The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that's OK. If you disagree with what we've chosen, let's try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…


Colossatron: Massive World Threat

In a week filled with huge AAA games, surprising ports, and enough sales to keep iOS gamers busy well into the next year, Halfbrick's Colossatron: Massive World Threat [$0.99] might not be something that'd be causing that strong of a blip on your proverbial radar. …But it should be, particularly because its highly strategic gameplay isn't at all immediately apparent in your first play session. We discuss it a bit in our review:

The clever part is in the planning. Players can group nodes together according to their colors to create bigger and more powerful weapons or they can combine two different colors to create a different type of weapon. The bigger versions can also combine adding a clever, color matching puzzle element to an action game not seen since Adult Swim's Monsters Ate My Condo. Since Colossatron moves without the player's control, there are moments when players will build a long, well organized chain but won't be able to throw in that key powernode to build up their arsenal since it takes time to catch the rest of the chain up to the screen.

What's been super interesting watching with this game is our community's reaction, as everyone seems to go through a similar curve, including myself. You download it because it's the new Halfbrick game, and your first play session you don't really get it. The game almost seems dumb, as you're just wildly attaching power nodes anywhere and everywhere. Then you play a bit further, and start to realize how to customize your weapon load out and just how much planning goes into building an awesome mega snake. At that point, it seems like you just come back to the thread and post, "I was so wrong, this game is awesome."

Definitely be sure to check out Colossatron: Massive World Threat, especially if destroying the world with a massive mecha-worm puts you in the holiday spirit.

  • Phoenix24

    Awesome game from the fantastic Halfbrick Studios. Really original feel to the game, mixing strategy, match 3, TD and a huge rampaging monster snake.

    Brilliant week for iOS gamers and now the sales are making this even better.

    • heresandypandy

      I agree with the last sentence of your comment. Republique was by far the outstanding title this week though, in terms of production quality, polish and gameplay (all of which are console standard) it is miles and miles ahead of all of the other releases this week.

  • rewind

    Aww, I think Cut the Rope 2 is better. Oh well, I never seem to agree with the choice.

    • Jake7905

      Don't you mean Cut the Rope 4? It's like Rovio calling their next Angry Birds game, 'Angry Birds 2'.

      • themostunclean

        If you'd actually played it you would know why it's called 2. It's a true, proper sequel while the others were more like expansions.

        Anyway, considering the numbering debacles present in games (Assassins Creed, GTA) you should know better than to criticize.

      • Jake7905

        If they were expansions they wouldn't have been separate apps.

      • PallaZ

        You are plain wrong.

      • Gfish

        Let's call them "spin-offs". Seems more fitting.

      • Jake7905

        They weren't separate apps? Guess I got ripped off then.

      • Mess

        (Or iPhones)

      • Alex

        That would make sense had they not officially titled it 'Cut the Rope 2'.

      • Diaboliq

        U must be the only person calling it Xbox 3...

  • FledgeFish

    I know a lot of people don't like this game but man I'm addicted to it. A little heavy on the iap but still a hoot.

  • Kane

    What Pokemon is this?

    • The Gamer Dude

      Pokemon 12 rainbow.

      • Jutto

        A wild Onix has appeared.

  • Xissoric

    If only it wasn't iOS 7 and above...

    • Stustaff

      I just ran into that wall myself! I wonder why they do it! Can't be anything really that it needs 7 for.

    • Phoenix24

      I totally agree, as I am playing on my 5s but know this would be so much better on my iPad.

      I am not killing my mini, by upgrading to iOS 7 for this game though

    • Jeff Neely

      Yes - just lost a sale from me. Tried to buy, but will NOT upgrade iOS for this game. I refuse to update my iPhone5 and iPad4 to iOS7 -- too slow and ugly. Can't imagine why iOS 7 would be required.

      • Lazer Kat

        I felt the same way
        I finally updated my iPad 2 and 4 to iOS 7.
        It sped my iPad 2 up a great deal.

  • chief78

    Idk what people don't like about this game. Deep amount of strategy built around fun casual gameplay that requires some serious strategy. And it's Halfbrick.....Halfbrick!

  • Sven Van de Perre

    A new type of gameplay, and a learning curve. I still don't think its the best game out there, but it is my go-to game for the moment and I'm really liking it.

  • Laszlo Tuss

    The game is really cool, but where are the achievemants Halfbrick??? And where is the pre iOS7 support?

    • l3aper

      Surely in an update, as this game gains steam and picks up more and more players. Jetpack Joyride was updated religiously and I expect the same from Colassatron.

  • mnq4ever

    This game has had me hooked on for ages, really awesome game! Very cheap for the price too 😀

  • Robyn

    Cleanup threat in aisle 4.

  • Papa Deuce

    I am clueless as to what to do..... The military base was just destroyed.