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Eufloria HD
Eufloria HD
Price: £2.49

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly unique, breathtakingly captivating, 29 Dec 2013
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I've played this since it was offered in a promotional bundle several months ago... It may well be the best game on Android, objectively! Beautiful to look at - the screenshots above don't make it justice, immersive soundtrack, offering an excellent tutorial through several levels, it is easy to get into but hard to put down.
The concept is very original, you're the spearhead of a vegetal colony on your mission to conquer the universe. You will colonise planets with various plants, which will produce seeds with different characteristics. These seeds will serve as the equivalent of spaceships to defeat the enemy and conquer new planets. Hard to describe but very well thought out! It will easily kill half an hour... or half a day all the same. I would warmly recommend this game to everyone who enjoys strategy game or just after something different: I'm not normally a big RTS fan but never regretted buying Eufloria!
Best played on a tablet but played OK on my Galaxy S3 too, although not as comfortably.


Adventure Time Super Jumping Finn
Adventure Time Super Jumping Finn
Price: £1.49

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For grown-ups too, and pretty good, 31 Aug 2013
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I wasn't familiar with the Cartoon Network characters but it doesn't matter. This game is easy to pick up yet hard to put down.

The principle: kick Finn high and far enough that he can reach the Ice Kingdom and rescue his princess. The method: earn credits so that you can upgrade your kick

k and collect more bonuses in flight.

You score for distance, height and speed, plus each try is assigned a mission for extra credits. Those missions are very varied and will keep you coming back to fulfil them. Luck plays a large part in the bonuses you will find on your way but as you get better you need less and less of it.If I had one negative comment to make in this game with an otherwise perfect gameplay is that some of the missions are not very easy to understand, and it will take some trying to figure out what works.


Bubble Breaker Pro
Bubble Breaker Pro

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for free but just about, 24 Feb 2013
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I had never seen so many negative reviews and such a low rating, so I thought I would try and see for myself. I have to say this gets bthatoring indeed, but it is not as bad as it sounds.

Pros: The game is functional and does what it advertises, and even offers several modes and levels of difficulty, as well as some skins to change the look. If you like this type of games, you may enjoy this one.

Cons: As mentioned by others, there is no sound or music track whatsoever, which is not necessarily a problem if like me you mostly play while commuting without headphones. The graphics are also fairly minimalistic, which may not be to everyone's taste, and there's no animations anywhere either, which contribute heavily to the feeling that nothing ever happens. Gameplay is a bit cumbersome as you have to click twice to confirm your move, which sounded like a good idea but becomes annoying soon. There's no sense of purpose or challenge either as your only aim is to clear the current draw, and when you're done you're free to do another game or even just go hang yourself, it makes no difference because the games are not tied together.

In a word: OK if you like easy, minimalistic, unchallenging games, and if you can get it for free. Otherwise I would not recommend paying for this when there are much better Bubble Break games available for free. 3 stars because it technically works and for the developer's work, but only because I got it as a free app of the day. This would require an awful lot more work to justify any fee when many other free games do so much better.


FlightBoard
FlightBoard
Price: £2.54

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but so effective, 7 Feb 2013
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FlightBoard doesn't do a lot, but it does it incredibly well. As per the name, it displays what you probably see in an airport on the arrival and departure boards, including terminals and gates, boarding status, and of course any delays.

The presentation is pleasant, looking very much like an actual board, with a convenient switch between departures and arrivals, and data loading is almost instant.

On the negative side, it would be nice to have more features, starting with the ability to define favourites, but I can't fault the existing features so that's 5 stars.


GOOGLE NEXUS 7 HIGH QUALITY TOUCH SCREEN STYLUS by SUPERGETS® case - black
GOOGLE NEXUS 7 HIGH QUALITY TOUCH SCREEN STYLUS by SUPERGETS® case - black
Offered by DigiLand
Price: £1.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars False saving, 1 Feb 2013
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This sounded like a good idea at first, especially with all the 5-star reviews. However now I notice that all these positive reviews were written upon reception of the goods or shortly after. The trend seems to be that reviews further down in time appear to be mostly negative.

