Hey guys it’s Sam, and after an experience with my brother’s iPhone last night, I took a look at the list of achievements, and got a little inspired. Like a literal light bulb was lit over my head. And I’m here today to share that idea, inspiration, or “light bulb” with you today! No, despite the title, it is not another look iNSiDE the iPhone. (but stay tuned for those on Sammwak! :D) It’s something even better…a whole list of achievements for the brain-munching iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies to not only feed on the taste of success, but on more blogger points! If you don’t have an iPhone, then…pffff….just invest in $428.00! ;)
boldfaced – ones from the real iPhone version
Note: Not all of the achievements. And sprinkled with the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!
Spudow! – Blow up a zombie using a Potato Mine. (5 BP)
Explodonator – Blow up ten zombies with a single Cherry Bomb. (15 BP)
Morticulturalist/Master of Morticulture – Collect all forty-nine types of plants (including those from Crazy Dave’s Twiddydinkies). (25 BP)
Don’t Pea in the Pool – Complete a daytime pool level without using Peashooters of any kind. (20 BP)
Roll Some Heads – Bowl over five zombies with a single Wallnut in Wallnut Bowling. (20 BP)
Grounded – Complete a normal roof level without using any Catapult plants. (25 BP)
Zombologist – Discover the Zombie Yeti. (15 BP)
Penny Pincher – Collect thirty coins in a single level without letting one disappear. (18 BP)
Popcorn Party – Defeat two Gargantuars with Corn Cob Missiles in a single level. (22 BP)
Good Morning – Complete a daytime level planting only Mushrooms and Coffee Beans. (20 BP)
No Fungus Among Us – Complete a nighttime level without planting Mushrooms. (18 BP)
Last Mown Standing – Defeat the final zombie in a level with a lawnmower. (15 BP)
20 Below Zero – Immobilize twenty zombies with a single Iceshroom. (24 BP)
Flower Power – Keep ten Twin Sunflowers alive in a single level. (16 BP)
Pyromaniac – Complete a level using only explosive plants to kill zombies. (18 BP)
Lawn Mower Man – Kill ten zombies with a single lawnmower. (16 BP)
Chill Out – Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, you’ve got a level to destroy 3 Bobsleds, it’s Jalapeno time! (20 BP)
Defcorn 5 – Build five Cob Cannons in a single level. (16 BP)
Monster Mash – Crush five zombies with a single Squash. (24 BP)
But that’s not all the achievements! Check back this week for more brain-dead accomplishments, and more ways to get a full plate of blogger points! What…what’s that?…well, you don’t say! :D You want a couple more achievements just to fill your stomach? 2 more achievements, coming up, with a special side serving of two tablespoons of the Sam Mwakasisi Loves This (SMLT) seal of approval!
Blind Faith – Complete an extremely foggy level without planting Planterns or Blovers. (28 BP)
Pool’s Closed – Complete a pool level without using water plants. (25 BP)
Check back for the humor that fans loved, the achievements that zombies crave, and more on Sammwak, where E = mc2 is my formula for awesomeness!
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Hey guys, it’s me again, Sam. I know that I haven’t given you a chance to delve deep inside the iPhone lately (my most recent time to delve was the kitchen carnage), and now that I’ve gotten my hands on a certain app, I can be able to tell you about it. Over 3.1 million copies of this game have been downloaded to date! And it also features a 1.1.1 version! This will change the life of IQ forever. The app is none other than the brain-teasing Glow Puzzle.
No need to take an IQ test now! A brain-stretcher from Nexx Studios, Glow Puzzle requires super keen intelligence, as you try and make your way through a neon shape continuously, without reusing any paths you already took. It may look like a simple premise, but the gameplay is awfully hard and complicated even for the top-notch puzzlers. I got my brain cracking around the third level, and even for a smart guy like me, this game is nothing close to that of GD Swarm. They might share the same blackened environment and be illuminated with bright color, but their premises tear them apart at the seams. However, it does have Solutions for stumped players, and it’s iOS 4-supported. Here are some forthcoming features for the game:
– ‘Retina Display’ graphics – Completed
– iPod music support – Completed
– Universal app (iPhone 4, iPad) – 40% completed
– OpenFeint and Game Center Achievement – 80% completed
– Puzzle theme option – Completed
– Improved animation effect
– Level editor – In development
While all of those sum up for a thorough and enticing app, there is also a huge downside. This game is heartbreakingly cheeky from its head-spinning puzzles, and would not be a recommendation to anyone who lacks some strong intelligence. And I love a good challenge, but Glow Puzzle took it way too far. And to date, I remain baffled of how it received positive feedback. >:/ And how it got on peoples’ Androids? And Windows 7? Lies, I tell you! They’re ALL lies!
Although it does boast some pretty good features, Glow Puzzle‘s final verdict is a 3 out of 5. And on the chart, that’s a Bad. :( No one wants a Bad app. So if they ever do release these new gadgets, or even a sequel to follow, maybe Nexx Studios can pick up their pace, slap themselves a few times, and start impressing us.
