Pocket Planes, Temple Run: Brave, and Eager Beaver, all in this week’s Hot New Games in the App Store
So maybe you don’t have the developer beta hook-up and you’re still using a device running iOS 5. Take heart! It turns out everything being released in the App Store is still perfectly suited to your iOS 5 iPads and iPhones, and there are several noteworthy games to check out this week… First we have the Temple Run tie-in for Pixar’s upcoming movie Brave, and then there’s the latest from developers like Chillingo and Ubisoft. Details and trailers below.
Temple Run: Brave
Temple Run: Brave Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4 stars with 25159 Ratings)
If you’re feeling like you’ve mastered the first Temple Run, then Pixar couldn’t have chosen a better time to come out with this Brave tie-in. The game features the same endless running we know and love, but it’s dressed up with Brave-style action moves and visuals. There’s plenty of archery, too, which should make for an interesting run! The game is just 99 cents, and in case you’re wondering, the movie comes out on June 22nd.
Babel Rising 3D
Babel Rising 3D Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4.5 stars with 1038 Ratings)
For $2.99, you can dole out some “divine retribution” in the latest from Ubisoft. The game puts you in the shoes of a “great, almighty, and very angry deity” that uses all kinds of powerful forces to punish the foolish and irreverent humans who are trying to build the tower of Babel.
Eager Beaver Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4 stars with 95 Ratings)
Edgar the Eager Beaver needs your help to build dams in this puzzler. You’ll be doing the work of a whole bunch of beavers as you pile stuff up and stop the flow of water. The graphics looks spectacular and the gameplay unique. You might way to pay a closer look on this one. Chillingo is selling Eager Beaver for 99 cents.
Pocket Planes Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4.5 stars with 116180 Ratings)
This one comes to us from NimbleBit, the makers of Tiny Tower. Pocket Planes is a casual airline sim that challenges you to move people and cargo all over the map. There are a lot of social features built-in, and you can get started with the whole thing for free.
Human Defense Universal (Optimized for Both the iPad and iPhone)
(4 stars with 22 Ratings)
Here’s one for anatomy fans. The game is set right inside some unlucky guy’s digestive system, and it’s your job to combat viruses and take control of the blood flow. Basically, it’s tower defense with a human anatomy theme, and you can experience it for $1.99.