Colorized: Making the Dull, Gray World a Bit Brighter

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Price: Free
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Colorized
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Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, we are all about puzzlers. We love anything that has us testing our mettle against some gray matter strain.

This is why we’re so excited to bring you a full review of Colorized, from Jeff Koehler, today. The game is a brand new puzzle game for iPhone and iPad with a brand new concept.

Colorized is colorful, engaging and fun to play. And besides all that, it’s totally free—just the way we like ‘em! For our full review, you need only slide down below the break. Starting with:

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Colorized for iPhone

In terms of raw concept, Colorized is certainly original: something we don’t get to say that often around here.

The game tasks players with making all the blocks on the screen the same color. How do you do that? Simply tap, and the chosen block will progress from its current color to the next hue in the circle.

For instance, red when tapped becomes yellow, which then becomes blue, and finally green.

In order to beat each puzzle, you’ll have to change all the blocks to the same shade in the given number of moves.

This varies from level to level, but it can be quite difficult to figure out the correct combination.

This becomes especially challenging when you’re dealing with very large numbers of blocks.

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Colorized for iPhone

As with most puzzlers, things get more difficult the farther along you get. The first few levels feature small block clusters, while the later ones have whole fields of squares to sort through.

Still, we definitely noticed some patterns in the gameplay. If you think about it long enough, you can quickly learn to “guess” the block color that solves the puzzle.

There are only four options, and in this way, the game is not quite as challenging as you might initially think. For some, this might be a good thing. For others, including ourselves, it does detract from the action.

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It’s also quite a shame that Colorized suffers a bit in the looks department. The game boards themselves are very basic, offering little by way aesthetic accoutrement. Likewise, the level menu is not entirely clear at first glance: To start play, you’ll have to tap the globe at the bottom of the screen.

However, it can be said that the controls are simple enough. The game is played entirely using taps, which is a welcome change from today’s often bloated puzzlers. Even so, we’d love to see some modern design elements implanted here.

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It’s hard to argue against the value Colorized offers, though. It’s totally free in the App Store, making it the ideal value puzzler for a lazy afternoon.

No matter if you’re looking for a simple new game to kill some time or a more in-depth title to while away the hours, Colorized is a solid recommendation. It needs a face lift, but it’s still fun, and easily a value.

Colorized 150x150 Colorized: Making the Dull, Gray World a Bit BrighterColorized requires iOS 7.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Soar to Impossible Heights With Helidroid

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Price: Free
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Helidroid 3B : 3D RC Helicopter
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Review by Adam Itkoff

We’ve all had dreams of flying. There’s something fascinating about reaching impossible heights, and soaring through the sky.

Helidroid 3D, from MH Production, is a terrific game that lets you get as high as you want without leaving your living room.

This game puts you straight into the pilot seat, and has you soaring, chasing birds, firing missiles and navigating mission after mission of sheer excitement.

In general, the game is well constructed, with detailed definition, three-dimensional graphics, simple controls and plenty of missions. Strap in, take off and fly away with the Helidroid App!

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This game boasts both a physics engine and a particle engine to keep things realistic. This allows flying, as well as virtual effects, to take on a realistic nature, and keeps things exciting throughout.

Other features include controlling your helicopter via a sensitive joystick with various control modes, your choice of 4 different helicopters, and tons of levels to fly around in.

You’ll have to beat one mission to move to the next, sort of in the vein and format of Angry Birds, which is definitely a successful model to follow. You’ll see a map letting you plot your missions and proceed through the game.

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Helidroid iPhone Game

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We’re impressed with the engine that drives both the app itself, as well as these nifty little helicopters. Variation is key with apps like this, so having multiple helicopters to choose from, as well as levels to play in, is an imperative piece of the puzzle here.

The only noticeable caveat is that levels are actually split across multiple games. This is probably done to save space, but sends the user to the App Store when they attempt to select certain levels.

Instead, we would like to see a single App, twice the size. It might border on 100MB, but this could allow for a centralized experience that doesn’t take the user out of the experience.

As much as splitting your game into multiple apps might make sense from a development standpoint, we think it will hurt the chances of going viral for the app. Users want to game together, in a single place, easily.

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The app is free, fun, and new. You get a whole lot of features and gaming without spending a penny, and the three-dimensional nature of the app shows some real development tenacity. We look forward to seeing future versions of this app roll out as well.