Well, that’s all from Sam today! (Awwww…) Hey, calm down, guys! I’ll be releasing them every other day, starting today! (Yay?…) Which means I won’t be that lazy anymore! (YAY! :D) Hah! Don’t you just love scheduling posts?
p.s. Check out some Glow Puzzle game reviews!
p.p.s. Ha, you fell for it again! Heh heh…:D (If you don’t get the joke, then go back a post!)
Hey guys it’s Sam and guess what? I FINALLY have another app review! No, I’m not fibbing. I rly have a fresh, juicy new review ready! It’s for one of my favorite iPhone 4 apps to play…Cut the Rope.
Like Fruit Ninja, it’s a puzzle game. Except there’s no slicing fruit, and there’s no Sensei. You just got a “pet” that we’d call…Om Nom. Now, Om Nom apparently must be fed with candy, and it’s your job to “cut the rope” so the candy can safely enter the monster’s mouth. But it’s not as easy as it seems. More obstacles get in your way level after level, and pretty soon spiders will be getting in your way. Ugh, those spiders…
To get a bonus of points, try aiming for the 3 stars in each level. It’ll give you a big boost in points, and you’ll be able to reflect on it selecting your level, like, “Hey, I got 3 stars in this level.”
Anyways, here’s some things you can do to improve your chance of 3-starring a level:
Think before you cut. The knife is mightier than the rope, but the knife must be wise in cutting the rope. Maybe you could cut 3 ropes, but maybe you’d be likely to cut 2 instead. If the rope overtake the knife, there no be 3 stars, there no be Om Nom nom nom candy, there be sad Om Nom.
If you’re stumped, use a walk-through online. For instance, everyone just goes online to find out how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Maybe someone else knows how to solve a level and get all 3 stars, and you don’t. So what? Don’t get envious. Just be glad they know. End of story.
This game is fun, and it only charges 99 cents. It’s definitely worth the payment and the time.
I’d have to give this game, at least at 8.2. Different thoughts? Check the poll:
Oh, and p.s. If u want, you can comment/email me an app to review, and you could be responsible for the next iNSiDE iPhone! :)
Another episode of iNSiDE iPhone has arrived! Hey guys it’s Sam at Sammwak, the blog of spine-chilling, heart-racing, mouthwatering awesomeness. Now, today’s app to review is a strategically-crafted test created to put your tower defense skills to the epic test…it’s GeoDefense Swarm, or GD Swarm for short.
This is the second app Chris owns that allows OpenFeint, a social application for the iOS. (the first OpenFeint app was Fruit Ninja)
GeoDefense Swarm is, like I said, a strategically-organized tower defense game. If you don’t know what a tower defense is, it’s where you build towers to defend yourself from bad guys…foes. In this game, the towers are guns, and your foes are trying to get from the entrance to the exit and steal your health. If affordable, you must assemble a group of guns to protect yourselves from enemies. Your first will be a green circular gun that fires regular bullets; they’re worth only 5 bucks apiece. But as you progress, I think the guns get more and more expensive. Pretty soon, you’ll be destroying foes with these fancy hundred-dollar guns of yours.
What I like about this game is that it really puts your mind to the test to see if you’re really tower-defensive. The scenario also picks up the game’s pace as well, because people will be turning down on a game with a sloppy sense of scenery. GD Swarm has those “OK” elements, “OK” sceneries, and “OK” limits with OpenFeint that really deserve a thumb to the side, if you can’t decide if it’s thumb up or down.
Here are some tips:
You are unable to block your foes’ path. I know, it’s an unfair rule, but that’s the way it goes. You can’t assemble a line of guns, but then swerve and make a dead end for your foes. It’s just not right. If GD Swarm allowed dead ends, it would be stupid to block your foes from the exit. So unfair. (To both the player and the foes, I meant.)
Think before assembling. Does this gun go here? Or is it best over here, where the foes are caught off-guard? In life, there r a lot of decisions to make, especially in tower defense games. Do I upgrade this tower? Do I put in this tower? Did you think a gun would be best down in the corner where it could sneakily dispatch foes, but realized the foes would take a detour out of the gun’s path? Do you think a gun is best un-assembled? No one knows, and no opinion is the truth.
It may take more than one gun to dispatch a foe. Some foes have that health that needs more than one gun to be drained out. They can waddle in and get hit by one gun, but last until another. Some foes (according to my point of view) can even last until they reach the exit. If you want to dispatch a foe early, don’t use the green circular guns and upgrade to the big boys. Big boys equal big blasts. Big blasts equal earlier dispatches.
FINAL CONSENSUS: GD Swarm has that “okay” feature that most players can’t decide on for thumbs up or down. The strategy may be enough to at least stretch it from Mars and back. (5.0 – Five out of ten)
Use the poll if you don’t think it deserves a 5.0:
It’s available at the App Store for only $1.99, which isn’t too bad for an app price. If u want, go and get it!
Hey guys it’s another episode of iNSiDE iPhone at Sammwak, with your host, Sam (me). Now, today’s app is the best of the best…the juiciest of the juiciest…the fruitiest of the fruitiest…it’s Fruit Ninja.
