Recommended By You – Zombie Tsunami, Exoplanet
“Hey Kris, you like zombies, right?”
@MrsAvlier and @AnteyLady reached out to me on my Twitter account recently to recommend an addictive game for iPhone and iPad called Zombie Tsunami.
“Got Crystal Statue tonight. Still playing cuz the other statues are BIGGER, dammit, BIGGER!”
Yes, I like zombies and the game really is that good, “dammit”. There’s a ghoul who can’t stop running and you must help him jump over oncoming cars, land mines, and tanks. You can bite people along the way, infecting them to join you and run alongside. One zombie quickly becomes two, then four, then eight, then twelve, and so on as long as you keep avoiding obstacles. The longer you survive, the faster your group runs, making the task harder and harder to maintain.
Now, there are plenty of “endless running” games out there, but Zombie Tsunami stands above the crowd with a fantastic mix of goals, power-ups, and scratch-n’-win lottery cards. There’s always something to keep the action fresh, from turning your zombies into ninjas or cloning them with flying saucers. Every time you run there are new ways to show off, from goals that challenge you to flip over cars or grab traffic lights in mid-jump. Not to mention those big prize statues you can unlock if you manage to “finish” the game.
Zombie Tsunami is a timewaster that really knows how to push your buttons and drive you to play it all night long.
You can dowload it for free on iPhone and iPad.
“This is the coolest app ever. The Milky Way and all discovered exoplanets” says @MrEcock on my Twitter account. He’s the producer on Entertainment Extra here on Newstalk 1010 and loves Expoplanet for iPhone and iPad because it “can zoom out from Earth all the way to the radiation background of the universe.” He captured the screenshot below to show what he meant.
Exoplanet is the ultimate database for astronomers and stargazers, offering detailed profiles on more than 815 planets in orbit around stars beyond our own Sun. Each entry has beautiful animations to visually express scientific information, including 3D views that show where a selected planet is in relation to our own Milky Way. By pointing your phone or tablet to the sky, it can use your device’s sensors to help you locate where the planet would be above you.
It’s a valuable tool because all of the information, including links to 50,000 scientific publications, are “live” meaning that the app is in a constant state of being updated with new details, especially discoveries of new planets.
Now with endless planet names like Kepler- 20 f or CoRot-13 b it may be hard at first to really see yourself spending much time with Exoplanet, but consider that for each planet listed there’s a “Habitable Zone” section to show the likelihood for the existence of water and potentially life. These aren’t just points in the sky, but neighbours we haven’t met yet and even if you only spend an hour with this free app, that’s an astonishing thing to think about.
You can download it for free on iPhone or iPad
Feel free to share with me any apps you're passionate about in the comments section below or through my account on Twitter or by e-mail at krisabel(at)gmail(dot)com.