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Today's Best Apps: Touchgrind Skate 2, Numerity, Clumsy Ninja And More

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


Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse by Disney ($9.99, 458.8 MB): Sega has invaded the vault and used their magic to bring back the Mickey saves Minnie adventure as a reimagined 3-D puzzle-platformer. The diabolical witch Mizrabel has kidnapped Minnie in hopes to complete an evil plan that will extract the young and lively mouse's appearance and personality. Although, Mickey won't allow it, not while he's still alive. Unfortunately and obviously, such a rescue isn't going to be easy. The headstrong, yellow sneakered mouse must travel to and navigate Mizrabel's confusing Castle of Illusion, find the Rainbow Gems, which are guarded by the witch's miserable minions, face the hideous and heartless woman, and quick. If possible, collect all of the diamonds to unlock bonus items. The game features 3-D graphics, storybook and animated movie cutscenes, family-friendly humorous narration, five large stages, hidden challenges, fun costumes, and dual-thumb controls.

Touchgrind Skate 2 by Illusion Labs ($4.99, 78.5 MB): The fingerboard sensation is back with an improved feeling! First up, even more skate parks, and what better way to experience those awesome new areas than through a better view. Gone are the days of trying to navigate from a top-down stare, replaced by a ghost-like third-person perspective, similar to the BMX biking action. After picking a spot, you can still enroll in trick training, practice and prove during a freestyle jam session, or strictly show off those skills at competitions. What you couldn't do before is battle a friend or stranger in a S.K.A.T.E. match or tackle other specific challenges. The game features 3-D graphics, funky techno tunes, two finger control, three parks, four play modes, and Game Center integration.

Clumsy Ninja by NaturalMotion (Free, 92.7 MB): In this well-crafted, super playful, adorable, and quirky artificial life game, you are tasked with training a fumble-prone fighter before helping during his quests. The sensei has provided access to a number of tools, practice areas, and some suggestions for issuing the exercises. Your guidance involves instructions, such as commanding movement by tapping a spot on the ground, direct interaction like lifting the little warrior onto stacks of crates to practice balance, and supplemental interaction, for example, holding onto a rice bag in combat drills or moving around a trampoline to test agility. Upon each success, the apprentice progresses closer to the next belt whereas you earn coins and gems for training equipment upgrades. The game features 3-D graphics, charming soundtrack, realistic physics and character behavior, dozens of goals spanning a half-dozen chapters, iCloud sync support, challenges via Facebook as well as Game Center achievements.

Numerity by Zedarus Entertainment Ltd. ($0.99, 39.3 MB): From the creators of Blueprint 3D arrives another vision and mind mesmerizing illusion-type puzzle. Each monochrome board contains a cluster of numbers set at multiple angles. At first, they may seem random, but there's structure, an image embedded within only revealed when certain numerals become highlighted, i.e., turned bold. Indeed, those numbers are unveiled to you, though one-by-one, forcing you to frantically search the complex mesh, tapping on one instance to enhance all remaining. However, following some disclosure, a clever person shall be able to determine the general location for the next number given the possible image, reducing the investigation effort and time required. The game features 2-D graphics, atmospheric chiptunes, 50 puzzles spanning five categories, time-based star rating system, links to Wikipedia articles, social network integration for sharing, plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Give My Ball Back by Bulkypix ($0.99, 46.1 MB): Step into this peculiar puzzler and demonstrate your craftiness to take back the toy. It's the classic monster in the closet bit, ball goes missing then boy spouts story of a nocturnal nabber. However, what if it were real? Well, here's your chance to experience such a fairytale. Moco is a sly creature, sneaking into rooms during the night and snatching up toys, in this case, a ball. Unfortunately, the task doesn't always occur so easily. Sometimes there's a building of blocks, on occasion an observant dog, or other problematic obstacles. Basically, to stay stealth, you must manufacturer methods to overcome them quietly, such as carefully relocating items and distracting pets. For further gloating, be extra clever and locate the blue star within each area. The game features hand-drawn 3-D graphics, charming soundtrack, and 40 levels spanning two worlds.

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