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Gadget Geek's Guide to April Gaming Apps
  • April 26, 2012 : 07:04
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Jon Hamm was on the Nerdist Podcast this week and talked about the last game he downloaded for his iPhone, Ticket to Ride. It’s funny to imagine Hamm on the set of Mad Men playing the old timey train game, but it’s upsetting to know that he’s not playing something cooler like Pizza vs. Skeletons or Mass Effect Infiltrator with what little spare time he has. But we get it. It’s hard to sift through a ton of apps to find one worthy of a download, so we’ve rounded up the best game apps released in April!

Gunman Clive

Gunman Clive - Bertil Horberg

Gunman Clive is as addictive as it is attractive. Gamers are given the task of saving Mayor Johnson’s daughter and restoring peace in the Wild West while a group of bandits wreak chaos across the land. This side scrolling throwback has you shoot your way through 16 levels of bad guys and bosses, and will leave you in the mood to for old Mega Man games. We love the hand drawn platform that looks like the game is playing out on a notebook.

Max Payne Mobile

Max Payne Mobile - Rockstar Games

We’re happy to see Max Payne shooting up whoever he damn well pleases on our iPhone screens. There’s nothing to really explain, it’s the same old award winning Max Payne out for revenge but now available in the App Store. We have to commend whoever adapted the game for the iPad though, it looks incredibly crisp without losing the fun of playing a first person shooter game from the early 2000’s.

Burnout Crash!

Burnout™ CRASH! - Electronic Arts

If you have the need to suppress your road rage, you’re going to love this game.  All you have to do is take your car onto the streets and cause the biggest crash and as much damage as possible. Think of it as a strange Sims reality. The only thing that annoyed us about this game was the sound; we suggest cranking up Sleigh Bells in your headphones to get lost in the glory of being awarded points for causing a truck to blow up.

Saturday Morning RPG

Saturday Morning RPG - Joystick Labs, LLC

This is one of those games you’ll end up playing in bed before facing your day. You play the role of high school student Marty, who needs to save girlfriend Samantha from the evil Commander Hood. Along the way you use weapons that look like (but totally are not for the sake of plagiarism) Care Bears, Optimus Prime and a ton of other 80’s references to defeat bad guys. If you didn’t grow up in the 80’s we don’t think you’ll like this game, but if you do you’ll be hooked. Made up of almost every 80’s cartoon character imaginable, this clever RPG game is beyond awesome.

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