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Best new apps and games – Dec 17, 2016

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

Super Mario Run

Price: Free ($9.99/£7.99 for full game) • Version: 1.0 • Size: 205 MB

Just in case you missed it… in this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.



Price: Free ($2.99/£2.29 for Pro) • Version: 1.1 • Size: 50.3 MB

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Have you ever dreamt of trying an old darkroom, but don’t have the equipment nor the time? Now you can, and without the hassle. In a fun and intuitive way you will pick the strip that has the best time and contrast. And just like a real darkroom, you can make parts of the image brighter and darker by blocking or adding more light to the image.


Lifeline: Halfway to Infinity

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 53.5 MB

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Inside the spaceship Veridian, Taylor thought it was time for some hard-earned quiet solitude and a little R&R, but a very unexpected guest has other plans… The story unfolds in real-time, and every decision you make shapes the course of the story. Taylor’s life, the fate of humanity, and time itself are in your hands. No pressure!


Sound Rebound

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 67.4 MB

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An educational app from the Exploratorium, Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites you to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. Imagine yourself inside a fluid world of 2-D shapes and design.


Bully: Anniversary Edition

Price: $6.99/£4.99 • Version: 1.03.1 • Size: 2.40 GB

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From the makers of Grand Theft Auto comes an iOS version of this cult console game. As mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins you’ll navigate the social hierarchy of the corrupt and crumbling prep school, Bullworth Academy. Stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks, win or lose the girl and survive a year in the worst school around.



Price: Free ($4.99/£3.99 for Pro) • Version: 1.1.1 • Size: 31.5 MB

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Bookout helps you track and manage your books, make a habit out of reading and see your progress over time. Reading is an important part of our lives and now with Bookout you can make sure to read every day in the form of a daily workout. Track your reading in real time and get access to awesome stats that will help you improve and read even more.