Your Table Awaits at 888 Poker – Texas Holdem

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888 Poker – Texas Holdem
Price: Free
Rating:
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

888 Poker — Texas Holdem offers up an incredible virtual playing field for experienced and novice poker players alike.

With real money involved, this simulated Texas Holdem app lets you try your hand at the basics of poker with a relatively small investment.

Features:

If you’re wondering what’s so great about 888 Poker — Texas Holdem, by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd, let’s start with its array of features.

This app is one created for the purpose of providing poker players with a virtual, easily accessible poker platform at any time they’re craving a game.

The games on 888 Poker are quick with options like the “fast fold” if that’s what you’re looking for.

The app also offers players an impressive selection of available poker games at any given time. Games do require a buy-in for a relatively small sum, and cashout is allowed after you’ve accumulated at least $10 in earnings.

Games are also offered at varying levels of expertise, allowing new players and experienced ones to enjoy both 888 Poker. Overall, this app definitely is a solid take on “virtual” poker.

Appearance and Layout:

888 Poker Texas Holdem iPhone App Review

888 Poker Texas Holdem iPhone Game

This app is visually appealing sporting clean, easy to understand interfaces. While the graphics of 888 Poker definitely aren’t particularly impressive, they get the job done.

At the same time, however, a clean, simple poker table is really all you need for a virtual Texas Holdem game, and 888 Poker provides you with just that.

The game is easy to navigate; figuring out how to take advantage of the different in-app features is easily done.

The “need to know” within the app is always clearly displayed, leaving little room for confusion.

Value:

888 Poker — Texas Holdem is a free game to download.

First time players are automatically awarded a “starter” sum within their accounts to allow them to try out some of the features of the app for a limited period of time.

Further playing, however, does require buy-in fees of varying amounts. A minimum cashout value of $10 is required before you can actually withdraw your earnings from the app.

As a whole, I found the “starter” sum to be really appreciated; it’s enough to give you an idea of whether or not this app is one that you want to invest further in.

At the same time, while this virtual poker game provides players with a very non-threatening “environment” in which to play, many poker players would argue that the social aspect of poker is really an important part of the overall game.

888 Poker is a fun app for convenient “any time you want” poker playing, but it can’t provide the same kind of social experience that real, “in-life” poker will.  

download (6)888 Poker — Texas Holdem requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Rule the Monsters with Dystopia Desolation AR Horror

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Dystopia Desolation – AR Horror
Price: Free
Rating:
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Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Dystopia Desolation — AR Horror is a fascinating game that takes the general concept of Pokemon Go and gives it a dark twist.

Offered for free through the iTunes Store, this app makes exploring all your local lurks a new experience.

Features:

With an intriguing name, Dystopia Desolation, by Jonathan Corner, actually offers players a game in concept that is much more familiar to many of them than its name implies.

As indicated previously, the general concept of this app rests on much of the same idea as the instant success app, Pokemon Go. However, unlike in Pokemon Go where your primary purpose involves the capturing and evolving of relatively cute creatures, Dystopia Desolation features a terrifying gang of zombies and other monsters.

These creatures are scattered throughout your actual GPS map, meaning that you travel to various locations in order to add them to your crew.

Characters can be leveled up throughout the app, making them more powerful and more likely to win your in-app battles.

For fans who revel in the dark side and love monsters, Dystopia Desolation — AR Horror provides a good number of very cool characters to search out.

However, for others who are just want to find characters, the app doesn’t really offer you anything that the already popular Pokemon Go doesn’t already. In other words, this game has a pretty specific target audience.

Appearance and Layout:

Dystopia Desolation AR Horror iPhone App Review

Dystopia Desolation AR Horror iPhone Game

The appearance of Dystopia Desolation really is not its strong point. Characters are decently detailed, but it’s really their names and special features that sets them apart more than any particularly impressive graphics.

Some monsters even appeared somewhat blurry at times.  As far as the layout of the game goes, however, the app’s Apple Store page provides helpful tips on how to best navigate and utilize the app, and with these bits of advice, figuring out how to get around Dystopia Desolation is really doable.

Value:

Dystopia Desolation — AR Horror, as mentioned previously, is a game designed for a very specific target audience. With this in mind, this game is an excellent value and definitely worth a download.

It’s free with optional in-app purchases available if you want to advance your characters faster. The characters are unique, even though the concept of the game is definitely borrowed from an already existing app.

