Review: Shady Puzzles HD

Review: Shady Puzzles HD
Deductive reasoning is the name of the game when it comes to Shady Puzzles HD, a new release from ambdaMu Games. It mixes hand-drawn grids and graphics with mathematics to stretch your brain and tingle that grey matter. It’s also surprisingly fun. Read more…

Review: Elevens HD

Review: Elevens HD
Simple yet addictive, Elevens HD is a card game you’ll get lost in for hours on end. Created by Sector3 Games, this $2 download has you searching your deck for cards that add up to eleven. At least two cars are required, but if you can use more than two, you’ll get bonus points. The Read more…

Review: Midnight Mysteries 2: Salem Witch Trials

Review: Midnight Mysteries 2: Salem Witch Trials
If you’re looking for some adventurous fun, you’ll have a hard time finding a better adventure game than Midnight Mysteries 2: Salem Witch Trials for iPad. Experience with the first Midnight Mysteries game — which dealt with a conspiracy surrounding Edgar Allen Poe —  is not at all necessary. In all honesty, I don’t think Read more…

Review: Little Things

Review: Little Things
One of my favorite discoveries on the iPad is this fabulous little game from KlickTock that takes advantage of the iPad’s generous screen size in ways that would never work on the iPhone. Little Things, as the name implies, has you searching through collages of hundreds of cartoony objects for specific items. The faster you find Read more…

Review: NHL 2K11

Review: NHL 2K11
How do you port something with complex controls like a sports title to a small, touchscreen device. That was the dilemma faced by developers at 2k Sports, but they more than succeeded with NHL 2K11 for iPhone and iPod Touch, thanks to a smart, intuitive interface and gameplay that keeps a firm hold on the Read more…

Review: Say What You See

Review: Say What You See
A good game doesn’t have to be a terribly deep one. Take for example, Big Ideas Corporation’s Say What You See, a simple little puzzler app that’s so addictive, it’ll keep you up at night, trying for hours on end to figure it out. Read more…

Review: The Crystals of Atlantis

Review: The Crystals of Atlantis
It would be easy to write off The Crystals of Atlantis as “another Bejeweled clone for iPhone,” but it actually reminds me of another crystal-matching game I got from Xbox Live Arcade, called Treasure Quest. You’re still out to match three crystals of the same color in a row — horizontally or vertically — but Read more…

Review: New York Times Crosswords

Review: New York Times Crosswords
The New York Times Crosswords app is exactly what it sounds like: an app allowing you to do the Times‘ crossword puzzles on your iPad. For a subscription fee, the daily crosswords from the newspaper will be sent to your iPad, though the app itself is free, and it comes bundled with thirty free puzzles, Read more…

Review: Babo Crash

Review: Babo Crash
Bejeweled has always been an insanely addictive little puzzler. Available in lots of different formats, it’s played by hundreds of thousands of players on consoles, computers, and even an uber-popular version on Facebook. Sadly, there’s no Bejeweled available for iPad, but game studio PlayBrains has remedied that with its original title, Babo Crash. Though not Read more…

Review: Crazy Snowboard

Review: Crazy Snowboard
The best thing Crazy Snowboard for iPad has going for it is how easy it is to play. You can literally pick it up and start playing in less than a minute, because the controls are super intuitive. The basic scheme couldn’t be simpler: just tilt your iPad to steer the avatar down the slopes, Read more…