Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Undiscovered App #65: Evernews - On This Day In History...

EvernewsDid you know that 38 years ago on this day in 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Inc.?

I had no clue, but thanks to today's Undiscovered App called Evernews, that and a number of other interesting facts can be found quickly and easily. Every day, a number of pieces of history can be rediscovered, along with a picture and link to Wikipedia.

You simply slide up or down to see more facts, or you can tap on the picture to hear an audio reading of the entry and get links to the Wikipedia article, Twitter, or Facebook.

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It's a nicely polished product, and best of all, it's free to download. It has an average rating of 4 stars from 5 reviews. Highly recommended, for both history buffs and those who just have a natural curiosity about the world around them.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Undiscovered App #64: Freeway Fury

Freeway FuryYou'll feel like you're back in the 80's, popping quarters into arcade games and trying your hardest to just finish the next level with today's Undiscovered App, called Freeway Fury by Vasco Freitas of Serius Games.

It has a simple premise: drive as fast as you can in order to reach the checkpoint before time runs out. But along the way, you'll have obstacles like cars, trucks, and oncoming traffic. But the cool thing is that you can hop from car to car in case you get in a jam, and this lets you avoid what would have been a solid collision and turn it into an opportunity for a faster vehicle. You get points for taking riskier maneuvers and jumps, and if you can make it to the end (with a helpful Nitro boost), you're awarded with more unlocked levels with greater challenges.

Check out the trailer below:

Freeway Fury has a Pro version for $0.99 and a Lite version that's free. It has an average rating of 4 stars from 16 reviews. It's definitely worth a look if you're up for trying something different with a bit of a retro feel.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Undiscovered App #63: What's Playing - Guess The Word

What's Playing - Guess the wordYou could get lost in the huge number of word games out there, but there's one worth picking out from the lot. Today's Undiscovered App, called What's Playing - Guess The Word from Violet Arts, takes the word guessing game concept and adds a lovely twist to it.

Instead of the usual static pictures added with lame filters that you see on so many games, this one uses hand-drawn animations, set up so you get three of them, and it plays on an endless loop to give you as many chances as you need to guess the word. There's some charming background music that gives an idyllic feel while you play, plus you can get some hints if you need a little help along the way by using up some Stars that you bank with each successful word guess.

This is a very well-designed game, and best of all it's free to download. There's a small ad strip at the very bottom that doesn't get in the way of the game, plus there's IAPs if you want to buy some more Stars for additional hints. While so many games are easily forgettable, What's Playing - Guess The Word is one of the few I've kept coming back to because of its simplicity and charm, plus it has 700 words to guess from, so you'll be plenty entertained. We highly recommend this, and others who've played it have been similarly impressed, as it has an average rating of 4.5 stars from 184 reviews.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Undiscovered App #62: Space is Key - Wait, What?

Space Is Key
You're dead. You're dead again. And again. Wait, what's going on?

That's what it's like when you first play today's Undiscovered App. It's called Space Is Key, made by ChrisJeff Games, and it plunges you straight into a retro-pixelated game where you have to guide this sliding block across the screen. But it's not that simple, because along the way, you have to jump over obstacles and time it just right so you clear the hurdles, and sometimes, you need to time the landing just right so you don't smash into an overhead obstacle. But one small touch, and bam! you're dead, and you have to restart the level all over again. Don't worry, because a level is only one screen, and you can die an infinite number of times until you get it just right.

There are over 40 levels at the difficulty level I chose, and I had to die over 500 times just to complete the whole darn thing (at least the background music is enjoyable while you die a hundred deaths trying). Strangely, I couldn't put it down, because each level seemed deceptively simple, and I swore I'd just do the next level before I did something else...

Well, that never happened, and because of that, this gets an honorable mention for the Strangely Addictive Category. Yeah, everyone bandies about the word "addictive," but in reality, most apps are not. This one, though, actually deserves it.

Space Is Key is currently available to download for $0.99 and has an average rating of 4 stars from 225 reviews. We highly recommended this one for a download.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Undiscovered App #61: Flick Football Super Save

Flick Football Super SaveIf you're a soccer fan and ever wanted to know what it's like to be a goal keeper, today's Undiscovered App will let you test your reflexes and finally answer that burning question. Flick Football Super Save by Neon Play puts you right in between the goal posts, and your objective is to block all incoming kicks from the opposing team by swiping the screen to move your hands and prevent the ball from getting past you.

It starts off pretty easy, making you think you might actually have a future career with the Beckhams of the world, but things start to get tricky pretty fast, as kicks that look pretty straightforward start bending and throwing you off your expected path.

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There are different modes, lots of achievements, and Game Center integration to help you see how you stack up against your friends. Overall, a very fun distraction when you've got a few minutes to kill. Flick Football Super Save is available to download for $0.99, and has an average rating of 4.5 stars from over 1,000 reviews.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Undiscovered App #60: Super Battle - Rock, Paper, Scissors

Everyone knows that the only way to settle a dispute is through Rock, Paper, Scissors. Today's Undiscovered App, called Super Battle by JAK Pixels House, takes you back to your more youthful days and lets you play the classic game, but with a small twist: you start out as a Warrior, and you have to defeat a succession of opponents: a Skeleton, a clone of yourself (in this case, a Warrior), a Ninja, and a Samurai, with each enemy getting more powerful as you advance.

By beating everyone, you can advance your character and move up the chain and become a Skeleton, Ninja, and a Samurai, and in turn, you yourself can become more powerful and take more damage until you're wiped out.

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The game is easy to play, and also quite easy to win. But in the meantime, you'll enjoy some great graphics, fun music, and the occasional cliff hanger where you can't take anymore hits and you're that close to winning your battle.

Super Battle is a fun diversion, and is quite undiscovered, with only two ratings at 5 stars. It's currently available to download for $0.99.

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Make sure to stop by the JAK Pixels House site to check out their other upcoming apps to thank them for giving out their codes.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Undiscovered App #59: Love Quote PRO - Be Your Own Inspiration

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You've seen all those motivational posters and images around the web with cool and witty quotes. Well, if you've ever wanted to join in and lift someone's spirit or just make them laugh by putting in something inappropriate, today's Undiscovered App might be worth a look.

It's called Love Quote PRO, and it lets you take a picture from your phone's camera roll (or use some high quality pre-existing ones) and superimpose a quote on it. You can make up your own or use some pre-existing quotes from different categories. You can also change the font size, color, alignment, and you can even apply some cool filters to give it an Instagram-like effect. Once you're done, you can save it to your camera roll or share it instantly via text message, email, or social media. It does leave a watermark on it, though, that says "lovequoteapp.com" -- it would be nice to have a feature to keep that off for a future version.

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Overall, it was very easy and enjoyable to use. If you're into sending something sentimental, the upcoming Valentine's Day might just be the perfect time to use it. It has no ratings yet, so we're really going into undiscovered territory here. The best thing about it is that it's free to download.

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