It's Wednesday night, which arguably is the best time to be an iOS gamer as you're on the verge of experiencing the full-force spray of the new iOS game hose. There's a lot of good stuff this week, with a whole bunch of free games that are actually surprisingly decent. Be sure to check out Yu-Gi-Oh, as it seems pretty promising. Also, Terraria and Junk Jack X decided to surprise launch at the same time, and battle it out for 2D touchscreen crafting glory.

Age of Thrones

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iTunes Description

Age of Thrones is a medieval-fantasy TD game like no other by Nexrage (indie team). Fight against waves of orcs, dragons, trolls, undead and more dark creatures to defeat the Dark Lord of Thrones and save the kingdom of Armos! AOT is a free-style TD/strategy game that lets you make your own path, and control how you want to defeat the enemy!

Forum Thread: Age of Thrones - (by Shazim Mohammad)


BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash!

iTunes Description

Celebrating the BRAVOMAN 25th anniversary, BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash! is a new side-scrolling game for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that has classic arcade game sensibilities never before seen on the go! Packed with loads more than just basic jumps and attacks, BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash! is ready to awaken your inner gamer by letting you parry enemy attacks, perform super moves, find hidden levels, and even unlock secret characters! Are you ready for the challenge?

Forum Thread: BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash! - (by NamcoBandai Games Inc.) [Universal]


Desert Trucker: Parking Simulator

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iTunes Description

Ever tried drifting with a trailer?! Now is your chance at the Desert Race Track! Just one of the 3 new maps and 2 cool new trucks in Desert Trucker: Parking Simulator.

Forum Thread: Desert Trucker: Parking Simulator (by Aidem Media) [Free/Universal]


Don't Fall in the Hole

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iTunes Description

In this competitive, turn-based iPad game for up to four players, you use explosions and power-ups to force your opponents to tumble from platforms or fall into holes. Teleport or use your grappling hook to pull yourself from the edge. Only catch? With no propulsion, it'll take good aim and quick thinking to earn your victory.

Forum Thread: Don't Fall in the Hole - (by Oooweeooo Interactive)


Fix the Leaks

iTunes Description

Once upon a time, a scientist created a machine to make jelly. But once the machine was built, there was an explosion and now a strange goo is pouring into the whole house. Luckily for him, his experimental creatures turned out to love the taste, and thus he discovered a solution...

Forum Thread: Fix the Leaks - (by Emotion Rays Entertainment)


Flick Kick Field Goal 2014

iTunes Description

Put your finger flicking skills to the ultimate test and kick for glory in the all new Flick Kick Field Goal 2014! Show team spirit by choosing your favorite College, City and side in the Daily Debate and compete in the daily head to head matchups.

Forum Thread: Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 - (by PikPok) [Universal]


International Boxing Champions

iTunes Description

Classic old-school Arcade Action Unrelentingly fast paced, Boxing action. Beautifully rendered and animated, high resolution and high definition graphics.

Forum Thread: International Boxing Champions - (by Coeus Creative) [Universal]


Joining Hands 2

iTunes Description

On a starry night, the adorable little Peablins are woken up by a blazing ball of fire crashing into the far corner of Whispering Woods. What could it be? Join the Peablins, solve cuddly puzzles and find out!

Forum Thread: Joining Hands 2 - (by 10tons Ltd) [Universal]


Junk Jack X

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iTunes Description

We are glad to deliver you the best Junk Jack experience ever imagined! A sequel which brings the game to a whole new level with multiplayer, multiple planets, creative mode, liquids, plenty of equipment to customize your character and much more! Plus all the features you loved from Junk Jack (and, we hope, less features you hated!)

This is not a freemium game, buy it once and enjoy the full game experience!

Forum Thread: Junk Jack X - (by Pixbits SRL) [Universal]


Link The Slug

iTunes Description

Sticky, nasty, weird and INVADING! A daring experiment went out of control, and so Dr. Steven Schrodinstein created the “Slugs”.

Forum Thread: Link The Slug - (by Bulkypix) [Universal]


Max Steel

iTunes Description

Max Steel: Rise of Elementor puts you in control of the ultimate Turbo team-up. This extraordinary mash-up mixes a rad running game with mind-blowing combat and boss battles to deliver MAX-imum action!

Forum Thread: Max Steel - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]


Soul Grinder

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iTunes Description

Strap on your jetpack and blast your way through hordes of monsters, robots and no good punks to reach the mighty Soul Grinder! Master the hard as nails gameplay to grab the highest score in this unrelenting shoot 'em up!

Forum Thread: Soul Grinder - (by Ryan McDermott) [Universal]


Terraria

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iTunes Description

The critically-acclaimed, best-selling indie sandbox adventure has finally arrived on iOS!
In Terraria, every world is unique -- from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of The Underworld. Adventure to the ends of the earth, and defeat villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas!
Terraria is a Universal App -- play on iPhone or iPad! Buy now and receive free updates with new content and features!

