Groove Coaster is a rhythm game boiled down to its essence. Where Guitar Hero had multiple buttons and Rez married its interactive soundtrack to hardcore shooting mechanics, Groove Coaster is concerned entirely with keeping a beat using its simple one-touch controls to its advantage.
Ever wonder what goes on inside your washing machine when the lid is closed? A new platform puzzle game from D7 Studios is poised to answer this age old question as the heroic stuffed animal Teddy bounces and tumbles his way through more than 90 unique levels of action.
Zombie Gunship may be the first zombie-themed game where I'm not entirely sure the enemies are undead. Ostensibly they are, but that might be what the game wants you to think. Strapped to the gunner seat of an airplane flying over a survivor's bunker, you're tasked with murdering hordes of zombies while trying your best to avoid innocent casualties.
It's a tough job, taking a handful of rowdy kids and making them sit still and try to learn. If you think teachers have it easy, you organize 25 six year olds to do anything. Now try it for eight hours a day, five days a week, nine months out of the year. At the very least, there ought to be apps to make some of this -- at least the grading and attendance -- easier.
We all know that our iPhones can be lifesavers during long lines at the DMV and boring concert recitals, but what about in actual emergency situations? Mother Nature is anything but nurturing these days, and disasters can strike seemingly anywhere, devastating cities and stranding the unprepared without basic necessities for days. But even if the lights are out and running water is hard to come by, your iPhone can help -- and not just as a high-priced flashlight.
It's only fitting that a creature with the word "squirm" in its name would lead such a miserable existence. A gelatinous orange blob tasked with rescuing his sister trapped at the peak of a mysterious tree, poor Squirmee spends approximately every 10 seconds of his life dying again.
Faces iMake HD, the latest development from internationally renowned artist and illustrator Hanoch Piven, was released on the Apple App Store today. The app follows the iPhone version that we reviewed last year, which has since been downloaded over 800,000 times and received several awards including the Parents Choice Award.
Now designed specifically for the iPad, Faces iMake HD is intended to appeal to the artistic drive of everyone. It is primarily a tool for making collages from over 200 everyday objects, using the touch screen and a set of intuitive menu tools to manipulate images into faces, landscapes, patterns -- whatever you are in the mood to create.
EA Sports' Madden NFL series has been around since the Apple IIGS was the apex of home computing, and the seemingly indestructible franchise found its way to the iPad last summer with Madden NFL 11, which delivered a pretty capable pro football simulation. With a fairly complete version of the sport on the tablet for the first time, it was easy to overlook the jagged play models and janky animations, as well as the lack of a true franchise mode and online play.
But another year has passed, and while Madden's still the only real football option for iPad owners, we expected more than a visual bump and updated rosters.