It’s another one of those crazy release weeks where more new iOS games hit the App Store than I know what to do with. It’s even worse this week as cool stuff has been trickling out since late last week and over the weekend. I’m personally most excited for Heroes of Loot 2 as it’s an improved sequel to one of my all-tie favorites, as is the Game Boy-esque Metroidvania-style action platformer 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again. And that’s just the beginning of stuff I’m interested in picking up. So check out the full list below and let us know what YOU, everyday average TouchArcade reader, are picking up this week.
Tap to raise letters. Hold to lower them. Work your way through the alphabet to build the biggest and best words you can — but don’t leave any tiles lonely!
“Shane McCafferty’s best word game yet, and I should know.” – Shane McCafferty
From the creator of Word Forward, the challenging word puzzle game with more than a million downloads, comes AlphaPit — a new word game about depth and loneliness. Cycle through the alphabet to remove tiles by spelling words, but be careful not to abandon any tiles on their own. You’ll need to use every last time if you want to solve the puzzle.
Forum Thread: AlphaPit (By Shane McCafferty)
BlazBlue RR – Real Action Game” is a revolutionary 2D side-scrolling fighting game on mobile platform. With its exquisite 2D graphics, orthodox fighting experience and character voices contributed by famous Japanese voice actors, this game is truly a work of art and will leave players awestruck. Another remarkable feature of the game is its unique control system, stylish yet easy to master, this brand new touch-and-swipe control system will surely bring the ultimate fighting game experience to the players.
Forum Thread: BlazBlue RR – the Real Action Game (by 91Act.com)
Twist and turn two balls to avoid getting hit by an onslaught of incoming blocks. Experience one of the most intense and brutally difficult games you will ever come across.
With several modes to unlock, patterns to master, and the constant desire to achieve a higher score, Block Havoc provides an endless amount of entertainment. Perfect to play in any situation, whether it’s a quick 5 minute break, or an hour long session of deep immersion.
Block Havoc will leave you dazed with its mesmerizing patterns, unforgiving difficulty, and will surely improve your reaction time as you attempt to survive in the beautiful mess of blocks.
Forum Thread: Block Havoc (By Dodo Built)
Blocko is a super fun minimalist puzzle game featuring 90 uniquely crafted levels.
The objective is to get the red block to the blue block. Are you up for the challenge?
Forum Thread: Blocko. (GalacticThumb and LTM)
Cat Knight Story
Say hello to a BRAND NEW and exciting action platformer Cat Knight Story ! Push your skills to the limit as you jump, fly and flip your way through dangerous traps and monsters. Better hurry. You don’t want to keep a princess waiting
_Beautiful pixel art style
_Simple one touch control
_12 handcraft levels including 4 awesome bosses fights
_Many inspired Trap and monsters.
_Fun and Challenging time mode
Forum Thread: Cat Knight Story (by Asuragame)
Cow Dash is a retro, one-button action platform game with a dash of puzzle solving.
Help your Cow run through over 50 levels and reach the portal in time. The game play is simple, touch the screen to jump and hold to jump higher. Sounds simple? Well there is also a time limit, which you can increase by eating the fruits scattered over the levels. The Cow you are controlling runs with determination, the only way to change direction is to hit a wall or obstacle.
Can you beat all the levels and stop the Cattleclysm and Ragnar Ox?
Forum Thread: Cow Dash (by Niklas Istenes)
A crowdfunding hit finally released. In the far-space colonies the corporate war for resources continues.
▣ BOT mode – Fight against AI
□ PVP mode – Coming soon!
» Addictive match modes:
▣ Team Deathmatch
▣ Capture The Flag
▣ Last Man Standing
□ Infestation – (Coming soon!)
Forum Thread: Decompression (By PlayWay)
Find the light of hope in the dark shadow upon the continent of Sephiroth. Soar through the moments of crisis as a true leader of the heroes.
Desperate Heroes is an action game that you can enjoy the fight and configure the heroes of your own party band consisting of four heroes in a lot of heroes. You can play your own style as you want. If you want to play strategic play, we recommend you to choose the wizard and archer. If you want to take thrilling battle action, a team of Berserker and Knight may suit your style.
