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Coming Tonight: 'Wayward Souls', 'Horde of Heroes', 'Tiny Dice Dungeon' and Loads More

Hey guys, it's Wednesday again which means exactly one thing for iOS gamers: A whole heap of new games. Rocketcat Games' Wayward Souls is leading the charge, as it's easily the most anticipated game we've seen in a while. The thread in our upcoming games forum has been off the chain for quite a while now, crazier yet, it was originally posted all the way back in 2011 not long after the "original" Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] was released.

So, like previous weeks, all of these games will be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially way earlier if you're in a European or Asian iTunes region. There's one caveat with that though, the games in the list that are soft launched could pop up whenever, potentially even tomorrow.

Here's what's on our radar so far, and of course, new games will likely pop up throughout the day:

Also, just for fun this week I'm going to be doing an early morning stream in addition to our normal streaming time at 4:00 PM Eastern. If you want to watch a quick once over of all these games, check it out on Twitch or watch the archive video below:

(YouTube might be processing this for a while, so if it doesn't work check back in a bit.)

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635699_largerThis week's episode is a little weird, as Jared had to leave super last minute before we started recording... So I grabbed Rocketcat Games' Kepa Auwae who apparently is fighting a vicious illness and was highly medicated. We don't really follow the typical show format with game and news discussion, and instead just chat about random stuff as it pertains to things that Kepa and his studio are working on, game design, and other stuff.

We'll have a normal episode next week, I promise. Maybe I'll even know the correct episode number.

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Cal Pow Dash, Free - Cal Pow Dash, by MackDavi Studios in Australia, is your classical endless runner game presented in a beautiful, fresh 3D environment.

Play as Cal Pow, the unlikely hero, as he dashes to save his princess. Dodge knights, jump snakes, and avoid all sorts of obstacles in his run. Collect coins for power ups and see how far you can get. With ever increasing difficulty, compare your best against others in the leaderboards or unlock survival mode for a real test.

Cal Pow Dash is available on iPhone, iPad, and select Android devices for free today!

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Podcast-Illustration-0121There was a moment there at the start of the recording of this podcast that we might be Mike-less, as every time he spoke on Skype he sounded like a late-80's dot matrix printer printing out a 30 page Print Shop Deluxe banner. But, we overcame all odds and put a podcast together anyway, hitting the hot games of the week, relevant news... And loads of Wrestlemania chat. Don't worry, wrestling junk is at the end if you're not the kind of person who cares about that stuff.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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865020_largerIn the days leading up to Wrestlemania this Sunday, we recorded a quick podcast with potentially questionable audio quality due to the universally terrible magic of hotel WiFi. Either way, we chat about the hot games of the week, compared FTL to Hodappy Bird, and of course, gave our predictions for what's going to happen to the Yes Movement.

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SpellBounders, Free - Compete against thousands of players in a battle of wits, words, and magic! SpellBounders is a multiplayer fantasy word game from developer InsaneRoot. Use your words to destroy your enemy, unlock new heroes, cast powerful spells, and bask in the glory of victory!

Winner of Apps World 2014 Big Indie Game Pitch! SpellBounders is available now for free on the App Store. Find out more at SpellBounders.com!

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The TouchArcade Show - 148 - A Gauntlet of Bummers

March 28th, 2014 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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855716_largerThe week following GDC, we're still down exactly one Mike Meade, but that doesn't stop Jared and I from recording a rockin' podcast. We talk about Gunnar gaming glasses, Pam's birthday, iOS games, and the ridiculous onslaught of bummer news this week... Including, but not limited to the Threes / 2048 drama and what there is to do about the crazy state of clone madness on the App Store.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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  • Boom Beach [Free]
  • Bad Student Driver [Free]
  • Flappy Golf [Free]
  • Nerdy Workout [Free]
  • Star Wars: Assault Team [Free]

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

FLASHOUT 2, $1.99 - FLASHOUT 2, the sequel to the anti-gravity racer FLASHOUT 3D, is finally here! In FLASHOUT 2, you pilot one of many ultra-fast ships and use your arsenal of rockets, guns, bonuses, and upgrades to fight your way to victory!

FLASHOUT 2 features a redesigned and enhanced Career Mode, massive improvements in steering, physics, opponents' AI, and other gameplay elements, a free Online Multiplayer Mode, and other completely new and exciting game modes.

FLASHOUT 2 also features high-end graphics and supports game controllers. It's available now in the App Store for $2.99 – be sure to check it out!

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945427_larger (1)As we mentioned last week, things were going to be a little weird with this week's episode of the podcast. Jared and I actually recorded this in our hotel room. The audio quality isn't great, but we figured you guys needed something in your podcast feeds. We chat about our favorite games of the week, what we're looking forward to, why Seabeard is so awesome, and my personal highlight: Meeting Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!  

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We'll be back with a full episode next week, so be sure to stick around for that.

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489394_largerWith GDC on the horizon, we recorded a extra long podcast as the environment surrounding GDC isn't the best for podcastin' so I've got no idea what next week's episode is going to be like. This one has it all: Rants on controls, free to play discussion, Flappy Bird, Wrestling, you name it. Two hours and sixteen minutes of it. You better not miss it. Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!  

