New iPhone apps worth downloading: Redd – reddit client, Robbers, Skateboard Party 2

Dec 26, 2013

Today’s first app worth downloading is designed to help Reddit users get the most out of the Internet’s huge community sharing site. It’s Redd, a Reddit client that makes it easy to browse, post and comment on threads and subreddits. We’ve also got Robbers, an endless runner in which players try to loot a museum while avoiding the guards, and Skateboard Party 2, a 3-D skateboarding title that’s all about scoring points by doing sick tricks.

Redd – reddit client ($0.99)

What’s it about? Browse through the various threads and forums of the site Reddit using a clean, easy interface with Redd.

What’s cool? Reddit browser Redd gives users full access to the forum-like website that attracts tons of users and is host to discussion and link sharing from all over the Internet. It’s a lot like wandering Reddit in your browser, except that it you get a clean, minimalist user interface that prioritizes content over flashy design. You can browse through your favorite subreddits, submit your own links, comments and photos, and share things you find interesting across other social networking services and the like, as well.

Who’s it for? Avid Reddit users looking for an elegant way to browse the site and its various subreddits on their iOS devices should give Redd a look.

What’s it like? You might also try Alien Blue and iAlien for Reddit if you’re searching for a solid Reddit client.

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Robbers (Free)

What’s it about? Endless runner Robbers tasks players with stealing as many valuables as they can while evading guards by dodging security sensors and obstacles.

What’s cool? There are tons of gems ripe for the stealing in casual endless runner Robbers, and you’re just the thief to nab them. The game sends players into a side-scrolling museum filled with boxes, scaffolds, statues and guards, and you’ll need to avoid the obstacles in order to grab as much loot as you can before you’re caught. The gems you earn can be used to purchase additional gadgets, like smoke bombs, to help you make your escape, and new costumes to customize your thief’s look. There are also a number of missions to complete as you play to help mix up the experience.

Who’s it for? Fans of endless runners and casual games will find a fun time-waster in Robbers.

What’s it like? Other fun endless runners worth a look include the classic Canabalt and Jetpack Joyride.

Skateboard Party 2 ($1.99)

What’s it about? Perform as many tricks as possible to earn points and take down achievements in Skateboard Party 2.

What’s cool? The ultimate goal in Skateboard Party 2 is to be an awesome skateboarder. Playing the 3-D game from a third-person perspective, players skate around the eight game areas, doing tricks off half-pipes and ramps, grinding on obstacles, creating combos, and basically racking up all the points they can manage. You can also take on friends and other players in multiplayer trick-battles across an Internet connection, and work to master 40 different kinds of tricks and skills to drive up your scores.

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Who’s it for? Skateboarding fans and players who like arcade titles that are all about the scores will want to grab Skateboard Party 2.

What’s it like? You’ll also want to nab the classic skateboarding archetype, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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