Wow, this Thursday is heating up. According to a blog post on Rovio Mobile's official site, Amazing Alex is due out this July 12. This date pits it against Tiny Wings 2.0 and Pocket Heroes, both of which are still set to debut the same day.

In case you haven't been playing along at home, Amazing Alex is a, er... something of a re-mix of physics-based puzzle game called Casey's Contraptions. It'll rock fresher art and, presumably, new puzzles, goals, and items. For sure, it'll have you building Rube Goldberg-style contraptions in order to fulfill whacky goals. A level editor is also part of the new package.

A new trailer has been released. Check it out if you're curious. We definitely want to see, so we're pleased that Alex is coming out sooner than later.

  • qj

    what ever happened to 
    Casey's Contraptions?

    • ROBERT

      It was removed from the App Store because it was brought by Rovio to make way for this re-release

  • iamaghost

    That's won't be biggest release on Thursday, because there's something unbelievable coming... RETRO stuff.

    • W4TSON

      What're you talking about? What RETRO stuff?

      • iamaghost

        You will see tonight on NZ store. You won't be disappointed,

        Anyway, it will be in home of TA for sure.Can't speak because of NDA and similar stuff.

  • Thomas Slayton

    Bummer for those of us who bought the original, rough cut. I know it's only a couple of bucks, but for some reason it really bothers me when developers reboot subpar titles instead of just fixing them.

  • Scape3d

    How much will the app cost?

  • Laszlo Tuss

    Nice ripoff crap,
    So instead of making a usable cloud what transfer saves between iOS-Mac-PC-Android and others or at least iCloud for iOS, they started to steal ideas from other developers.
    I bet this game will separated for a pointless "HD" and for an "universal" without normal resolution for iPads.... NICE

    • 11liker99

      I agree completely

  • 11liker99

    Seems like a copy of cut the rope. Im guessing rovio is getting desperate

    • Ziming ZHANG

      if 50+ games made by Rovio can't prove their talent, one good game stands for nothing. Yes, they are dying or buying others for living.

  • W4TSON

    This looks fun. Hopefully there's a lite version to try out, but I doubt it.

    • 11liker99

      Looks like a copy of cut the rope. It looks kinda stupid off u ask me.

      • derf

        Cut the rope? More like incredible machine, Casey just added stars to the basic gameplay idea from what I've seen. This looks like it'll be a good release for new players anyway

      • 11liker99

        Pshhh looks stupid

  • Briker Ed

    Yay! The Incredible Machine remake~!!! Oh wait. . . . 

  • Meghan Fox

    That is identical art to Casey's Contraptions. I'm not even seeing what they've redone - Casey's came with that art, that gameplay, and a level editor. So Rovio has added... an animated cutscene character for advertising?

    Granted, it may work. Maybe the ad push will bring it to a whole new market, etc, etc, but... this really does just look like a re-release with more ad spend.

  • stryver12

    If this game is free on Android but paid on iOS then.....

  • stryver12

    If this game is free on Android but paid on iOS then.....

    • Maniacfive

      Then... I'm guessing it'll have ads on 'droid.

      • stryver12

        Hmm... that's not what I'm concerned about.
        I'm afraid that they charge you for additional levels and stuff...
        In Android version of Angry Birds Space, Danger Zone levels are free for Samsung devices, but paid on others just like iOS.
        nvm... will see the final product tomorrow....

  • kendahlj

    Wow...a lot of negativity here. Day One buy for me...and I'm happy for the original developer who caught the eye of a solid developer and made a little cash. Hope this game is a success...

    • 11liker99

      All of rovios games except angry birds are crap. They can't make any decent apps. They are only left w/ the option of buying them which is what happened w/ angry birds