It's Wednesday again, and, assuming you're American, this puts us one week closer to gorging ourselves on turkey then proceeding to the ceremonial trampling by a stampede of deal-hungry Wal-Mart shoppers. I've got my bets on hefty App Store deals, but, in the meantime, here's a whole heap of new games coming out tonight:

Arranger, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A musical game that's so crazy, I'm not even sure how to sum it up. Consequently, I'm a huge fan of the "game so crazy it's hard to even describe" genre.

Atomic Frogs, $1.99 - Forum Thread - The whole Angry Birds-like physics-centric puzzler aisle of the App Store is barren as of late.

Beatdown!, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A sidescrollin' beat 'em up from the guys at Ravenous Games. If you're not excited by the trailer, well, I don't know what to say.

Bloons TD 5, $2.99 - Forum Thread - I'm genuinely mystified as to why these games (especially five deep in the series) are so ridiculously popular, but, if you're mad about Bloons like millions of other people out there, here you go.

Coaster Crazy, Free - Forum Thread - This looks like it might have some potential, but, man, the things I'd do for a straight port (with touch controls of course) of the classic Rollercoaster Tycoon games.

Cubed Rally Redline, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Bronies are to My Little Pony as we are to the original Cubed Rally Racer [$0.99]. As you can see in the above TA Plays video, they tweaked the controls hardcore to turn it into a lane-based racer. Neat.

Dream of Pixels, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I am imagining a conversation on a couch somewhere that starts with, "What if you, like, took Tetris, but made it, like, backwards?" followed by a "WHOA!" This seems to be that game.

Gear Jack, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Crescent Moon's more casual publishing arm Forest Moon Games has a heck of a lineup so far, and Gear Jack is another sidescroller that fits perfectly into the rest of their offerins.


Max Awesome, 99¢ - Forum Thread - These sorts of motorcycle physics-y jumping games always seem to be a stupid amount of fun, and I'm totally ready to crash attempting to jump the above loop.

Micro Miners, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Something of a mix between Lemmings, Minecraft, and Where's My Water?, Micro Miners was actually inspired by an old game that Minecraft creator Notch made for a game jam called Miners4K.

Pocket Festival, Free - Forum Thread - Well, we're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for themes for free to play builder games... But, who am I kidding, this seems way more interesting than your typical farming game.

Real Boxing, $4.99 - Forum Thread - A really awesome looking boxing game. Fingers crossed that it plays even half as good as it looks.

Verticus, $1.99 - Forum Thread - We took a crack at this game in a TA Plays video posted this morning, and, well, it's an endless falling game by Stan Lee.

  • Danny Perskinstein

    Gear Jack and Dream of Pixels both look very good. It isn't mentioned here either, but Bastion just got a universal update and is now playable on iPhone and iPod touch. I highly recommend it. 

    • kirby83

      can anybody confirm if Bastion works on the iPhone4?

      • dariusjr98

        Sadly, it's doesn't. But don't worry, I know that fell bro, as I have an iPhone 4 as well. And 8GB iPhone. Next up, it at least has to be a iPhone 4S 32GB, or bust.

    • AbsolutePhenom

      I love you. I've been wanted to play this game!

  • araczynski

    couple interesting games, but nothing for me fortunately.

  • Apache7X

    Finally BTD5!!!

  • bashnasha

    Gear jack locks awesome

  • lr1919

    New Hero Academy team just came out as well 🙂

  • QWERTYthebold

    I play the crap out of every bloons TD game.

    • Adams Immersive

      I hate the Bloons graphics, but I don’t care—there’s something addictive about Bloons TD! I think it’s the multiplying, nested creeps, and the sheer insane numbers of creeps being wiped out (or wiping you out) per second.

  • MidianGTX

    Is there any reason to want Beatdown other than it being vaguely similar to Streets of Rage and on a mobile device? Looks maddeningly generic to me and Ravenous Games aren't exactly masters of level design.

    Gear Jack looks worthy of checking out to me. Arranger, TD5 and Coaster Crazy (due to the price) are no-brainers. Not a bad night.

  • DannyTheElite

    Gear jack
    Dream of pixels
    Bloons td 5
    Cubed rally redline
    The rollercoaster game
    Bastion 50/50

    • DannyTheElite

      First 2 are maybes
      Middle 3 instabuys
      Bastion 50/50 reply if u have an opinion

      • qpawn

        If you even remotely enjoy Tetris, I think you'll like Dream of Pixels. 🙂

      • Cat Astrophy

        Bastion was done very well for iPhone/iPod touch. I was worried but they shut me up.

  • blackout845

    How can you forget shadowgun deadzone??? Really?? Thats the only game with talking about tonight!!!

    • blackout845

      Worth talking about***

    • NOEN

      Shadowgun Deadzone is coming out tonight? How did I miss that??

