JustUs Geeks Apps of the Week: 7/22/12 – 7/28/12


In a new weekly feature we are starting, not only are we going to mention our apps of the week on our podcast, but we are going to bring them to you live on the website as well, so you can see them and decide whether or not they are worth your time or money.  So, without further ado, check out our apps of the week!

Fieldrunners 2

First up is a fun little tower defense app from Subatomic Studios, Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to the mega popular Fieldrunners, which is the grandaddy of mobile tower defense gaming.  What sets this game apart from the rest of the pack is it’s snappy graphics, great sound, and the ability to place your towers in almost any location, routing the oncoming enemy elsewhere.  The best strategy is to make a maze for the enemy to run through, while they are blasted away at by your turrents, missle launchers, flame throwers, Tesla towers, and more, throughout.  The app is available for a modest $2.99 in the Apple app store right here.

Final Fantasy III

Old school meets new school in this remake of a RPG classic.  Follow the adventure of four youths chosen by the crystals to return light to the world.  This is the same version that was remade for the Nintendo DS, which was an excellent version of the game.  The graphics are gorgeous and the sound is engaging, the only drawback for most people may be the steep price tag.  $15.99 places it amongst some of the priciest apps in both Apple’s App store and Google Market, but the lengthy quest and surprisingly rich story are worth the price of admission.  You can download Final Fantasy III from the App Store here, and from Google Play here.

Dolphin Web Browser

Ever wish your web browser was faster?  Ever wish it had intuitive gestures, and could even be programmed with more gestures that you came up with on your own?  Well, now you can have all of that with Dolphin Web Browser, available both on Google Play for the Android market and on the App Store for iDevice users.  Dolphin also has a neat feature called Sonar, free for Android users, 0.99 cents for Apple users, which acts as a Siri stand in for your browser, allowing you to search and post with your voice.  Check out the Android version here, and the iOS version here.

The Dark Knight Rises

Developer Gameloft puts you into the shoes of Gotham’s protector, the World’s Greatest Detective, Batman!  Run through the streets of Gotham City stopped criminals and restoring order to a broken city in a quest to stop Bane, who wants nothing more than Gotham’s total destruction.  You can play this game on either Android or iOS, but at $6.99, it might just be money better spent for a movie ticket.  However, if you’ve finished Arkham City and you still have an itch to be the Bat, this is a good place to start.  Pick it up for iOS here and for Android here.


That’s all the time we have this week, folks!  Check back next Friday for more Apps of the Week!

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