We’re back with our weekly rundown of the top ten free iPhone apps on the App Store. We have plenty of new entries this week with a few who have made a repeat appearance. But who holds the number one spot?
Let’s find out.
10. New Star Soccer (Down 2)
Have you ever wanted to be a premiership footballer? Me neither. However, this app has opened our eyes to the wonder of the beautiful game. Ok, so that was sarcasm too but we do think this is a fantastic app: you have the arcade mode that is free where you can practice your shooting skills, and with each passing goal comes an added difficulty, could be a defending wall or a goal keeper, to keep it interesting. The other mode is career mode which is basically try before you buy: you have the opportunity to play 10 matches in a Football Manager-esque style. You also have to manage your life outside of the game, from keeping your boss and the fans happy, to trying to stop your girlfriend selling your sex stories to gossip mags.
All this while improving your football skills and trying to save money to buy yourself the fancy things a football star should never be seen without. After the 10 matches it does cost 69p to unlock the full career mode but in our opinion that is money well spent as we’ve been playing on it all day and there’s no sign of us getting bored anytime soon.
9. Fair Food Maker (New Entry)
To be honest, I don’t understand why this game is even a game at all! There is no strategy, nothing to win, nothing to collect, no challenges… basically it’s not a game and shouldn’t be in the games section, never mind the top ten. Let us know whether you disagree with us or if there is simply something that we’ve missed, but this ‘game’ tells you exactly what you have to do to make the fair food, tells you how to mix it or cook it, and then the only aspect controlled by you is how you decorate it with the meagre toppings available to you. Following this, you have the opportunity to eat the pitiful snack that you have created, and there still isn’t any gameplay in that: you simply chow down on it, and wait for something to happen. Predicatbly, nothing does. Lather, rinse, repeat. And repeat. And repeat.
At the very most this title should be in the entertainment section. I just think they should never have made it at all.