Six Dimensions starts with a cute storyline about a kitty that escapes from the kennel. You must help your feline friend get through obstacles to reach the goal on the other side of the screen. To do so, you draw shapes that affect the environment. These objects can help to move the kitty along, or they can provide a bridge for the kitty to get over large pits.
Like mazes? Who doesn’t? Always trying to find your way from one point to another as fast as you can…but what if you could only see a small portion of the maze at a time? What if you have to work through the maze in a circular fashion? What if you also had to slide along a tunnel? Got your interest? Yeah…thought so. Time to dive into Groove Vortex and see if you can get out!
Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy drops you in the deep end and starts shooting at you. A world inundated, a battle for control of oil, attack jet skis, a hero with a funny name—no, Mr. Costner isn’t making any appearances here, but your character’s name is Kevin. Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy is an action strategy game set on the high seas.
It’s time to welcome back Jackson, O’Neill, Carter and Teal’c as they take on Sekhmet and her little minions. Too many more SG1 games and we’ll all be familiar with the entire pantheon of ancient Egypt. Star Gate SG-1: Unleashed Ep 1 is an action platformer with plenty of narrative. The object is to complete your mini missions and defeat the Gua’uld without getting killed – just another day at the office. In each stage you will be faced with tasks to perform, things to fetch or baddies to fight.
The title of this piece alone will raise a lot of arguments about how making employees work on a holiday is just wrong. I understand that, and I do agree employees deserve to be home with their families, stuffing their face with turkey and sitting in front the television with a football game to which they’re not really paying attention. However, I also believe Thanksgiving Day presents a huge sales opportunity for Apple.
Here are five iOS games I’ve played in the last year that would make really good gifts. Because of the free-or-nothing App Store mentality, some of the more “expensive” $1.99 and up games get ignored by iPhone and iPad gamers. This is your chance to make it clear to them that you usually get you pay for. And because any friend of yours is a friend of mine, none of these games require in-app purchases at all.
There are many unique puzzle games available for iOS devices, but there’s no harm in trying out another one such as Rube Works. Created by Electric Eggplants and Unity Games, Rube Works is based on the machines created by cartoonist, humorist and inventor, Rube Goldberg. That’s what this game is all about, actually: Goldberg’s inventions.
Tumbling Timmy is a physics based puzzle game that puts Timmy (a small grey ball, not the kid in the motorized wheelchair) inside a ring you can turn with a swipe of your finger. The object of each round is to put Timmy in contact with what looks like a soccer ball. The challenge is using the internal paddles or other obstacles to toss or bounce Timmy on a trajectory which will intersect the soccer ball.
A quick fix, a crop on the sides, and a filter for the finishing touch—that’s what you get with Analog for OS X. Analog is straightforward photo editing software with filters and borders that you can apply in a few minutes. Direct, fast, and user friendly, you don’t need to be a pro to use it.
Ring Run Circus is a puzzle game that’s sort-of like an endless runner in moving circus rings. On your unicycle, you have to avoid dangers, circus animals and fire, to name a few, while collecting stars and a key that opens up the exit. With more than 50 levels, it’s well worth the cost, especially since there are no annoying in-app purchases or ads.
I figure the iPad Air would be a logical upgrade from my old iPad 2, but given the limitations of what my hardware replacement budget will comfortably stand, being able to economize a bit would be appreciated. But would it be a false economy? I take a look at some recent Geekbench numbers for both machines (as well as iPad mini results) to find out.
You have to give Liv games some credit for reviewing their own games right in the titles. Legendary Wars, Monster Wars, and now Stellar Wars. Stellar, of course, can mean outstanding or celestial. Here, it means both. Liv’s latest for iOS is their most ambitious to date, and fans of their earlier games will find plenty to like in Stellar Wars.