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There might be something depressing about downloading an iPhone app about office boredom to keep you entertained, but if you had to choose one fun time-waster for work, Paper Toss should top your list.
Complete with photocopier sounds—there’s a silent mode in case you are at work—this virtual cubical game is so simple it’s irritatingly addictive.
With an easy flick, a player tosses a crumpled paper ball into a trash can across the office while compensating for a dastardly fan that changes wind speeds after each turn. The goal: Sink as many in a row as possible and beat your high score in each of the three difficulty levels.
It took me seconds to learn and just as quickly to unleash an unknown obsession with my flicking precision—keeping a finger on the screen and dragging the paper ball to the desired angle can drastically improve accuracy, for example.
In the end, Paper Toss may not distract you from life’s daily banalities, but at least you’re saving trees while you pass the time.
Choosing whether to torture or protect a set of island-dwelling Pygmies, with hairstyles featuring femur bones, sounds like a promising premise for a game. It’s fitting that Pocket God, by Bolt Creative, has reached immortal status among game enthusiasts and deserves to be in the Game App Bible for every owner of the iPhone or iPod touch.
Pocket God is a great value for a 99-cent game, as it’s constantly updated with new episodes. The 47th episode, called Apocalypse, Ow!, is a good example because it is just as addictive as its predecessors.
Coming to App Store and Steam! It’s “Clash of the Titans!” Or, rather, “Clash of the Pygmies and Landians!” In cooperation with Bolt Creative, Nine Tales Digital brings you a new spin on their popular Desert Ashes turn-based strategy game, guest starring a powerful Pygmy army defending their territory.
Pocket God appeals to the control freak in all of us. As I forced the island sun to set in Ooga Jump, replacing it with a crescent moon, all of my Pygmies curled up on the sand and a chorus of snores ensued. During their slumber, a vampire bat swooped down and sunk its teeth into one of my unsuspecting subjects, sending him into a rabid killing frenzy. Other bonus moments: islanders pausing to yawn, ponder, pick their noses, or pass gas followed by a quick giggle.
The Ooga Jump installment features a game-mode mash-up of another popular iPhone game: Doodle Jump. To play Ooga Jump, drag a Pygmy up past the line of clouds, gameplay borrowed from Doodle Jump, and drop him onto one of three slow-moving clouds. This rockets him into the sky, after which you control his movement by tilting the device left or right. The higher the bounce, the better the achievement score.
Backflip Studios’ Ragdoll Blaster 3 is the third in the sequel and you don’t have to be a physics teacher to play, but it wouldn’t hurt for the more difficult levels.
Ragdoll Blaster combines concepts of physics and puzzle games, but sacrifices the ability to change variables. The app could increase its cool factor if there was a mode to create levels or design custom ragdolls and cannons to effect the outcome, appealing more to those interested in having fun with science education.
Ragdoll Blaster 3 by Backflip Studios Have a blast! Introducing Ragdoll Blaster 3. With over 15 MILLION downloads, Ragdoll Blaster is certainly the most popular ragdoll blasting game of all time. Ragdoll Blaster 3, the latest and greatest sequel to the mega-hit Ragdoll Blaster game franchise, is serious fun.
Backflip Studios has earned a reputation for creating highly addictive games with simple, two-dimensional graphics with fun objectives. They also released Paper Toss, a free game set in an office cubicle in which the player – you guessed it – tosses crumpled-up balls of paper into a trash can.
Ragdoll Blaster boasts more than 100 levels and an online scoreboard. It costs $0.99, a worthy investment.
Bejeweled Classic HD is a frenzy of dazzling graphics and amusing gameplay. Simply swap adjacent gems to complete sets of three of the same color. It’s easy to learn and to master, and as your points escalate so does your excitement.
Bejeweled’s game screen is polished and fascinating. The remarkable flash of the neon gems yanks you into this addictive yet easy game. The first time you witness the “warp” between levels, the wonderful animation is so pleasantly surprising that you forget you’re playing a puzzle game. And when you make more than one set at a time, the cascade of colors on your screen is as entertaining for an onlooker as the player.
Grab a power gem by making a set of four, put it in play, and watch a quarter of the board erupt in a flurry of points and colors. Connect five and a hyper cube will zap an entire color off the board. Watching, let alone playing, this game app is truly exhilarating.
You can play with strategy or let the app give you hints. Either way, Bejeweled is a constant amusement, great for a few minutes or a long train ride and worth the money.