Forum Thread: Terraria - (by 505 Games) [Universal]


Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM Pocket

iTunes Description

Enter the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe with the fast and fun spin-off Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM. This online Trading Card Game (TCG) features intuitive rules and an addictive gameplay, making it easy to progress through levels., Beware - it will take strategy, skill, and luck to become a true BAM master!

Forum Thread: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM Pocket - (by Konami Digital Entertainment) [Universal]

  • Xissoric

    Junk Jack X and Terraria for sure!

    • shadax

      No one believed me it would be out this week!

      Junk Jack X that is.

    • chamillion205

      I bought them both too.

    • JJE McManus

      I didn't need that $10 anyway.
      JJX is excellent. If you liked it before, you'll like X even more. Terraria is a tad rough around the edges. Mostly it's just the responsiveness of the controls and inventory/crafting navigation. Then again that's what updates are for.
      If you are new to the whole crafting sandbox genre pick up JJX.
      Experienced players, get'em both.

  • Reignmaker

    Amazing release day!

  • Wizard_Mike

    Sheesh, expensive week...

  • Jake7905

    Looks like a great week for crafting, everything else looks bland or pathetic.

  • putermcgee

    I feel like those people I hate when I ask this, but which would people recommend out of Terraria and Junk Jack X? It's not a money thing, but about time.

    • Taeles

      I've played the original junk jack, never played terraria though. So if I were forced to choose only one it would be junk jack because I already know I'm getting my money's worth.

    • raviadso

      Junk jack is deeper and a bit more polished and had a killer soundtrack. It's probably the better choice because of all the options and how it's optimized for IOs. It basically stole the whole idea from Terraria and brought it all to IOS, but just like there are better 3d crafters than the original (minecraft) on IOS devices, Junk Jack is the better 2D crafter. Junk Jack X adds even more and streamlines it for the Ios. If you want the original, then support the guys at Terraria, but if you dont care about who did it first, Junk Jack will give you a better game experience.

    • WarMachine

      I don't know what kind of drugs raviadso is on but Terraria will give way more depth versus junk jack. The game was created with PC in mind where as Junk Jack was for mobile. Also Terraria is more adventure focused whereas junk jack x is more just crafting. In Terraria there are bosses and events that unlock things like different types of material. Some weapons and equipment in the game have effects like boots that can fly and boomerang that can glow, lighting up the night. I've bought the original junk jack and the new an hour ago. I've gotten bored of Junk Jack X, but I'm gonna keep playing it before jumping on Terraria

      TL;DR - Terraria has more depth than Junk Jack X.

      • raviadso

        Not all content is in the IOS release yet. If it were the PC ports would both be superior. Alas, both Minecraft and Teraria are behind.

    • shadax

      Been playing it for about 2 minutes and I already like it better than Junk Jack. JJX is fun and pretty solid, but terraria has this charm to it. I like the graphics better too, it's not quite as colorful, but it has these cool little details that make all the difference. Eg the way valuable materials sparkle beneath you, how the trees fall apart etc.

      I haven't even figured out how to dig yet, and I already like it better. That should say a lot.

      • shadax

        Anyone else having problems dragging items during the tutorial?

      • shadax

        Playing more JJX now. It actually is a pretty fun game. It's a hard decision to say which is better to be honest b

      • daniel schroeder

        Thanks for the replies (it looks like commenting through the app uses a different account). I got Terraria because I had been looking at it on Steam, and I think it might be fun. However, I'm already fighting with the virtual controls, and I found that I was playing for a while in the tutorial without realizing it wasn't going to save. Maybe I missed a prompt somewhere, but I think it should end the tutorial sooner (if it even ever ends normally) so you don't waste a bunch of time.

    • chamillion205

      I would go with terraria, but if money isn't a issue, buy them both. They are sooo worth it

  • raviadso

    If you haven't tried Junk Jack, you are missing out. It basically stole its entire concept from Terraria but did so with about 1,500 pounds of love, 500 pounds of IOS-specific tweaks and a killer chiptune soundtrack to make the best 2D crafter on IOS (and one of the better games for IOS ever.)

  • Tyler Piderit

    Sweet merciful lord. Terraria and Junk Jack X!? Goodbye all productivity this week. Anyone know if Terraria is up to the latest patch on PC on mobile?

  • MrAwesomeSauce

    This feels like Christmas. Junk Jack X AND Terraria :D

  • PresidentZer0

    No multiplayer for terraria?

  • iOSPeace

    That yu gi oh game is such horse manure. You Can't even play the whole story without buying the pro version

  • Tatiana

    I want a Yu-Gi-Oh game that mocks the franchise. That would be awesome.