The Dark Knight Rises, Fieldrunners 2 Lead This Week’s Numerous Hot Game Releases
From anticipated sequels to deliberate rip-offs, this week has got you covered in the App Store… There’s crime fighting, fishing, cow-flinging, and several versions of strategic fighting, so waste no time in seeing what’s available and take your pick!
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises ™ Universal
(4 stars with 7291 Ratings)
Gameloft is back in the movie-to-mobile game business this week again after just releasing Amazing Spiderman (read review) a few weeks ago. If you are going to be waiting in line for The Dark Knight Rises this week, it might not be a bad idea to grab the game just before you head for the theaters.
Fieldrunners 2 iPhone OS
(5 stars with 14154 Ratings)
Subatomic Studios calls this “the biggest sequel in tower defense history,” and it’s hard to argue with them on that… Fieldrunners brought lots of people into the fold of iPhone gaming, so it’s great to see that the sequel will finally be hitting the App Store, and for $2.99. Expect more powerful weapons and even more invading enemies.
Flying Fox Universal
(4 stars with 44 Ratings)
A sly fox with a smart brain is using various gadgets to take away all the chicken. This physics puzzle platformer from Chillingo will test your brain to use various objects and methods to get to the chicken and ship it to your hideout for a huge dinner party.
Pocket Minions Universal
(4.5 stars with 7832 Ratings)
We have seen tower building games before in Tiny Tower. In Pocket Minions, you command a group of tiny minions in a castle. Manage your minions to make them productive and prevent revolts. Defend against dragon attacks with your available minions. If you love strategy sims, take a closer look at this one.
Fishing Superstars : Season 5 Universal
(4 stars with 1775 Ratings)
Fishing and iOS games seem diametrically opposed to one another, but you’d never know it by looking at all the titles available to anglers in the App Store… Fishing Superstars comes to us from GAMEVIL and won’t cost a thing, so try it out if you’re looking to dip a toe into the waters of iPhone fishing.
Pocket Army Universal
(4.5 stars with 13282 Ratings)
A combination of army-buildng and RPG elements, Pine Entertainment promises lots of hack-n-slash and friendly competition. It’s free to play but will definitely come bearing in-app purchases.
Mad Cows Universal
(4 stars with 87 Ratings)
Everplay doesn’t even try to disguise this puzzler as anything but an Angry Birds knock off. In fact, they use taglines like “Don’t get Angry… get even,” and go even further by describing Mad Cows as a “multiplayer spoof of a wildly popular birds vs pigs physics game designed exclusively for iOS!”… So, I think you get the point.
Great Big War Game
Great Big War Game Universal
(4 stars with 784 Ratings)
Here we have some turn-based strategy gaming that appears to be steeped in comedy and battle tactics. It’s a sequel to Great Little War Game, so some of you might know what to expect. GBWG will cost $2.99 and feature 50 single player missions as well as online multiplayer.