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Train Your Brain with Accumulator for iOS

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Price: Free
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 Train Your Brain with Accumulator for iOSAccumulator is a new fast-paced iOS game that keep players on their toes while training their brains by building math and memory skills.

This innovative game that everyone can benefit from was developed by Yuji Yagi.

The goal in accumulator is to quickly solve a string of math problems using the solution to the previous problem.

For example, if the first number that appears is a 5, the player must enter 5 on the calculator because 0+5=5. If a 2 appears on the screen, the player must enter 7 on the calculator because the answer is the sum of the previous solution and the number on the screen.

The key is to complete calculations quickly, as players are limited to how much time they have in each game.

This continues until the user has successfully completed roughly 10 equations.

This batch of equations is counted as one game. Accumulator is broken up into individual games and stages, and there are 10 games to a stage. As players progress through stages, the equations they must solve will get more complex.

Players who are looking for a bit of a challenge can take advantage of the various difficulty levels in Accumulator.

There are a number of factors that change with difficulty settings, from the amount of time allowed to the number of points users can earn. Difficulty levels scale from 0-10.

Accumulator made its debut on the App Store on October 21, 2014, and was recently updated to version 1.1.

The new update added a calculator progress feature and increased the number of stages available to 30.

Accumulator is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

 

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AstoundSound Music Player: Bringing Your Music Level Up to 11

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Price: Free
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AstoundSound Music Player – 3D Spatial Audio Enhancer for Headphones, Speakers, and Cars
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

 AstoundSound Music Player:  Bringing Your Music Level Up to 11

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

We’ve mentioned this on the site before, but between the lot of us, there’s a lot of musical experience around the office.

Whether it’s audio engineering or performing live, we’ve done just about everything imaginable. We mention this because AstoundSound Music Player, from Astound Holdings, Inc., brings exactly what we’re looking for: A little amped-up verbosity to go with our brand-new iPhone.

Yes, ladies and gents, AstoundSound will crank your stuff to the max. Offering custom pre-sets for a variety of higher end devices, as well as common items like car stereos, it’s the ideal booster for the audiophile on the go.

Want our full review? Just head on down below the break!

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The concept behind AstoundSound is certainly nothing new: Various punch-up methods and boosters have been used since the dawn of modern audio engineering. For the uninitiated, music is not “born” sounding incredible—from One Direction to the Beatles, every track has to be mastered and tweaked at various frequencies to make the sound better.

However, once that track is on your iPhone, how do you know you’re still getting the best quality for your buck? What if you’re not maintaining the integrity of the original mastering? That’s where an application like AstoundSound comes in.

AstoundSound makes it stupid easy to boost your music where it needs it, by offering presets custom-tailored to match your specific device, whether that’s a speaker, a pair of headphones, or your car stereo.

It’ll adjust the sound output to match—stereo in, stereo out. All in all, AstoundSound is an awesome new music player for the iPhone that does more than just regurgitate your favorite tunes.

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AstoundSound iPhone App

There are a number of reasons to like the way AstoundSound looks and behaves. Firstly, it connects directly to your music library, which now thanks to iCloud is sure to be full no matter where you are.

However, it’s worth nothing that there’s no DRM-protected track support. Have that Queen song you’d love to crank in the Corvette? You may be out of luck, depending on copyright.

Outside of that, it’s a wonderfully designed application. It comes with a mountain of often hilarious skins that perfectly compliment the nature of the app.

Likewise, the features could not be simpler to manipulate. It’s a breeze to get around AstoundSound, making it perfect for in-car access.

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At the end of the day, AstoundSound is a brilliant addition to any audiophile’s lineup. It provides often astonishing performance on devices we regularly use, and at the end of the day, that’s what counts.

However, a lot of the app’s features are locked behind a premium-only screen. To get past that, you’ll need to shell out a few bucks. Otherwise, you can enjoy most of what’s offered here without spending anything.

qrcode.25649848 150x150 AstoundSound Music Player:  Bringing Your Music Level Up to 11AstoundSound requires iOS 7.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Real Vegas Action with Blackjack Casino 2

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Price: Free
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Blackjack Casino 2 – Double Down for 21
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

 Real Vegas Action with Blackjack Casino 2

Reviewed by Jim Desposiito

If there is one table game at casinos that we always find ourselves hovering around and ultimately sitting down for some action, it’s blackjack. We’ve played it at any number of casinos from Vegas to AC to cruise ships and, when those aren’t available, on our trusty devices.

