Whoa, it's Wednesday again, and what a Wednesday it's been. Crazy announcements everywhere between all the Amazon stuff this morning and things leaking out of the Unity's Unite convention like Bladeslinger and some other surprises behind the scenes (potentially… even… contests) has had me as one busy bee. So, excuse this extraordinarily late "Coming Tonight" soon to be "Out Now" post!

Anyway, on with the show!

Boss Battles, Free - Forum Thread - I bet you can't guess what this game is full of. Hint: Boss Battles. Backflip studios seems to have taken the vertical shooter genre and distilled it down to the best part: Fighting gigantic robo-aliens in space. And for free, I'm totally down.

Commander Pixman, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Is there room for another Super Meat Boy-esque game on the App Store? I'm going to say… Yes! Provided the controls are good, of course. Games like this make me yearn for a real analog stick.

FIFA 12, $5.99 / HD - Forum Thread - Hey it's EA's annual installment into the FIFA series. Will it be phoned in as badly as this year's Madden? I really hope not, but I can't wait to find out.

Fling a Thing, 99¢ - Forum Thread - It seems tonight's theme is games with gameplay that's entirely described by the game's title. Much like Boss Battles, in Fling a Thing, you quite literally fling a thing.

Fly Run, 99¢ - Forum Thread - This game totally reminds me of that old Counter-Strike map that had you playing in a kitchen where everything was so big that made you feel super tiny. Google isn't producing the result I'm looking for, but surely someone out there knows what I'm talking about.

Glider Classic, 99¢ - Forum Thread - We posted an extensive preview/interview not too long ago, so be sure to give that a look. Otherwise, this is a totally classic Mac game updated for iOS.

Jelly Defense, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I always have room for another tower defense game on my phone, especially one with a cool art style. Make sure you check out the trailer, as holy cow they put a lot of effort into it.

Katamari Amore, Free - Forum Thread - Awesome, another Katamari game on the App Store, this time it's free with IAP and (hopefully) also free of the horrible performance issues of the original iOS Katamari title. Stay tuned for our review.

Piggy Adventure, $1.99 / HD - Forum Thread - Ever imagine Lost Vikings but with farm animals instead of, well, vikings? Well, today is your lucky day.

Pixel Ranger, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I am in love with the art style of this game, and can't wait to give it a try. This combo-centric shooter sports 73 different types of enemies, two game modes, and eleven power-ups. I'm so in.

Robotriot, 99¢ - Forum Thread - This sci-fi platformer had me at "Hello!". I'm a little worried about there only being 12 levels, but if those levels are as awesome as I hope they will be, I'm totally a-OK with that.

Slam Dunk King, Free - Pik Pok asks, "Are you a good enough baller to become the Slam Dunk King?!" The answer to that is a resounding "No". There is not a single gene in my entire array of genetic code that could ever make me a Slam Dunk King. (But this game looks fabulous, and it's free.)

Squishy's Revenge, Free - Forum Thread - This game looks like a combination of ChuChu Rocket and a block sliding puzzle, which sounds like an incredible combination.

  • faro

    Not from Counterstrike but with a similar theme there was an old Return to Castle Wolfenstein map called Kung Fu Grip. Description here: http://returntocastlewolfenstein.filefront.com/file/Kung_Fu_Grip;5183

  • http://twitter.com/volcanopele Jason Perry

    To who ever made the FIFA 12 video, God bless you good sir or ma'am.  Ibrahimovic scoring a great goal against The Evil One, can't get better than that!

  • backtothis

    Not getting Fly Run, but I know exactly what you're talking about it in your brief synopsis. That was actually my favorite map at the time. 

    Got Commander Pixman, Robotriot, Katamari Amore, and Jelly Defence. Of course, I already picked up SHADOWGUN last night :]. Hoping for an even better week of releases next week and with Warm Gun, Mage Gauntlet, Dark Meadow, Super Crate Box, and more coming out, it probably will be.

  • Anonymous

    None of these games interest me, but I might try Shadowgun.

    The graphics look good, but I'm not a really a big fan of gears of war/halo type games, I prefer games with humans, such as Modern Combat 2.

  • http://twitter.com/Ryan_Olsen Ryan Olsen

    Funny that you mentioned that this batch of apps had titles that described the gameplay. When we created Squishy's Revenge, the name was Monster Slider before it had an official name! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cozval Valerio Cozzolini

    Theme park? when it will be out???

  • Anonymous

    Please don't forget Glider Classic, follow-up to one of the greatest games of all time.

  • colinpoh

    The Counter-Strike map you refer to in Fly Run is de_rats_2001 (or an earlier/later variant) http://www.csm2.net/view_map.php?map_id=741

  • tamakobi

    Katamari Amore is lots of fun and a big improvement on the first Katamari game for the iOS. It controls much better (no tilting!) and the music and stages are great. The unlockable Pacman stage is really fun too.

  • Anonymous

    Boss Battles looks a lot like SpaceBoss Free, which is a lot of fun. I like that this comes from Backflip Studios, who did excellent work with DragonVale and Army of Darkness Defense. Can't wait to try it out.