It's another Wednesday night, and that means another huge list of new releases in the US App Store. We took most of tonight's releases for a test drive in TA Plays videos, show be sure to hit up the embeds below for a closer look at things. There are definitely some winners this week with a little bit of something for everyone. Also make sure and check out the associated links to the forums for each game to hear more impressions from our community.

Amigo Pancho

iTunes Description

Pancho loves going to the highest places in the world! And he does it in an unusual way: by holding on to two small balloons.

Hey amigos, are you ready for the incredible adventures? They`re waiting for you!

Forum Thread: Amigo Pancho - (by Yury Koshechkin) [Universal]



iTunes Description

Battlehorn is a tactical castle defence game offering a thrilling story, rich pixel art graphics, and fast gameplay, which will keep you entertained through all 25 levels.

Forum Thread: Battle Horn (iosoftware)

Boson X

iTunes Description

Quantum jump from planck to planck as you hit critical velocity in Boson X, a rotational runner from Mu & Heyo.

Build up speed inside a massive particle accelerator and generate high-energy collisions to discover strange new particles. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a hazardous subatomic world where floors and ceilings don't exist. Will you be fast enough to find the elusive Boson X?

Forum Thread: Boson X - (by Ian MacLarty) [Universal]

Buddy & Me

iTunes Description

Explore the enchanted forest of a young boy's dreams, running alongside his best friend, a magical creature named Buddy. Jump, bounce, swing, glide, and fly together on an endless adventure about friendship, through a beautiful world of treehouse-inspired obstacles, curious critters, and natural wonders.

A one-of-a-kind re-imagining of the endless runner, Buddy & Me features unique "companionship" mechanics, beautifully painted 2D environments, cel-shaded characters, and accessible gameplay for all ages and skills.

Forum Thread: Buddy & Me (by Sunbreak Games) [Universal]

Cat on a Diet

iTunes Description

Soft, fluffy, and a little on the chunky side — the podgy pussycat Dr. Meow can’t stop munching on delicious cookies and needs your help getting his greedy little paws on more! While his owner sleeps, steal away into the kitchen and help tumble this tubby tabbycat into the prized cookie jar.

Forum Thread: Cat on a Diet - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]


iTunes Description

Coin Quest is a loot adventure game that combines the familiar play style of coin pusher games such as Coin Dozer, the fast paced arcade action of Be-jewelled Blitz and the RPG elements of Puzzle Quest and Diablo. Play against the clock to push loot towards a collection zone, hazards such as spiders and boulders steal away or destroy your items.

Forum Thread: Coin-Quest - (by Superflat Games) [Universal]

Dragon Era

iTunes Description

A perfect combo of Slots, RPG and CCG - a unique game you must experience!
Embark on an epic voyage you should never miss! - Get it for FREE today!

Forum Thread: Dragon Era - Slots Adventure [Slots / RPG / CCG by Playmage] [Universal] - FREE

Drop That Candy

iTunes Description

Gizmo LOVES sweets but they are all trapped behind glittering vending machines. In this addictive puzzle game, connect and tap the delicious colored candy to feed Gizmo. Complete each level in the least amount of moves to unlock even more worlds, each with their own set of tricky hazards.

Forum Thread: Drop That Candy - (by Greenfly Studios Ltd.)

Fading Fairytales

iTunes Description

Fading Fairytales brings together familiar fairytale characters with a unique twist. The world’s craziness is elevated to a whole new level with the emergence of a mysterious dark force. Fight the corruption of formerly good fairytale folk and take out the likes of Robin Hood, Pinocchio and Aladdin as you explore and battle through the vibrantly colorful world inhabited by some of the wackiest personas you have ever seen!

Forum Thread: Fading Fairytales - (by Crescent Moon Games)[Universal]

Gamebook Adventures 8: Curse of the Assassin

iTunes Description

Curse of the Assassin is written and designed by S.P. Osborne, author of GA1, and takes you back to the familiar surrounds of Orlandes City where you pick up your life some time after the events in An Assassin in Orlandes. Youve risen through society after dealing with Eltane and saving the city, capturing the affections of the Dukes daughter along the way. The mysterious death of friend arouses your suspicions and once again you find yourself at the heart of conspiracy that takes you back to your home village and a meeting with your old adventuring party from your youth.

Forum Thread: Gamebook Adventures 8: Curse of the Assassin - (by Tin Man Games) [Universal]


iTunes Description

In Meadowland you take the role of a faerie, and you are free to explore the world as you see fit, in any pace you deem necessary. As you explore the landscape you will come across magic, secrets, people, and hopefully, a purpose. The point of the game is relax and enjoy the experience provided. Let yourself be immersed, and take the time you need to see everything.

Forum Thread: Meadowland (by Marten Jonsson)[Universal]

Pocket Trains

iTunes Description

From the creators of Pocket Planes comes Pocket Trains! Manage and grow multiple railroads
by hauling important cargo around the world. Collect parts to construct all the different train types from Steamers to Diesels, and complete daily events to unlock special trains beyond imagination! Stop reading and start constructing your railroad empire in Pocket Trains!

