Bowling, baseball and an crowd-sourced traffic jam navigation app headline this week's roundup of mobile device goodies.
Flick Home Run reminded me of a fruitless journey into mystery with my homecoming date in high school. Gutterball Golden Bowling Pin HD brought a grinding mechanic to a casual bowling game. Kinectimals demonstrated Xbox Live and Windows Phone synergy, and Hardest Game Ever did its damndest to live up to the claim.
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Forgive my nostalgic ramblings, but the home run is, like high school sex was, undiscovered country to me, marked by crotch-aching near misses and hat-throwing technical disqualifications. And that's how I feel at the end of this tease of an experience called Flick Home Run, available now on iOS devices. More »
Waze isn't a game, not really, but I can't help using it like one. My wife gets viciously car sick when I drive, maybe because of how I drive. So she does a lot of the driving in our family, which leaves me with a lot of time to help her navigate and play games on my iPhone. Waze lets me do both. More »
Skunk Studios' Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling HD runs away screaming from the simulator goals of other bowling games. I really wanted to hate it at first, with its goofy voices and games-for-your-mom approach. However, it looks better than it has a right to, and traps you inside an insidious grind loop that still manages to be fun. More »
If you eagerly snatched up a Windows Phone 7 when they launched last year, dreaming of a mobile applications that allowed you to extend your Xbox 360 games beyond the television set, then this is the app for you, only it's Kinectimals. More »
Hardest Game Ever - 0.2s is a collection of, wait for it, mini-games. In the last few years, mini-games became synonymous with casual gaming, and Hardest Game Ever - 0.2s definitely has one foot planted firmly in Casual-Land. That's not a bad thing. More »