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.

iPhone:

Emilly In Darkness by Daniel Halat ($1.99, 102.3 MB): This mystery puzzler will put both your brain and hair on edge as you take part in an intriguing afterlife adventure. It all begins after the briefly depicted killing of a young woman, Emilly. Now, she stands in a gloomy forest that may or may not be purgatory with just a flashlight and strange secrets. Some of the items that you will stumble upon while cautiously searching the darkness are keys to move forward into uncharted areas, other souls, as well as your own blood, which can apparently be used as a weapon. The game features wonderful hand drawn 2-D graphics, continuous story through subtitles, three levels of difficulty, and dual-thumb controls.

Universal:

String Theory: a Word Game by Gecko LLC ($0.99, 35.9 MB): Sort of like word search turned inside out, this fast-paced puzzler has you create the board and the computer automatically select valid words rather than vice-versa. Specifically, you’ll tap on the empty cells of the 6×6 grid board to place the letters provided through the random feed, which is located at the top-right, to create words. As you’re performing the task, a scanner will routinely pass over the board to score points. The difficulty increases through a goal and restriction-style level system. Each level has a score requirement, minimum word length, and limited number of scoring passes. Suffice it to say, you must be very efficient and multitask well. The game features 2-D graphics, power-ups, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, as well as four play modes: Classic, Timed, Stacked, and Clear the Board.

iPad:

SUPERFUGU by WemoMedia (Free, 187.9 MB): Have fun helping Fugu save the other fish in this family-friendly underwater action-adventure game. As a young, frisky, and carelessly courageous puffer fish, Fugu has no worries about taking on the task of saving the reef from the unknown evil that has befallen, placing his finned friends in small glass cages. In addition, nasty sea urchins and other harm lurking beneath the surface will make the task difficult. However, with Fugui’s energic speed and puffing skills, plus assistance from a wise old cleaner shrimp, other fishy friends, and you, there’s plenty of hope that all will be saved. The game features beautiful 3-D graphics, simple single finger and tilt controls, adorable bonus interactions and customization, many great characters that also work as power-ups, 16 levels, in-game parental controls, as well as social network integration for sharing photos and more.