Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Spend Hours Tapping Away on Tap Attack! for WP7
Sometimes, it’s the games with the simplest concepts that get us the most hooked. Tap Attack! for Windows Phone 7 hopes to be just such a game, with the developer XDA member babyjustine promising it to be fun, simple to learn, and very addictive.
The game works in a familiar format to other memory games: the player is given one shape and must overturn squares on the screen to locate the card with a shape that matches. As the player progresses through the game, the levels become harder as the player is given less time to make a decision.
Interesting features include a game randomizer, which means that you will almost never play the same game twice, and power-ups hidden throughout the game, which provide the player with help such as slow-motion play and points multipliers.
The game itself is accessible by searching in the Zune Apps Marketplace, both as a free, ad-supported version (the trial is fully functional) and as an ad-free version for a small cost. For more information and support related to the game, visit the developer’s thread.
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