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Since discovering that my iPod can run games relatively successfully, I’ve been on a downloading rampage, combing through all the free apps in the App Store. Since discovering that my iPod can run games relatively successfully, I’ve been on a downloading rampage, combing through all the free apps in the App Store. Hey, it’s cheaper than buying a console or Mass Effect 3 (if I ever get ME3, you can probably successfully assume you won’t be hearing from me again).
Pocket Whip isn’t exactly a game, though that’s what I found it under in the app store. I didn’t know what to expect from it; would you get points for each crack of the whip? Did something exciting happen when you did? Well, not really. Pocket Whip is pretty much what it sounds like: you open the application and flick your wrist around, and your iPod, iPhone, or whatever you’ve got makes a noise like a whip cracking. You can vary the sound effects by how you move your wrist; if you just flick it lightly back and forth, it sounds like you’re just swinging the whip around. A good, hard flick will make it sound like you mean business. Boring, right? Hardly! Pocket Whip’s greatest feature is that you can confuse the hell out of anyone around you. In the last few days alone, I have used it to:
Will I get tired of it? Most likely. Pocket Whip is fun in its way, and I bet it’s great for busting out at parties to make a point, but it probably won’t stay on my iPod all that long. Pocket Whip is made by App City and is available for pretty much anything running the iOS—the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Smaller is probably better in this case, particularly if you don’t want to look silly while thrashing around with your iPad.