October 30, 2011

iSplitGas by Creative Ethers

(3.4/5) iSplitGas for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a utility app that can help you save money. In the app, you can enter in your average MPG, distance driven, price of gas, # of passengers, and the final result of how much each passenger owes you. The user interface is very simple, with one screen with a background, which helps the app aesthetically. There is also a screen with settings, and a spot to leave your feedback on the app. Overall, this is a good app to have if you own a car and use it a lot. The app is completely free, so why not check it out? http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isplitgas/id458013733?mt=8

October 21, 2011

Mage Gauntlet by Rocketcat Games

(4.9/5) Mage Gauntlet for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a retro-styled action RPG. In the game, you control Lexi, a young girl with a curse that prevents her from using magical items and spells. She travels to a wizard named Whitebeard's tower to find a way to cure herself. The wizard provides her with a magical gauntlet that allows her to finally use magic, a sword, a cloak, and a ring. You must guide Lexi on her quest to save the land from the evil lord Hurgoth. The game has 16-bit graphics, similar to games from the series, "The Legend of Zelda." The environments are detailed and fun to explore and discover secrets. The developers really paid attention to the controls, with a joystick that appears wherever you tap on the screen, and disappears when you lift your finger from the screen. There is a button for attacking and dashing, and spells have a special menu in which you can choose what spell to use. Overall, Mage Gauntlet is one of the best action RPGs out there. The game is full of action and plenty of levels, and is definitely worth the $1.99 it is on sale for. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mage-gauntlet/id460697573?mt=8

October 18, 2011

Squids by The Game Bakers

(4.3/5) Squids for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a turn-based game. You control a team of squids with different abilities. You control the squids in the levels by dragging on the squid and releasing your finger, which launches the squid at enemies. There are a variety of squids to choose from, and each squid has unique abilities to help defeat enemies. The graphics are vivid and amazingly detailed, and the menus are easy to navigate. The music is upbeat and doesn't distract from the gameplay. Squids is available now for $0.99 on the app store. http://itunes.apple.com/app/squids/id467904350?mt=8

October 2, 2011

Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD by Crescent Moon Games

(4.9/5) Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a 3D RPG. The graphics in Aralon are absolutely amazing. The landscape is detailed, and NPCs have details even on their facial features. The controls are pretty standard, with a virtual joystick, and two buttons for attacking and defending. The storyline is a good one, but Aralon allows you to freeroam, or explore the lands while ignoring your quests. For $4.99, Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD is not a game you want to miss. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aralon-sword-and-shadow-hd/id399045373?mt=8