That being said, when you start to play blackjack on your iPhone or iPad you want a game that plays like you’re in a casino and doesn’t waste time with special effects, ads or other distractions.

Blackjack Casino 2 – Double Down for 21, from Kooapps, offers up a terrific blackjack experience and delivers the goods on all counts.

Features

Blackjack Casino 2 plays flawlessly. It even offers an optional coach that seems to follow standard odds for its suggestions. Plus, we were happy to find the free version absent of annoying ads either over the table or in between shuffles. You don’t even have to set up an account to play, only if you want to see the leaderboard.

You start with the basic table that requires $5 minimum bet up to a max bet of $500. Other tables available go all the way up to $100,000 minimum with a $10,000,000 max bet.

In the free version of the game you have a number of options, such as dealer hits on soft 17, surrender, coach, and more. The Pro version ($1.99) provides additional options such as being able to adjust the number of decks, different payouts for blackjack, resplitting aces, card counting, and more.

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Blackjack Casino 2 iPhone Game

 Graphics and Gameplay

Blackjack Casino 2 looks great on the iPhone 5 and iPad Air, and even though this is not a game where you want to be wow’d with fancy graphics or special effects, you do want enough to make the game fun and give it a real feel.

Going overboard with graphics or animations doesn’t add to the experience and, thankfully, the developers have struck an excellent balance here.

The cards are clear and crisp, the chips are standard colors and it all works very nicely to get you immersed in the game.

You start off with  $5,000 in chips and can add to that by buying more. So, for example, if you want to feel like a Silicon Valley stock tycoon and sit at the $10,000 minimum bet table, it will cost you at least $9.99 for $14,000 in chips.

On the other hand if you lose it all and want to play after that you can buy more, or you can delete the game and redownload it, which resets you to the original $5,000. Overall we like the fact that you’re just not given more chips anytime you run out so there’s a bit more of an incentive to play as you might in a casino.

Overall Value

When you can’t get to an actual casino, or if you need a warmup before going out to Vegas for that bachelor, or bachelorette, party, this game won’t let you down. The free/basic version is fine and if you want to really pump up the action it will only set you back $1.99, much less than one real bet.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed playing Blackjack Casino 2, will definitely keep it around, and give it a strong recommendation.

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Buff Knight is RPG Madness

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Price: $1.99
Rating: [Rating: 5/5]
Buff Knight – RPG Runner
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Review by Adam Itkoff

If you love RPG adventures, you’re definitely going to love Buff Knight – RPG Runner, from Dohyoung Kim.

This title takes manic gaming to a new level, allowing you to experience 2D Pixels and characterization at break neck speeds.

Kill monsters, collect treasures, and compete against other gamers in this ambitious bit-crushing title.

The game is teeming with colors, action and sensations that will either thrill you or destroy you. It only takes a few rounds to get the hang of this fantastic little RPG title, and we definitely recommend that you give it a spin.

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This game is really built for fans of Mario, Zelda, and that sort of whimsical adventure. If you’re looking for something pragmatic, slow and practical; save your money. However, if you want to be hurried along at impossible speeds in exotic 2D environments, this might just be your perfect title.

Some of the most notable features are as follows; two primary modes of gameplay including story mode and endless mode, easy Nintendo-esque controls, action oriented gameplay which allows you to yield your sword mercilessly, continued action with built-in checkpoints, attribute building and characterization that enhances over time, and over 20 ancient artifacts to collect.

For under 35MB, this game actually has a whole lot of features packed in.

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Buff Knight iPhone Game

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This app seems to be built with teens in mind. A gamer too young is going to get overwhelmed with the amount happening, and adult gamers may not quite resonate with the frenetic tempo and frantically changing colors that comes with such a fast-paced app.

Still, for having so much going on, this app holds its own and proves to be a lot of fun. I died just about every time I played, but the game allows you to continue where you left off and thus avoid a lot of morbid frustration.

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The right gamer is going to find this to be the perfect score. The price is right and the gaming experience is comprehensive.

Other gamers may want to stick to 3D games or other genres altogether. However, RPG gamers are a specific breed, and are likely to find this app to be just right.

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