For those living in the US like us, it can be kind of rough as we're among the very last to get access to the App Store's weekly releases due to how time zones work. So, as we watch our international pals playing all the cool new games throughout the day, we're stuck just kind of twiddling our thumbs. However, each week there's usually at least one game that "jumps the gun" and comes out early, and this week that game is Uber Entertainment's tower defense game Toy Rush [Free].

Calling Toy Rush just a tower defense game isn't really doing it justice, as it's also a tower offense game and there's a whole collectible card game thing going on. Plus it's all topped off with a brilliant, whimsical art style that would make even the most serious adult feel like a kid again. Toys are just plain cool, ok? If you've been waiting for Toy Rush you can grab it for free at the link below, and leave your impressions in the thread in our forums.

  • Scarbir

    "Plus it's all topped off with a brilliant, whimsical art style that
    would make even the most serious adult feel like a kid again."

    Euhm, no. Looks generic.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Hooray for curmudgeons.

    • http://twitter.com/nickzas zazzer

      Where else have you seen a shark wearing a tophat?

      • LeeDot

        Do a google image search for 'shark wearing top hat' and you'll get plenty of hits. (Not to say this game looks bad, just saying the shark with a top hat isn't exactly an original idea.)

  • Jake7905

    I prayed to the IOS Gods to make this game premium, but once again the free market has spoken, and once again a potentially great game is saddled with a freemium economy to maximize it's profits. I'm not surprised or angry, just disappointed.

    • http://twitter.com/nickzas zazzer

      Hopefully you'll still give the game a try and see for yourself just how "friendly" the monetization is. Free to play *can* be done right :)

      • Jake7905

        Free to play can be done right, no question about it, it's just never done as well as a premium game. There's always a catch.

      • jontas

        I mostly agree but just wanted to mention those rare F2P games that actually cap the max spend (like Any Landing). I think that is the only possible way F2P can be done as well as premium (I guess games with that approach are really just premium with a free trial).

      • Funem

        I would have given it a try but the "required" internet connection killed it for me and my iPod & iPad