It’s been one hot week here at the iPhone App Review, and we don’t mean just because of the summer sun! No, we’ve been hard at work reviewing apps, and if you want our full Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the week, you need only to skip on down below the break. But first, have a sneak peek!
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
That’s it for our sneak peek, but feel free to jump on down further for our Top 5 Apps of the Week!
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
GoNinja – Free
We’re going to ask you that most age-old of questions right now: Ninjas or samurais? If you decide to go with GoNinja, you’re inevitably going to have to take the side of the ninja. However, this is hardly a bad thing, as doing so comes with a lot of benefits: What we mean is, deciding to play the game could be a tremendously huge boost to your personal enjoyment. Here’s why—
The game is essentially an endless running game, but with demon samurai, a horde of explosive powerups, unique attacks, and even a fair amount of stealth and strategy. Best of all, it’s completely free to tryout on both your iPhone and your iPad. So in other words, what are you waiting for? Get to slashing!
Newsify – Free
There is absolutely nothing we like more in this world than free stuff. Maybe we like beer more, but in the end, free stuff is pretty up there. So with that in mind, go ahead and take a look at our top free offering of the week: It’s called newsify, and it’s an absolutely gorgeous Google News Reader application that you can have today without paying a single penny.
The app is easily as gorgeous as Flipboard, features all of the same functionality, and comes ready made to integrate directly with your Google News account. All of this adds up to a whole lot of fluidity, but the fact that it has remained free since launch is just the icing on the cake. Don’t hesitate—snag this one now!
Graffiti Heaven – $0.99
One of our absolute favorite genres of art is street art. When Banksy hit the big scene, we absolutely adored his works. Since then, we’ve moved on to bigger (or smaller, really) artists and different scenes, but all in all, that background makes us unbelievably stoked for Graffiti Heaven.
The app provides its users with a big blank wall and a set amount of paint. The user must then attempt to draw as large a street tag as they possibly can without running out of paint. Paint within your lines, and all of your strokes are freebies. Go outside the lines, and you’ll be drawing from reserves. It’s a wicked concept, and in the end, it’s really just one big excuse to make some pretty incredible street art, isn’t it?
Zombie Carnaval – $0.99
Do you like zombies? Do you even sort of want to be a zombie? If so, we can’t help you all the way (try voodoo and weirder friends) but what we can do is give you a quick review of Zombie Carnaval. The app is the latest game to cash in on the undead infatuation the world is suffering from, but it comes with a lot of cool gameplay. The basic premise is this:
You’ll play a zombie that runs through town. As you go, you attempt to swallow up and convert nearby humans. The more you get, the more of an army you have to work with. And thus, higher points, easier times rolling through obstacles, etc. It’s a beautiful mix, and the app comes with some of the coolest graphics we have seen in a very long time. Furthermore, it’s just downright fun. Which means it’s easily worth the dollar it will cost you!
FlickrBoard – $0.99
To be honest, we aren’t sure what happened to Flikr. It was once the golden work horse of the photography inclined, allowing us to catch up and review what all of our friends were doing with their cameras and their creativity. Then somewhere along the line, it just got bloated and underused. However, with Flickr, our opinion of the site might be changing.
The application provides a slick Flipboard like framework for the site, allowing you to flick through what your friends are doing in an absolutely stunning interface. You can catch up on the latest releases, see new photos, and generally spend some quality time on Flickr, without wanting to tear your hair out. And to us, that is easily worth a dollar, must to recapture the Flickr magic.