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Check out our roundup of the best new apps and games to be released this week!

Pianista

Price: Free (+IAP) • Version: 1.0.2 • Size: 271 MB


A slick rhythm game along the lines of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, with a focus on iconic pieces of classical music rather than modern rock and pop. Tap the notes in time with the music as they roll down the screen, hold longer notes and slide your finger to play satisfying glissandos. It’s beautifully presented, with lots of great songs and plenty of difficulty levels! With good timing and reflexes, you can feel like a master pianist without any actual musical talent or training!

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#LAUGH

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 104 MB

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This app will create your own unique “laugh star” just by processing the sound of your voice. You can see a visualization of the star in space, and vote on other user’s creations. Whichever star is the most popular at the end of the year will be 3D printed aboard the International Space Station!

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Symmetrica

Price: Free ($2.99/£2.29 ad-free) • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 63.9 MB

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Designed for the perfectionist who finds satisfaction in patterns and order, Symmetria is a puzzle game that will test your observation skills as well as your quick wits. Your job is to make the two sides of the board symmetrical by tapping the tiles, which is easier said than done once the levels get more complex!

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Brown Bear Animal Parade

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 89.3 MB

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic best-selling book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, Brown Bear is brought to life in a stunning 3D interactive app. Take a stroll with Brown Bear and make a beautiful musical parade with the animals he meets.

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Hovercrash

Price: Free • Version: 1.0.0 • Size: 63.9 MB

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Choose your high-speed anti-gravity ship and hit (or actually hover) the road! Dodge weird and dangerous obstacles as you try to survive for as long as possible. And when you learn the basics, lift your finger off the screen and increase your score multiplier even faster!

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ElfYourself [Updated]

Price: Free (+IAP) • Version: 5.0.1 • Size: 111 MB

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The annual holiday tradition allows you to “elf” yourself and become the star of a personalized video featuring your photos on holiday dancing elves. Simply upload up to five photos of you, your friends, family and more from your camera roll or Facebook. Select a dance theme, and the app will generate a custom ElfYourself video that you can share via email or post on Facebook. The recent update added more free dances to the mix!

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