ar may 6 2014

Tuesday’s edition of App Recap, a daily column that promotes new, updated and discounted apps for the iPhone and iPad, is all about half-priced Doge and 8-bit graphics. This roundup extends upon the in-depth app coverage that Lory, Christian, Cody and our other writers offer during the daytime, highlighting everything from new apps you didn’t know existed to popular apps that are on sale for a limited time. If you are ready to get your virtual tennis on, read ahead for today’s selection of apps… 

New Apps

Godzilla app iconJoin a squadron of military heroes on a dangerous mission in Godzilla: Strike Zone, an app that Warner Bros recently launched to accompany the upcoming Godzilla movie. Perform a series of air-drops into distraught San Francisco, saving as many survivors as possible from a city under siege from Godzilla. The best thing about the app is its free with no in-app purchases. Godzilla is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Tiny Tennis

Tiny Tennis is simple: move your player to hit the oncoming tennis balls, but avoid flying water bottles. As you play, collect multiplier badges to boost your score and earn four medals: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Game Center integration lets you challenge family and friends, and you can share your high scores on Twitter too. Get extra tennis courts from the Court Shop. Tiny Tennis is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Mouse in the House app iconMouse in the House is a skill and strategy game in which the player must stand his or her ground against King Fat Rat’s Army of Mischievous Mice, capturing mice and lining them up in rows or columns of three. There are 70 levels with unique solutions that the player must discover, using tools that are awarded for capturing the most mice possible. Mouse in the House is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

theBoxes iconIf you are in search of a new physics game, look no further than theBoxes! for iPhone and iPad. The game is all about stacking and controlling boxes across several different levels, with simple controls and detailed graphics that are similar to the look of Angry Birds. If that sounds like something that interests you, theBoxes! is available on the App Store for free with the option of in-app purchases.

Doug dug iconIf you like Minecraft, The Electric Toy Company promises that you’ll like its new game Doug dug. Doug is a Dwarf that likes to dig for buried treasures, and your task is to help him on this quest to uncover shimmering jewels and precious gold. But as you’re digging deeper and deeper, you’ll want to avoid the colossal cave-ins, creepy monsters and bottomless pits. Doug dug is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Updated Apps

Google Maps 2.3.4 for iOS (app icon, small)Google Maps received a major update today with lane guidance for turn-by-turn navigation, voice search, quick access to route overviews, offline maps, improved filtering for search results, a “places to review” list and more. The app has also been updated with both Uber and Contacts integration. Google Maps now sits at version 3.0.0 and remains a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Fuzel app iconFuzel, an app for creating photo and animated collages, was updated with a new Photo Picker feature in late March; however, some users had been encountering issues with the tool, and today the app was bumped to version 2.1.3 with a critical fix to resolve the Photo Picker crashing. No other features or bug fixes appear to have been made. Fuzel is free on the App Store for iPhone. Let us know how the update performs.

Tumblr 3.5 for iOS (app icon, small)Tumblr for iOS was updated today with the ability to theme your profile, akin to the desktop version of the popular blogging platform. The new theming feature is called Appearance, serving as a WYSIWYG type customization tool. The update weighs in at 16.4 MB and brings the app to version 3.6. Tumblr is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. If you’ve themed your mobile Tumblr profile, share a screenshot.

On Sale Apps

Doge Simulator app iconDoge Simulator is a game in which you play as a Shiba Inu and cause chaos throughout the city, throwing objects, bridges and people and exploring the world as Doge would. If that sounds like fun to you, you’ll be happy to hear that the game is 50% off for a limited time. That means you can download Doge Simulator on the App Store for 99 cents, versus its regular $1.99 price tag. Such a discount. Much impressive.

John Mad Run app iconJohn Mad Run is an app that we’ve discussed here at iDownloadBlog on episode 024 of our Let’s Talk iOS podcast, and it is now free for a limited time. John knows too much and cannot be left alive, so you must join him in his fight to death with a sword equipped at hand. Avoid deadly traps and slash your enemies into bloody pieces, doing whatever it takes to survive. John Mad Run is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

As always, we will be sure to keep this post updated regularly throughout the day if needed. We encourage all readers to share any new, updated or discounted apps that haven’t been listed in this roundup in the comments section down below.

  • Alberto Espinal

    I started playing Godzilla and this game is amazing for being a free game, it keeps you on the edge!

  • Victor

    when is theme thursday coming back

    • Now that quality themes are being released on a less frequent basis, themes will be covered on an individual basis. As always, those interested can connect with me on Twitter (@rsgnl) to share themes for potential coverage.