Whoa, it's Wednesday and I can't believe it's already November. I guess the upside of the year racing to a close is that we won't have to wait too much longer to see what iOS developers do this holiday season. Total EA domination seems like the safe bet, although the best thing about the App Store is that anything can happen.

Anyway, this week works like every other week. All of these games should be available for download in the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier depending on how east you are of the good ol' US of A.

Aquaria for iPad, $4.99 - Forum Thread - If there's an award out there for indie games, chances are Aquaria has won it. This action adventure game is entirely underwater, and involves lots of exploring, boss fights, and seahorses.

Chicken Rescue, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Help the mother chicken rescue her chicks across 24 different levels. Your chicken is even upgradeable in a variety of different ways.

Cosmic Cab, 99¢ - Forum Thread - This seems to be the crazy combination of Crazy Taxi and a tube racer, which sounds A-OK to me.

DynaStunts, $2.99 - Forum Thread - I always seem to enjoy these types of motorcycle games, and I'm really digging both the wicked air you seem to be able to get off jumps and the bright art style of this one.

Monster Burner, $2.99 - Forum Thread - Gameplay looks a little simplistic, but roasting monsters just by touching them seems like a pretty appealing concept.

Poker Pals, $1.99 / Free - Forum Thread - Words With Friends meets Sword & Poker? I'm totally in, I never was that great at Scrabble anyway.

Sad Robot, Free - Forum Thread - A cute big-pixel tilt-based game plays similar to most in that you avoid bad things while pick up good things. The game is free, and initial impressions in the forums mention IAP feels very optional.

The Moogies, $2.99 - Forum Thread - This kid-centric game introduces The Moogies, a set of nine unique characters that Chillingo hopes 2-6 year olds will love.

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, Free + $9.99 IAP Unlock - Forum Thread - Well they've certainly got the whole epic setting down that seems to be required for any RPG, and the whole free + IAP unlock seems like an appealing way to sell these kind of games.

  • Nick Mowinski

    Either that Aquaria guy is displaying some enormous social ineptitude in that promo, or he is apparently trolling.

  • Anonymous

    This week sucks, but I don't really care since we got MC3 last week.

  • Anonymous

    That Monster Burner still frame looks a little questionable. Am I right?

    • Noah

      That's the first thing I thought. 

      I don't have time to "watch" videos... I'd rather just be shown a screenshot or two as I scroll down.

  • http://twitter.com/SamDakArk Samuel Strickland

    I guess when i heard Aquaria was coming to ipad i figured it was universal. Do you guys have any information about an iPhone version? Im so excited for this game but i'd be so much more interested if i could play it on my phone too.

  • Anonymous

    Could you guys start tagging universal apps next to their price like you used to? It's annoying to click on a game I find interesting only to discover it's iPhone-only, and universal apps are an almost instant purchase for me.

  • Anonymous

    Would have bought Wizardry but I don't do IAP, especially for game unlocks.

    • Anonymous

      What. lol
      So you'd have bought it if it was just 9.99?

      • Anonymous

        Maybe but I definitely won't buy it through an IAP, what's funny about that?

      • Anonymous

        The developer probably isn't doing it to trick you. It's just a way to consolidate a free and paid version in one app. Instead of having to download an entirely different app, users can unlock it from the app they already downloaded.

      • Anonymous

        It's a nice option but there's no reason not to do both.

      • Lee Dotson

         Having two separate apps splits their ranking in terms of downloads between two versions. Additionally requiring users to download the game a second time introduces a small amount of unneeded transaction friction which can reduce sales.

      • Brandon sanders

        It is to deter piracy in many cases.

  • Anonymous

    It's a bad sign when the trailer doesn't show any of the gameplay.

  • Anonymous

    argh no ipad wizadry version ...i hope for that reason the sales are half of what they could have been. looks like a game that would be right at home on ipad aswell. oh well saved me a 10ner. i was going to buy that today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GHIIHTRJXIOZCAF2GESNKZH264 himanshu

    3 more games this week! I so need to be a part of Appholics Anonymous! 

  • http://twitter.com/coderrific coderrific

    Just started playing Heroes & Monsters. Pretty good ... download it while its still free, see video at: http://www.coderrific.com/blog/detail/heroes_vs_monsters_for_the_iphone