based of Dr W. Dyers adult books and is “dumbed down” for children.

On the upside:

  • A good book with 10 good ideas for kids to do.
  • The book is well read by Dr Dyer himself
  • Universal for iPad and iPhone

On the downside:

  • A little on the pricey side, but not overly so.
  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit.

Overall, the book is very good, but lacks some additional interaction found in other books.

Rating: 7/10

Size: 18.4 MB

Price (at time of review): £2.39

Link: Unstoppable Me!

 
 

FREE APP ROUND-UP (30 SEPT 2010)

Not a great day for free apps, but here are some of the better ones.

Ninjump HD: 6.5/10

A dodge and jump game that plays well, and the power ups are a bonus. The ad at the top is small, and can be removed by switching off Wi-Fi.

Tap Tap Bear Piano: 6/10

Learn to play four classic kids songs or record your own music.

iRotate: 6/10

A rotation puzzle game, a little basic, but some nice artwork.

A Glow Fighter: 5.5/10

A basic vertical shooter, plays OK, but seems to slow at times. 

Rescue Pine: 5.5/10

A physics puzzle game, remove blocks and try and get the kid to his dad.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Free App Round Up, Games, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

GREEN EGGS AND HAM (DR. SEUSS) – REVIEW (8/10)

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss is an e-book / audio book make over of the classic kids book and is published by Oceanhouse Media.

The application gives you the options of reading the book yourself, having the read to you (and you control the page turns) or the complete book read to you automatically. The application does not just stop at reading the book, they have added extra interaction by giving the name of the item you touch on the screen, in writing and audibly if the book is not being read at that moment.

This book is for kids and adults alike.

On the upside:

  • A wonderful book brought into the digital age.
  • Interactive with the book adds to the “re-readability” of the book.
  • Universal for iPad and iPhone

On the downside:

  • A little on the pricey side, but not overly so.
  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit.

Overall, the book was excellent before it became digital and this version has made it even better. This is one of the best inactive books in the market place, only the Disney books can match this one.

Rating: 8/10

Size: 12.9 MB

Price (at time of review): £2.39

Link: Green Eggs and Ham

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2010 in Audio Book - Paid, Books, eBook, iPad, Reviews