Review – FlipPix Art for iPad

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FlipPix Art is a logic puzzle app that is fun for all ages.  You need to use logic to fill in squares that form an approximation of an image.  When you touch Play, you are presented with a picture with question marks representing hidden pictures that will be revealed when you solve the puzzle.

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Touch a question mark and you will get the puzzle.  There are 3 levels of play, 5×5, 10×10 and 15×15.  Let’s look at the simplest level, 5×5 first to see how it all works.

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You have a five by 5 grid with patterns for each row both vertically and horizontally.  The pattern of the second row across is 1 1 1.  That means the first, third and fifth square is on, the second and fourth square is off.  To make this move, touch the first, third and fifth squares on the second row and then touch the paintbrush at the right.  To turn off the second and fourth squares, touch them and then touch the hammer at the right.

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Review: Hitman GO for iPad

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Hitman GO is a brilliant and surprisingly charming adaptation of the Hitman concept. Hitman games have always been played from a third-person perspective, and required precise timing and thorough knowledge of your surroundings to successfully assassinate your targets. Hitman GO, on the other hand, plays more like a board game. It’s sort of like Monopoly — but instead of making a killing, you’re just killing.

This mobile version of the game removes the need for reflexes or advanced scouting; instead, it trains the player to become an efficient, route-planning eraser of people. You swipe on your character, Agent 47, to move him one space at a time, and each time you move, the enemies on the level will react in some way (by patrolling or turning around). Some levels are as simple as weaving your way around the enemy patrols until you reach the exit, while others will have you using items (rocks, sniper rifles, and trap doors) in the environment to find your way to a target and take them out.

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5 Under $5 iPad Games

Hey everyone! Beth Elderkin from iPad Insight here, checking out some interesting games for this week’s “5 Under $5.” If you want to see more about Hitman Go, fellow reviewer Thomas Wong will be doing a review soon. Be on the lookout for that!

**Note: In the review, I wrote the first game as “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” when it’s actually “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

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Review – Card Shark Collection Deluxe for iPad

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Card Shark Collection Deluxe is an app for solitaire enthusiasts.  I was a big fan of the 4 deck version of Spider Solitaire on my desktop computer.  Since an iPad is a comfortable way to play solitaire games, I began seeking a good version of Spider Solitaire.  I tried several apps and then I discovered Card Shark. This is an app with a multitude of Solitaire games including Spider Solitaire.  The first thing that impressed me is the ease of moving the cards.  It is very quick and smooth.  I was also pleased with the features and variety of solitaire games.

Card Shark Collection Deluxe has over 70 different solitaire games including the 1, 2 and 4 deck version of Spider Solitaire and 1, 2 and 4 deck versions of Spiderette which is a smaller version of Spider Solitaire that is quicker to play.  When you start Card Shark, it remembers the last place you were.  This is an opening screen of the 4 deck version of Spider Solitaire.

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Touch and drag the cards to the appropriate pile.  When there are no moves, touch the deck at the bottom to deal another row of cards.  When you start playing, you will see 2 arrows at the bottom left.

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They are the Undo and Redo buttons which will let you undo or redo your moves.  If you want to start the game over from the beginning, touch and hold the Undo button at the left.  At the bottom right is the “home” button. Touch this and you have several choices.

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New Game – This wil bring up a fresh game of the card game you were playing.

Statistics – This will show statistics for your play of the game.  They include what percentage of games you have won out of games you have started, the total time you have played that game, the average playing time, the fastest win time and number of moves, your current win streak and longest win streak and the average win time. You also have the option to reset the statistics for the game.

Rules – This is your how-to-play for the game.

Restart – Restart the current game.

Resume – Go back to where you were in the game.

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iPad Game Review – Game of Thrones: Ascent

It’s Game of Thrones time! With Season 4 right around the corner, I thought it’d be good to look at ‘Game of Thrones: Ascent,’ a computer free-to-play that came out on the iPad last week. Be sure to check in this weekend for your latest ’5 Under $5 iPad Games’ rundown.

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Football Manager 2014 for iPad: Review

When I was at school, anyone who was anyone played football. Even if you weren’t especially good at it, as long as you got stuck in, maybe with a “Toepunt Ted” pounding it up to the hogger who was actually quite good, (but never passed it) you would get a bit of kudos which as […]

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5 Under $5 iPad Games, March 29-30

Hey everybody! Beth Elderkin with iPad Insight here. Check out what I’m reviewing this week! Cue music: Dun dunn, da da da dunn, da da dunn……. But seriously, three movie/TV tie-in games came out last week. All of them feature in-app purchases, or “freemium” options. So, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look […]

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5 Under $5 iPad Games, March 22-23

Hey everybody! Beth Elderkin with iPad Insight here. I’ve been crazy busy recovering from SXSW and preparing a comedy sketch show that I’m performing this week with The White Trash Kennedies. If you’re in Austin, click here for more information. Be sure to watch the video above for my weekly hello. In the meantime, here’s your latest […]

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Review – Numolition for iPad

Numolition is a simple but addictive game. There are many levels.  Completing a number of levels will unlock challenges. How to play: When you start the game you are walked through some simple levels.  The idea is to explode groups of matching numbers.  You can explode numbers that are next to each other.  You can […]

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 1

Hi everybody! Beth Elderkin here. I’m so glad you’re checking out “5 Under $5″ … hope you’re excited about the reviews as I am! Since I’m alternating with in-depth reviews every other week, on those weeks I’ll be doing print reviews for that 5 Under $5. This week it’s Tengami, be sure to check out […]

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