Articles and Reviews by Amelia Sauter



Race For Home Mixes Fantasy with Action

race for home iphone

Race for Home is a surreal game that combines adventure with the fantastical.  Race for Home is a simple game that draws the gamer deep into its clutch.
Race for Home from Shawn Kollat is delightfully creepy. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Fluid 2 is Meditation in Motion

Buy Fluid 2 on the App Store

There are so many apps now that do so little.  Fluid 2 is one of those Zen apps whose motto could be “don’t just do something, sit there.”
Fluid 2, a ninety-nine cent version of the free Fluid from Fabien Sanglard, allows you to do more than tap the screen and watch the waves ripple across the water. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category: ,


Zimmer Twins are Out of Control in Stunt Wagon

Buy Stunt Wagon on the App Store

Did you ever race down a long, steep hill in roller skates or in your go kart, against the cautionary advice of your mother?  With Stunt Wagon, you can join the Zimmer Twins in a speedy downhill adventure and not have to worry about breaking your leg.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Expand Your Game Experience with Xpandaballs

I know a game is good when I need to write a review of it and I find myself saying, “Let me just play it once more first.”  Xpandaballs is one of those addictive games.
Xpandaballs is unique. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Music iQ Tests Your Music Recognition

Buy Music iQ on the App Store

I smartly downloaded Music iQ before embarking on a four-hour car ride.  Perfect timing!  I entertained myself, the car trip went more quickly, and I discovered I am terrible at remembering the names of songs, even when I recognize a tune.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , ,


Create Dizzy Paintings with SpinArt

Buy SpinArt on the App Store

SpinArt will remind you of childhood art projects.  Playing with SpinArt feels like a combination of blowing paint with a straw, tie-dying and that game (whose name I cannot remember) where you make geometric patterns by drawing with round plastic things that spin. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Nabbed Makes Fun Photo Captions

Buy Ransom Letters - Picture Messages on the App Store

Using hundreds of letters cut from magazines, Nabbed from More Blu Sky is a creative way to add captions to your photos.
I am not sure how Nabbed chose its app name, but perhaps it is because the letters look like a ransom note when they are used to make words to add to your photos. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


You Might Need iWrecked - Auto Accident Assistant

Buy iWrecked - Auto Accident Assistant on the App Store

I would like to say that I have never had a car accident but, unfortunately, this is not the case. I have been in five car accidents in the past 15 years. (None of them were my fault.  I swear it). 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Baby Maker! Creates Comical Kids

Buy Baby Maker! on the App Store

I do not have any children, but I have wondered on occasion what my kids would look like if I had some.  Baby Maker! is designed to give me a comical glimpse into a child-filled future.
Don’t take Baby Maker!


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Bed Bugs is a Sleepwalking Adventure

Buy Bed Bugs on the App Store

Sleeping should be a peaceful activity, but for the little guy in Bed Bugs, it can get pretty intense.  Igloo Games, the makers of Dizzy Bee, has developed another winner with this casual iPhone game.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Relax and Grow a Tree with iBonsai

Buy iBonsai on the App Store

How do you fare with houseplants?  With iBonsai from Brainpower Labs, you do not have to worry.  iBonsai allows you to watch beautiful, unique bonsai trees grow in a meditative manner before your eyes.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Create Poetic Visual Art with Type Drawing

Buy TypeDrawing on the App Store

While there are a slew of iPhone apps that give you the opportunity to be creative, and it is more unusual for an app to allow for creativity on multiple levels.  Type Drawing does just that:  it allows you to write and draw, combining the two to make captivating visual art.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


LottoFetch Works Great for a Narrow Audience

Every time I buy a lottery ticket, I start dreaming about how I am going to spend my 25 million dollars only to have my hopes shattered when my numbers are not drawn.  In order to avoid that painful disappointment, I do not play the lottery often. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category: ,


Drink Safely With DrinkTracker Breathalyzer

Buy DrinkTracker Breathalyzer on the App Store

DrinkTracker Breathalyzer - This might sound like a lecture, but for goodness sake, don’t drink and drive. But it’s not that easy, is it?  If alcohol affects your judgment, how do you safely know if you are OK to drive when you have been drinking? 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Quick Turn: Can You Catch a Falling Star With Just Your iPhone and Good Reflexes?

Buy Quick Turn on the App Store

Look, a falling star!  Don’t get distracted; you need to start rotating your iPhone. Quick Turn from Portable Zoo is an action game that requires good reflexes, and as it speeds up, quick moves.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


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