While the graphics of Dystopia Desolation aren’t particularly impressive, they do get the job done and don’t detract from the overall fun of the app.

Overall, while Dystopia Desolation may not be seen as an entertaining app by some, it will probably be well received by its target audience.

download (5)Dystopia Desolation — AR Horror requires iOS 8.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Texas Jack Poker Combines Two Card Games into One

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Texas Jack Poker
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Card games are certainly plentiful on the App Store, and the nice thing is that each one usually offers something different for players to enjoy.

Texas Jack Poker is an entertaining and unique card game that combines Texas hold ’em and blackjack.

It’s a little tricky to get used to, but it’s definitely fun to play once you have the basics down.

Concept and Gameplay:

I play card games relatively infrequently, so I tend to forget basic rules fairly quickly. This is especially true when it comes to various types of poker games.

Luckily Texas Jack Poker, created by Sheldon Martin, teaches new players the basics of the game through a helpful video that can be accessed from the main menu. It covers all of the fundamentals needed to play, so I definitely recommend checking it out when you first download the game.

I won’t go in-depth on how to play Texas Jack Poker, but I will say that it can be very confusing for new players. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to move the game along. The nice thing about this is that it is single player, so you don’t have to worry about holding up others while learning how to play.

In terms of graphics navigation, I really like the fact that Texas Jack Poker is low-key on both. You won’t see flashy animations or a bunch of fanfare; this is obviously designed to be a simple and straightforward card game.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Texas Jack Poker iPhone Game

Just because Texas Jack Poker is single player doesn’t mean you can’t compete with others around the world.

The game features a built-in leaderboard (separate from Game Center), but you have to create an account in order to be ranked.

Texas Jack Poker also includes an impressive statistics section that gives you a detailed breakdown of your performance on a daily, weekly, monthly, and all time basis.

Value:

Texas Jack Poker is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. There is a heavy presence of ads, they can optionally be disabled for $0.99. One thing I couldn’t figure out is whether or not you have to buy additional chips via in-app purchase if you happen to run out.

I couldn’t find a way to earn additional chips by watching ads, but hopefully this isn’t the case.

Overall, Texas Jack Poker is a great card game that’s definitely worth a try if you enjoy poker and blackjack. It’s easy to get the hang of it and is a great option for anyone who would rather play solo.

Texas Jack Pokertexas_jack_poker.jpg requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Soar Through the Sky as Long as You Can in Swift Plane

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Swift Plane
Price: Free
Rating:
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Arcade games are both fun and addicting to play, especially when you’re looking for a way to keep busy. Unlike complex RPGs and other fantasy games, you can play arcade games for minutes or hours at a time.

Swift Plane is a creative and fun new endless runner that really puts your reflexes to the test.

It’s an endless arcade game that’s like Doodle Jump and others, but it has much more variety.

Concept and Gameplay:

Swift Plane, by Mustplay Games Private Limited, is a pretty simple game that’s easy to play once you get the basics figured out.

I like the fact that the tutorial shows you different maneuvers. You can control your airplane by swiping up, down, left, or right to avoid obstacles.

Swift Plane is that it’s a bit frustrating to play at first because obstacles can be difficult to judge. The game throws a few twists in by employing obstacles that move, requiring you to be on your toes.

Playing Swift Plane often means you’ll be able to unlock the various achievements that are built into the game. You’re rewarded with gems if you complete tasks, making it much easier to unlock new airplanes and maps.

When it comes to graphics and gameplay, Swift Plane is actually pretty nice to look at. I like the use of unique “low poly art” design.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Swift Plane iPhone Game

As you play Swift Plane you’ll earn gems that you can spend on unlocks such as new levels and new airplanes. You can also buy more gems via in-app purchase or you can watch videos.

If you’re aiming for the highest score you can get in Swift Plane, there’s an option to continue playing even if you crash. Games can be restarted spending gems or watching a video.

Value:

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

Overall, anyone who is looking for a fun and addicting arcade game will certainly enjoy Swift Plane.

There are plenty of new things to unlock like maps and airplanes. It’s definitely worth the download and you won’t have to dish out cash in order to unlock the cool stuff.

Swift Planeswift_plane.jpg requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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PersonalityMatch Reveals Compatibility With Others

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PersonalityMatch
Price: Free
Rating:
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Learning how to get along with others is one of the most important skills you can develop as an adult. However, it never hurts to have a little assistance when it comes to gaining insight on your relationship with a friend or coworker.

