Strap in, boys and girls, as this week's release onslaught is one for the ages. I think I've got everything here, but there's always last minute surprises that pop up sometime during the multiple hours it takes us to compile this post. Either way, let's go wild on some of these games and as always if you're interested in any of these games be sure to swing in to the forum thread to see what our community is saying about them.

Boom Boat 2

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Boom Boat 2 is the sequel to the explosive physics puzzler hit, Boom Boat. The underwater garden gnomes are back and plotting to destroy the world. Defeat their plan using the multitude of weapons at your disposal: Bombs, magnets, dynamite, and even gnome-eating sharks! In this epic story of good vs. gnomes, can you stop them before it's too late?

Forum Link: Boom Boat 2 - Physics Puzzler (by Razoric Studios) [Universal]


Coaster Crazy Deluxe

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Coasters! Pandas! Zombies! Cheerleaders! Explosions! From the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 and LostWinds® comes a rollercoaster game unlike any other, starring little old ladies, mad scientists, the undead, accountants, queasy guys, extra-terrestrial visitors, and …er… sheep.

Forum Link: Coaster Crazy Deluxe - (by Frontier Developments Ltd) [Universal]


Dafox

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Run, Run, Run!

Run for your life and the future of your forest. In this epic HD graphics platformer, your objective will be to run, jump, slide and dodge obstacles and enemies and fight the Kingdom’s Queen.

Forum Link: Dafox - (by Magma Mobile) [Universal]


DMBX 2.5 - Mountain Bike and BMX

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DMBX gets to the next round: featuring Mountain Bike and BMX action, brand new Downhill, Vert Ramp and Big Air levels, ghost and battle races, new bikes and individual characters from head-to-toe, replay options with picture export, completely new animations and physics, easy trick-steering and much more! Please welcome the freshest Mountain Bike and BMX feeling for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!

Forum Link: DMBX 2.5 - Mountain Bike and BMX - (by randerline) [Universal]


Drive on Moscow

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Drive on Moscow, a new strategy game from the award-winning makers of Battle of the Bulge, invites you to take command of the largest battle of World War II. Defend the homeland as the Soviets, or lead a bold push to seize the Russian capital as the Axis.

Forum Link: Drive on Moscow - (by Shenandoah Studio)


Dumpster Dive!

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Dumpster Dive! is a game about pizza, punks, trash, and tapes. The object of the game is simple: collect as much pizza as possible while avoiding trash and broken bottles on your descent into a procedurally-generated bottomless dumpster.

Forum Link: Dumpster Dive! - a game about pizza, punks, trash, and tapes [iOS Universal]


Evolution Highway

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Start the great evolution journey in the shoes of our ancestors from the first age of human history, and travel through all the great ages: Ancient Egypt, China, Roman Empire and many more, until our modern times; and who knows, what to expect from the future!

But beware; you’ll face many obstacles along the road, from cute dinosaurs, to clumsy mummies or angry restaurants chefs. Also it’s quite possible to see sometimes U.F.O.s in the sky. I heard they live among us! So be prepared!

Forum Link: Evolution Highway by Prisma Games (Universal)


Fiends Gate III

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Prepare to enter Fiends Gate, an epic action platformer.

Run, jump, double jump and power slide through 5 beautiful fully 3D worlds on your quest. One of the best looking 3D platformers on iOS.!

Multiple ways to progress through the game: collect items, find hard to reach special chests, or speed run through levels!

Forum Link: Fiends Gate III by Curtis Martindale (Universal)


Flick Kick Football Legends

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Flick Kick Football Legends brings Flick Kick to all new heights with more diverse onfield gameplay, team building and management, and a multi-level league structure. Packaged in a vibrant comic inspired style filled with lively characters, quirky scenarios and rich animation, you will guide your team towards a highly sought after championship win to achieve legendary status.

Forum Link: Flick Kick Football Legends - (by PikPok) [Universal]


Give My Ball Back

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Rack your brains and try to get back the ball someone stole from you through funny, colorful and frenzied levels.

Tobias is a curious kid. While he is peacefully playing in his room, his favorite ball mysteriously disappears in his wardrobe. He rushes to get it back and is hurled into Moco’s world, the mischievous shadow who took his toy. « Give my ball back! »

Forum Link: Give My Ball Back - (by Bulkypix) [Universal]


Hatch

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What if a tiny pet hatched on your phone? If it loved you, would you love it back?

Remember, this is a pet and not a game or an app. Fugu have a naturally gentle disposition and require minimal care as a pet but thrive when given extra love and attention!

Forum Link: Hatch (By Impending)


Legend of Equip Pants

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The Legend of Equip > Pants is an episodic, puntastic pantsventure RPG where instead of equipping and upgrading a sword, you have to equip and upgrade your pants.

Enjoy each 15-20 minute Equip > Pants quest much like you would comics or a cartoon episode on TV. See if you can unlock all the secrets in every quest. Play again and again until you complete 100% of each episode.