When you’re ready to battle, jump into the enemy’s center quickly and get out of there in dangerous moment. Quick movement and powerful skills will let you feel the heart of battlefield. This will all unfold in desperate moments in your palm. Be a true leader.
Forum Thread: Desperate Heroes (by Oddy Arts)
Detective In The Crime Scene
You are the detective in charge of investigating a murder case. A criminal gang is threatening your city!
“Detective in the Crime Scene" is a casual, story driven, adventure game where to send to jail the criminals you will have to match three or more elements of the same type in succession to complete the level. You have to find clues, the murder weapon and the witness of the crime to trap criminals.
To match three or more items together you have to use logic, be careful how the gems come down, this will allow you to combine many elements in succession and make more points.
Dungeons of Chaos Unity Edition
Dungeons of Chaos is a retro-style 2D RPG that takes you on an epic journey with numerous spells, skills and tactical combat to employ in order to win the battle against evil. Huge locations to explore (both unique and randomised). Totally ad-free.
Upon popular request, this is the uniform phone/table and re-polished version of a Dec 2014 (iPad-only) App, that had 4.9 / 5.0 star rating on the US Apple store.
Forum Thread: Dungeons of Chaos UNITY EDITION (by Volker Elzner)
Flick Soccer France 2016
Play soccer with ultimate control and realistic ball physics. Do you have the skill to be a world class player?
Five addicting game modes including nail-biting free kicks, arcade style target practice, and showing off your soccer skills in the crossbar challenge.
The beautiful game is more dazzling than ever with all new graphics for 2016. New players and fields, different times of day, weather conditions including rain and snow, new ball designs, uniforms and player animations.
Forum Thread: Flick Soccer France 2016 (by Full Fat Games)
A procedurally generated puzzle game with infinite levels! (Actually only about 4.3 billion, but who’s counting?) Move the cube structure so its base matches the marked area and move onto the next level. Can you make it to the last level? (Unless you are immortal, you cannot.) Watch out for lasers!
Stuck? Use the automated Twitter-based hint system! Tweet something like “Hey @flipominos! I’m stuck on level 123!” Full details here: umtc.co/fliphint
Forum Thread: Flipominos (by Ultramegatronic)
How about helping chicken float instead of crossing the road?
Meet the FLOATIES, a group of 4 differently-colored characters that must be helped to stay alive in their endless floating adventure.
Tap your way to a record-setting number of floats with over 40 different characters ranging from from clumsy chicken to ferocious dinosaurs while dodging crazy and unexpected obstacles. With an endless gameplay, Floaties will keep you hooked as you travel 8 different worlds filled with specific obstacles. All you have to do is tap to keep the characters floating, but the easy controls are balanced by an almost impossible gameplay. Dare to take this challenge?
Forum Thread: Floaties – Endless Flying Game (By ElitApps)
FPAH: Foul Play Air Hockey – iPhone Edition
FPAH is a player-versus-player air hockey you can play as foul as you want.. = )
Lead your mallet on the whole rink, not just on your side.
Snatch mallet from the opponent’s hand.
Fight for the puck at the boards.
Bring the skittle!
Originally made for iPad now available for your iPhone! (Unless you have the 3.5-Inch one)
Forum Thread: FPAH: Foul Play Air Hockey – iPhone Edition
Fury Roads Survivor
Escape is for chickens! Take the chance to FIGHT for your life in this charged-up, ENDLESS arcade, free roaming racing game.
Select your POST-APOCALYPTIC modified vehicle and drive it through the deserted ruins of a wasted world, while trying to defend yourself from the motorized oil-cultist SCAVENGERS hunting to seize your FUEL… and your flesh! Only a mad man can do it! Are you mad enough?
BE MAD OR BE DEAD!
Forum Thread: Fury Roads Survivor (By Tiny Games)
Heroes of Loot 2
After their job, of keeping the dungeons in balance, was done, our heroes needed a new job. Roaming the lands they found a call for heroes, a castle in need, possible even a damsel in distress?
Pick two heroes to take into the adventure, controlling both heroes and using their special skills to navigate the dangerous castle hallways, rooms and floors. Switching between the two characters to solve quests, puzzles, and of course clear the dungeons of all evil.
