As Maverick said to Goose, or Goose said to Maverick, or some other dude with a goofy nickname said to some other … I feel the need, the need for speed. I spent $14.99 over the weekend on the new Need for Speed Shift for iPad.
I’m usually not much of a ‘gamer’ at all – on any platform – but I do have a little weakness for racing games. I already have RealRacing HD on the iPad, and like it. But … Need for Speed Shift is a whole different story. It is the most fun I’ve had with any racing game, and the most intense experience I’ve had on the iPad yet.
Custom Hangman is an iPhone / iPad app that gives you the classic Hangman game but with a couple of nice new twists. It’s a universal binary – one app that includes versions compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Though it’s compatible it is not a full iPad version (it will only show up under iPhone apps in an iTunes search) – so you can either choose to run it at its standard size, which will show up small and centered on the iPad screen, or scaled up in 2X mode.
Crosswords brings you a great, and continuously updated, selection of crossword puzzles to solve on your iPad. It’s actually a ‘universal’ app – meaning that a single version of it supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
I’ve tried out Crosswords on the iPhone a long while back and it was a solid game – but I was hoping for more on the iPad, for something closer to the feeling of doing a crossword in an actual newspaper.
Yup, i have to admit it – I am now well and truly hooked on the We Rule game on the iPad.
This is not the type of game I normally like at all. My daughter persuaded me to try it out, and coached me on how to play and get through the first few levels. She plays on her Touch and my wife is playing as well on her iPhone – and it’s all getting quite competitive and obsessive now.