Apps of the Week


Apps of the Week
Each Friday in The Scene in the Irish Daily Star, I round up some of the best new smartphone and tablet PC apps doing the rounds. Here are this week's apps...
Tweetbot for iPad, €2.39
Tweetbot is not just a bigger version of Tweetbot for iPhone. Instead, this an all-new Twitter client that raises the bar to a level that all future iPad Twitter clients will have to be compared with.

Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, or features like multiple timelines and smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Little Acorns
, iOS, €0.79

Mr. Nibbles and his squirrel family have been gathering nuts to last through the winter, but their efforts are continually foiled by spiders, bumblebees, and other hazards in the forest they call home.

Little Acorns is a family-friendly adventure that’s accessible to both hardcore and casual players — never too easy, never too challenging. It blends classic platformer gameplay with a modern visual style — you'd be nuts not to love it.

Pizza Vs. Skeletons
, iOS, €2.39

An epic and off-the-wall 2D platform game in which you control a 25-foot-tall pizza as it smashes through hordes of undead rivals on land, sea, and in outer space.

Not a million miles from Plants vs Zombies in some respects, especially the crazy soundtrack. The production values are superb throughout, like the Wheel of Pizza at the end of each level, the way you smash padlocks with frantic taps when a new world's unlocked.

Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp
, Windows Phone Mango (€2.99)

Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp brings the fun and addictive shooting gallery mini-games from “Toy Soldiers: Cold War” for Xbox 360 to your Windows Phone.

Defend house and home against swarms of houseflies when a flyswatter puts you in the role of a pint-sized anti-aircraft gunner. You can also earn bragging rights in Toy Soldiers: Cold War for Xbox 360 through an integrated mobile leaderboard.

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