Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fun iPod Games to Try

I wasn’t really sure what to write about this week, so I decided maybe I could just talk about some of my favorites games on my iPod touch.  Now, I know everyone likes Angry Birds….it can be addicting….haha but I am going to skip that one since you all are already very familiar with it.

My first favorite game is called Micro Panda.  I discovered it on my brother’s iPod, and I couldn’t stop playing it.  I thought it was really fun, but everyone likes different things so it might not be your favorite.  It is at least worth checking out though.

There are 8 different levels, and you are a panda bear.  The nose of the Panda has a light on it, and you glide the Panda around the level with your finger and try to light up all the trees, lamps, houses, etc.  Just whatever is in the level, and they give you points.  You have a certain time limit, and you try to light up as many things as you can.  Some things are more points than others, the big things like castles, fountains, pyramids are usually more.

At the end of each level it adds up your score and gives you a number of stars out of 3 (kind of like on angry birds).  1 would be okay but you didn’t really do much, 2 would be good, and 3 means you did great and pretty much lit up everything.  Now, I know this game might sound dumb or weird, but if you think about it, isn’t catapulting birds at walls and pigs kind of odd too?  So, maybe you should try out Micro Panda, you never know you might really like it!

The next game I like is called iAssociate.  It’s a kind of word game, and I am the kind of person that enjoys those word games that make you think.  There is a free version called Associate This, and then the full game is iAssociate, and there is also an iAssociate 2.  These two full games have many levels, and the levels take a while to complete, so the game won’t be over in a couple of days like some games are.  I hate when you buy a game, and it’s over in a couple of days even when you didn’t play it that much.












The point of each level is to create a giant word web of associated things by filling in the blank spaces.  Every level has a topic work in a circle in the middle.  Then there are 5 or 6 blank circles connected to it, and they each tell you the number of letters in the word that goes there.  So for instance the topic is “blue” and then there is a circle with a 5 letter word connected to it, and after thinking you figure out it is “water.”  Then when you enter water, a bunch more of blank circles that are associated with water will pop up, and you have to figure out those.  The web just gets bigger and bigger, but don’t worry it doesn’t go on forever, each level is only so big.

When you are guessing words, if you get the first letter right it will tell you, but only the letter you get write in order.  It isn’t like hangman where you guess a letter and they fill it in wherever it’s at.  There are also bonus words in the levels, that require you to get the whole word right at once, and no letters will fill in if you type a write one.  This game is fun and challenging.  It really causes you to think, but don’t worry if you get really stuck and think you will never finish.  You can just type and enter every letter by itself, until you find the first letter and that will give you a hint.  You could even do each letter at a time like that if you had to.  It takes a long time though, so usually it’s more fun to guess the word.

This game is fun if you like word and thinking games.  I would recommend it, especially if you need a game when your going to be really bored for a long time.

The last game I will talk about is called Oregon Trail.  Now, I am sure a lot of you have heard of this, or remember it from elementary school.  It is a really fun game for all ages, I think and it can even be educational.

In Oregon Trail, you get a pioneer family (you can name your wife and children whatever you want), and you take them across the country to get to the Oregon country.  On the way you get to fish, hunt, trade with Indians, and pick berries.  There will also be bad things that happen to you like you wagon can break, children get lost or sick, oxen get injured, bad weather ect.  When those things happen you have to decide what you want to do about it.  It’s like a choose your own adventure!  You even get to pick whether to cross a river, or take the long way around it.  This is a really fun game, and I bet most people would enjoy it.

Plus, if you remember it from elementary, you can relive your childhood a little.  That’s why I got the game, and because it is fun.  Don’t worry the picture and graphics are WAY better than the old, black and white one you played in elementary school :]

I hope you all try out these games on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, and if you don’t have one then I don’t know haha persuade your friend to get them, and then play in on there.