Friday, June 17, 2011

Golf Battle 3D Review

There is nothing that can beat the feeling of a perfect hit with the driver! This game is all about the two best features of golf: Hitting furiously long drives & kicking your friends butts! That is why we have produced this network based, action golf game with the driver as your only weapon.

This game has three major difficulties:
  1. Unlike most golf games there are no bars to show when to start and when to finish your swing. It is more difficult our way, but in the same time a lot more fun. You have to learn the behavior of your character and learn when to press in order to get a perfect hit. 
  2. When you have hit the ball you have to use the phone´s gyroscope in order to steer the ball. No matter if you hit a “monster shot” or not, the wind will be a big challenge for you. Of course the wind varies from course to course and gets more and more difficult to handle.
  3. When you feel somewhat confident that you master 1 & 2 above you are ready to enter the battle mode. In battle mode you will definitely experience difficulty number three; the stress.
Golf Battle 3D - Imperial Game Studio
iPhone App
Golf Battle 3D - Imperial Game Studio
iPad App

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Super 8 iPhone App Review

Promoting a movie or other event with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad app is nothing new, but it seems like downloading one of these apps and enjoying some serious functionality, usefulness and longevity is a rare thing. I learned of the Super 8 iPhone app while it was being offered free, but I can assure you that the paltry $.99 for this app is worth every penny and then some. Also, it IS one of those aforementioned rare apps - it’s very functional, useful and long-lasting for your iOS device!

Maybe you are old enough to remember making and watching old super 8 movies or maybe you aren’t - either way, this app is fantastic and a lot of fun to use on your iPhone or new camera-equipped iPod touch. From the nostalgic look of an old super 8 camera to developing your film and pulling the screen down to watch your movie creation complete with the clickity-click sound of the “projector”, this app is great fun. Give it a try and check out the different filter and lens effects. There’s nothing like taking a little trip down memory lane by being able to make your own super 8 movies on your iPhone or iPod touch with the Super 8 iPhone app!

Super 8™ - Paramount Digital Entertainment


Rating: 4.5 Stars

Skyfire Web Browser - Flash is Here!

With over 5 Million Downloads, The World's Smartest Mobile Browser is Also the World's Most Social Browser!
  • Flash Video - Enables users to play millions of Flash videos around the web 
  • Facebook - Keeps your Facebook page loaded for easy, one-touch access to your news feed, profile, friends, inbox, events and places
  • Twitter - Tweet, follow your feed, explore the links without leaving the browser
  • Fireplace - Just the links from your social feeds
Learn more at

Skyfire Web Browser - Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire Web Browser for iPad - Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Rating: 4 Stars

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPhone and iPad

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 builds in last year's successful edition, adding some welcome new features as well as tightening up existing elements.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 maintains the swipe-based swing controls. To make a shot, you draw your finger down a meter and then swipe up to follow through. The angle of your swipe determines both speed and trajectory. Little errors can send a ball crashing into the rough, but you can make some pretty slick shots by purposefully sending a ball off at a slight angle and then putting a little English on it before it hits the grass.

The swipe controls are more accurate, which is always appreciated. But the new ability to hold your finger at the bottom of the meter to charge up a power shot gives Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 a nice little bit of arcade thrills. You can also swap the shot so you purposefully go for a lower angle (which is noted by a blue meter), which is useful for getting the ball out of the rough without accidentally hitting tree branches.

The other big new features are Closest to the Pin, which links Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 with your Facebook account, and Tiger's Challenge. The latter is a series of objective-based challenges. That's good, but far more interesting is Closest to the Pin. This lets you contest friends to see who can drop the ball, well, closest to the pin. You see your friends' portraits, which gives it a personal touch and is one of the smarter integrations of Facebook I've seen in a mobile game. And if you'd rather directly challenge a friend to regular golf, you can do so over local Bluetooth or WiFi.

Facebook Connect...Play Against Your Friends

As for the remainder of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, much remains the same. You still rub elbows with licensed professionals on real world courses such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. There's also a new Predator course in the mix. Also back: difficulty. Like past PGA Tours, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 doesn't mess around. If you want to succeed in a tournament, you better practice up because computer-controlled rivals rarely make huge mistakes.

One issue that requires immediate attention, though, is the commentary. Not only is it flat, but it's also inappropriate. (Not like that.) For example, on the very first swing of the very first hole, I was told there was still plenty of time to turn things around. Well, yeah – I just started.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 remains the top golfer you can get for iOS – there is an iPhone as well as iPad edition. The tighter swipe controls and new power shots are a big plus. The Facebook-linked minigame is also a cool add. The commentary is pretty rough, though, and the rest of Tiger might feel a little familiar to loyal fans. However, it’s still a nice evolution for the mobile version of the series and any golf fan will have a good time.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12 - Electronic Arts
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12 for iPad - Electronic Arts
iPad HD
Rating: 5 Stars

Review Reprinted from, Original Article Source:

Real Golf 2011 Review


Real Golf 2011
Gameloft has been known for their arcade style golfing games in the Let’s Golf series. Now they’re moving on to a more realistic simulation with Real Golf 2011 which is closer to Tiger Woods PGA Tour. You get to take on real courses around the world with real players, and all the cartoon animations are retained for Let’s Golf.


The game includes 10 pro golfers including Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and Jim Furyk and you get to play at real courses like Bethpage, Royal Loch Course, and Harbour Town. The heart of the game is career mode where you play different events throughout the calendar year earning money, and trying to be ranked #1 in the world. There is also a challenge mode with specific types of events, and multiplayer mode online over WiFi, and Bluetooth.

Swing Features
The Good

If you’ve played Let’s Golf 1 or 2 then you know Gameloft makes the most fun golf games in the App Store. Well, now with Real Golf 2011 they make the best realistic golf games in the App Store. From the courses to the players and their motions everything is geared to give you with the feeling of playing actual golf.

The cartoon effects are lost, the crazy locations are no more, but the same speed of the game remains from Let’s Golf. You can play the slow moving game that is Golf rather quickly on the go. You can get in and out of your shots with the greatest of ease, and then when other players shoot you can watch their shot or fast forward through it so you’re shooting again.

Better Equipment Becomes Available as You Progress
With the fast movement of the game you can feel this is as much action as Golf can have. If you want to care about wind speed, which club you’re using, and the lay of the course then this is the golf game for you. The career mode is extremely deluxe with multiple types of events at each different location, the game will keep you coming back for more and more golf.

Every course is designed very well, and it’s great to see the various camera angles with the ball in flight. The player animations are extremely smooth and realistic whether they’re driving, putting, or reacting to their shot. The game has realistic lack of sounds as you would expect for golf, and also features a voice over announcer for everyone’s shots.

The Bad

Since the game isn’t the officially licensed Tiger Woods PGA Tour game by EA it lacks most of the famous players, courses and events. Obviously you can’t play with Tiger Woods, but there are many others you also can’t play with because only 10 players are included. The courses are also relatively obscure as you don’t get to play at Augusta or the Masters for example.

Putt Previews
The gameplay itself is great, but the licensing does take away from some of the golfing experience. The computer opponents are relatively easy especially when you’re playing head to head or a group of four so the challenge is only in dealing with the course. You are also made to wait on the players before you can shoot during Match Play or 4-Ball Match games.

The Decision

This is a golf game at its finest on the idevice with the realistic feel of an actual round of golf. The authentic feel of everything in the game coupled with the ability to play quickly makes it an enjoyable experience each and every time. The lack of licensing limits who you can play with, and where you can play which hampers the fun of the game a bit.

Real Golf 2011 - Gameloft
Rating: 4 Stars