It's another Wednesday evening here in the US, which means that it's another batch of new iOS game releases. Tonight is a pretty extensive list, with a little something for everybody. Telltale's odd and awesome looking poker game Poker Night 2, which features a mashup of characters from a number of cool games, made a late appearance in the New Zealand App Store. I'm stoked to check that one out. Also, in case you missed it before, EA's online RPG Ultima Forever soft-launched in Canada today, so if you have access to a Canadian App Store account you should check that out too. Enjoy!


1968

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App Store Description:

The creators of Save My Bacon brings you an epic space adventure with 4 different planets and over 60+ levels to complete!! Try to master huge jumps, endless falls and tricky terrain in this racing vs puzzle game! Challenge your friends on Game Center and be the first to conquer all the planets. Can you beat the clock!?

Forum Thread: 1968 - (by Attribite AB) [Universal]


Bam Fu

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App Store Description:

HANDS CLASH IN CHAOS in Bam fu, a game for two-, three- or four people on one device.
Everyone is fighting over the same pebbles. Physical contact is totally part of this game.
Each player fights for her own color. Pebbles loop through the colors of the players when you tap them. Make the majority of the pebbles your color and win the round. Win five rounds and you’ve secured your victory.

Forum Thread: Bam fu - (by Game Oven) [Universal]


Call of Mini: DinoHunter

App Store Description:

Fight your way through hordes of giant lizards and collect items to craft and upgrade various weapons.
Dinosaurs emerge from the ancient forest after hiding for decades. As a descendant from a great hunter family, you continuously hone skills towards your desired goal in order to stand up to your father's expectation. Now it's time to prove yourself.

Forum Thread: Call of Mini: DinoHunter - (by Triniti Interactive Limited) [Universal]


Combo Crew

First Impressions: Upcoming Brawler 'Combo Crew' From 'Squids' Creator Is Pretty Rad

Unlike most of brawlers, including ones we see on iPad and iPhone, Crew doesn't use virtual buttons. In fact, you don't even directly control your character's movement. You just swipe to attack between bad guys. Two finger swipes lead to bigger combos, holding down a swipe charges an attack that can break through defenses, while on-screen taps can counter-attack anyone taking shots at you. As the game ramps up, you start learning new ways to combo, as it integrates multi-directional swipes that can do things like, say, blast opponents into the air for a juggle.

Forum Thread: Combo Crew - (by The Game Bakers) [Universal]


Dead Ahead

App Store Description:

Swerve between abandoned cars, plough through undead crowds and when the dead get too close, get trigger-happy. Visit the Garage to upgrade your ride and your firearms to keep ahead of your pursuers. Smart thinking is the best weapon against the dead. Trick these brain-hungry buffoons by leading them over ramps or straight into the back of cars and watch those red pixels fly! Survive as long as you can to complete missions, rank up, and top the leaderboards. Rack up gory combos and take on daily challenges to reap even greater rewards.

Forum Thread: Dead Ahead™ - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]


Downhill Supreme

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App Store Description:

Launch off a huge jumps, balance in mid-air, fly over the rock sections and time the perfect landing. Welcome to the thrilling world of Downhill Supreme! It's addictive, action-packed sports game where your skills will be tested in order to become downhill cycling superstar. Have you got what it takes?

Forum Thread: Downhill Supreme - (by Reinholds Berzins) [Universal]


Epic

First Impressions: Hands-on With Gameloft's 'Epic,' A Free-To-Play Movie Tie-In

In Epic, you'll be tasked with building up a fantasy army and taking care of all the overhead that goes alongside this. Basically, you'll be obtaining minerals, refining minerals, and waiting for a bunch of timers to finish so you can obtain and refine even more minerals -- you know, the usual. I guess the hook with this one is in its tie-in with Blue Sky's film of the same name, which is apparently hitting a theater near you later this week. It has talking slugs in it, just FYI.

Forum Thread: Epic (Universal app By Gameloft)


Finger Tied Jr.

