Sure, Thanksgiving may swiftly be approaching us here in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been sitting around contemplating the perfect dressing recipe! We’ve got your Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week lined up and ready to roll below.
But before you get that far, why not have a sneak peek at some of the cool apps we reviewed this week?
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
This week we covered the release of a brand new app by Intel with a puzzling twist. It’s called Tangled Curiosity, and it’s an ace addition to your gaming folder. We also showed you how to get fit with DesignYourBody and rock the muscles you’ve always wanted.
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Beatdown! – $0.99
Now, we’re not in any way encouraging you to go beat up your boss, but that doesn’t mean this killer new iOS title called Beatdown! isn’t. The app is an all-out blast, and is a great new diversion if you’re looking for something relaxing, rewarding and warm to hang out with this week-end.
The pixelated, retro-style app has you crawling across town, stopping all those in your way to punch up the poor, sorry sod of a CEO that fired you in the first place. It’s got a lot of action, a lot of quirk, and enough boss-bashing material to entertain even the hardest of arcade fanatics. It’s only a dollar, too, making it a tremendous value.
Don’t Look Back – Free
We’ve got another retro-styled game to bring to your attention this week, and it’s a real doozy! The app is called Don’t Look Back, and it’s a unique entry to the App Store the entire way around. The game features side-scrolling retro platforming with an healthy dose of modern Indie game production.
In the words of one astute reviewer, “It’s like a Smashing Pumpkins single or something from a concept album.” Don’t Look Back is dense, gloriously retrofit, and devoid of most of the Angry Birds clutter we’re used to seeing with modern iOS classics. Or to say it another way, we cannot get enough of this quirky little game for both iPhone and iPad.
Dream of Pixels – $0.99
Our final entry into the land of pixelated games with a whimsical bent this week is a delightfully cheery app called Dream of Pixels—See, we’re not always doomy and gloomy! The app offers up a truly inventive concept that, to be honest, we’re quite surprised we haven’t seen before.
In essence, Dream of Pixels has you playing Tetras in reverse. That sounds complicated because, in fact, it really is. Go ahead and check out the app on the App Store to get a feel for how the app behaves. Afterward, go ahead and spend the next-to-nothing dollar that it costs. You won’t be sorry, as the puzzler flower that Dream of Pixels is slowly opens up before you.
Blux Camera for iPad – $0.99
Now, just as we weren’t condoning boss-related-violence earlier, we’re similarly not exactly suggesting you hit the streets with your iPad, treating it like it were a camera. Then again, if you absolutely have to, we’d prefer you did it with an app that will actually produce results. With that in mind, here’s Blux Camera.
The app is exactly what you think it is: The bigger version of the now classic iPhone title designed to help you take inventive, imaginative, and otherwise creative photos with your iDevice. It comes with all the standard photography features you’ll want, plus a few more you may not have known you wanted. And at the end of the day, if you’re carrying around a tablet for the sole purpose of looking foolish in public, you’ll want a few extra filters to smooth things over.
Extreme Road Trip 2 – Free
Okay okay, so maybe Extreme Road Trip 2 isn’t fresh on the scene this week. It’s been out for a couple of months now, but that does not detract from the fact that it recently suffered a wicked good update. Yes, ladies and gents, the game just got that much sweeter.
Now you’ll get nine more cars, bug fixes (including a fix for that nasty saving problem on your jailbroken iPhone) as well as an entire slew of other subtle changes to ensure the game screams along as normal. If you have yet to give the app a go, you might aught to: It’s free, it’s frenetic, it’s fast, and it’s endlessly addictive. And with the recent changes, it’s now only a better deal.