GlitchSoft's original side-scroller takes strong cues from hardcore shooter classics, serving up a loving homage to Contra III with similar mechanics, weapons, and music, plus monstrous bosses that take multiple drubbings to defeat. Star Marine makes a couple adjustments to the typically tough formula, letting you use items to escape death or refill your health, but the biggest change comes from one very modern twist: an awful insistence on microtransactions.
Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with a loved one or on your own, or even if you're just waiting to see if that special someone comes along, these apps will make sure this Valentine's Day is one to remember.
If you're a regular Spotify user, you probably know that you're favorite music service just got even better. It now features the inclusion of featured-filled apps! No longer will you have to to switch to your browser to find new music or listen to internet radio--apps make it possible to do all that from right within Spotify.
While the selection is still a little bare, we have to say the concept shows a lot of promise--apps really make Spotify the only music service you'll want to use. To add them to your account just browse through the apps section in your Spotify menu and hit "add." You won't want to miss out on these!
Rockstar Games' seminal open-world crime game arrives on the iPhone and iPad in this touch-enabled 10th anniversary re-release, which serves up the original go-anywhere, do-anything action experience for a cool five bucks.
It seemed forever ago that Google announced their Music Beta service. Upload up to 20,000 songs (for free, albeit at a snail's crawl) to be streamed to and downloadable to any computer. Access to the service on iOS devices was limited, for a while, to a clunky HTML-5-based weblication. Eventually, third parties got in on the act.
Path launched in 2010 as a single-app combo of Foursquare, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with a focus on exclusivity. It limited you to 50 friends, the thought being that Path would prioritize the relationships that actually matter, and not just spotlight every kid you ever sat at a lunch table with in elementary school. Recently, Path increased that maximum to 150 friends along with a bevy of improvements, but even that still-limited tally doesn't explain why my Path friends list is so slim. The problem with Path is hardly anybody is using it.
It was a week for updates, that's for sure. (Even the product above got updated, though this happened years ago over several iterations. Ahem.) This week saw people pushing out new versions of software everywhere we turned. We don't know what's in the pipelines, but we like it when our apps get great new tools and slick new features. It's pretty hot stuff, we don't mind telling you. And here's some of the other hot magic happening this week.
This week's games are addictive and packed with cute animals, making them too fun by half. You'll be fighting your kids to get back your phone just so you can have a crack at these adorable discounted apps. Got a long car trip coming up for the weekend? Well, then, you're set.
Facebook Timeline is the social network's latest method of adding more trinkets to your profile page. It's a virtual scrapbook of your whole Facebook history that fits in with the site's new timeline format. You can get the most out of the new format by displaying not just your Facebook activities, but by using apps to show what else you're doing around the web. Facebook touts it as a way to bring your timeline to life and express who you are, and we'd say that's pretty accurate. Timeline apps are a great way to integrate your various hobbies into your Facebook profile.
If you haven't started using apps with your Timeline profile, here are 10 of our favorite to get you started. Be warned though--if you aren't one to share, you might want to skip this feature. These apps send all of your various activities straight to your Facebook profile!
Who would have guessed that Adult Swim, the late-night network famed for its irreverent cartoons and live-action series, would prove to be one of the most consistent producers of quality iOS games? Its latest addition to the stack is Bring Me Sandwiches!!, which is one part platformer and another Katamari Damacy, topped with a dab of absurdity and slapped between two slices of bread.