  • Zetaspawn

    A few of those look like they should have been F2P honestly. :-/

  • JCho133

    Ummmmmm Shadowgun Deadzone?

  • BrandonOzborne

    I have a question on touch arcade bastion requires 3rd gen iPod and up but on iTunes it is just ipod 5. Is it compatible with itouch 4 or anybody kno?

    • alex13111

      No. It won't. I don't know why people still ask this question. The iPod Touch 4 does not have enough RAM to play the game, heck, the iPhone 4 does not even have enough ram or clock speed

  • makitango

    I was excited about the rollercoaster game, but of course it is not allowed in our country. Hello devs?

  • kingrocknlr

    There once was a game called Star Command,
    Looked like Star Trek + Kairosoft in my hand,
    They said "Coming this Summer"
    It's November now (bummer)
    Going back to playing the new Borderlands.

    • lr1919

      Now next year...

  • fenderbendr

    Regarding Eli wanting a Roller Coaster Tycoon port, Atari announced on October 24 that Roller Coaster Tycoon is coming to iOS in Q1 of 2013. Not really sure why it hasn't gotten any coverage over here.

    • JCat_NY

      I was wondering the same thing. In fact, just yesterday I read about this on some gaming website (IGN perhaps). Yep - Atari is bringing RollerCoaster Tycoon and Dungeons and Dragons. Which Coaster Tycoon is the question -- though the article showed a screen shot from the PC 2D version from many moons ago. Any version.. I can't wait  - especially after seeing that abomination.. I mean Theme Park from EA. Not to mention all the other coaster game attempts that turned out to be simple platform/action games. 

      • Rafael Palma

        The ride never ends, does it?

    • LearnIIBurn

      Are you serious! This is wonderful news! I hope they port the 2D ones (1 or 2 or both)!

    • RickyBrooke

      Yes why hasn't it been covered with an article here yet? Please Touch Arcade write up a piece on the forthcoming iOS Rollercoaster Tycoon please!

  • jptestung

    Hello guys, my game Micro Miners is not on the list but it's released tonight too. If you like puzzles, pixels, lemmings, and mining, you should give it a look

  • Schw2iizer

    Gear Jack and Max Awesome for me! I can't get enough of the motorcycle physics games. Hope it's good!

  • DwayneW

    I think the new Shadowgun game comes out tonight as well.

    • alex13111

      It's not out yet..

  • toxiccheese

    The treble clef in the game 'Arranger' looks a lot like the original dragon in the Atari game "Adventure".

  • mrTofu

    I'll try beat down. I'm a sucker for beat'em ups.

  • Mirkwood

    Pretty awesome looking week I think

  • l_23mer

    Bastion is great definitely worth getting. I got it a few hours ago for iPod touch 5g just stopped playing to check out what is coming out tonight and yeah Bastion for IPhone and iPod is bout all I'm interested in.

  • l_23mer

    I take that back Shadowgun looks boobs too!

  • Dark NRG

    I just checked MadFinger's Twitter, that say definitely the 15th for ShadowRun

    • dariusjr98


  • l_23mer

    Must not be until later today that shadowgun: deadzone is coming out at least I can play me some bastion until then!!

  • Inaba-kun

    Beatdown really isn't very good. 30fps, bland gameplay, and really uninspired and generic music. If you want a good sidescrolling fighting game, this is not the game you're looking for.

  • The#1

    Max awesome is pretty fun. It will hold me over till joe danger. I think he's joes stepbrother. Lol

  • VTX

    Why mention all those paywall games but not Micro Miners? Please give them some support.

  • FSK_VoRteX

    Apple has rejected ShadowGun :deadzone from App Store, due to the title of the game. To many politics in gaming, hurting the gamers. :/

    • Dark NRG

      SERIOUSLY??!!! >.>

    • Dark NRG

      It WAS a dumb name actually. Deadzone, like really, that's the best option? Why not KILLZONE 😛

    • DannyTheElite

      Are u trolling or serious????
      Apple have lost their minds!

  • Steven Lewis

    There are some really great releases this week. I have tried Crazy Coasters and Dream of Pixels so far and both are outstanding.

    QatQi is a new word game release that belongs in the list of new releases here. It is really special with incredible presentation and will most likely be my game of the week, even among this great group of games. It needs more love in the forums and the visibility here, so please add it like you did for a Micro Miners.

  • Dark NRG

    Shadowgun is out, but only for android. Apple rejected it bc it wasn't a Mario knock off . Will be out soon for iOS. Don't know what soon means

  • MrSHakerEsq

    Liar. Shadowgun Deafzone is our now.

  • John V. Keogh

    Sleepwalker's Journey, Monster Police and Lazy Raiders look good too.

  • DannyTheElite

    Eli hates bloons