Microsoft releases another massive wave of Zune HD apps

August Zune HD Apps Microsoft releases another massive wave of Zune HD apps

Microsoft continues to be on a roll with the Zune HD apps. The latest update rivals the one in early July, featuring nine brand new apps and a few nifty updates.

Matchbox | Utilities
Check your calendar and make appointments with Zune HD Calendar!

2Play Mobile | Games
ColorSpill is a colorful twist on a classic game concept! The goal of this game is to fill the entire board with a single color, and to do so in as few steps as possible. A quick game which is addictive yet enduring, ColorSpill can be played for minutes or hours and is amazingly simple, yet incredibly fun! See if you can complete the board in the allowed number of steps, then challenge yourself to beat your best!

Decoder Ring
Babaroga | Games
If Sudoku and Crosswords had a baby, this would be it! Decode the symbols on the crossword grid and bind them to letters on the Ring to make meaningful horizontal and vertical words on the crossword grid.

Babaroga | Entertainment
Doodle to your heart’s content with Fingerpaint! Try multiplayer for a fun guessing game!

Slider Puzzle
Babaroga| Games
Twist your mind in this exciting sliding picture puzzle game! Try your hand in multiplayer!

Splatter Bug
2Play Mobile | Games
Are you quick enough to squish the bugs? Free the friendly critters, and prevent the rest from escaping. Watch out for the tarantulas – they are tough!

Trash Throw
2Play Mobile | Games
Trash Throw is the perfect time waster! Challenge yourself to perform the perfect throw as many times as you can, but do not forget to keep an eye on the wind. All the fun of hurling endless pieces of trash without having to tidy up afterwards.

2Play Mobile | Games
Tug-O-War is a fun pick-up and play game that recreates the enjoyable and sometimes crazy game of tug-of-war right on your device!

Vine Climb
2Play Mobile | Games
Take control of a hungry monkey as he climbs up through the vines in search of food! Keep an eye out for tasty treats, but watch out for the obstacles that will stop you in your tracks. Featuring smooth animation and lush graphics, Vine Climb is a fast-paced and addictive game that will keep you coming back for more!

Most of the apps in this release were developed by 2Play Mobile. We have to give our forum members a shout out for discovering the existence of a few of these games earlier this week.

Microsoft also updated a few older apps, including Echoes, Email, and Penalty Flick! Soccer. The Email app is especially interesting, thanks to the inclusion of some great new features.

[Dave McLauchlan]


Uber-Ne on August 2, 2011 11:34 PM

Mmmmmm should this be enough to replace or acompany my sony 16 GB walkman X? I honestly just need something to kill time and the Archos 43 is a lil too expensive

epithetless on August 3, 2011 6:51 AM

A sizable release! What are the great new email app features? And can the Zune calendar be synced with an outside source at all (using, e.g., the iCalendar standard), or is it limited to what you manually enter on the device?

sarah on August 4, 2011 2:04 AM

REALLY. the one week my computer is broken… they release apps. THANKS MICROSOFT.

my zune is simply and expesive mirror without a charger. or an internet connection </3

William Devereux on August 5, 2011 6:17 AM

I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to say it at the time, but the Email app’s new feature is contact support! It will sync your email and contacts with Windows Live, Exchange, and Gmail. :)

Anon on August 10, 2011 2:12 AM

Now, with the calendar, notes, and email, all that I really want out of Microsoft is a Youtube application, hopefully.

Jragonlord on August 12, 2011 11:29 PM

I’ll second a YouTube app, and also add that a Netflix app would be nice too. Netflix already uses Silverlight, and it’s already available on Windows phones, so it shouldn’t be hard to port…

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