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.

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ALPHA 9 by Simon Paradis Tremblay ($1.99, 40.1 MB): Even in a saturated genre, this word game is able to offer a unique enough difficulty to satisfy both beginners and veterans. As letter blocks calmly fall onto the wall, stacking higher and higher, your task is to eliminate them by constructing words. Quite familiar indeed, however, unlike the many other similar titles, two stipulations add to the challenge. Words will only be submitted if lying horizontally, though you can move most blocks vertically with the exception of blue blocks, which are anchored. The game features simple 3-D graphics, subtly pleasant soundtrack, one casual infinite-type and three timed play modes, as well as Game Center achievements and leaderboard.

simian.interface by Chillingo Ltd ($0.99, 28.9 MB): This crazy and challenging geometry-based puzzler will blow your mind. An automated computer command prompt is the guide, preparing your immersion into a rudimentary environment. The space has three-dimensional properties, including free-floating physics, although, the simple-shaped objects contained within are merely two dimensions. Your goal is to align the pieces by tilting and twisting the iDevice so that the perspective, overlapping, etc results in a perfect, white square or pattern or other 2-D image, an objective similar to Blueprint 3D. However, unlike the aforementioned title, the only hint to the target product is an “Out of focus” warning, which just indicates movement in the wrong direction. Basically, it’s up to recognition, instinct, and problem solving. The game features retro 2-D graphics, wild chiptunes soundtrack, plenty of quirky elements, a few dozen variously difficult puzzles spanning six stages, as well as tilt control for play and touch to navigate.

Lost Toys by Barking Mouse Studio, Inc. ($3.99, 90.5 MB): Simple yet still very stimulating, this beautifully crafted sequential move puzzle game is all about remodeling treasures of the past. In an old, now gloomy room hangs a dozen or so mobiles with several simple wooden toys dangling from their dusty arms. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that these neglected playthings are constructed of numerous sections, which can shift and spin. Using a single finger, you twist the second half of a firetruck into its proper position, suddenly, like magic, the toy is restored, blossoming in full color. The gratification and glee motivates you to next, this one a bit more challenging, though not beyond your ability. From there, you continue, seeing what other things may come back to life. The game features wonderful 3-D graphics, charming instrumental soundtrack, 32 increasingly difficult items spanning four chapters, optional hints, single and dual finger for visual panning and manipulation, as well as Game Center achievements.

Battle Supremacy by Atypical Games ($4.99, 429.6 MB): Demonstrate those diverse skills as a tank commander in this WWII-themed combat simulation game. It’s a cluster of force with a little finesse as you strategically push through foliage-filled forests, climb treacherous mountain ranges, speed over sandy beaches and more as a team to tackle everything from suppressing enemy armies and overtaking bases to defending outposts and assisting allies. Stay tough and stick together because that’s the only way to survive. The game features 3-D graphics, dramatic soundtrack, various interactive environments and weather conditions, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, AirPlay and iCloud support, plus dozens of missions spanning three game types: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and King of the Hill.

Joe Danger Infinity by Hello Games ($2.99, 86.9 MB): This sequel to the acclaimed side-scrolling racing-style platformer is able to squeeze mega action into a miniaturized arena. Being shrunk probably means more death-defying moments but daredevil Joe Danger is undeniably ready to break records, hopefully, without busting bones. Indeed, the hazard avoiding and coin collecting mayhem will include massive motorcycle jumps, though there’s plenty more to enjoy. For example, some of the high-flying maneuvers involve Joe piloting planes, cruising in classic cars, and even hugging a huge firework. The game features 3-D graphics, upbeat music, hundreds of stages at a multitude of difficulty levels, more than 20 unlockable vehicles and characters, plus Game Center leaderboards.