What a breezy week it’s been here at the office! However, we haven’t been outside flying kites all week. No, we’ve got your Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week lined up and ready to roll, just after our quick App Review Review:
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots – $0.99
Do you like Fruit Ninja? No, we mean do you like really like Fruit Ninja? Because if so, then you’re likely aware of the fact that both Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride recently enjoyed some very cool new updates, bringing along a lot of new content, some additional items to unlock, and a few other fan-service goodies. However, did you also know that Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots got its own killer update too?
That’s right! The movie tie-in that kicked butt on our iPhone’s and iPads recently enjoyed its very own content fleshing out, bringing along even more levels to play through, some new items to unlock, and a whole lot of Puss in Boots flair. Best of all, the app is still only a dollar, if you have yet to pick it up and enjoy its splendors.
Defender Chronicles II – $2.99
When the first Defender Chronicles came out, we very much enjoyed it. In fact, we though it was one of the best new castle/tower defense games to emerge on the iPhone in a very long time. Shortly there after, though, a whole lot of other entries into the genre appeared, and we sort of forgot about the app. Thankfully, though Defender Chronicles is back with a second installment, and if you missed it the firs time around, now is certainly the time to get on board again!
The app brings along a whole new roster of levels, enemies and tactics to be considered. Not only that, but renovated graphics and wickedly cool gameplay have been fixed up from the ground up. It’s not a different title from the first, per say, but it has been improved in a number of very important ways. Add to this the relatively cheap price tag (only three bucks) for a mountain of content to play through, and it’s even a bargain!
Empire of the Eclipse – Free
Not that long ago, there was a huge surge in what we call “space strategy” games. These were the sort where you played with thousands of other players online, vying for control of the cosmos using available units like starships, mining craft, and the cosmos yourself. These games were notorious for the amount of time they took to master, not even counting for the amount of hours they take to play. And they were glorious, through and through.
Now, thanks to Empire of the Eclipse, you can relive those glory days on your iPhone. The game brings along all the same, fantastic game qualities we enjoy, including a mountain of strategy and units to learn. It’s also free with a character subscription, so if you’re concerned about price, skip it and get straight to gaming!
Bee Leader – $0.99
Here at the iPhone App Review, we consider it our sworn duty to bring you the latest and greatest when it comes to new iPhone app releases. As such, we absolutely have to mention Bee Leader. The game supports a quirky world where you must guide a bee to honey and back again, and it uses one of the slaggiest physics engines we’ve ever seen. So what makes it good?
First off, the price is spot-on for the amount of content that you’ll be getting. Secondly, it comes with one of the coolest graphics sets we’ve ever seen. It’s its own world on the inside of Bee Leader, and for that alone, we’re more than tickled to introduce you to it. So if you want to get puzzling through some arcade action on the iPhone, there’s no better place!
Tiamat – $1.99
We really like puzzle games here at the iPhone App Review. No, like we enjoy them a bit too much. Still, that means we’re pretty keen on new ones that come out. As such, we strongly suggest you investigate Tiamat. The app has you matching up strings of runes hidden in rolling balls, all of which tunnel down a chute to tremulous physics action and mountains of fun. The game is incredibly addictive, and it supports one of the most original artwork sets we’ve seen in a long while. Best of all, it’s only two dollars! So if that sounds like a bargain, and you’re fresh out of puzzling games, go ahead and give it a whirl.