New, updated and discounted apps: Pac-Man Friends, Star Walk 2, R-TYPE and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got tons of awesome games, a new image editing app, and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Aerena: Clash of Champions 2.0: Turn-based tactical combat game with multiplayer support. Adds Hammer of INCquisition combat robot, new streamlined UI, skins for Ships and Champions and more. Free - Download now
  • Afterlight: Image editing app with 15 adjustment tools, 59 filters and 66 textures. Also includes cropping and transforming tools and frames. $0.99 - Download now
  • Pac-Man Friends: Tilt Pac-Man through mazes to rescue his friend and escape from the Ghosts' castle. Gain powers like Invisibility, Wall Crashing, and Illumination by rescuing friends. $4.99 - Download now
  • Rules 1.1: Cute puzzle game featuring whales, unicorns, robots and squirrels. Now sports native iPad support, reduces energy use, adds more sound effects, solves Game Center bug, and more. $1.99 - Download now
  • Star Walk 2: Stargazing tool. Has new design, 3D models of celestial bodies, and more. $2.99 - Download now
  • Swing Copters: Flappy Birds creator Dong Nguyen is back with a new game called Swing Copters. Free - Download now
  • Over: Text overlay image editor now offers rotation and new fonts. $1.99 - Download now
  • Vine: Now import existing videos and enjoy new editing tools. Free - Download now
  • Google Play Music: Now you can remove songs from your cloud library, and enjoy a range of new navigation and accessibility features. Free - Download now

Discounted iOS apps

  • Scanbot: A document scanning app that lets you take photos of files which are then converted to searchable PDFs. Scanbot has a great interface and lots of unique features. $1.99 Free for 48 hours - Download Now
  • R-TYPE: The classic arcade shooter, reborn as a universal iOS game. Attack the Bydo Empire in this side-scrolling arcade classic. $1.99 $0.99 - Download now
  • Star Trek Trexels: Explore space, build your own starship, choose crew, and enjoy narration from George Takei. $2.99 Free - Download now

More apps and updates?

If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don't see here, let us know about them!

Peter Cohen