Spring has sprung, as of this week, but does that mean we’ve been out sitting on our haunches in the middle of this glorious weather? Heck no! We’ve been staying on top of the apps as ever, and below you’ll find our full Top 5 iPhone and iPad App Roundup. But first:
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
That’s it for the sneak peek, but you can head on down below the break to view our whole Top 5 iPhone and iPad App Roundup!
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Nightclub Mayhem – $0.99
Tired of all the same old management style games? Want something a little cooler, a little hipper, and maybe even just a little cuter on the iPad? If so, then pony-up, Cowboy! A new release this week, Nightclub Mayhem looks poised to be your new best mate. The game has you doing everything at the club: This includes spinning the tunes, creating “mocktails,” dancing a mean boogie with the customers, or even just selecting the look of your new crib.
It’s a game in the same tradition as Tiny Towers, and by all indications, it’s every bit as good. Likewise, the one dollar price tag doesn’t hurt either. So if you’re looking for a new commute-killer to pass the time, we’d suggest you stop here first.
Octo Pop – $0.99
No matter how old we get, there’s still just something therapeutic about popping bubble wrap. We enjoy it to no end, and when our day has been rough and hectic, we sometimes just like to kick pack with a small sheet of the stuff, and unwind. Octo Pop, on the other hand, doesn’t believe in this kind of relaxation in the slightest.
The game turns bubble popping into a sport, having you pop as many bubbles as you can. These bubbles appear on the screen in an increasing multitude, and if you fail to keep the screen clear, it’s game over. It’s quite a lot of fun—at first anyway—and no matter how you slice it, the game is easily worth the dollar price of admission. That’s our opinion anyway, but hey, we’re just a bunch of bubble poppers, after all!
Chop it!! – Free
Sure, this one isn’t winning any awards this week with its release, but if you’re looking for a quick and fun diversion to wile away the hours with, Chop it!! will certainly get the job done. The app is a digital representation of the old fillet-your-fingers game. You know, the one where you take a large knife and splay the area between your fingers as quickly as you can. For some odd reason, there’s a large mosquito in place, rather than a knife, but hey, who’s looking?
The app is free, which is a tremendous incentive to give it a go. From there, it’s also rather entertaining, though we have a feeling you’ll get the most use out of it while at parties. Then again, how many people bring their iPad’s to the party?
Hospital Frenzy – $1.99
Yet another management game for the week, Hospital Frenzy is easily one of the funniest, wackiest, and most endearing micro management items we’ve seen in the last few weeks. The price is right, too, with the app clocking in at just under two bucks. For that money you’ll get a lot of gameplay, including: Treating patients with hilarious illnesses, training the staff for competency, keeping the lid on the panic, making money from your successful operations, and completing various objectives. It’s an hoot and a half, and if you’re into this style of gameplay on the iPhone, you might as well give it a go. We had a blast playing the app, and the quirky, clay-doll graphics are quite nice, to boot.
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff – $1.99
Ordinarily we try to stay away from talking about or otherwise recommending eBooks for the iPad. Why? Because there are simply too bloody many of them! However, in this case we feel we must at least get the name across to you. You see, we’re huge Dr. Seuss fans, and his (well, not his) latest edition to the iOS platform is incredible. The two dollar The Shape of Me and Other Stuff is guaranteed to delight both your children, and the child in you.
The app is, of course, a digital copy of the classic. The app deals with the shapes of various objects, but isn’t juts educational. It’s also a staple of early childhood lit, and we love having it here on our iPad.