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.

Universal:

X-Type by PhobosLab (Free, 4.9 MB): Satisfy your craving for some old school arcade action with this retro-style space shooter. Using dual-stick controls for ship maneuvering and weapon aiming, blast away at the increasingly difficult “boss” ships until they are obliterated. Strive for your personal best to climb the Game Center leaderboard and earn the 13 achievements.

Wild Chase by Lethal Beaver Games (Free, 17.2 MB): In this quirky side-scrolling runner, you control a rhino desperate to stay alive. As a mob of hunters from the local tribe chase you across the African savanna, it will also be necessary plow through walls and leap over chasms. Can you last long enough to make it to safety? The game features cartoon-style graphics, whacky sound effects, and local high score tracking.

iPad:

Solve the Outbreak by Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (Free, 33.7 MB): Learn what it’s like to be a disease detective in this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published edutainment app. Beginning as a trainee, you’ll help solve up to four outbreak cases by providing input on what step should be taken next. Each step consists of a brief report, data charts, and word definitions before you select one of the possible actions. Make the best decision and do your best to earn enough points to reach a higher rank. In the end, the idea is to, hopefully, learn a little something about health risks, ways to protect your health, and more while having some mind flexing fun.