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Today's Best Apps: PUK, Brutal Labyrinth Gold And Trace: A Love Story

Today's Best Apps: PUK, Brutal Labyrinth Gold And Trace: A Love Story

March 25, 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.


PUK by Laser Dog ($0.99, 11.7 MB): Entertain yourself for a few seconds or even hours with this fast-paced combination puzzler and shooter arcade game. Simple, yet challenging, the objective is to reach the highest level possible by shooting small discs to destroy portals, the solid white circles. The difficulty stems from the fact that you only have enough discs to complete the objective with perfect shots, a limited amount of time, and a small launching area. On the positive side of thinking, discs do deflect off walls and can be reshot if they return to the launch area before time expires. The game features 1,000 levels, bicolor 2-D graphics, as well as Game Center achievements and leaderboard.


Trace: A Love Story by EyeSix Games (Free, 23.2 MB): Rather than a fast-paced competition, this word puzzle game is part of a captivating romance story. Between each passage you are provided with a hint to a related word and a multi-level polkadot pattern of letters. Solve and submit the word by performing a tap and hold, then dragging a link to one of the four possible options that appear as you move deeper. The game features simple and elegant tricolor 2-D graphics, sentimental background music, five tiers, and more than 2,500 puzzles. As is, you can play a couple dozen puzzles each day for free. However, there are in-app purchase options to unlock sets or all tiers immediately. Prices start at $0.99 and go as high as $4.99.

Brutal Labyrinth Gold by Stefan Gadnell ($0.99, 45.7 MB): In this even more challenging version of the classic board game, the ball is a bomb and for a useful reason. Along with the hazardous holes are path blocking crates that are cleared using an explosion. Unfortunately, the fuse is short and means of ignition aren't at the obstruction site. Therefore, you'll need to find fire, light the fuse, and return quickly. If you don't reach a crate before detonation, it's game over, otherwise, the ball is instantly replaced and you continue on. The game features 3-D graphics, sound effects but no music during play to distract concentration, 50 levels, star ranking system based on completion time, and Game Center integration. An ad-support trial version is also available.

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