We’ve got a diverse array of new iOS game releases on tap this week, including the ponderous The Sailor’s Dream from Simogo, deep dive iPad strategy game Battle World: Kronos, and a couple of silly diversions in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire and Super Secret Service. And if you’re planning on seeing Big Hero 6 this weekend, there’s a free companion game that looks like solid fun.
An interactive take on Star Wars, dubstep-drenched shooter Intake, quirky adventure Botanicula, and classic board game port Talisman are the heavier hitters in a busy week for new iOS game debuts — and if you’ve been waiting for the second episode of Republique, it’s available for sale now within the app. Give these new releases a good look and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
Games, games, and more games. While we love us some free and discounted games and have a ton inside, we also love utility and social apps -- and heck, who are we kidding? We love apps of all kinds and functions and if you want to see this week's best app sales, then you've come to the right place.
Sonic the Hedgehog's many previous App Store exploits have all been ports of past favorites or newer multiplatform releases, so to see Sega pursue a brand new mobile experience in the form of Sonic Jump is encouraging. Granted, as you'll notice immediately from the screenshots, "new" may not be the best word to describe a title that pays very obvious tribute to Doodle Jump and its ilk. That's not necessarily a problem, as Namco Bandai showed that such a pairing can work wonders with Pac'n-Jump, but Sonic Jump doesn't quite find the sweet spot between its disparate origins.
It's New iPad day! It's New iPad day! And developers are counting on your itchy fingers waiting to grab some extra fine apps for your New iPad that there's sales galore, so join us in a special New iPad release day edition of Price Drop.
Platformers are experiencing something of a renaissance on the iPhone this month. First we got the superlative League of Evil, followed by The Blocks Cometh [iTunes Link], and now Volcano Escape has hit the scene with an M.O. to change the face of the genre. The unique new platformer from Bravo Game Studios is releasing today across all iOS devices, and from the looks of it Volcano Escape is something like Doodle Jump meets Contra. Which is a very sexy thought.
In yet another display of the massive cultural power of popular iPhone apps, Universal Pictures announced today that they are joining forces with Lima Sky to create new, branded content for Doodle Jump. From the sound of things this may be an ongoing arrangement, but right now it's Universal's upcoming Easter kid's flick, Hop, that is getting integrated with Doodle Jump.