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I SPY Spooky Mansion iPhone app Review

Description:

Who hasn’t spent hours poring over a popular I SPY book looking for those well-hidden objects?  I SPY Spooky Mansion is a great hit on the iPhone and iPod touch.  This exciting hidden object app is based on Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo’s book, I SPY Spooky Night.  The I SPY game app begins at the gates of a spooky mansion, where you are trapped.  The only way to get off the grounds of the mansion is to locate and collect the seven hidden keys that could be anywhere!  You need to solve 21 riddles and puzzles to locate the keys.  Each riddle or puzzle is only solved by searching for the hidden items in different areas of the mansion.   You will wander through the spooky graveyard, the mysterious library, the quiet living room, the challenging laboratory and more in your quest for hidden objects.  This great hidden object app is put out by Scholastic, so you know your kids will like it.  Casual gamers who like hidden object game apps will also enjoy it.  The difficulty levels are just what you are looking for.

The game-play on the I SPY Spooky Mansion iPhone app is an adventure through the mansion and its grounds.  You use the map to help you locate the 21 cleverly hidden I SPY riddles somewhere on the estate.  You then look for objects listed in the riddles to solve them.  The innovative Zoom function gives you up to 300% magnification when looking for the hardest-to-find object.  A great feature that kids really enjoy is the voice-overs.  All the I SPY riddles are read aloud, which can help those young players who are just beginning to learn how to read.  Parents love this game app that is addictingly fun for kids and keeps them entertained for hours.

Features:

  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Cleverly spoken riddles with pleasant voice-overs
  • Up to 300% zoom capability
  • 7 hidden keys
  • 21 I SPY riddles
  • Interesting and well-arranged pictures
  • Well hidden objects with just the right amount of difficulty
  • Helps beginning readers learn to read

Conclusion:

Because this game app is designed for children, the controls are pretty intuitive; for instance, to zoom all you have to do pinch.  The I Spy objects are cleverly hidden, and the pictures are well-arranged. You can zoom in on very small objects i your quest to solve the puzzles.  Some customers complained that there was too much lag-time after finding an object, but still really enjoyed the game app.  I SPY Spooky Mansion is currently rated 4+ stars out of 5 by iPhone app users and costs $0.99.

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Cookie Doodle app Review

Description:

Making cookies is something we all enjoy, but what about the mess?  Cookie Doodle solves that problem for you with absolutely no mess!  This fun iPhone app provides the rolling pin, cookie dough, your choice of frostings, candies, and sprinkles, and of course the cookie cutters for you.  Not only that, you can take your cookies everywhere you go!  This fun cookie game app brings you a package complete with seventeen cookie dough choices that are absolutely delicious!  There are classic cookie doughs such as chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal-raisin, and more creative cookie doughs such as Red Velvet, M&M candy dough and Dog Treat. You can even turn your own photos into a new kind of cookie dough.  If that isn’t enough, try some of the twenty-five frosting flavors, from white French Vanilla and Dark Chocolate to Purple, Sour Apple Green, Rocket Red or Sapphire.

Those basic choices give you over four-hundred basic choices of just cookie dough with frosting.  But wait – next it is time to get crazy and add the cookie shape with your choice of cookie cutters.  You can use the traditional cookie cutters, with seven choices for Christmas, 10 choices for Valentine’s Day or even six choices for St. Patrick’s Day.  Or, you can go out on a limb and get wild with cookie cutters in the shapes of hats, fruit, fish, animals, flowers, foods, nature items like the moon or a rainbow, all the letters of the alphabet, toys and many more.  There are at least 85 different cookie-cutter shapes for you to choose from, and you can see them all when you swipe your finger across the menue. Next, you get to put on the toppings, yummy!  Here your choices are from a variety of colors of hearts, stars, M & Ms, sprinkles, red hots, jimmies and more.  As you can see, the possibilities are practically endless.

This iPhone app comes with a Ronco rolling pin, so your cookie dough rolls out to the perfect thickness every time.  The vintage oven never burns a cookie while it bakes for you.  After baking, choose a frosting and then add a topping.  You can give the finished items to friends and family or even save it in your own photo album.

Features:

  • Rolling pin and oven
  • Seventeen Cookie Doughs to choose from
  • Twenty-five flavors of frosting
  • Over 85 individual cookie cutters
  • Toppings in a variety of sizes and colors
  • Easter update coming soon
  • Easy to use

Conclusion:

This simple game app is a great one for kids, especially around the holidays.  If you are a mom on the go and your kids are craving cookies, you will have them at your fingertips with the Cookie Doodle app which is currently rated 4+ out of 5 stars by iPhone app users.  Download it for $0.99.

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Rat On A Scooter XL app Review

Description:

You will be thrilled to have the beloved RAT back in the Rat On A Scooter XL app.  In this great iPhone app, you just kick-start your scooter and then head on down to those abandoned suburbs and let it go.  Burn rubber as you zoom around on top of the scaffolds and perform exciting stunts and dangerous jumps.  There are four great game modes; Super Cheese XL; Fuel Depot, Skill Course; and Power Rider, which includes awesome special power-ups, such as the rubber ball, cheese doodle rain, platform expander, jet pack and platform shrinker.  The controls are rock solid and simple to use.  Along with all the stunts you could do in other RAT game apps, you can try the new Mid-air jumps for some totally wicked Rat action.  Get extra bonus points for each stunt you perform.

This may be RAT’s boldest adventure yet as you go crazy on the scaffolding and perform your exciting stunts.  With Rat On a Scooter XL you can also play your own iTunes music in the background as you work for those fun new power-ups in the ‘Power Rider’ mode where you can grab all of the power-ups if you are quick enough.  With the online high scores, you can compare yourself globally with other players and shoot for the moon.  With this fun and addicting game app, you will find hours of fun because it is totally replayable.  If you are a ‘Donut Games’ icon collector, this game app has Collector’s Icon #17.  The graphics are cute – who doesn’t like cheese? and the controls are perfect. This is considered one of the most addicting game apps around.  It is in the top 100 games in the United States as well as the UK, Germany, Australia, France and Scandinavia.  It was also chose as an Apple Staff Favorite.

Features:

  • Four fun and addicting game modes:
  •      Super Cheese XL
  •      Skill Course
  •      Fuel Depot
  •      Power Rider – where you can get all of the power-ups!
  • Fun new power-ups:  rubber ball, cheese doodle rain, jet pack, platform shrinker and expander
  • Cute graphics
  • Perfect controls
  • High Score support around the globe
  • Receive bonus points when you perform stunts.
  • Donut Games Collector’s Icon #17
  • Mid-air jumps
  • Play your own music in the background
  • Many  more fun and addicting features

Conclusion:

Rat On A Scooter XL for the iPhone is one of the most addictingly fun game apps you can get.  Scooting around the scaffolding and doing awesome stunts will keep you going for hours.  Grab those power-ups as you move through levels and then check your scores against the online High Score list.  This game app is currently rated 4+ stars out of 5 stars by iPhone app users and only costs $0.99 to download.

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