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Buy iMantra on the App Store

iMantra: Virtual Meditation for the Guru-On-the-Go

Ever wished you had a pocket guru? iMantra is here to help. iMantra from Studio Six Digital offers dozens of mantras in several different categories, including Buddhist, Hindu, Universal and Planetary.

Buy Space Storm on the App Store

Battle in Space with Cosmo Hero

The latest version of Cosmo Hero offers up some excellent game play and is vastly improved over the original. This version is the newest game from DAVA Consulting, the same group behind iDicto and the underwhelming Zoom Zoom.

Buy Packing (+TO DO!) on the App Store

Packing: Listmaker Helps you Pack Fast, Travel Light or Super Light

Packing - A couple of years ago, I raced to Boston's Logan Airport to catch a flight to Sao Paulo. It was only after I was standing in front of the nice lady at the ticket counter I realized I had forgotten my passport.

Buy Bubble Town on the App Store

Bubble Town: Shoot and Pop Puzzle Game Lacks Action

I generally like bubble puzzle shooting games like Snood, so I was looking forward to playing I-play's Bubble Town. What I came away with was the thought that the developer tried to shove a game into a platform that it is ill suited for.

Buy Chop Sushi! on the App Store

Chop Sushi: Cooking Up Some Raw Fun in Match-Three Genre

Good news for the less-adventurous eaters out there: you don't have to like actual sushi to enjoy Chop Sushi, the puzzle game by THQ.
Chop Sushi has a few different modes, but the heart of the application is a simple switch-and-match game, similar to Bejeweled.

Buy Fantastic Contraption™ on the App Store

Fantastic Contraption: Build a Better Mousetrap (or Just About Anything Else)

inXile Entertainment's Fantastic Contraption is the online game reborn on the iPhone. It's based on the same principles as Pangea Software's popular Engimo, RealArcade's Tiki Towers and Hudson's Crayon Physcics Deluxe and other physics-based games that involve building Rube Goldberg-like machines that transport objects from point A to G to C and Z.

Buy Aqua Punt on the App Store

Aqua Punt — Going Retro To Score Goals

Playtoniq’s Aqua Punt is a throw back to those old plastic water-filled games that use streams of air to propel balls up, over and into a hoop or basket.  This app for your iPhone has replicated the feel of those games so well — right down to the feeling that I have no desire to waste my time with such cheap nonsense.

Buy Crazy Tanks on the App Store

Crazy Tanks Adventure Game

Crazy Tanks is a battle game. Drive your tank all over the screen and destroy the enemy. The goal of the game is to destroy as many enemy tanks as possible and get the bonuses and power ups throughout game play.

Buy Flik on the App Store

Flik is Fast-Paced Missile Flicking Fun

Flik markets itself as a puzzle game, which in many ways it is, but it also reminds me of some older arcade style games, especially Breakout. So as a game that spans a couple of genres, let’s take a look at what Flik offers.

Buy Pinboard on the App Store

Pinboard Keeps Track of Notes Using a Familiar Interface

Every application won’t wow you. Some of them have one function and arguably do that one thing well. Pinboard is that application. Pinboard is a productivity app that lets you make notes on a virtual pinboard and drag them around the screen and arrange anyway you choose. Using it is not mentally taxing and learning to maneuver around in the app isn’t terribly difficult either.

Buy iShoot on the App Store

iShoot Uses Tanks in a Variation of a Classic Artillery Game

The tank in Ethan Nicholas's iShoot is dissing me: "I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was still in diapers!"
"Oh, yeah? How'd you like some of this," I reply. I lean on the fire button until it reaches 79 percent and lob one of my dreaded excavator bombs.

Buy QuadCamera - MultiShot on the App Store

Quad Camera — Toy Photography For The Kid In You

For the photographer that enjoys the toy camera genre the Quad Camera — Multi Shot Cam by Takayuki Fukatsu is a fun iPhone photography app. This is the 4th release in their series of toy camera apps, based on such toy cameras as the Lomo and Holga.

Buy Aeterius: Contact Wars on the App Store

Aeterius: Contact Wars - Fight For Your Home Planet

Aeterius: Contact Wars is a unique idea that works well for the iPhone. The object of the game is to hold the iPhone parallel to the ground and tilt the device in the direction that you want your ship to go.

Buy Wordipus on the App Store

word.i.pus is the Dictionary Every Scrabble or Boggle Player Needs

I need word.i.pus, from Paul Jacobs, because I cheat at Scrabble. That's the only way I can beat my wife who has Oracle Database 11g for a brain. She knows I cheat but she lets me get away with it because she also knows I won't play against her otherwise.

Trailers May Be Good for Hardcore Movie Fans

There are numerous entertainment apps that feature information on current and upcoming movies and Trailers is just one of the many. Trailers is the paid version of Trailers Lite, the previously available free app that allows you to view Apple’s high quality movie trailers.