Articles by George Ponder

Grimbo
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 02, 2015

Grimbo is a relatively new Windows Phone game that has terrific graphics and challenging platform styled levels to conquer.

The game has you navigating Grimbo, the Grim Reaper boy, through each level avoiding obstacles, hunting for objects and collecting coins. The game is...

Windows Phone Super Bowl Apps
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by George Ponder
Feb 01, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Windows Phone apps for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLIX will kick off this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30pm EST. For those planning events around the...

Dwelp
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 31, 2015

Dwelp is a challenging connect the dot puzzle game that is available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The Windows Phone game includes 100 puzzle levels where you are tasked with linking all of the same colored dots.

There is no time limit to solving the puzzles but...

MixaMonster
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 30, 2015

MixaMonster is a relatively new Windows Phone game that is designed to help children learn about colors and what can be created when they are mixed together.

The Windows Phone children's game has you mixing colors that will transform into an interactive monster. Available for...

Rail Heads
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2015

Rail Heads is a Windows Phone game designed to test your reflexes and ability to plan ahead. The game has you positioning railroad tracks out ahead of a locomotive you are guiding down the tracks.

Controls are simple, game play challenging (almost to the point of frustration)...

Mpow Swift Bluetooth Headphones
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2015

Wireless headphones are convenient, easy means of listening your music files, videos or any other time you want a little privacy. There are plenty of options to choose from and Mpow is hoping that the Swift Bluetooth Headphones will be on everyone's short list.

These sweatproof...

EvolutionMultiplayer
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 28, 2015

EvolutionMultiplayer is a Windows Phone game that tosses you in the middle of an online sci-fi battle. There isn't much to this first person shooter beyond searching the battle arena for other players to take out. You do have some character advancement as your number of kills increase...

Phototag
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 27, 2015

Phototag is a Windows Phone photography app that adds an information overlay to your photos such as your current location, weather conditions and more.

Phototag is an easy way to document moments and share them with others. The Windows Phone app normally runs $.99 but for the...

Zombie's Got a Pogo
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 27, 2015

Zombie's Got a Pogo is an odd sort of an endless runner game available in the Windows Phone Store. As you would guess with the title of this Windows Phone game, you try to keep your Zombie in one piece as you guide him over various obstacles.

Simple controls, challenging game...

Strung Along
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 26, 2015

Strung Along is one of the more unique platformer games that is available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. You control a wooden string puppet across multiple levels of game play.

You will have to avoid obstacles and avoid over extending your puppet that will break its...

Top Windows 8 Games
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Top Windows 8 Games

We are taking a slight change of pace for this week's roundup. Instead of focusing on apps for Windows Phone, we are going to take a look at a few of the top rated Windows games.

An HP Stream 8 tablet was left under the tree with my...

Appy Weather
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

Appy Weather is a somewhat modest Windows Phone weather app that delivers the forecast with a slight personal tone. It presents the forecast conditions in your traditional sense but adds how the expected conditions will compare with the current. The minimalistic design looks good and...

World Cup 2015 Calendar Sync
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

If you are into the sport of cricket, World Cup 2015 is right around the corner with opening matches scheduled for February 14, 2015 in Australia with the final match being played on March 29, 2015. If you need help keeping track of all the World Cup matches, there's a Windows Phone app...

InstaWeather Pro
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by George Ponder
Jan 23, 2015

InstaWeather Pro isn't your typical Windows Phone weather app. The Windows Phone app lets you snap a photo, add an overlay of your current conditions and share the final image with your friends quickly and easily.

InstaWeather Pro makes it easy to not only share how good or bad...

Dungeoneers
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 23, 2015

If you like Dungeons and Dragons styled games, the Windows Phone game Dungeoneers might be something of interest.

The game is a dungeon exploration game where you create a party of four adventurers from a handful of unique classes . Dungeoneers has tons of monsters to defeat,...

BdlPre Shift Codes
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 22, 2015

Now and then an app will hit the Windows Phone Store while we here at Windows Central are looking the other way. BdlPre Shift is one such Windows Phone app that was released last fall and is an app that allows you to track any Borderlands Shift Codes as they are released.

For...

Dragon Mania Legends
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 22, 2015

Dragon Mania Legends is a city building styled Windows Phone game where you rebuild he kingdom of Dragolandia where you breed dragons and fight off neighboring Vikings and their dragons.

Dragon Mania Legends includes over one hundred species of dragons to discover and plenty of...

Goblins! Problems!
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 21, 2015

Goblins! Problems! is a Windows Phone game where you are tasked with battling wave after wave of goblins. You hack and slash your way through an endless number of these wicked creatures, earning gold along the way.

Goblins! has an RPG feel with upgradeable character traits and...

Frederic - Evil Strikes Back
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 20, 2015

Frederic - Evil Strikes Back is a sequel installment to the original Windows Phone game Frederic. The game has the legendary composer Frederic Chopin being resurrected from the grave to prove that his music can still be a chart topper.

Evil Strikes Back picks up where the...

Pigment Puzzle
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 20, 2015

Pigment Puzzle is a Windows Phone game that is heavily inspired by the Rubik's Cube puzzle that first surfaced in 1980.

Instead of dealing with a three-dimensional combination puzzle, Pigment Puzzle has you solving a one dimensional combination puzzle. The game has three puzzle...