Category Archives: Release

Gameloft's original GT Racing [Free] was a great racing game, but, like all two year old 3D games on the App Store is really starting to show its age. GT Racing 2 has been soft launched in Canada for a while now, and just finally showed up in the US store. So, here's a video of us doing a couple of the early races...

Lagging behind the rest of tonight's releases is the collaboration between Disney and Nimblebit, Tiny Death Star [Free]. We've fiddled around with the New Zealand version of the game earlier today, and it's totally fair to describe it as Tiny Tower [Free] with several thick layers of officially branded Star Wars paint. The gameplay essentially remains very similar to the original, but this time around Star Wars fan service is absolutely everywhere...

Back in August, we learned that Chucky, the psychotic doll from the horrible/fantastic Child's Play slasher movies, was getting his own mobile game. And, it was an endless runner no less. Well that game, Chucky's Slash & Dash [Free], is now available in the App Store. The story of Slash & Dash is that Chucky is running through the Good Guy Doll factory where he was made. Of course, as the story goes, "Good Guy" Chucky becomes inhabited with the soul of a serial killer and mayhem ensues. As you run through the factory you'll collect batteries which can be used to purchase upgrades and additional weapons. You'll also run across security guards in the factory which you can swipe to attack and kill in gory fashion...

A little over a month ago, MadFinger Games released a new trailer for their zombie blasting sequel to Dead Trigger, along with a release date of October 23rd. If you don't happen to have a calendar handy, let me help you out: today is October 23rd and Dead Trigger 2 [Free] has officially launched in the App Store...

We just told you about Combat Monsters [Free] yesterday, but Rubicon Development decided to get a leg up on the normal scheduled Wednesday night releases and have released their new game tonight instead. ..

We've found ourselves more interested in Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War [Free] than we typically are when it comes to Mobage's ultra-free to play offerings, because, well, Dungeons & Dragons. It's a great IP with decades worth of history behind it, and it feels like the App Store is perfect for a really awesome title that takes D&D style tabletop game play and uses all the great things that have come of iOS gaming to make something truly great. I'm imagining Pocket Heroes but with a real budget and recognizable IP behind it...

Earlier this week, we posted about a mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins [Free] coming around the same time as its console big brother sometime around the 25th of this month. Well, apparently, that means tonight. It's a free to play brawler that I'm thinking is going to be pretty similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free], as it also will hook up to the console version of the game for some exclusive crossover unlockables...

Kevin Calderone's original Trace [Free] was one of those early App Store games that made you go "aha!" as you realized the sorts of experiences the newfangled touch interface of iOS devices could offer. Trace was a simple game in a visual sense, utilizing a stick-figure main character and level environments that could be confused for grade school refrigerator art, but it had a ton of charm. It was a pretty simplistic game in a mechanical sense too, as the ultimate goal was to get your little stick dude from one side of a level to the endpoint at the other. Along the way there are hazards to negotiate, and you'd accomplish this by literally drawing your own platforms in order to make your way by them. It was a novel idea for iOS at the time, though similar mechanics had been used with the Nintendo DS touchscreen. Still, the original Trace was a simple, clever and challenging title in a burgeoning world of smartphone gaming...

After last week's soft launch in select territories, FIFA 14 [Free] is now available worldwide. Besides a brand new touch control scheme, this year's FIFA offering is also treading new ground by being a free-to-play title. It seems EA is going all in with free-to-play, but while something like Plants vs. Zombies 2 worked out alright, Madden 25 was basically a disaster. In FIFA 14 it seems like they've struck a pretty fair middle ground, offering a limited taste for free and a "full-game" premium unlock for $4.99. IAP currency packs are there, but seem mostly unobtrusive as the point currency is doled out liberally in the additional modes made available through the premium unlock...

'Infinity Blade III' Hits the App Store

What's left to say? Infinity Blade is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) franchises on the App Store, and the final entry in the epic trilogy Infinity Blade III [$6.99] is now available to download. We've already posted our full review, noting that once again the Infinity Blade series has marked the graphical benchmark for iOS games, but also that it brings even more of the fantastic one-on-one battling that has defined the series for the past three years. It's more Infinity Blade, but bigger, better and more beautiful than it's ever been...

Last month Konami announced a new card-battling game based in the Star Wars universe, and today Star Wars Force Collection [Free] has gone live in the App Store. Force Collection allows you to build a team of characters and vehicles spanning all six of the Star Wars movies, and then battle it out by either choosing to play on the side of the Jedi Order or indulge in your inner evil by joining the Dark Side. Beyond that, your cards can be upgraded to expand on each of their unique features and abilities...

If you recall about a month ago we took a brief look at the newest game from developer Color Monkey, makers of the awesome pinball game Revenge of the Rob-O-Bot [$2.99]. Today that game, called Sortle - Get your facts straight! [Free], is now available for the very affordable price of free...

It's a Craft-a-palooza: 'Junk Jack X' Hits the App Store Right Alongside 'Terraria'

Wow, I hope that aspiring crafters have blocked off some vacation days, because not only has Terraria arrived on the App Store but PixBits' highly-anticipated redux of their phenomenal 2D crafting game Junk Jack, called Junk Jack X [$4.99], has just surprise landed on the App Store as well. We just posted yesterday that Junk Jack X was "very close" and PixBits was just getting ready to ship the game off to Apple for approval, with launch likely coming in the next few weeks...

2D "Minecraft-alike" 'Terraria' Hits the App Store

The road that Terraria [$4.99] has taken to get to the App Store has been an interesting one, but at long last the game is finally available on mobile devices worldwide. A touchscreen port of the popular 2D Minecraft-like building game Terraria seemed like a perfect fit, and had been oft-requested even since the original PC launch of the game back in 2011. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network just got the game themselves earlier this year, with a Vita port on the horizon as well. It wasn't until this past May that developer Re-Logic confirmed that Terraria was heading to mobile devices in the summer, and just this week there were whispers that the game was slated for launch this Thursday...

Back in June at E3 we stopped by the Lionel Trains booth and checked out a very cool looking iPad game that had you attacking and defending against bandits along a railway using real-life Lionel train sets. Well, if that caught your attention back then, you should be pleased to know that Lionel Battle Train [Free (HD)] has finally landed on the App Store...

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