We're finally settling back into a pretty normal routine of App Store activity since the dreadfully boring holiday freeze that began just before Christmas. It's still a bit slow in the iOS world news-wise, but at least there was a good selection of new releases that came out this week. However, a few games slipped under our radar, so without further ado here's a quick rundown of some new games that you might have missed too.
Crash Cam, Free - [Forum Thread] - Super Squawk Software released The Creeps [Free / Free (HD)], a classic iOS tower defense title, all the way back in December of 2008. They are just about as O.G. as you can get, but have been relatively quiet since then. That is, until this week with the release of Crash Cam, a cave flyer that we got a really early glimpse of at GDC last year. It's highly reminiscent of Jetpack Joyride [Free], but here you're actually playing a movie director following an action star in your camera crane filming him through a ton of wacky movie set environments. I love the visual style and variety, and I've found myself becoming pretty obsessed with trying to best my high score.
Gunslugs, $1.99 - [Forum Thread] - Master of such pixel platformers as Meganoid 2 [$1.99] and Stardash [$1.99] developer Orange Pixel's newest game is called Gunslugs [$1.99], and it's a run 'n gun shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. There's a huge cast of playable characters to unlock inspired by all your favorite action movie stars, like a retro platforming version of The Expendables. One of the big features in Gunslugs is randomly generated levels, and it sounds like it's packed to the gills with cool secrets too. I've only spent a short amount of time with the game so far, but it's a total riot.
Kingdom Conquest II, Free - [Forum Thread] - Sega released a pretty unique title back in November of 2010 called Kingdom Conquest. It blended elements of real-time strategy, 3rd-person hack 'n slash dungeon crawling, card battling, and massively multiplayer online connectivity, and despite mashing so many different elements together it managed to work pretty well. After 2 years and millions of downloads, a sequel has quietly snuck into the App Store. Kingdom Conquest II [Free] offers more of the same assortment of gameplay types, but with new content and updated for current hardware.