Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 16: Fotopedia Japan, Slice, Jurassic Park: The Game, The Pirate King

Nov 16, 2011
Games

Use your iOS device to explore the culture and country of Japan – as well as plan a trip – with Fotopedia Japan, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. We’ve also got Slice, an app that pairs with a web service of the same name to allow you to track the packages and products you purchase […]

Use your iOS device to explore the culture and country of Japan – as well as plan a trip – with Fotopedia Japan, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. We’ve also got Slice, an app that pairs with a web service of the same name to allow you to track the packages and products you purchase online. Jurassic Park: The Game hits the iPad 2 today, bringing developer Telltale Games’ signature point-and-click adventure to the classic film’s world, and The Pirate King! gives casual gamers a chance to fight friends and players all over the world to become the most powerful pirate on the seas.

Fotopedia Japan (iPhone, iPad) Free

The latest of Fotopedia’s globe-trotting photography apps comes from Japan, filled with more than 1,000 images from the Land of the Rising Sun. Like Fotopedia’s other international image apps, Fotopedia Japan brings users an intimate look at another country and its culture through images. Photos for the app are provided by photographer Norbert Woehnl and the Fotopedia community.

Fotopedia Japan includes a number of features in addition to its many photos. Social media integration means you can share your favorites with your friends online, and you can also view the app’s shots in slideshows or turn them into wallpapers for your devices. Fotopedia Japan also includes interactive maps and a “trip builder” component that lets you plan a trip to Japan with the app’s help.

Slice – Track, Organize Purchases (iPhone, iPad) Free

An app for the web service of the same name, Slice allows users to track their online purchases from a number of sources, all in one place. You can also track packages regardless of where they come from, all with the app’s help.

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Slice is designed to help you track your online spending and lets you backup your receipts quickly and easily. You can also see and track your packages from lots of different merchants on a single map, so you know exactly where everything you’ve purchased is located. Slice even makes it easy to access customer service, providing you with the phone numbers for the retailers you use, as well as model numbers and other vital information.

Jurassic Park: The Game 1 HD (iPad 2 only) $6.99

The newest point-and-click adventure title from Telltale Games is also an official game of the famous 1993 Steven Spielberg movie, telling a fresh story in the Jurassic Park universe. Jurassic Park: The Game takes place in parallel to the film, presenting the story of what happens to Dennis Nedry’s Barbasol can, the one he used to steal embryos from the park and lost when he was attacked by dinosaurs.

The first episode of the five-part Jurassic Park: The Game follows Gerry Harding, the park’s veterinarian, as he and his daughter attempt to leave the island after the power goes out. It also focuses on other characters like Nima, a smuggler sent to recover Nedry’s embryos. The game is marked with fast-action “quick time events” that require players to quickly enter touch commands in order to dodge dinosaurs, as well as solve puzzles. This game only runs on Apple’s iPad 2.

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The Pirate King! (iPhone, iPad) Free

Online multiplayer causal game The Pirate King! puts you on the high seas as a pirate ghost hoping to overtake the strongest band of pirates yet sailing. In order to defeat other pirates (who are also other players online), you’ll have to spend money and energy wisely to upgrade your ship, and fight a lot of battles to grow even more powerful. Fights against other pirates are fought automatically, so the more wisely you invest, the better your chances.

The rest of the time in The Pirate King, you’ll spend time on your own private island, dealing with merchants and negotiating for better prices for the goods you need. As you improve your ship, you’ll be able to fight more and more other pirates ad climb the game’s online leaderboards in order to become king of the pirates.

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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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