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App Store Description:

Based on the popular iPad puzzler, Finger Tied Jr. is a multi-touch puzzle game for iPhone and iPod touch. In each Finger Tied Jr. puzzle, fill in a shape by moving up to four fingers around on your iPhone/iPod touch at the same time. But be careful, lift a finger, or go out of bounds, and it's game over. Finger Tied Jr. will test your mental, as well as your finger abilities! Finger Tied Jr. can be played entirely by yourself, but for even more fun, invite some friends over and Finger Tied Jr. makes a great party game!

Forum Thread: Finger Tied Jr. - (by Streaming Colour Studios)


Go Round

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App Store Description:

Make color matches to push pieces towards the center of the rings. Plan carefully, as sometimes your path will be blocked. Play at your own pace, using strategy and skill to complete each level before all the rings disappear.

- 100 handcrafted levels
- New gameplay twists every 5 levels
- Difficulty increases as your skills increase
- Earn coins every time you play
- Boosters to help you when you're stuck
- Share your journey progress with friends
- Color blind mode available

Forum Thread: Go Round - by Little White Bear Studios [Universal]


Hyper Breaker Turbo

First Impressions: 'Hyper Breaker Turbo' is the Newest Brick Breaker on the Block, and It's Pretty Darn Good

The part that stands out about Hyper Breaker Turbo to me are its elongated levels. As you break through a set of block barriers you can continue to go up in the level, with more block formations and obstacles for you to deal with. It's a nice change from the usual single-screen levels in similar games, and once you do end up making it to the goal your score is tallied and you're given up to a 4-star rating for completion. You don't have to break every block to complete a level, but doing so will earn you more points and thus give you a better shot at earning more stars, which are used for unlocking additional themes and sets of levels later in the game.

Forum Thread: Hyper Breaker Turbo - (by Barry Kostjens) [Universal]


Jane Wilde

App Store Description:

Get on board with this awesome Wild West pick-up-and-play shooter! This is an all new side scrolling shooter game where your mission is to stay alive while killing as many undead creatures as possible. To aid in your quest you have five upgradable weapons, including: revolvers, shotgun, gatling gun, a “Freeze” bow and the all-powerful fishgun! Additionally, you have seven quirky, yet effective powerups to help you survive any sticky situations. Take pleasure in shooting, kicking and bombing tons of twisted creatures, such as vampires, bats, skeletons, centaurs and many more! What are you waiting for? Hours of unobstructed, undead-obliteration await!

Forum Thread: Jane Wilde - (by Level Bit) [Universal]


Men's Room Mayhem

First Impressions: 'Men's Room Mayhem' Tasks You with Directing Traffic when Nature Calls

Men's Room Mayhem is a pretty straightforward line-drawing game. You're given a top-down view of a bathroom, with 3 urinals on one wall, a toilet stall down in the corner, and a couple of sinks near the exit. As people walk in they'll give you and indication of whether it's "number one" or "number two" and you simply draw a path from them to the appropriate facility. Of course, just as you need to avoid planes crashing into each other in the granddaddy line-drawer Flight Control, if two bathroom patrons' paths cross during the course of their potty break, a knock-down drag-out fight will ensue.

Forum Thread: Men's Room Mayhem - (by Ripstone Ltd) [Universal]


Poker Night 2

App Store Description:

The chips are down and the ante is up in this sentence already bursting with poker clichés!

Take the fifth seat in Poker Night 2 and go all in at a table featuring Claptrap (Borderlands 2), Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.), Ash (Army of Darkness) and Sam (Sam and Max series). Your dealer is GLaDOS (Portal series), but at no point will you be considered as a candidate for a visit to Aperture Science’s Enrichment Center. Unless you lose.

- Listen to your new poker buddies’ hilarious banter discussing life, Rusty Venture’s underwear and other amusing anecdotes!

- Unlock in-game bounties including themed tables, chips, cards and other awesome items!

- Play either Texas Hold ‘em or the slightly less popular Omaha Hold ‘em. No one knows why it’s less popular. Omaha is a great place.

