This has been the biggest week in new apps and games I’ve seen in a while. It also came around just at the same time we found out about the upcoming iPhone event. The world is coming up Apple. If you are ready for a weekend full of epic games, retro fun, and sweet beats, we’ve got a list of apps and games that will fill you your restful hours.
What would happen if you were suddenly transported to an 8-bit video game? Sure, the chip tune sound track would make you want to dance, but everything around you would only consist of four colors, and they are not primary, either. In this game, you are living through a vintage game where you must fly around as a human/bird hybrid, searching for a way out of a never-ending maze. This two-button game will have you spinning in circles. Get the doves to follow you to collect bonuses. This game is available for $2.99.
Tin Man Games is back with an all-new Steve Jackson gamebook for those super nerds out there. This one is unique because it is more of a comic book than a role-playing book. Players (or should we call them readers?) create and customize a super hero, complete with costume and special powers that affect the outcome of various in-game fights. Pages come to life as comic panels animate and reveal new content. There are more than 30 villains, hidden achievements, and special trading cards that you can collect. This game is available for $2.99.
With this game, you get two for one. The makers of one of the most popular pinball game series in the App Store has collaborated with one of the biggest choose-your-own-adventure story games. Put them together and you’ve got one exciting adventure. This table includes locations from The Walking Dead: The Game, including the dairy farm, the motel, the bell tower, and more. Hit the right bumper to hear lines by the voice actors from the game. Just like in TWD, you’ll be faced with making decisions on who to rescue from zombie attacks. This game is available for $1.99.
The same guys that brought you Tiny Tower, Pocket Planes, and Disco Zoo are back with a new hotel-building adventure. Become the Vegas kingpin you’ve always wished you could be as you manage your very own hotel and casino. Add new levels with slot machines, fancy rooms, and gift shops. Take some time to walk through your own casino and spin the machines to win chips or try your luck at a game of poker. Customize your tower with awesome rooftop parties. Find out which area of your luxury hotel your employees wish they could be working at the most and earn extra points for making their wishes come true. This game is available for free.
Holy poop. This may be the biggest port since Star Wars KOTOR. Head underwater to the beautifully, but dark utopia of Rapture and discover what went wrong. As you explore the mostly-abandoned city, avoid ravaging survivors. Shoot plasmids into your DNA to enhance your abilities and generate new powers, like lightning bolts and fire bombs. Wander though the dystopian hallways, looking for weapons. Upgrade your guns to max out your power. This port includes the art book that came with the original special edition and is compatible with MFi controllers. This game is available for $14.99.
This neon dream is surprisingly awesome. It doesn’t look like much on the surface, but that’s only because you have to play the game to understand its complexity. As you move along a corridor, you will be in charge of a group of cubes. Your goal is to make the cubes in your possession match the cubes that are approaching. The mechanics challenges your spatial reasoning as you rotate the cubes up, down, left, and right. If you complete the entire corridor fast enough, it will light up. The longer it takes to complete the puzzles, the less sections you will light up. This game is available for free.
This 32-step sequencer uses a series of 64 pads on a grid, which is made up of eight groups of samples. Each group has eight drum pads in rows of two. One pad represents what a drummer would do with the left hand. The other pad represents what a drummer would do with the right hand. Tap out the rhythm you want to get the sweet beats that make you want to boogie. You can upload samples from other apps through Inter-App Audio or send your beats to compatible apps through Audiobus. This app is available for $4.99.
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