Test Your Skills with WordSwish

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Price: Free
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Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by MC

WordSwish promises to challenge word puzzle enthusiasts. Featuring cleverly created challenges, this app by Jorgen Wede is a great addition to the library of anyone who loves a good mind-bending game.

Features:

The name of this app provides an accurate description of its gameplay. Players in WordSwish are given game boards of letters and are challenged to find the words hidden in each of those gameboards; once found, letters are connected into words via a “swishing” action with your fingers.

Hints for the categories of the words that you’re looking for are provided in each level, and the entry levels of WordSwish are created simple enough to make it very easy to get the hang of the app.

The number of letters per word is also provided, and each level always has more than one word hidden in it. This inclusion of multiple words certainly adds to the appeal and challenge of WordSwish.

Levels are unlocked sequentially as you successfully complete challenges, and your in-game score rises with your expertise.

Appearance and Layout:

WordSwish iPhone App Review

WordSwish iPhone Game

While the challenges in the gameplay of WordSwish are impressive (particularly as you get further into the game), the graphics of the app are a bit lacking. The game screen is simple and clean enough, but the levels menu seem a bit cluttered.

The app didn’t translate very well onto the larger screen of a full iPad. There were no problems with the graphics resolution on smaller iOS screens, but things seemed a little blurry on the tablet. All items were still readable, but this app is best played on smaller devices.

Value:

WordSwish is a fun and unique game. Its level of difficulty varies greatly, with the beginning levels seeming almost too elementary at times. This ease will probably attract more players to this app than it will turn away; WordSwish may ease you in but it isn’t long until you’re being challenged. 

It’s a free app, with optional in-app purchases for hints in levels if you find yourself stuck at any particular spot. However, the in-app categorical hints (which also show you how many letters a word is) are likely more than enough for most players.

WordSwish is a terrific puzzle app. Offered for free and is an incredible value for word-lovers.

download (2)WordSwish iPhone app requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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I Hate You Is a Great Game to Face Your Fears Head-On

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I Hate You
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

No matter how old you are, chances are you’re afraid of something. Whether it’s your boss, colorful clowns, or spiders, your fears can sometimes get the better of you.

What if there was a way to take out your aggression and face your fears from the comfort of your chair?

I Hate You is a brand-new game by Dmitriy Melnichuk that lets you commandeer a vehicle and literally face your fears head-on, and run them over.

I Hate You is definitely an interesting and engaging game that’s different than anything you’ve played and offers quite a bit of comedic appeal.

Concept and Gameplay:

It’s always a good thing when I get to try out games that are totally off the wall; it keeps things fresh and entertaining. As you can probably imagine, I Hate You fits that bill and is a game that took me a little time to figure out, but has led to quite a few maniacal laughs.

Finding your way around the game menu is tricky at first, but the developers of I Hate You did a pretty good job of providing a helpful overview of button locations and controls.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

I Hate You iPhone Game

The controls are pretty straightforward and controlling your car is as easy as tapping on the left or right side of your screen. Other than that, you don’t have to do much except steer straight for your enemies.

Graphics are surprisingly sharp and detailed. You won’t see anything too over the top, but I Hate You isn’t exactly an eyesore either. The environment is pretty dynamic and colorful, meaning you shouldn’t lose interest in the game too quickly.

Features:

One thing that surprised me about I Hate You is the fact that it’s very customizable. The number of fears you can choose from is pretty impressive; I counted 10 to unlock and I’m sure more will be added in later updates.

Fears and cars can be unlocked using coins that are earned by completing mission objectives while playing the game.

I was caught off-guard when I Hate You asked for access to my device’s location while playing the game. I’m not sure what the game would use location data for, but I denied location access and didn’t notice any adverse effects during gameplay.

Value:

I Hate You is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. The only in-app purchases are for currency packs to buy fears and cars, but you can earn coins by playing.

Overall, I Hate You is a pretty amusing game that’s sure to offer a few good hours of entertainment.

It’s fun to unlock fears and cars, and you can mix-and-match the two for even more laughs.

I Hate Youi_hate_you.jpg requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Challenge Your Math Skills with 102030

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102030
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

102030 is not just “original and addictive” but it also features a simple concept and helps your math skills too.

