Articles by George Ponder

Woody Infinity
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 21, 2014

Woody Infinity is an endless runner that is played out on a wakeboard. Towed by a jet ski, you are tasked with helping Woody navigate an endless obstacle course full of islands, docks, ski jumps and other objects bent on ruining Woody's day.

Game play is timed and you'll need to...

TouchRetouch
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 20, 2014

TouchRetouch is a handy Windows Phone photography app designed to help you remove unwanted content from your photographs. Whether it's a blemish on someone's portrait or an annoying tree limb that has snuck into the frame, TouchRetouch can get rid of them.

The photo editor lacks...

Red Herring
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 20, 2014

Red Herring is a new Windows Phone word game from the developers behind 7 Little Words. It's more of a casual game with no timer or score to achieve.

The goal is to group a collection of words into the correct category. The game has three levels of difficulty and daily...

ProShot
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 19, 2014

If you are looking to take your Windows Phone camera to a new level, many will argue that it doesn't get any better than the ProShot photography app.

Offering DSLR like control over your Windows Phone camera, ProShot will let you adjust shutter speed, ISO levels, white balance,...

Table Tennis 3D
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 19, 2014

Table Tennis 3D hit the Windows Phone Store recently and offers a fantastic gaming option for those who like to smack the little white ball around the table.

Available for 512MB devices, Table Tennis 3D offers twenty unique table tennis players to challenge, online multi-player...

Plight of the Zombie
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 18, 2014

Plight of the Zombie is one of the latest zombie genre games to land in the Windows Phone Store. It has seen a fair amount of success over on iOS and Android with the developer hoping for similar results here on the Windows Phone platform.

Plight of the Zombie isn't a tower...

Offline Map Updates
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 17, 2014

Offline maps are a handy Windows Phone feature that can help minimize the amount of data your Windows Phone consumes while plotting a course, navigating your travels or simply finding where you are.

The offline maps receive updates from time to time and we have gotten a few...

Windows Phone Games
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 17, 2014

What is your favorite simple game for Windows Phone? That is a question being tossed around in a Windows Phone Central forum discussion by Forum Member Omar94f.

He is looking for suggestions for games that have really simple controls (such as tapping on the screen as...

Qais Quest
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 17, 2014

Qais Quest is a nicely animated Windows Phone platform game where you play the role of Qais, a lost knight trying to find his way home.

The graphics remind me a little of the Rayman series of games and the game play is your traditional platformer style with plenty of obstacles...

Top New and Rising Games
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 16, 2014

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Top New and Rising Games

One of the many nice features of the Windows Phone Store is the New and Rising category of games and apps. This category is showcased on the Store's main web page and is one of the handful of categories you can sort title listings...

Songbox
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 16, 2014

Songbox is a new Windows Phone app that hopes to put add a musical twist to social networking. The app is really quite simple and lets you record ten seconds of your favorite song and share it with other Songbox members to rate. The twist is that the recording is you singing...

Soaper Coaster
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 15, 2014

We've got endless runner games, endless jumper games and now an endless surfer game. Soaper Coaster takes you to the world's longest bathtub for a challenging game where you must provide a steady supply of waves to guide a rubber duck over, under and past various bathtub hazards. You've...

Article
by George Ponder
Aug 14, 2014

Dark Lands is a wonderfully animated endless runner game for your Windows Phone. The game not only challenges you to see how far you can run but also how long you can survive attacks from a wide range of enemies that includes goblins, orcs and skeletons. You also have much tougher...

EmojiHunt
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 14, 2014

EmojiHunt is a match-three styled game for Windows Phone that, as you would guess, calls on you to find matches of three or more of the same styled emoji.

The game has forty-eight levels of play, each requiring you to hunt down particular sets of emoji before time runs out....

Iaculator Free Space Shooter
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 13, 2014

Iaculator is an arcade space-shooter Windows Phone game that takes elements from classic games such as Asteroids and Galaga to create a mildly entertaining time waster of a game where you are tasked with destroying everything in sight.

The game has potential but the pace of the...

World of Rabbit - The Crossing
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 13, 2014

We mentioned the release of the new Windows Phone game World of Rabbit - The Crossing over the weekend and it made a nice first impression. The game is the sequel to the popular World of Rabbit - The Dig that landed in the Windows Phone Store a couple of years ago and shares the same...

Shiny The Firefly
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 12, 2014

Shiny The Firefly is a wonderfully drawn up arcade styled game that is available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices (low-memory included). The game's backstory has you playing the role of Shiny, a firefly who has lost all his babies.

To gather all the children, Shiny must...

Skwirmy
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 11, 2014

Skwirmy Free is a Windows Phone game that is reminiscent of the old Snake games but with a survival twist. You play the role of a worm that goes around eating up the neighborhood, seeing how large you can grow and avoid being eaten by the other bugs.

The more Skwirmy eats, the...

Article
by George Ponder
Aug 09, 2014

HTC has sent out press invites for an August 19th event where many are expecting to see the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone. Otherwise known as the HTC One W8.

While all of this is still speculation, some are seeing the possibilities of a 5-inch Super LCD3 Windows Phone with...

OneStart
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 09, 2014

One of the great customizations that Windows Phone 8.1 brings to the table is the ability to use transparent tiles and Start Screen backgrounds. OneStart is a Windows Phone 8.1 app that taps into this feature and delivers a nice range of Start Screen background options.

From...