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Review : Disney Pixar’s Toy Story – Smash It

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Price: $0.99
Download: or Get it on Google Play
Official Site: Disney

Disney has been hitting the market hard with mobile games these days. One of the recent releases is called “Toy Story: Smash It!”. The game takes us to Andy’s room from the beloved Toy Story movies, where you are trying to mostly knock over blocks with the least amount of actions possible.

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The game consists of several sections (“episodes”) of levels (60 total). The different sections are:

  • Zurg’s Return
  • Most Wanted
  • Fairy Toy Tale
  • Time Travelers
  • Coming Soon…

The “Coming Soon” seems to hint at more sections will be coming! The $0.99 investment might continue to provide entertainment for awhile.

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As you attempt a level, you can earn up to 3 stars. If you earn enough stars in a section, it will unlock the next section.

Another aspect of the game is an effort to complete “achievements”, many of which are easy to gather without even trying.

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Starting into the levels, you’ll see you have to complete one before you get to go onto the next. You hold down your finger/thumb, sliding around the screen, to place the target where desired. When you remove your finger, you’ll fire the weapon (ball, balloon, surprise present, etc…).
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Overall, it is a very fun game, with a Angry Birds feel to it. The 3 stars and earning them to unlock episodes is VERY familiar. I do think that Disney has added their own spin to their game, by providing a slightly different game play. It is certainly worth the $0.99!

Download: or Get it on Google Play

Official Description:

The Toys are back! Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang on their latest adventure!

“Toy Story: Smash it!” is an all-new, 3D physics-based puzzle game featuring your favorite “Toy Story” characters! Embark on new adventures with the Toys through hilarious encounters in outer space, alien chases in the Wild West, and more! With 60 levels of nonstop puzzle play, this game will provide hours of explosive and thrilling fun!

★ Block-breaking puzzle play
Throw unique bouncing-balls with special power-ups to knock down aliens and break through their defenses!

★ Play as Buzz Lightyear
Team up with Buzz, and work on perfecting the angles and aim needed to beat every level. Encounter your favorite “Toy Story” characters along the way!

★ 4 imaginative episodes
Take a fun-filled journey “To Infinity… and Beyond!” Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you stop the evil Zurg, catch alien bandits, and more!

★ 60 challenging levels
Encounter new challenges in every level. Find creative ways to smash through bricks, glass, trains, and more to get the highest score possible!

★ Hours of replay value
Replay each episode to get 3-stars on every level and earn impressive achievements!

Review : Temple Run: Oz by Disney

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Price: $0.99
Download: or Get it on Google Play
Official Site: Disney

Disney has started to ramp up the promotion of “Oz the Great and Powerful”, their new movie being released this week. They have partnered with Imangi Studios to make an Oz rendition of Temple Run.

If you have played Temple Run, you will find this game to (obviously) feel very familiar. The game play is the same, but the challenges have changed. You have to jump over obstacles that pop-up in your path at the last moment. You can also jump on to a rope that takes you up in a hot-air balloon. When you are in the balloon, you can collect coins while avoiding the green crystals.

Overall, I think it is a great addition to the Temple Run series of games. The graphics are great, although my iPhone 4 does struggle sometimes with all of it. I am sure the iPhone 4 is on the bottom of their list of targeted phones, so this is understandable. I think they did an impressive job of adding the movie elements into the game play. Even if you haven’t played the Temple Run games in the past, this is worth the $0.99 to give the game a try!

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Download: or Get it on Google Play

Official Description :

THE MOST THRILLING RUNNING EXPERIENCE NOW COMES TO THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!

Disney and Imangi Studios present Temple Run: Oz – a brand-new endless runner inspired by Temple Run 2 and the film Oz the Great and Powerful. Play as Oz and outrun the shrieking flying baboons as you turn, jump and slide your way across the land. Begin your exhilarating adventure now and see how far you can run!

NEW FEATURES
• Stunning environments inspired by the film – explore them all.
• Fly in a hot air balloon – earn even more coins.
• Explore different locations in Oz – follow sign posts!
• The environment changes as you run – test your reflexes.
• Compete in weekly challenges – beat your friends!

BONUS! Get 1500 coins for FREE when you download Temple Run: Oz today – that’s $.99 USD worth of coins to buy power-ups and more!

***For best results, play Temple Run: Oz on iOS 6.***
Don’t forget to see Oz the Great and Powerful in theaters – check local listings for showtimes!

