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Wheels on the Bus Tickles, While Your Toddler Does!
A charming interactive book, Wheels on the Bus encourages you and your little one to poke or slide things on the screen to see what happens!
Moo Shake shakes a tail feather — and a cow belly and a cat head
Moo Shake - A martial arts zebra, a bandanna-wearing feline ballerina and a hula hooping cow? It's a curious combination, but sure, why not. These are just a few of the colorfully and imaginatively illustrated cast of characters that come together in Moo Shake, a children's mix and match game designed by MoGeneration for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Octo's Tales: Pirates! Cannons! And...UFOs?
If you're an octopus pirate, you can't just sit back when you're attacked by UFOs — you have to fight them off! (There's a sentence I never thought I'd type.) And in Octo's Tales by Granet Entertainment, that's exactly what you do.
Say Cheese! Camera Genius Expands iPhone Photo Capabilities
Camera Genius - If your iPhone were a camera first and phone second, it would probably have more sophisticated photo-taking features. But it’s an iPhone. Camera is nowhere in its name.
Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D Stacks Up Repetitious Fun...Kind of
I had never seen the acclaimed PC version of Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate so I wasn’t sure what to expect with their iPhone version of the game. With apps like Crazy Penguin Catapult and Chocolate Shop Frenzy under their belt, I was hopeful.
iBlow! Entertainment App Visually "Pops"
With or without a snicker or two, once you get past the iBlow! name you will discover it’s a virtual bubble blowing app designed to show off all the useful features of the iPhone in yet another pointless but purportedly entertaining way.
Currency Converter: Find Your Money's Worth in 200 currencies
Currency Converter, from dev Paolo Grifantini, is one of several similar apps in the App Store designed to convert dollars into dinars, drachmae, dirhams or some other denomination. It's the kind of thing you need in your pocket when you're trying to figure out whether you're better off buying that bottle of perfume in the duty-free shop or on the local economy.
Ancient Frog Game: Meditative or Irritative? This iPhone Game is Definitely NOT Competitive
There is no denying that Ancient Frog is a beautiful puzzle game. One could go so far as to say that playing Ancient Frog is a Zen experience. The question is: do you want Zen in a puzzle game?
The Bird & The Snail — Knock Knock: A Storybook App with Added Value
The Bird & The Snail — Knock Knock is a new interactive storybook app released by Haunted House Publishing. The story of a bird and a snail who thoughtlessly gobble up an apple, which turns out to be a little worm’s home, is depicted through charming hand-drawn charcoal images that become animated throughout the story.
All Tied Up and Ready for Your Next Interview
Tie Knots, from egerev lab, is the right tool for the difficult economic climate we all find ourselves in. Finding a job — any job — is getting to be as challenging as leading a herd of elephants across the Alps in the middle of winter.
FindIT Carnival: A Party in Your Pocket?
If you were ever into things like Where's Waldo? and I Spy, it seems like FindIT Carnival by Granet Entertainment should be right up your alley. It's a great way to work on your powers of observation.
Lock, Load and Rampage With Namco's Time Crisis Strike
I'm not known to be even tempered, which explains why I own only a few guns. Maybe that's why I find games such as Namco's Time Crisis Strike therapeutic.
Time Crisis Strike has been around for more than 10 years and it's a classic, 3D "duck and shooter," which sprang to life in the arcades and has been ported to a good number of home consoles and handhelds.
MusicNeon: A Melodic, Quirky Puzzle That Intrigues
With its enchanting rewards of music and gifts for negotiating a path, but an infuriating lack of guidance, MusicNeon serves up a delectable digital bite of quirk that may make an Apple user feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Ultimate Thumb Fighter is a Bloody Battle for Domination
Ultimate Thumb Fighter iPhone app by SWN Software falls short of the ultimate thumbs up. I really wanted to love this game. I play thumb wars with my favorite 12 year old quite often. When this app popped up on my radar, I was ready for action.
Yatzy Twist a Not-So-Twisted Version of a Classic Dice Game
Yatzy Twist is a Kristanix Games version of the Milton Bradley original Yahtzee! dice game. There isn’t really anything new that can be said about the classic dice-throwing game, but for anyone who doesn’t know it, it’s a game of chance won by accumulating the most points based on specific scoring sequences of five dice.