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Today's Best Apps: Jelly Beans And Madagascar Checkers - Peg Solitaire

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. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls.


Jelly Beans by Crazy Monkey Studios ($0.99, 24.1 MB): This tasty title brings a gratifying twist to the otherwise plain match-3 genre. Rather than a unified grid-style board, the colorful characters are split among seven columns. Even though matching can only occur vertically, jelly beans are able to be moved into adjacent columns, however, not likely how you'd expect. Instead of a standard vertical or horizontal slide motion, beans must be moved with a spin by tapping on one to move the six surrounding. Once three or more are aligned in a stack, tap on them for removal. As you progress, play time decreases as well as more and more flavors, i.e., colors, will be added to increase the difficulty. Eliminating larger groups provides both a higher score and a greater replenishing of time. The game features 2-D graphics, techno soundtrack, and a Game Center leaderboard.


Madagascar Checkers - Peg Solitaire by Dmytro Denys ($0.99, 21.1 MB): Enjoy casual entertainment and a workout of the mind with this elegantly crafted digital version of Peg Solitaire. Unlike the popular solo player card game played in the United States, the United Kingdom version of Solitaire is a board game that would be partially comparable to Checkers. With only a single open space to begin, strategically leap marbles over one another to remove all but one because, of course, it can't jump itself for elimination. Points are awarded based on the number of remaining marbles. The game features 3-D graphics, single finger control, and a Game Center leaderboard. An ad-supported version is available.

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