Gadget Geek's Guide to January Gaming Apps

By Gadget Geek

From the latest Ghostbusters game to the Temple Run revival, last month had it all! Gadget Geek rounds up the best gaming apps to come out in January.

Between bouts of Dead Space 3 with Gamer Next Door Pamela Horton, we found time to round up the best gaming apps of January. Seriously, though, what happened to Ellie’s cleavage between Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3? Her boobs are huge!


“Will they bring it back or won’t they?” is the general exchange around anything Ghostbusters-related, but now we can shift our fandemonium focus onto yet another top-notch game based on the Ghostbusters franchise. This free-to-play app puts three new recruits to the test while they learn the ropes and find out just what it takes to be a real honest-to-goodness Ghostbuster. Sure, you can’t play as Venkman, but it’s still a pretty addictive game! 

Gamer Next Door Pick: Bowblade Bow-and-Arrow Gaming Accessory

Okay, this one obviously isn’t a game, but you’ll want to use it to play them! At this year’s Macworld convention an archery-based iOS accessory fittingly named the Bowblade was released. We’ve already seen interactive accessories for iPhones or iPads like the ThinkGeek iCade, but this is the first one we can think of that’s so interactive it can be good for your health! The bow and arrow clips onto your iPhone or iPod Touch while you try to hit the target with the stylus tip that taps the screen. It’s clunky, and a little embarrassing (I don’t think I’d ever play with it outside of my home), but it’s pretty neat since it already is compatible with 35 games. Tweet me (@GamerNextDoor) your thoughts on this! I’m curious to see if anyone would use it.

Mutant Mudds

This game has been getting amazing reviews since its release date, and we can see why! While it was released for iOS in late December, its release this month on Nintendo 3DS is when it caught our attention. It’s a 12-bit game with the ability to go deeper (think Inception) by allowing the character to jump into the once unreachable background, giving players three levels of gameplay. It takes a bit of practice to transition, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be whizzing through all 60 of the levels in no time.

Temple Run 2

Remember how obsessed we all were when Temple Run came out? Well, be ready for that same mob mentality, because they’ve finally made a sequel to the beloved game. It’s wild to think that it’s been two years since the independent studio Imangi Studios came out with it, but we believe that this reprise truly does the cult iOS app justice. It’s the same concept but with better graphics and way more levels to beat.


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