We are tech people, so when I found about the fun and unique games from Discovery Bay, I was excited to get a chance to play these amazing games designed for the iPad. Discovery Bay sent us four of their games, and we were quite impressed with them.
Duo Pinball takes pinball to the iPad with their unbelievable real controller. Just insert your iPad into the pinball pad, connect it via Bluetooth (instructions included) and start playing. With flipper buttons and a spring-loaded plunger for sending the ball into gameplay, this game is a must for any pinball enthusiast. This game is fun, the controller works perfectly, and it really makes iPad pinball entirely realistic. Retail price is approximately $59.99 for the controller and the game is free on iTunes.
Atari Arcade brings classic games back to life with this new-tech spin on old-tech concepts. Atari Arcade features the “old school” controller to play Atari games such as Pong, Asteroids, Missile Command, and more. My kids loved this game and the nostalgia it brought for my husband and I was nearly as fun as actually playing. The controller is well-made and easy to use with this plug-n-play game. This one has the free app as well and the controller is also $59.99.
Duo Pop puts the fun right into your hands for up to four players. With Duo Pop and the fun, free apps (some have optional in-app purchases) available on iTunes, you compete game show style by “popping in” with your answers to fun trivia questions. With games from Highlights, Guesstimation, Saturday Night Live, and more, both children and adults alike are sure to find something they will love playing. This game is, hands down, our favorite. We love all the apps and we’ve had many hours of fun playing games together with this device. This one retails for $39.99 but is worth more than that in entertainment.
Finally, Duo Plink is a super fun way to connect with friends and family to play easy trivia games. Place your colored token on your guess to the questions and wait to find out if you’re right. Plink rotates and drops the winner’s tokens into the bank so scorekeeping and counting are unnecessary. Designed for 2-6 players or teams, this game gets everyone involved. This one is cleverly set up to interact with the iPad and it’s really fun as well. My 5 year old could easily play because it’s always a 50/50 shot as guessing correctly. Duo Plink has several free apps on iTunes as well and the device retails for $26.99.
These games are all well-made, fun for nearly all ages, and designed to interact with iPads perfectly with no lag that I’ve noticed at all. Even though most of the apps have in-app purchases available, all the apps are free to download and can be used without purchasing anything additional. All of these interact games can be purchased at Apple, Amazon.com, Target, and Sharper Image.
Thank you to Discovery Bay for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon.
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