High Scores

March 31, 2009

So I was playing the 2nd level of The Creeps! today, and I reached wave 120 and had a score of 891,030. If you think you can beat my high score please do so. Contact me and i’ll post your high score. If you have high scores in another game that you would like everyone to see, please contact me and i’ll post it. Just send me a screen capture of your high score and the name of game/app. I will post it on the front page and high scores section.

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Great application for Direct TV owners

March 31, 2009

I have a feeling not many people know about this or it hasn’t gotten much attention. But Direct TV has released an app into the app store. The applicaiton lets you search shows and set a record  for an episode from your phone to your home Direct TV DVR. You can set recordings from online, but this works great. You can click the icon to go directly to the app store to download. Pictures and the icon are credited to Direct TV and the iTunes store.

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MLB.com At Bat 2009 sneaks into the top 10

March 31, 2009

The baseball season is getting ready to begin next week and with that, MLB.com has released an application to help you follow baseball from your iPhone.  It gives you up to date scores, video highlights, and live audio of games. It is pricey at $9.99 but if you are a baseball fan this looks worth it. Click the icon to go to the app store to buy it. Pictures are credited to MLB.com and the iTunes store.

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Skype now available in the app store

March 31, 2009

Skype has been released into the app store. It shows a release date of March 23 but was not found until today. It is free to download.  Skype is a great application to make phone calls over the internet. Skype is one of the largest Voice IPs on the web. With the release of Skype this could turn iPod Touches into cell phones. There is no need to review as its self explanatory and free for anyone to download.  You can click on this Skype icon to take you directly to the app store to download it. Credit goes to Skype and iTunes for the pictures.

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The Creeps! review

March 31, 2009

This is my review for The Creeps! It was released January 25th, 2009. It is currently $2.99. At one point it was reduced to $0.99 but it went back up to $2.99.

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The Creeps! is a tower defense game. There are a total of 16 levels. 8 of the levels are challenge levels that require you to get past a wave of enemies. The other 8 levels repeat the challenge levels. Those repeated levels are unlimited waves of enemies.  In each level, you have a child in a bed that you must protect from monsters that are traveling down a path.  To protect the child you are given several different weapons to do so. In the first level you are given a ray gun and a glue bottle.  As the levels progress you are given a boomerang, UFO and other weapons. As you kill each enemy, you receive money to upgrade the weapons you place along the paths in the level.  As you progress further into the levels, the waves of enemies get stronger. Usually enemy bosses appear every 10th wave.  In each level the paths do change a little so it becomes challenging.  There are also objects in the way of placing weapons, which you have to shoot and destroy with the weapons you place.  The Creeps! is definitely a beginners tower defense. If you haven’t played a tower defense game yet, go with this as your first.
There isn’t too much to the controls. It’s mainly just tapping on specific areas on the screen and strategizing with your choices.

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The graphics in this game are superb.  The cartoon theme works perfectly for this game.  Everything is done in 2D sprites. From what I understand, everything in the game was hand drawn or drawn on the computer and it is impressive. I am a big fan of the art in this game and it definitely was a factor in my purchase.
The Creeps! has no music in the game. It allows you to listen to your own music while playing which is a big plus. The only sounds produced in the game are from your weapons and the enemies.
Including the repeated levels with unlimited waves gives the game plenty of replay value.  The fact that it’s very easy to play and pick up adds plenty of playing time.  There is an expected update coming in the near future that includes more levels.
Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed this game.  It’s simple but very addicting.  The only issue I found with the game is that it only has 16 levels.  A tower defense game like Field Runners has 100 levels.  There is an update coming as mentioned above, but there should have been more levels. Anyone who doesn’t like tower defense games or has never played one, I recommend you play The Creeps!  Go buy it now!

Overall I give The Creeps! a 9/10

Gameplay videos to come!

You can click on this link to take you to the app store to buy The Creeps!

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Top 10 paid apps

March 30, 2009

These are the top 10 paids in the app store as of 3/30/2009. You can click on the app icons to take you directly to the app in the iTunes store. Apps 5 through 10, I credit the pictures to the developers and the iTunes store.

1. Flight control $0.99 By: Firemint flightcontrolicon

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2. Pocket God $0.99 By: Bolt Creative pocketgodicon

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3. Zombievill USA $1.99 By: Mika Mobile zombievillicon

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4. Wolfenstein 3D Classic $4.99 By: id Software  wolficon

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5.  Sully’s Flight $0.99 By: Laminar Research sullysflight

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6. 3D Brick Breaker Revolution $2.99 By: Digital Chocolate brickbreaker

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7.  Flick Fishing $0.99 By: Freeverse Inc. flickfishing

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8. The Oregon Trail $5.99  By: Gameloft oregontrail

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9.  Blocked $0.99 By: Joel Rosenberg blocked

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10. iFitness $1.99 By: Medical Productions ifit

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Vans SK8: Pool Service released

March 30, 2009

Vans SK8: Pool Service was released Friday March 27. The game is a Tony Hawk like skateboarding game. You can choose between two characters Bucky Lasek and Omar Hassan. There is only one level for now and it is a pool. The game is priced at $4.99. It was released by Fuel Games. They also have another app in the app store called Spinner Deluxe for $1.99. These pictures below are completely credited to Fuel Games and the iTunes store.

You can go to this link to purchase the game: Vans SK8: Pool Service

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