Download: or Get it on Google Play

Disney Mobile Preparing for the Holidays

Tech Crunch is reporting “Disney Mobile Plans Big Holiday Push With Three New Games: Monster’s Inc. Run, Nemo’s Reef, And Where’s My Holiday?

From the article…

Here’s what Disney is planning for tomorrow:

  • The launch of 40 new levels featuring the character Dr. Doofenschmirtz in Where’s My Perry?, which will cost 99 cents, plus 20 new free levels
  • The addition of a new character, King Fergus, to Temple Run Brave, which will cost 500,000 coins
  • The addition of a new mini-game, Turbo Time, to Wreck-It-Ralph
  • The launch of the second episode of Avengers Initiative, featuring Captain America (the first episode focused on the Hulk)
  • The launch of a new game called Monster’s Inc. Run, a side-scrolling game made in partnership with Get Set, the developers of Mega Run (Disney used a similar partnership to create Temple Run Brave)

And here’s what Disney is planning for December 20:

  • The launch of a reef-building game called Nemo’s Reef, tying in to the 3D rerelease of Finding Nemo
  • The launch of Where’s My Holiday?, a holiday-themed variant on Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry?

You can find the original story and more details HERE.

Review : New Trent IMP120D iCarrier Battery Pack

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Official Site: New Trent
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When touring the Disney Parks, I am constantly tweeting pictures and videos of things I see and experience. Needless to say, my phone battery would drain quickly as it struggles to get the 3G connection to actually allow the media to get posted. There are often times it takes several retries to get a successful post or connection. I had a tendency to try to make sure to pace my usage so I wouldn’t run out of power before my next opportunity to plug-in and charge.

I started meeting more and more people who had battery packs that they would carry around in the parks, which allowed them to use their devices as much as they wanted! I met 5 different people using the same brand of battery pack, and it was New Trent. Everyone had great things to say about their experiences with the device, and highly recommended that I get one. It seemed obvious that I needed to give this a try.

I purchased the New Trent iCarrier battery pack, which at least two of my new friends owned. The pack has 2 USB ports, comprising of one at 1A and the other at 2A. The 2A port is what you will need for the typical tablet device. Either port will work great with the typical smartphone. Both ports can be used at the same time, so that you can keep the devices full of power. The 12000mAh capacity is described as having the ability to

  • Charge a “new iPad” (iPad3) : to 80%
  • Charge an iPad2 : 1.2-times
  • Charge an iPhone5 : 6-times
  • Charge an Android Galaxy S2 : 6-times

I now carry this battery pack with me whenever I am traveling, whether I am in the Parks or on a plane. I just use my phones and Kindle Fire as much as I want, knowing I can charge-up and keep having fun.

Review : Wreck-It Ralph for iPhone and iPad

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Price: $0.99
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Official Site: Disney

This weekend, Disney released their new animated feature “Wreck-It Ralph”. This film has been highly anticipated, and so far has had great reviews and reception from the general public. They are already talking about the possibility of a sequel! Since the film is based on the video-game world, it is only logical that they have released real-world video games to go along with it!

The new iPhone and iPad app, has tried to capture the feel of the games seen in the film. Launching the app for the first time, you have to add a name for it to reference in the game play and scoreboards.

You will find there are three different games : Fix-It Felix Jr., Sweet Climber, and Hero’s duty. There seems to be a “TurboTime” game “coming soon”, but that might be unlocked if you beat all the games. Time will tell!

Starting with Fix-It Felix Jr., you’ll find it has the feel of a classic 8-bit game. The blue button on the bottom left is your joystick, directing which way Fix-It Felix Jr is supposed to go, and the right button is the fix-it hammer. Your goal is to try to fix all the windows with the hammer, while avoiding the bricks Ralph is dropping from above. All of this will be expected and make sense if you have seen the movie. I personally found the “joystick” button to be a little tricky to get used to, but finally figured it out.

If you are successful in fixing the windows, you will eventually beat Ralph. As in the movie, Ralph will be thrown over the top of the building and you will progress to the next level.

Of course, if you use up the 3 lives of Felix Jr, the game is over and you will see the scoreboard. The red button on the bottom right will allow you to try again. The blue button on the bottom left will take you back to the game central station to try a different game.

Moving onto the next game called “Sugar Rush – Sweet Climber”. You’ll immediately notice a much more modern feel to the graphics.

Here Ralph is jumping on the candy branches, collecting candies. Ralph automatically is bouncing, and you need to tilt the phone side-to-side to help him reach a higher branch. You also have a soda boost that you can use, but don’t use it too soon!

