The 'can you name this' genre of games is a popular one in the Windows Phone store, and we've mentioned a few before (such as 4 Pictures 1 Word). They can be quick to program, but they all need a bit of polish to become more than a distraction. Movie Junkie has that style, along with some tricky puzzles and a forgiving text parser that helps it to stand out from the pack.
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Didlr is an interesting little drawing application for your Windows Phone. Allowing you to create sketches with some basic tools and a handy tracing element would be nice, if limiting, but pairing it up with a social network is a masterstroke.
This is another of Nokia's exclusive Xbox Live titles that is part of the deal with Electronic Arts. That's the same deal that has seen titles like FIFA 13, Real Racing 2, and Tiger Woods 12, come to the Lumia platform. If you ever wondered what the downside of that deal was, strap yourself in, it's time to find out.
Smartphones are great for sharing, and Windows Phone has a lot of sharing options built in. It's going to take a strong third party application to usurp these features, and while Funnel is a nice idea, it's not strong enough to replace the built in apps. But is it strong enough to complement them?
How do you update the humble bat and ball game for the 21st Century smartphone? Some of the earliest home computer games involved a paddle that could be moved up and down a screen, with a pixelated ball moving between two bats. Forty years or so later, and we have one answer in the Windows Phone game Retron.
Listen Again is a third party app that lets you play back many of the BBC radio shows that have aired in the last seven days. It's not an official BBC app, but it gets the job done, albeit with a few quirks along the way.
I've always been a big fan of ebooks, although with Windows Phone I've not had as many options to read books as I do on other platforms. Up until now, Amazon's Kindle app has been my go to client of choice, but I think it's about to be usurped by Legimi's updated ebook reading app.
Having worked my way through a number of Camera replacements for Windows Phone (what does it say about the built-in application, that so many third party replacements have been created?!), I've hit upon something of a winner. Clever Camera offers an accessible interface with a couple of genuinely unique features, let down only by slight speed and stability issues and the lack of a review function for previously taken photos. Well worth a look for anyone wanting to get genuinely creative on Windows Phone though.
If there are any Psion Series 3 owners reading this, then Fairway Solitaire is going to be a very interesting walk down memory line (with a twist or two), recognising the card game 'Homerun' (plus there's the 'Fairway' reference, used by our own Steve in his Psion golf sim!) I'm pretty sure that everyone else is going to recognise the golf mechanic that has been jauntily placed on top of a simple, yet addictive card game.
There are several Camera 'replacements' for Windows Phone, even though none (as at the current OS version for most handsets) can be set as the 'default' application when you mash down the camera button - you have to launch them as 'lenses' or pick them from a Start screen shortcut. Camera Pro is geared towards the photo purist who wants to fiddle with every setting under the sun, while this, Camera360, is aimed more at someone who wants to delve more into the world of filters. If this sounds ghastly to you then move on, nothing to see. If built-in filters sound good to you then read on for my review, though note that there are still too many caveats to recommend the application in its current version.