Hello, and welcome to the fifth installment of iWant, iNeed, iRecommend. This is a monthly series that will, simply put, talk briefly and present the top ten iPhone and iPod Touch applications from that month. At the end of the year, the 120 mentioned applications will then go head to head to see which apps become the top ten for the year. If you would like to read my previous top ten lists, as well as all my other iPhone and iPod Touch application reviews, you can see them here. While this list is subjective (as are all top ten lists), I did my best to base this on actual use, not my own opinion. Enjoy.
10: Mathew Cruz's Magic: The Gathering Applications
Just like the Mathammer 40K from last month's list, the tenth place application from May 2009 is a pet game of mine. Magic: The Gathering is a card game with collectible cards where you are a planeswalker and are trying to defeat your opponent. Different cards do different things, and the end result is simply to get them to zero life. As the game is 16 years old, there are thousands of cards, and hundred of rules that you need to know to play the game. This is where Mathew's applications come in handy. “The Sylvan Archives” has all of the cards, the rules, and useful information like that. “MTG Library” is full of document pertaining to the rules of the game itself, as well as other useful tidbits. And finally, for those with numerous decks, there is “MTG Deck Manager,” which, well, manages your decks. Though these applications are clearly for a niche market, if you are an MTG player you should not be without them.
9: Tap Tap: Dave Matthews Band
Ahh, Tap Tap, a game which seems to be exceptionally popular and will never die. Just like DDR, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero, Tap Tap is putting out game after game with amazing sales. Additionally, they make my top ten list almost every single month. This month's edition features songs from the Dave Matthews Band for your fingers to tap to. Though I have never understood this game, somehow just ten songs are selling exceptionally well. At a price of $4.99, even you can get in on the action.
8: DMV Test Prep
There is something about the driving tests that make all teens sweat. While I passed it on my first try, a fair bit of my peers failed to do so. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that they failed the written test. This is where DMV Test Prep comes in, as it is localized for your state – though you can get a 50-state version – and will tell you everything you need to know in order to pass the test. Does your state allow right turns on red? What about the speed limit? Any special rules for passing? These, and any other driving question you have, can be answered simply by taking a gander at this application. With a price of only $2.99, DMV Test Prep goes a long way to making me feel safer on the road.