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Quell Memento

App Store Description:

Set within an old abandoned house, the player restores order to the jumbled memories of the last occupant, and in doing so embarks on a haunting journey of self-discovery and reflection.

* Over 150 cunningly crafted puzzles!
* Perfectly balanced difficulty curve!
* HD and Retina support hand-painted art!
* Universal app with iCloud integration
* GameCenter Achievements and Leaderboards
* New soundtrack by composer Steven Cravis

Forum Thread: Quell Memento - (by Bulkypix) [Universal]


Sci-Fighters

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App Store Description:

Designed by FlukeDuke - the creator of "The Impossible Game" - comes a fast-paced actiongame playable with two players on one device!
The games idea is as simple a addicting: You and 3 opponents are set in an arena which is haunted by a monster. Each player tries to be the last man standing using classical 2d-gameplay mechanics. By using different weapons like flash grenades, a monster potion (turning you into a monster), an ice-rifle or even an automatic laser you are fighting for your life over and over again.

Forum Thread: Sci-Fighters - (by Headup Games GmbH & Co KG) [Universal]


Stickman Tennis

First Impressions: 'Stickman Tennis' is a Simple but Fun Game of Mobile Tennis

You'll guide your stickman through 64 different tournaments in the single-player campaign, or just hop right into a one-off quick game. You have the option of having your character auto-run to the ball or you can choose to control his movement manually. You can also choose from 3 opponent difficulty levels and the length of each match.

Stickman Tennis is controlled with a virtual stick for movement (or just for shot direction, if you choose the auto-run option) and a set of 3 virtual buttons – one each for a lob, slice, or topspin shot. You'll hold down the button of the type of shot you want to hit, and when the ball is near you release it to perform the shot. How well you hit that shot is all based on timing, so let go too early or too late and it won't result in an optimum shot.

Forum Thread: Stickman Tennis - (by Djinnworks)


Zombie Fish Tank

First Impressions: Chillingo's 'Zombie Fish Tank' Is Coming Tonight

Zombie Fish Tank is yet another competent, level-based arcade action game with a three-star rating system being published by Chillingo. Its hook is a "devouring" mechanic. In the game, you play as a ghoulish fish and are tasked with eating other freakish fish. As you gobble these dudes up, your fish gets bigger. Eventually, he gets big enough to chow down on the larger fish swimming around in a given level. If you accidentally run into a bigger fish before your own is large enough to take him on, he'll eat you instead.

Forum Thread: Zombie Fish Tank - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]

  • Allen Arcelo

    Nothing! :(

    • causticXD

      What?! Combo Crew for sure.

      • Allen Arcelo

        Well, 1968 I guess.

    • The_Blue_Sticker

      Call of Mini looks nice. Bam Fu sounds interesting. This is one of the better weeks we've had in awhile.

      • Allen Arcelo

        LMFAO! That's a good one. You should really look into quitting your day job.

      • dariusjr98

        Well you took that conversation into a completely new direction...jerk.

      • Allen Arcelo

        Well Whoopty freaking doo.

      • dariusjr98

        You never have anything respectful to say. What is with you?

  • Fep52

    Sigh, another soft week. Can Wayward Saga or Mikey Hooks come out soon please, my iTunes account has more digital cobwebs on it than Bryce Manor.

    • The_Blue_Sticker

      Bryce Manor sounds familiar and I can't remember what it was.

      • McCREE

        Spider: The Secret of...

      • Allen Arcelo

        I think your mixing it up with Bruce Banner.

  • Chaz42

    You guys forgot to add 'Go Round' to the bottom links.

  • thiefwriter

    Combo crew and 1968, I think.

  • araczynski

    nothing for me, at least the news about the ultima game being out soon south of the north border makes up for it.

  • blackout845

    Thought gangstar was coming out tonight

    • fleshman

      But it is just pure sh!t

  • RickShaw

    Call of mini and stick man tennis for me.

