While it is beginning to appear like we won’t be seeing any major sales from award-winning developers like EA or Gameloft, there are still plenty of discounted apps on the App Store ahead of the Memorial Day weekend in the United States. In this final edition of App Recap for this week, we highlight several new, updated and on sale apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Put your racing or skateboarding skills to test in F1 Race Stars and Tony Hawk’s Shred Session respectively, and check out 8 other apps worth looking at this weekend…
F1 Race Stars brings Formula One racing to the iPhone and iPad. In the game, use power-ups, hit jumps, power slide around corners and speed through shortcuts as you fight for positioning in races. Features include multiplayer racing, incredible visuals and amazing tracks from across the world. F1 Race Stars is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Draw your own hero to save the world in Drawn to Life, a new game that lets your imagination run wild. A versatile drawing tool allows you to create things from scratch or use existing templates to create a multitude of items, all to help you restore a dying village to its former greatness. Drawn to Life is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Activision has soft launched Tony Hawk’s Shred Session in New Zealand, the first original Tony Hawk game for mobile devices. You can skate as Tony Hawk, Chris Cole, Aaron Homoki, Lizzie Armanto, David Gonzalez or Riley Hawk, swiping to perform signature skateboarding tricks and moves. Tony Hawk’s Shred Session is free for iPhone and iPad.
TeeVee has received a long-awaited update with a new design for iOS 7 and universal support for iPad. The app also has a brand new homepage fullscreen layout for iPhone, alongside the addition of background refresh to ensure that your data is always up to date and ready to go. Several other features were added. TeeVee 3 is $2.99 for iPhone and iPad.
FlightTrack 5 has also gone universal with support for the iPad as of a recent update. The app, pushed to version 5.1, now make it easy to share all flights in a trip via Messages, Facebook, Twitter or AirDrop. Flight statuses are more descriptive, and various bug fixes were made. FlightTrack 5 will set you back $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
On Sale Apps
Gameloft might not have announced a Memorial Day blowout sale for its app lineup, but it has marked down Order & Chaos Online from $6.99 to free for a limited time. The epic adventure MMORPG game, based on a heroic fantasy world, was last offered for free in early November. Order & Chaos Online is free for iPhone and iPad while discounted.
Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside their World has been discounted from $4.99 to free for a limited time. The interactive dinosaur encyclopedia app has fluctuated in price between $4.99 and $13.99, but this is the first time it has been absolutely free. Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside their World is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad during the sale.
Castle Doombad has been discounted to 99 cents through the end of the Memorial Day weekend. In this reverse tower defense game, Dr. Lord Evilstein has kidnapped a princess, and you must protect his home turf from heroes trying to save the day. The game features over 60 challenging levels. Castle Doombad is 99 cents for iPhone and iPad.
Little Galaxy Family is marked down from $2.99 to free for a limited time. The game involves a young scientist that has reached out for his dream to find a new home. With one-touch gameplay and intuitive gravity mechanics, space jump across the galaxy across several unique levels. Little Galaxy Family is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
BoomKLAKers has gone free today through an AppGratis promotion, so get downloading quick. The kids game, regularly $1.99, shows kids how to see and feel dance. It teaches toddlers to associate musical beats with movement, through the use of Boom KLAK, Boom Boom KLAK. Grab BoomKLAKers while its free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
That wraps up App Recap for this week. We hope that you have enjoyed the selection of new, updated and discounted apps over the past five days, and we’ll be back on Monday with an entirely new batch. Moreover, if you are an OS X user, look for the second edition of Mac App Recap over the weekend. If there are any important App Store developments that happen in the next few hours, this post will be updated. If you’re off for the holidays, have a safe long weekend.