On a Wednesday that is undoubtedly headlined by the news that Apple has acquired Beats for $3 billion, there are still a number of new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone and iPad that are worth mentioning. In this edition of App Recap, which summarizes all of the important App Store developments in the past day, we highlight the release of a highly-anticipated fantasy game and an update to an award-winning Gameloft title. If that sounds interesting, check out the full list of 11 apps ahead…
The spirit of Battleheart returns in Battleheart Legacy, a new game that tasks you with exploring a rich and detailed fantasy world. Customize a unique hero with dozens of powerful skills and items, battle hordes of enemies, discover the stories of a troubled realm and more. The game features over 150 unique skills and 200 pieces of equipment. Battleheart Legacy is $4.99 for iPhone and iPad.
From the developers of the Ravenmark saga comes something completely different in Romans In My Carpet, a new turn-based strategy game with classic 16-bit graphics. Engage in turn-based wargaming, challenge friends in asynchronous multiplayer, talk through the in-battle chat, play single-player campaign mode and more. Romans In My Carpet is $2.99 for iPhone and iPad.
Emma and the Inventor: Resonance is an exciting sequel that builds upon the original hit game Emma and the Inventor. Just as Emma gets accustomed to her new job in Paris, her life takes a turn as she gets pulled into an adventure of her lifetime. Explore 5 destinations, solve over 15 challenging mini-games and more in this new adventure title. Emma and the Inventor is free for iPad.
EverClip 2 was released today at an introductory price of $3.99, a discount of close to 60% off. The app takes the award-winning EverClip and builds upon it with several new features, ranging from the ability to annotate and edit clips before sending them to Evernote and automatically group multiple clips from the same site. EverClip 2 is $3.99 for iPhone and iPad.
Find My Medicine launched a few weeks ago, but hidden gems go by the wayside sometimes and still deserve a mention. The app is specifically designed for travellers, making finding the names of any medicines you take abroad much more relaxing with information by name, active principle and pharmacological category. Find My Medicine is free for iPhone.
Gameloft has released an update for Total Conquest, pushing the app to version 1.5.1. What’s new in the strategic game based on the Roman Empire is the ability to summon Mars and Bellona to your province, strike with piercing arrows and triple-shoot foe defenses, train mythical monsters, throw the Mark of Saturn and more. Total Conquest is free for iPhone and iPad.
Our own Christian Zibreg outlined an update that Chrome for iOS received this morning, bumping the app to an obscure version 35.0.1916.38. The app now has improved handling of search queries, right-to-left support on the omnibox for Arabic and Hebrew, stability improvements, bug fixes and more. Chrome for iOS is a universal app that is free for iPhone and iPad.
Groops is a fairly new number-based puzzle game that puts your mind to the test with hundreds of levels of increasing difficulties. Today, the app was updated to version 1.2.1 with a universal binary to support the iPad. There is also a time bonus for endless gameplay in Time Attack if you are quick enough, multiplayer on additional levels and more. Groops is 99 cents for iPhone and iPad.
On Sale Apps
Captain Bubblenaut is another app that recently gained universal support for the iPad, and it has now also gone free for the first time since launching on the App Store last September. The mission of the arcade game is to invade the square-shaped abomination known as Planet ERF to obliterate every ERFLING in sight. Make sure to grab Captain Bubblenaut while it is free for iPhone and iPad.
Sequential for iPad is discounted by 60% off until the end of May, bringing its price down to $1.99 for a limited time. Sequential is an app that lets you load audio samples for looped playback and apply up to 11 different effects in a rhythmical order. The app will soon be updated to version 1.0.4 with new features and more factory loops. Sequential for iPad is $1.99 while it is on sale.
Worm Run has gone free today as part of an App of the Day promotion, so get downloading quick. The game, which involves you controlling a hapless space janitor through an ever-changing labyrinth using multitouch gestures, has received several favorable reviews and multiple featured spots on the App Store. Worm Run is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
That is a wrap on this edition of App Recap. There are at least a dozen exciting new games and apps that will be launching on the App Store tomorrow, so check back tomorrow for the latest coverage. If you come across any new, updated or discounted apps we haven’t mentioned above, share with others in the comments section down below. We’ll update this post if there are any major app shakeups soon.