Hey guys. So this is my last time doing the iPhone apps column, because it's my last day at Gizmodo. So it's only fitting that we enter the DANGER ZONE.
That's right, I'm moving on to other place in the internetosphere as of today (more later), and I will of course be leaving the weekly roundup of notable iPhone apps in the more than capable hands of one John "Mose" Herrman, so fear not, this isn't going anywhere.
Top Gun: With no apparent peg whatsoever, Paramount has decided to make a Top Gun iPhone game. Since I've seen this movie upwards of, well, let's just say many times, I am pleased. And better yet, it's no dud—smooth accelerometer controls (with a recalibration option! yes!) guide either an F-22 fighter or B-2 bomber (yeah, no F-14s for some reason) through some pretty intuitive arcade dogfights. Plus, convincing covers of the classic Kenny Loggins soundtrack and some corny Advance Wars-type cutscenes. Well done. $2 for a limited time.
Michelin Guide Restaurants: The folks behind the famous Michelin Star, the mark of a Very Good Place to Eat, have compiled restaurant guides for several cities. Location-based search for when you know you want deliciousness, but you just don't know where to go. NYC is $7, prices vary for others.
AT&T Wireless Mobile: Finally, AT&T got their shit together and released an app that you can use to monitor your cellphone minutes and text usage and pay your bills. It seems to accomplish those tasks just fine. Free
uHear: This app tests your hearing to see how many years all those hours rocking Mastodon at top volume on the ol' white buds have set your hearing back. It's a buck, which apparently goes to charity. [via Gadget Lab]
24: Special Ops: Pixel-art Jack Bauer WILL KILL YOU! $5
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This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, and check out our Favorite iPhone Apps Directory and our original iPhone App Review Marathon. Have a good weekend everybody.