May 23, 2011
The AppAdvice iPhone App Of The Week: 360 Panorama Updated May 17 ($.99, universal); original article Popular panoramic photo app 360 Panorama from Occipital (creators of RedLaser) has just gotten a major update. Rebuilt from the ground up, the app is easier to use and produces cleaner 360 degree panoramic photos in seconds. Plus, there is a whole new sharing aspect to explore. Unlike some panorama apps that require stitching, 360 Panorama allows you to simply pan around in a complete circle to capture the world around you. Check out our original description of the app here. New Releases 3do-The Next Generation Of Reminder Apps Released May 19 ($4.99); original article The new, 3do-The Next Generation Of Reminder Apps, is claiming to have features that go above and beyond the many free and paid applications in the App Store. The popularity of these types of apps shows the importance of having tasks and reminders beyond the functions of the calendar. With 3do, Cleversome, the developer, has tried to make this application one of the most simple and user-friendly reminder apps available. Your tasks are completed in a couple of steps and all on the same screen. The inputted information is automatically saved instead of needing to press any kind of save or enter button. Autoboy Released May 17 ($.99); original article Funworks Studio is following Capcom's lead with an iPhone game that resembles the long running Mega Man series. Autoboy, however, isn't based on long levels with lots of difficult platforming to overcome. Instead, the game focuses on boss fights with very short levels in-between. Like the Mega Man series, Autoboy is also quite challenging. You will be dying constantly in order to defeat these bosses. However, with practice you will start to advance. The strategy is to find a pattern in the bosses' defense and overcome it while firing your blaster. Bumpy Road Released May 19 ($2.99, universal); original article If you enjoy endless runners or racing games you may want to check out Bumpy Road. The game combines both genres into one package, but instead of controlling the car you get to manipulate the ground below it in order to avoid obstacles. Bumpy Road is a very colorful title with a lot of visual charm. The backgrounds are very well detailed and range from windmills to city landscapes. The game even has a cute little love story that you follow as you race across the landscapes. You control a couple in love who decided to go on a road trip like they used to when they were younger; they want to collect the memories of their past. CHAOS RINGS Ω Released May 19 ($11.99); original article If you live in New Zealand, you can get your hands on Square-Enix's latest title and prequel to the iDevice RPG hit Chaos Rings. The game is being released as two separate versions. The iPhone version is called CHAOS RINGS Ω and the iPad version is called CHAOS RINGS Ω for iPad. There don't appear to be any additional iPad features beyond HD resolution support. If you recall, not long ago Famistu revealed this game along with the upcoming Chaos Rings II. The original Chaos Rings has gorgeous visuals, arena-oriented combat gameplay based on teams of two characters and the prequel looks to expand on this gameplay. Saban's Power Rangers Samurai SMASH Released May 19 ($1.99); original article Saban's Power Rangers Samurai SMASH, the first Power Rangers application to hit the App Store, is available to download now. The app offers players side-scrolling gameplay, "epic boss battles" and unlockable characters and levels. The game itself is based on the Nickelodeon TV show, "Power Rangers Samurai," and offers a total of 15 levels. As outlined in the app's release notes, features include:
- Classic, side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay!
- Epic boss battles!
- Precise touch-screen controls that are simple to learn but hard to master.
- Unlockable levels of non-stop fun!
- Unlock all five Rangers, each with unique, special moves.
- Master the ancient Power Symbols of each Ranger.
- Achieve top score in the 3 survival modes.
- Solve puzzles to win the levels.
- Enter the Arena: Assuming the role of Titan or Knight, Infinity Blade fans can now challenge their friends to multiplayer matches online via Game Center!
- Survivor Mode: Players face off against a legion of Titans to see how far they can go!
- New Holiday Helms! A new helm for every season, ready to be played and mastered!
- More than two dozen new magic rings, swords, shields, and helmets for players to collect and master.
- New Facebook integration allows fans to view their character on their profile and take a screen grab to share with friends.
3do - The next generation of reminder apps
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CHAOS RINGS ? for iPad
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Power Rangers Samurai SMASH!
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