Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a classic example of how not to port a console game to tablets…
The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game (minus the Universe in Peril suffix) released to critical and commercial success last winter; operating around a New York hub world in between missions, players could do anything they wanted during non-story gameplay.
A slight learning curve and Ideon claims you’re converted
Conversion tools are not sexy.
Bernhoft’s iPad app tries to resurrect the album sleeve for the Spotify era with HD music and interactive elements
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll know that downloading a handful of MP3s to your hard drive or clicking a link in Spotify isn’t quite the same as opening up a CD or vinyl album, and this is Jarle Bernhoft’s attempt to bring back “the true voice of the artist” to the album-making process.
Zombie Gunship offers a top-down view on the apocalypse
Zombie Gunship shamelessly takes its cues from the most (in)famous Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare mission ‘Death From Above’.
Perfect for your weekend long reads, Unread is an elegant, minimal RSS reader
For the uninitiated, you can think of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) as an older, slower and more involved version of Twitter, enabling users to keep tabs on dozens, or hundreds, of sites through one app.
Adobe Voice offers an easy way to create narrated slideshow videos
So, what’s your story? Whatever message you want to relate, from an interactive photo Adobe Voice makes it incredibly easy to do so in the form of an animated slideshow video with voice narration.
Needy freemium ninja child delivers only mild amusement
Clumsy Ninja comes bearing great promise; a free and pretty app with a quirky little central character you have to train up to be a master ninja.
Super Hexagon meets Harbor Master… in space!
Moon Control follows the lead of Harbor Master or Flight Control – the two action/time-management games that popularised the genre more than any other titles.
KORG Gadget offers a range of high-quality miniature touchscreen synths for making music on iPad
KORG Gadget is billed as the “ultimate mobile synth collection on your iPad” and the “all-in-one music production studio”.
Explore the stars in stunning 3D with Solar Walk for iPhone, iPad and Android
The vast, black expanse of space never ceases to fascinate but the majority of us will never get a chance to fly around it.
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Go in search of Welsh-speaking Native Americans in this interactive adventure from Super Furry Animals star Gruff Rhys
American Interior is an ambitious multi-platform experience by artist Gruff Rhys, perhaps most famous as a member of the band Super Furry Animals in the 1990s.
There’s gold in them thar hills – and in this Gold Rush management sim for iPad and Andorid too
There are moments in 1849 that prove to be genuinely stressful; times when you feel your heart beating because things aren't going quite right.
Now with video chatting, Snapchat is an entertaining and addictive way to stay in touch with your friends
The appeal of Snapchat is simple; take a picture, add a message, send it to your friends, and then once they’ve taken a look, it vanishes.
30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge serves up a must-have iPhone and iPad app for healthy living
The 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge app is a simple one.
Botanicula is an intelligent point-n-click adventure from makers of Machinarium
Amanita Design has proven itself in the point-n-click genre with Machinarium, a playful and cerebral approach to drag-and-drop gameplay.
Exciting new issue features over 300 apps, a round-up of the best apps for under a dollar, and the 25 must-have mobile multiplayer games
Homer’s Odyssey has never been this fun and colourful
Homer’s Odyssey, with its war sieges, vengeful gods, cave monsters and evil bird women, may not seem like the perfect education material for six-to-ten-year olds, but the way Odysseus For Kids makes this behemoth of mythology so accessible while keeping its war sieges, vengeful gods, cave monsters and evil bird women is a testament to its quality.
Feel the force as you control characters and ride a podracer in Disney’s new Star Wars interactive story
With the announcement of Star Wars Episode VII film coming to cinemas next year, Disney and LucasArts have already started the hype train with the first in a new series of apps.
The classic PC theme park management game comes to iPhone and iPad
Rollercoaster Tycoon, like Transport Tycoon before it, is one of those titles that has a lot of goodwill associated with it from the days before games were played on smartphones.