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Review: Grey’s Anatomy the Video Game (Wii, PC, DS), Ubisoft

Posted by Appgamr on July 13, 2009

Seattle Grace's finest listening to the Chief.

Seattle Grace's finest listening to the Chief.

Grey’s Anatomy the Video Game is a dream come true for anyone who has uttered the words “McDreamy” and “McSteamy.”  Re-live the first four seasons of Grey’s Anatomy as one of the Seattle Grace surgeon interns, counseling love-lorn Meredith, ogling Sloane and dissing Calli for shacking up with George.

Available on the Wii, PC, and Nintendo DS.

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Opinion: Myst ($5.99): The Granddaddy …

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

Myst mist.

Myst mist.

Opinion: Myst ($5.99): The Granddaddy of the immersive fantasy world and first-person video game story telling, Myst has been ported in near entirety to the iPhone. Myst fans and app store games fans cannot not download Myst and have it in the app store games collection. It is a well-loved, well-executed classic. And it is on the App Store now.

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Review: Rolando (Free, $5.99): ngmoco:), Hand Circus

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

++  Rolando is the gold standard for cute, addictive, all-ages fun with the iPhone/iPod.  Use motion control (in apps-speak, the acceleromator) and your finger to help the little happy-faced balls  through little maze-like tunnels and puzzles.  Fun and easy to learn.  The music seems to be classy, jazzy saxophone, flutes, and cymbals at a nice medium beat.  Graphics are cute, appealing to kids of all ages, dancing on the screen yet easy on the eyes and nerves.

http://rolando2.ngmoco.com/

Easy and pleasant to be addicted to, Rolando is a must have for every iPhone/iPod owner as it is an all-ages, many uses, crowd-pleaser and example of what an iPhone/iPod app can and should do.  Look for Rolando 2, Quest for the Golden Orchid, in Summer 2009.  Rolando 2 will be connected with Plus+, ngmoco’s social network and in-game payments system.  Two thumbs up.

On June 29, when ngmoco proposed to remove Rolando from the App Store to prepare for the upcoming Rolando 2 launch, users threw tantrums, and ngmoco quickly reversed its policy, keeping Rolando available at the App Store.

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Review: Streetball (Free, $1.99): Battery Acid Games

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

Shoots and scores!

Shoots and scores!

+  Want to experiment with the new breed of sports games or b-ball games on iPhone/iPod Touch?  It’s hard to imagine a more fun and better value than Battery Acid’s Street Ball, a nice-looking basketball sim designed for one person to feed his or her basketball craving on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Easy to use touch screen controls allow you dribble, throw the ball, or charge down the court.  In future versions, I imagine they will make better use of motion control or multiplayer features.

It’s a nice, attractive entry into iPhone/iPod basketball.  I look forward to playing other Battery Acid Games.  They seem to care about user experience, game production values, usability, value.  Thumbs up.

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Review: Sally's Spa (Free, $0.99): Games Cafe

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

Sally is a spa mogul.

Sally is a spa mogul.

++  Love Diner Dash? Can’t live without weekly mani-pedis? Harbor an inner Martha Stewart-type entrepreneurial spirit? Then Sally’s Spa, which comes in Free Lite and $0.99 (discounted today from $4.99) Full Editions, is for you.

In less than 7 days, Sally’s Spa from Games Cafe has pushed The Sims from the #1 spot in the Apps store. It’s garnered almost five stars from 1,562 user reviewers at the time of this review.

This reviewer loved the soothing music, diverse game play, and accessible time-based puzzles. You (the cartoon you, that is) are taught how to run a day spa by giving sauna, facial, massage, and other beauty treatments. You also act as the cashier, taking customers’ money for treatments and for treats like tea, shampoo, conditioner, lotions.

Normally, I hate Diner Dash and other time-management games because they get tedious and the time games start to stress me out. Sally’s Spa is simple without being tedious, refreshing, a concept unlike anything else (there are lots of restaurant games but this is the only day spa game I know of), fun without being stressful. Two big thumbs up.

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Review: StickWars (Free, $0.99): JohnEHartzog

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

Charge!

Charge!

++  Want a free or $0.99 game you are guaranteed to love and fall back to every time you have five minutes to spare? StickWars is for you.

The game is simple: you flick your finger fast and furious to defend your Great Wall against stick warriors who charge, sometimes with horses and weapons, in martial music against your finger flicks. You kill the stick warriors making them fly in the air and get pummeled to the ground. Though this sounds gory and they make satisfying death groans, it’s not gory and is OK, in my opinion, it is appropriate for all ages, generally tweens and adults.

It’s easy to advance in this game, and John the developer gives several skill levels, so you can find the level that makes sense for you.

Love this game. Easy to learn, satisfying on a primal level. Two big thumbs up.

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Review: Cooking Mama (Free, $0.99): Taito, Majesco

Posted by Appgamr on June 17, 2009

Mama cooks!

Mama cooks!

++  Watch the Food Channel? Read cookbooks? Think Racheal Ray is a genius, or at least helpful and interesting to you? Cooking Mama is for you.

At Free Lite and $0.99 Full Editions, Mama will teach you how to cook in a fun, low-pressure style.

You simulate chopping onions, melting butter, stirring mixes, all with broad flicks of your finger. Cooking Mama makes it easy and fun for you to learn how to cook various recipes, including hamburger casserole in the Lite Edition.

Fun for everyone and useful too. Cooking Mama is cooking sims, and it rocks, er, it cooks!  Two big thumbs up.

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