This may not have been the best week for new apps and games, but the good ones that did come out really brought back some memories for me. Sometimes I forget that life goes on.
This week, we’ve got a list of apps and games that we think you’ll find interesting. Maybe some of them will even spark your memory and we can share a moment of nostalgia together. Check out our list of Apps of the Week below…
What do you get when you mix sci-fi space battles and treasure plundering pirates? My childhood dream. This game puts players in the captain’s chair of the fastest, most powerful spaceship in the galaxy. Explore the deepest depths of the galaxy to find all the booty you can handle. Fight against other pirates to win dominance in the vacuous sea that is outer space. Attack entire worlds and take their riches as your reward. Use your newly found loot to upgrade your ship with better weapons and armor. Head out on an epic adventure to find IronBeard’s gold. This game is available for free.
Speaking of childhood, I have fond memories of watching the Powerpuff Girls make all the bad guys cry before they were late to their bedtime stories. It may seem odd that nearly a decade after the show ended, a new iOS game would launch. However, Cartoon Network recently announced that the superhero trio would be back on the scene in 2016. In this game, players control each of the girls in different situations as they search for their missing super powers. Fly through cities and factories, shooting at everything that moves. Don’t forget to be home before dark. This game is available for $3.99.
Do you remember playing the game “Snake” in the late 1990s on your cell phone? That was back before flip phones even existed. This game is a reimagining of the green background, trail of pixels mobile classic. Players control Grub by tilting their iPhone to help him gobble up apples and coins. As he eats, he grows. The longer Grub gets, the harder it is to avoid the hungry creatures that are trying to get him. Defeat the enemies by eating a spiked ball. You’ll gain temporary invincibility and they will die. Use your winnings to purchase upgrades and bonus items. This game is available for free.
In a time when unemployment is worse than it has been in any other time in my adult life, the job market is high on my list of things to worry about. With LinkedIn’s new job-hunting app, you’ll be able to stay connected to available positions you might be interested in. The app allows users to explore job offerings from companies nearby. You can narrow your hunt by title, location, company, industry, and more. The app will recommend job listings based on saved searches, jobs you’ve viewed, and your current LinkedIn profile. You’ll even get notifications when a new job pops up that matches what you are looking for. This app is available for free.
I’ve been a game reviewer for more than three years now and I swear, I learn something new every day about nicknames for genres. This game is called a “bullet hell” shooter. It is a type of shoot-em-up game that features a barrage of fire coming from the enemy’s camp. In addition to being a type of shooter, the game incorporates aspects of traditional massively multiplayer online gaming. Which doesn’t surprise me since, you’d have to have a lot of friends playing with you if you want to defeat the rain of fire that is headed your way. This game is available for $2.99.
With all the new social media features that keep coming out all of the time, it is hard to stay in touch with what is the new trend. It used to be that text messaging was all the rage. Then, Facebook chatting became the best way to get in touch with someone, not to forget Snapchat. This app is the next step in social interaction. It combines group chat capabilities with disappearing content so you can share that picture of you with that girl at a party with your friends without worrying if your wife will find it in your iPhone later on. Send a message to a group. Once the first person reads it, the “fuse” has been lit. If you don’t comment fast enough, the fuse will burn out and the conversation is over. This app is available for free.
Why settle for only one type of game when you can mix it up with three fun arcade titles. In this cowboy themed adventure, players show off their skills in the Shooting Gallery, or push their reaction abilities to the limit in Hobby Hurdles. If you have a real steady hand at quick draw, you might just make some money in the Coin Shooter. In the Shooting Gallery, you’ll be popping off armed targets with a six-shooter. Get them before they get you. In Coin Shooter, you’ll be hitting moving targets as they fly through the air. The Hobby Hurdle puts you on the back of a toy horse as you jump along a side-scrolling path of doom. This game is available for $1.99.
Apps on sale
- Sega discounts Sonic games to 99 cents
- EA Games slashes over 40 games to just 99 cents
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- Gameloft unleashes Dungeon Gems onto the App Store
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- Hunting for a new gig? LinkedIn’s new Job Search app is a one-stop shop for your job-seeking needs
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- Warner Bros. releases ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril’ for iOS
- ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ now available in the App Store
These apps have been updated
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- Facebook updates Paper with mentions, hashtags, profile editing, better photo viewer and much more
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- Every single Halfbrick Studios game is now free
- Facebook launches Slingshot, its would-be Snapchat killer
- Snapchat rolls out new Our Story feature
- Asphalt 8: Airborne introduces new Fuel system, extra tank and additional cars
- Google issues iOS 8 fix for Chrome
- Twitter now supports animated GIFs
- Waze updated with new UI, enhanced sharing features and more
- Skype 5.1 for iPhone delivers enhancements to People, Favorites and Conversations
- Halfbrick’s Fish Out Of Water! is Apple’s latest Free App of the Week. Oh, wait…
- Rhapsody updated with TrackMatch and support for T-Mobile’s new unRadio service