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Fresh iPhone Apps for June 14: Temple Run: Brave, Suspect in Sight, Human Defense

by Phil Hornshaw

It’s another big game night, with lots of new titles on offer in the iTunes App Store. We’ve got a new version of Temple Run to tie into the Pixar movie Brave, aptly titled, Temple Run: Brave. Then there’s Suspect in Sight, a game in which you use tilt controls to chase down cars with your police helicopter. Finally, Human Defense offers a new take on tower defense by giving players the task of protecting internal organs from invading diseases.

Temple Run: Brave (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Tying in with the upcoming Pixar movie Brave comes Temple Run: Brave, a reskinning of the super-popular mobile game with a great new visual style. If you’ve played Temple Run, you basically know what you’re getting into with Temple Run: Brave – swipe left or right to take corners, up and down to jump over or slide under obstacles. You can also tilt your device left and right to move to different positions on the path and grab coins.

Coins can be spent on power-ups as you play Temple Run: Brave, helping you to snag better scores and climb the Game Center-supported leaderboards. The game also looks great with its Brave-inspired artwork and graphical style.

Suspect in Sight (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Hop into a police helicopter and run down some fleeing criminals in Suspect in Sight. The game uses tilt controls to allow you to fly around three different cities, using your spotlight to identify suspects. In order to get full points, you need to keep your light on the suspect cars until the police on the ground can catch up to the suspects and stop them. There are also special gems you can grab after you bring down suspects.

Suspect in Sight has four different helicopters you can earn through the course of the game that make it a little easier to grab full points as you take down each wave of suspects. You can also unlock additional game modes to play as you go through, as well. And there’s also Game Center support that provides achievements to earn and leaderboards to climb.

Human Defense (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

By now anyone familiar with games in the iTunes App Store has seen quite a few tower defense games come and go, and while they might not be too different from one another, many often have a charm all their own. Human Defense brings quite a bit of that, putting you in charge of protecting organs from roving viruses with the help of three different brands of towers.

The difference between Human Defense and other tower defense games is that it has an element of timing worked into its strategy. You can’t place or upgrade your towers until an organ receives nutrients, and so you’ll need to wait for things like carbohydrates and proteins to work their way through each level and get where you need them. Paying attention to when nutrients are coming is key to success and makes Human Defense a little tougher and more active than some other tower defense titles.

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