In my mind, Darkseid’s super power will always be that when you squeeze his legs together, his fists move. Of course, in my mind, that’s the same power they all have, because everything I know about superheroes I learned from the Kenner Super Powers toy line. Hopefully, you know more, and will know what to do with the Darkseid character that’s now available exclusively in the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Smash Bandits is about to be updated with a brand new mode and be renamed to Smash Bandits Racing. That’s right, they’re adding a racing mode. Smash Hit is a game that’ll let you break everything made of glass on purpose. And for the Math geeks among us, Calculords is a math and card based game that will really challenge your skills.
Aqueduct Flow for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a simple, but engaging, premise; you have to connect spigots to drains using blocks with various pipe shapes which must be used so that none of the water leaks out. In other words, you can’t have an open pipe that connects to nothing.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still one the best games you can use to show off your iPad’s (or even iPhone’s) gaming capabilities. And with today’s v1.2 update, you get to show off something else, too: controller support. (Of course, don’t show the controller off to Android users…their devices have been supporting gamepads for quite some time, and they’ll just laugh at you.)
The popular web service that offers a hassle-free way to transfer files has now gone mobile with the launch of its dedicated iOS app. With WeTransfer, all you have to do is select any photos or videos that you want to share from your camera roll, enter the email address of the recipient with an optional message, and tap on the “transfer” button.
Part connect-the-dots, part puzzle game, Dandelions: Chain of Seeds blends the spontaneity of blowing dandelion seeds off a stem with the slowly satisfying logic found in a game of solitaire. The game is billed as a “zen puzzle experience,” and it is a calm, beautifully surreal world filled with challenging arrays of shapes to connect.
Color Tale is an engaging educational app for children that teaches basic color concepts (like how to combine each color with other shades) with detailed instructions in a musical narrative setting.
Macworld/iWorld Expo may still be three weeks away, but we’ve already got some new products to get excited about. Core Brands, LLC, has just announced it will demo the Korus V600 and Korus V400 wireless speakers designed for Apple gamers and video/music aficionados at the event, which takes place March 27-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
TabTale has launched Crazy Labs—a new publishing brand of indie games “for older audiences”—and older audiences apparently love themselves some air hockey. I’m more of a rod hockey man myself, but who am I to argue with Game Connection Europe, which awarded Disky: Air Hockey Mania the “best mobile game” award?
INKredible bills itself as an app that’s “Just like paper, but better,” and for the most part it’s true. If you’re looking for a solid note-taking app for your iPad, INKredible provides just the basics: a piece of digital paper and a variety of digital pens from which to choose. With a unique approach to handwriting and some especially useful tools, dedicated pen-and-paper aficionados may just be able to ditch the dead trees and go all digital for capturing notes, doodles, drawings, and sketches.
Growing up, I often had to listen to my parents tell me that all that video game playing would amount to no good. That may have been true when I was young, but not so much today, especially if you want to grow up to get kids safely to school…or from Tucson to Las Vegas. Meridian4 has released Bus Driver: Pocket Edition, joining the soul-crushing Desert Bus in the increasingly crowded bus driving sim genre.
Alphadia has long been one of KEMCO’s more popular mobile RPGs; Alphadia and Alphadia 2 are both available for iOS. With the newly released Alphadia Genesis, however, KEMCO has created the first game in the series built from the ground up to take advantage of the capabilities of today’s smartphones.