Hidden Gems in the App Store – 5 Awesome iPhone Apps

Apple’s App Store is one of technology’s modern marvels. With basement developers paving the way and now big-name developers getting in on the action, there is no end to what you might find popping up next in the App Store. While it’s easy to find the Top 100 apps, many people don’t have time to dig through all of the more than 100,000 apps to find the best of the rest. There are many hidden gems in the App Store — apps that are addictive, funny, useful or innovative. Here are 5 of the apps that come to mind when considering the very best of what the App Store has to offer.

DoodleJump – It’s been said that DoodleJump is to the iPhone what Super Mario Brothers was to the NES. This is one of the most mind-bogglingly addicting games out there, and is so because of its simplicity. As you move the device left or right, so moves your character as your try to hop from platform to platform, avoiding enemies and picking up power-ups as you go. With no limit as to how high you can go, DoodleJump will keep you busy and entertained for hours!

MyTown – Have you ever wanted to own real estate in your own town? With MyTown, now you can. MyTown offers the user the ability to purchase businesses and property within miles of where you live, all the while charging rent, expanding property lines and getting rich. While it may not be the most realistic idea in the world, it certainly is fun to play it out on your iPhone! With the inclusion of lottery tickets, there is no telling how much money you can make in MyTown.

Dizzypad – Similar to DoodleJump in its simplicity, Dizzypad continues to be one of the most addicting games available in the app store. You play a frog, who – rotating faster and faster as time moves on – is tasked with jumping from lily pad to lily pad and avoiding the water below. The game is deceptively easy to pick up and learn, only to get devilishly hard as you progress. You’ll find yourself constantly trying to beat your last score each time you pick up Dizzypad, and likely won’t put it down for an hour.

ADoodleFly – ADoodleFly is very similar in looks to DoodleJump, however it is a totally different game. Just as addicting in its own right, ADoodleFly puts the user in control of a flying character who is shot horizontally out of a canon and must ride the endless platforms that lay before him. With countless power-ups, a quirky story and very interesting graphics, ADoodleFly will fast become one of your favorite games in the App Store if it hasn’t already.

Rope’n Fly 2 – Rope’n Fly 2 is one of the most unique games available in the app store. The game puts you in control of a dummy with the ability to shoot ropes wherever you touch your finger on the screen. Your job is to rappel from building to building in a horizontal cityscape without letting the doll fall to the ground. Surprisingly difficult with real fluid movement, you’ve never played a game quite like this before.


Author: Neal Adam Hamou