New iPhone apps worth downloading: NBA Summer League, Colin McRae Rally, Layton Brothers Mystery Room

Jun 28, 2013
Tech

The NBA season might be over, but summer is just beginning, and that’s why we’re kicking off the week’s fresh apps with NBA Summer League. It’s the official app of the NBA’s summertime games, and includes lots of information about and even on-demand videos of all summer league games. We’ve also got two great games […]

The NBA season might be over, but summer is just beginning, and that’s why we’re kicking off the week’s fresh apps with NBA Summer League. It’s the official app of the NBA’s summertime games, and includes lots of information about and even on-demand videos of all summer league games. We’ve also got two great games for your attention: Colin McRae Rally, a rally racing titles with great graphics and strong controls, and Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a point-and-click adventure title about solving crimes.

NBA Summer League (Free)

What’s it about? The NBA’s official summer league app is a great source of basketball information, stats, player profiles and more.

What’s cool? The NBA Playoffs might be over, but with the NBA Draft fresh on basketball fans’ minds, NBA Summer League is a great place for information. It comes with all the box scores, stats and schedule information you need for the NBA Summer League, and also includes on-demand video content from various games. You can track scores live as games happen, receive game alerts in real time, and even watch live games if you’re willing to purchase an in-app upgrade.

Who’s it for? Basketball fans, get your fix throughout the summer with NBA Summer League.

What’s it like? Check out EPSN ScoreCenter and CBS Sports for more basketball, as well as tons of other sports.

 

 

Colin McRae Rally ($4.99)

What’s it about? High-quality graphics and fast-paced action define rally racing title Colin McRae Rally.

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What’s cool? The latest title from the well-loved development team behind console and PC racing games such as DiRT 2, Colin McRae Rally puts players in the driver’s seats of real off-road versions of racing vehicles like the Ford Focus and Mitsubishi Evo VI. The game features tons of real-world locations from countries all over the planet to race through, with 30 tracks in total, and features the critically acclaimed handling developed specifically for the Colin McRae series. You can hop straight into a race, play full rallies or take on lengthy championships that take you through a number of tracks.

Who’s it for? If you’re into rally racing titles and the work of Codemasters, grab Colin McRae Rally.

What’s it like? Grab Codemasters’ other racing game, F1 2009.

Layton Brothers Mystery Room (Free)

What’s it about? Solve crimes in Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a point-and-click adventure in the popular Professor Layton series.

What’s cool? In Layton Brothers Mystery Room, players take on the role of Inspector Alfendi Layton, a famed investigator in Scotland Yard, who teams with his partner, Detective Constable Lucy Baker, to solve some of the weirdest and most confusing crimes the law enforcement institution has to deal with. Players have to gather evidence and piece together what really happened to solve each of the game’s nine crimes, the first two of which (plus the prologue) are available for free. You can grab crime Files 3-6 and 7-9 as in-app purchases.

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Who’s it for? Players who enjoy adventure titles, mysteries, or the Professor Layton games on other platforms need to check out Layton Brothers.

What’s it like? For more mysterious adventure games, try Gemini Rue and Yesterday.

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