Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 4: NYC Marathon, ology, DynaStunts, Chicken Rescue

Nov 4, 2011
Games

The New York Marathon takes place on Sunday, and we’ve got the app you need to follow it wherever you are. Grab ING New York City Marathon to track runners and watch the race. Grab news and content on all kinds of different with ology, an app that keys you into ology’s network of websites. […]

The New York Marathon takes place on Sunday, and we’ve got the app you need to follow it wherever you are. Grab ING New York City Marathon to track runners and watch the race. Grab news and content on all kinds of different with ology, an app that keys you into ology’s network of websites. DynaStunts, a side-scrolling motocross stunt game, leads today’s fresh games, followed by Chicken Rescue, an arcade-style tilting game in which you’ll need precise controls to get the best scores.

ING New York City Marathon (iPhone, iPad) Free (with in-app purchase of $2.99)

Get ready for the New York Marathon this weekend with the ING New York City Marathon app. It’s filled with lots of information to help you enjoy the marathon, including an in-app purchase that allows you to watch live video as it happens. It also has interactive maps and tourist information for the race, as well as mile markers and more.

The app allows you to track your friends and family participating in the race, as well as keep an eye on the marathon’s front runners and their locations on the track. You can also get official updates about the event and see local points of interest, as well as track tweets and other social network info.

ology (iPhone, iPad) Free

News and social media app ology puts you on to lots of stories and articles from the ology.com network of websites. That includes entertainment and sports news, among others, and articles generated from more than 300 blogs and sites as well as 10 big entertainment properties.

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Ology funnels all kinds of content to your iOS devices, including stories about music, film, gaming, technology, politics and more. You can get a big list of articles by type and read stories right from the app, and then share your favorites through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

DynaStunts (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Climb on your dirt bike and get start performing some stunts in DynaStunts, a side-scrolling dirt bike-riding game in which you’ll run through lots of different courses that include all kinds of obstacles to dodge, loops to run and jumps to hit. Every stunt you hit earns you points, and along with various objectives to complete on each course, you’ll rack-up lots of points in this arcade-style game.

DynaStunts’ 25 courses are divided into several courses with different settings. The goal in each of the courses is to beat the clock, but you’ll also have stars to collect and objectives to complete along the way. You can also upgrade your bike to make it better and earn climb online leaderboards thanks to Game Center support.

Chicken Rescue (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

As Chicken Mama, your chicks are loose throughout various farm levels and need rescuing back to the hen house. To get around, you’ll control your hen by tilting your iOS device back and forth, grabbing flowers and apples along the way to rack up points as you search for your chicks. The goal is to rack up as many points and find as many collectibles as possible as you locate and rescue chicks in each level.

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You get 24 levels for your buck in Chicken Rescue, and the quicker you can pick up items like flowers and apples, the more points you’ll earn, so Chicken Rescue will test your tilt skills as well as your search abilities. You can also earn upgrades and different skins for Chicken Mama throughout the course of the game, and earn achievements and place your way up the title’s Game Center leaderboards.

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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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