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Today's Best Apps: Chillaxian And Lums

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:

Lums by Vladimir Hrincar ($0.99, 20.2 MB): If you're a fan of titles such as Angry Birds, then this strangely adorable physics-based puzzler will definitely brighten up your day. In fact, it's literally piercing light that will bring you enjoyment as it destroys the evil vampires who've invaded the Lums. Of course, to dispense the pleasantly searing vengeance, you must expose the legendary shadow clinging creatures by creating paths. So, get your trigger finger ready and launch, fly, and otherwise control the variously skilled Lums to move aside rocks, smash through glass, demolish makeshift wooden structures, and more to create paths for the few streams of scorching light. Along the way, attempt to gather all of the sparkly stars and avoid hazards, such as laser beams, for the most satisfying result. The game features beautiful hand-drawn 2.5-D graphics with realistic dynamic lighting, 48 levels, five characters, star rating plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements. A trial version is available.

Universal:

Chillaxian by Madgarden ($1.99, 326.1 KB): This retro-style scrolling space shooter is all about being chill and enjoying the resurrected entertainment of the classics. Obviously inspired by titles such as Asteroids and Space Invaders, play consists of moving your spacecraft side-to-side to avoid and annihilate the approaching swarms of shifting enemies. After clearing a few waves of ships, there's the added challenge of making it through asteroid fields. Simply survive as long as possible and proudly earn that top leaderboard spot. The game features 8-bit pixelated graphics with old school arcade UI elements, chiptunes and retro sounds, dual-thumb control, plus Game Center achievements and leaderboard.

iPad:

Lums HD by Vladimir Hrincar ($1.99, 19.3 MB): If you're a fan of titles such as Angry Birds, then this strangely adorable physics-based puzzler will definitely brighten up your day. In fact, it's literally piercing light that will bring you enjoyment as it destroys the evil vampires who've invaded the Lums. Of course, to dispense the pleasantly searing vengeance, you must expose the legendary shadow clinging creatures by creating paths. So, get your trigger finger ready and launch, fly, and otherwise control the variously skilled Lums to move aside rocks, smash through glass, demolish makeshift wooden structures, and more to create paths for the few streams of scorching light. Along the way, attempt to gather all of the sparkly stars and avoid hazards, such as laser beams, for the most satisfying result. The game features beautiful hand-drawn 2.5-D graphics with realistic dynamic lighting, 48 levels, five characters, star rating plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements. A trial version is available.

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