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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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iPhone Review Roundup
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld's Game Room has posted five new iPhone game reviews. The articles cover Ambrosia's Mondo Solitaire, Freeverse's Wingnuts Moto Racer, Tapulous' Tap Tap Revenge, Sega's Super Monkey Ball, and Pangea's Enigmo.

From the Mondo Solitaire Review (3.5 out of 5 mice):

The cards are easy to read, and Ambrosia lets you customize the card backs and background themes. Holding your finger down for a moment will magnify the cards if you need to see them better, and most operations can be managed using a single touch—touch the card and it’ll go where it’s supposed to.
From the Wingnuts Moto Racer Review (4 out of 5 mice):
You’re playing against the clock, using a “gas” button on-screen to accelerate as you bank your bike to the left and right by tilting the iPhone. Occasionally you’ll need to dodge a slow car or punch out a rival biker gang member who will try to unseat you—when the other bikers get close, a Punch button appears on screen that lets you take a swing. (But you have to take your thumb off the gas to do this—an awkward and non-intuitive control.)
From the Tap Tap Revenge Review (4 out of 5 mice):
The goal in Tap Tap Revenge is to tap at the bottom of the screen in time with bubbles that descend from three colored beams of light that snap and crackle with energy. The more bubbles you can pop in time, the higher your score. You’ll also get points for shaking the iPhone or iPod touch left and right or up and down in time with arrows that descend down those light beams.
From the Super Monkey Ball Review (3.5 out of 5 mice):
Super Monkey Ball is a 3-D racing game featuring monkeys inside transparent balls that race on suspended tracks. This makes getting around a bit of a challenge—go too fast in one direction and you can send your monkey sailing off the edge and into the abyss (accompanied by a sad wail on its way down).
You tip the iPhone left, right, up, and down to make your monkey move. The more you tilt, the steeper the angle, and the faster the monkey will roll. Along the way you can collect bananas—get enough and your monkey gets an extra life.
From the Enigmo Review (4.5 out of 5):
Enigmo uses the iPhone’s pinching multi-touch control to let you zoom in and out of action; you can control the orientation and direction of your puzzle pieces by clicking on them and rotating with your finger. In between each level, you can save, just like in the Mac OS X version of this game, which makes it simple to restore if you need to quit or take a break.
To read the rest of the reviews follow the links listed below.

Macworld's Game Room: Mondo Solitaire Review
Macworld's Game Room: Wingnuts Moto Racer Review
Macworld's Game Room: Tap Tap Revenge Review
Macworld's Game Room: Super Monkey Ball Review
Macworld's Game Room: Enigmo Review

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