Each week hundreds of new games are released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. While we play a large number of those games, we tend to focus our reviews on major releases, notable genres release, or just games we particularly liked. Of course, even after those, we get a number of submissions for other interesting games that are still worth a mention. Here are a handful of them (with videos) from last week:

Kamicrazy [App Store, $3.99] is a Lemmings-like game in which you must save a set quota of KamiCrazy soldiers by directing them towards safety. Like Lemmings the soldiers just keep on going, so you have to act fast. We really wanted to like this game, as the production value is quite high, but the controls were a bit frustrating (poorly responsive). Fortunately, a Lite version is available [App Store, Free] to try it out.

Slingshot [App Store, $2.99] is a trajectory game that may appeal to fans of Cannon Challenge. You are placed within striking distance of you enemy but must fire around planets using their gravitational pull to slingshot your torpedos at the proper angle:

I Love Katamari was a surprise release last week that we previously discussed, but no iPhone gameplay video had been available at the time. Venturebeat provided this gameplay video to show how it plays on the iPhone:

  • vectr

    That's some serious iPhone angles on the Katamari game. Another game you can't play in public unless you want to look like a fool.

  • rich_952000

    Has Katamari been "fixed"?

  • http://www.britishbrain.com Nez

    Hey, Kami Crazy looks good. VERY much like lemmings. So what's wrong with the controls?

  • arn

    try the lite/free version. it just seemed like it wasn't responsive/reactive enough.

  • KamiCrazy

    Hi. There's an update in submission now for KamiCrazy with a new graphical tutorial to show how to control the charaters better. This should help anyone who was having trouble learning how to play and was added due to feedback that very fast movements were not being picked up by the iphone. With slower/gentle gestures it's really easy, but like arn says, try the lite version and look out for the update in a few days.

  • RetroGravy

    I found the controls really easy to use, very natural. Check out this gameplay video


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  • KamiCrazy

    Hi guys. The latest versions of KamiCrazy and KamiCrazyLite are now in the app-store and features much improved controls, a graphical tutorial in the first few levels and other fixes and improvements. The full game has 40 levels which provide much more of a challenge than the Lite version. Enjoy!