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Fancy yourself as a bit of a detective? Want to solve the most ludicrous cases in a world where candy is strictly forbidden? Publisher Chillingo’s latest game takes the simple aspects and ideas of a puzzle game and give it a whole new meaning to the word “depth.” Taking hold of the reigns and steering players in a completely new direction, Another Case Solved [Free] is a humorous light-hearted take on the whodunit genre, with a distinctively interesting variety of puzzles all incorporated and combined into one fine game...

The "Hot Games" list in our TouchArcade app [Free] as well as right on our website is always a great tool for gauging what games our community is currently buzzing about. Over the weekend, the Hot Games list brought Calculords [Free] to my attention, and I'm very thankful that it did. Calculords is the first game from long-time games journalist, comedian, and all-around cool dude Seanbaby, and it's quite impressive for a first effort...

Late last week we told you about a new free to play racer developed by Eutechnyx and Crooz called ACR Drift [Free], and although a bit later than the rest of the week's new releases the game is now available in the App Store. As if the title wasn't a dead giveaway, ACR Drift is a racing game with a big focus on drifting, and the controls have been built specifically for touchscreens with a "swipe to drift" mechanic. It sounds pretty cool, but what really interest me about ACR Drift are its wide selection of vehicles and huge number of customizable parts. Check out the trailer...

If you're anxious to dive into this week's new iOS releases there's at least one game which has jumped the gun and is now available earlier than expected. That game is Appsolute's Fright Fight [Free], an arena fighting game in a similar vein to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. The theme for Fright Fight is classic horror characters, and the initial release of the game features four playable characters: Werewolf, Vampire, Grim Reaper and Yeti. You can get a pretty good idea of Fright Fight by checking out the launch trailer...

Apart from fussing around with the odd flight simulator on my Commodore 64, one of the first flying games I remember spending any real amount of time on was Top Gun for the NES. Like many young boys, I thought planes were pretty cool, and I loved how I could choose which missiles I wanted to take with me. Anyway, this game was one of the ones that was kept at my grandmother's house, so I only got to play it when we went there to visit, but I would almost always play it when we did. There was just one problem with Top Gun, especially if you only got to play it now and then, and if you've played it, you probably know what I'm talking about. At the end of the first level, you're directed to land your jet on an aircraft carrier. The game gives you all kinds of signals and directions that you're supposed to follow, but no matter what I did, that plane crashed almost every single time. I think I landed it once, maybe twice? As a result of this game, I have a mild trauma when it comes to landing an aircraft in video games, but I have discovered some sweet therapy in the form of Any Landing [Free]...

'Second Chance Heroes' Review - Zombies Ate My World Leaders

What if Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the arcade classic Gauntlet were mixed together into one zombie slaying romp? The concept alone would probably win over a decent amount of fans hungry for another old school hack and slash, but fortunately, Second Chance Heroes [$0.99] does a whole lot of things right to help move it out of a niche category and more into the forefront. Most notably, it's free-to-play -- the good kind...

This past November, Rocket City Studios unveiled their upcoming action game Second Chance Heroes [$0.99], and this is just a quick note to let you know that the game is now available worldwide. So what's so great about Second Chance Heroes? Well, it has you playing as various historical characters fighting off "an apocalypse of the absurd." So if you've ever dreamt of playing as a chainsaw-wielding Abe Lincoln or an electrified Nikola Tesla, this is the game for you...

Get 'Tetris' For Free via Apple's Apple Store App

February 14th, 2014 3:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Free, News
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In case you don't already have Tetris [$0.99] on your iPhone, Apple is giving it away for free today in their Apple Store App [Free]. It isn't the first freebie they've offered, as they've given away various books from iBooks before, but it is one worth jumping through the few hoops to grab. Our sister site, MacRumors describes how to find it:..

The App Store is full of weird stuff, I don't think that's a secret to anybody. But just in case you need full-blown proof, check out 進撃の共喰い ~成長する巨人を共食いさせて育成しよう~ [Free] which roughly Google translates to The Attempt to Foster Allowed to Cannibalism to the Giant-eating Co-growth of Advance. It's a game about naked dudes, eating other naked dudes, and then transforming into new types of naked dudes. Essentially it's the same concept of Alpaca Evolution [Free], a game that we similarly fell in love with due to its strangeness during a TA Plays video last year...

'Only One' Review - Here We Are, Born To Be Kings

If you like hacking away at something using a sharpened piece of metal with a handle, you are probably a very happy camper with your mobile device. Perhaps you even think you have all the slice 'n' dice games a person could ever want. I'd like to humbly offer at least one more example for all the up and coming sword-fighters out there, however. Only One [Free] is a pretty fresh take on a genre almost as old as the medium, and it does so without any fancy motion controls or specular lighting. Pick up your sword and get ready for a serious test of your skills, because you are the Only One who can survive. Well, you and, I guess, all the other people who play the game and get good enough at it to win. Probably the Only One Thousand?..

Skydrift [Free] is one of the interesting recently-released games on the App Store right now, and I’m still trying to make sense of it. I’m stunned not just because a game this good is free and devoid of IAP — this is Tyson Kubota’s first game, and it’s a hell of a release — but also because it’s one of the strangest and most beautiful mobile games I’ve played in a while...

If a remake of a historically significant game in one region is finally released for the first time in others and naturally finds itself outdated by more modern takes on the genre, how should it be approached? Banshee's Last Cry [Free] is in a bit of a weird place, to be sure. On the one hand, finally getting such an important game in English is certainly a good thing, especially with the quality of the localization work found here. On the other hand, English gamers have no nostalgia for this game, and in the iOS market in particular, the competition in the interactive fiction genre is absolutely savage...

Like many games bearing the RPG genre tag on the App Store, Elementalist [Free] isn't what you would consider a traditional RPG. There's not much in the way of questing, exploring, or party-building. Instead, the game focuses on the combat, giving you control of a mage who has to cast his or her spells in turn-based battles to take down the monsters threatening the world. The main hook of the game is in the spell-casting itself. Each spell is represented by a symbol, and how well you trace it determines both its power and effects. It's a fun mechanic seen infrequently enough in games that, combined with some decent character building options, makes Elementalist an interesting and enjoyable game, if a little repetitive...

Hey Flappy Bird [Free] fans, the world's current most popular bird has just received a brand new update on iOS. It includes new colors of birds, which appear to just be randomly assigned with each new game. So, if you have a particular affinity for the new red or blue versions, you'll just have to rely on luck in order to play them. The game also features a new night theme, which similarly seems to be random with any given game. The most noticeable different to me is that the green pipes have been revamped, and appear to be much smoother now and not as pixelated. Here's a side-by-side comparison of a screen from the old Flappy Bird and the updated version...

'Spell Quest: Grimm's Journey' Review - Q-U-E-S-T, Done!

One of the more surprising things that the rise of social and casual games has revealed is just how much everyone loves spelling. Where were all of these people when I was looking for Scrabble players? Or was it the fact that I insist on playing the game in the buff to maximize the flow of my chakra? Oh well. Wherever they were at that time, they came out later in full force, and now there are mountains of word games. At first there were mostly knock-offs of Scrabble or Boggle, but as in any competitive genre, everyone started looking for their own spin, leading to some incredibly imaginative variations. Spell Quest: Grimm's Journey [Free] isn't treading on completely new ground, certainly owing a debt to the classic Bookworm Adventures, but thanks to a few good twists and an extremely polished presentation, it more than carves a place for itself...

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