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Today's Best Apps: Bottle Cap Blitz, Lumber Jacked, Stampsy And More

Today's Best Apps: Bottle Cap Blitz, Lumber Jacked, Stampsy And More

April 11, 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.


Lumber Jacked by Everplay ($0.99, 11.5 MB): This quirky platformer stars Joe, a hardworking lumberjack who's had enough with Bustin Beaver and the rest of those dam building creatures always stealing his logs. So, now Joe is on an aggressive mission to take down the bucktoothed bandits once and for all. Thankfully, Joe is strong and fit from all of that chopping, which allows him to speed smash critters and even some barriers, plus do continuous wall jumps. However, it's treacherous terrain out there in the forest, including other evil creatures and unexpected hazards, though nothing Joe can't handle if dealt with properly. The game features pixelated graphics, both retro arcade-style and energizing rock music, 60 levels spanning two worlds, virtual gamepad controls, and a star rating system.

Mr. Crab by Illusion Labs ($0.99, 45.3 MB): Help Mr. Crab rescue all of the baby crabs in this adorable and challenging vertical platformer. While navigating a cumbersome path up the sand castle, tree, and other towering structures to locate and lead the defenseless offspring to the top, there will be both friendly and unfriendly wildlife. For example, startled birds and whale tales will propel Mr. Crab and the little ones upwards whereas giant spiders and walruses are nothing but a burden. The game features vibrant 3-D graphics, 36 standard levels as well as eight boss battle levels, three grades of difficulty, single finger control, and Game Center integration.

Bottle Cap Blitz by Big Pixel Studios ($0.99, 46.7 MB): In this fast-paced, action-packed, and short duration challenge, you'll be launching bottle caps to destroy ice cubes while relaxing at the beach, no less. As you master the craft of flicking, the target difficulty will certainly increase, although, so will the rewards. Keep up the accuracy, create combo chains, and activate cool power-ups, such as the cherry bomb and time altering watermelon, to earn bonus points. Not only will that extra effort provide a high score to brag about, but it will also open up the opportunity to expand your bottle cap collection. The game features both beautiful hand-drawn and 3-D graphics, tropical soundtrack, weekly tournaments, as well as a Game Center leaderboard and achievements.

Gemini Rue by Wadjet Eye Games LLC ($3.99, 234.3 MB): In this point-and-click sci-fi adventure game, you guide ex-assassin Azriel Odin through what will be a dark tale of secrets and danger. With information being scarce, time running out, residents of Barracus being of little help, and many other obstacles causing trouble along your way, the importance of keen observation, problem solving, and proper interactions will quickly be clear. The game features a riveting story, witty commentary, pixelated and hand-drawn graphics, as well as simple tap and hold controls.


Stampsy by Roman MAZURENKA (Free, 27.2 MB): Using this media rich presentation construction tool, you can easily advertise a new product line, share your last vacation story, post a memorial, have an easily accessible slideshow for education or business, and much more. Think of it like Apple's Pages app except much more social. In fact, Stampsy has a similarly straightforward and effortless UI with drag and drop placement, gesture-based resizing, automatic text wrapping, several great template options, as well as many font and color choices. Of course, the concept is to share your ideas and recounts with the community and friends, which is done using an in-app kiosk that allows saving of other people's projects for later viewing plus a quick and simple means of offering your own content beyond the app by sending a URL via social networks.

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