Author Archives: Brian Johnson


If there's one genre I enjoy the most on my iPad or iPhone, it's puzzle games. Developer Reality Twist brings us an interesting puzzle game called DaWindci [99¢/HD] that has a fresh feel and great atmosphere, and although it was released a couple of months ago I've been enjoying it a lot as of late. In DaWindci you peacefully guide a hot air balloon through the skies and mountaintops using simple swiping gestures, navigating terrain and solving various puzzles. The game provides a very zen-like experience with a soothing acoustic guitar track and calming ambient wind noises. It's almost impossible to not want to just sit back and explore the different levels as you float about...

Candy Train [Free] is one of PopCap's old and forgotten titles that originally appeared as a Flash game back in 2003. It's since been resurrected as free universal app through their new game development division 4th and Battery. ..

It's always surprised me when considering both how many games there are on the App Store combined with just how well the iPhone's tilt controls lend itself to the genre that we haven't seen more combat-oriented flight sims. While we had fun with both Ace Combat Xi and F.A.S.T., it has been nearly 2 years since their respective releases, and it is more than time for something new. Z2Live Games has decided to capitalize both on the recent lack of awesome combat-centric flight sims and how popular freemium gaming has been lately with MetalStorm: Online [Free]...

Over the years there have been tons of sports games released on the App Store, and as time goes on, each release seems to get better and better as developers refine their offerings. First Touch Soccer [99¢] follows this trend beautifully, with some great AI, awesome graphics, fantastic controls, and even online multiplayer. Released by X2 Games, First Touch Soccer is a continuation of the X2 Soccer series released in 2009 and 2010, which we had a great time with in previous years...

Recently I embarked on a quest to see if there was a way I could stream my PC games to my iPad using the various remote desktop apps available on the App Store. Initially, this resulted in countless hours (and dollars) wasted, only to be disappointed time and time again. Some apps had no audio, others were nowhere near responsive enough, and some of them just flat out didn't work-- Then came Splashtop Remote Desktop [99¢ / Lite / HD]...

Ever dream of managing your own baseball team? How about wishing you could run out on the field and yank that lousy pitcher off the mound yourself? Out of the Park Baseball 2011 [$4.99] has finally come to iOS devices, and satiates both those desires and more. Developed by Out of the Park Developments, iOOTP is a text-based baseball management sim originally released for the PC back in 1999. Despite shockingly low user ratings, the 2007 version of OOTP Baseball actually holds the title of 2nd highest rated PC game of all time by Metacritic. The reason? This is the baseball management franchise to own...

They say the best things in life are free, and that's especially true if you enjoy comic books and you've also downloaded the latest offering from Squeenix. Imaginary Range [Free] is a graphic novel/game published by Square Enix, and developed by H.A.N.D., known for Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tales on the Nintendo DS...

When released back in 2009, the original Zenonia was one of the first full fledged action RPG's on the App Store. Gamevil received heaps of praise for both the first and second installment in the series, and Zenonia 3: The Midgard Story [$4.99] seems to live up to the ever-increasing quality iOS gamers come to expect from their sequels...

Lately we've been seeing some great puzzle games hit the App Store, and Burn it All [99¢] is no exception. Published by Bulkypix and released as a universal app, Burn it All greatly expands on the rope burning formula of Burn the Rope [$1.99 / Lite / HD] with a great new mechanic for actually lighting the ropes themselves that makes the game play totally different even though they may look similar in screenshots...

If you've never heard of The Impossible Game [99¢ / Free]] go ahead and take a minute to clear your schedule because your going to need some free time. Released just over a year ago on the App Store, The Impossible Game is a port of the highly popular Xbox Live Indie game under the same name. While it's a platformer by nature, there's one major difference about The Impossible Game that really makes stand out from the rest: As the title might suggest, this game is hard...