iPhone apps of the week

This week's apps include a paid arcade-like shooter just released at the iTunes Store and a free streaming-radio app.

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I've now crossed into my eighth page of apps on the iPhone. Frankly, the time is quickly approaching when I'm going to have to delete good apps from my iPhone just so I can download more. To make matters worse, the apps keep on coming at the iTunes Store, as more developers figure out ways to utilize this unique platform--and they keep getting better! I haven't deleted an app that I've paid for yet, but I believe that the time might be coming when money spent will not be enough of a reason to keep an old app in my library. I recognize that it's part of my job to look at apps, so it makes sense my iPhone is filling up, but I can't be the only one with this problem. If you are experiencing app overload like I am, I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

This week's apps include a paid arcade-like shooter, just released at the iTunes Store and a free streaming-radio app.

iDracula - Undead Awakening
Onscreen directional controls work well for blowing away hordes of undead beasts. (Credit: CNET Networks)

"iDracula - Undead Awakening" (99 cents, initially) is a recent release at the iTunes Store that is quickly rising up the most popular list. Using on-screen directional controls, "iDracula - Undead Awakening" challenges you to fight your way through endless hordes of undead creatures. As you mow down more monsters, you'll find items like new guns and ammo and potions to add to your ever-decreasing health bar. You start with just a simple gun and slow-moving monsters that are easy to pick off. But as the game goes on, the swarm becomes quicker and more fierce, requiring more powerful guns and an endless supply of ammo.

Two game types in "iDracula - Undead Awakening" let you get to the type of shooter action you prefer. Survival mode starts slowly and lets you grab new weapons, as the horde gets bigger and faster. Rush mode lets you experience the endgame, giving you an endless supply of ammo and a machine gun to see how long you can last against the advancing monsters. If you like arcade-like shooters such as the classic arcade games "Robotron" and "Smash TV," this is the game for you. The 99 cent price tag is only an introductory price, so grab this one quickly before it goes up to its regular price of $2.99.

Public Radio Tuner
The well-designed interface helps you get to your favorite broadcasts quickly. (Credit: CNET Networks)

Public Radio Tuner lets you tune in to your favorite public radio stations from across the country. It features hundreds of public radio streams that include popular broadcasts from NPR as well as local public radio content. You can choose from a huge list of stations organized by state, or you can choose stations close to your location by hitting the local button. You also have a search field you can use to look for a specific broadcast. When you find what you're looking for, you can save your stations to favorites so they are easily accessible the next time you start up the app. Perfect for your commute or any time you want to listen to quality talk radio, this free app offers just the right features, great sound quality, and will probably become a favorite at the iTunes Store.

What's your favorite new app for iPhone or iPod Touch? Are you running out of space for apps? What game or app would you like to see on the iPhone? Let me know in the comments!

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.

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