Apps of the week

No matter what you have planned for this weekend, it probably includes having your iPhone nearby. So, why not load it up with some entertainment to keep you from getting bored during the evening lulls. Check out our list of apps and games to get you through another weekend.

Star Wars

Star Wars

It’s about time. Disney has finally made an official app for all things Star Wars. Now, I don’t have to worry that someone else will know about the new movie announcements before I do. Plus, the app includes plenty of sci-fi goodies to tickle your fancy, like Star Wars Selfies with costumes, a GIF creator, sound bites, and a Star Wars five-day weather forecast complete with a moving background of the universe we have come to know and love. Get your McQuarrie Mondays and official news in one perfect place. This app is available for free.

Alto’s Adventure

Altos Adventure

Although not a new game, Alto’s Adventure got its first major update earlier this week. It now has new languages, 64-bit support, and six new items you can pick up in the Workshop. It has also been redesigned to work with Apple’s Metal framework. What makes this game stand out is the artistically crafted graphics. It is an endless runner style game, but features simulated day and night and weather conditions, beautiful background landscapes, and more than 200 goals to complete, as well as an atmospheric soundtrack for a unique runner experience. This game is available for $1.99.

Jumptuit

Jumptuit

So, you’ve got a Sharp Television, an Apple TV, and Google Nexus Player on the bedroom box, but you want an easy way to show your iPhone’s photos and videos on all of them without having to jump around. This app connects all of your smart entertainment devices in a cloud-based service that you can control from your iPhone. So, whether you are using a Vizio, Sharp, Philips, or Sony, as long as your smart tv has access to the Google Play store, you can stream photos and home movies on it. It even comes with voice search. This app is available for free.

Three Squared

Three Squared

If you remember the board game Rubik’s Race, than you have an idea of what this game is all about. Players switch tiles around on the board in attempt to match them to the randomly generated tile. The grid is made of 20 squares, but you only use the middle nine to solve the puzzle. You can work against the clock to earn the fastest time. If your friend is playing in the same room, try to beat them by solving the puzzle fastest. The more puzzles you solve, the more color themes you unlock. This game is available for free.

Nono Islands

Nono Islands

Grab your safari hat because you are heading out on an island adventure. Players take off on a hexagonal adventure of dangerous paths. Walk, run, or jump across singular posts to find the treasure. Watch out for voodoo priests and jumping sharks because your path is not safe. You can also use the bouncing posts, ladders, and other helpful items to help you get to your destination. Find every treasure chest on each level to put together the map that unlocks new locations. Watch out for spikes, poison darts, and other dangers as you search for your treasure. This game is available for free.

Story Warriors: Fairy Tales

Story Warriors Fairy Tale

In this advanced technology, the old-fashioned way of reading books is practically extinct. Not only can you interact with fairy tales by tapping, talking, and taking pictures, but now you can even turn your story into a video game. Follow along with the words and use magical powers to turn them into tools to help you get through a dangerous adventure. For example, turn the word “warrior” into a fighter that will attack the monster in the next sentence. Bedtime stories will never be the same again. This game is available for $2.99.

Alpha Star

Alpha Star

For some simple classic arcade fun with a mobile twist, check out this intergalactic quest. Tilt your iPhone to move your space ship. Avoid enemy attacks and incoming asteroids while collecting weapon upgrades. Use your new tactical advantage to fire back on waves of ships. Collect medals to progress to the next quest. Get the highest score to become the ace of the galaxy. This game is available for $1.99.

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