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Today's Best Apps: Bit.Trip Run, Papa Sangre II, ProCam 2 And More

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:

ProCam 2 by Samer Azzam ($0.99, 21.6 MB): The already quite capable camera and camcorder app learns a couple of new tricks and gets a makeover. Updating the user interface to match the iOS 7 trend meant trimming some off the sidebars, thinning and flattening the top a bit, and making everything overall easier to handle. Primarily, this meant doing away with the bulky and clunky function wheel and adding another pop-out panel, one reflecting the Menu button mechanism. As a bonus, fullscreen mode has been improved by expanding the viewfinder to the edges without pushing away any of the tools, which is great considering the increased capabilities. In addition to the standard and enhanced time lapse camcorders, there's a slow motion video capture available at four different speed settings. For still images, you now have access to 20 fun lens filters, such as sepia, noir, and mist. Some of the previous feature include separate focus and exposure, camera and camcorder zoom, image stabilization and anti-shake, shutter and torch control via volume buttons, face detection, multiple alignment grids, full setting information display with battery level, low battery warning, ISO boost and shutter speed reduce lowlight assist, geotagging, as well as time, data, and customizable copyright text stamping.

Universal:

Papa Sangre II by Playground Publishing B.V. ($3.99, 290.8 MB): In this thrilling augmented action and audio-driven horror story RPG, you must carefully traverse the Museum of Memories to return from the afterlife. Forget about sight, at least for the most part, and concentrate on the sounds, voices, and other audible cues. Create a map in your mind, painting paths to sound sources and moving towards them. Indeed, much will be unknown, though, hopefully, things soon brighten and blossom. Step after step, turn upon turn, discover the details of the deceased, and find your way to freedom. The game features 2.5-D graphics, eerie and ominous soundtrack with narration by Sean Bean, 18 levels of adventure, dual-thumb controls, and Game Center achievements. A small amount of physical space and headphones/earphones are required for successful play.

BIT.TRIP RUN! by Gaijin Games ($3.99, 314.2 MB): Challenge yourself to a deceptively easy mission in this mobile sequel of the acclaimed retro sci-fi rhythm-based platformer. The evil Timbletot has banished Commander Video into an unknown realm. In order to escape, you must help our protagonist run, dash, bash, slide, leap, and land pass dangerous obstacles and enemies. Terror and torture, failure becomes beyond frustrating as errors send you back to the beginning of each stage, causing relentless repeating until a flawless performance is achieved. The game features comic book and 3-D graphics, energizing techno soundtrack, quirky and clever story, unlockable videos and other rewards, single finger control, eight playable characters with 40 collectible costumes, plus three worlds consisting of 30 normal, 15 retro, and 12 "Challenge" stages, as well as three difficult boss battles.

NinJump Rooftops by Backflip Studios (Free, 46.2 MB): The brave little ninja has finally reached the rooftops, but his journey has just begun in this sequel to Backflip Studios’s smash hit endless distance game. Make sure to have your tapping finger at the ready as your ninja dashes across the rooftops because you have more than just a few gaps to worry about. You’ll also have to dodge throwing stars, evil squirrels, and diving birds on your way to the top of the leaderboards. Your foes can be disposed of by either jumping on top of or slashing through them with your sword them in mid air, and if you hit three matching foes in a row you’ll earn an awesome power-up. Master the double jump with two quick taps to reach new heights and collect even more coins and jade crystals. Coins can be used to purchase power-ups in the in-game store, and jade crystals allow you to pick up where you left off. The game features cartoony 2.5-D, single finger control, as well as Game Center achievements and leaderboard.

Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game by Gameloft (Free, 757.9 MB): This real-time strategy RPG immerses your in Thor's latest battle even before the action-adventure film hits the big screen. As the mighty God of Thunder, your strengths are able to conquer those of the greatest evil, or so thought. However, the clashes against Loki and the Frost Giants are minuscule compared to the darkness that will soon threaten the universe. Now, you must team up with the mightiest of Asgard heroes and other warriors on a quest to battle creatures small, big, and massive. The game features 3-D graphics, dramatic soundtrack, 90 mission campaign as well as four survival arenas, 10 unlockable hammers and armor, simple two finger control, plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Pocket God: Ooga Jump by Bolt Creative ($0.99, 304.3 MB): Jump into this endless climbing game and send a pygmy through more bone crushing and skin burning fun. Seemingly super easy, hop, leap, and even slam bounce from platform-to-platform on your islander to the clouds, but avoid lava bombs, asteroids, changing gusty winds, and, of course, falling among other hazards. In addition, strive to achieve the mini-goals, earn collectible items, and collect gems. Gems not only go towards cool skins and other items showcased in the Shop, but also offer plummet prevention, that is, a second chance. The game features cartoony 2.5-D graphics, upbeat soundtrack, tilt control, lots of mini-objectives, 14 collectibles, statistics, as well as Game Center achievements and leaderboard.

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