The Best Apps of the Month: May 2013
Android is growing fast, and so is the amount of apps on the Play Store. Every month developers and big companies are releasing cool new apps for the Android community to try. With the amount of apps that are released, finding the good ones can be quite a challenge. So we’ve done all the work for you and put together a list of the best app releases of the month. As always, if you’d rather watch the video than read the article, just head to the bottom of the page.
Related: Best Android apps (Updated Monthly)
First on our list is Kingdom Rush, a game previously exclusive to iOS and the Chrome web store. It has made its way to Android with flying colors, and has become quite popular on the platform. Kingdom Rush is your standard tower defense game. You build up towers, the towers kill the enemy, and in return you’re rewarded with money to buy more towers.
Most tower defense players already know the drill with this genre, and for new players, it’s quite easy to pick up and play. Kingdom Rush is another fun, simple, tower defense game. Check it out, but be warned – it’s addictive!
Next Browser claims to be the next generation of browsing. We can’t confirm or deny that, but it’s definitely a very nice browser. It comes with your standard features — bookmarks, quick browsing, and even a customizable home page.
When it comes to general web browsing, it’s fast. Pages load quickly, but a lot of that has to deal with your Internet connection. During our testing, we couldn’t find any issues with the browser. It’s very clean and efficient, and while it’s a great browser, don’t expect to get the same out of it as you would with Chrome.
Three words sum up the excitement behind Punch Quest. Laster breathing dinosaurs. It’s a free runner game where you basically pound on enemies until you finally die. So it’s essentially a runner game with a twist that keeps Punch Quest fun.
There are only two controls, punching the ground or punching in the air. The aforementioned laser breathing dinosaurs can be obtained as you progress through the game and find new special powers. Punch Quest is a fast paced game. It’s so enticing that you’ll often put it down and realize you’re late for a meeting! The game is definitely worth giving a look.
What’s the Saying?
What’s the Saying is probably one of the highest rated new apps of the month. It’s a word game, so it’s only going to appeal to a certain group of people. It’s a really simple game, and it has some social network integration to get your friends involved.
Here’s how it works. You’re given a picture that has clues to figuring out the phrase. After that, you simply guess the phrase. If you’re not able to figure it out, coins can be used to solve it for your. You can even post it to your Twitter or Facebook to recruit help in finding it out.
You Don’t Know Jack
For those of you who have never played, You Don’t Know Jack stands for a gibberish question. It’s an adult oriented quiz show game that first began in the early 1990’s. It’s a fun game, and it’s occasionally vulgar and hilarious. With various questions like dis or dat and gibberish questions, long time fans are able to relive the game yet again. If you’re into quiz games, this is very much worth checking out.
If you take a look at our leaderboard (image above) you can see how these apps compete with each other. These ratings are based on Google Play Store ratings, so there isn’t any bias on our part, as it is how you, the people, voted on them.
There are a massive amount of apps that are released on a monthly basis. So there’s obviously a few that we’ve missed. If you have a favorite app that came out in the month of May, be sure to let us know about it in the comments below!