Now, obviously, you should know what Fruit Ninja is by now. If u don’t then…:/…Fruit Ninja is this freakishly fun and famous app where you swipe your finger across the screen. Why? In the game, your finger is a blade, and since ninjas loathe fruit, it’s your job to put these fruits popping up onscreen to a juicy end to their journey. I like this game because it’s really enjoyable how you can literally “be a ninja” without traveling to Japan. It literally explains to you how to be a ninja victimizing juicy fruit.
Here are some tips to keep up and slicin':
Don’t go berserk, and swipe your finger all over the screen. Well, DUH! It never works. When you swipe your finger all over, a bomb might show up and you’re too busy going bonkers to notice. You might slice the bomb, and it’ll be the end of the line for you. Trust me…even I’ve done it.
If u r unable to get a combo, keep your cool. It’s not the end of the world, kid. Combos in fighting games must take practice for the experts who were once clueless beginners. You’re just pushing yourself too hard. Relax. Calm down. EAT A COOKIE!
See what I mean?
Don’t slice for fun, slice for them opportunities. Like always, a person must have something to live for. Me? I live for reading, writing, and (obviously) blogging. I’m that computer whizzy author bookworm-type of person. Even fruit flies. They live for fruit. Even fruit NINJAS. They live for slicing fruit. And speaking of fruit ninjas, don’t just slice for fun. Think of all the opportunities as a fruit ninja. Blazing hot blades, beautiful backgrounds…it’s all yours if you slice for that opportunity. Don’t hold back. Don’t back down. Don’t you want that funky blade that changes color swipe by swipe? Or that hot new blade that literally burns those fruit to ashes? Don’t you want that slick new background dedicated to Sensei? Don’t you? Huh? Huh? Don’t you? Don’t cha wish your boyfriend was hot like me? Don’t cha wish your boyfriend was a freak like me? Don’t cha? Don’t cha?
Anyways, before I start thinking about the Pussycat Dolls, let’s go back to our review.
One last tip btw…Never…give…up. Quitting ninjas? That just makes 0% sense to me. They would have to be kicked out of every dojo known to Japan. Afraid to use a board breaker, afraid to chop, afraid to do anything and everything…yeah, they’d be banned from every dojo known to Japan.
So, here’s a final consensus: Literally your guide to be a ninja with juicy executions up the sleeve, Fruit Ninja is freakishly fun, freakishly famous, and freakishly fruity, and has been since the peak of April 21. (9.5, Nine and a half out of ten)
Different thoughts? Here, use the Poll:
Fruit Ninja‘s only 99 cents, so it’s worth the payment and worth the hours. L8trs, everybody. See u next time on iNSiDE iPhone, and on Sammwak…the blog of spine-chilling, heart-racing, mouthwatering awesomeness d^_^b
Hey guys it’s Sam and this is another episode of iNSiDE iPhone! Today’s app is the action-packed, heart-racing app of adrenaline…Asphalt 5.
This is another app my brother has on his iPhone, and even if I’ve played it at least 2 or 3 times, it’s pretty fun. The racing and adrenaline would be something you would see out of a real car race, and you can even wreak “urban havoc” by wrecking up stuff at the sides of the road, like signs. But here are some tips to stay into the Top 3 when you’re doing quick races:
– When you’re driving, keep eyes peeled on other cars. I know a little trick to keep you going. Do NOT crash into the cars when you see the fronts, when they’re driving back. When you see a car’s back, you may crash into it.
– Collect power-ups and stuff like that. Adrenaline is your ticket to taking a spot in the top three, so enough power-ups and you’ll be zooming past your foes on the road.
– If you found a shortcut, and it was either taking the road or taking the shortcut, I would recommend taking the road. The last time I took a shortcut, I dropped by a few places and eventually out of the top 3. You can never trust shortcuts in Asphalt 5. For example, you now know you can never trust the Devil because he tricked Adam and Eve into eating from the tree of knowledge and good and evil, and that’s how death was created >:(
– When you have to deal with an opponent, be close to the side. I’m not fibbing. It’s physically proven that it’s recommended to be close to a side when you’re dealing with a driver. Usually, when an opponent’s being tacky and getting up in your space, be close to a wall, so that the opponent can easily drive themselves into the wall and get eliminated while you lol at them and continue racing.
Never trust this to be easy. They’re your opponents out there! They’ll do anything to get in the top 3 and thwart your chance of getting in the top 3. They are tacky-tacky, man. You will bump sides. You will crash with cars. You will get hype.
But anyways a final consensus: Even when the drivers are tacky, Asphalt 5 delivers a fresh, adrenaline-packed, head-spinning compilation of action, fun, and enjoyment. (8.0%, Eight out of ten)
Check out the game and vote for yourself here:
Asphalt 5 is only $4.99, which isn’t too cheap. If you want to be frugal and save money, you can get the free version otherwise. See you in the next episode of iNSiDE iPhone, everybody. This has been Sammwak, and we’re signing out. :)