Posts Tagged ‘risk’

Glacon Lite

September 27, 2008

Type: Game

Cost: Free

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

Review: This game is very ADDICTING.  The point of the game is to destroy all the enemy planets.  You start the game with one planet with 100 people on it.  Automatically your planet will reproduce(the bigger the physical planet the faster it  reproduces).  In order to win your going to need to spread your people to other planets so that you can reproduce faster.  You can also attack the other team’s planets to make their population go down or if you send a big enough army you can take over their planet.  There is a number in the bottom right corner of the screen and that allows you to choose how many people are going to be sent from your planet to the enemies.  You have to make sure you keep a good defense on your planets though or else the other team will take them over.  In this version of the game there are 10 difficulties.  On the settings screen you can adjust the sound and on the help screen they do a very good job of explaining the rules and the point of the game.

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Verdict: This game is very addicting.  I played for 30 minutes thinking it was only 5 minutes.  If you enjoy this game a lot, there is a paid version ($4.99) that has more features.  If you don’t download this your missing out.

Link: Glacon Lite

MotionX Dice

August 21, 2008

Type: Entertainment

Cost: Free

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

Review: This app is so basic yet for some could be so useful.  For all you monopoly and board game lovers, the days of rolling dice and knocking over all the pieces on the board are over.  Basically this app works by you shaking your iPhone/iPod Touch and watching the dice roll.  The longer you shake the longer they will roll.  You have settings to select the number of dice as well as the style.  If you want you can also change the background table.  You can toggle on/off the sound effects in the settings menu as well.  A neat feature I just discovered while writing this is that as you tilt your iPhone/iPod Touch, the shadows of the dice move making the app seem very realistic.

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Verdict: Very well made app, but I find most people would struggle to find repetitive use of it.

Link: MotionX Dice