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Today's Best Apps: Wordstop And Cloud Spin

Today's Best Apps: Wordstop And Cloud Spin

August 20, 2013
he 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


Wordstop - The anti word game! by Word Play Limited ($0.99, 18.1 MB): Experience a fresh competition against a friend or stranger with this uniquely difficult turn-based word game. Similar to competing titles, the goal of Wordstop does involve building words. However, the objective isn't actually to finish them. In fact, completing words results in a loss, fail, etc. So, it's like this. Both players alternate selecting letters, which can be placed before or after the letter or letters currently chosen. For example, you begin by picking an "S." Your opponent follows with an "A." Therefore, you respond by placing an "N," creating "SAN" thus far. If the opposer enters a "D," the match is over and you win. However, maybe the competitor selects a "C" instead. WIth no valid word yet, the game continues. As a final note, because the strategy involves forcing the opponent into a guaranteed losing move, e.g. Chess or Checkers, intentionally invalid options are not allowed, such as putting a "Q" before "SAN" in the earlier example, and penalized by awarding the other person the win. The game features colorful 2.5-D graphics, multiple match support with Push notifications, handy "Word Wizard" to show valid possible completions, bomb power-up to clear letter tiles, and Facebook integration. An ad-supported version is available.


Cloud Spin by Skytrain Studios ($1.99, 286.7 MB): This fantasy-filled flight simulator will take you on a high-flying adventure to places that no rabbit has gone before. With the help of his ducted fan-propelled flight suit, Lucky is now fortunate enough to soar among the clouds hoping to become legendary. Of course, such magnificence won't be easy. While traveling various lands ranging from Rome-like floating cities to neon labyrinths, you must help Lucky dodge plenty of obstacles, including pillars and large spinning blades. To be deemed grandly victorious, one must not only survive but also succeed in great haste. The game features Unreal Engine-powered 3-D graphics, wonderful instrumental score, tournament and free flight play modes, seven environments, point and award medal ranking systems, swipe and tap controls, plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements. NOTE: The game requires an iPad 2 or newer. First generation iPad is not officially supported.

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