It's Wednesday again, which typically means a massive amount of new iOS games. Unfortunately, it'd seem that nearly everyone is avoiding releasing their games this week to avoid needing to go up against Angry Birds: Star Wars? Maybe? That seems reasonable to me. Or, vaguely reasonable, anyway.

Angry Birds: Star Wars - We don't have an iTunes link for this yet because of how Rovio handles their releases. The game should go live globally at midnight Pacific. Either way, it's an Angry Birds mash up with all sorts of new Star Wars-themed stuff. I'm fairly certain it'll be fun, despite what the legion of Angry Birds haters would like to believe.


My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic, Free - Forum Thread - A cow horse clicker from Gameloft, featuring the My Little Pony crew. From the looks of it, there's all kinds of things to do in the game, which should make the brony crowd happy.


Storm the Train, Free - Forum Thread - A free to play IAP-powered kill everything game. The developer has been very active in our forums, and the game seems to follow the Punch Quest (and similar) IAP model.


Swipe the Deck, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Poker meets the match three, play against either an AI opponent or a friend for huge high score battles? Sounds interesting.


Word Smack, Free - Forum Thread - A two player word guessing game from EA that puts you to the task of finding five letter words across three rounds for points.


Wraithborne, $2.99 - Forum Thread - An Unreal-powered hack and slash with a mix and match system of magical runes to use. Oh, it has zero IAP items too, if that's your thing.

  • Metroview

    It's going to be a really dry night tonight. (that's what she said)

    Better luck next week.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      You can't "That's what she said" yourself!!!

      • Bool Zero

        You can if you are a chick!

      • wingz

        .....i like boobs

  • bababewey

    Breaking out the vita this week it seems

    • ttocs

      The vita has had some good releases recently.

  • Soarel

    Why did you guys put Wraithborne last and say nothing about it?

    That game has been on the Most Wanted Games list twice.

    • sgwilkerson

      It's ordered alphabetically...

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I didn't create the alphabet. ;)

      • http://twitter.com/Serafiniert Serafiniert

        is it possible to delete comments as the author?

        and why i can post comments at the IOs app with my toucharcade account, and on the website not?

      • ttocs

        That's no excuse! You should have known better.

  • W4TSON

    That's what he said, about what he said, about what she said!

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    Merchandizing, merchandizing!  Up next, Angry Birds the Flame Thrower!  

  • Matt S

    Am I the only one kind of excited for these releases? I think "swipe the deck" looks like it could be good. And of course the new Angry Birds.

    Freebies don't look half bad either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Payne/100004202322691 Chris Payne

    Angry Birds for me 

  • Deixa

    These past couple of months I have seen some dead releases. I think developers are running out of ideas. Angry Birds is an example of a dead idea. I used to be excited on Wednesdays always on toucharcade clicking through what I'm gonna buy but now it's just disappointments with iAP after another

    • MidianGTX

      Games aren't always about ideas. Sometimes they're about refining old ideas. Money will tell you if it's dead or not.

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

    Oh no, the 5th installment of a game with little or no improvement at all. Got bored with Rio...

    • Bool Zero

      If Rio was the last one then you missed out on Space which really added to the game! But if you don't like it then you don't like it, but to say they haven't added anything, well, that's being either misinformed or disingenuous...

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

        I also said "little", and you have to admit it... whats new, besides some small improvements? Anything game breaking? 4 AB games and what, gravity? ... And I have them all and played them... the real improvement came with Bad Piggies

      • MidianGTX

        I agree that Bad Piggies is the best game they've put out so far, but that didn't stop AB Space from being more entertaining than previous games. This new one seems to combine the best elements from every game so far and throw in a load of new stuff too. Plus you can bet they'll be updating the crap out of it, so even if you think Rovio technically only have one game involving birds, this will be the definitive version and likely the most enjoyable.

        In a sense, I don't see them as seperate games either. When I buy the next one I see it as more of an update to the last game, but the sheer amount of content they plunge into them counters any feelings I may have about being ripped off. It's a small price to pay for a lot of gaming.

      • MidianGTX

        I agree that Bad Piggies is the best game they've put out so far, but that didn't stop AB Space from being more entertaining than previous games. This new one seems to combine the best elements from every game so far and throw in a load of new stuff too. Plus you can bet they'll be updating the crap out of it, so even if you think Rovio technically only have one game involving birds, this will be the definitive version and likely the most enjoyable.

        In a sense, I don't see them as seperate games either. When I buy the next one I see it as more of an update to the last game, but the sheer amount of content they plunge into them counters any feelings I may have about being ripped off. It's a small price to pay for a lot of gaming.

  • Bool Zero

    Angry Birds: Star Wars and Storm the Train are two must gets for me tonight! There are some others out not mentioned on that list though, some that have already released early today!

  • just0

    Wraithbourne looks like fun. Will buy, play and it will hold me off until Infinity Blade Dungeons drops.

  • Bool Zero

    Oh yeah, Chop Chop Ninja World! That's one that's not on the list!

    • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

      You made me check! 

  • qpcloudy

    Angry Birds and Wraithborn? Shut up and take my money.

  • mguniverse

    That's it?

  • Firetruck94

    Wraithborn looks nice, and no Iap is an added bonus. In the meantime I've got borderlands legends and GTA: CW to enjoy.

    • grits

      Seems uber cliche no?

      • Firetruck94

        How?

  • ImJPaul

    AB:SW and Wraithborne tonight. Can't wait to see what crescent moon added to the mix since the "accidental" release like a month ago. Also, where's Vice City?!?! I want it NOW!!!

  • JK1351

    Aw c'mon the new angry birds will be fun. And wraithborne seems decent

  • JesusBro

    Angry Birds Star Wars :3

  • Derrythe

    Trying so hard not to spend money. I have to save and only blow money on baldur's gate.

