The controls in Let’s Twist are simple and intuitive, though the game can be rather glitchy at first. The element pieces will come in from the top of the screen, and you must match the colored rings at the bottom to the lane that the like-colored piece is falling in. To do this, all you have to do is drag the ring with your finger to swap positions with another ring. Once all of the rings are in their appropriate place for the current falling pieces, those elements will drop immediately into the rings. While it sounds simple at first, the speed gradually increases as you go, so you’ll have to be quick and on your toes to make sure the pieces are in the right place.
Since Let’s Twist is an arcade game, the main objective is to get as high of a score as you can. There are four difficulty levels (Soft, Moderate, Hard, and Nightmare), but naturally, you only start with Soft at first — the rest are unlocked by earning stars. There are also different environments that you can play in, with the first one being the Lighthouse setting. You can unlock the Train and Mill levels by spending the necessary amount of stars, and there are three additional settings from other iOS games that you can obtain through in-app purchases: Darklings, ROP, and Jelly Lab, with more coming in the future. Regardless of the setting and elements that you choose, the goal is to match up as many lines as you can in order to catch the falling element pieces. Each success will give you a point, and if you miss, then that run is over.
The visual style in Let’s Twist is stunning and gorgeous, which are what initially drew me into the game in the first place. Players will be greeted with beautiful, atmospheric environments that will make you think of live paintings, and in all honesty, seeing the graphics is rather soothing. The colors that represent each element are bright and vivid, so it provides some nice contrast with the calming backdrops. The animations in the game are smooth and fluid, from the background environments to the falling element pieces that you’re matching up. The ambient soundtrack is also a great way to unwind after a long day, so it’s recommended to get your good pair of headphones for this game.
During my years here at AppAdvice, I’ve gone through hundreds of games on my iOS devices, but some of my favorites involve the bite-sized arcade games that I can pick up and play for short bursts throughout the day. That’s because these are the games that I can pick up whenever I have a few spare moments and put them down just as easily. Plus, it is always fun to see how good I think my skills are, which is why I always come back to these games — practice makes perfect, after all. When I saw Let’s Twist on the App Store over the weekend, I knew I had to check it out for myself, especially after having a rather long and stressful week.
Let’s Twist ($0.99) by MildMania is a soothing match-em-up arcade game that will keep you busy for some time. If you love games that test out your coordination and reflex skills, then Let’s Twist will be right up your alley.
Time management is a challenge for just about everybody, irrespective of who they are or what they do. Even people who try to run their lives by a certain schedule can have a hard time staying on task, showing up promptly and remembering their day-to-day goals. There are lots of reasons for this. The main reason is that, due to smart phones and tablets, we have all forms of distractions at our disposal just begging for our attention. In the following article we’re going to show you how to use your iPhone or iPad as a tool for time management instead of as a time management unit of destruction.
Download and install Instapaper. Instapaper is an app you can use not just on your mobile phone or tablet but on your computer as well. It is one of those “read later” applications that can help you save time. In the daytime how frequently do you come across a bunch an article or a site that you really want to get into but do not have the time to do so properly? How often have you thrown a wrench into your schedule because you read or looked into it anyway (because you knew you wouldn’t remember it later on)? You’ll be able to integrate Instapaper into your Twitter account as well as some other applications, and save yourself all sorts of time by saving the links you want to read for a time that is more convenient. The hyperlinks you save are stored in one primary account. This means that you can use any gadget (mobile phone, tablet, and computer) to catch up on your reading if you have the time.
Wunderlist is among the better applications. It’s your usual to-do list application but it hasn’t been dragged down by all kinds of graphics or sophisticated interfaces. Every day it’s possible to sit down to this app and then enter all of the things that you want to do during the day. It is free of charge. Along with being simple to use, it’s easy to sync with numerous devices. If you train yourself to check your application as frequently as you check your email, you are going to find it much easier to keep yourself on task.
Evernote is amazingly useful. It is a central location in which you can organize your random thoughts, your photos, your downloads, your emails, etc. It syncs between devices (including your computer) and is easy to incorporate with other software, like Wunderlist. The only real downside of this app is that it is not free. You can pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or buy one year of service for forty five dollars.
Agenda is an absolute must have calendar application. This is true for all types of different reasons but the primary reason you need this is that you could sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes the management of your calendar less difficult, especially for individuals with PCs and iPhones because they only have to key in their information into a single, centralized location and it can be accessed on a bunch of other devices. In addition, it is pretty.
The assortment of time management applications available for downloading is big. These are the best of them but a bit of research will yield lots of others.