In the ’90s, there were few better gifts that I could receive than a fresh brick of blank cassette tapes. These 90-minutes canvases held such potential, waiting for me to put together my themed compilations made for road trips, studying and, most importantly, as gifts for friends. But with the prevalence of CD burners, and most listeners relying on digital files, MP3 players and streaming, the craft of making a true mixtape has all but died.
Enter MiTapes, a nostalgia-inducing app. With MiTapes, users can create their own playlists that can be “played back” on a cassette — at least visually, as your iPhone screen becomes a tape deck with two spools winding away. Can this throwback novelty re-ignite your love for the original form of peer-to-peer file sharing? Find out more about it after the jump. (more…)
Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts comic strip and cartoons deal with some depressing stuff, such as loneliness, a lack of adult presence and a failure to kick footballs. But the gang sure has some fun in Snoopy Coaster. The endless runner is molded after Mad Coaster, another favorite produced by Chillingo, but naturally, Snoopy Coaster adds that Peanuts flair by putting Snoopy in the driver’s seat of the runaway train, with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Peppermint Patty filling the rows behind him.
But is this adaptation enough to define its place among the many endless runners and coaster games? Find out after the jump. (more…)
Teens seem to have mastered the practice of texting. Not only have they created their own codes and languages, they can type them out in a matter of several hundred characters a minute over thousands of messages within a given month.
TypeThis may not translate teen-speak, but it just might succeed in making players better at the technological art of texting. The skill-builder buried within this app uses points and competition to train texting accuracy, and the rate at which it’s executed. Can learning and training actually be a boredom buster, too? Find out after the jump. (more…)
Domo, the square-bodied, saw-toothed creature who was hatched from an egg, is the star of an exciting and epic adventure in Domo The Journey. He embarks on his altruistic trek upon his buddy Bear Boy’s abduction by the big bully known as Hungry Bear.
While Domo’s mission is to save his friend, can he also succeed in rescuing players of the 2D-platform game from boredom? Find out after the jump. (more…)
Let’s play pretend. Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal announces that he’s got a game coming out. Despite a few forays outside the realm of sports (remember the magic of Kazaam and hard-hitting rhymes of “Biological Didn’t Bother”?), you assume this venture will have something to do rebounds, layups and fast breaks.
Well, that’s partially true of Shaqdown, but the complementing points of the plot are closer to The Walking Dead than SportsCenter. In the game, Shaq is the Justice Bringer, thwarting mutant zombies with slams, uppercuts and laser beams.
You’re clearly confused by this intro. But you’re also interested in what the heck is going on with this game and how exactly Shaq came to be fighting the supernatural. Read on after the jump to get the gist and to find out if Shaqdown is good for more than just a few laughs. (more…)
There’s clearly an insatiable audience for radio and music apps, and Fuzz Radio is one of the latest entrants into the crowded marketplace. What makes Fuzz Radio different from other offerings is its ability for users to create their own stations using their own audio files and those uploaded by others. All that’s required is the occasional use of a computer.
Can control be the key to Fuzz Radio becoming the king of radio broadcasting apps? Find out after the jump. (more…)
If the iOS’ clock capabilities are too bland for your tastes, then you just might appreciate Radio Alarm Clock. This app is an all-in-one featuring a sleep timer, a shake-to-snooze option and has an old-timey antique display, among other features. It will also alert you that it’s time to wake up with nature sounds, radio stations or various other sounds of your choosing.
Can this flashy timepiece get you ready to take on the world in the morning? Find out more about it after the jump. (more…)
Beat-’em-up games have sort of a base appeal. While playing them, you essentially keep hitting things until there are no more things to hit. Along the way, you might integrate strategy to achieve this task faster or find ways to hit harder, but the formulas found in these games — especially when it comes to enemy attacks — keep them mindlessly simple, unrivaled fun that probably encourages violent behavior in the real world.
Several games surround their brawls with heroic stories of saving the day and rescuing enslaved denizens of fictional cities. Not Beatdown. The premise in this punch-packing bout is all about revenge. If you’re ready to take out some aggression, Beatdown might just be the game for you. Find out why after the jump.