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March 28, 2016
YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble (Free) by Level-5 Inc. is a fresh new puzzle game from the Yo-Kai Watch universe. If you love puzzle games or just enjoy the Yo-Kai Watch franchise, then this game is a gem worth adding to your collection.
I consider myself a fairly big fan of Japan and all of the interesting things that come from over there, especially various anime series and certain games. However, while I have tried the Yo-Kai Watch demo on my 3DS, I didn’t invest in the full game, though it may be a consideration for the future. Despite that, I was still interested in Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble when I first heard of it, because hey, I am somewhat familiar with the premise of the franchise, and I love puzzle games. I had a chance to check out the game last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and after trying the demo out, I was eager to get my hands on the final release. Now that it’s out, it was definitely worth the wait.
In terms of visuals, Wibble Wobble remains true to the original Yo-Kai Watch video game. The game has a bright and cheerful cartoon aesthetic that makes it friendly enough for everyone, from kids to adults. While Wibble Wobble is not a fully 3-D game like the original, it does contain some 3-D visual elements, such as the animations of the yokai when they perform special attacks, as well as showing off the enemy yokai that you’ll be facing off against as you traverse through the world map. The graphics in Wibble Wobble are fairly polished, and the animations are smooth and fluid, especially when the physics come into play. The soundtrack is upbeat and quirky, and the sound effects of the yokai are a fun, finishing touch.
Like other puzzle games out there, Wibble Wobble is level-based, and each stage is a spot on the world map. With each level, you will face off against a new variety of yokai, which will have its own unique strengths, weaknesses, and attacks. Since the premise of the original game is to have you befriend and catch different yokai, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that this also applies in Wibble Wobble. Each yokai that you encounter has a chance of befriending you after they’re defeated, and you can increase that chance by giving them a treat before starting a puzzle, though that is completely optional. While you may want to collect them all, the main objective of each stage is to defeat the enemy yokai and move on to the next level. At the end of each area will be a boss battle against a powerful yokai, so it is recommended to go back and replay levels in order to make your team stronger (each battle nets your yokai team experience points) and befriend yokai that you have not yet added to your army. The game also informs you of what recommended level your team should be before starting a puzzle, so you can see if you’re ready for the challenge or not.
The game mechanic in Wibble Wobble is to connect the same yokai pieces with a line that you trace with your finger. The more yokai you have in your chain, the larger the yokai becomes. To have that yokai attack the enemy, just tap on it — the larger the yokai is, the more damage it will do. If you can rack up large chains and pop them within just a few seconds, it will start a combo, which means more points and damage. If you’re fast enough, you can also enable the Fever Mode for bonus damage, and each of your yokai has a gauge that can be filled by making matches. Once you fill those gauges, that yokai can perform a “soultimate move” that can dish out some impressive damage or even heal you (your health is the bar above the bubbly game pieces and below the yokai). These soultimate moves can help you out a lot, so it’s important to remember to activate them (just tap on the yokai) when they’re available.
Since Wibble Wobble is a free-to-play game, you can expect the usual energy system (spirit) and in-app purchases for things like more energy, y-money (regular currency), and coins (premium currency). The currencies in the game can be used to purchase more spirit, or you can spend them in the “Crank-A-Kai” feature, which awards you with a random yokai capsule. You can keep track of all of the yokai that you’ve acquired by chekcing the “Medallium” in the game menu, along with other things like medals, settings, profile, friends, and more.
Even though I’m not usually a fan of energy systems in games, I found Wibble Wobble’s system to be pretty reasonable. It does not take too long to recharge your spirit, and the game will often award you a spirit for successfully completing a puzzle.
Even though I wasn’t fully invested in the original 3DS game, I’m finding Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble to be rather enjoyable. The cartoonish graphics are stunningly beautiful, especially on Retina screens, the music and sounds are fun, the controls are simple, the gameplay itself is challenging and refreshing due to the awesome physics engine, and the collecting aspect (over 200 yokai) means there is high replay value. I just wish that the game felt a bit smoother when transitioning between screens, as it does feel a bit choppy at times when I’m going through different sections of the menu.
I recommend checking out Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble if you are a fan of Yo-Kai Watch or just enjoy fun and charming puzzle games. You can find Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble on the App Store on the iPhone and iPad for free with in-app purchases.
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March 27, 2016
Looking for new apps to download? Pick from these top five of the week, ranging from one that will file your taxes, one that will add more security to the websites you visit, to one that can deliver some dinner tonight.
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Monogram Plus allows you to be you. It’s able to customize all five complications on your watch face with emojis, text, or images. Simply launch the app, choose whichever face you have set, and then fill in the blank. Make sure Monogram Plus is installed on your Apple Watch, and deep press on the watch’s face in order to customize the complications. Your chosen emoji, text, or image will then appear! You can also choose the color of your complication, and force the complication to refresh.
