While our initial roundup this morning might not have been as jammed packed as we're used to seeing (Particularly with Bit.Trip Run! getting pushed back a week!), this night's releases actually turned out to be pretty rad. Oil Rush looks neat, and it's getting to be the perfect time of year for games like The Occupant to be hitting the App Store.

Alhambra Game

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Alhambra, winner of the German Spiel des Jahres 2003 award, now available on iOS! Granada at the beginning of the 13th century - work has started on building the Alhambra. The best master builders in the whole of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skills. Employ the most suitable teams of Builders and make sure that you always have enough of the right currency. Because no matter whether they are stonemasons from the north or horticulturists from the south - they all want a proper wage and insist on their "native" currency.

Forum Thread: Alhambra - (by Queen Games) [Universal]

Asterix: Total Retaliation

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A defense game inspired by the Asterix comic. The Romans are definitely stubborn. More determined than ever, they are planning once again to get their hands on the famous magic potion. This time, theyve come with a stupid, evil plan: to invade the Gaul village and fight until one of them manages to grab Getafixs cauldron.

Forum Thread: Asterix: Total Retaliation - (by Bulkypix) [Universal]

Dead Trigger 2

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Find a safe place to hide-out, get equipped, and fight for your life in a real time bid for survival against an onslaught of bloodthirsty undead. Join the Global Resistance and fight to crush the Zombie plague that has positioned the Earth on the edge of peril. It’s up to you to provide humanity with a new chance at survival.

Forum Thread: DEAD TRIGGER 2 - (by MADFINGER Games)

Exodus: Neclace of Heavens

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The Riviere of Worlds was the Creators most wonderful work. Thousands of planets inhabited by an incredible variety of beings, all joined by a network of magical portals. The powerful Deity Council maintained peace and harmony in the Riviere.

Forum Thread: Exodus: Neclace of Heavens

Fright Heights

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Welcome to the hotel of horrors! Torment your guests and spook out any unwanted visitors in the most haunted hotel on the App Store. Place a gang of ghosts, villains and whatever you can conjure from the Netherworld into the empty rooms of your haunted establishment to send your guests running for the hills.

Forum Thread: Fright Heights - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]

Hazel Dazzle for iPad

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Help the young space archeologist Hazel Joyce to protect the Mirari legacy by fighting an evil Doctor in a humoristic action adventure game (over little planets) with lots of exploration and puzzle-solving. Visuals are colorful and innovative: they feature a handmade style showing a minute universe with living planets that hide giant dungeons inside.

Forum Thread: Hazel Dazzle - (by Wake Studios)

Infinity Danger

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Become a test pilot and fight against an almighty mothership that evolves to exploit your weak points! Withstand 7 kinds of mass destruction weapons in an everlasting epic dogfight against final bosses.
Featuring a dynamic enemy evolution system, the guys at Milkstone Studios bring fresh gameplay to the Shoot'em up genre! Surpass your limits! Stay sharp! Defeat the enemy!

Forum Thread: Infinity Danger - (by Milkstone Studios SL) [Universal]

NBA General Manager 2014

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Welcome to NBA GENERAL MANAGER, the only basketball game that allows you to lead your favorite NBA team: sign up the best players, put them in your 5 Man lineup, challenge thousand of users from around the world and chase a title! This is a Basketball Management game different than any other.

Forum Thread: NBA General Manager 2014

The Occupant

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The Occupant is a haunting experience that challenges and scares you. Youve been sent to the 13th floor of a long abandoned hotel. You must complete the Goals and collect as many objects as possible. How many Goals can you achieve before The Occupant catches you? Motion Camera technology allows you to seamlessly switch between gyroscope camera and touch camera.

Forum Thread: The Occupant - (by David Turkiewicz) [Universal]

Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy

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Oil Rush is a 3D naval strategy game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world; nuclear war has melted the ice caps, changing the face of the planet forever. It features unique gameplay focused on group real time strategy and global-scale decisions. Plan several steps ahead, as every single swipe counts.

Forum Thread: Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy - (by Unigine) [Universal]

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising

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Take over the stars, blast through enemy fighter waves and destroy capital ships while piloting the most advanced fighters in the galaxy. Strike Wing is a single player space combat simulator for iOS that combines sharp controls, beautiful graphics, adaptable missions and a new game expansion system to create an unique space combat experience for mobile devices.

Forum Thread: Strike Wing: Raptor Rising - (by Crescent Moon Games) [Universal]

  • Taclys

    Picked up Dead Trigger 2, and haven't run into any harsh IAP walls yet. It's pretty fun, albeit a bit simplistic at times. Also buying Strike Wing.

    • shadax

      It's actually really fun. At the beginning, the dripping water gets all over the screen, I thought that was awesome.

      The controls fee pretty solid. I didn't get very far to see the iap wall if there is one.

      The auto fire is kind of weird. It works fine for killing the zombies, but I feel like a lot of ammo is wasted on missed shots that I wouldn't have taken.

      • PsYcHoNoVa

        You can turn auto fire off.

    • TheEvilRobot

      The Occupant is a great game. I'm surprised its not getting much attention.

  • Ramaz1234

    So I tried to get Frigjt Heights was looking forward to it.. Bit it says it's not compatible with my itouch :( how come? I have IOS 7.3 ):

    • NOEN

      A lot of Chillingo games aren't comparable withe the iPod Touch due to the lack of a compass.

  • Ramaz1234

    Anyways NBA General Manager 2014 was a great surprise!:) Downloading now

  • shadax

    Infinity Danger crashing on iPhone 5 at initial screen :(

    iOS 6.1.2

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    Star Command update finally out too! New missions - just downloaded!

  • Ramaz1234

    NBA General Mangaer 2014 is crashing on itouchb5 IOS 7.3. And I want FRIGHT HEIGHTS:(

  • eventide

    Meh. At least a week closer to Oceanhorn

    • PsYcHoNoVa

      You are correct.

  • FledgeFish

    Worst week in quite a while

  • PsYcHoNoVa

    Exodus NOH is decent.

  • metalmandave83

    Damn. No Dragon Age

    • cofunguy

      Dude, it just got soft release in Canada. It will take more than 1-2 days (1-2 months) to work out the glitches. Of course you could set up a Canadian iTunes account and get it that way since it is free to play

      • metalmandave83

        I know, it's just the only game that interested me. I remember Ultima and their soft release, I was just hoping maybe they'd surprise the US with a soft launch here too.

      • ste86uk

        I've downloaded and played it a little, so far I prefer Rubicons new game as I can control combat. On Dragon Age you need to level up and buy better characters the only tactics are in your formation and squad choice and combat is completely automated.

      • metalmandave83

        That sounds a little disappointing. I'm really not a fan of automated combat :(

  • http://www.evan-rowe.com/ Evan Rowe

    Very bummed Bit Trip Run! was pushed back.

  • cofunguy

    Alhambra instant buy. Great game!!

    • echo_pdx

      I am a big fan of the board game but I must disagree. The bugs are atrocious and widespread, and the developer has a bad reputation for post-release support. It's not an instant buy, it's a wait and see if they fix it.

  • Fangbone

    Painful week for iOS games. Nothing stands out. Tried the new dead trigger and deleted after 20 minutes tried the new one by rubicon and deleted after 10 minutes (just not my type of game). On a good note I just saved myself some $ so thank you for not releasing anything "good" this week.

  • ste86uk

    Did someone delete my post? Anyway Robot Entertainment just released Echo Prime which looks good to me, currently downloading