In this week's net-neutral iPhone app roundup: physics games, Twitter again (but that's OK!), horse music, human music and much more.
iBlast Moki: A visually stunning physics-based platformer, with bombs. The levels are puzzles, but they don't feel like work at all. A very, very safe buy at $1.19.
Tweetie: Few people like Twitter as much as Matt, and Matt likes few things as much as Tweetie 2: The $4 app is described as
the most polished Twitter app yet, oozing slickness with every swipe. Yet, it's exploding with new features, and still really fast.
"Tweet tweet?" "Who's there?" "THE WORST JOKE YOU'VE EVER HEARD."
Pet Acoustics: Excuse me everyone, I've got an announcement: People write muzak for dogs. And cats. And horses! Then they put it in iPhone apps, so you can use it to soothe your stable of animals, uh, on the go? This makes me laugh, which makes me happy. (Though I have absolutely no idea if it works, because my Labrador only listens to gangsta rap.) $2.49.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: This one isn't out yet, but I defy you to name a game franchise that needs an iPhone title more than C&C. TouchArcade got an early hands-on, and they say it's fantastic — and surprisingly faithful to the original.
Rock Band: Another long-overdue addition to the store, Rock Band, the app, is kind of a jerk: While it was taking foreeeeever to show up, companies like Tapulous stepped in an made decent rhythm games to fill the void. Now that it's here, and it looks great—multiple instruments, a decent song list—it's going to poop on everyone else's party. It'll be here in a few weeks, price TBD.
iLickit: This app deserves more credit than I can give it for being the first designed for use with the human tongue. Ho ho, you wacky app developers, what's next!? Wait, ugh, don't tell me. Not in the store, yet.
• PewPewPew (With Your iPhone): Ahem:
pewpewpewpew, bangbangbang boomPEW, swishpewpewpewpew.
Also, augmented reality. $1.19.
• iSheriff: It's a lot like that PewPew AR app above, rebalanced: It's
free, which is cool not free for Aussies ($1.19), and it's not quite as playful: it puts people in zoomable crosshairs, and has gore effects, which makes it a little creepy.
• Let's Draw Some Sheep: No, really, let's draw some sheep! Because that's just about all you can do with this moderately charming little app. $1.19.
Other App News on Giz
• ChilliX, who makes all kinds of neat, usually paid iPhone apps, is giving away their entire catalogue for free this weekend.
This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here. Have a great weekend, everybody!