At first glance, Lines may look like a very simple puzzle game due to its minimalist design. But the moment you complete the tutorial level you’ll get a sense of the ingenuity required to succeed. Your objective is to place or remove colored dots in order to fill in more of the line drawings than the other colors. All of the colors move at the same pace, and when they collide they will stop in their tracks, so cutting off paths is key. The game includes 250 puzzles, five different modes, and daily challenges.
Blood Pressure Assistant is simple and effective. It allows you to log your blood pressure readings, heart rate, and the date and time of the measurements and recall them at any time. Measurements are displayed in list form, and you can view charts along with seven-day and monthly averages. The data can be synced with the Apple Health app, and exported via email.
It's able to take you from zero to 150 squats by putting through three training plans. The app is able to count your squats automatically and notify you when to take breaks. It also records all of your personal stats and records, including calories burned. You're able to share your workouts and records via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
The app is loaded with fun and colorful items to count and match. Depending on their ability level, your child can either play with cards face down or face up to make things easier. Hints are also available if need be. The game includes professional narration for every included item, positive reinforcement, and parental controls.
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March 26, 2016
Chrono Plus will help you stay on top of your tasks and ensure you get paid for your time. Before you do anything else, you’ll want to define your hourly rate and enter your company info. This will allow Chrono Plus to calculate your costs, generate graphs and charts, and create invoices. The app’s intuitive interface also allows you to create tasks and subtasks in seconds, and common gestures allow you to interact with them in a variety of ways. The best part is, Chrono Plus is able to sync with its Mac counterpart, which is also available for free today!
Mimpi is on the hunt for his owner. Help him find his way through psychedelic worlds by directly manipulating objects. As you progress through the game new objects and mechanics will be added, making the puzzles all the more difficult to complete. You can utilize hint bulbs to help you out in case you get stuck. The game includes eight levels, loads of unique puzzles and mini-games, 24 short comics to discover, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.
Sea of Squares is simple fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Each level presents you with a sea of squares that must be cleared. You’re able to remove them by tapping two or more adjacent squares of the same color. Every time you remove a set of squares the rest will squeeze in, creating new matches. When you near the end and can’t create a match, hit the reshuffle button and mix up the colors. You have a limited amount of reshuffles, so use them wisely. The game includes a total of 100 levels and three difficulty settings.
Uncle Henry is back at it again. This time he needs you and your newly acquired archeology skills to help him track down a mysterious artifact known to be hidden in the Castle Blackthorn in England. To find the long lost treasure you must pick the correct paths, solve puzzles, and search through old structures with just a tap. A built-in hint system will assist you when you’re stuck, and a dynamic map will ensure you won’t simply go running around in circles.
It’s been a long week. Apple introduced a new iPhone, a new iPad, new Apple Watch accessories and it also released several software updates for its various platforms. So now that it’s the weekend, it’s time to kick up your feet, relax and check out some new apps and games. And as usual, we’ve put together a great list of suggestions for you.
Noted is a social music discovery app that helps you find music you like from people you know. It’s essentially a social stream of music chosen by your friends, and a “special sauce” that learns your musical tastes as you interact. Think “Pandora powered by people” or a “cross between Instagram and Spotify.” Sure, we’ve seen a number of these social music apps come and go over the years, but one of them has to stick, right? This app is available for free.
This isn’t your average tip calculator. Calco is a scientific calculator built for greater productivity. It features super fast evaluate-as-you-go calculations, infinite ticker tape for archiving results, swipe selection, and much more. You can even customize the app’s design with downloadable themes, and the developers are giving away one free theme for a limited time to celebrate the launch. This app is available for free.
Looking for a fun, thought-provoking app to play around with this weekend? Allow me to introduce How Many Saturdays?. You enter your birthday, and the app calculates how much life you have left to live. The results are presented to you using very unconventional measurements such as cat lifetimes, Blue moon cycles and lightning strikes. For some reason the app is huge (310mb), so be aware, but other than that I can’t think of a reason not to check it out. This app is available for free.
Looking for a new arcade shooter? Super Hexagon meets Geometry Wars in the stylish Super Arc Light. The game is a minimalistic, arcade radial shooter where you must defend your base to the death against waves of challenging enemies. Gameplay consists of a unique 1-button control system, providing a fast-paced, retro experience, and there are several weapons waiting to be unlocked. This game is available for $0.99.
It’s springtime, and baseball season is almost upon us, which of course means a new version of MLB Manager is out. Yes, the hit simulator from Out of the Park Developments has been refreshed with updated rosters and player stats for 2016. So pick your favorite franchise, put together your depth chart, set your lineup and see if you have what it takes to take your team to the top. This game is available for $4.99.
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