Countdown of the 10 Best Apps of the Month – April 2012

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A monthly feature here at TSAR, we take a look back at all the apps we have reviewed this month here on the site and give you a run down of the best ten. The apps are taken from the 24th of the previous month to the 24th of the current month. Why the 24th? Well, the reasons are just too mystical(and mundane) to mention here.

We take apps from all of our reviewers, and from all formats but it is important to remember that the list isn’t purely based on the score each app got, but rather a collective feeling of overall quality or importance. So, a game that got a score of 90% might find itself below an app that got 85% if we feel that the 85% rated app has that something special that makes it a more memorable title but just lacked a few features that marked it down in the actual review.

In essence, the reviews are more clinical, with the score coming from the brain, but this list is more from the heart.

So, without further ado;

10. Canyon Dash, Format: iPhone, Score: 60%

Reviewed 3rd April, read full review here: Canyon Dash iPhone Review

Well, this has to be the lowest scoring entry into the Countdown ever, as the game only got 60% in my review. But, despite all my criticism’s of the game, I am still playing it nearly a month later. My issues with the game where all around content, as I found the game actually pretty playable in a simplistic way. Yet, it still gets played as much as anything else, consigning the likes of Mass Effect to the sidelines, and that says it all.

9. Worldcard HD, Format: iPad, Score: 85%

Reviewed 9th April, read full review here: Worldcard HD iPad Review

This business card scanning application won a lot of praise from Brihanna for its ease of use and capabilities. Apps like this can sometimes be clunky and overly simplistic, but Worldcard HD gets just about everything right, earinging itself a rightful place among the month’s best apps.
WorldCard HD - the Intelligent Business Card Manager - Penpower Technology Ltd.

8. LightUp, Format: iPhone, Score: 80%

Reviewed 29th March, read full review here: LightUp iPhone Review

This single screened puzzle game is an intriguing treat. The light and mirror based puzzles are devilishly hard yet also highly satisfying, and the great level transitions add to the cool atmosphere. LightUp is  for hardcore players only, but don’t let that put you off a decent puzzler.

LightUp - The light bending galactic puzzle - Perpetuum Media Ltd.

7. Fibble:, Format: iPhone, Score: 85%

Reviewed 4th April, read full review here: Fibble iPhone Review

Crytek release their first ever iOS game, Fibble. It is, as expected, a graphical delight, with a sheen and shine to the graphics that oozes professionalism. Luckily the game itself is almost as good with some pretty decent puzzle/platform action that has some nice physics elements to it.
Fibble - Crytek GmbH

6. RPG Grinsia, Format: iPhone, Score: 86%

Reviewed 17th April, read full review here: RPG Grinsia iPhone Review

Another RPG from Kemco makes it into our monthly top ten, and Grinsia is almost their best yet. The best thing about the game is the intuitive and fast paced battle system that really encourages tactical play, but there is also a good overworld and plenty of dungeons and towns to visit. Well worth the investment.
RPG Grinsia - Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd.

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About Author

Simon Burns is the editor and founder of VoxelArcade and The Smartphone App Review. He has been a fan of technology for over twenty five years and loves playing with gadgets and spending time with his family. You can get in touch with him via the ‘contact us’ section of the site or on Twitter by following @smartappreview


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