App Reviews

Episode -- Choose Your Story, feat. Mean Girls: Senior Year App Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
Cool platform to read, create; has mature themes, purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
SimCity BuildIt App Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Decent city builder marred by "freemium" model.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Theme-park reboot looks nice, lacks the usual fun details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Tiny Monsters App Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cute breeding sim playable without in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Plague Inc. App Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Pandemic 2.5 App Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
Tiny Tower App Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Adorable sim playable without in-app buys -- with patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Virtual City App Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Robust building sim doesn't get bogged down in details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
Style Studio: Fashion Designer App Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Better than similar fashion games found on consoles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
The Sims 3 App Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Riveting, complicated simulation game reflects life.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)