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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!


Today's app of the day is RobotFail

RoboFail is a fantastic on rails shooting game for Android devices, that at first deceives you with simplicity, but quickly amps up the difficulty to keep you coming back for more. The actual game play is very simple, and involves simply touching (well tapping) the screen where you would like to shoot your projectile. 

Your targets are a line of robots rolling off a conveyor belt. They are of varying colors and increase in speed as the levels increase in difficulty. The great part of this game is that you can't simply tap a robot in it's current location to register a hit - instead you have to predict where the robot will be by the time your projectile reaches the target area. If you are right you will be rewarded with a very satisfying crunch as a robot is obliterated into pieces.

This is where the physics of the game really shines. Not only are gravity and speed of the projectile launching impressive, but robots will literally smash into pieces, bounce off each other and hang precariously off the edge of the belt depending on how cleanly they are hit. There is real benefit in making sure that all the shrapnel of a robot is cleaned up (by shooting it off the belt), as shrapnel causes points to be lost. 

To add to the difficulty, only 'good' robots are allowed to pass off the edge of the screen (the green ones), with the defective red robots requiring destruction before they leave the factory. Get it wrong and again, you will lose points. Finally, although you only start being equipped with a catapult, you can gradually upgrade your weaponry (and the strength of that weaponry) to include lasers and explosive mines. 

The graphics and sound of RoboFail are top notch, and all over the presentation is close to perfect. Finally, there is plenty of content in RoboFail, so if you are after a physics based shooter with a twist, be sure to check it out. 

In the words of the developer:

The game combines the laws of physics with classic shooting game action and is easy to get to grips with, but once you have got going it can be fiendishly difficult and keeps you coming back for more!
The simple and hugely addictive gameplay guarantees hours and hours of joyful playing time. In RoboFail, players take the role of a destruction expert called in by the troubled management of a robot manufacturing plant. Due to the malfunction in the main assembly line, the plant is randomly churning out defective robots along with the regular ones.
The player is faced with a challenge: a conveyor belt is carrying a constant stream of robots to the packing area. He needs to pick the defective robots from the conveyor belt and blast them off into the jaws of the recycling unit below. At the same time, he must also ensure that the good robots pass unharmed. Unfortunately, with robots that explode on impact, armoured units and defective magnetic robots that can pull good robots with them, the challenge is not an easy one! The player can choose from an arsenal of “tools” fit for the job: a catapult, a laser or an explosive mine. These can also be upgraded by progressing through the levels and new challenges.

Price: $1.99

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