Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we’ve kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that’s the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week’s new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you’ll be picking up!
Basketball vs Zombies (Free)
A peaceful little town? I don’t think so! The zombie apocalypse is here and you must defend yourself by shooting hoops with their heads… and your trusty baseball bat!
Pack some weapons and have some cruel fun in this apocalyptic basketball game to defend you and your friends!
Forum Thread: Basketball vs Zombies (by Laurent Bakowski)
Choppy Waters (Free)
Swimming cats! Walrus’ with jetpacks! Sharks with lasers!
Choppy Waters is a fresh take on an arcade classic. Swim as far as you can while dodging rocks and anchors in this extremely CHALLENGING, free to play, endless runner. How far can you make it?
Forum Thread: Choppy Waters (by Derek Briggs)
Erica – Interactive Thriller (Free)
Become Erica, a young woman plagued with nightmares, driven by grisly new clues to face past traumatic events. It’s up to you to unearth the shocking truth.
Guide Erica through the story by using your touch to physically interact with her surroundings.
Forum Thread: Erica – Interactive Thriller (by Flavourworks Ltd.)
The Forbidden Arts (Free)
The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire.
Forum Thread: The Forbidden Arts (by Selosoft and Stingbot Games)
Gravity Song (Free)
You will be able to move a ball to any direction just touching the screen. Using this ability, you need to find and pass a portal to escape from a room.
We don’t want to bore you so we have added a lot of lasers, magnets and more interesting things to make a challenging game.
Forum Thread: Gravity Song (by Marc Borras Conte)
Forum Thread: Monster-Land (by BSD)
Neon Beats ($2.99)
Beat your best scores in Neon Beats, a 2D platformer game with rhythm based levels!
You just entered an abstract world and embody a cube moving on a white line.
A relaxing and catchy music starts to play along with colourful shining neon lights all around.
Your first jump, not so difficult, is followed by a swing above sharp spikes and a slide down to the depth.
Deeper you progress in the levels, harder the challenges become.
Forum Thread: Neon Beats (by Plug-In Digital)
Onmyoji: The Card Game (Free)
Onmyoji: The Card Game, a spinoff of Onmyoji, is a duel card mobile game. Hundreds of top painters and voice actors joined forces with the development team to create a paradise of Yokai.
Step into Shinkiro, the mysterious tower ship city, and explore the promised land of Yokai. Here you will have a taste of the Hyakubun—a card game that got the Yokai into a frenzy.
Forum Thread: Onmyoji: The Card Game (by NetEase)
Picnic Penguin (Free)
In Picnic Penguin you can push multiple blocks at a time and rearrange them to open the path and complete the levels. Picnic Penguin is a real treat to enjoy in your spare time! Picnic Penguin features several worlds to unlock with a huge variation of puzzles to solve while finding coins to collect all the skins on the gashapon machine.
Forum Thread: Picnic Penguin (by Neutronized)
The Pillar ($4.99)
Cleverly mixing mystery an puzzle solving, the Pillar takes you deep into an faraway unknown world where you must pay attention to your surroundings in order to find the way to freedom. Exploration goes hand in hand with an open and clear mind as you try to break free from a mythical birdcage and escape.
Forum Thread: The Pillar (by Paper Bunker)
*The only action RPG that that touches you!
*Full 3D Real Action!
Forum Thread: SchoolX (by Heehyeok Chae)
Yankai’s Diamond ($2.99)
Yankai’s Diamond is a love letter to diamonds. A puzzle game with a handcrafted infinity of beautiful levels.
Forum Thread: YANKAI’S DIAMOND (by Kenny Sun)