Features:

As suggested by its name, 102030, by Li Yinjian, is definitely a fresh idea in the app store and is a game where numbers matter.

Specifically, players in this challenging app are given the task of adding up game pieces to equal values of “10,” “20,” or “30.”

However, just being clever with your mathematical strategies isn’t enough to dominate in this game. Instead, in-app “bombs” get in the way of your matchups, and it’s up to you to carefully plan the timing and location of your game pieces in order to successfully rack up high scores.

This app features both “endless” and “challenge” variations, with optional signing in to your iTunes game center account to compete for tops scores if you’d like.

As a whole, we found this innovative game to be just as fresh and fun as promised. It is a simple concept, but it definitely takes awhile to get the hang of. In-app instructions are decently clear, but there is still a learning curve when first starting out.

Appearance and Layout:

102030 iPhone App Review

102030 iPhone App Review

Just as 102030 has a pretty simplistic concept of gameplay, the artwork within the app is very simple as well. Things are kept to a minimum; during games most of your games pieces take up the majority of your screen, with a small portion dedicated to showing scores.

With “ball and stick” game pieces, however, detailed designs really aren’t needed; the simplicity of the graphics matches perfectly with the overall feeling of the app.

Getting around the app is easy to do as well; a home screen shows you a few navigational options to get you oriented when first starting out.

Value:

102030 is a free app. It features simple graphics and fun gameplay, and while it might take new players a bit of time to really get the hang of, it’s definitely a game that will delight anyone who loves a good multi-layered challenge.

We had a few instances where the app crashed on me, but as a whole, 102030 ran very smoothly with minimal problems. For a free game, it’s definitely worth at least trying out.

download (1)102030 requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Weatherbirds for iOS Features Crowdsourced Weather and Much More

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Weatherbirds – the weather forecast owls
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Weatherbirds is an awesome weather app that makes it easy to see hyperlocal weather reports and submit your own observations.

It’s a great lightweight app that’s sure to be a welcome addition to anyone’s weather app collection.

Concept and Functionality:

The first thing I noticed about Weatherbirds, by Istvan Sipos, was the interface. It seemed a little brighter than many popular weather apps available, and the layout is very organized.

Personally I really like the animations and I found that they add to the overall positive atmosphere of the app.

Weatherbirds gives you the option of being a passive or active user. What I mean by this is you can choose to use the app as your primary source of weather information as a consumer, but you can go a step further and submit your own observations to the community.

You’ll need to create an account to do this, but once you have one set up it’s very easy to submit a report.

Weatherbirds gives you the chance to be as detailed or as vague as you like and covers weather conditions such as cloudiness and precipitation, as well as the opportunity to add a description or photo to your report.

When it comes to weather accuracy, I found that Weatherbirds is pretty spot on with conditions. Weather data is sourced from openweathermap.org, which is a very reputable site.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Even with the implementation of crowdsourced weather reports, Weatherbirds has plenty of other great features for users to enjoy. This includes weather forecasts and a built-in weather handbook for depicting various weather conditions and reporting them accordingly.

One feature I found to be missing is the ability to incorporate the iPhone’s built-in barometer for weather reports.

Naturally this feature would be limited only to those iPhone’s with a barometer, but you really can tell quite a bit about the weather just by reading the barometer.

Value:

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

There are ads at the bottom of the screen which can be removed via in-app purchase for $1.99, which isn’t a terrible price. However, all features in Weatherbirds are free from the start and the pro upgrade only disables ads.

Overall, Weatherbirds is a great weather app that’s perfect for passive and active weather-minded people.

The bottom line is that Weatherbirds is lightweight, very easy to use, and it’ll be an even more awesome source of weather information if it gains popularity and a large user base.

Weatherbirds – the Weather Forecast Owlsweatherbirds.jpg requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Movie and TV Junkies Will Love Tubi TV

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Tubi TV – Watch Free Movies, TV Shows, Drama, Comedy & Horror videos
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Tubi TV iPhone App

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Tubi TV makes it easy for you to stream popular movies and TV shows on your iPhone or iPad.

