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Buy Need For Cheese on the App Store

Do You Feel the Need? The Need For Cheese?

Limburger, cheddar, Monterey Jack...whatever types of fermented dairy products Nicolinux, the developers of Need For Cheese had in mind, they have released their crazy little pick-up-and-play game in the App Store.

Control Issues Prevent Car Jack Streets from Achieving Elite Status

Car Jack Streets - Here we welcome a new game that enters the sandbox genre popularized by the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series. Like the excellent torchbearer Payback proves, the iPhone is very capable of delivering free-roaming fun.

Buy Domino Physics Runs on the App Store

Build Your Own Domino Course with Domino Domino

You know the iPhone App Store mantra: “There’s an app for that.” Once again, I find myself believing that may very well be true because not in a million years would I have thought about there being an app that lets you design and build a domino course – but there is one.

Buy Card Ninja on the App Store

Will You Accept the Finger Flicking Challenge of Card Ninja?

I am  just gonna admit that the first thing I thought of when coming across Card Ninja was Dane Cook and his “Brain Ninja” routine. Completely unrelated? Yes, but now you know how my mind works.

Buy 'stachetastic on the App Store

'stachetastic: A Digital Update on a Classic Pastime

'stachetastic - I'm sure there are some people who are reading this who never grew past the stage when they thought it was hilarious to draw fake mustaches on people. (I certainly didn't.) And yet, these days, everything is digital.

Buy Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler on the App Store

Ragdoll Blaster Flips and Flops for Fun

Ragdoll Blaster is a quirky and a bit bizarre little game from Backflip Studios, and I mean that in a good way. All you have to do is fire ragdolls from a cannon at strategic points to solve increasingly complex puzzles.

Buy Toy Raid on the App Store

The Arcade Spirit is Strong in Toy Raid

I must admit, I’m a sucker for a classic arcade coin-op. But from playing pixel-perfect retro games as an adult, the experience is somewhat tarnished from being spoiled by the quality of today’s games.

Buy Tiny Violin on the App Store

Tiny Violin: Use Your iPhone for Sympathetic Strumming

Playing the world’s smallest violin using your thumb and forefinger is so old school now that the Tiny Violin iPhone app by Brian Gorby is available. Tiny Violin actually adds the sound to your snarky attempts of condolence or joy towards someone.

Buy VoiceCalc on the App Store

VoiceCalc Says What it Means

Talking calculators, like what you get with  VoiceCalc, aren’t new—I remember owning one in the mid-80s—but this is the first voice calculator app that I’ve looked at for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Buy SWIRL 3D Racing on the App Store

Swirl May Cause Motion Sickness or Seizures? Cool!

Swirl - While those occasional anti-seizure warnings at the beginning of some games are meant to heed a cautionary warning, I sometimes get a bit excited about what great game I might be about to experience.

Dark Raider is One Cliché You'll Enjoy

Dark Raider - I’ll admit it, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for a good hack-n-slash dungeon crawler. You don’t really see too many of them being made nowadays, but I distinctly recall spending hours glued to a Gauntlet coin-op in my local Pizza Hut restaurant as a kid.

ocrNow! Lite Sees Characters, but Only if They're Large

I downloaded ocrNow! Lite developed by WordCraft International Limited, with a good amount of skepticism. It’s an app that is designed to convert hardcopy text into a PDF or text doc, using the iPhone’s camera for optical character recognition.

Buy 4 Ingredients by Kim McCosker on the App Store

4 Ingredients is a Recipe Book Turned iPhone App

4 Ingredients, a best-selling cookbook in Australia, with both an Australian and a UK version in print, is now available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch. 4 Ingredients is a compilation of recipes that can be made with four ingredients or fewer — really.

Buy Tubulous on the App Store

Tubulous Is An Intriguing Idea...That I'm Not Sold On

Tubulous Global Social Podcasting - I’m usually up on all the latest trends pertaining to the nebulous “Web 2.0” movement, but the team over at Interlacia has got my attention with their debut application for the iPhone.

Buy Countdown Calendar on the App Store

Countdown Calendar Helps You Keep Track of Special Days

Countdown Calendar, from developer Greg Maletic, helps you keep track of important events that are impending and helps you stay informed of just when the big day will arrives. For me, Countdown Calendar could also help me from falling into hot water with people because I forgot a special date or an appointment.