Articles and Reviews by Andrew Portela



i-Ski: Find The Best Times To Ski

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It's always important to find out what the conditions are like at the mountain where you plan on skiing or snowboarding. There is no easier way to do that than on your iPhone. At anytime and in any place iSki makes that happen for you.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , , ,


Trism Offers a Triagular Twist on Bejeweled

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Similar to Bejeweled and other color matching games, Trism brings a whole new concept to the game. The object of Trism is to get three matching triangles, or trisms, together. But the trick is that it has to be the triangles sides that are touching and not corner to corner.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


No Way, It's Dots! for the iPhone - and It's Free

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I remember being a little boy back in grammar school wasting tons of time on a game that we drew out on a piece of paper and played. That game was called Dots, and no paper game was better than that one. 


Andrew Portela rated this app 5.0/5 | Category: ,


Yahtzee! Adventures: Roll the Dice for Family Fun

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Yahtzee Adventures brings the great family game of Yahtzee to the iPhone. I have to be honest, I have never played Yahtzee before and I had no idea what I was doing on the application until I read the great help section that comes along with it.


Andrew Portela rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Playing Wurdle? Better React Fast!

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Similar to games like Boggle, the goal of Wurdle is to find connected blocks that can form words within a certain amount of time — usually two minutes. During this time, you want to get the most amount of words as well as the longest words possible to get the highest score.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Spinblox Pieces Together Puzzles Like Tetris and Bejeweled

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Once again, you see the mighty Tetris shine its way through in this game.  Spinblox turns out to be a play on Tetris as well as Bejeweled. Similar to Tetris, the blox fall from the top and land on the top layer.


Andrew Portela rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Snow Reports Brings the Mountain to You

Snow Reports - I have been an avid snowboarder since I was a little boy. Through out the entire time that I was developing into the snowboarder that I am today, I discovered that snow reports are a snowboarder or skier's best friend.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Will Tatomic be the New Tetris for iPhone?

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Tetris has been the background to a lot of games that are coming out recently on the iPhone. I have written about a few so far, but nothing like this one.
Tatomic is a game that involves color-coded "atoms" that have to be paired up by color.


Andrew Portela rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Line Rider Is A Daredevil

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It's time for everyone to bring out their mad daredevil skills. Line Rider gives you the chance to draw out a course so that the character in the game can ride it. It's a lot more fun than it sounds.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


ACTSudoku - Friendliest Sudoku App Yet

For the uninitiated, sudoku is a number-based puzzle game that requires using the numbers 1 through 9 to fill a 9x9 grid in a precise manner. There are plenty of sudoku apps out there that supply a puzzle for to you solve and that's it.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Flick Fishing is Almost as Close as It Gets

When it comes to sport fishing on the iPhone and iPod touch, other applications — including the recently reviewed iFish — fall far short of Flick Fishing. In other words, if you're choosing a fishing application, you should go with this one.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Waste Some Time With Dynamate

There are new puzzle games coming out everyday hoping to be the next big thing — some show more potential than others. Now, I'm not saying that the new puzzle game Dynamate will be the next best thing, but it definitely has a lot of potential.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


White Letters is a Marriage of Tetris and Scrabble

This app, known as White Letters, has used two classic games and brought them together. The first game that White Letters mimics is Tetris. The letters drop from the top and you have to adjust it to the right spot before it reaches the letters on the bottom.


Andrew Portela rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Skizzle With Your Photos and Solve Your Personal Puzzle

Do you remember those childhood games using a scrambled picture with one block missing? Basically, the idea of the game was to unscramble the blocks and the photo comes together. Skizzle is a similar "unscramble the photo" game that uses the photos on your iPhone.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Save Time With Typing Genius

Typing Genius - Having trouble typing on the iPhone and iPod touch is always the first complaint that I hear from someone using it for the first time. Learning to type fast on the iPhone is fairly difficult especially if you are used to clicking buttons on your phone.


Andrew Portela rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


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