Category Archives: iPad Games

Notable New iPad Apps – Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Family Guy Quest for Stuff iPad app

Fox’s hit animated comedy show ‘Family Guy’ has a brand new iPad game in the App Store – Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff.

Here’s a slice of the App Store description for the game:

After another epic battle with the giant chicken, Peter Griffin has accidentally destroyed Quahog! Play for FREE and rally your favorite FG characters (even Meg) to save the city in a hilarious new adventure from the writers of Family Guy. Or don’t, and regret it forever!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ONLY ON THE APP STORE: Play the “Fool’s Gold” quest line to help Peter realize his dream of becoming filthy rich! ONLY available for players on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices!

If the game is 10% s funny as the show then it would still make for a hilarious bit of entertainment on the iPad. I installed it this morning just to take a quick peek – and I have to say the imagery and animations are pretty impressive.

Here’s what’s not so impressive to me right off the bat – the game is free but offers (or more like nearly demands) In-App purchases that range from $1.99 all the way up to $99.99. I’m a Family Guy fan and the game looks fun after just a few minutes with it, but I just can’t stand games that are almost immediately nagging you to pay up to move through them quicker – especially when there are In-App purchases at the huge numbers that are in this game.

Here’s an App Store link for Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. I’m sure we have plenty of Family Guy fans here – what do you think of this game, and any iPad game with iPad In-App purchases at the $50 and 100 levels?

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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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5 Under $5 iPad Games, March 29-30

Beth Game of Thrones

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 at one of them, one that’s tied to a series I dearly love, and see just how much a value they are to their franchises. That’s why ‘Game of Thrones: Ascent,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Star Wars: Assault Team’ are not on my “5 Under $5” list this week. I’m taking a more in-depth look at them. Stay tuned for that review later on this week.

But now, onto this week’s “5 Under $5,” where I look at five games that came out this week … all less than $5.

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad Updated: January Transfer Window Data & More

Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPad, this year’s version of the very best football management game around, has been updated this week – to Version 5.3.

By far and away the biggest addition in this update is the January transfer window data update – which takes into account all the new signings and player movement that took place during the season’s second and final transfer window.

There’s also a lengthy list of bug fixes and tweaks / improvements to the game. Here is the full list:

Fixed scout results panel incorrectly displaying scout on an assignment
Fixed players appearing in scout results that have been signed by the user
Fix for some scout report summaries changing between viewings
Tuned transfer and regen AI
Fixed rare player profile crash when player is signed by an inactive reserve team
Added Sweeper position to some player position strings
Tweaked ability of virtual players at top clubs slightly
Tweaked player match performances slightly
Fixed instances where match analysis string in news item did not match that on the page itself
Tweaked AI manager movement
Added news item when starting game managing nation/unemployed
Added injury doubt to Player Availability page
Improved predicted line-up on Next Match page
Fixed tipping own team for relegation bug
Tweaked Coach/Scout Reports
Tweaked AI manager tactical choices
Tweaked squad status perception for players
Added ability to view opposition roles/instructions in match
Added search by Nationality and Based filters to Player Search
Made choice of cloud/local save page persist
Improved handling of custom MyClub team names in non-English languages
Fixed retention of inactive area display style in preferences
Prevented attempts to exchange players in auctions
Added option to view club tactic page by default when tapping club name
Tuned loans to non-domestic clubs
Tuned transfer AI (free transfer signings)
Tuned transfer AI (declining older players)
Tweaked how players react to sales

I’m a long-time huge fan of the Football Manager franchise – on PC and now for several years on the iPad instead of a PC. So I always appreciate these game updates, and the list for this one looks good – and like a heck of a good reason to fire up a new game this week to check it out.

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QuizUp for iPad Updated: New Topics & More

QuizUp iPad app

The excellent QuizUp real-time trivia game for iPad was updated yesterday, to Version 1.1.4.

The update brings a new home screen look, with a new sidebar for quick access to the game’s main sections, and new topics to test our knowledge on. Beer Logos is one of the fun new ones that I tried out last night.

Here’s the full change list for this update to QuizUp:

Yet again we’ve made some improvements to everyone’s favorite trivia game.
+We improved the home screen! More stuff to tap, more interesting topics to check out, and generally much better access to all the great options QuizUp has to offer!
+Bug fixes and stability improvements! Because we can’t stop, no we won’t stop.

QuizUp is easily the most fun trivia game I’ve seen for the iPad. I picked it as our iPad App of the Week a few months back and had this to say about it:

I’m a big fan of trivia games, and QuizUp is an instant big favorite for me. It’s not mildly addictive. It’s full-on crazily addictive. Just one more game and I’ll eat dinner that turns into 12 more games and 5 rematches type addictive.

Here’s an App Store link for QuizUp; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 15

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, March 8

Hey everyone! I’m getting ready to be on my first SXSW Gaming panel. It’s free and open to the public … so for more information, check out my video this week!

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5 Under $5 – iPad Games, Feb. 22

Thanks for checking out the first edition of “5 Under $5” for iPad Insight. Every week, I’ll be looking at five recent releases … all of them under $5. Be sure to tune in every Saturday!

Disclosure: These games were independently observed or purchased by the post’s author. For more information on our site’s review policies, visit the About page.

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First Screenshots of Upcoming New El Alamein iPad Wargame

El Alamein iPad game

Shenandoah Studio, makers of the excellent Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow strategic wargames for the iPad, have released the first screenshots of their upcoming new title on the battle of El Alamein.

The new game will be titled Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, and will be focused on the crucial battles fought in North Africa during World War II. It’s set for release in the Spring of 2014. Hit the break for a couple more screenshots from the game …

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Quick Look: Missile Commander for iPad


Time for some fun nostalgia with Missile Commander for iPad.  As the title suggests this is an update of 34 year old Atari game Missile Command for the touch generation.  It stays true to the simple gameplay of the original while updating the graphics and sound in a suitably retro way.
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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Updated & On Sale – Universal App, New AI Opponents & More

Drive on Moscow iPad game

Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow, the outstanding iPad strategic wargame from Shenandoah Studio, has been updated to Version 2.0 today. This is a major update for the game, starting with the app becoming universal – so it can now be played on the iPad, and iPhone, or an iPod Touch.

Here are the other two notable additions to the game in this update:

New AI Opponents – Challenge two new AI opponents featuring machine learning and Alpha-Beta pruning. These AI opponents think deeply and will provide a new experience for veteran players.

Improved Online and Sharing Features – New options let players share their victories and invite others to join them online. For online play, we’ve added a one-week timeout to all games to keep them flowing and competitive.

This is another good update for an already great iPad wargame. It’s also still on sale at just $4.99 – and now that gets you a universal app designed for iPad and iPhone.

Here’s an App Store link for Drive on Moscow.

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