This Week’s Best Apps #17

An innovative fantasy storybook about a world without letters (Numberlys), a new weekly arcade puzzler (Run Roo Run), a buzz-heavy way to access Microsoft Office from your iPad (OnLive Desktop), and much more in this week’s hottest new apps!

Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince

for iPad
Price: FREE (unlock full game in-app)
Hidden object-slash-adventure game.

Darkness Rush: Saving Princess

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
An action game where a vampire and a werewolf — both in love with the same princess — team up to rescue her from an evil dragon. Or something like that.

Freddie Fish and the Stolen Shell

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
Kids game featuring fun cartoon characters. From Atari.

Goodnight Safari

for iPad
Price: $1.99
Interactive bedtime storybook for kids.

Hatchi

for iPhone
Price: $.99
Tamagotchi-style pet simulator with ultra-retro graphics.

Hero Academy

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Enter the battlefield of heroes and engage in “friendly contests.”

Jodie Drake & the World In Peril

for iPad
Price: FREE ($4.99 in-app to unlock full game)
Solve a variety of puzzles in this Indiana Jones-esque adventure game.

Numberlys

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $5.99
From the master craftsmen behind The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore comes this terrific interactive book about a culture where everything is based on numbers — until a group of rebels create the very first alphabet. I’ve played it, and it’s awesome. A must-have, and as educational for the kids as it is entertaining for everyone.

Nylon String Guitar

for iPad
Price: FREE
Play guitar in multiple keys with this well-made simulator.

OnLive Desktop

for iPad
Price: FREE
First of its kind, heavily buzzed app that lets you run Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your iPad via a virtual server. No Office purchase required, but you will need a free OnLive account.

Only the Pearls

for iPad
Price: $3.99
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes app from Stephan Pastis, creator of syndicated comic strip Pearls Before Swine.

Political Time Machine

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
A compilation of videos featuring prominent 2012 candidates at various events throughout their political careers.

Recipe Box To Go

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
The long-awaited iPhone version of a popular iPad recipe app.

Run Roo Run

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99 & $1.99
An adorable, jumping platformer that delivers 10 new levels to your device automatically every week — for no additional cost. From the creators of Scribblenauts.

Star Marine: Infinite Ammo

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
Retro side-scroller set on alien worlds with unlimited ammunition.

Tiki Kart 3D

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE (w/ in-app purchases)
Colorful, Mario Kart-style racing game with weapons.

Urban Crime

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Grand Theft Auto clone that’s free-to-play.

Vodio

for iPad
Price: FREE
Video curator that suggests videos you will like from numerous free sources, so you can create your own playlists and watch at your leisure.

Woody Woodpeckerd

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Racing game (skateboards, motorbikes, snowmobiles, etc.) featuring the cast of the old-school cartoon.

ZDAY Survival Simulator

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
Text-based simulation game that purports to “train you” for surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time!

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Slay some zombies to defend Niceville in this isometric view action game.

About Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

No comments yet. Leave one below!

Speak Your Mind

*