It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the US, which means an extra day off to take advantage of some of the great new apps in the App Store. This week, we’ll try to stay focused, dance like Mila Kunis in Black Swan and bring out the claws when it’s time to get our game on. So fire up the BBQ, enjoy a cold one on me and check out the the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for May 24th, 2014.
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past
With the movie hitting theaters this week, this side-scrolling game lets play as your favorite character. Wolverine, Kitty Pryde Collossus, Cyclops or Scarlet Witch. They are all here in this action packed game that brings console gaming experience to your iPhone or iPad. Comic fans will enjoy the story, based on the original Days of Future Past issues.
Graphics are at the forefront, with parallaxing effects and brilliant lighting. No game in this genre would be complete without good boss encounters and X-Men is no different. Prepare to do battle with Magneto, Nimrod, Master Mold and more.
The price of admissions lets you enjoy gameplay that is in-app purchase free. Here are just a few things being said about this super hero gamer in the App Store.
“Easily one of the best super hero games to hit iOS and one of the best video games to hit iOS in 2014.”
“Solid side-scrolling X-Men game. Great graphics and gameplay.”
“If you like the old X-Men arcade game, you’ll love this.”
So if you’re catching the movie this weekend, why not download the game and make it an X-Men weekend!
Download Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past ($2.99)
You can look at Bounden one of two ways, a wonderful way to learn ballet or a game that is sure to generate hysterical laughter. Heck, it might be a bit of both. One thing is for certain, it’s a unique game that really showcases the capabilities of the iPhone. It requires two to play. Bounden makes heavy use of the gyroscope and coaches you as you dance one of six dances, each of with was choreographed by the Dutch National Ballet. If features classical music, specifically composed for the app.
Twist, twirl and get entangled. Each of you will hold one end of the device, trying to keep in sync. To help you along, there are tutorial videos from Dutch National Ballet dancers.
Bring your best black swan to this game. You’ll leave becoming a better dancer, having a few laughs or both.
Download Bounden ($3.99)
Another week, another big release for fans of tower defense gamers. OTTTD, which by the way stands for Over The Top Tower Defense Game, lets you command a squad of heroes, as you build and upgrade towers. You’ll use these for attacking the enemy and to defend yourself. OTTTD brings with it a number of epic bosses, level-up heroes and your awesome gameplay will be rewarded with unlocking new and devastating weapons.
Do you have room on your iPhone or iPad for one, more tower defense game. App Store reviews say this one is worth it.
I like tower defense games and I love this one. Definitely worth the money.
Probably the most fun I’ve had playing a tower defense game.
I took a chance and it’s the best $3 I’ve spent on a game.
HEROCORP wants you and if you love tower defense games, go ahead and enlist.
Download OTTTD ($2.99)
A retro platform game from Chillingo, you play as Bill, pulled away from your blockbuster movie premiere to save the world from an alien invasion. The run and gun gameplay rocks classic 16-bit visuals, with tons of missions to complete. Bill Killem has an assortment of power-ups and you can also don ‘bad-ass disguises’, jetpacks and more.
If you enjoy old-school gaming where you blow the crap out of stuff and don’t mind IAPs, hit the rooftops of LA in a blaze of glory. Come at me bro!
Download Bill Killem (Free)
Brain training and I’m not talking about the using your noggin to develop a tower defense strategy. Elevate packages games specifically designed to improve your critical skills including focus, procession, precision and comprehension. It offers personalized daily workouts to improve your cognitive skills. Using adaptive difficult progression, you’ll continue to find challenging experiences.
You can monitor your progress and watch as your rankings improve. Elevate was developed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning. The personalized programs they develop for you are based on extensive research in memory studies.The app itself is free, with monthly plans priced at $9.99.
Download Elevate (Free – Requires In-App Purchases)
If pictures can tell a thousand words, you can double that by adding music. Using Tunepics, convey the emotion (happy, sad, fun) behind your image using millions of songs. Take your picture and add emotive filters, including weather effects like sunshine, rain, snow raindrops to a rainbow.
Combine your images with your love of music, then share it with friends. There’s nothing more powerful that music to add an emotional element to your photos.
Download Tunepics (Free)
These our your apps of the week for May 24th, 2014. The App Store is brimming with new apps each and every day. Did you spot a great new app this week that we missed? Share it in the comments!
Have a great holiday weekend wherever you are…