App Review: Good Puppy Dig

good puppy digFor some reason, dogs have a bizarre fascination with bones, and will go to any length to dig them up. Good Puppy Dig is an iOS game that introduces us to Roger, a dog who will stop at nothing to dig up as many delicious bones as he can, and of course, it's up to you and your dextrous fast reactions to help him.

The idea of this game couldn't be simpler; tap left and right to guide the puppy in either direction as he digs deeper in search of bones while avoiding 'hypnotic' crystals that block your way. The deeper you dig, and the more bones you collect, the closer you get to unlocking additional scenarios.

good puppy digScenarios include 'Snow Dig', 'Puppy Dive', 'Night Dig' and 'Lucky Roger', each of which gives Roger a new look, and adds some extra variety to the gameplay as a reward. You can use your skill to unlock these extras, or pay $0.99 to unlock everything and remove the ads in one go.

Good Puppy Dig has a distinctive look, with vibrant colors and cute cartoon-style graphics that work pretty well on the iPhone, and the game as a whole is well presented, and although it's kind of minimalist, this keeps the focus on the only thing that matters for games of this type - gameplay, and it's the gameplay that really shines through here; it's both compulsive and challenging, without ever getting too frustrating.

The ease at which you can pick up this app and keep playing for hours means you'll wonder where all the time has gone, but you'll still find it hard to put down. The 'just one more go' factor is ever-present as you try once again to beat your best score.

Good Puppy Dig is a fun time-killer with some excellent presentation, and once you start digging, you won't be able to stop.

Platform: iOS
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/1017/good-puppy-dig
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id919177362

App Review: Extreme Zombie Road Rage

zrr80What could be more fun than getting behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles and mowing down an endless horde of zombies? How about performing extreme stunts and jumps while you do it? Extreme Zombie Road Rage is an iOS game that lets you take out your road rage with style as you flip through the air and plough into the undead.

zrr0Zombies are kind of dumb, and while ambling around in search of delicious brains, they have a tendency to walk into oncoming traffic. This is a game in which road safety does not apply, using the tilt controls on your device to slam into as many putrid pedestrians as possible.

There are over 20 vehicles to choose from, including cars, trucks and tractors, and there's something quite satisfying about splattering the undead with an airborne hotdog van. Scoring is based on stunts you perform, as well as distance traveled and of course, number of kills. The controls are responsive and easy to learn, but you'll need considerable skill to score highly in this game.

zrr1Graphically, everything is nicely presented with cartoon-style zombies and plenty of variety in the vehicles. The interface itself is easy to navigate on the small screen allowing you to jump right into the action, and the audio is equally good, with a custom made soundtrack that fits the game well.

Killing zombies has never been so fun, and if you want to take out your road rage, this game is definitely worth a download.

Platform: iOS
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/992/extreme-zombie-road-rage
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=909251725&mt=8

App Review: TouchFish

touchfishIf you like the idea of keeping fish, but you don't feel like cleaning the tank all the time, it might interest you to know that virtual fish are much easier to take care of; and with TouchFish™ for for your iOS device, they're a lot more fun to interact with too.

TouchFish lets you create your own virtual aquarium and fill it with decorative items including a variety of marine plants, objects and of course, fish. You can drag and place objects using a really simple multi-touch interface to build the perfect environment for your fishy friend and the possibilities are almost endless.

touchfishYou can raise and nurture over 50 different varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish, feed them, play with them, or even sell them. Once your fish is swimming around in its newly furnished tank, you can interact with it in all the ways you would expect from a virtual pet, including the ability to pet and stroke it using the touch-screen.

touchfishThe interaction doesn't end there - you can also play a variety of mini-games using the in-game currency, 'Plays', and as the name suggests, 1 'play' lets you play 1 game. These mini-games are well thought out and add some depth (pun intended) to the app.

What should be immediately obvious, is that the graphics and presentation are nothing short of spectacular, with some stunning backgrounds and animated fish that respond to you with real character, this is an app that oozes quality and offers a great deal of variety to keep your eyes entertained while your finger is busy.

TouchFish is one of those apps that will appeal to users of all ages, and there is a wealth of things to do that will occupy you for many hours. Go grab it!

Platform: iOS
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/997/touchfish
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchfish/id680013428?ls=1&mt=8

App Review: Adrian Ant and The Sugar Factory

adrian antEating too much sugar can be bad for you, but it's also bad for ants, and when Adrian the Ant finds himself in a sugar factory, you'd expect him to spend his time eating sticky buns - but not this ant. Adrian is on a mission to collect coins so he can take part in an auction to raise awareness for sugar addiction. Yep, that's the storyline.

adrian antAdrian Ant and The Sugar Factory is an endless runner for iOS and Android that involves tapping the screen to help our pinchy protagonist jump around on platforms while avoiding gaps and sour nasties like lemons and poison, with a goal to collect as many coins as possible.

The game features some nicely drawn cartoon style graphics with highly detailed and colorful backgrounds, although this can make it harder to see approaching hazards in the foreground leading to some unexpected deaths, but part of the challenge of this game is having a keen eye and fast reactions.

antshot1Longer taps of the screen will make your ant jump higher, so judging the height and distance of the next platform as well as the actual timing of your jumps takes considerable skill to master. Luckily, there are plenty of power-ups to help you, which you can buy with coins you collect throughout the level.

There's a global leaderboard to share your score and see how you compare with other players around the world, which adds a competitive element, giving you another reason to keep coming back for another play.

Adrian Ant is a nicely presented game that's easy to pick up and play, and as addictive as chocolate cake, but getting a decent score is no picnic, so even seasoned fans of the genre will find plenty of challenge here.

Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/996/adrian-the-ant-the-sugar-factory
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adrian-ant-sugar-factory/id929447625?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.captainspinksgames.adrianantthesugarfactory

App Review: College Match

college matchWhether you're aiming for the prestige of the Ivy League, or your aspirations are little more humble, choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you can make; and thanks to College Match, you can now make an informed decision based on several criteria tailored to suit your individual needs.

Deciding on something as important as your education doesn't have to be difficult when you have an app that not only walks you through the process, but actually makes it fun. College Match for iOS lives up to this promise by matching you with schools that you're likely to get into, and perhaps more importantly, those most suitable to your own interests and requirements.

college matchBy answering a few questions about yourself, this app presents you with several college profiles, which you can swipe through depending on your personal preferences, to arrive at a selection of colleges that meet your needs. You'll be presented with each school's Instragram, demographic data about the student body, photos of the grounds and facilities, and even information about weather and financial aid to help you make the right decision in the palm of your hand.

You can use this information to manage a school list, which presents your matches with 'Match Points', giving a good indication about which colleges to apply to. This is a service which empowers students to select the right path for their education, taking the guesswork out of the application process, and it works really well.

college matchThe interface is slick and intuitive, and information about each college is concise and well presented, and because the results are tailored to you as an individual student, it can actually make you more confident about your final decision.

If you're at the stage where you're considering your future, College Match is an essential part of your decision-making toolkit, and an app that's both thoughtfully designed and easy to recommend. The world really is your oyster if you have access to the right information. Go try it.

Platform: iOS
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/995/college-match
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/college-match/id922515855?mt=8