Smartphone apps aren't just for grown-ups, as Genera Mobile have set out to prove. Their range of interactive books in the Ovi Store could be just what the younger generation need. So it's time to go all Jackanory here on AAS and look at one of their books... "I want to be a Pirate."
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Mental health is no laughing matter, unless you're a furry creature who has been forced to have some time away from everyone. Yes, in Animentals you are charged with caring for a cutesy creature who also happens to be a mental patient. It's a strange mix of Tamogotchi and The Sims. Filled with amusing animations and mini-games, Animentals wants you to engage and play. Will it drive you crazy in the process? Read on to find out.
There's a lot that can go wrong when you write a karting game, the shadow of Mario Kart is very long, but the conventions have been set by many titles. So Shrek Kart HD needs to fit in with those, work well, and make itself attractive to the end user. Gameloft manages to achieve all that, but does it scale the dizzy heights of a classic? Nope, but it's still worthwhile. Here's why...
Battleships is one of those classic games that everyone has probably played at least once. Starting out as a pen and paper game, transitioning into electronic table top games, and then appearing in countless video games. Battleship Modern is yet another incarnation of the perennial video game. With pen and paper hand drawn style graphics and a few twists on the original concept, is Battleship Modern modern enough to make the grade?
Another month, another cricket game for Symbian. But hey, the sun is high in the sky, the crack of willow on leather is echoing off the very walls of my house, so why the heck not? And this time it's extremely playable and about as realistic as a phone cricket game can possibly be. Ultimate Cricket '11 World Cup is another developer labour of love and, as an armchair cricketer, it's got me hooked. Or should that be swept? Or cut?
To Do applications have always been popular in portable computing - be it the PDA or the smartphone, keeping track of what needs doing is an admirable goal. In a way it upsets me that nobody has really been able to get a killer-app in this space. Yes, there are some efforts that get close, but one To-Do to To-Do them all? Not yet. And that includes Quick Milk.
Parental control software has been around for years on the desktop, it's even built into many OS these days. But what about the mobile? These days your kids spend more time on their phones than on a desktop OS. And, if you want to make sure your kids stay safe on their mobile, the new cross-platform Mobiflock system seems a very comprehensive way to go. What's involved and how well does it work? Read on for my walkthrough and review.
If the iPhone saw the rise of the line drawing game, then I'm going to point out the number of tilt and balance games on Symbian during the same period as well. While many of them are cross platform, there are enough of them for me to call it a genre in its own right. So here's another balancing game. It's called iStunt 2, and it's one of the best.
If you've ever looked skyward at night and wondered what each point of light was, you're in need of a guide. For Symbian users, that guide comes in the form of Astroller. This is an interactive sky map, controlled by touch or accelerometer plus compass. Allowing you to observe from any place on the globe, at any time, you can see how the cosmos was, and will be. Along with plenty of other tools, read on to find out who this astronomical app is best suited to.
Rolling a great big stone idol around an island might not sound like the greatest idea for a game, but Digital Chocolate have come up trumps again with Diamond Islands 2. It looks great, the graphics are clear, and the goal is obvious. It's just a shame about the control system, read on to find out why.