Forum Link: Legend of Equip Pants - (by Zachary Johnson) [Universal]


Letris 3

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Letris 2 is one of the most played word games in the AppStore where you must build words in order to keep the screen clean and tidy as long as possible. A simple concept that will catch you with frenetic gameplay while trying to defeat the next level and beat your own score.

Forum Link: Letris 3 [Universal] (by Ivanovich)


Let Me Loose

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Help a troublemaking amoeba escape from a laboratory filled with mind-bending contraptions and experiments. Move your squishy new friend safely through puzzles and peril to much on tasty scrummies.

Forum Link: Let Me Loose - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]


Lords of Waterdeep

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Welcome to Waterdeep, the City of Splendors! A city run by a secret society of masked Lords who rule with shady back-door dealings and unmatched political power. In Lords of Waterdeep players will play as one of these masked Lords and will need to recruit adventurers to go out and complete quests for them. The more quests they complete, the more control and influence they have over the city. Players can expand the city by purchasing buildings that will open up new opportunities within the city walls. Intrigue cards can be used to help the player and may also either help or hinder their fellow Lords in their quest to become the supreme ruler of Waterdeep!

Forum Link: Lords of Waterdeep - (by Playdek, Inc.) [Universal]


Mighty Cricket

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A mighty battle for the highest run record! Tap to smash the ball over the fence as you face 6 balls from the world’s best bowlers. It’s all about big hits - timing is everything!

Forum Link: Mighty Cricket - (by Mighty Kingdom) [Universal]


Monsta Brick Breaker

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Monsta Brick Breaker is our beautiful twist on the brick-bashing game genre: Get your Monsta friend to pick up a wacky paddle and embark on a wild journey to lay bricks to waste throughout the times, all the way from the Medieval Age to the Space Age.

Forum Link: Monsta Brick Breaker (by DLG) [Universal]


OrcOrcOrc

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OrcOrcOrc is a colorful action match puzzler where you must combat hordes of do-gooders by matching tiles to unlock powerful perks and bonuses as you advance from level to level in an attempt to rid the world for too much goodess.

Forum Link: OrcOrcOrc


The Shivah: Kosher Edition

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Russell Stone is a Jewish rabbi at a struggling synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem - membership is down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Forum Link: Shivah by Wadjet Eye Games LLC (Universal)


Skull Legends

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Defend yourself with towers, shoot your powerful bow and don’t let the skeleton warriors cross your battle lines! A brilliant evolution of classic tower defense, combining first person shooter and elements of role-play. Strategy and action like you’ve never experienced before. Arm yourself with incredible bows, combat bracers with unique powers, arrows and fantastic magic potions.
Stand your ground against the attack of the skeleton warriors.

Forum Link: Skull Legends - (by PlayShore)


Space Chicks

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Space Chicks is a gorgeous endless platformer with simple one touch controls, amazing Space physics, beautiful effects, and heaps of fun.

Kill bad guys, save chicks, drive spaceships, compete with your friends online or play two player on the same device, complete all of the missions to receive rewards and be the Hero the Chicks need you to be!

Forum Link: Space Chicks - (by Crescent Moon Games) [Universal]


Steam Punks

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Steam Punks is a action platformer RPG inspired by classics SNES games like Mega man X. Elite Enforcer Dunns Calhan is on his mission to take down the Bowler Gang and get back Professor Clout's stolen invention, The Grand Reactor.

Forum Link: Steam Punks - (by Monster Robot Studios) [Universal]


Strand

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Strand is a new and unique puzzle game. Bend and stretch through absorbing, compelling obstacles in an attempt to connect the elements of each level. A broad selection of levels is included for free, from simple yet fun puzzles to intricate scenarios with multiple game features. For the true puzzle master, additional packs are available to purchase in-game.

Forum Link: Strand - (By Edward Staley) [iPhone]


Strike Force Heroes: Extraction

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Based on the hit online series with over 100 MILLION PLAYS, Strike Force Heroes: Extraction is a fresh and unique approach to the runner genre, offering 30 stages of intense level-based action in Campaign Mode, with two additional unlockable endless modes.

Forum Link: Strike Force Heroes: Extraction - (by Not Doppler)


Super Hammer

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Superfast, highpaced arcade action game. Run, jump, slide and blast into the action. Dive off buildings. Comes with slowmo gadget and retro outfits with special powers. 3D animation technology. It's real as life itself (glasses not needed).

Forum Link: Super Hammer - (by Xform Games) [Universal]


Touchgrind Skate 2

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Just like in real skateboarding or fingerboarding, Touchgrind Skate 2 is a game of skill that takes 10 minutes to understand but a lifetime to master. Learn the tricks, complete challenges, and unlock new skateboard parts.

Forum Link: Touchgrind Skate 2 - (by Illusion Labs) [Universal]

  • C. Stubb

    Touchgrind and Waterdeep!? Haven't had such a good instabuy combo since Junk Jack X and Terraria!

