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Triblaster is a blast from the past, reviewed

BulkyPix takes another trip down memory lane with the shooting gallery game Triblaster. For those who spent some time in the arcades back in the day, Triblaster is an obvious homage to the Atari classic Tempest. Not only are the looks reminiscent of the the original’s vector graphics, but the sounds are straight out of the ’80s. The obvious exception to the throwback design are the really cool looking interstellar background images.

Review: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Welcome to the shiny new Mac edition of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Yes, now the Mac crowd can play the newly reimagined version of this old ’90s chestnut. The premise is still the same—the wicked witch (Mizrabel) has captured Minnie and plans to drain her youth. Your job as Mickey is, of course, to rescue Minnie, so you better start running.

We survived Hellraid: The Escape – can you?

Welcome to the sorcerer’s dungeons here at Camp Hellraid, everyone. We have some really fun activities planned for you, like the balancing beam (but don’t fall in the pit or you die), light bouncing on mirrors (but don’t step in the beam or you die) and plenty of other fun games (which might kill you). Are we ready to have fun with Hellraid: The Escape now?

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Review: Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Docking Station

The nice folks at Henge Docks have plenty of interesting bits of docking hardware; this particular one is a vertical docking station for your MacBook Pro. They have 13”, 15” and 17” models available, as well as vertical docks of the same style available for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro Retina. The unit is made from a durable alloy with a finish to match the brushed aluminum look of your laptop.

Appidemic: Simple Ball for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

All that playground training is about to pay off. Bounce the ball, roll the ball, speed the ball up, invert gravity for the ball; the usual, in Simple Ball, a stripped down puzzle game for iOS in which you need to get the ball to touch the target (a yellow dot).

Review: Tales From the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair

Mina’s back and ready to take on Strix once more—even in his own lair. Tales From the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair takes you through village and mountain to find Strix’s lair so you can take another try at ending the wrinkly old menace.

Appidemic: Netwars interactive graphic novel for iOS

If you like to hack computer systems but don’t like the prison time, we may have just the job for you. The government would like you to help improve their security. Not only will they not jail you, they will pay you to do it. Learn all about it (and more) in the interactive graphic novel Netwars for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Review: Hitman Go gives iOS assassins a turn

Hitman Go from Square Enix is a board game for your mobile device (yippee – no pieces to lose). Your goal is to get to your assigned target—whether a mark or an exit point—without being spotted and taken out by the guards. The game is turn-based and plays a bit like chess: plan a move or a series of moves to advance your piece while avoiding capture.

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Review: Godfire: Rise of Prometheus for iOS

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is a mobile device game which plays and looks more like a full-on console game. It’s basically all fighting, and there is some blood flying around, so it may not be the best option for the really young ones. Your mission is to recover the Spark and give the gift of Godfire to mankind. It won’t be easy; you have plenty of baddies to battle, and they are playing for keeps.

Review: Kenu Highline iPhone leash case

If you like to live on the edge but you don’t want your iPhone falling off that edge, take it bungee jumping instead. Not you, just your phone. The Kenu Highline is a pair of devices designed to work together to secure your iPhone to your person so an accidental drop doesn’t become an accidental “Dang, I just dented/scratched/broke/lost my iPhone!” I know, you’re all saying “dang” is a bit harsh, but busted iPhones aren’t meant to be family friendly.

Review: Sparkbeats case for iPhone 5/5s

For those who like to accessorize, we present to you Sparkbeats. Not only do you get an interesting iPhone 5/5s case, you get an app to make it light up. When in position, the case refracts the light of your iPhone’s LED down the length of the plate. The translucent design on the back of the case lets you see the light over the length of the design, creating a Tron-like effect.

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Review: Airframe portable car mount for smartphones

The Airframe portable car mount is a minimal piece of hardware, but it functions just fine. The two main parts are a clamping arm to hold onto your smartphone and an attachment point on the back. It’s small and simple, but it uses good materials and feels like a piece of quality construction.