Forum Thread: Heroes of Loot 2 (by Orangepixel)
Hurdle Turtle Forever
Hurdle Turtle is back! For this turtle, it’s all about pure speed and sweet spin jumps! Compete in the ultimate hurdle challenge in this survival marathon of madness!
– Kratos, the God of War, makes his App Store debut!
– Remastered HD graphics!
– Master the hurdles with new touch-based controls and double jumps!
– Lots of new characters and returning fan favourites!
– Pick up coins on the track to unlock new tracks and characters!
– Tons of planned free updates with new characters, tracks and surprises including guest stars!*
Forum Thread: Hurdle Turtle Forever (by Holmade Games)
Independence Day: Resurgence Battle Heroes
Earth stands united! Join the combat ranks of the Earth Space Defense and protect the world from the alien invasion! Create the ultimate military fleet, and use the latest hybrid alien technology to win battles across the Solar System.
– Assemble the best ESD Squadron of advanced fighter jets and support vehicles by using hybrid alien tech & weaponry
– Experiment with different combinations and make the best use of your squad-members abilities
– Recruit elite pilots, including veterans of the War of 1996 and heroes of the ESD!
– Launch special attacks or support your squad with each of your pilot’s unique hybrid fighter’s
– Salvage valuable tech from the wreckage of your enemies and use them to upgrade your arsenal
– Unlock special weapons like Cold Fusion Warheads and Alien Laser Cannons for the ultimate firepower
– Challenge other ESD Squadron Leaders to show off your skills, learn new tactics, and climb to the top of the leaderboards
– The time has come to protect ourselves again from annihilation. Are you up to the task?
Johnny Why Are You Late?
Get to play as a husband who is late for work as you tumble around your house picking up items and solving puzzles.
What happened the morning you were late for work? In this funny point and click room escape game you have to use things inside your house to figure out how to solve the current condition. You must also combine certain items, solve puzzles and more!
Try to get 5 achievements and set the best in the online leaderboard.
Forum Thread: Johnny Why Are You Late (by Keybol)
Its time to get your skis on for an extreme downhill challenge!
Tap the screen to make the skier jump over and through obstacles…its as easy as that… or is it?
Unlock a selection of crazy snowbound characters.
Completely Free. No Adverts and No in-app purchases.
Forum Thread: JumpSki (by Pixlmojo)
A highly addictive 8-bit platform runner style game for all ages. Easy to play, yet difficult to master, with a nod to the retro games of the 80’s and 90’s. Built on muscle-memory this simple and entertaining game will keep you jumping for hours! More at jurassicjump.com!
Forum Thread: Jurassic Jump – (by Jurassic June)
Tap, tap and keep it up! Help Raul, Violet, Sydney and their team to become the best jugglers in the world!
• Learn 34 different tricks
• Test your skills in 650 challenges
• Experience beautiful HD graphics
• Challenge your friends and compete against other teams
• Visit Paris, New York, Dubai and Shanghai
• Customize your character and unlock tons of soccer balls
And remember – practice makes perfect!
Forum Thread: Kickerinho World (by Tabasco Interactive)
Let’s Go Run Around
Run, jump and play like never before.
Meet Mike Space, Frankie and Deep 9 as you push yourself to the edge of the screen for hours of fun and challenging gameplay. How many levels you can complete in this all new action platformer.
Forum Thread: Let’s Go Run Around (by Cobra Mobile Limited)
Mahluk: Dark Demon
Mahluk is an hack and slash platformer game that includes the pixel art style.
Run, jump and slash your way through a vast world of platforming challenges and embark on an epic adventure! The mobile hack and slash adventure game and a 2d pixel platformer, now also available for phones and tablets.Help him on his adventure to stand against darkness and bring back the peace and serenity that once was.
Forum Thread: Mahluk: Dark demon (By Serkan Bakar)
Play Neo Wars now! A sci-fi node-based RTS game with deep tactical gameplay.
Land your harvester on a planet to gather its resources. Connect to an empty resource field to take it over, and build an efficient distribution network between your harvesters. But beware, you are not alone.
Up to 3 enemy AI players battle with you for the last remaining harvester on the planet surface. Be smart and quick to achieve a glorious victory. Use different upgrades, buffs and debuffs to gain the edge over your enemies.
