If you ever, like me, hear a song and just can’t place it, then this may well be the perfect app for you. It’s easy to use and will stop you going over and over that song you heard in that shop you went into but just couldn’t quite remember the name of… Read on to see why, in brief, Shazam is a must-have for any iPhone user… Read the rest of this entry ?
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Another easy but addictive iPhone game for you – Drop 7 bills itself as sudoku meets tetris, so as a fan of both, I figured this was the game for me. I have since spent many hours placing these little discs in what seems like the best place, and can certainly testify to the fact that, for addiction value at least, it’s been worth the money. Read the rest of this entry ?
In a flurry of productivity here’s another potentially good buy for you this evening… I was mistakenly guided here thinking this was an RPG, and hunting for something with dragons given my recent love affair with Dragon Age: Origins (review of the DLCs coming soon… ish…) and was, if I’m honest, disappointed on both counts, but fortunately I was pleasantly surprised with the reality of the game, so read on to see if it could be the pleasant surprise you’re hunting for too… Read the rest of this entry ?
This was actually introduced to me by one of the kids at school who came rushing over for help with one of the quizzes before his time ran out, and from that point on I was hooked. It has since entertained me on trans-Atlantic flights and entertained my entire family on long drives up and down the length of the UK, yes, people, Sporcle truly is fun for all the family.
This has been monopolising a lot of my time of late thanks to a recommendation from a friend. It’s a strategy game for the iPhone which has been, I believe, ported from the DS. I’ve not played the DS version, so won’t be drawing any comparisons, in fact I won’t be saying a great deal except that it’s a lot of fun and you will find yourself spending hours trying to conquer the known world. If you’re anything like me then you won’t be able to leave it alone until you’ve conquered the capital of whichever civilisation you’re attacking at that point. As far as iPhone apps go, strategy games have been somewhat lacking, but this one stands out from the few there are. You essentially have to build cities and armies and try to take over the world. You can play as any one of 16 famous world leaders from Catherine the Great to Abraham Lincoln to Gandhi to Montezuma and who you choose affects the abilities, or perhaps priorities would be a better word, of your civilisation. I say priorities rather than abilities as they effects are only very minor. There are about 5 levels from Chieftain up to Deity. I’ve only played on Chieftain and Warlord, and to be honest, Warlord is still proving ti be enough of a challenge. I’m hoping to make it right up to Deity at some point, but I need to work on my strategies first!
Although this was reduced for a day, I am ashamed to say I missed it and had to pay the full retail price of $4.99, however, it’s well worth the money, as Hooty McBoob has said “I personally think that at £2.99 Civilization Revolution for iPhone was an incredible bargain and at the higher price tag of £5.99 its still pure value for money.” (You’ll have to excuse the UK pricings ) and I have to agree with him. I’m not one for spending a lot on iPhone games to be honest, I prefer to snap them up at bargain prices, but in this case I have no regrets. You can check out the rest of his article here, and unless you think we’re both talking bollocks, I’d suggest your next stop is the app store…