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Today's Best Apps: Bolt By Happsan And Attack Of The Spooklings

Today's Best Apps: Bolt By Happsan And Attack Of The Spooklings

June 26, 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. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls.


Bolt by Happsan by Qalixa (Free, 46.2 MB): This turn-based social strategy math game will not only exercise the mind, it will allow you to prove those excellent problem solving skills against strangers and friends. The board consists of a 7-by-6 grid of incrementally numbered tiles with point values, which are shown in the bottom-right. To win, earn more points by capturing the most and highest value tiles. Laying claim requires selecting the tile number through the construction of a seemingly simple equation. Unfortunately, there is luck involve as the three numbers to utilize are randomly chosen. However, your free to swap the numbers around and change each of the two operators as needed in an attempt to create the desired result. Of course, this won't always work, therefore, there are three chances to pass on your turn. The game features 2-D graphics, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, as well as three play modes: single player against Glenn the AI droid, local two person pass-and-play, or an online competition against a single friend or unknown foe.

Attack of the Spooklings by Carles Salas ($0.99, 7.5 MB): If you enjoy the pick-up-and-play intensity of the old school vertical space shooters, then you'll definitely want to check out this action-packed arcade tower defense-type game. At the bottom of the screen is the village wall and from the top will come spooklings. Destroy the evil creatures as they approach in waves by swiping your finger as a scythe, sickle, or whatever other blade comes to mind. If any of the beings reach the wall, it's all over. The game features pixelated retro arcade 2-D graphics with mildly gory animations, chiptunes-style music and sounds, statistics report, local high score board as well as Game Center global leaderboards. An ad-supported version is available.

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