Maybe it's because it's GDC week or maybe it's because Spring is on the way for the Northern Hemisphere. Whatever the reason, it's been a good week for new apps and games to hit the App Store. While we've hopefully kept a steady stream of information and news on many big titles, here's our regular Five For Friday article, covering five other titles worth checking out.
It's been a big hit on the PC and Mac, now Zuma's Revenge has made its way to iOS. The concept of Zuma has been mixed up a tad, adding the prospect of boss battles and more structure to the ball busting format we all know and get ridiculously hooked on. While the ultimate form of Zuma, Zuma Blitz, hasn't hit iOS, this will keep many fans keen for a while to come.
Adventure Bar Story
A RPG that isn't about saving the world or being a bit emo and miserable? Yup, really. Adventure Bar Story is all about running a bar and making as much money as possible. That sounds pretty simulation like in nature but there's a crucial RPG element to things: players must collect recipes and food by battling monsters. There's a ton of playtime in this inexpensive package.
My Year In Pictures HD
Slightly more ideal if it had been released at the start of the year, My Year In Pictures HD is still a great way of storing regular photos as part of a photo journal collection. It's pretty to look at and easy to browse. There's even a video feature that lets users create a mix of all the images from their chosen dates.
Another fun way of tracking life, Roller Journal takes the typical journal app idea and makes a very neat change. Instead of just leaving the user free to write what they want and claw out for inspiration, Roller Journal provides questions that can spark a great line of thought. Questions are consistently fun and interesting so it's a cool way to get thinking and share thoughts.
A mixture of photo filter app with social networking and multimedia capabilities, Via.Me does it all (nearly). Users can choose from 18 different photo filters to adjust their images as well as share videos and music, then share them across multiple social networks at once. It's similarly easy to share comments with friends or browse photo streams.