New iPhone apps worth downloading: Real Estate by Estately, Slayin update, YesSir

Jan 26, 2014
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Find the most up-to-date real estate information in your area with Real Estate by Estately. The app helps you search for a home by providing listing updates every 15 minutes, along with lots of other useful information. We’ve also got an update to simple side-scroller Slayin, which keeps its controls and mechanics to a minimum […]

Find the most up-to-date real estate information in your area with Real Estate by Estately. The app helps you search for a home by providing listing updates every 15 minutes, along with lots of other useful information. We’ve also got an update to simple side-scroller Slayin, which keeps its controls and mechanics to a minimum to create a highly challenging action game about fighting monsters with only your sword (or other weapons). Finally, YesSir pits players against invading forces in a turn-based artillery game that’s all about making every shot count.

Real Estate by Estately (Free)

What’s it about? Search for homes and condos near you with information that’s always up to date with Real Estate by Estately.

What’s cool? Searching for a home often means constantly checking new listing information for leads, and if the app or website you’re using has outdated info, you might be chasing a house someone else has already grabbed. Real Estate by Estately’s most useful feature is that it’s constantly updating its listings with the most complete information – once every 15 minutes, in fact. That way you always know what’s available in a given area, with listings shown on maps and available in quick doses with lots of photos. Estately also provides drive times from wherever you are to the home you’re checking out in the app, as well as info about open houses and local schools.

Who’s it for? If you’re searching for a new home, check out what information you might find with Real Estate by Estately.

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What’s it like? More useful real estate information is available from Trulia and Zillow.

Slayin update ($0.99)

What’s it about? Super-simple arcade game Slayin has players guide a character around flat, 2-D levels trying to stay alive as long as possible amid a horde of enemies.

What’s cool? Slayin takes a lot of classic elements from action-adventure and role-playing games and breaks them down to their simplest elements. Your character holds a weapon in front of him or her and walks forward endlessly, so your job is to control direction and jumping while trying to kill all the level’s enemies with your weapon. You’ll also need to pick up money from the ground as you play, which can be spent to upgrade your weapons and armor, and fight off various, often huge bosses. Slayin’s latest update adds three new characters – an archer, a ninja and a beast tamer – as well as new weapons for players to try.

Who’s it for? Players who like fast, intense, deceptively simple gameplay will want to grab Slayin and hone their survival skills and reflexes.

What’s it like? For another game that keeps it simple but action-packed, try Nimble Quest.

YesSir ($1.99)

What’s it about? Invaders besiege your country and you’ll have to use smart judgment and careful attacks to fight them off in turn-based strategy game YesSir.

What’s cool? Players control a tank in side-scrolling artillery game YesSir, taking turns against invading forces and using artillery fire to ward off enemies. Your goal in each 2-D level is to carefully fire your weapons in order to hit your targets, accounting for things like wind, elevation, and other factors that can affect how your shots fall. Over time, you’ll unlock new weapons, ranging from lasers to nukes, but the invaders’ strength increases along with you, so you’ll have to maximize your efficiency and planning in order to stay alive.

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Who’s it for? Fans of turn-based artillery games will find lots of levels to work through in YesSir.

What’s it like? Similar strategy titles are available in Worms and Worms 2: Armageddon.

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