Best New Toys and Games
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So what do a couple of gears and a hamster add up to? The sequel to the best-selling puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, that's what! I was able to download the game for my iPod Touch when it was still being offered for free at the iTunes App Store but didn't get around to playing it until early this afternoon. It's been two hours, I barely got any work done, but I'm still hooked.
LEGO seems to be everywhere lately, at least in my eyes, anyway. There have been two video games released by LEGO lately which incorporates it's brick-constructed world for some awesome gaming. I also featured some snazzy looking earphones for the musicphile that looked like they were made by LEGO themselves. Now I've found two more LEGO-inspired items that are not only decorative but are also fully functional.
Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer intrigued me from the get-go because it wasn't just your ordinary hidden object mystery game. It was based on a true crime that happened in 1977, hence the title. This fact can turn off a lot of people right from the start. I mean, one reason why people turn to games and to a virtual world is to escape from the real one, right? Even for just a little while.
Now Zuma Deluxe is a Match 3 type of video game that I think is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I first played this game a few years back when I was still in college. I stopped playing the game when things got busy with my thesis but I didn't bother to uninstall the game, figuring I would just finish the game later on. I eventually forgot about it until yesterday.
I don't know anyone who belongs to our generation that hasn't played or at least heard of Pac-Man--that tiny, yellow dude who went around mazes eating pac-dots while being chased by Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde and loading up on power pellets to turn the tide on his would-be assailants. Now fans and collectors can have a little piece of Pac-Man in their own room and right beside their bed care of the Pac-Man Alarm Clock by Firebox.