An app that certainly, without one slightest bit of doubt, passed under the radar of the average App Store gamer, Mini Dash ($0.99) is yet another thrilling adventure from well-known publisher, Chillingo. The availability of platformers for the iOS platform has expanded since the App Store's launch a few years ago, and, by this time, you can pretty much find one to suit any platformer-enthusiast's preference. Whether you're seeking a Metroidvania title with large levels and tons of exploration or you're looking for an arcade-styled game with short, quick levels demanding your endurance and patience, the App Store has it.
Too many weather apps exist on the App Store, all similar in most aspects and not enough differing to an extent that would make them worthwhile. While some are pleasantly informative in some areas, they're skimpy in others leaving the need for the total, ideal iOS weather utility a glaring one...until now. Thankfully, that need has been satisfied with Savvy Apps' newest addition to its App Store collection, Today Weather ($1.99).
The sea glimmers, as your ship nears a secluded island. You can almost taste the looming treasure, when you spot a structure. The natives have constructed towers, in an attempt to defend their treasure. So, you load up your canon with one of your crew mates, take aim down the telescope, and fire away. You revel in your handiwork as the wooden blacks tumble down, smashing the natives as a result. This story paints a picture of Chillingo’s latest title: Potshot Pirates ($0.99).
You hear your engine rev up as you prepare for your big jump. You smash down the accelerator, and your monster truck leaps over six school buses in a row. The crowd goes wild as rock songs boom over the speakers. You hop out of your truck and head to collect your big payout. This is the crazy sensation captured by Chillingo’s latest derby-racer: Monster Truck Destruction ($0.99).
In a world of hyper-realistic graphics, it seems hard to find anything unique. The gorgeous games sit at the top 25 list week after week, and the trend seems monotonous. Luckily Renegade Kid has sent a 8-bit hero…introducing Mutant Mudds ($0.99).
Since the public release of iOS 6 back in September, many users have reported trouble with Apple's native Maps application. The Cupertino-based company, in an online statement by CEO Tim Cook, acknowledged the flaws with its Maps application and even recommended that users seek out a temporary alternative until issues were resolved. Excited Pixel's Quick Route ($4.99) is one of the many superior utilities for iOS that aims to replace the need for Apple's Maps.
We always post about interesting Kickstarter projects but rarely ever after the products themselves have been funded and have begun to be produced in mass quantities. Initially a Kickstarter project, the HandAble ($19.95) has materialized into a worthwhile, convenient holder to avoid a smartphone death grip.
The newly released Launch Center Pro ($2.99) isn't a free update for owners of its unripe predecessor, and that did spark some ill-natured disapproval towards the respective developer. Regardless, that's no reason to simply brush the app off and not give it a go. The completely revamped, reimagined app ditches the previously-used list format and instead replaces it with a slick, more powerful interface geared towards optimal efficiency.
I'm not a huge fan of strategy games partially because I like to sit back and relax to play games. That said, Zombie Quest ($0.99) has completely turned me over as I haven't been able to stop playing it since I first downloaded it two mornings ago.
Crescent Moon Games, publishers of many iOS titles, have ventured from one App Store genre to another. Not because their past games have tremendously failed, but because they're simply creative to the core - universally. Their latest entrance into the App Store, Mutant Storm ($2.99), falls into the arcade genre with fast-paced, shooting action - and naturally, it's quite brilliant.