4:33 Creative Lab wowed the iOS gaming community with their spooky, convoluted Secret of Chateau de Moreau, and now they’ve aimed to impress another group of game fans: RPG lovers. Their new App Store launch, Epic Hearts, couldn’t be more different than its adventure mystery predecessor, other than being equally outstanding in its field. 4:33 has shown it’s good at delivering a narrative that engages gamers, and it lives up to its sterling reputation with EpicHearts as well.
Jelly Oasis’ Lich Defense joins the horde of tower defense games currently fighting for precedence in the iTunes App Store. Plenty of Lich Defense is by-the-book tower defense (done very well), but the game does pack in a few tidbits that are a pleasant surprise for lovers of this genre.
Vitusoft’s playing hardball with their new 3D pitching and hitting-centric baseball game iOS app, Wannabat Season Plus. Oozing street-smart style and an urban attitude, Wannabat is a fast-paced take on baseball that promises to woo many an iOS game fanatic—not just sports fans.
Finally, a social network game that keeps on keeping on. SNGs are such a rollercoaster for me—instant addiction, but then the inevitable click-click-wait-click grind. There’s a cure for that now, though, and it’s called Keri Racing, a new social network game from Neowiz Internet that is a balm for boredom in the realm of SNGs.
Mobicle’s new game, Bloody Western, is one of the best new social games to launch in the App Store this season, and it’s bound to equal and outpace many other games for guys with its gritty, gunslinging attitude.
Collect what it takes to summon monsters, pit them against one another, and dominate the legendary Montowers. That’s the idea behind Buffstone’s recently launched MonTowers – Legend of Summoners digital collectible card game, and it’s an addictive addition to the iTunes App Store.
Brandnew Boy from Oozoo offers Unreal Engine-powered 3D martial arts mayhem in a beautifully animated package for iOS. Thanks to that much-lauded Unreal Engine and some twisted art direction, Brandnew Boy is more than fun; it’s exceptional. Facing off against up to five opponents at one time, no lag, flashy fighting styles, and a seriously spooky (and sometimes strangely silly) anime aesthetic all add up to an incredible action experience.
Help Purple for iPhone and iPod touch combines puzzles, mini-games, collecting, and problem-solving, creating a one of a kind iOS gaming experience. It’s one of the few adventure games I’ve played on iOS that has a natural sense of exploration about it. And at the current sale price of $0.99, Help Purple won’t knock a hole in your apps budget.
Zombies love brains, but the glut of mediocre zombie games in the App Store makes me think that perhaps zombie game developers are eating theirs instead of using them. Happily for us all, there’s a new zombie game out from GOGN Entertainment which appeals beyond the inclusion of zombies.
If you’re not familiar with Crystal War, the original, here’s the breakdown: Humans and goblins are in direct (and I mean direct) competition over “crystals,” apparently the most critical natural resource in this particular universe. Mining crystal has become an act of war, practically speaking. So what are you going to do? Mine crystal, of course.