It’s time for our weekly digest of tiny iPhone reviews, courtesy of iPhoneTiny.com, with some extra commentary exclusive to Cult of Mac.
This time, we review Air Assault, Bad Apples, Fire Drop Free, Ghost Capture – Free, Heli Rescue, Internet Radio Box, Sunday Lawn, synthPond Lite, Tiki Totems, and Titanic Rescue.
APP OF THE WEEK
Internet Radio Box: First-rate digital radio player, with plenty of options and decent interface. 5/5 $0.99 http://is.gd/9Y081
Air Assault: Paratroopers variant with awkward weapons switching & questionable taste re: setting & characters. 2/5 Free http://is.gd/9WXDz
Bad Apples: Column-based match-3 with cartoon fruit. Lots of character & quite fun. $1.99 purchase adds extras. 3/5 Free http://is.gd/9WZ6v
Fire Drop Free: Horribly dull collapse variant with annoying audio and overly easy gameplay. 1/5 Free http://is.gd/9WXdm
Ghost Capture – Free: Overlay ‘ghosts’ on your pics. OK, but spooks are pre-made – custom would be more fun. 2/5 Free http://is.gd/9WZwM
Heli Rescue: Dull line-drawing rescue game with hugely irritating audio. Buy Flight Control instead. 2/5 Free http://is.gd/9WYRa
Sunday Lawn: Cute mowing game. More Pac-Man/Boulder Dash than Hover Bovver, but fun + great sheep-jump minigame. 3/5 Free http://is.gd/9WYl1
synthPond Lite: Spatial sequencer offering tranquil audio, an inventive interface and save slots. 3/5 Free http://is.gd/9WXtZ
Tiki Totems: Block destruction game. Compelling but a bit easy & physics a bit bouncy & inconsistent. 3/5 Free http://is.gd/9WXWE
Titanic Rescue: Simple drag/flick-based boat rescue game that gets old fast, despite nice visuals. 2/5 $0.99 http://is.gd/9WZl1
Digital radio’s hit the headlines here in the UK recently, due to the BBC’s idiotic decision to close the wonderful 6 Music. I’d long been considering grabbing a copy of Internet Radio Box to turn my iPhone into a DAB radio of sorts (by putting it in a spare iPhone dock and connecting its audio output to my office amp). Frankly, I wish I’d done so sooner. At its current on-sale price of a buck, Internet Radio Box is absurdly good value. The app works brilliantly, and if your favourite station streams in MP3 or AAC, tha app can send the stream to Safari, enabling you to play radio in the background while you do other things on your device.