Cut the Rope: Time Travel, Fish Out of Water, Ark of Sinners, and More in the App Store’s Hot New Games
The list of new releases in the App Store is full of recognizable names this week. Whether it’s the latest from Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride), a new installment in the Cut the Rope series, or a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game—you’ll find it by using your iOS device to head to the App Store and start shopping. Read on for trailers and details.
Ark of Sinners
Ark of Sinners Advance Universal
(4 stars with 19 User Ratings)
Fans of the tabletop game Anima: Beyond Fantasy should be flocking to this action-platformer from Bulkypix. It features a 2D art style and tells the story of a female warrior named Celia who is searching the city of Ark for a companion named Nemo. Pick it up for $2.99.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run Universal
(3.5 stars with 8175 User Ratings)
Finally, an official TMNT game in the App Store. Nickelodeon took their sweet time in getting this one out, but Rooftop Run is now available for just $1.99. It features auto-running gameplay mixed with combat, and of course you get to select your favorite turtle character.
Cut the Rope: Time Travel
Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD iPad Only
(4.5 stars with 2148 User Ratings)
Many of you have missed Om Nom, but the little green guy is back and he’s ready to travel through time in the latest 99-cent installment ($2.99 for iPad version). Expect some mind-bending confrontations as Om Nom comes across other versions of himself in his journey through time.
Cut the Rope: Time Travel iPhone iOS
(5 stars with 6167 User Ratings)
Fish Out of Water
Fish Out Of Water! Universal
(4.5 stars with 3120 User Ratings)
We pity developers like Halfbrick who face the challenge of trying to top their earlier work like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Really, how do you do better? In Halfbrick’s case, it appears their strategy is to keep things simple, so Fish Out of Water will have you playing as a fish and skipping across waves while handling obstacles like weather and crabs. Check it out for 99 cents.
Bookworm Heroes Universal
(4.5 stars with 20017 User Ratings)
It’s time for more turn-based word battles with your friends. If you haven’t had enough Scrabble-style gameplay lately, Bookworm Heroes should do the trick. It’s free to play, so even if the genre feels worn it won’t hurt to give it a go.
Vendetta Online iPad Only
(3.5 stars with 94 User Ratings)
For those who are ready to dive into a huge space MMO for iOS, look no further than Vendetta Online. It introduces an interesting pricing model that lets you pay 99 cents for one month with the game (and another 99 cents per month after that). Vendetta Online will have to be pretty great to retain players from month to month, but we’re not ruling that possibility out based on first impressions.