Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans.

Review: Lamp of Aladdin

Lamp of Aladdin for iPad is a match-3 game that wants to be a platformer. Instead of matching three colors to score points or clear the board, you’re trying to clear a path for a tiny version of the game’s title character. It’s a clever twist on the match-3 formula, that unfortunately falls short of its…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Review: WordGenius

Just about anybody who’s played games on Facebook has at least tried out Scramble. It’s a 4×4 or 5×5 block of letters where you connect consecutive letters to form words. The more words you find, the better your score. It’s a simple but surprisingly addictive little word puzzler. Catnip Media brings the fun of Scramble…

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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…

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Review: Ultimate Alphabet

Ultimate Alphabet is one of the best unknown gems for the iPad. The name sounds like a set of flashcards for your toddler, but the game is anything but. It’s more like an interactive Renaissance painting. The screenshot you see above represents the main game board, where there are 362 objects that start with the…

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Review: Doodle Find

From KlickTock, makers of another favorite of mine, Little Things, comes this clever little no-nonsense title that’s a perfect puzzler to scratch that search-and-find itch: Doodle Find for iPad. The object of the game is as simple as they come. You’re presented with a grid of hand-drawn everyday objects, like scissors, dice, pencils, and trees. The game…

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