Metro Reviews: The Martian, ScreamRide, Disney Side

Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Mar. 9th

The Martian
By Andy Weir
Kindle/iBooks/Kobo
Five Stars

Stranded on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney can’t stop laughing. His life expectancy is dire, his isolation is bleak, yet he perseveres in this well-researched survival thriller where NASA transcripts and maps craft a problem-solving adventure of great tenacity and ingenuity. The insider knowledge at play is astonishing, a science geek’s dream, and it’s used to create a sequence of terrifying, page-turning surprises.

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Step Buy Step: A Pedometer Adventure
iPhone
$2.29

Every step you take in the real world goes towards unlocking adorable companions and completing challenges in this imaginative adventure inspired by Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days

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3DAround
iPhone
Free

By circling your camera around your food you can capture a 3D photograph that lets your friends experience your latest creation from all angles with this strangely creative food photography app.

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Show Your Disney Side
iPhone/iPad
Free

Become your favourite Star Wars or Disneyland character with this face-tracking camera app that can adjust for eyeglasses and facial hair with impressive ease, creating both photo and video selfies.

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ScreamRide
Xbox 360/Xbox One
Rating: Everyone 10+
Two 1/2 Stars

Getting a roller-coaster to perform skateboard tricks, where you grind the rails and perform jumps, is fun, but it puts you in control which is a comfort thrill rides try to avoid. You want to feel like you’re in the hands of a maniac and the only way you get that is by downloading custom levels made by other players willing to ignore the rules. An added demolition game, where you launch destructive balls at buildings, helps but has little to do with roller-coasters or anything this game’s title would suggest.

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