Plants v. Zombies, Walking Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog

updated 01:44 pm EDT, Fri May 17, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Plants vs. Zombies 1.9.8 ($1) - Plants vs. Zombies is a spin on tower defence style games where players must defend their home from invading zombies. The game includes 50 levels spread across a number of environments, as well as 49 different plants to use against the oncoming zombie hordes. Version 1.9.8 provides all players with 200,000 free coins, and gives Crazy Dave the ability to send messages to the player from anywhere. [Download - 73.5MB]

Walking Dead: The Game 1.3 (free) - Walking Dead: The Game is a five-part episodic game series that is set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman's comic book series. In the game players take on the role of Lee Everett, a man trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. New to v1.3 is full support for the iPhone 5. [Download - 334MB]

Sonic The Hedgehog 2.0 ($3) - Sonic The Hedgehog is a port of the classic side scrolling game from the SEGA Genesis. The game has been fully optimized for mobile play, including widescreen support and touch-based controls. The latest release offers enhanced graphics, performance and sound, as well as several new unlockable characters. The company also notes that this is an all-new port of the game and therefore saves from previous versions are not compatible. [Download - 30.4MB]

Mini Display 1.2 ($10) - Mini Display allows any iOS device to be used as an external display for a Mac-based computer. The software offers full support for Retina displays, and also enables touch control over any content displayed on the iOS device. The v1.2 update offers improved performance and speed, along with a fix for various connection issues. [Download - 10.6MB]

Pinbrowser for Pinboard 1.2.3 ($1) - Pinbrowser is a tool for browsing through Pinboard bookmarks, as well as sharing them on social networks or saving them for offline reading. Within the app users can browse through all of Pinboard's popular bookmarks, search for bookmarks, and send links to Pinboard, Instapaper, and Readability. A minor bug that prevented certain users from logging in has now been resolved. [Download - 1.7MB]

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