Posts byHeather Bradford

Reviews

Sparkle Unleashed Review

A great match-3 shooter combines responsive game mechanics with a visually interesting field of play. Titles like Zuma’s Revenge and Luxor have raised the bar, but Sparkle Unleashed, the third in the Sparkle series by 10tons, just doesn’t measure up.  (more…)

Reviews

MovieCat 2 Review

Round, squishy felines have been taking up couch space worldwide for decades with their humans, viewing films of all sorts through narrowed, indifferent eyes. MovieCat 2, the follow-up to a popular movie trivia game, puts these Netflix companions front and center in endearing and humorous ways.  (more…)

Reviews

Fashion Star Designer Review

Fashion design, like mobile gaming, is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Fashion Star Designer, the sequel to Fashion Star Boutique, does an excellent job of melding these seemingly unrelated interests. In Fashion Star Designer, you can start your own line of fashion and design clothes for a variety of petite fashionistas.  (more…)

Reviews

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy Review

Freemium games have become a multimillion-dollar business, partly by draining lots of money from a small group of people. After the release of freemium movie tie-ins Hotel Transylvania Dash and The Mortal Instruments, Playfirst has moved further into the genre with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy. Cloudy 2 takes advantage of the freemium model by draining money from anyone who wants to play it for more than five minutes at a time.

(more…)

Reviews

NCIS: The Game from the TV Show for iPad Review

Of all the hour-long crime dramas on TV right now, NCIS is one of the most action-packed. That should make for a great game, right? Unfortunately, devotees of the television show NCIS will likely be disappointed by the prime-time drama’s foray into the App Store. (more…)

Reviews

Master of Alchemy Review

Alchemy is more than just turning lead into gold. The ‘science’ of alchemy is instead focused on transformation in all forms. Traditionally, alchemists not only looked for ways of creating material wealth, but of achieving enlightenment and substances that could impart eternal life and other special abilities. Master of Alchemy for the iPhone stays true to that spirit of questing and transformation. (more…)

Reviews

Flipstones Review

If Tetris and Bejeweled were to meet in a bar and fall in love, what would their babies look like? We like to think they’d be something like Flipstones, a great new puzzle game from PressOk Entertainment. (more…)

Reviews

We Farm for iPad Review

Backwoods enthusiasts are in luck! Thanks to We Farm, anyone with an iDevice and a little time can now live the life of a virtual redneck. That’s right, that ramshackle house with the uneven roof and tires on the front lawn can now be yours. Piles of buckets are extra, though. (more…)

Reviews

FarmVille by Zynga Review

Penguins, starfruit trees, and cupcake bushes, along with other more conventional crops and draft animals, can all be found in the hugely popular online Flash game FarmVille. Zynga’s first app for the iPhone brings you most of the FarmVille experience, though it has some trouble competing with the web version. (more…)

Reviews

Chuzzle Review

Match-3 games are everywhere on the iPhone, letting you move around gems, runes, and now technicolor tribbles. Popcap Games, the company behind the insanely popular Match-3 title Bejeweled, has repeated their success by bringing a perfect port of their oddball PC and online title Chuzzle to the iPhone. (more…)