The third game is “Hero’s Duty”. Once again, this is a much different game-play, and requires some getting used-to.

The goal here is to try to kill all the bugs, before they get you! Moving and shooting at the same time was difficult, when I was used to having a little more tactile controller for this type of game. You may burn a few lives, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it.

There is a fourth game which is “coming soon”. What do you think it will be?

Overall, it is a great value for the app. You are essentially getting 3 games for the price of one. I think you’ll have a huge appreciation for the games, once you’ve seen the movie. I’m curious to see what the fourth game will be, but I am expecting it to be something of a go-kart type of experience. I am highly recommending that you give this app a try!

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Official Description :

WELCOME TO GAME CENTRAL STATION!

Hit the arcade and game-hop between 3 CHALLENGING arcade games based on the movie!

Fix-it Felix Jr. –
– Ralph wrecked it, now you get a chance to fix it!
– Awesome 8-bit graphics that pay homage to the classic arcade era.
– Climb, dodge and magic hammer your way to a high score!

Hero’s Duty –
– Suit up and play as Sergeant Calhoun and teach those cy-bugs a lesson they’ll never forget!
– Blast cy-bugs in level after level of bug clearing action.
– Grab different weapons and make your momma proud!

Sweet Climber –
– It’s Ralph’s time to shine in an endless climbing game!
– Use tilt controls and fizzy jet packs to climb as high as possible.
– Jump from candy stalk to candy stalk, but watch out for weak branches!

Also compete against your friends – and the world – for high scores in each game! Get to Game Central Station and start playing today!

Also, don’t forget to check out Wreck-It Ralph in a theater near you – check your local listings for showtimes!

Wreck-It Ralph Now Available for iOS Devices, Coming Soon to Select Android Devices

Price: $0.99
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Wreck-It ralph is now out in the theaters, so Disney has released the iPhone and iPad app celebrating the characters and games shown in the film. Having seen an early preview of the film, I am excited to give this app a try and see how it relates to the mobile experience.

If you are an Android user, you’ll have to wait a little bit to join in the fun.

Official Press Release :

Wreck-It Ralph Now Available for iOS Devices, Coming Soon to Select Android Devices

Disney Mobile Games today debuted Wreck-It Ralph and his arcade universe for iOS devices on the App Store at $0.99. Wreck-It Ralph showcases classic arcade culture with graphics, gameplay and animation made for modern mobile devices.

Wreck-It Ralph players get to experience the adventures of the big screen for themselves. Fans of the film venture forth from Game Central Station through the 8-bit graphic world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the cy-bug blasting action of Hero’s Duty, and the sugarcoated heights of Sweet Climber.

The achievements system in Wreck-It Ralph offers players worldwide the ability to share their scores on Facebook. Players can also watch their Wreck-It Ralph universe grow with all-new mini-game updates such as the upcoming classic car racing game Turbo Time.

The world of Wreck-It Ralph represents a whole new mobile experience for both nostalgic players and audiences discovering arcade games for the first time. The game demonstrates Disney Mobile Games hopes to not only create its own unique characters and IP, but also build on projects from other parts of Disney.

Wreck-It Ralph is now available for 99 cents on the App Store at :

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Disney Announces Cars 2 Will Be Free for a Limited Time in the iTunes App Store

Price: Free (for a limited time!)
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We just received word that Disney is offering their Cars 2 app for free on iTunes! No risk to give it and have some fun with your favorite Cars characters!

Official Announcement :

Beginning today, Disney Mobile Games will be making Cars 2, the platform racing title for iOS devices, free for a limited time! Players race as Mater, Lightning McQueen, rookie agent Holley Shiftwell, master spy Finn McMissile, and Europe’s mostfamous racecar, Francesco Bernoulli!

Race through three locations inspired by the film, including the mysterious Oil Rig, the streets of Tokyo, and the bridges of London. Tap to jump over obstacles, while using checkpoints, ramps, and hooks to gain an advantage and win the race.

It is available on the App Store for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad with iOS 3 or later at :

Disneyland Explorer for iPad Updated with Cars Land

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Official Site: Disneyland.com

Last week, the Disney Parks Blog announced an update to the Disneyland Explorer iPad app, to now include Cars Land and Buena Vista Street! It is great to see the continued effort for this app, as some vendors tend to move on to new apps and neglect their older ones.

