If you are ever lost on an island, looking for the gruesome twosome to get you out of a jam, or in need of old fashion puzzles then they have an app for that!
The fan obsession with the show Lost goes far beyond what JJ
Abrams and the rest of the team have brought to the table. The mythology, time traveling, and diversity
of characters is so massive and overwhelming that it takes intricate fan
networks to keep it alive. It is out of
this cluster of obsession that Lost Addict, the Lost free iPhone application,
arrives. Lost Addict is not endorsed or
distributed by ABC, which does immediately undermine its credibility. The application itself is blog formatted with
posts being listed by name, date, and the screen name of the person who posted them.
Usually these are annoying Lost fan
rants about why Kate should wear more bikinis or how they could take Jack in a
fight. The Menu button in the lower
right hand corner is the only thing that can save you from the chaos of Lost
Addict and here you can find things broken up into sections like Theories and
Discussions, Podcasts, and Videos. The
video section of Lost Addict is where it really should be priding itself in terms
of content, but it uses MP4 or YouTube video links and has limited appeal. It usually takes a long time to load and
these are either chopped up videos from Lost episodes or more annoying fan
creations. Lost Addict is not a bad free
iPhone application, especially if you would love to join the others, but its
not going to attract any casual viewers.
Don't even think about Charlie Work. It's Always Sunny in
their free iPhone application. Thankfully Sound Board, their free iPhone
application, tries to keep it simple instead of charging for a larger
application or simply porting their website content to an application. Here you get the images of Mac, Dennis,
Charlie, Sweet Dee, and Frank and you can tap them on the face to hear one of
their common lines. This is actually
much less redundant than it sounds, especially since any late night from the
bar could use a Frank catch phrase. It's
Always Sunny in Philadelphia Sound Board also has a small More Sunny button in
the upper right hand corner that gives you a whole host of other options. This is where you do get links to the It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia website such as the Paddy's Pub Blog, Sunny Schwag
Shoppe, their Twitter feed, and mobile specific content. This includes It's Always Sunny in
and voicemail, which are really nice additions for a free iPhone application
based on a cult show. Other programs
could learn from It's Always Sunny in
respect for its fans and include this type of content.
The touch screen really lends itself to puzzle arrangements
with the hand to screen approach.
LetsTans includes 210 puzzles that you can try to arrange in several different
gaming modes. In each level, as
specified by its Classic, Replica, or
modes, asks you to essentially solve the puzzle given to you. There are rules for each section, such as
Classic that prohibits overlapping and specifies a way to move them.
in LetsTans is perfect for regular quick play on your iPhone, which Classic is
going to have a much more level based formula. Over all LetsTans is pretty self explanatory
and fun it you enjoy this type of puzzle set up. LetsTans actually extends the new tradition
in porting classic games, including board games and old family titles, and is a
good contribution. The graphics are
simple in presentation, but they do exactly what is needed to play the game and
is colorful enough to maintain visual interest.
For a free iPhone game LetsTans does what it came to do, and it does it