The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.
Rage Runner: Meme Game by Matthew Fermin (Free, 10.8 MB): In this whacky endless running game, you play as the meme character, Derp. While running across the rooftops collecting coins, avoid obstacles that will trip, burn, or otherwise make Derp stumble and unable to jump.
Fantasy Adventure by USERJOY (Free, 86.2 MB): The balance of power has been disturbed and you, the courageous knight, have chosen to accept the mission of restoring it by battling mutant creatures and powerful deities. This combination role-playing and real-time strategy game features a dominant involvement in the story, wonderful 3-D graphics, 60 stages, and 13 characters.
Hangman ^ by PageMill Media (Free, 10.5 MB): Make play time more than fun with this edutainment version of the classic word guessing game. Instead of categories, words are hinted at by technical definition. Just as importantly, the linguistic database is of advanced and higher education words, such as anthology. To summarize, the goal is to win the game, i.e., guess the word before being hanged, but also expand your vocabulary. The game does contain a top banner ad.
FireworkCam by Ricardo Rendon Cepeda (Free, 1.8 MB): This augmented reality camera app allows you to add booming and colorful festiveness, i.e., fireworks, to your photos. As you tap to ignite each firework, you can manage the color and size using the sliders at the bottom. Capturing photos can be tricky at first, and two hand operation is likely necessary.
Pedometer Pro ™ by AppsStyle ($0.99, 9.7 MB): This is a simple pedometer app for walkers, joggers, hikers, and so on. The app keeps track of steps, distance, and calories burned. There’s a session history and built-in iPod support.
My Checkbook by Maxwell Software ($0.99, 11.6 MB): It’s time to move your financial management into the digital age, if you haven’t yet already. With this elegant check register, you can easily keep track of checking and savings accounts, credit card balances, and more. The app features support for multiple simultaneous accounts, includes built-in and custom addition of categorizations for transactions, three primary transaction types, and data graphing. An ad-supported version is also available.
Word Waffle by Greg Schoeninger ($0.99, 5.3 MB): Try not to get stuck in a mind freezing state while playing this breakfast-themed word game. A tough and tasty situation indeed as you’re provided a limited number of random letters to place into a crossword puzzle layout. Don’t let the buttery goodness slip you up because it’s not only about creating words, but also about making them all meet in the middle.
Pong Galaxy by Martin Ysa (Free, 9.3 MB): The legendary action arcade game gets a bit of a twist. Instead of hitting the ball or disc with your paddle, you fire at it, using the paddle as your aim control. There’s a multi-difficulty level campaign-style single player mode and a two-player tabletop match mode. The game does contain a banner ad that you need to close at times to maintain unobstructed control.
Fantasy Adventure HD by USERJOY (Free, 125.9 MB): The balance of power has been disturbed and you, the courageous knight, have chosen to accept the mission of restoring it by battling mutant creatures and powerful deities. This combination role-playing and real-time strategy game features a dominant involvement in the story, wonderful 3-D graphics, 60 stages, and 13 characters.
Horseshoe Pitch-A-Rama by Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc. (Free, 45.9 MB): The game of Horseshoes goes digital. Simple controls, single finger slingshot gesture, and real physics make this easy to learn but tough to master. Play solo against the computer at one of three difficulty levels or challenge a friend in a two player pass-and-play match. The game also features great 3-D graphics and sounds as well as a multi-view camera system.
DominoPro by Nuno Oliveira ($0.99, 49.1 MB): Play any one of six popular Dominos games right on your iPad against three artificial intelligence opponents.
SmartTicTacToe by Smartbiz (Free, 1.5 MB): This is an extremely basic digital version of Tic Tac Toe. No frills, just a way to make the game more convenient and environmental friendly.
Dragon Boat Racing by Stuart Dillon-Roberts ($1.99, 43.8 MB): Winning isn’t usually easy, but in this case, it’s quite difficult. Being the captain of a dragon boat has several challenges and they all need to be done in perfect harmony to succeed. In this top-down racing game, paddle and navigate through the winding rivers to reach the end. The game features three famous rivers and Game Center integration.