App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from around the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts (deals!), updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selection includes some awesome new games, some great app discounts, and more.


Viking’s Journey: The Road to Valhalla – ($2.99 free) –  a puzzle-RPG combo that fuses Threes!-like tile-stacking with an RPG upgrade system. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Super Heavy Sword – ($0.99 free) – this 2D platformer-explorer mashup is the sequel to the hit game HEAVY Sword. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Where To Go? PRO – ($2.99 $1.99) – helps you find nearby gas stations, grocery stores and other points of interest with over 500 preset searches grouped into 12 categories. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

MyBrushes Pro – ($2.99 $0.99) – a powerful iPad sketch app with support for unlimited layers and several pressure-sensitive styli. Download it for iPad here.

Oscura Second Shadow – ($2.99 $0.99) – classic platforming meets modern design in this beautiful game built and optimised for touch controls. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Super Skyland – ($5.99 $2.99) – a fun scrolling platformer that lets you run, fly, tumble and smash through challenging levels using a single touch. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Goat Simulator – ($4.99 $2.99) – a goofy (yet surprisingly popular) game that tasks players with causing as much destruction as possible, as a goat. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Marvel Pinball – ($0.99 free) – combines the greatest Super Heroes of all time with the definitive videogame pinball experience of all time, and Apple has made it its App of the Week for this week. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War – ($4.99 free) – Ubisoft’s interactive World War I comic book is IGN’s Free App of the Month for January. Note that this only includes episode 1 of the multi-episodic tale, and you must follow the instructions here to get it for free.


Google Maps – (free) – Google’s massively popular maps app has been updated with weather info, better restaurant search and more. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Amazon Photo – (free) – Amazon rebranded its Cloud Drive Photos app with an update today that also included support for iPhone 6/6+ and other improvements. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Things – ($9.99/$19.99) – powerful task manager Things was updated on both iPhone and iPad today with a new Notification Center widget. Download it for iPhone here, and iPad here.

Parallels Access – (free) – used for remotely accessing files on your Parallels computer, this app received an update today with iPhone 6 support and several improvements. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.


Bowling Central – ($2.99) – billed as the “most realistic bowling game ever,” it includes beautiful 3D graphics, various game modes, and support for Apple TV AirPlay so you can bowl Wii-style. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Gunslugs 2 – ($2.99) – a combination of fast run and gun gameplay mixed with elements of several popular movies and other pop-art from the 90s and 80s. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

One Tap Desert Hero – ($0.99) –  an interesting twist on an old-school classic, choose the right path to help your hero pass through the realm of demons. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones – ($5.99) – an innovative interactive book with a pirate theme that includes RPG, explorer and puzzler gameplay elements. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Socioball – ($2.99) – play over 60+ mind bending puzzles where you must get the ball from start to finish by placing missing tiles in correct places. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Unpixelate – ($2.99) – an official iOS port of the unique, colorful, and brain twisting 3D puzzle game. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Note that prices are subject to change at anytime, and as always, let us know if we missed something important down in the comments section below!

  • Ali Mughal

    I have small sugesstions.
    1. You should not repeat old apps/games everyday.
    2. You should have pattern like: Free than discounted than updated than new and featured Apps. Right now there is mixup between free and discounted apps.

    All of you @iDownloadBlog are doing a great job.

    • Melvco

      Hey thanks for the feedback! We only ever repeat popular/significant app and game discounts, to make sure folks who haven’t taken advantage of them still can.

      I do like the idea of separating free and non-free discounted apps though, and may consider doing so in the future.

  • Ian Leon

    That little slider that you added to the mobile version. Hate it