  • airwa1k

    Poker night 2 thread link is missing.

  • Illuminerdy

    The games are alright, I guess. I am sure a lot of talented people put in a lot of work here. Sigh, I just don't know anymore.

  • jeffyg3

    Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta looks pretty damn good, surprised its not on this list

    • Sebastian Gomez

      I was gonna mention it too haha

      But keep in mind that only "looking good" doesn't make it a good game

      • Ben Norvell

        Keeps crashing on my ipad 2, good thing it was free.

  • http://twitter.com/strangerbeat Red R

    yeeeeyyyy Poker Night 2!! I just bought the game on Steam and absolutely love it. I'm excited to be able to play it on the go now. Wooo iOS!

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

    Go Round is an ok puzzler, quite original and for free. Other than that... Another slow week. No Agricola :(

  • mavx

    Zombie Fish Tank is surprisingly great!

  • oooooomonkey

    Downhill supreme for me.

  • Neku1121

    Poker night 2 on iOS? DAMN now I can kick claptraps ass on the go XD

  • AghartaStudio Alex

    I really love Quell games , Memento is by far the best of the serie, I strongly suggest you try it out.

  • FR3SH JIV3

    I am a big fan of the Quell series but this one is a dollar more than usual and now BulkyPix is the publisher. Also like the idea of Poker Night 2 but not crazy about the price or file size. I will most likely give in and decide on one of them by lunch today.

  • Sebastian Gomez

    I tried Combo Crew and I actually found it pretty good. I wouldn't call it a "Beat 'em up" game.. It's more like some kind of wave based arcade brawler. You're in a closed location and once you kick all of the enemies around you's asses, more foes will join the fight. Attack by swiping on your screen in any direction with one finger and trigger combos by swiping with two fingers in any of four directions (up, down, left and right, each with a different and previously assigned combo).

    As you progress through each stage , you'll earn coins based on the amount of enemies you get in them. Also, clearing a specific stage will unlock combos for your characters and these can be assigned to either of your two-finger swipe commands. Besides the swiping commands, there's also tapping commands to counter-attack and pressing a button that will trigger a special attack.

    Each stage will require a minimum score in order to be cleared and whether you clear it or not depends on your hit counter, since it works as a multiplier for the score you get for every single hit and it'll be reset to 0 when you get hit.

    There are 2 more scores to be achieved and they're represented as medals: bronze will grant you access to the next stage, I don't know if there's a specific prize for silver and gold gives you a special token (looks like a console controller) that you can use to purchase the two additional characters and -maybe- other stuff in the shop.

    Talking about buying stuff, there's something I liked about this game, and it's the fact that there is no IAP! At least I didn't come across any $$$ symbol during my short visit to the shop. So this will make us get the most of it by playing instead of paying.

    For the moment, this is all I have to say about this game.. As for the others... None caught my attention xD

  • http://twitter.com/nuno2k nuno lourenco

    Jacob Jones And The Bigfoot Mystery Episode One is 0.99$

  • Mekklesack

    Poker Night 2!!!!

    Holy sh*t!

    I'll get this and hopefully someday Poker Night 1. I need me some TF2 love on iOS. Fo' realz ya'll!

  • dancj

    PLEASE start putting the price if the app with the description. I'm getting sick of scrolling back and forth to and from the bottom of the page.

    • Zeldaniac

      I agree 200%.

  • PureRumble

    Well every coin has two sides, and im actually pleased that sometimes there are no new awesome games to get...

    ... 'cause that gives me some time to play some of my gazillion games that i already have... and that i havent even _started_ yet!

    Hhuuuuhhh... I know, im a naughty boy :-(

  • Mekklesack

    I lost on my first try, but I am "entertained!" Poker Night 2 at the Inventory is just one of those things that make you feel, "initiated." Man, it feels good to be a gangsta!

  • Mekklesack

    I have this (Poker Night 2) and Poker Pals. Why do I get the feeling that these poker games are preparing me for the after-life? Why do they play poker in the after-life?