    • Bool Zero

      Stop teasing me! The wait is unbearable! I just hope they don't pull a "we are pushing it back to..." Announcement or I am going to have to commando raid some poor developers studio and take them hostage and force them to release it! Kidding, kidding!

      As an aside: I kind of laughed at Eli and the gangs hands on commentary a few months ago when they said they claimed it was a bit daunting and they were unclear as to what certain stats and nomenclature meant and affected... Then I realized I am a D&D geek and an old Baldur's Gate fan so all those terms co e second nature to me!

  • ttocs

    I'm a Star Wars nerd so the angry birds release is a no brainier, even if its a cash grab right in the nostalgia. Wraith will probably be the other game I pick up.

    • 1Fcm

      To be fair, aren't all games a cash grab? Why else make a game if you aren't going to profit from it in some way? SWTOR, Borderlands, WOW, Batman, Spiderman, Walking Dead, Final Fantasy, etc, etc, etc, are all cash grabs.

      As a fellow SW nerd, I am really looking forward to this release as well.

      • MrAlbum

        Then what about dem free Flash games on Newgrounds? Are they also cash grabs if they don't actually grab cash?

      • 1Fcm

        Are they ad sponsored? Yes. They aren't actually 'free'. They rely on ad revenue to make their cash.

      • Respox

        Making a profit is not the same thing as a cash grab. The term cash grab means making money without offering equal value in return. In this case, getting some intern to reskin your Angry Birds so that they resemble Star Wars characters, slapping a SW logo on and loading it up with a bunch of IAPs, then selling it as a brand-new game.

        It's not about price, either. If consumers show that they are willing to buy garbage, developers will continue to sell them garbage. I boycott cash grabs by unscrupulous companies like Rovio not because I can't afford the $1 or $3 this will cost, but because I want to see quality apps in the App Store. I want more games like Ravenmark and Bastion that don't try to cheat the consumers. I will never give a single dollar towards IAP traps pretending to be games.

      • toxiccheese

        So Angry Birds Star Wars is reskinned garbage? I had no idea that you have already played it.

      • toxiccheese

        Why do you feel that its ok to judge a game without ever having played it? How do you know it's a not a quality title? Obviously these games do well for a reason. Why does Angry Birds sell better than Bastion or most other games on the App Store? Because it appeals to a broad demographic of people who happen to like this type of game? I played Bastion as well, but it won't appeal to everyone. I happen to appreciate diversity in my gaming choices. If every game was a hard core experience I would never be able to spend the occasional 5 minutes playing something casual.

      • ttocs

        Like the other guy said, cash grab means offering a game for money that doesn't always equals value. Borderlands and the other games you mentioned are actual products, not cash grabs. Games based off movies that come out right around a movies release would be a good example of a cash grab game.

  • cofunguy

    Who cares about stupid, I mean, angry birds. Wraith born is where the good action will be. Sure most will follow the "masses" and get stupid birds - means that fewer people in accessing/downloading wraith!!

    • MidianGTX

      Just like you followed the masses when you bought your Apple device? Let me guess, that was different because they're actually good, but in this particular instance (and any other time it suits you) the masses are nothing more than mindless sheep who apparently don't realize they're NOT having a good time?

    • Chefbot

      A classic example of gamers.txt

      Also isn't Wraithborne single player?

    • Bool Zero

      ...Or some of us adults who have a steady reliable income can, you know, afford to buy both games and others released tonight and not resort to throwing digital tantrums about the game series we don't like others enjoying...

      "Why do people like things I don't like? Why doesn't the world revolve around me?" *stompstomp*

      • pajman sarafzadeh

        lol

        Trolling the trolls who troll others is a classic.

  • Flare_TM

    Wraithborne looks great, Unreal Engine and all, plus its Crescent Moon games, can rarely go wrong there.

  • kingrocknlr

    And its another week w/o Star Command and another week that it seems to matter less.
    Back to tripleA console games instead.

  • PureRumble

    auh mayhaps my weekly memory needs a bit of a shake up, but werent thursday nights the new goodies day for the app store? today is (was) wednesday!

    • SirFobos

      They come out around midnight so that's why the always say Wednesday night. Technically it's Thursday morning when they are usually released for everyone in the US.

  • PureRumble

    "create a magical ponyville"

    instabuy

    • LearnIIBurn

      Agreed. Ill IAP the shit outta that game.

      • PureRumble

        LOL (^_~)

  • pajman sarafzadeh

    wraith looks like it could be fun, not excited about the rest. 

    this is off topic, but I am looking forward to Baldurs Gate and GTA vice city IOS, those titles have me cooled for the others

  • gnome9er

    wordsmack isnt new i've had that game for a month now.

  • richfiles

    Gah!!! Ponyville is already out for iOS, but I'm still waiting for the Android release... :'(

    I look forward to it! :)

  • xDyNaMiiCx

    I think iOS gaming was a fad, every week now same old garbage games. I advise you guys get psp vita.

    • Firetruck94

      IB:D, Star Command, 2013: infected wars,
      Minigore zombies, RAD soldiers and bladeslinger aren't garbage, at least from what we know.

    • ttocs

      You do know the vita has like no good games yet. Sure some have recently come out but or the most part the system hasn't been the success Sony wanted. And this is coming from a vita owner.

  • http://twitter.com/VA1N Scott

    Maybe I'm just getting old but I don't get the adult obsession with my little pony.  People claim that it's got a great story but at the end of the day it's still my little pony, the toys little girls played with across the street while I was playing GI Joes and Ninja Turtles.  How did my little pony become a hit with adults?

    • xDyNaMiiCx

      That's what I'm saying, it has to be a fad lol iOS gaming as a whole is dying out.