CorkyTheCod: Starfish Navigation Taken to a Whole New Level

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Price: Free
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 CorkyTheCod: Starfish Navigation Taken to a Whole New Level

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s totally worth repeating: Here at the iPhone App Review, we are all about high scores. When we dream at night, we see leader boards in our heads.

It’s because of this that we pay so much attention to arcade games like CorkyTheCod, from Carl Smith. Though, we might call it quirky instead of Corky! 

CorkyTheCod is a delightful under-sea excursion, and if you’re looking for a few hours of solid gaming, it might just do the trick.

For our full review, go ahead and scroll down below the break! 

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We can honestly say that, at the very least, we’ve never seen CorkyTheCod’s premise anywhere else! You’ll play as Corky, who is in fact a cod. Your goal? To avoid all of the predator fish in the sea, lest ye be eaten and lost in the frothy brine. 

Poetry aside, the game really isn’t hard to get a grasp on. Players control Corky using a starfish at the bottom (think of our little five-fingered friend as a joystick), sliding left or right to go up or down on the screen. 

In this way, players avoid all of the baddies that want to eat them, while trying to simultaneously gulp up point-giving—and apparently radioactive, by the looks of things—shrimp. Every gulp gives points, while every miss deducts a point. 

It’s a cruel mistress, CorkyTheCod. At times the gameplay can be quite difficult. However, it’s still a lot of fun, and the fact that you’re required to get all of the shrimp only makes it that much more engaging.

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CorkyTheCod for iPhone

All in all, this is a unique concept, and though we’d like to see it complimented with some power-ups, it’s still a solid one.

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CorkyTheCod is not a bad-looking game, though it does toe the line between what we’d call retro and what others might call less-than aesthetic. For instance, the character models remind us of olden times arcade games from the mid-90’s: Back when everything had a nautical theme.

However, others might not be as taken by the graphics, which are at the least a sharp contrast to the modern iOS interface’s polish. 

We also had some problems with the game’s physics engine. It feels soggy at times, delivering movements slightly after we would expect them. This is only a problem when we’re trying very hard to get to a shrimp, only to find that we cannot because we’ve hit a predator by accident. 

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It is definitely hard to argue with the value that CorkyTheCod represents, though. It’s a free game in the App Store, though you can pay to remove ads if you choose. Other than this, you can enjoy everything it has to offer without so much as a cent disappearing from your bank account! 

That’s a bargain to us, and though CorkyTheCod may need some updating before it’s an iOS classic, it’s more than already on the right track. 

qrcode.24759279 150x150 CorkyTheCod: Starfish Navigation Taken to a Whole New LevelCorkyTheCod 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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Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)

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Price: $2.99
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 Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)

Cargo Bridge 2 for iPhone

We’ve spoken before here on the site about our absolute adoration and appreciation for the puzzling genre. There’s just something about an app that forces itself into our brains, making us mull on it for hours before we crack the code.

We love every second of it, and likewise, we’re quite fond of today’s review, Cargo Bridge 2, from Software Planet LLP.

Put simply, Cargo Bridge 2 is a delightful number with a lot of whimsy, but equally as much puzzling challenge. And if that’s something you can get into, then scroll down below the break for our full review! 

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If you couldn’t tell from the app’s title, Cargo Bridge 2 is really very concerned with building large bridges spanning a multitude of gaps. You’ll need to do this in order to carry various forms of cargo using any given number of worker men.

These worker men, it’s worth noting, make an hilarious noise when you fail, sending them plummeting to their deaths. 

To avoid this kind of catastrophe, you’ll need to design bridges in the blueprint mode. You do this using an entire menagerie of tools and materials. Want to make a basic rope bridge because of that overhang? That’ll get the job done and then some! Or, are you more in the mood for a huge conglomeration of wood, explosives and fast-paced action? 

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Cargo Bridge 2 iPhone Game

It’s all up to you, and you’ll have to figure out the trick for each and every one of the game’s 20 levels. With each progression, you’ll be allotted more funds, which means bigger bridges with more at risk. And in our experience, the challenge only increases with your gains, making this a decent little puzzler to chew on, no matter how long you can afford to spend with it. 

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We’ve played bridge building games before, and this one is easily on par with the pack, if not better in a lot of ways. At times we were a little put-off by some of the game’s construction controls: It’s hard to match up end-points precisely, but not quite bad enough to cause a problem. 

However, there are a lot of small things to really love about this game. For instance, your worker men really do yell amusingly when they fall. The animations here are equally as whimsical, masking the raw challenge of this exciting puzzler under a thin layer of humor. 

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The game does cost three bucks in the iTunes App Store, but in our eyes, that’s a cheap price to pay for what you’re getting. We absolutely wish the game came with more levels, but the twenty included are perfect matches for just about any puzzler’s skill level. And with time, we’re sure more challenges will float down the wire in the form of updates. 

All in all, Cargo Bridge 2 is an excellent puzzler, and a good one to consider if you’re looking for a fresh genre entry. 