Forum Thread: Pocket Trains - (by NimbleBit LLC)[Universal]

Six O'Clock High

iTunes Description

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? YES, it's a plane!

Six O'Clock High is a chaotic new aerial dogfighting game. Take to the skies with super easy and intuitive controls, luscious unique graphics and a thirst for gunpowder!
It's all about becoming an aerial ninja by piloting your plane throughout waves of increasingly skilled enemies. The best fighter aces will be sent against you, do you have what it takes to win the day?

Forum Thread: Six O'Clock High (by ColePowered) - Aerial Combat Survival

Shadowrun Returns

iTunes Description

The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

Forum Thread: Shadowrun Returns - (by Harebrained Schemes LLC)

T.E.C 3001

iTunes Description

In T.E.C 3001 (Tesla Energy Collector), you are guiding a cutting-edge technology robot to collect virtual space energy leftovers for humanity.
With great graphics and a unique heart-pumping soundtrack, T.E.C 3001 has what it takes to keep you on the right track.

Forum Thread: T.E.C 3001 (by Bulkypix) [Universal]

Trace 2

iTunes Description

The sequel to 2008's hit puzzle platformer is finally here! Trace 2 features eight brand new worlds to explore and tons of new gameplay mechanics to discover. Use the touch screen to draw platforms and navigate past obstacles to reach the goal at the end of each level.

Forum Thread: Trace 2 (by Kevin Calderone)[Universal]


iTunes Description

Trouserheart is all about fun, instantly accessible, pick up and play hack’n’slash gameplay with playful art style and humorous tone. Super fluid controls with options for both fixed and floating modes make the game a joy to play for beginners and veteran gamers alike. The game offers two difficulty levels and even an optional perma-death mode for the bravest of adventurers!

Forum Thread: Trouserheart - (by 10tons Ltd) [Universal]

  • Taclys

    Wow, more premium than freemium games! That's always a good start!

    • nini

      More premium than freemium doesn't mean better games by default, just an entry fee to what might be as sucky an experience without the option to not be parted from your cash to find out if it's any good to you even if it's just a buck or so.

    • wildperson

      Ugh. Stop it. Some games pull off freemium very nicely, some premium games are just as notoriously full of iAP. Premium != good game.

    • raviadso

      If Pocket Trains is half as good as Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower, it'll be as good as 30-40 99c games out there and better than many 1.99 and 2.99 titles. Not all freemium games are awful money grabs.

  • raviadso

    Shadow run is iPad only? Bummer. Just finished XCoM and I was looking forward to that.

    Still some excellent paid games (trouser heart) and one of the best freemium games on the market (pocket trains)

  • HandsomeLuke

    Don't have an iPad so now shadow run, only game I am getting is Cat on a Diet, the name alone is worth now Dollar.

  • jamieladc

    How can is many games equal so little quality. FIFA has saved this week.

    • lordyokomoto

      So a basically you saying a complete rehash of FIFA 13 just with new squads, menu layout, a slightly awkward new control system is the saviour of the week.... U got to be kidding me

      • Scarbir

        Awkward new control system? You've obviously not seen the option to play with classic controls as well. Those are amazing. FIFA 14 is my favorite this week too.

  • dylanmannen

    Pls make a TA plays of Buddy & Me, want to see what you guys think of it! 🙂

  • ReverendJocko

    No iOS 5 support for Pocket Trains? For shame.

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    I can tell you all now that Pocket trains will be amazing! I played Tiny Tower and pocket Planes for ages without spending a dime and i HATE freemium games. They just pull it off so well.

  • Eseres

    Well, this was one of the better mornings to wake up to 🙂 The sun is shining and there was five new games that cought my attention and was downloaded. What a glorious day this will be 🙂 Thanks again to TA for bringing these games to my attention 🙂

  • Eseres

    First impressions on the games i've tested so far:

    Amigo Pancho - Fun, but a little to short. Blasted through it very fast.
    Cat on a Diet - A great game. Reminds me of Cut the rope. That cat is cute 🙂
    Buddy and Me - What a cute and entertaining game. Love it! You got to try this one.

    Trouserheart and Shadowrun got to wait a little longer, but they at least look good from what i can tell by the TA videos. Looking forward to try them out.

  • ikelleigh

    The layout of this page needs improvements. There is little differentiation between the quote ending and the title of the next game besides the stroke. Maybe making the title of each game bigger or a different color.

  • 2GMGRudy

    Our game, Blaster X HD, is also available but our "tips" seem to get missed by TA - just had a nice update and other goodies...

    Blaster X HD
    - 400+ Levels (handcrafted)
    - 15+ hours of game play (minimum)
    - Fluid Control Sytsem (FCS) for true touch-screen gaming
    - 9 Worlds
    - HD Graphics
    - NO Ads
    - NO IAPs
    - ALL Gen iPad and iPad Mini
    - 100% Indie

    Thank You for the Support,

  • Zenfar

    Shadowrun & Pocket Trains in the same week!!!