What a (pleasantly warm) week it’s been here at the iPhone App Review! We’ve seen more than our fair share of apps recently, and if you’re looking for this week’s Top 5 Roundup, you’ll find it below. But before diving into the soft noogety center of that dish, why not sample our own reviews first?
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
That’s it for our sneak peek, but don’t you think about touching that dial! You’ll find the Weekly Top 5 Roundup right below, just beyond the break!
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
MOG – Free
Do you like music? Of course you do, who doesn’t! However, are you one of those people that just can’t get enough of streaming music, a la apps like Spotify, Rdio, or Pandora? If so, then we’ve got yet another option lined up and ready to roll for you. New this week is MOG, another stellar streaming music service that, in case you don’t have one already, will fit nicely on your iPad.
The app comes with a gorgeous interface, a free price tag, and of course, more than enough music to go around! If you’re a dedicated subscriber and have been waiting for the app to come out, here it is at long last. You will need a subscription to run it, however.
Cubemen – $3.99
As the rather laconic title suggests, Cubemen is a tower defense title for the iPad about square-shaped dudes with big guns. However, the game is so much more than that. You see, the app comes with a truly remarkable set of graphics, an engaging little Darwin esque world, and more than enough gameplay to keep us mere mortals entertained. If you’ve been waiting for a new tower defense to try on your iPad, wait no more! Apparently the four dollar price tag is only an introductory price, meaning there’s really no time like the present to get hopping on this app. We guarantee you’ll love it, especially if you’re a fan of the genre.
Cordy: Sky – Free
A while back we covered the release of a little, cute, and Android-original platformer by name of Cordy. The app took the App Store by storm with its unique blend of endearing looks and upbeat gameplay. Now, it appears the developers have decided to fork out yet another offering in the series, bringing out a freshly Doodle Jump inspired set to keep the reader going.
The game itself is rather fun, though not quite as inventive as we might have hoped. You’ll find all the same jumping game action here, with some much-needed improvements. The levels are bigger, the graphics better, and the overall value higher here than with the original Doodle Jump, making Cordy: Sky a great option for the genre fan.
Invasions – $0.99
Do you have aliens in your living room? No? Would you like to have aliens in your living room? If so, then pony up space pilgrim! Invasions is a delightful little augmented reality app that turns your current residence into a mecca for oncoming space invaders. If you’ve never played an AR game before, the concept is simple: The app uses your built-in camera to produce the game world, then overlays an interface and baddies on-top of it. So, if you’ve ever wanted to shoot an alien over the head of your couch, now is the best time.
The app’s gameplay isn’t the most detailed we’ve ever seen: You’re only charge is to shoot and keep shooting. Still, though, it’s an engaging concept, and one we really quite enjoyed on our iPhone.
Hotel Tonight – Free
Do you travel a lot? We sure as heck do, and when we’re abroad, we’re constantly using our iPad to find the best hotels in the area. As such, we’ve been using beloved Tripadvisor for the longest, but we’re now setting our eyes on a different app entirely: Hotel Tonight, a delightfully posh and pleasant way to look for an hotel with your Retina display.
The app’s biggest selling feature is a massive interface overhaul that now features a photo wall for the user to flick through. It’s a neat way to look for a comfortable room, though we have a feeling it won’t be ideal for the budget traveller. Either way, if you’ve been looking for a quick way to find a room while on the go (we’ve done it more times than we can count) the app will surely get the job done.