    • Jake7905

      What about last week's Oceanhorn and Epoch 2?

  • Garzhod

    Wow lots this week. Probably leaning towards touch grind... Always loved skateboarding games.

    • Chaz42

      Check True Skate out before you buy Touch Skate. I personally like it better.

  • Ramaz1234

    Flick Kick Football Legends is a lot of fun but was really looking forward to Demon Tribe /:

    • Lazer Kat

      If by "a lot of fun" you mean a freemium grind fest that's balanced towards the pay-to-win mentality, and full of timers...then yes, it's a lot of fun.

  • themostunclean

    I think last week left me spoiled. I'm just not feeling it for anything tonight. Not a skate or card game fan and the rest just looks dull. Was kinda intrigued by Steam Punks, it being a Mega Man-like and all, but word on the forum is that it's badly in need of an update.

  • curtisrshideler

    Any word on the Hunger Games runner? Didn't know if it would be out tonight or Friday.

    • otakuzod

      That sounds almost like it should be for charity, or a Snickers ad. "Give Hunger a Run for your money..."

    • Pete Osborne

      Just found it on the AppStore in the UK, so you should be able to pick it up now

  • Drizzt79

    Ha ha... "What does Dafox say?!"

    "Ding ding ding da ding ding da ding ding"

  • FIFTHSUN2012

    Best release today, Contre Jour, welcome back I missed you.

  • Echoen

    Space Chicks. Like Little Big Planet, jetpack joyride and a planetary jumper rolled into one :D It also offers 2 player co-op on the same device, even iphones!

  • NOEN

    2 weeks in a row with a bunch of premiums.

  • Jake7905

    I blew my load (of money) last week.

  • ImJPaul

    Meh. This week sucks. Not feeling it. Going back to bed.

    • dariusjr98

      Saying that this week "sucks" is kinda unnecessary, isn't it?

      This is the reason developers have trouble selling their apps, whether it is good or not.

      Then the same people talking about there not being any noteworthy games are the same ones who complain about freemium.

  • bored2death

    Where is demon tribe???

  • rich_952000

    I will be buying TG 2 w/o a doubt, maybe Space Chicks also. I just bought True Skate earlier today and I'm feeling skating right now ;)

  • MrAsherkEsq

    Loaded...

  • Pete Osborne

    Quite a few games ninja'd their way onto the AppStore as well:

    Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Free)
    The Last Door: Chapter 2 (£1.49)
    Numerity (69p launch sale) beautiful hidden objects, needs to be seen.
    Castle of Illusion: Mickey Mouse (£6.99) reimagining, not a port of the port.
    Team Monster (Free) cites itself as being a TA most anticipated, allegedly.
    Clumsy Ninja (Free) finally available here at least, not sure if new.
    ShapeScape Free (Free) lite version of an overlooked game of last week.

    • cloudpuff

      Second numerity, it's really enjoyable.

    • Lazer Kat

      I love these posts you've done the past couple weeks.
      Idk if its a tradition of yours, but If it is not then please make it one.

      Both weeks I've found a couple gems in your extra releases list.
      Thanks.

      • Pete Osborne

        That's incredibly kind of you to say, cheers! I'm pretty new to the site so I was worried I'd be stepping on Eli's toes or doing something unwanted so if people are ok with it then I'll keep it up!

      • Lazer Kat

        I don't think anyone will have an issue with this, or think of it as stepping on toes.
        I for one, appreciate it very much.

        Its hard to keep up with all the iOS indie releases.

    • Lazer Kat

      Team monster was actually in a TA article "10 most anticipated games". Then it releases and gets ZERO coverage.

      • Pete Osborne

        Ah, fair enough, I'm used to taking App Store descriptions with a pinch of salt. Haven't tried it yet but I'm definitely a lot more optimistic about it now!
        I should add that I haven't always tried the games I point out - it's generally half five in the morning when I make these post before work

      • Lazer Kat

        I went to download it, but unfortunately it gave me the dreaded "the app requires iOS 7" message.

  • bored2death

    DEMON TRIBE DEMON TRIBE? DEEEEEEMOOOOON TRIIIIIIIIIIIBE. WHERE? WHY U NO SHOW UP ON APPSTORE? DIEING OF BOREDOM. where are thou demon tribe?

  • HelperMonkey

    With more games like Drive On Moscow and Lords Of Waterdeep coming to the app store, it's going to keep getting harder for detractors to paint iOS as merely a platform for brainless, casual games. (Though I do enjoy plenty of those, too.)

  • Cccee

    Maybe I'm confused or splitting hairs, but Letris is not new but an update. And Strand was released in late October. Oh well....still a lot of good games to check out this week. Thanks for doing the heads up posts again!

  • FRnchFRy

    People looking for demon tribe: it's out on the US App Store but I don't know about the others, but knowing the US is always last it should be out everywhere

    • Pete Osborne

      Yep, it's out in the UK as well. Cheers for the heads up, downloading now!