Whether you’re looking for a big-name smash or an intriguing indie, we’ve got a nice blend of both in this week’s App Store release lineup. NBA 2K15 brings big improvements to the hoops series, while Angry Birds Transformers pairs franchises in colorful fashion — but don’t miss Helix or Hyspherical either. We’ll have another batch next Thursday, but these should keep you satisfied for some time.
Showing a bit more ambition than its predecessors, N.O.V.A. 3 aims to be slightly more than a shameless clone of Microsoft's Halo, adding in mechs and jetpacks to the sci-fi shooter along with a bit more personality and environmental variety. It's also quite the looker, with the universal app's gloss shining through brightly, especially on the new iPad. While the campaign proves dull and buggy, the online multiplayer combat is a blast, thanks to varied play modes and added vehicles.