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Back in May of this year, developer Yakuto released their first iOS game called Table Tennis Touch [$3.99]. It was a table tennis game, obviously, that featured incredible graphics along with gameplay that straddled the line between simulation and arcade. Yakuto totally nailed it with Table Tennis Touch, as it was a blast to play, had a lot of content and was very challenging. The game initially sold for four dollars and offered completely optional "Boosts" as in-app purchase items which would allow you to hit harder and add more spin to your shots...

Size DOES Matter [$0.99] is the rhythm game that really isn't. It has levels set to music that feel somewhat tied in to the beat, but is it something like Rock Band? Not at all. It's a game that perhaps could have taken more structure from that series, but it's an interesting approach that's really more of a music-centric challenging arcade game...

With the Madden series faltering in the mobile space the past few years, there aren't a whole lot of options for gamers looking for an American football fix on the go. If you're not in the market for a simulation-style game, then developer Run Games' Football Heroes [Free] is one of the best football games out there. It's an extremely over-the-top, arcadey game of football, but the most important thing is that it's a heck of a lot of fun. It launched last November and has seen several updates in the months since, but Run Games had been hard at work on something big for Football Heroes, and this week a massive update went live for the game officially rebranding it as Football Heroes 2015. Just in time for the NFL season!..

'Star Realms' Review - Fledgling Developer Delivers a Stellar Experience

The card and board game iOS port market is a land of titans these days. Blizzard and Playdek are monolithic beasts responsible for a huge resurgence of games that traditionally involve holding physical game pieces in your hand. A new star is rising that is edging it's way into this epic struggle. White Wizard Games has brought their Star Realms [Free] to the App Store to challenge deck building games like Ascension [Free]. With a co-creator of Ascension on their staff, White Wizard is on a very familiar playing field. While this single game may not completely dominate the entire landscape, it's absolutely enough to cause a stir with fantastic gameplay that boasts a number of upgrades over it's competition...

The Final 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas Expansion Area, The Frostwyrm Lair, is Now Open

I almost feel like we've been spoiled over the last five weeks with all the new content that's been slowly drizzled in to Hearthstone [Free (HD)], as I'm not sure what I'm going to do next weekend when I open the game up and aren't greeted with the announcement that a new wing has been opened. But, on the up side, now that the whole new card pool is released, we can figure out some great new decks that shift up the metagame even more...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Ancient Battle: Hannibal', 'Motorsport Manager', 'Swing Copters' and More

It's the butt crack of dawn Wednesday morning, and the App Store in New Zealand just dumped a fresh load of new iOS games on to the world. The list this week is a little sparse, so far anyway, but maybe that's because everyone knows better than to release something around the same time as an official Flappy Bird followup...

It's an unholy meeting of free to play titans as the latest update to EA's The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] adds a very Clash of Clans-y new multiplayer feature to the game. You're now able to build up an army of troops and raid your neighbors' cities, but you'll also have to keep your own guard up as they can do the same to you. As always, The Simpsons: Tapped Out isn't shy in making fun of itself, as the tagline for this latest update is "Build! Raid! Defend! Tap!" Yes! Tapping rules!..

If you have a soft spot for simple to grasp, difficult to master twitch games that you can play on your iPhone with just one hand, like I do, a pretty cool one launched yesterday called The Firm [$0.99] from Sunnyside Games. The goal is pretty simple: buy green-colored stocks when they're on the rise, sell them when they're in decline. You buy and sell by simply swiping the stock certificate that slowly rise up your screen either right or left. ..

There sure are a lot of puzzle platformers around these days, aren't there? This was a huge genre back in the 8-bit days, and it's had a huge resurgence of late, spearheaded by games like Braid and its ilk. There's certainly a lot of them on iOS, which is sort of an interesting outcome when you think of the precise controls they frequently demand. Not that touch controls aren't up to the job, mind you, but it seems like when someone whiffs on implementing them correctly, they whiff hard. Great games can be reduced to mediocrity just by having, for example, a virtual directional pad that lacks responsiveness. Stop The Bots [Free] is not a great game, but it is a good one. Unfortunately, a combination of occasionally-spotty controls and a bit too much familiarity bring the game down some...

Check Out the New 'Mikey Boots' Trailer

If you listen to our podcast, chances are you've been hearing about Mikey Boots for months now. And if you're not listening to our podcast, what the hell, man? Mikey Boots is essentially the Return of the Jedi of the Mikey trilogy. Mikey Shorts [$0.99] set the scene, Mikey Hooks [$1.99] built suspense (and added hooks) and Mikey Boots likely will end with a massive crescendo filled with X-Wings and orcs attacking Minas Tirinth...

Team Meat Announces 'A Voyeur for September'

Team Meat just announced another iOS game, titled A Voyeur for September, which in their words is a "live action stealth game." Not a whole lot else is known about the game outside of the fact that it's going to be on display at PAX Indie Megabooth later this month. Oh, there's a teaser trailer too, which doesn't add a whole lot beyond that:..

Way back in November of 2010, developer Jesse Venbrux released a wonderful little puzzle platformer called They Need To Be Fed [$0.99 / Free]. It had you playing an adorable, armless little silhouette character with big eyes and a curlycue of hair as you traversed many different kinds of platforms and avoided deadly hazards on your way to the end goal of each level, which was to sacrifice yourself into the gaping maw of a monster. Why? Because they need to be fed, that's why. What made They Need To Be Fed so special was its focus on gravity. Each platform was a little planetoid with its own gravitational pull, and working with that gravity was the key to moving past all the hazards and collecting all the gems on each level. It was a lot like a 2D Super Mario Galaxy...

There really aren't enough decent 3D platformers on the App Store. There are quite a few good side-scrolling platformers, but even the companies with IP and money behind them seem reluctant to fill the 3D gap. Maybe it's the cost, perhaps it's a perceived issue with controls, or it might even just be down to the waning popularity of the genre in the hobby on the whole. Whatever the reason is, it leaves an opening for a game like Angel In Danger 3D [$0.99] to make its mark. It's not a particularly great game, and I'm not sure if it actually has even one idea to call its own, but it's challenging, competently-made, and by default is one of the better games on iOS to ape Mario's 3D style...

'Deep Under the Sky' from 'Incredipede' Creator Coming This Week

Colin Northway of Incredipede [$3.99] fame has announced his latest title, Deep Under the Sky, releasing this Wednesday on iOS. Created in collaboration with Rich Edwards, creator of Pineapple Smash Crew on PC, this puzzler bosts a gorgeous alien look and single-tap gameplay...

'Max Gentlemen' from 'Organ Trail' Developers Hangs its Hat on the App Store on Thursday

Organ Trail [$2.99] creators The Men Who Wear Many Hats have announced that their local multiplayer hat-stackathon, Max Gentlemen, is finally releasing on Thursday, August 21st for iOS, among other platforms, with cross-platform multiplayer...

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