Sadly I have to confirm that this is not money well spent even for 99p. First impressions weren't good, it's as light and feels like a straw, and I find it drops of bounces off my hand easily (but that's probably me being clumsy), hitting the ground with a noise like bamboo windchimes. The descriptive "high quality" in the product name certainly feels like a misnomer (unless it applies to the touchscreen), it just about looks the 99p I paid for it.

After only 2 weeks, my stylus has given up already, and if the rubber tip hasn't caved in or fallen off already (I took good care of mine), it has stopped registering with the 3 touchscreens I've tried it on unless you press quite hard, which then makes it drag and harms precision, which sort of defeats the purpose. I don't even use mine any more as fingers are easier and more precise, or when I can, I just borrow the other half's metal/nylon stylus.
At this pace, I could also see it tearing off soon, and if you have to buy a new one every month, it's more a waste than a saving and you'd be better off buying a metal stylus, which for under a tenner (from £6), will also come with a ball pen and look so much better. Besides, rubber tips don't keep your screen fingerprint-free like nylon ones.

I guess I don't have anything positive to say about this item, but I won't slash it to 1 star either as you get what you pay for. My advice though, for a real saving, spend a little more for a stylus you will keep and want to use again and again.


Date In Status Bar Pro
Date In Status Bar Pro
Price: £1.00

41 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective, 7 Jan 2013
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The name really says it all. Works perfectly on my phone (S3) and my tablet (Nexus 7). As mentioned before, it offers a few colour options, but I'm not sure that would have been enough to convince me to pay for it if it had not been free today. After all, it will only save you pulling the notifications down as the day and date do appear there in ICS and JB (and possibly earlier versions of Android). The 5th star will wait till new features are added, like maybe a shortcut to the calendar or a different colour when close to an appoitment or event...


Slow Cooking from Around the World
Slow Cooking from Around the World
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get started, 28 Feb 2009
This Slow Cooking series will provide a cheap and easy access to the wonders of slow cooking.

They are quite basic, with very few pictures and definitely not printed on deluxe paper, but for a few quids, think of them as an introduction to slow cooking. Some recipes are also copied from one volume to the next, with minor adjutments to the theme of the book. But on the whole, they are all fairly easy and fast to prepare, and most of them on a tight budget.

If you like the food, then you will most certainly get a bigger, thicker and better book. But for this price, you will get good value for your money here, and a great introduction to a fascinating world.
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Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes (Slow Cooking) (Slow Cooking)
Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes (Slow Cooking) (Slow Cooking)
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get started, 28 Feb 2009
This Slow Cooking series will provide a cheap and easy access to the wonders of slow cooking.

They are quite basic, with very few pictures and definitely not printed on deluxe paper, but for a few quids, think of them as an introduction to slow cooking. Some recipes are also copied from one volume to the next, with minor adjutments to the theme of the book. But on the whole, they are all fairly easy and fast to prepare, and most of them on a tight budget.

If you like the food, then you will most certainly get a bigger, thicker and better book. But for this price, you will get good value for your money here, and a great introduction to a fascinating world.


Slow Cooking Through the Seasons
Slow Cooking Through the Seasons
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.73

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get started, 28 Feb 2009
This Slow Cooking series will provide a cheap and easy access to the wonders of slow cooking.

They are quite basic, with very few pictures and definitely not printed on deluxe paper, but for a few quids, think of them as an introduction to slow cooking. Some recipes are also copied from one volume to the next, with minor adjutments to the theme of the book. But on the whole, they are all fairly easy and fast to prepare, and most of them on a tight budget.

If you like the food, then you will most certainly get a bigger, thicker and better book. But for this price, you will get good value for your money here, and a great introduction to a fascinating world.


Slow Cooking from Around the Mediterranean
Slow Cooking from Around the Mediterranean
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get started, 28 Feb 2009
This Slow Cooking series will provide a cheap and easy access to the wonders of slow cooking.

They are quite basic, with very few pictures and definitely not printed on deluxe paper, but for a few quids, think of them as an introduction to slow cooking. Some recipes are also copied from one volume to the next, with minor adjutments to the theme of the book. But on the whole, they are all fairly easy and fast to prepare, and most of them on a tight budget.

If you like the food, then you will most certainly get a bigger, thicker and better book. But for this price, you will get good value for your money here, and a great introduction to a fascinating world.


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