Sometimes, the best entertainment comes at the expense of a friend -- all in good fun, of course -- and these four apps will help you accomplish that. Trick your friends with a couple of these mischievous apps, but don’t dish it out unless you can take it back in return!
UFO on Tape is one of the most fascinating games we’ve played on iPhone and iPad, essentially turning each device into a virtual camcorder as you attempt to capture footage of an alien invasion from the backseat of a car. As the UFO frantically bobs around the screen, you’ll have to move your iDevice to keep it in view, with the goal to log the longest recording possible and then swap times with your friends. Lose the saucer’s whereabouts for mere seconds and you’re toast -- but you’ll keep coming back again and again.
Cautiously like it, hate it, or stick your fingers in your ears and pretend it doesn’t exist, “adult entertainment” is part of the iPhone app landscape. Really, it’s hard not to respect the vigor and even technical innovation with which smut peddlers embrace new technology. Post-VHS, post-DVD, and mid-Internet, popular handheld devices have to be the next great domain demanding conquering. Despite Apple’s best efforts to curtail apps that focus on activities that belong behind closed curtains, titillation is possible with your favorite handheld.
We can’t count how many times we’ve relied on our iPhones to get us through a dull commute, long wait, or awkward situation. For those times when you need a little solo fun to fill the time, be sure to have these apps tucked into a handy folder on your iPhone!
The iPhone’s touch interface and crisp Retina Display make it a surprisingly adept platform for all sorts of games, from sports and shooters to action hits and puzzlers. A seemingly endless array of options can be found in the App Store, but for surefire gaming fun without delay, here’s some of our recent favorites.
Apps let you transform the iPhone touch screen into a wide array of different tools and entertaining diversions, but accessories can further accentuate that fun, or simply provide a great way to carry your iPhone and iPad around. Looking for some fun new accessories? Look no further!
When you’re done playing around with the iPhone’s many great games, consider goofing around with some of these quirky and often silly conversation-starting apps. Whether you’re using the iPhone to modify your voice or photos, or to simply trigger visual or audio gags, these options will keep you and your friends entertained.
Based on the adorable Ninjatown characters created by toy company Shawnimals, Trees of Doom is a fun climbing game where your black-pajama-wearing friend scampers up a pair of trees, jumping back and forth between them to avoid enemies and obstacles and grab power-ups. Mushrooms act as trampolines for a quick boost, and branches are slingshots that let you aim your ninja before flinging him higher. All you have to do is tap the screen to jump and hold to run, but it’s still as tricky as it is adorable.
Just because your iPhone fits squarely inside your hand doesn’t mean you always have to enjoy it on your own -- several apps let you connect with friends to share locations and photos, or even have a little fun while together. Here are eight excellent options.
Encore of the Night takes the storyline of PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, omits the side-scrolling action, and replaces it with puzzle gameplay. The journey through Dracula’s castle will have you fighting monsters by matching colored blocks to connect three. Making connections will attack your opponent, but you’ll have to watch out for counterattacks like “stone” blocks that can only be disengaged if a match is made around them. It’s more puzzler than platformer, but it’s a great new take on a classic game.