Here are a few releases that have snuck by us over the past few weeks that are worth considering. Each game has its fans and both the gameplay video and forum threads are linked so you can dig deeper.


Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain

Chuck Norris arrives on the iPhone with an over-the-top side scrolling shooter. The controls aren't great, and the game reminds us of an old school side shooter, but Chuck Norris fans seem to be enjoying it. It's only $0.99 and you can join the discussion thread for more impressions.

App Store Link: Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain!, $0.99


Implode

Demolition fans may enjoy IUGO's latest physics puzzler in which you place your quota of dynamic to see if you can level each building. There are 60 levels in all drawn in chalkboard style. The game is available for $1.99, comes with online leaderboards and new levels coming in the next update. Join the discussion.

App Store Link: Implode, $1.99


Snowy's Christmas Pinball

Fans of Matmi's beautifully styled Monster Pinball will be happy to see their latest pinball creation: Snowy's Christmas Pinball. The game is set across 3 distinct interconnected tables with various mini-goals per table. The game is a little early for the Christmas season and is available for $1.99. Join the forum discussion here.

App Store Link: Snowy's Christmas Pinball, $1.99

  • el-extranjero

    The game costs now 1.99$ at the US App Store and 1.59$ at the Portuguese App Store...
    The official site states "from 0.99$". Where is it available at 0.99$ ?

    So they raised the price, hum... in such a short time...
    And what does the "from" stands for — variable pricing in different countries?
    So far there's been a correspondance of values (i.e. 0.99$ in the US means 0.79€ in Europe), but now I see this game is costing 2.39€ at the Spanish iTunes Store which is different form the 1.59€ at the Portuguese Store....

    Hummm

  • el-extranjero

    The game costs now 1.99$ at the US App Store and 1.59$ at the Portuguese App Store...
    The official site states "from 0.99$". Where is it available at 0.99$ ?

    So they raised the price, hum... in such a short time...
    And what does the "from" stands for — variable pricing in different countries?
    So far there's been a correspondance of values (i.e. 0.99$ in the US means 0.79€ in Europe), but now I see this game is costing 2.39€ at the Spanish iTunes Store which is different form the 1.59€ at the Portuguese Store....

    Hummm

  • el-extranjero

    Sorry, forgot to mention that the game I was writting about was "Chuck Norris: Bring On the Pain!".

  • el-extranjero

    Sorry, forgot to mention that the game I was writting about was "Chuck Norris: Bring On the Pain!".

  • br1an

    I love the look of the Matmi pinball tables. Great art direction.

    My only complaint with the Snowy's Xmas Pinball is that you get stuck on the Scrooge table for most of the game (too hard to escape). Needs a bit more balancing to better average-out the time spent on all 3 tables.

    Also, I wish their flappers had just a bit more "punch" to them.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      But, it's the only table where you can "die", so of course it needs to be hard to get away from it. Open the upper big ramp and then one shot from the right to the left, put the ball into the illuminated circle and if there aren't any obstacles in your way, you ball will be kicked back to Snowy :) That's how I do it all the time. Hitting the lower left ramp to go to another table needs a lot of luck :)

  • br1an

    I love the look of the Matmi pinball tables. Great art direction.

    My only complaint with the Snowy's Xmas Pinball is that you get stuck on the Scrooge table for most of the game (too hard to escape). Needs a bit more balancing to better average-out the time spent on all 3 tables.

    Also, I wish their flappers had just a bit more "punch" to them.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      But, it's the only table where you can "die", so of course it needs to be hard to get away from it. Open the upper big ramp and then one shot from the right to the left, put the ball into the illuminated circle and if there aren't any obstacles in your way, you ball will be kicked back to Snowy :) That's how I do it all the time. Hitting the lower left ramp to go to another table needs a lot of luck :)