The game has a unique payment model, we call “Free2Paid”. With every IAP or watched ad, you not only get rewarding items in return, but fill up a bar that unlocks an ad and IAP-free version of the game.
Forum Thread: NeoWars (By Matthias Schindler)
One Hundred Ways
100 (115!) tricky levels to solve One Hundred Ways. The goal – to make the ball reach its goal – sounds simple – but it is not! To solve the levels, there are some tools available. Sometimes one needs to think outside the box to overcome obstacles. In December the game got a 15 level upgrade for more fun!
Forum Thread: One Hundred Ways (By Sunlight Games)
The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt
Hail to the Captain!
Sail into the heart of the Caribbean in the Age of Piracy – the time of black flags and white skulls, blue waves and golden opportunities.
Hoist the Jolly Roger and grab the steering wheel to sail through battles and raids, ransoms and treasures, to become the Crimson King of the Antilles!
Forum Thread: The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt (by Home Net Games)
Plane Wars 2
Large-scale air battles again on your device. Plane Wars 2 – sequel to the popular real-time strategy.
Immerse yourself in this dystopian military strategy to seize enemy structures using tactics and determination.
It offers 7-10 hours of gameplay, as well as new types of bases and completely new levels compared to the previous games.
Forum Thread: Plane Wars 2 (by Vladyslav Vikulov)
EVADE SHARP TEETH!!!
Touch the screen to evade the sharp teeth!
Do not be caught to the big mouth, and bound on between left and right walls.
Get the stars and buy other characters and big mouths.
And, show off your points on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere you want.
Forum Thread: Pocket Pong(By BeLaziest)
Rule with an Iron Fish
Become the greatest pirate captain that ever fished! Add more pirates to your burgeoning island town! Listen to all their nonsensical complaints! Fish in ludicrous locations like swamps, active volcanoes and the sky!
Relaxing, addictive fishing gameplay
6 gorgeous, otherworldly fishing environments
Catch 108 hand-painted, scientifically-inaccurate fish
Throw rotten fish at your rivals!
Unlock town features like an aquarium, farm, restaurant and hacker cave!
Decorate your house with unsettling trophies!
Forum Thread: Rule with an Iron Fish (by Kestrel Games)
Get yourself a plane and fly through the wild blue yonder! Take on missions for the Hunters Association, explore the world and battle monsters. Create your very own team of helpers, mercenaries and apprentices, and head out on expeditions!
If a monster appears during an expedition, choose a card and attack! Will you use a Recovery Card? Maybe an Attack Card? Refine your strategy and fight wisely!
Monsters feature Wind, Water, Lightning or Earth alignments, so choose a compatible weapon before taking on each enemy. Of course, each pilot’s skills are also important. Develop your character with various training exercises, and learn new skills that will aid you while exploring this dangerous land!
At the fabled New World, you can join up with other players and go on expeditions. There are many powerful monsters, so you probably won’t stand a chance on your own. Push forward by helping each other!
So, can you bring peace to the Uncivilized Land? Good luck!
Forum Thread: Skyforce Unite! (by Kairosoft Games)
Soccer Spin 2D
Soccer Spin is a football match simulation in new simple way. However, the additional goals simulating scoring add new flavor to the game. The whole point of the competition is to get a higher score than your opponent. Move vertically a rectangular bar that simulates a ping pong paddle. Your task is to bounce the ball so that the opponent can’t direct it back to your side. If you’re successful, you score. The bar enables you to bounce the ball in different directions. Put backspin on your ball and rotate it. Surprise the opponent. The ball keeps getting faster during the rally which makes the competition exciting and lets you enjoy it even more. Check how absorbing it is.
The game offers you a really great fun.
Forum Thread: Soccer Spin 2D (by Tomasz Lewandowski)
Choose your favourite national team and win the World Cup in this fast paced retro style soccer game.
-Awesome ball physics
-Different game modes: Friendly Match, World/Euro/America Cup, Training, Two players
-Play both sides or let the computer play for you
-Play with or without fans
-Different team strengths
-and many more
Forum Thread: Soccer Wars! (by Enano Games)
Experience the re-created childhood classic table game. Springs Football is the physics based table football game that will bring back the good memories. Pull the spring to make a pass or shoot for the goal!
