Saturday, June 16, 2012

Home Launcher Comparison updated to 68 comparisons (more to come)

3 more Home Launcher reviews added, and two categories added with minor reorganizations.

http://kschang.hubpages.com/hub/Droid-Home-Replacement-App-Comparison
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Friday, June 15, 2012

AAQR: iStunt 2 (free)

There are a variety of games where you control the "tilt" of the object as you ride through variety of terrain and sometimes get a bit of air, and have to land properly. The "Trials" series of games are the first, but there are plenty of others. iStunt 2 takes the snowboard theme to the genre and gives it a good polish, and the result is pretty interesting.

iStunt2 has you, the snowboarder, taking on different hills. You lean forward to speed up, pull back to slow down, and do stunts in the air, then land as close to flat on the ground as possible, as an angled impact may cause you to flip and crash. As the speed rises, terrain gets more treacherous, and other hazards start to appear, the game's difficulty gets ramped up.

As the game's free (with ads, of course), it's worth checking out

http://www.appbrain.com/app/istunt-2/com.miniclip.istunt2
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AAQR: The Floor is Lava (game) (free / 0.99)

The Floor is Lava is a "fast-paced" puzzle game where your objective is to clear the levels as fast as possible, as you are trying to get out of this nasty pit with lava rising up from beneath you. If you don't do it quickly you are literally toast!

The game mechanics is pretty simple: Trace a line from the "starting tile" to the "ending tile" while passing through ALL of the tiles without crossing your path (i..e. no backtracking).

The graphics are pretty decent, for a puzzle game. While there's timing, the timing itself doesn't affect the game THAT much.

Definitely download the free version to try it.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/the-floor-is-lava-free/com.driftwood.TheFloorIsLava.free
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Launcher comparison roundup updated! Now 65 different home replacement app reviewed!

After six months of hiatus, I'm back reviewing Android Home Launcher Apps!

First update added 5 different reviews and updated 1, and there are indeed a LOT of different contenders!

ssLauncher is very impressive in easy customization, by using text labels as launch buttons, in a completely free-form desktop without grids!

Mobo Launcher is a "two-panel" launcher that still has the 5-page desktop, but also app groups that can take over half of the screen, and still has the 15-spot docks in ADW/ LauncherPro!

Check out the updated review here:

http://kschang.hubpages.com/hub/Droid-Home-Replacement-App-Comparison
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