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Today's Best Apps: A Brief History Of The World And Asterix: MegaSlap

Today's Best Apps: A Brief History Of The World And Asterix: MegaSlap

July 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


A Brief History of the World by Codito Development Inc. ($2.99, 151.1 MB): Give yourself, or even the entire household, an entertaining new challenge with this digital version of the Ragnar Brothers's turn-based strategy board game. Similar to Risk, the ultimate goal is world domination by conquering regions one-by-one. Although, because the game has been based on significant periods in actual history, there are more factors to consider and conditions will change. In fact, every round, which is appropriately titled an epoch, consists of different empires and events to reflect the real changes that occurred during the period. However, an equal advantage remains thanks to player balancing, i.e., the person currently struggling gets first choice during the next round's card selection. The game features 2-D graphics based on the original, energizing soundtrack, support for both online and local (single device) matches with up to six players, full tutorial, element almanac, and a Game Center leaderboard.

Asterix: MegaSlap by Bulkypix ($0.99, 47.5 MB): This quirky distance game takes the humorous base plot of the acclaimed French comic series and turns it into pick-up-and-play entertainment. Welcome to the Festival of Punches, where the objective is to wallop the Roman soldier as hard as possible to send him flying far, far, far away. How does it work? Using a single finger, wind the title character's arm to gain speed, then flick and unleash a massive blow to the chops. A powerful swing really can do the trick, however, there are other ways of improving the distance. To send the Roman even farther, trade some of your contest winnings to equip him with an aerodynamic cloak for longer soaring, a protective helmet to better break through barriers, a cushion for bigger bounces, and more. The game features cartoony graphics, cherry soundtrack, power and ground status meters, 21 power-ups, Facebook leaderboard, and Game Center achievements.

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