That’s where PersonalityMatch comes into play.

PersonalityMatch is a fantastic personality app that uses the Myers-Briggs personality system to help you determine your personality type and see how it correlates with others.

Concept and Functionality:

Even if you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test in the past and you know your personality type, PersonalityMatch, by Online Commerce Group BV, is worth checking out. It’s fun to use and doesn’t exhaust you with an endless set of questions.

The built-in quiz took me a couple minutes to complete and my results matched what I’ve received before.

Unlike other personality apps that tend to nickel and dime users, PersonalityMatch provides a wealth of information right out of the gate. You can easily see a detailed breakdown of your personality type and what each characteristic means.

This is fantastic for anyone who has never taken the test before and would like to see a breakdown of each characteristic.

The real reason it was developed centers around the ability to compare your personality type with someone else to see how compatible you are.

This can be done with ease and the app rates your compatibility on scale of 0% to 100%. The higher the number, the more compatible you are.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

PersonalityMatch iPhone App

As you can probably imagine, PersonalityMatch is loaded with awesome features to help you understand yourself better.

Along with in-depth details on your specific personality type, you can even connect with friends and see how you compare with them once they’ve taken the test for themselves.

PersonalityMatch even features a career path analysis, but unfortunately it’s locked unless you pay $2.99. This isn’t really a huge drawback, though, because not everyone will be concerned about finding the right career.

However, students and professionals who are looking to make a change will definitely find the information in PersonalityMatch useful.

Personally I wouldn’t take it as serious career advice, but you may stumble on something you wouldn’t have otherwise thought of and get some real value from its assessment.

Value:

PersonalityMatch is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Aside from the in-app purchases for extra features, you don’t have to worry about ads. As I mentioned above, the value of additional features totally depends on your situation.

Overall, PersonalityMatch is a fantastic personality tool to help you understand yourself better and see how compatible you are with others.

You’ll be able to gain insight into your relationships and analyze why they work the way they do.

personalitymatch_iphone.jpgPersonalityMatch requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Think Fast in Color Dash!

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Color Dash!
Price: Free
Rating:
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Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Color Dash! is an exciting fast-paced games that challenges you to think quickly and concentrate on the task at hand.

Free through the iTunes Store, this game makes you think on your toes.

Features:

Color Dash!, as indicated by its name, is app where your quick recognition of colors is essential for success.

However, you’re thrown for a twist in this clever game, by Hari Pingali. Even though your job is to correctly match the word color to the color block, the actual word itself is often spelling out a different color which really distracts your mind from its task.

For instance, while the font coloring that you need to match is blue, the letters of the word itself might read “red.”

As simple as this sounds it’s actually an impressively tricky game, particularly when paired with a need to work quickly.

Different challenges such as constantly moving locations of colors within the game keep things fresh even when you’re feeling like an “experienced” player.

Playing Color Dash! is a smooth operation; I found that the app didn’t lag at all as I worked towards trying to make high scores, although my brain definitely felt like it was lagging at times!

As a whole, this app offers an entertaining way to challenge your brain.

Appearance and Layout:

Color Dash! iPhone App Review

Color Dash! iPhone Game

However, while Color Dash! is a fun game conceptually, it’s a bit lacking in visual appeal.

This is not just because the colors are very glaringly bright (it’s understood these colors are an essential part of the app) but it’s more an issue of an overall non-impressive usage of layout and fonts.

Specifically, the typography within the app feels old and dated–and not in a classic, vintage way.

The layout of Color Dash! is not intuitive; navigating through Color Dash! should be a seemingly simple task, but the in-app navigational titles aren’t as clearly descriptive as ideal.

While this is definitely a fun game, it’s not one that will attract players through its graphics.

Value:

Color Dash! is an entertaining game. It’s simple to grasp the concept of, but it does make you think differently than your mind is naturally inclined.

Mastering it takes a focus and concentration.

The fact that it’s a free game definitely also adds to its appeal–anyone can download it to try it out risk-free. However, as mentioned previously, the visual appeal of Color Dash! is somewhat lacking; the graphics are much less exciting than those of many other quick-thinking apps on the market today.

We expect this game to improve over time with more appealing graphics and a much improved user-friendly navigational system.

download (4)Color Dash! requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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