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Today's Best Apps: Spinnr And Magnetized

Today's Best Apps: Spinnr And Magnetized

January 12, 2014
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


Spinnr™ - Wheel of Phrases by Double Coconut LLC (Free, 30.6 MB): Discover whether you are truly a know-it-all by competing in this Wheel of Fortune-type trivia game. Like the television show, players spin the prize wheel, then select a letter in hopes that it will provide a hint to the person, place, thing, phrase, etc. Guess incorrectly and your turn is over or, during solo play, one strike. The game continues until someone solves the board or there are too many mistakes. In addition, winnings may go towards buying vowels or power-ups, and the board does contain those infamous penalizing pieces. The game features 2.5-D graphics, iconic sound effects, local single and online turn-based multiplayer, plus a Game Center leaderboard. Sign-in choices include Facebook or a free Double Coconut account. Disabling of pop-up ads and unlimited online matches requires a $2.99 upgrade via in-app purchase.

Magnetized by ZHI-YU HONG ($2.99, 33.0 MB): This retro-style physics-based puzzler has enjoyably challenging play that'll hold your interest until the very end. As the black block moves ahead, you must guide it safety through the path in addition to collecting the white squares along the way. Unfortunately, doing so requires precise finger taps and holds to trigger the magnetic towers placed at turns, drawing the black block closer to the edge and around the corner. Think Slingshot Racing, though perhaps a bit more difficult. The key is to remember the principles of attraction and motion. Basically, the closer to the magnet the greater the pulling force and once released the object continues in the same direction. The game features 2-D graphics, uptempo techno tunes, 80 stages spanning three color-coded levels, death toll and block collection scoring, as well as single finger control.

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