Featuring over 40,000 movies and shows, this free app from adRise Inc. includes an impressive catalog that’s sure to keep you entertained for hours on end.

Concept and Functionality:

Tubi TV is designed to be your go-to app for streaming content directly to your device, and we have to say that it achieves this goal pretty well.

You won’t find recent releases or epic blockbusters in the lineup, but the app features many shows and movies that aren’t available on other popular streaming services.

Like many other streaming apps, Tubi TV is designed for easy navigation and a positive user experience.

With Tubi TV it’s incredibly easy to peruse all of the content that the app offers, and we were surprised to see how many categories and subcategories there are.

Whether you’re looking for something basic like dramas or movies for a specific purpose (fright night, extreme adventures, etc), you shouldn’t have any problems with finding something to watch.

Tubi TV iPhone App

Tubi TV iPhone App

As you read above, Tubi TV offers all content for free. The app does include video ads within content, but this really isn’t any different from watching regular Tubi TV.

A few ads are a small inconvenience in exchange for an amazing catalog of over 40,000 movies and shows.

Features:

We’re big Chromecast fans here at TheiPhoneAppReview.com so we were a bit disappointed to see that Chromecast isn’t supported in Tubi TV. Cordcutters are likely going to be interested in what the app offers and streaming sticks are a major part of the revolution to break free from cable and satellite companies.

Other than that, Tubi TV includes an impressive number of features like a streamlined media player and a queue for keeping track of everything you want to watch.

Value:

Tubi TV is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. We didn’t see any in-app purchases, so there doesn’t seem to be an option to subscribe to a service and remove advertisements.

Overall, Tubi TV is definitely an app to try if you’re looking for a massive amount of free movies and television shows.

tubi-qrTubi TV – Watch Free Movies, TV Shows, Drama, Comedy & Horror videos requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Switch Things Up With Color Switch

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Color Switch
Price: Free
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Color Switch iPhone Game

Color Switch iPhone Game

The whole world is obsessed with Color Switch. But, does this game deserves all the attention? Is this the best game of the year so far?

Maybe not THE best, but it is still one of the best. With its addictive gameplay, interesting obstacles, upbeat music and colorful surroundings, Color Switch has conquered the iOS devices of more than 50 million users.

This is maybe due to intensive but relatively smart marketing the developers do on Facebook, but still it is a number that needs to respected.

Let’s see the features, design and concept of the game.

Design and Concept

The game has extremely unique design and concept that was new to the market when the app first launched.

Now, there are many clones and copies of the game that simply want to cash in on the popularity of Color Switch. When people copy you, that guarantees that you are doing something great.

So, the design and the concept of the game I outstanding and that is the base of the app’s success. The gameplay requires from you to pass through the circles with the ball at the right time and through the right color.

Color Switch iPhone Game

Color Switch iPhone Game

But things get a lot harder as you progress, and we think that the gameplay should’ve been little easier.

In this way it can get frustratingly hard at the beginning. But on the other hand, maybe, that is making the game more addictive.

Features and difficulty

You must control the ball pass it through the circles and different shapes and avoid all obstacles.

In the game there are several powerups that will largely help you when the going gets tough. You need to explore these powerups yourself, however you must watch out, if you touch or try to pass through other color, you will lose the game and return to the start.

Since recently there are new game modes and over 50 new levels and 3 new balls added. So, if you know about the game and you think you have mastered it you have a new challenge. These features in combination with the gameplay are making the game irresistibly addictive. The music and the sounds play large roll in this as well.

In terms of difficulty this game is somewhere in the range of medium and hard games. It’s not too hard, but it can really get frustratingly difficult at some point.

Is that level of difficulty a good thing or a bad thing? You be the judge. All we can say is it gave Color Switch, and previously Flappy Bird (the original king of difficult games) worldwide attention and success.

Conclusion

With the smooth design, lovely ball jumping physics and overall with the interesting concept and idea, Color Switch is still the game to beat this year and it is still the most cloned game at this particular moment.

But let’s face it, no matter what, it’s all about the game and this game is fun, enjoyable and addictive.

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Color Switch requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedited fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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