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Today's Best Apps: Deemo, Don't Shoot Yourself, PlayStation App And Missile

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


PlayStation®App by Sony Computer Entertainment (Free, 3.7 MB): Access the PlayStation Network and improve your console control efficiency using this PS4 companion app. Similar to the Xbox SmartGlass experience, you can discover which friends are online and what they're doing, compare achievements, as well as convert your iDevice into a wireless keyboard for easier text input. However, chat is available without ever connecting to the console, which operates as a standalone messenger or secondary screen. Unlike Microsoft's tool, the PlayStation app offers more social scene details, such as notifications for avatar updates and recent ratings, plus full access to the PlayStation Store. Namely, Sony has included the ability to add to the offline download queue, allowing games and other items to automatically initiate installation the next time you fire up that console. The app also features push alerts and, of course, requires a Sony Entertainment Network account.


Deemo by Rayark Inc. ($1.99, 237.0 MB): Charming and challenging, this rhythm-based game is a wonderful fairytale-type adventure saturated with an amazing orchestra of sound. As the story goes, one day, a little girl fell into Deemo's world, lacking recollection of everything previous. Even so, the adorable and friendly creature realizes it can help the child return to her own realm by playing the piano. You see, every note produced increases the growth of a tree bearing from within the magical instrument. However, something happens when the girl regains her memory. Will it be captivating or crushing? Only time can tell. The game features mystifying hand-drawn 2.5-D graphics, beautiful story-style menu system, multi-genre 28 song instrumental soundtrack, three base levels of difficulty and nine speeds, as well as Game Center leaderboards.

Don't Shoot Yourself! by Ayopa Games LLC ($0.99, 32.4 MB): Try to survive the swarm of your own ammunition in this quirky, physics-based action-arcade-type puzzler. Seemingly simple, you move a small arrow around the environment in an attempt to deploy the entire collection of free-floating bullets. Not only must you avoid collision, it's essential to stay in motion because upon every stop the ammunition rapidly replenishes. Therefore, frequent breaks will require avoiding hundreds or even thousands of obstacles rather than just the minimum 100. In addition, progress means more challenging maps with new elements, such as teleporters, and the walls are always deflective. The only relief is that the ammo eventually disintegrates. The game features minimalistic 2-D graphics, chiptunes, 50 stage campaign spanning five tiers, Infinite survival-style mode, innovative split screen single finger control and viewing system, shareable replays, star rating system as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Missile! by Greg Raine ($0.99, 9.9 MB): This strategy arcade game brings back the action-packed fun of an Atari classic. The air assault has begun and your objective is to destroy incoming missiles before they reach the cities. The rocket-type weapons can be obliterated mid-flight, however, it requires properly timed counter measures. Adjusting for speeds and trajectory, tap anywhere in the sky to target, which initiates an auto-launch. If correctly placed, your counter measure should detonate close enough to the enemy unit to annihilate it. Otherwise, try again. Survival of only some cities is mildly acceptable, although, protection of all will be admirable. The game features vintage cartoon-type 2.5-D graphics, dire music chiptunes, survival-style play through multiple waves, star rating system and level-based ranking system, single finger control, as well as Game Center integration.

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