Cargo Bridge 150x150 Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)Cargo Bridge 2 requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

The iPhone app reviews rating: star Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)star Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)star Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)star Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)emptystar Cargo Bridge 2: Building Bridges (More Fun than Burning Them)

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Our Top Game Reviews for August

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Our Top Game Reviews for August, 2014
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These five games all received a 4 1/2 or a 5 star review from us, and we heartily recommend all of them.

Of course, as you know, you’re friend will tell you about a game they love and you’ll say “meh”, and vice versa. We encourage you to check out all of our in-depth reviews to find the next game you wind up wasting way too much time with – and we mean that in a good way :)

namefeudicon 150x150 Our Top Game Reviews for AugustNamefeud – $0.99 – Namefeud, developed by Niklas Severinsson, is perfect for parents who are expecting a new addition to the family and would like a handy and fun way to research baby names. The app has many other features which make it a truly universal research tool for parents.

Namefeud, though unique in its purpose, definitely serves new parents well when it comes to narrowing down the perfect names for their newborn. The app features a handy walkthrough of features when you first open it, giving you a fantastic idea of what the app is capable of.

makethemfall 150x150 Our Top Game Reviews for AugustMake Them Fall – Free – from Ketchapp, is about as challenging and addictive as you can get, and all this in such a simple game. It starts off reasonably easy, but gets quite difficult very quickly. But by the time you’re up to six dudes you’re likely hooked and not going to give up without a fight.

Make Them Fall is a game that is very easy to get started with. It loads quickly and since it’s such a simple game, there’s hardly any learning curve.

You just start playing, and that’s one of the real positive points of this game, you can pick it up and just play anytime you have a spare minute.

squirrelwarzicon 150x150 Our Top Game Reviews for AugustSquirrelWarz - $0.99 – SquirrelWarz, from IGORLABS LLC, is simultaneously inventive and adorable at the same time. That’s a big deal, and as far as we’re aware, a first here on the site. 

You see, this action-packed real-time strategy game for the iPad is not only a hoot to play, it also happens to be absolutely, wonderfully cute. With a one dollar price tag added onto that, there’s no reason not to give it a try.

SquirrelWarz is an absolutely effortless recommendation, as well as one of our favorite new games of the year.

shadowfight2icon 150x150 Our Top Game Reviews for AugustShadow Fight 2 – Free – Shadow Fight 2, from Nekki, represents everything we love about iOS gaming: It’s got the free price tag, the excellent graphics, the willingness to be silly, and more than enough action-packed gameplay to keep us coming back time and time again.

In fact, we haven’t had quite as much fun playing any other app as we have playing Shadow Fight 2.

The game has you splitting your time between RPG elements like skill trees and weapons upgrades and more fashionable Mortal Kombat style fighting matches.

It’s unbelievably fun, endlessly rewarding, and one of our new found favorites on any gaming platform.

risewarsicon 150x150 Our Top Game Reviews for AugustRise Wars – $0.99 – Rise Wars, developed by Anibal Leon, brings the strategic game of Risk to iPhone and iPad. Whether you’re a fan of strategy games or you’re looking to try something new, Rise Wars is definitely a game that’s worth checking out.

The layout of the game is very easy to navigate and the sheer number of features and mechanics will definitely appeal to iOS users who enjoy complex games. Rise Wars includes a ton of features that make gameplay even more enjoyable and exciting.

Overall, Rise Wars is definitely a challenging strategy game that isn’t for the faint of heart. If you enjoy a good game of Risk, though, it’s definitely worth a download.

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Press Release: Drew Meets Boo is an Adorable Interactive Storybook for iOS That Children Will Love

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September 19, 2014 – Suisun City, CADrew Meets Boo is an adorable interactive story of a young boy who learns valuable life lessons about friendship and the importance of believing in yourself. Drew Meets Boo is written by Justine Danielle Del Monte and illustrated by Brandon Chappell.

 Press Release: Drew Meets Boo is an Adorable Interactive Storybook for iOS That Children Will LoveWhile on his journey, Drew encounters a girl name Boo, and they quickly become friends. Boo teaches Drew how to cope with difficulties, such as bullying, and she encourages Drew to focus only on things that are positive and uplifting.

Drew Meets Boo features vivid, hand drawn illustrations and an original storyline. Children will encounter a broad range of colorful and dynamic characters. Almost every object on a page is interactive, and kids will enjoy exploring the world of Drew.

A major benefit of this app is how it facilitates communication with young children about bullying, kindness, acceptance, empowerment, self-esteem, and forgiveness. Parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and others who work with children will be happy to know about the array of resources available.

The combination of the books, apps and discussion points at www.drewsbooks.com really makes this project unique. They can all be used by parents, teachers, play groups, churches, schools as tools to teach children life’s lessons while having fun!

It is critical not to wait until children are in middle school or high school. These books do it in a fun and subtle way with rhymes because children love rhymes. The books and apps have bright colors and creative illustrations. Children seem to relate more to pictures.

Why not have them read a book with underlying messages and morals and have fun? With the apps, parents don’t even have to read the story – it is narrated. The story is also created by a child so it relates more to children.

