Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a role-playing game, a board game, a comics apps, a photo filter app for Mac, and a game that will grab the heart of every grammar nazi.
To see what we picked, follow along after the break!
Microsoft has just released Wordament, their first XBox Live game for the iPhone. Wordament is really well regarded on Windows Phone, but the iPhone version is... disappointing, especially coming from one of the biggest, best software developers in the world, and one that owns its own mobile and gaming platforms. It doesn't support the iPhone 5 screen size, it doesn't properly support multitasking, and the interface is just not very good.
You might have noticed that the App Store is choked up with holiday sales of all sorts. I've been hunting down some of the big ones among iPhone and iPad games and have a bunch listed below, but if you find any more (or if any of these sales expire), leave a comment to let us know!
If you yearn for the days when you had a console plugged into your TV and a gamepad to play it with then this particular app combo may be for you. The guys at Joypad have released two apps that work hand in hand to deliver a console like experience to iPad and iPhone or iPod touch users.
The makers of the highly addicting Cut the Rope game have released a new puzzle adventure called Pudding Monsters. Just as cute and just as addicting as Cut the Rope, Pudding Monsters is destined to also be a huge hit. The goal is to help the adorable little Pudding Monsters (I think they look more like Jell-O) save their friends from the cold-hearted fridge owner by getting them to stick together.
Hopefully at this point, you've done most of your holiday shopping. Let’s say you felt really generous this year and bought a youngster (or someone young at heart) an iPad. It’s nice that it’s a completely clean slate, ready for them to make their own, but to personalize the gift yourself, you might be loading it up with pictures, music, and apps. This is a great way to get folks excited about their shiny new toy, not to mention adding that personal touch. Here are a few of the iconic, recognizable, essential games and accessories that you should be sure to include on any new iOS device that you’re giving away during the holidays.
Sonic Jump, where everyone's hyper-speed hedgehog switches from side scroller to vertical leaper, has been updated today to version 1.2 which includes more boss battles, two new characters, new gameplay mechanics, as well as some graphics and bug fixes.