Five game modes to choose from:
– Quick game
– Split screen (2 players on the same device)
– Multiplayer (2 players over internet)
Forum Thread: Springs Football (by Pass Time Coders)
[Storm Persuader] is a Japanese stylized fantasy 2D turn-based action mobile game that combines several essential elements of a fantasy world with an addictive storyline and character setting. Thus bringing out an attractive magical fantasy world to the players. This game retains the traditional style of turn-based battle while it also introduce many brand new gameplay elements such as exquisite heroes, refined ancient god’s suit, having legendary creatures as mounts and more. Mythical beasts, unearthly magic, and goddesses are all waiting for you to discover!
Forum Thread: Storm Persuader (by Eyou US)
Super Lynx Rush
Super Lynx Rush is an indie 2D platform game. You need kill or avoid the enemies. Find coins and a lot of hidden objects. Collect clocks to stay alive.
· 20 levels (20 more in progress).
· 4 worlds to discover!
· Stylish and retro pixel art graphics!
· Precise and soft controls in landscape orientation.
· Game Center Leaderboard.
Forum Thread: Super Lynx Rush (by PixelBestiary)
Connect the numbers that add up to the target sum as fast as you can in this math-based race against time!.
SUUM comes with 3 fun and challenging game modes that will put your brain to the test
Math-Athlete: You will get extra time for each chain. How long can you last?
Time Rush: 120 seconds to prove your math skills!
Training: Practice with the same target sum.
Forum Thread: Suum (by Roshka Studios)
Tank Combat: Future Battles
Welcome to your new single player 3D tank battle game.
Future battles are coming! Select your tank and direct it into the deadly combat against dangerous enemies, making them burn one by one, as you fight your way through intense battle tank missions. Fight in epic skirmishes where you attack enemies tanks, bases, convoys and protect yours. Earn money for a battles and upgrade destructive powers and skin of your combat tank or buy a new one! Select a type of the missions on your own.
Your combat tank is waiting. Victory will come!
Forum Thread: Tank Combat : Future Battles (by Warlock Studio)
Defend your fort by destroying skeletons with the magic of the 5 elements! Do you love Fire and Balls and want to relax a bit? Then play Wizard Swipe and throw Fireballs at skeletons!
• Simple control! Fling fireballs by swiping, or hold them to get a powerful blast!
• Enormous talent tree! Become a master of all five elements: fire, ice, air, acid and lightning!
• You won’t get bored! The levels are generated from scratch every time!
• Unlimited amount of levels! You get bigger rewards and stronger monsters the further you progress!
• Do you want to show your skill? Complete objectives and get additional rewards!
• Levels with bosses! Choose a specific tactic and defeat them with the help of guile and spell combos.
• Are you still wondering if it’s worth playing? Try it – it’s free!
Forum Thread: Wizard Swipe (By niceplay games)
2-bit Cowboy Rides Again
When the bandits bust out of jail, it’s up to you, Sheriff, to round ’em up. Journey across vast plains on your trusty steed. Dive into flooded town ruins. Take on mini missions to earn extra cash, then spend it on fancy hats and shiny belt buckles. Gamble at casinos and drink at saloons. The legend of the Old West rides again!
Forum Thread: 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again (by Crescent Moon Games)
6180 The Moon
Let’s super high jump through the screen!
6180 the moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting the top and bottom of the screen. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of “slipping" to death.
In addition to the unique gameplay, 6180 the moon delivers a unique storyline. The Sun has gone. The Moon sets off on a journey to find the Sun. Along the journey will be hazardous courses and deep realizations.
Forum Thread: 6180 the moon (By Turtle Cream)
70 seconds is a mind blowing brain challenge game from the creation of SAB Games!
It is the New generation puzzle and the ultimate battle game for the whole family and friends.
No frills. Just speed, breathtaking levels and positive energy.
Get your fingers ready for the next chalenge as you can be the fastest person in the world.
Keep training to touch the screen as fast as you can, play against the best players in the world and break their record.
Get over 25 miniature games in one and only one minute to win each!
Make sure to be the first in the rating list.
Forum Thread: 70 seconds (by Anton Stepanov)