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Coming Tonight: ‘Bike Baron’, ‘Bring Me Sandwiches!!’, ‘Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots’, ‘Mage Gauntlet’, ‘Whale Trail’, and More

It’s been kind of a couple of weeks, what with the release of iOS 5, the iPhone 4S, and developers straying in a big way from the standard Wednesday night onslaught of releases. But, whatever, we’ll soldier on because tonight’s array of games is host to some seriously awesome stuff. Charge up your iTunes account, make yourself a sandwich, walk your dog (if applicable) and do whatever else you need to do before getting down on some serious iOS gaming action tonight. Like previous weeks, all of these games should be released at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier if your iTunes store exists in a region to the east of North America.

Bike Baron, 99¢Forum Thread – There’s been quite a few of these kind of insane motorcycle jumping / obstacle course games on the App Store, but with Mountain Sheep’s involvement, I’m putting my money on this game being something special. If nothing else, the level editor looks like it’s worth the price of admission alone.

Bring Me Sandwiches!!, 99¢Forum Thread – I’m so glad that Adult Swim has gotten into publishing various iOS titles. Monsters Ate My Condo was awesome, and it looks like Bring Me Sandwiches!! is packed with at least a little of the same kind of magic, and sandwiches, lots of sandwiches.

Crazy Escape, 99¢Forum Thread – There’s no shortage of line drawing games of all varieties on the App Store, but I’m not sure there’s been one with a premise as ridiculous as this: You play as a car, apparently filled with penguins, and you use your finger to draw a road to thwart wolves. It’s so silly on so many levels that I don’t know how it can’t be entertaining.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, 99¢Forum Thread – Hey, it’s Fruit Ninja with a movie tie-in and a new game mode. The Bandito mode actually sounds pretty cool and features challenges of increasing difficulty that all use the familiar Fruit Ninja slashing mechanic.

Mage Gauntlet, $1.99Forum Thread – This action RPG from Rocketcat Games is absolutely fantastic. We’ll have a review up for it when it hits the US store tonight, but if you’re at all interested in action RPG’s, don’t miss this game.

Putter King Adventure, 99¢Forum Thread – It’s been a while since we’ve seen another full 3D mini golf game released, and Putter King seems to have everything I look for in a game like this. Crazy holes, multiple game modes, and even… royalty.

Robo5, 99¢Forum Thread – This puzzle platformer looks really cool. Initial impressions from our forums mention a considerable amount of spelling errors, but hey, not everyone is a native English speaker. They’ll be fixed in the first update.

Rope Rescue HD, 99¢ (Universal)Forum Thread – This rope-based puzzler from Chillingo also comes in a iPhone only non-HD version, but since they’re both the same price I’m not sure why you wouldn’t grab the HD version unless you’re seriously low on space.

Whale Trail™, 99¢Forum Thread – This game by ustwo™ is sort of similar to Tiny Wings, flipped upside down, with tons of color, and a whale. For more details, check out our preview.