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Buy Stunt Wagon on the App Store

Zimmer Twins are Out of Control in Stunt Wagon

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.

Buy Sparticle on the App Store

Sparticle Adds New Purpose to Familiar Fun

When I started playing Sparticle it felt immediately familiar. After a few minutes it hit me... if you could score points with iChalky, you would have Sparticle. So, it came as no surprise that Sparticle and iChalky are both creations from Eric Metois.

Buy meromy+ match game pack on the App Store

Memory + Adds a Few Twists to a Tired Genre

Memory +, from Pearl Fisher Games, is similar to Concentration, where the trick is to flip card or boxes and recall the image on the opposite side and then pair it with an identical image hidden elsewhere on the playing board.

Buy BOMBERMAN TOUCH 2 -VOLCANO PARTY on the App Store

Bomberman Touch 2- Volcano Party is Still a Let Down

Bomberman Touch 2- Volcano Party was originally launched in the US in 1987 and since then has come out in 60 versions for nearly every game platform. Hudson Soft, the developer, says that it has sold more than 10 million copies.

Buy Hello Vino - Wine Assistant on the App Store

Hello Vino Associates Wine with Food

Hello Vino, from Drive Thru Interactive, aims to answer one of life’s greatest mysteries: What wine makes a good match for a pizza with pineapple and ham? Answer: Any wine that will kill the taste of pineapple (Ba-doom!).

Buy Ransom Letters - Picture Messages on the App Store

Nabbed Makes Fun Photo Captions

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. 

Buy Little Runner on the App Store

Little Runner Keeps on Going and Going

Little Runner - Though there are a handful of simple, black and white line art games in the App Store, few are truly worth more than a few moments of play. Though I was skeptical of Little Runner because of its super simplistic presentation, it turned out to be a semi-addicting little game that seems to have some good potential.

Buy ShakeItPhoto on the App Store

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With ShakeItPhoto

ShakeItPhoto by Nick Campbell is a pretty simple app that works just like the iPhone camera app, but simulates a Polaroid camera. Perhaps you’re old enough to remember whipping out the clunky Polaroid camera for snapping instant photos and then delicately holding the film by the corner and shaking the crap out of it so it would develop faster.

Buy Cops & Robbers on the App Store

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers will have you jumping and speeding your way through alleys and corridors in a mad rush to avoid the cops. There is a lot of fun to be had as you try and leap your way to safety and collect cash.

Find the Cheapest Fuel With iGasUp

iGasUp - Though the fluctuation in gas prices is a baffling part of economics as far as I'm concerned, it stands to reason that it could be beneficial to know the prices at the local pumps at all times.

Can't Decide Who Does What? Try Volunteer-O-Matic

Volunteer-O-Matic by Generic Software is a new app that allows users to create lists of tasks or events and corresponding lists of names or numbers in order to randomly select a name or number to tackle the task.

Kitten Cannon The Original Kitty Catapulting Game Lands on the iPhone

Kitten Cannon (Original) is the same cat-launching game as the web version, but is brought to iPhone by Hands-On Mobile. Not to be confused with Kitty Kannon, a similar “copy cat” of the original web game, Kitten Cannon is every bit as addicting as it is online.

Follow Elected Officials with politicoTracker

Political news junkies will enjoy politicoTracker for its ability to quickly aggregate news on their favorite (or least favorite) elected officials. PoliticoTracker includes an impressive list of every elected state and federal representative.

Shoot 2 Quill iPhone Typing Tutorial

Shoot 2 Quill by Left Coast Logic is an app that addresses the very bane of my mobile device existence. Until very recently, no matter how much I loved my iPod touch, I would not have traded my Blackberry exclusively for the iPhone simply because of its keyboard, which I despise for typing messages.

Buy Super Marble Roll on the App Store

Super Marble Roll is a Gleaming Orb of Good Times of Your iOS Device

Super Marble Roll, from iScape Games Ltd., is the typical flop, plop, drop and roll platform app. Think of it like Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, that AppCraver reviewed back in December or Mobigame’s Edge, which we reviewed in January.