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Today's Best Apps: Table Top Racing, Little Inferno, Stratosphere And More

Today's Best Apps: Table Top Racing, Little Inferno, Stratosphere And More

January 31, 2013
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.


DOMO THE JOURNEY © by Horse Feathers llc ($1.99, 43.6 MB): Domo comes to the iPhone in an exciting side-scrolling platformer. Unfortunately, it's not under great circumstances. The Hungry Bear has kidnapped Tashanna, and you must take control of Domo to rescue her. As you chase down the evil bear, work to collect baseballs, weapons, and more while avoiding all kinds of hazards. The game features 25 levels, 3-D graphics, and Game Center integration.

TrivPals by TrivPals LLC (Free, 27.5 MB): Prove how much of a know-it-all you are by competing against friends and strangers in this turn-based trivia game. Start a new match or challenge someone who's all ready to go, then rapidly answer as many questions as you can during the three one minute rounds. The game requires a Facebook account.


Table Top Racing by Playrise Edge Ltd. ($2.99, 134.8 MB): If you're a fan of battle-style racing games, especially Mario Kart, then you won't want to miss this experience. Get behind the wheel of a miniaturized Chevy Camaro, ice cream truck, old school VW bus or Beetle, or one of the other six awesome vehicles and make your way through obstacle stricken tabletop courses. Along with aggressive driving, you'll want to give yourself an advantage by picking up weapon boxes to deploy missiles, EMP bombs, and more. Play the objective-based and star ranked championship to unlock vehicles, satisfy a short break with a quick race, and destroy your friends in multiplayer match-ups. The game features video game console quality 3-D graphics, a rockin' soundtrack, and Game Center integration.

Puzzle Retreat by The Voxel Agents ($0.99, 26.0 MB): Inspired in part by Sudoku and Sokoban, this block-sliding puzzler is a great casual brain workout with a bit of freshness. In each of the increasingly difficulty 96 puzzles, your objective is to fill all of the slots with ice cubes by moving and placing them in the correct order. The game features beautiful 3-D graphics, unlimited undos, and iCloud integration.


Rainbow Racing by Ian Morrison (Free, 66.3 MB): Here's a great way to have the little ones learn reading, shapes, colors, and more. Accompanied by the Drip Drops, your preschooler races down a rainbow road to collect shapes, letters, etc to unlock all six characters. The game features vibrant 3-D graphics, tilt control, upbeat shimmering music, and augmented reality, i.e., the rainbow road is surrounded by the real environment the child is in.

Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense by Pixile Studios ($1.99, 96.1 MB): Adding some great replayability, this tower defense game also includes offensive components as well as board game-style local multiplayer. Whether you're playing against the AI in the objective-based solo mode or battling a friend in a tabletop match, you're going to need some serious strategy. Along with setting up military towers, you'll be sending out an army of creatures to attack the enemy. Not only that, but there are three races to select from, each exhibiting different capabilities. The game features top-down cartoon-style 3-D graphics, five unlockable boards, a further social aspect with #Stratobets, and Game Center integration.

Little Inferno by Experimental Gameplay Group ($4.99, 100.8 MB): From the designers of World of Goo comes an intense puzzle game and entertainment app. Enclosed within is the Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace. You can put all kinds of things in the LIEF to keep you cozy warm. Just a few examples include an old television, photos, batteries, corn on the cob, and fireflies. Yep, it can be funny. The more you burn, the more you earn, specifically, coins to purchase more flammable items. The app features beautifully realistic 3-D graphics and physics, whacky characters and dialog throughout an integrated story, and hidden objectives for you to discover. Always remember to keep the flame within the game.

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