A TV show is obligated to do something unique for its season finale, but a tower of iPads is not necessarily what that obligation entitles. CBS’ police drama The Mentalist stuck such a tower into a character’s room. Rather than an unexpected headline-grabber (wait, are we geeks really this desperate
After whining subtly complaining about not getting the sneak peek at Reeder for the iPad, we managed to score a beta preview last week from developer, Silvio Rizzi. After five minutes, I was hooked. Reeder for the iPhone [App Store, $2.99] is my favorite pocket reader and, without a doubt, Reeder is the best news reader for the iPad. The developer claims this to be a beta, but this app feels more complete than some version 2 apps I've tested.
Bytemark games announced on Monday that the official Dawn of the Dead game will be released on the 19th for $2.99 and we got a chance to play with it!
The game is a top-down shooter that follows several of the major plot points from the movie — the remake, that is. Playing as either the cop, the nurse, or the salesman, you goal is to defend yourself against groups of flesh-eating zombies with guns and other blunt objects you find lying around. Unfortunately the story mode is quite short and it can probably be finished in 20 minutes. However, the game also includes a challenge mode with 12 challenges ranging from easy to hard.
Makeshift Games, the guys behind Chuck the Ball and Ms. Chuck the Ball [App Store], is preparing to release their latest title, a multiplayer drawing game called Depict. The game closely mimics the basic idea behind Pictionary, but what makes it cool is that it uses OpenFeint to let you play with others around the world.
The object of the game is to guess what's being drawn before somebody else does. Guess wrong and you lose. You're also called upon to draw something that others playing will guess. If others guess correctly from your picture, they get points and so do you.
8 Track Mind is an innovative musical puzzle game where the goal is to reproduce the original music by engaging specific music samples. When you start, a track is played for you to remember. After the music has been played, you have a limited amount of time to reproduce each part by tapping on the sample pads. The great part is that you're not penalized for hitting the wrong pads, so you can listen to each one to figure out which fits with the original.
Our friends at Chillingo announced back in 2008 that Toki Tori would be coming to the iPhone and we finally got our hands on a copy to try out! Originally a Gameboy Color game, it's been ported to many Nintendo consoles and will be available soon for the iPhone. What caught our eye with Toki Tori was the graphics. Gameplay is incredibly smooth for the given graphics quality and the game and controls are easy to grasp. The game revolves around Toki Tori, a newly born chicken who's on a quest to save his unborn siblings. At each level, he uses various tools to retrieve the eggs which are periodically introduced throughout the game. Two notable items: a freeze gun and a teleporter. NICE. Not only is this game fun to play, it's totally adorable. Check out the video below!
The long anticipated Tap Tap Revenge 2 was released today and it's positively crammed with exciting new stuff. A few weeks ago iPhone Alley got a sneak peek from an unnamed beta tester and we were completely blown away. From the graphics to the music to the incredibly improved gameplay, TTR 2 has outdone the original in every possible way.
Since its release Ambiance has received lots of critical acclaim and has even appeared on Apple's iPhone page as one of the best "relaxation" apps available. In the midst of its success however, Matt Coneybeare (Ambiance's developer) has continued to innovate and
will soon release has just released Ambiance 2.0 [App Store]. The new version is completely redesigned and features a sound "store" with over 200 sounds where users can browse and download new sounds for free.
Sifting through our mountain of new iPhone applications, we found something really cool today. Yesterday the folks at smashart released AirPhones [App Store], a unique app that turns your iPhone into a wireless sound device for your computer. The app itself is fairly straight forward; open it up and sound starts streaming over. A companion app running on your Mac or PC shows up as a sound device which then sends your audio over WiFi to the AirPhones iPhone app.
Never failing to impress us, the folks at Tapulous have once again released a special edition of Tap Tap Revenge—this time with Weezer. The newest addition to the Tap Tap Revenge line—Christmas With Weezer—comes with six exclusive Christmas carols from the band.