Fresh iPhone Apps for May 16: 8coupons, Zombie Glider, Doodle vs Brute: World Domination

May 16, 2011
Games

Start the week off right with 8coupons, which lets you track down hidden deals using your iPhone’s GPS capabilities. Also check out Zombie Glider, a game which puts you in control of a hang-gliding zombie with a taste for human gray matter, and Doodle vs. Brute: World Domination, a side-scrolling action title set in an […]

Start the week off right with 8coupons, which lets you track down hidden deals using your iPhone’s GPS capabilities. Also check out Zombie Glider, a game which puts you in control of a hang-gliding zombie with a taste for human gray matter, and Doodle vs. Brute: World Domination, a side-scrolling action title set in an pen-and-ink world.

8coupons (iPhone, iPad) Free

Find “hidden” deals all over the place with 8coupons, an app that uses your iOS device’s GPS technology to zero-in on sales and bargains being held at stores all over your area. The service aggregates deals from lots of different services, including Groupon, LivingSocial and Restaurant.com, as well as locals sales from weekly ads, and tracks them all on your device’s Google Maps.

There are more than 4,000 sources for deals that get pulled that 8coupons draws on, and you can also add your own deals and check out bargains spotted by the community. The app can make use of your iPhone’s camera, as well, overlaying locations for different offers using augmented reality.

Zombie Glider (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

The zombie hordes can’t seem to get to the humans and their brains inside walled medieval cities, but one zombie has a plan — ride in a hang glider fired from a cannon, and attack the humans from the air. In Zombie Glider, you are that zombie, and as you soar over the humans’ fortresses, you’ll dip down and snatch humans as they flee, snacking on their brains and then tossing them back to take out other humans as they bounce like deadly projectiles.

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Not all the humans are defenseless, however. Archers on towers, rooftops and flying machines will try to stop you, and running into structures will take you out immediately. But along the way you can fortify your human attack vehicle by upgrading it by spending brain points you accumulate for notching up high scores.

Doodle vs. Brute: World Domination (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

The doodle world and the ink world have been war for some time, but now the tide is turning with you – a giant cybernetic King Kong-like gorilla called The Brute that has been assigned with destroying doodle cities and wiping out doodle military. You’ll stalk across side-scrolling city levels as the Brute, tapping away to punch small stick-man troops before they can hit you with all manner of weapons and artillery.

As you progress through Doodle vs. Brute, you’ll gather currency called “tech points” that you can use to upgrade the Brute’s cybernetics, adding another level of strategy to the game. Do you want to gather more health from power-ups, or send doodles screaming in terror before you with the power of mind manipulation? How you approach each level is up to you, but your scores are tracked on Game Center’s leaderboards.

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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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