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CuteEat!, Free - In Two Hit Six's new tower defense game, CuteEat!, your goal is to use up to 7 heroes with unique abilities to eat food and prevent the Waste Legion from wasting any of it. You must leverage the special skills of your heroes across 7 lands, each with their own varieties of food, and 35 tasty levels to defeat the Waste Legion. CuteEat! is available now for iPhone or iPad. What are you waiting for? Go download CuteEat! now for free!

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The TouchArcade Show - 144 - A Very Hodappy Birthday

February 28th, 2014 9:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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It's my birthday today, so we start the show harassing Mikey Shorts developer Mike Meade about not coughing up a premium WWE account login. From there, we move on to the required Flappy Bird discussion before moving right along to how much we're digging Disco Zoo, Out There, and the other games of the week. We hit on all the hot news too, and of course, covering this week's developments in the King.com trademark soap opera.

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Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast.

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Doctor Life, $0.99 - Don’t be fooled by the cuteness! Doctor Life is a challenging simulation game where you play the role of a doctor! You will encounter real diseases and use actual treatments, so don’t be surprised if you see symptoms like pus in urine and blood in stools. Shit just got real! Be sure you’re quick as the more patients you treat in a day, the bigger your combo bonuses are. Earn big cash and attain fame to expand your little clinic into a multi-story hospital!

Doctor Life is available on the App Store as a fully premium game with no in-app purchases for just $2.99. Get it today and start diagnosing!

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887936_largerThis week's podcasts starts with a nice long discussion on emulation, spurred by the recent release of GBA4iOS. From there, we of course talk about the hottest games of the week, including a typical chat on free to play mechanics due to Bug Heroes 2 launching free to play and immediately switching back to paid. All the relevant news is in there too, and we take a break to talk about the Mikey games getting ported to Android.

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Epic Ninja Game, $1.99 - Epic Ninja Game is a new 2D twitch platformer – a retro blast from the past with its 8-bit sound and pixel art graphics. Play one of 90 levels in 3 exciting worlds. The story is in an action-packed comic book spread across the game. Every world has boss fights and many new ways to die!

Epic Ninja Game is available now on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. See the trailer and get it now at www.EpicNinjaGame.com.

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Podcast-Illustration-0121Guys, guess what, I made sure to check my audio settings before recording this week which officially earns me one platinum Flappy Bird medal. This week we talk about the significance of Flappy Bird, the intense themes found inside of the game, and much more. Oh, and cool new games released this week while spending a hefty amount of time talking about dramatic paid to free to play conversions, King's recent activity upping the ante in its trademark wars, and tons more.

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Podcast-Illustration-0121Damn it. There's nothing better than recording an entire podcast and realizing you're recording on the wrong microphone. Seriously, nothing. Anyway, my audio this week is a little on the crazy side. It's not unlistenable, it's just weird. On the up side, it makes the other two musketeers, Jared and Mike, sound really good in comparison. My sincerest apologies, it won't happen again as next week we'll move from a "double check audio" policy to something significantly more severe.

As usual, we've got all the hottest games to talk about this week which includes a lot of Threes!, Final Fantasy, and more.

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While the pickings are pretty slim for iOS 7 controllers that are actually worth buying, things are getting pretty awesome on the software side of things as more and more games that were originally made to be played with controllers slowly begin to get controller support. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] already had controller support, but last night both Sonic the Hedgehog [$2.99] and Sonic CD [$2.99] joined the controller party.

I'm not sure if the Sonic games specifically are worth picking up a controller for, but if you've already got one, the Sonic games are definitely worth playing with proper controls. Additionally, the Sonic games are just worth having anyway, regardless of whether or not you've got a controller to play them with. The love they've gotten by Christian Whitehead and Sega is really remarkable.

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The TouchArcade Show - 140 - Flappy Birdcast

January 31st, 2014 9:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

Podcast-Illustration-0121Another XXL sized Hungry Man™ podcast with extra gravy is coming your way this week, topped with loads of discussion on Flappy Bird and the sheer insanity that surrounds all three of that developer's games being glued to the top half of the top ten free downloads chart. From there, we move on to the coolest games we played this week, even dipping in on some upcoming games chat as Jared has had his greasy hands all over Bug Heroes 2. Of course we round stuff off with the news of the week, including the requisite update of what it is that Nintendo is doing.

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Podcast-Illustration-0121This is a long one, with a lot of oddly on topic random sort of off topic chat about things ranging from the way Apple wants you to launch games to outdoor hockey games to our feelings on Kody from Sister Wives. Of course, like all episodes we discuss the hot games of the week, how TowerMadness 2 can stand out in a crowded genre, and more. Moving on, news is next with tons of stuff happening this week, the biggest story probably being the King.com trademark drama. Be sure to listen.

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Urp!, $1.99 - URP! - the 360 degree puzzle platformer from Crazy Tooth Studio!

Urp must travel from galaxy to galaxy saving planets in this beautiful new game experience for iPhone and iPad. Each level is a 360 degree puzzle!

Both casual gamers and fans of retro platformers will love the Urp! experience. Customize your Urp character: change colors, add accessories, and boost Urp’s powers!

With challenging puzzles and addicting gameplay, Urp offers hours of fun... with some hidden surprises along the way!

For just $1.99 on the App Store you can explore the Urp Universe!

How many planets can you save?

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