REVIEW: Horn for iOS

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Currently editor’s choice and $6.99 in Apple’s app store is “Horn” by Phosphor Games. I’ve experienced many crashes while playing this game on my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1, so before dropping $7 for a bug ridden game wait for an update. Once I did get the game up and running I was greeted with near console quality graphics. “Horn” features the unreal engine giving the games surroundings a natural feel. The game doesn’t feature linear based or rails based gameplay, you can travel just about anywhere in the play area. Controls are a little awkward. To progress forward the player must tap on the screen wherever they want the character Horn to go. You can’t simply walk backwards either, the player must rotate the camera then tap accordingly. When fighting an enemy gameplay is exactly the same as the “Infinitely Blade” series, where swiping frantically on screen lodges various attacks. Also, when fighting an enemy one cannot simply jump, the player must wait for an onscreen action button to appear then the player can jump. Once an update arrives removing several lagging and crashing issues, this game will ensure a player a great game. Many of the puzzles get repetitive but considering you can only fit so much in an iOS game so that game will then fit on an iDevice players should expect this. Crashing and lagging aside this is a great game. If you are the type that can look past these issues then go ahead and download this game.

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APP REVIEW: Tiny Wings

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Currently #1 in the AppStore , “Tiny Wings” is a sure fire hit! Who would have thought any app could knock “Angry Birds” off it’s block? Available for 99¢ in the AppStore this app will have your attention for hours. I myself find that many of the games in the AppStore seem to lose my attention or interest in playing after a few minutes. This is the first app I’ve played over and over.

“You have always dreamed of flying – but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beatiful hills. Use the hills as jumps – slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment – until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can. Otherwise flying will only be a dream once again.”



The game has simple one button or one touch controls. One good hint to get good height is hold your finger on the screen until your bird gets to the middle of the downward slope, then release on the upward and a good distance can be easily obtained! As can be read in the AppStore description, the latest firmware supported is 3.0 so this app will definitely run on older iDevices. I highly recommend this app to all! NOW GO GET IT!

Tiny Wings for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes AppStore