It's Wednesday morning and time to do the new iOS games dance again. If you're new to all this, games come out in the New Zealand App Store first thanks to the magic of iTunes regions (As it's Thursday there now) and slowly trickle out over the rest of the world before landing in the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern.

So, this gives us early blips on our new game radar for what to expect tonight beyond things we already know are scheduled to be released.


Here's what we're expecting tonight:

As usual, this might not be all the games that are coming tonight. There's usually all sorts of stragglers that eventually get caught which we roll into the "Out Now" post around 11:00 PM Eastern. Also, if any of these games sound interesting, I'll be streaming them all on Twitch at 4:00 PM Eastern!

  • Broli95

    Great week πŸ˜€ (bug heroes 2 and fright fight πŸ˜‰ )

  • FuurinRei

    Not bad! Will get them all..

  • Fangbone

    Looks like there's only 2 paid games for this week. I have no concerns about BH2's IAP implementation. Hopefully this is an anomaly though as it seems more and more developers are going the F2P route

    • Tobi

      I hope so! Freemium is the death of the appstore

  • Darnoc

    Bug heroes, Coldfire keep. AANNDD fright fight? OMG

  • VirtualBoyFreak

    I wanted Out There, but I guess that was wishing too much...

    • Scot Damn

      Next Wednesday Out There will be released.

      • VirtualBoyFreak


  • Spaztika

    Oh man, this weeks line up looks awesome! I've been waiting for Tengami and Bug Heroes 2. The other games look great as well! I'll be watching the live stream for sure!

  • Duuude

    Tengami for sure!

    • garret44


      • bigjack66

        Watched the video. Sold!

  • Mark DeNardo

    Oquonie is pretty interesting! It's made by the same team that made Hiversaires and it's out now...

    • garret44

      Hah you beat me to it. It looks so bizarre but yet so artistic and mysterious

      • InkyTheGhost

        Agreed, it's definitely worth checking out.
        Eli, please stream Oquonie later!

  • gquiller

    UHR-Warlords is $6.99 for iPad with no in-app purchases came out yesterday

    • ScotDamn

      I'd be ALL over that if I had an iPad. Anyone that likes strategy and has an iPad should pick that game up fo shizzle.

      • gquiller

        Have you tried it? Anyone else out there tried it? Lots of other releases below-thanks to Pete Osborne

      • Scot Damn

        I haven't played it but I've been following it since it's release. It helps I'm a fan of black metal though. The game play looks really strategic and I believe it doesn't have IAP which is a huge bonus to me.

      • gquiller

        No IAP is always good

  • LORE

    Hey anybody know when maverick bird is coming out on the App Store?

  • nimu

    No Out There :'(

    • Vexka

      My thoughts exactly... This and FTL ("advanced edition"?) Definitely craving some space combat after Star Command...

  • imcookie

    I normally go through this list one-by-one but instead I'll wait until you start streaming on Twicheroo!
    Looks like a good week though. I'm especially looking forward to Mad Skills 2

  • brighteyes74

    Is it me or has the quality of games dropped nothing interesting in the last month or 2...
    I know you will all say it's me lol

    • cloudpuff

      My fifteen pounds iTunes voucher has lasted me almost a month, usually it's lucky to last a week, so it's not just you.

    • ScotDamn

      I agree. Though this week has a few goodies, probably the best week since before the new year. Good thing there are lots of solid upcoming games - we're about to be showered with quality releases soon. Off the top of my head:

      Out There
      Wayward Souls
      Death Road to Canada
      Cardinal Quest 2
      Mines of Mars

      • Pete Osborne

        Good God, that's a beautiful list right there...Could probably add a few as well, looks like a good year coming!

      • ScotDamn

        No doubt! I'm sure there are tons more but I'm gonna throw Battleheart Legacy in there as well!

      • REkzkaRZ

        I was so sad they dropped the squad tap-fest gameplay in favor of traditional action RPG.

        They made a freakin new genre & its good!! Why make BH2 not follow that genre?!?

        Can't Devs just create new titles if part 2 doesn't look anything like part 1?!?!

      • Scot Damn

        I feel ya man. Though I'm excited to see Battleheart Legacy, I really enjoyed the original gameplay. Super cool to control your entire 4 person multi class party. It'd be nice to see a true sequel released at some point.

  • Pete Osborne

    Some extra games coming tonight:

    Operation Tokamak (Free) [iPad] - Odd arcadey reactor-core management game. Totally free AFAIK
    Ava's Quest (Free, $1.99 Unlock) [U] - Old school platformer with nice level challenges for replay value
    Dual Survivor ($2.99) [iPhone] - Multi-tasking marble manoeuvre title.
    Hell, the Dungeon Again ($0.99) [U] - Roguelike retro dungeon crawler. Personal highlight of the week.
    Perloo (Free for a while) [U] - Arty puzzle game with varied mechanics and intelligent design.
    Astro Golf (Β£1.99) [U] - Sci-fi Golf adventure with unique twists on the expected gameplay
    Caveman Wars (Free) [U] - Board game with a lovely aesthetic and interesting premise

    Releases from the week worth covering:

    Zombocalypse Now ($2.99) [U] - Tin Man Games Gamebook with hundreds of endings and a nice design
    Oquonie ($2.99) [U] - Absolutely gorgeous puzzle game, hugely recommended
    Unstoppable Square (Free) [U] - Very fast-paced runner with a high difficulty. Rather addictive too.
    UHR-Warlords ($6.99) [iPad] - Chesslike board game that is very popular on the forums at the moment.
    Doomdark's Revenge ($4.99) [U] - "Sequel" to Lords of Midnight. Hugely in depth RPG with lovely retro design
    Colossus Escape (Free) [U] - Runner with a great aesthetic. Might not qualify as this week though.

    • Johan Bauer Gjestland

      Thanks for doing this every week! TA should really consider hiring you, as you seem to be the wizard of iOS-gaming. πŸ™‚

      • Pete Osborne

        Haha, cheers. As amazing as that would be, I'm just relaying information from the forums so I can't take the credit. I'm just unhealthily obsessed with gaming and lists so I enjoy making threads in there and seeing people enjoy the games!

      • gquiller

        Thank you so much!

  • redkins54

    Man, when is Battleheart Legacy coming out?! I can not wait to get my hands on that game!!

  • sokae

    Gangstar Vegas just got a new update that include aliens, guns, vehicles etc....for IOS device...

    • Amenbrother

      Yup tried it out on lunch so far so good!

  • Opinion

    Fright Fight!!!!!!!

  • DtheGOPkiller

    Been waiting for a BH sequel for a few years. In my top Fav all time games ever. I will have some sore carpal tunnel hands with this release.

  • ScotDamn

    Also Doctor Life is another noteworthy release tonight. It's a business sim that's similar to Theme Hospital from what I read at Pocket Tactics. Also it's premium, no IAP.

    • HarryWarden

      Oooh, that sounds fun. Hope it works well on a touch screen though.

  • nkdekker

    Hey guys, does anyone know what game the picture in the news post is from? It looks like a fun game I would like to play! Thanks! πŸ˜‰

  • nkdekker

    Ah nevermind, I just found out it is a pic of Bug Heroes 2! It looks amazing! πŸ˜‰

  • mzinn

    Can't wait for tengami

  • Zeillusion

    Really can't wait for wayward souls, game looks beautiful!

  • araczynski

    Bugs and hell for me πŸ™‚

  • Pete Martell

    Again, Ava guys, get it!

    You will thank me for it, best none Nintendo platformer in years IMHO. Best controls on a touch screen.