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Today's Best Apps: Astro Shark HD, Block Fortress, Melodive And More

Today's Best Apps: Astro Shark HD, Block Fortress, Melodive And More

March 8, 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.


Melodive by johan gjestland ($0.89, 8.4 MB): Enjoy a dreamlike state of soaring through the clouds in this wild endless flying-style game. Even though the sky is dark, there's luminescence all around. Your task is to elegantly swoop between the plushy gray blobs as long as you can while diving through patches of brightly colored melodium crystals to create beautiful tunes, replenish boosting fuel, and gain points. The game features tilt control and offers a Game Center leaderboard.

Astro Shark HD by Unit9 ($0.89, 43.9 MB): It has been said that love has no boundaries, and that's certainly shown in this quirky action-adventure game. Now stricken with pain and disparity after Laika's abduction, Astro Shark is willing to search the entire universe for his companion. You'll be in charge of navigation, which involves using the grappling hook to maneuver around planets, avoid rockets, and set off mines. The game features beautiful hand-drawn 2-D graphics, 11 levels, as well as Facebook and Game Center integration.

Block Fortress by Foursaken Media ($1.79, 130.3 MB): Think of this as Minecraft expanded. The primary mission is to protect the barracks in tower defense-style gameplay. To do that, you'll create a few lines of defense. One is to strategically place the barracks, two would be to construct a defensive perimeter using stone and automated laser cannons, and the third is foot patrol using your trusty pistol. There are five maps in three different play modes with all but the entirely relaxed Sandbox mode offering Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Journey to Hell by Bulkypix ($3.99, 550.7 MB): This first-person shooter is all about taking action. Sure, there's a little bit of a story involved, although, the true feel is run, gun, and blow something up in a fight to save humanity from vicious creatures. You'll be able to cause mayhem with nearly 30 different weapons, from pistols to rocket launchers, in three different play modes: story, survival, and treasure hunt. As a bonus, achieve the 66 medals and earn global bragging rights.

Sonic Dash by SEGA ($1.99, 40.6 MB): Indeed, this isn't the first time Sonic has been sent down a long and hazard-filled path, but the combination is such a great fit for the super fast little mammal. Through third-person perspective, you'll guide Sonic down a winding path in what appears to be the Emerald Forest to, of course, collect gold rings. Along the way, Sonic will face many of the infamous enemies, plus several types of environmental obstacles, such as spikes and chasms. However, as always, none of those are a match for Sonic's speed or spin attack. The game features 3-D graphics, unlockable characters, power-ups, and Game Center integration.

Dojo Danger by Kihon Games ($0.99, 70.7 MB): Featuring elements of Pinball, this turn-based real-time strategy game really packs of wallop. Choose your side, the noble ninjas working together to save their sensei or the evil undead who've kidnapped him with further plans to destroy the dojo. During each battle, you'll slingshot your team members to attack enemies, gather power-ups, and more. Within the five arenas there are also hidden rooms, energy fountains, and automated devices that can help or harm your efforts. The game includes two campaigns, 100 total levels, bonus objectives, star-based rating system, and Game Center integration.

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