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Ski Safari (iOS) Review and Hints

Ski SafariIt seems that I was late to the party with this one. Back in the Spring of 2012, Defiant Development launched Ski Safari. It’s a cute and fun skiing game. In a seemingly never-ending sea of iOS apps and games, it’s hard to stand out in the endless runner genre. I thought I pretty much had my fill with Tiny Wings and Agent Dash. But with Ski Safari, I was playing on my iPhone 4 like it was brand new.

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War Pinball Review

War Pinball ThumbnailWar Pinball is a game that I ignored for a while. I used to play 3D Pinball – Space Cadet on Microsoft Windows, but I didn’t have an equivalent game on Mac or iOS. I knew about Gameprom’s War Pinball, but it didn’t interest me. With all the bad press surrounding Charlie Sheen, I wasn’t in the mood to play a game based on Platoon or Navy Seals. But since Chuck Norris also has his own table in this app, I decided to give it a try.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Review (iOS version 2.0 – 2013)

Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen - Thumbnail ImageIt doesn’t feel like it to me, but Sonic The Hedgehog is over two decades old. And in the early 90′s, it would have been inconceivable for me to imagine such an incredible – and portable – port. The 2013 iOS version of Sonic The Hedgehog is better than the original. It’s been a while since I’ve played an iOS game until the “Low Battery” warning appeared. The difference here is that I fully recharged the phone and played until the warning appeared again.

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Nintendo 3DS — A Surprising Disappointment

Nintendo 3DS - Thumbnail ImageNintendo World is one of my favorite places in New York City. I was in the neighborhood today, so I thought I’d checkout the new Nintendo 3DS. It’s the latest portable gaming system from Nintendo. The main feature is that it has three-dimensional effects, but without the need for special glasses. This is not something that can be photographed or recorded by conventional means. I had to see the device with my own eyes. After having done so, I’m surprisingly disappointed. The 3DS just wasn’t that impressive to me.

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Fruit Ninja Review

Fruit Ninja ThumbnailFruit Ninja is one of the most popular iOS apps, but there was something a little odd about this game. Why do ninjas hate fruit? That’s basically the entire premise of the game’s lore. You play as a ninja that slices fruit in half — in a seemingly violent fashion. If you’re looking for a rich plot, filled with detailed character development, this game will not satisfy your search. You can play through the entire game without ever seeing a ninja. Perhaps this is a video game about the best ninja ever.

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