Satellina is a touch screen game of skill available for download on iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here). In the game, you use your finger to run over green dots, but try to avoid yellow and red dots. Once you’ve cleared all the green dots, the yellow dots turn green and the red dots turn yellow. In this fashion, you must clear the whole screen of dots. It’s that simple! If you touch a yellow or red dot, you’ll have to start the stage over again, so be careful!
Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen The Princess Bride movie. I don’t remember too much about it. I know there were some funny lines and Andre the Giant was in it, but that’s about it. I do know it’s since become a cult hit among fans, and I guess that’s why someone just now decided to make a game out of it. The Princess Bride: The Official Game is a downloadable title for iOS devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
Aliens have invaded Las Vegas! Actually I went to Vegas for real a few years ago and I’m pretty sure aliens have been there for a while! Ha ha! Anyway, in this free-to-play iOS game (reviewed on iPad here), play as Chazz Fabulous, a clueless, idiotic Vegas stage magician who receives sarcastic tips from his hapless assistant. The only way to defeat these aliens is by…playing slots?!? Yup, but while this is your typical slot machine game, it certainly held my interest a bit more than most, so let’s see why.
Not really sure how you pronounce ‘Xrd’ or even what that means, but this is the newest in the Guilty Gear 2-D one-on-one fighter series. It’s available for PS3 and PS4, but reviewed on PS3 here. Just like other brawlers, pick your favorite anime-styled fighter and go against the computer or other players as you use fancy joystick movements and button combinations to perform outlandish moves to knock out your opponents.
ShakePop turns your iOS device into a quick reaction game, similar to Simon or Bop-It. First, you choose from a selection of characters, each with a different voice. Then you follow their commands as quickly as you can. You may have to tap the screen, swipe it, pinch it with two fingers, double or triple tap it, flip it, and more. You get a point for each command you follow correctly, and the timer goes faster after a while. If you miss a command or don’t input it before time runs out, you lose. It’s available for iOS devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
Start your New Year fitness goals off right with FitStar. It’s a free-to-play fitness app for iPad that provides workout videos and charts your progress. I reviewed the original game about a year and a half ago, and now they have a version of it with Yoga exercises and poses. Find out if it’s worth paying money to subscribe to in this review.
Once upon a time, Chili Pepper Knight set out to defeat the Death Bunny and get Princess Tomato. In this game, you start out at the final boss, defeat it, and rescue the princess. But once the credits roll, they stop and go backwards, and you have to play the whole game in reverse! While this is yet another continuously running platformer, Spoiler Alert is one of the most original games in the genre ever. And one of the few that actually held my interest all the way through. In this game, you’ll run backwards right to left, un-defeating every enemy and un-collecting every coin you come across in order to avoid time paradoxes. It’s available on iOS devices and Steam, but reviewed on iPad here.
A long time ago, an evil deity of darkness and a Goddess of light fought an epic battle, but both sides lost. Weakened with swords skewered between the two, both darkness and light fell into a deep sleep and nobody won the battle. Eons later, in the human world, the swords and weapons from that great war that missed the targets fell to the earth. These weapons are called Furies, and only a select few can wield them. These people are called Fencers. Each weapon is infused with a fairy that can help Fencers use magic and special attacks. But these fairies aren’t just little girls with wings. Some of these fairies can be critters, big burly men, and even robot mechs! These Fencers and their fairies seek out other Fury weapons, and even fight amongst themselves for them. The story in this RPG starts out with Fang, a lazy young man who just pulled out a Fury sword containing a young girl fairy whose goal is to revive the light Goddess and save the world. They’ll meet all sorts of other crazy characters along the way with their own goals and objectives. Will they be able to save the world?
Nintendo’s Art Academy games on the DS and 3DS make clever use of the stylus and touch screen to teach art and painting basics to budding artists. They’re one of the best educational games I’ve ever played. And now they’ve got another one out with kids and the young at heart in mind, especially ones who are Pokemon fans! In Pokemon Art Academy, you’ll learn drawing, coloring, and cartooning techniques as you doodle many different kinds of Pokemon from the popular game series.