Apps of the week

I’m back in business again this weekend. Thanks to Joe for taking over for me last week. He did a bang up job of letting you guys know about great new apps and games to check out for the weekend while I was burning the midnight oil for 24 hours at Disneyland.

This week, if you are like me and plan on keeping your feet propped up on a chair while doing nothing important all weekend long, we’ve got a list of apps and games that are sure to preoccupy your time, mind, and energy…

Battleheart Legacy

Battleheart Legacy

It’s adventure time. Pick your fighter as you relive the days of Battleheart in this redesigned version of the original. Customize your hero with special skills, load up on rare weapons, and fight off hordes of enemies in a fantasy environment. Choose to play as the rogue, knight, barbarian, and more as you battle against enemies in real-time combat. There are 12 classes with 150 unique skills. Your hero can be fully customized with the multi-classing system. When you think you are ready, take your experience to the boss and test your mettle against the hardened warriors. This game is available for $4.99.

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest VIII

Square Enix has finally ported the eighth installment in the Dragon Quest series to iOS. Help the goodhearted bandit Yangus on his epic adventure alongside Jessica and Andelo. This immersive adventure game will have you tied to your chair for hours. Get “psyched up” for battle to add extra power to your next attack. Scout for monsters in the hills and defeat them to add them to your team. Enter brutal tournaments to prove your skills. Combine items you find in the field to make new ones using alchemy recipes you find. Play the mini games in the Casino. Try your luck at bingo, slot machines, and roulette. This game is available for $19.99.

Stache

Stache

Browsing the Internet can be informative, and overwhelming. With daily activities, the normal person will quickly shore up dozens of bookmarks that get unruly and disorganized in their web browser. This app makes bookmarking easy to keep track of with visual bookmarks and complete content search. The page you mark will be displayed with an included screenshot so you’ll remember why you saved it. The content search will make it easy for you to find that article on hookworms, even if that word is not in the title. You can add a Stache bookmarklet in Safari to easily send bookmarked pages directly to the app. This app is available for $1.99.

EverClip 2

EverClip 2

Evernote is another page saving service that lets you store important articles from the web without having to bookmark it in your browser. This app lets you further edit and organize your Evernote clips with powerful tools that let you annotate, group, and tag your web clippings. When you are done editing, send your freshly organized clips directly to Evernote to read later. You can save texts and images from any app by copying. The feature works in the background, so as long as EverClip is open, you don’t have to switch between apps. You can group multiple clippings from the same site and it supports tags and notebooks for Evernote. This app is available for $3.99.

Trainz Simulator 2

Trainz Simulator 2

The NV3 guys have made a name for themselves with their epic train simulation game. This new version has been completely redesigned for the iPad’s most current technology. The game has improved graphics with more weather simulation details. There are new routes and sessions, an updated Surveyor Tool, better drive controls and longer draw distances. You can build and customize your own railway system by laying tracks, creating layouts, driving trains, and completing scheduled tasks. You can either take a trip back in time with an early twentieth century design, or build the train of the future. This game is available for $7.99.

TwoDots

TwoDots

The follow-up to the popular Dots game finally found its way into the App Store today. Although basically like its predecessor, this sequel has a few twists to make it worth downloading. In the game, there are now only a limited number of moves allowed to clear the board. You can still only connect same colored dots, but now you have less chances to mess up. There are 85 different levels with lots of interesting bonus items, like anchors, bombs, and fire. You can also challenge your friends to beat your score through Facebook. This game is available for free.

Bardadum: The Kingdom Roads

bardadum

This week is definitely a big one for fantasy games. Maybe it’s because Game of Thrones is so popular. In this game, players use their skills at puzzle solving to get through 500 complex challenges. Help 16 characters find lost items by dragging your finger across the path. The key is keeping the characters out of each other’s way. There are four worlds to discover and plenty of puzzle action. There are there game modes, easy, hard, and Time Attack, so you’ll be able to keep the challenge going for hours. This game is available for $1.99.

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