Top iOS apps and games of the week #40

Earlier this week, Apple rolled out OS X El Capitan as a free upgrade for Mac users. Additionally, it released iOS 9.0.2 with various bug and stability fixes. The hottest Apple news this week though was the confirmation of the India launch date for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which will go on sale starting October 16th. While we wait to find out prices of the new iPhones, we’ve rounded up some of the best new and updated apps and games on the App Store this week.


Tinder_iconTinder (Free)

Popular dating app Tinder’s ‘Super Like’ feature debuted in select countries a few weeks ago, and with the latest update, is now available worldwide. Traditionally, Tinder lets you swipe right on a person’s profile if you like them, but with Super Like, you can now swipe up to let them know you find them especially interesting. There is a catch though – Tinder lets you use just Super Like per day – so you’ll need to swipe wisely. Apart from Super Like, the new update has also moved the Passport button (that lets you change your location) inside Discovery Preferences. 

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IceCream_iconIceCream (Free)

Running out of space for photos on your iPhone? IceCream is an app that wants to solve that. The app lets you free up space for 250, 1,000 or 2,500 photos at a time. Similar to Google Photos, it retains your existing photos, but reduces the resolution to make more space available. These optimised images can then be viewed through the IceCream app. The original resolution photos will still be accessible through IceCream Cloud, which offers unlimited free storage. 

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Tweetbot 4_iconTweetbot 4 (Rs 300)

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot has received a major update in version 4.0. The latest update finally brings support for the iPad, making it a universal app. It also brings landscape support for both the iPhone and iPad. Other new features include a new Statistics and Activity view, Split View multitasking on the iPad, improved mute filter settings, quick reply from notifications, improved user profiles and status details, and a refreshed UI.

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Shooty Skies_iconShooty Skies (Free)

From the creators of Crossy Road comes another endless arcade game called Shooty Skies. Featuring similar blocky graphics, in this game you’ll need to dodge, shoot and weave your plane through an obstacle-filled sky. You’ll face enemies like boomboxes, laptops, physical arcade games, while collecting gold coins from loot boxes which you can use to unlock special weapons.

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Need for Speed_iconNeed for Speed: No Limits (Free)

In this Need for Speed title made specially for mobile devices, you’ll be able to pick out your favourite cars, including the Subaru BRZ, BMW M4, McLaren 650s and Porsche 911, and customise them with over 2.5 million custom combos. You’ll then get to participate in over 1,000 races on the streets of Blackridge, driving through traffic, against walls and in high-speed Nitro Zones. You’ll also face off against local crews, racing to build your street cred, while avoiding the cops that are hot on your trail.   

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Mos Speedrun 2_iconMos Speedrun 2 (Rs 150)

Classic iOS platformer Mos Speedrun is back in this new game. This time around, Mos has learnt new tricks, such as the ability to swing on ropes, swim through jelly, push blocks, wall jump, and fight through spider webs to reach the end of each level in record time. The game lets you decide how you want to play, whether its beating your speedrun time, collecting all the hidden coins in the game, or finding the Gold Skulls in each level. You can sync your progress with Game Center, and try to beat your friend’s speedrun times while they run as ghosts beside you. The game features over 30 levels and a range of fun costumes.

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Storm Casters Ultra_iconStorm Casters Ultra (Free)

In Storm Casters Ultra, you’ll have to navigate an ancient and forgotten dungeon spread over 50 floors. The game also has a card collecting element, with over 70 collectible battle cards, including Ultra and Rare cards. You’ll be able to use these cards to upgrade and evolve your character and unleash attacks on enemies. You’ll also have to discover secret treasure rooms, hidden passages and dangerous traps, unlocking weapons, spells and power along the way. There are dozens of enemy types to face off against, as well intense boss battles.

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James Bond_iconJames Bond: World of Espionage (Free)

James Bond: World of Espionage is a multiplayer strategy game where you’ll need to build your MI6 faction, recruiting and developing top agents like James Bond, levelling them up in training, and combining them with other agents to form special teams. You’ll need to deploy agents to complete covert operations across the world, choosing your team wisely for the mission. You’ll also get to equip your agents with advanced gadgets, weapons and vehicles, battle other agencies in the Alliance Wars and compete in limited time events.

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App of the Week

Combo Quest (Free)

This week, Apple is giving away popular RPG adventure Combo Quest for free. In the game, you play a knight on a quest to retrieve the Combo Crown that was stolen by a dragon. The game features a variety of enemies, endless gameplay, a visual upgrades system, leaderboards and unlockable achievements.

Other notable new games to check out include PAC-MAN Bounce, Torque Burnout and The Balloons.

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