More information about the apps and books created by Charter Road Productions is available at www.drewsbooks.com.

TheiPhoneAppReview.com gave Drew Meets Boo a rating of 5/5 stars and wrote, “Drew Meets Boo features an interesting and important storyline, colorful illustrations, and a wonderful highly interactive UI along with optional narration that will be a delight for you and your kids.”

FunEducationalApps.com posted a glowing review of Drew Meets Boo, saying “With references to the circus, trains, the beach, and snowball fights, there’s something of interest for every child, and parents will appreciate the underlying lesson about self-esteem that is embedded in the story.”

Drew Meets Boo is available to download from the App Store for $0.99, is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad, and is narrated in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. 20% of revenue earned from all downloads is donated to feeding starving children.

About the Developer:
Charter Road Productions Incorporated is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 performing arts organization. Their vision is to produce class act 3D animation, stage, film/video, and television productions that will inspire people to put their faith in God. They hope to make a difference in the entertainment industry that will affect future generations to come.

Media Contact:
Brandon Chappell
707.290.6172
Email: themysticgraphic@aol.com
Suisun City, CA 94585

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Is Apple Pay the Next Step in the Evolution of ePayments?

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Apple Pay
Industry Opinion by Adam Itkoff for TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Does Apple really need another way to dominate the tech marketplace? Probably not. But of course it’s going to invent one anyway. Since the advent of the iPhone in 2007, it’s seen its logo gradually manifest in just about every available pocket (yes, pant pockets and regional ones).

Whether it’s an iPhone, an iPod, the (upcoming) Apple Watch or other, these little machines are humming Internationally like no other, and by seamlessly extracting user credit card info from iTunes and the App Store, we’ve seen Apple redefine what it means to be not only a tech company, but a company in general.

With record breaking profits, Steve Jobs legacy is coming to further fruition with each passing day, and we’re looking at private income that amasses to far more than most countries see in GDP.

So how could Apple grow any bigger and supplant its scrambling competition? Well, Tim Cook just let us know exactly how. Along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch just last week, Apple announced a new venture; Apple Pay.

Now, we’ve got a brand new form of market dominance to anticipate (and we can just here the sighs coming from Samsung’s Executive Board Room). To further explain, Apple Pay is Apple’s newly announced mobile payment solution. It uses Apple’s Passbook app in conjunction with verifications like Touch ID to allow users to pay using their Apple device alone.

The days of fumbling over credit cards, or even more antiquated, cash, are over!

So far, the reactions have ranged from exalted to horrified. The solution itself has been astutely described as “a seamless, secure and easy way for consumers to pay both in store and on the go”.

However, there’s a whole lot that’s left undiscovered with this new Apple Pay solution. For example, is there really user demand? Is swiping a credit card or un-crinkling a twenty dollar bill really so hard to begin with?

Who knows? But the crux of the idea is this; if there’s a way to expand the reach of technology, Apple is doing it. It’s rumored that they will make residual income of up to 15 cents per 100 dollars spent via Apple Pay, and once you crunch those numbers, you see quickly enough that they’re poised to make billions.

Billions more that is. If you don’t have Apple stock yet, you may want to rethink it. Maybe you can even make the investment by using Apple Pay. All in all, the advent of this new payment system is definitely Apple: straight to the core.

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Press Release: Glidefire for iOS is a Challenging and Exciting Addition to the Endless Runner Genre

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September 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Glidefire, a brand-new addition to the endless running game genre, immerses players in a world under siege. The game sets a new standard of excellence by featuring an original storyline, challenging gameplay and amazing graphics.

 Press Release: Glidefire for iOS is a Challenging and Exciting Addition to the Endless Runner GenreDeveloped by Wonderwood Games, Glidefire includes plenty of features that make it a very in-depth and complex game. Users are guided through a detailed tutorial when they first start the game, giving them an idea as to what Glidefire is all about. The goal of the game is to complete stages by maneuvering a futuristic glider over, under, and around obstacles while collecting energy canisters and destroying enemies.

As players progress through the game and accumulate energy, they can spend it on upgrades in Glidefire’s built in shop. Upgrades range from new weapons to new gliders and even heroes.

Glidefire also challenges players to compete for the best stage time by featuring an integrated leaderboard.

TheiPhoneAppReview.com gave Glidefire a rating of 4/5 stars in a recent review and said “Glidefire is a very slick game with lots of replay value and tons of potential.”

The Extra Gamer also reviewed Glidefire, saying that, “The level designs were much more varied and interesting, which is more important since that’s where the bulk of the game takes place.  One of the better level designs is Space Minery, a fire-themed track which features rich, warm colours and great lighting.”

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

 

About the Developer:
Wonderwood Games began with an idea. The idea was to demonstrate the capabilities of ultramodern gadgets. They took the idea that mobile platforms are not mass products at all, but an interesting ecosystem that is capable of many things, and started developing games that are capable of demonstrating the full potential of mobile devices to users.

 

Media Contact:
Ilya Nikitin
CEO
Wonderwood Games
Ft Lauderdale, FL
info@wonderwoodgames.com

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