iGrenade – Reloaded – Grenade 2.0

Developer: HYPERTRON DOT COM INC.
Price: $0.99
Version reviewed: 2.2

iPhone Intergration: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 4.5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value Rating: 4.5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.7 stars

iGrenade is a realistic and fun to use grenade simulator. However if you explore

the app in depth you will realise that it does much more than create explosions.

It features different modes like Pass-the-grenade to keep you and your friends entertained.

You can set a timer for how long it should take to blow the grenade after the pin is pulled.

The simulator has a very easy-to-use interface, you can either drag the pin out of the grenade with your finger or you can shake your device to pull the pin (the response to the accelormeter is excellent). There are other modes as well like Tilt-to-activate.

Once you pull the pin the grenade will blow depending on the time you set and a realistic video of an explosion will play

with amazing sound effects. You can however choose from other things than just a video of an explosion like:

*BASS

Activate Bass mode by touching the flame nozzles, each nozzle has a realistic dancing flame and triggers a bass sound.

Trigger multiple nozzles to create all sorts of strange effects.

*Annoy

Also known as crowd control, this is the First Grenade APP to allow you to mix and create your own annoying high frequency sounds.

I did notice one glitch and that is when you pull the pin out and tap the grenade’s pin-hole, the pin appears again but has no-use!

Overall iGrenade 2.0 is an easy-to-use, realistic grenade simulator which only costs $0.99. I myself think it’s pretty awesome

and it is a very reasonable price. So what have you got to lose go and get iGrenade 2.0 NOW!


NotePad Review

Developer: Polar Bear Farm Ltd.

Price: $4.99

Version Reviewed:1.5

iPhone Integration Rating: 5

User Interface Rating: 5

Reuse/Replay Value: 2

Overall NotePad Rating: 4

NotePad is an easy to use productivity application that is used to type notes on the iPhone, taking advantage of some of the phone’s great features. Things like special types of folders, shake to write, and other stuff make the app really awesome.

NotePad’s UI is an amazing one, featuring just a few easy-to-use buttons, and my personal favorite feature: you can shake your iPhone once or twice to make a new note. The keyboard is just like the keyboard on other applications, nothing special. Another cool feature is how you can make keyword or location-specific folders, making the app very advanced. My personal experience with the application was good, there was one bug that I managed to take a picture of (look at the screenshot with the popup), but other than that, the application ran very smoothly and I was very happy with it.

Overall, NotePad is an OK app. Since it is $4.99 but has the same core function as Notes, which comes free with any iPhone/iPod Touch, NotePad is priced too high. The cool features make it very modern and intuitive, though.

Soul Trapper Review

Developer: RealTime Associates
Price: $7.99 as of 1/24/09
Version Reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration Rating: 5
User Interface: 4
Reuse Value: 5
Overall: 4.5 stars

Soul Trapper is an audio adventure used for entertainment purposes. It features a clean interface, a streamlined gameplay, and some really good effects. The interface is clean, nothing special or better than your average iPhone app. The gameplay is streamlined and easy to learn, but you don’t really know your long-term goal. The feature that earns it a high overall rating from me is the AMAZING audio effects cleverly implemented into the app. The feeling is kind of like when you read a book, and you can picture the events happening.

I couldn’t bring myself to giving the UI of this application 5 stars because it doesn’t have anything special. Of course, I have to commend the simplicity of the interface, and say that while reviewing this application, I really wasn’t looking at the UI that much, the game seemed more important. One suggestion I have to the developers is to give an introduction level to give the people an idea of how the app works. During the approximate hour I tested the game, I had a lot of fun, and would like to congratulate the developers of Soul Trapper on their achievement for making a really cool and unique app.

Overall, Soul Trapper is a unique application opening up a whole new genre of audio based applications on the App Store. I definitely recommended.

Note: It is rated 12+. See App Store for details.