UPDATE: IGN's Free Game of the Month is The Wolf Among Us. Click here for a free promo code for Episode 1. Additional episodes can be bought for $5 each as an in-app purchase.
There were a lot of games released to the App Store this week so lets jump right in. App Updates: Republique Episode 2: Metamorphosis is now available as a $4.99 in-app purchase, Microsoft has added AirPrint support to its Office iPad apps, and Google Drive now features a Passcode Lock option and Docs and Sheets support.
Here are this week's noteworthy App Store and Cydia releases for 04/27/14 to 05/03/14. Apple's Free Game of the Week is the note taking app Notability. The app will be free on the App Store until 05/08/14. Super Stickman Golf 2 is also currently free for a limited time, and both Infinity Blade and Machinarium are on sale this week.
Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace: $6.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 6.0 or later) Rated 4+
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Metal Slug Defense: Free for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.0) or later) Rated 12+
A Tower Defense game set in the Metal Slug universe. Metal Slug was originally released in 1996 for the Neo Geo. The iOS version features 60 different characters and units, and more than 100 background stages recreated from classic Metal Slug titles.
Google Sheets and Docs: Free for the iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.0 or later) Rated 4+
Google Sheets app allows users to create and edit spreadsheets at the same time. Google Docs also allows users to share documents and work together on the same document at the same time.
Botanicula: $4.99 for the iPad (Requires iOS 4.3 or later) Rated 9+
An iPad port of the popular PC game. The game follows five little creatures with special powers who must save the last seed from their tree after it has been infested with spiders.
Mingle: Action-Based Contacts: $0.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.0 or later) Rated 4+
Keep all your contacts in one place and assign them individual actions for texting calling, emailing and so on. Works with Twitter, WhatsApp and more...
NOTE: 50% off for a limited time!
More App Store Releases
- Live Colors for Kids: $0.99 (Universal) ***App of the Week*** A fun and educational coloring app for children
- Wild West Pinball: Free (Universal) Not new but it is currently free for a limited time
- Next Stop HD: $5.99 (Universal) (Free Lite Version) A train resource management game. Save your dilapidated train from being sold to the bank
- MoodBook: $0.99 (Universal) A diary for your feelings
- Stickman Basketball: $1.99 (Universal) The name says it all! 50% off for a limited time
- Talisman: $6.99 (iPad) Officially licensed version of the Games Workshop game
- Bridge Constructor Medieval: $1.99 (Universal) The successor to Bridge Constructor set in medieval times
- Hack, Slash, Loot: $4.99 (iPad) Dungeon crawler for the iPad
- ... and then it rained: $1.99 (Universal) "… a game as simple as challenging – a unique interactive, visual and acoustic experience you can play for hours"
- Intake: Be Aggressive: $2.99 (iPad) Retro-futuristic drugstep(?) arcade shooter
- Lethal Lance: $1.99 (Universal) Old school side scrolling platformer
- Plax: $0.99 (Universal) - Test your reflexes and your patience
- SpellPix: $1.99 (Universal) Word puzzle game
- Superfrog HD: $1.99 (Universal) Updated version of the 2D platform game
- Dwarven Den - The Mining Puzzle Game Free (Universal) Freemium mining game
- Zombie Gunship Arcade: Free (Universal) Humorous zombie shooting game
- Bicolor: $0.99 (Universal) Minimalist puzzle game with 180 levels
- Crystalline - Shimmer Effects Processor: $4.99 (iPad) An affordable reverb/delay effect for Audiobus
*I told you there were a lot of games released this week!
New Cydia Tweaks
- Convergance ($2.50) Lock screen replacement for the iPhone. Very popular
- Appellancy ($1.99) Unlock your iPhone using facial recognition
- Search+ ($0.99) Access Spotlight Search from anywhere
- Unshaker7 ($0.99) Shake your iPhone to unlock
- Hold2Speak (Free) iDownloadBlog inspired tweak that allows you to send incoming calls directly to the iPhone’s speaker phone
- Facebook Internal Settings (Free) Access Facebook’s internal settings