Touch Hockey: FS5 Free

Written iPhone Game App Review

Touch Hockey is the kind of simple, pick-up-and-play game that’s perfect for the iPhone.

There are several different air hockey games on the App Store, but not many are free. Touch Hockey has most of the features of the others, but won’t cost you a penny. It’s ad-supported but the ads only appear after 5 minutes of play. Developed by FlipSide5, Touch Hockey does a great job of emulating the classic table game.

The iPhone touch controls are used to full effect in Touch Hockey. You move your paddle around by touching & holding your finger on the screen, and flick your finger to strike the puck. One gripe here though – you can’t lift your finger off the screen or your paddle disappears, and trying to move your finger quickly while its pressed down against the screen can be difficult.

Touch Hockey features include:

  • 4 game length settings (4, 7, 9 & 11 points)
  • 3 goal size settings
  • WiFi local-network multiplayer
  • Topping support (trap puck under paddle)
  • Realistic graphics and sounds
  • Instant replay (annoying but can be turned off)

My advice is that if you like air hockey at all, then give Touch Hockey a try.

Note: You must be connected to the internet (to download in-game ads) the first time you play.


The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by


Checkers Free

Written iPhone Game App Review

Checkers Free has just been released to the App Store by Optime Software and brings the classic board game to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

With 1-player and 2-player gameplay, solid graphics and a host of features, Checkers Free is a pretty decent package considering the pricetag of $0.

Just don’t expect to win. The computer opponent is something of a checkers savant, and I found it akin to playing against Rain Man. You can adjust the difficulty level, so I did, but still lost.

The great thing about checkers however, is that everyone knows how to play. Two-Player mode in Checkers Free is a redeeming addition and lets you and a buddy battle it out on the same screen.

I’d give it 3.5 stars but the inclusion of “unobtrusive” banner advertising loses Checkers Free some points.


The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by


It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Written iPhone Game App Review

What time is it??

That’s right. It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

The internet phenomenon that is the dancing banana is now available on your iPhone thanks to Chris Borrello from Keyvisuals.

For those not in the know, the Dancing Banana was (and still is) a popular emoticon used on forums and such. Some smart chap had the vision to combine the dancing banana and the song “peanut butter jelly time” by DJ Chipman of the Buckwheat Boyz in a flash animation. After heavy circulation online in the early 2000’s, an internet legend was born.

The It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time! app features the classic pixelated banana dancing back and forth to the original song.

Useless, yet awesome at the same time.


The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by


Whoopee Cushion

Written iPhone Game App Review

It was only a matter of time I guess. A Whoopee Cushion app for iPhone is (finally) here courtesy of Richard Grunewald.

A helluva lot less conspicuous than a big red balloon, Whoopee Cushion is perfect for those moments when boredom and silence painfully combine. By my count there are about 6 different bodily sounds to keep you amused.

Yes it’s totally pointless. Yes, it will get old quickly. But goddamn if it isn’t funny before that happens.


The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by



Written iPhone Game App Review

Price: Free    Score: 8/10   By Shaun CampbellJingleJumble

An iPhone Christmas App? You bet. ‘Tis the season to be merry after all.

Developed by LaunchKidz, JingleJumble is this year’s ideal way to distract the younglings at your Christmas family gathering. With simple gameplay and charming illustrations by children’s artist Mike Boldt – it’s guaranteed to get you a few minutes of peace and quiet. But then again, there are inevitable difficulties in entrusting your iPhone to a 7 year old.

JingleJumble is a yuletide take on the classic mix-and-match game everyone grows up playing. You use the swipe of your finger to spin through a number of legs, bodies and faces to create some popular Christmas characters. Yes it’s simple, but it’s pulled off beautifully.

JingleJumble is free to download on the app store, but I dare say it would almost be worth paying for.


The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by


Official Top 10 Apps of 2008

Written iPhone Top Ten App Review

With 2008 coming to a close, Apple has released the official list of the most popular, most-downloaded iPhone apps of the year just gone.

Top Paid Apps (Overall):
1) Koi Pond
2) Texas Hold’em
3) Moto Chaser
4) Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart 3d
5) Super Monkey Ball
6) Cro-Mag Rally
7) Enigmo
8) Pocket Guitar
9) Recorder
10) iBeer

Top 10 Free Downloads (Overall)
1) Pandora Radio
2) Facebook
3) Tap Tap Revenge
4) Shazam
5) Labyrinth Lite Edition
6) Remote
7) Google Earth
8) Lightsaber Unleashed
9) AIM
10) Urbanspoon

In addition, here are the #1 paid & free downloads in Games, Entertainment, Utilities, Social Networking & Music.

Top Paid Game:
Texas Hold’em

Top Free Game:
Tap Tap Revenge

Top Paid Entertainment:
Koi Pond

Top Free Entertainment:

Top Paid Utilities:
Units (crossroad solutions)

Top Free Utilities

Top Paid Social Networking:

Top Free Social Networking:

Top Paid Music:

Top Free Music:
Pandora Radio

The best iPhone apps and the best iPad apps are reviewed by

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 ... 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 Next