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App Wrap: 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star,' 'Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land'

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NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

If you're a Star Wars fan who's ever wondered what's actually inside that giant Death Star, well, now you can find out because it's up to you.

In Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, gamers start off with the Emperor talking to Vader about wanting to build the ultimate weapon, but Vader is concerned they just don't have the finances for it. So the Emperor offers up a solution: rather than make it a tool entirely geared towards evil, take advantage of this prime commercial real estate they'll be creating.

Your job is to build the Death Star, floor by floor, starting with an apartment complex, followed up by a cafe. As you build more floors for entertainment, shopping and eventually also some for defeating the good guys, you'll lure bitizens, or beings of the universe, to move into your Death Star, shop and work there in order to help generate revenue to build more levels.

As you complete the emperor's tasks you'll also unlock certain treats like little Star Wars animations. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a free app for iOS, Android and Windows devices. There are also in app purchases you can make though to help speed your way through the game.

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land

Fans of the Regular Show have had, for a while now, a handful of apps for jumping into the park as their favorite characters from the show.

Now though, comes the first full-fledged video game based on the Cartoon Network hit, called Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land.

It's a video game for the Nintendo 3DS where you play as Mordecai and Rigby who are trapped inside a video game, an 8-bit looking, pixelated game like the ones they're often playing in the show.

This is an original story written specifically for the game with plenty of that Regular Show humor fans have grown fond of. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land is for the 3DS an costs about $30. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP