Hey it's Wednesday again, and here's your weekly heaping helping of iOS games. All of these should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, with the exception of NBA 2K13 which is actually available now. Check 'em out:

Amok, Free - Forum Thread - A side scrolling hack and slash from Bulkypix. It's difficult to tell what's going on in the game as they're doing that whole "insert multiple screenshots in one screenshot thing" but at least the game is free to try.


Burrito Bison, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A game with a ridiculous name and a premise that's even more so- Fling a bison and take out as many gummy bears as you can.


Grow Away! - Forum Thread - Another catapult game this week, only this one is entirely themed around different types of foods.


Kingdom Royale, Free - Forum Thread - A kingdom building social battle game from Gamevil. The screenshots look cool, but like all these games, it's hard to get excited without knowing how "optional" the IAP is.


NBA 2K13, $7.99 - Forum Thread - Mad about basketball? Here's the latest iteration of the NBA series from 2K Sports.


Payback 2, 3.99 / HD Universal, $5.99 - Forum Thread - The original Payback hit when GTA-likes were an unheard of thing on the App Store. It'll be interesting to see how the sequel stacks up to the existing competition these days.


Re-Volt Classic, $6.99 - Forum Thread - I'm not sure I could even begin to accurately attempt to figure out how many hours I spent playing this RC racer on my PC, but man, am I happy to see it on iOS.


Snail Bob, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Chillingo's weekly puzzler release- This one focuses on all sorts of crazy environmental gizmos to get Snail Bob to the end of each level.


Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years, $2.99 - Forum Thread - A really slick looking physics puzzle game where you need to orchestrate massive "Hollywood" stunts. Definitely going to be checking this one out.


Sugar Kid, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A clever puzzle game from Bulkypix where you need to draw lines to defend your candy from water. An interesting premise, for sure.


Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin, 99¢ - Forum Thread - While this game looks weird enough in screenshots, here's something stranger, it's a Microsoft game.


Zaxxon Escape, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Here's a head scratcher, Sega turned the retro classic Zaxxon into an endless flyer. I can't wait to give it a shot.

  • Metroview

    Is this a joke? MEH.

    • cathead

      You're obviously too young to remember Revolt, so we'll forgive your ignorance. Once. Only once.

      • Metroview

        Maybe if you said that I'm too young to remember anything before the NES, then you'd be right. But you're not.

        BTW, I had Revolt on PS1 and played it on a friend's Dreamcast. It's not THAT good.

  • Frank Schwab

    Just wanted to let yall know that Speed Kittens releases tonight as well!

  • ImJPaul

    Meh. Idk. I'll probably try a few of these out but all in all I'm pretty disappointed. There are SOOOOOO many great games coming out. Why aren't any of them coming out tonight?! Wah.

  • sortvind

    not a great ios release week, tentacle is the only one that looks kind of interesting.
    gamevil could be, but i know how they are with IAP.

  • mindseyes

    Tentacles is good only game I liked when I had a windows phone 7

  • Professionalbum

    Me being an old fart I'm willing to give the Zaxxon a try. The original was a bastard to play!

  • Firetruck94

    Nothing that I have to have, I'll just get worms Armageddon.

  • Awesomenessprime

    Money saving week

  • just0

    I live these weekly release posts. Thank you, but nine of these games float my boat.

    • kendahlj

      Nine of them do? You're easy to please...

    • drlemon

      That's a lot of 'em!

      :P

    • twstephens

      Can't u see he "live's" for these weekly posts?

    • Carl

       That's over 9000!

      • medicalbenko

        Over 9000!?!?!

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        What 9000?? There is no way it can be right!

  • JCman7

    I agree with everyone else not a lot of good games this week, was disappointed too cause I know there are plenty of good ones coming out soon. Hopefully one of these ones will be a nice surprise and worth picking up.

  • h_A_Z

    Boring week for game releases

  • nao

    More physics puzzles... Meh week.

  • cathead

    Revolt. Instabuy. Too many young'uns on here posting about a dismal release week. Pfft. Revolt is where it's at!

    • Schw2iizer

      Dude I'm 32 and don't care about Revolt. Just wishing this week had some more exciting stuff.

      • Bool Zero

        37 myself and I agree... I still own and have played Revolt enough when it was out that, while a good game, it is not a game I go frothing at the mouth for like it is some I almond in the rough! Now Baldur's Gate... That is a game I am hankering to play again! Different strokes for different folks I guess... But Revolt is not a must buy for me either, and I used to love the game!

  • Gamer_Kev

    Zaxxon Escape looks really disappointing, it looks like an endless runner and like the recent Pitfall remake looks only related to it's namesake in name only. The big companies don't seem to have a clue or just don't care about how to make a sequel to their classics.

    That's not to say it can't be done properly as the recently released Spy vs Spy and Miner 2049er iOS games are pretty good and I also recently got a newer Frogger game off of PSN for the PS3 that's well done. Though I think these where all done by small developers. But Indy developers seem to actually care about what they're doing while the big game companies these days will just slap a famous name on any ol' game to make a quick buck.

  • Jazzpha

    I feel like having the ability to play Burrito Bison at all times is going to ruthlessly slaughter what little productive power I still have.

    Not saying I'll regret it, mind you. Hopefully the sequel will be released as well, in some form!

  • subshell001

    I'll be spending my time with the new free Aliens vs Humans: Onslaught update tonight. X-Com, baby. X-Com.

  • Deixa

    Dead week, then again we are approaching Halloween season so makes sense

  • http://www.the-app-shack.com Matt F

    Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin is right up my alley, buying now

  • MarkyMarc

    Looking forward to clicking on a 'Coming Tonight' article that has Real Racing 3, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Oceanhorn, MC4, and/or the next Ravensword. The suspenseful wait for the above is killing me.

    • ImJPaul

      AND Baldur's Gate and as of today pretty excited for nyz2 and minigore 2. But with IB:D, I'm done waiting. I've just moved on with my life and get excited for other games and then when it comes out ill be like JSJENEIFNDNEIENDMCJDORJDM!!!!!!!!!! Until then, the games you listed plus mine oh and year walk will be what I look forward to most.

      Ps- AND REPUBLIQUE!!!

      • Baracus

        And Tiny Thief, and Topia on the 11th :)

      • dylanmannen

        And meat boy/audio surf

      • ImJPaul

        I was gonna add super meat boy touch. It would make sooooo much sense on a touch screen.

      • dylanmannen

        It will make sens lol. It's not gonna be lika super meat boy. There will be awesome controlles and a new awesome game.

  • Schw2iizer

    Boo! I always get excited for this weekly post but was surely disappointed today. Until next week!

    • ImJPaul

      I hate it when this happens too man. The great thing about the AppStore is that you only have to wait a week or less until the new shipment of games is ready. Whereas on my ps3 and 360 I wait YEARS for a game. Of course, you could argue quality over quantity but iOS games evolve soooo quickly. Seriously....it's mind boggling at times. Until then, there's always good ol Infinity Blade 2 and an INFINITE amount of stuff to do (pretty much).

      • Schw2iizer

        Very true! I am a huge fan of iOS games but will always patiently wait a year for my PS3 and 360 games to come out. Guess I've got Infinity Blade and Borderlands 2 to keep me busy for another week. Cheers!

      • ImJPaul

        If you have a 360 and are looking to waste time on a new game get Dust: An Elysian tale. Just finished it not too long ago and it was brilliant from start to finish.

  • TopherW

    Next week should be Heroes of Order and Chaos. Been excited for that for two months. Wanted a MOBA for months.

  • SteveoRich1979

    Where the frak is the new Dexter game at? I thought it was supposed too be release along with the new season!

  • GSport70

    This is one of the most disappointing game real ease weeks ever! I am anxiously awaiting Real Racing 3!

  • TheGrimCreeper

    Anyone have an idea on how much tax is for iTunes is? I heard it's $0.05. Cause I have $7.67 and Payback two has two versions ($3.99 and $6.99 HD Universal) and I want the HD version. So would it cost $7.05? Answer this for me? Thanks.

    • ttocs

      Didn't realize there was tax. It's usually just the price you see whenever I buy it. I'm in the US.

      • Gamer_Kev

        That's weird. I live in Northern Arizona and they charge me tax on everything. In fact iTunes is the only online store that charges me taxes. I just assumed that they did this for everyone, guess I was wrong. Wonder why I'm getting taxed?

      • Bool Zero

        It depends on the State you live in... Most States don't charge for digital sales but there are a small number that do. You just happen to live in a State that charges taxes on digital sales... Sucks, I know, but choose your State and and all...

      • Gamer_Kev

        I thought of that but it's still strange because as I mentioned, this only happens with Apple, I make digital purchases all the time for my PC and PS3 and don't get charged taxes for it.

    • mindseyes

      I have never paid tax on apps.

    • ImJPaul

      Taxes?! On apps?! Atrocious.

  • ConceptNormal

    The app. Store sure has grown up. Much less anything for 99 cents, instead nothing less then something for 2.99 (full game still not included (iap) ) (sighs)

  • mindseyes

    Is tentacles a US release?

  • swarmster

    Any word on iCloud support for Burrito Bison?

    Disappointed by the lack of Game Center and iCloud support in Re-Volt. An amazing game, but I was wishing for a full-featured port.

    • swarmster

      Confirming to myself that in typical Ravenous Games fashion, Burrito Bison does support iCloud. Yay!

  • Austin Riddle

    I haven't downloaded a game in almost 6 months now.  Waiting on something good to finally be released.  Maybe someone can help me.

    Here are my only games. TripleTown, Volt, SF2 Collections, King of Fighters, Dodonpachi,

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.vischansky Ian Vischansky

       These are my 5 star rated:
      Infinity Blade, Mikey Shorts, Super Crate Box, Tiny Wings, Subway Surfers, Jetpack Joyride, World of Goo HD, Mega Run, Super Monsters Ate My Condo!, Mos Speedrun, Super Knights, Darkside™, Temple Run: Brave. 

    • dylanmannen

      And Bad Piggies was a awesome game ^^ and rayman

    • xepiczx

      Modern combat, gangstar rio, fifa, payback 2, angry birds just look on top charts you will find it

  • Mekklesack

    I'm glad Sega's really getting into these mobile games, hopefully they'll place Sonix in an endless runner as well, his style of play fits

  • http://www.facebook.com/opaopa.opa.35 OpaOpa Opa

    Sugar Kid is the best game of the list! :D And a very nice game too!

  • http://twitter.com/bassoonified Hans P. Köter

    Re-Volt without multiplayer? No go.

  • http://twitter.com/jakewastaken jakewastaken

    Where the hell is star command? I mean really now.