Official Update Notes:

What’s New in Version 2.0
• The newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park comes to life with two new areas to explore: Buena Vista Street and Cars Land
• Two fun new activities: Test your skills at Luigi’s Flying Tires and explore Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
• Updated for Retina display
• New slideshows for many of the attractions (500+ images!)
• Minor updates and fixes

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Official App Description:

The Happiest App on Earth Just Got Happier!
We’ve added new sections to keep up with the exciting changes at Disney California Adventure® Park. Explore the bustling Buena Vista Street and cruise into the amazing new Cars Land! And there’s plenty more!

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Explore the sights and sounds of Disneyland® Resort with this official Disney Parks application, available only on iPad. Discover the Magic as you swipe your way through an incredible photo-fantastic re-creation of Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney® District, and all three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Along the way, enjoy exciting interactive activities based on classic attractions.

What’s New:

• Now you can explore Buena Vista Street and Cars Land
• Enjoy two new activities: Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
• Updated for Retina Display
• Photo slide shows

Features:

• Highlights from over 150 attractions, characters, and entertainment across the Resort
• Gorgeous Retina quality imagery, from photographs and 360 panoramas to live action video and animation
• Exclusive digital postcards you can share with your friends

And don’t miss all the exciting activities based on your favorite attractions:

• Show off your skills and hit the target at Luigi’s Flying Tires
• Explore Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and watch some of Mater’s Tall Tales
• Fire a cannon on the high seas in Pirates of the Caribbean
• Create your own musical water show in World of Color
• Poke around Mickey’s House and take in some classic cartoons
• And many more!

Disney to launch NextGen ‘My Disney Experience’ apps for iPhone, iPad and Android

We received a note that WDWMagic.com is reporting…”Disney will be launching a new NextGen mobile app in August 2012 for visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort.” Apparently this launch will be in-line with the much anticipated “NextGen” project that Disney has been working on. It looks like Walt Disney World will be the first to have this functionality and they will expand to 2013.

Currently this seems to be only rumor.

Read more at WDWMagic.com

New App Shows AR Muppet’s on your BAND-AID’s

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Next time you or your child has an injury, make sure to put one of the new Muppet’s BAND-AID’s on it. You’ll soon forget about the pain, as you use the new Muppet’s Augmented Reality (AR) app to see the BAND-AID’s come alive!

Source : Mashable.com

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Official Description:

NOTE: This app will NOT work on iPod Touch or iPhone 3GS.
You’ve seen them on the big screen, at home on DVD and Blu-Ray. Now get ready to experience Disney’s® The Muppets like never before: in the real world! With BAND-AID® Magic Vision, all you need is a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage featuring The Muppets and your iOS device (IPhone 4/s or IPAD2+) to make Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo come alive in stunning augmented reality (AR).

EVERY BAND-AID® BRAND ADHESIVE BANDAGE FEATURING THE MUPPETS BECOMES A STAGE! Point the app at any of the 6 large BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages or boxes featuring The Muppets to create a magical portal that puts The Muppets in the palm of your hand. Featuring three unique real world performances from your favorite Muppets, this AR app is designed to make Muppets fans of all ages forget about their boo-boos. So, parents hold your iOS device over your child’s bandage to see Disney’s® The Muppets come alive!

SOAK UP KERMIT THE FROG’S SERENADE!
Let Kermit cheer you up with a special sing-along of Rainbow Connection — conducted on the back of your hand.

STRIKE A POSE WITH MISS PIGGY!
Play the role of fashion photographer, snapping glamour shots of the inimitable Miss Piggy. But make sure you stay on her good side!

THRILL WITH A DARING ACT OF LUNACY PERFORMED BY THE GREAT GONZO!
Gonzo pushes the boundaries of augmented reality past the limits of sanity with a thrilling new stunt. Be warned: things may not always go as planned.

TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS!
In addition to its AR scanning capability, BAND-AID® Magic Vision lets you snap photos of Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo from any angle. Even if you don’t have a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage featuring The Muppets, the app features “Take a Photo of Kermit,” which lets anyone take real-world pictures of the Muppets’ revered leader.

All you need to unlock the magic is the BAND-AID® Magic Vision app and a BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage featuring The Muppets.

BAND-AID® Magic Vision includes:

• Real world performances by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Gonzo the Great
• Photo capturing & a photo gallery

By downloading this application, you are agreeing to the Privacy Policy and Terms/Conditions. Read these at: Bandaid.com/appterms and Bandaid.com/appprivacy