This week’s 10 New App Store Games to Watch includes bad boy antics, arcade classics and undead kinfolk. From Gameloft we have Gangstar Rio: City Of Saints, the next installment of their “I wanna be like GTA” series. There are plenty of missions, lots of weapons, and even a tank, so I think all you manly types are pretty well set. If you’re nostalgic for the “old days” you can try Asteroids GUNNER for free. It’s a modern take on one of the first space shooters, and it looks to do its predecessor justice. Puzzle fans that are itching to blow zombies away should give Corpse Granny a spin. You’ll control all sorts of items, including 4 different types of fireballs, all in a quest to rid three separate realms of zombie invaders.
This week’s 10 New App Store Games to Watch is for those that feel the need for speed. Invictus released Race Of Champions, a racing game that lets you drive licensed cars on real world tracks to compete in a tournament that will determine the best racer in the world. On the other hand, if you want to feel the excitement of a New York cabbie with a bit more exotic locale you might try Cosmic Cab, the game where your fares are out of this world. If driving vehicles isn’t your thing at all there’s Zombie Parkour Runner HD, a game that requires you to use your athletic skills to outrun hordes of undead that would love nothing better than to eat your brains.
In celebration of the Games category (finally) launching in the Korean App Store, Korean publisher Com2uS has announced that all their non-free iOS games (save for the iPad only versions) are now available for $0.99 for a limited time. Time to pick up titles like Inotia 3: Children of Carnia, Chocolate Tycoon and Puzzle Family for only a buck. The entire list of $0.99 games can be found after the break. You can also check out our interview with Com2uS to learn more about this leading mobile games developer/publisher.
Every once in a while, a game along and makes me truly admire the deviousness of the mind of its creator. The Tower Defense genre, though still relatively young, has probably seen everything but the kitchen sink in terms of gameplay variations. Top and side-view, fixed and open path, lacking in anything but the pure tactical placement of towers and the complete RPG package, rivalling some desktop roleplaying titles. We’ve even had elements of CCG thrown in. Well, Anomaly Warzone Earth HD is the proverbial kitchen sink, turning the genre upside down and inside out.
Seoul, South Korea – innodis Co., Ltd., an established mobile application research and development firm focused on emerging gaming technologies, has today announce the recent update of Defen-G Astro for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.1 or later. As a “Thank You” to Defen-G Astros legions of fans, the games developers also announced that they’ll be giving away a special in-game bonus item – Healing & Shield Potion – to players in celebration of the games update. To get this awesome bonus gamers simply have to rate or review the game after seeing the special giveaway pop up at the end of select stages – 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-3, 3-4 and 3-5 in the full version of the game and stages 2-3, 2-4 and 2-5 in the free version!
This exhilarating strategic defense game turns the tower defense genre on its head, while offering vibrant highly stylized graphics and fresh engaging gameplay. Defen-G Astro challenges players to mastermind the battle to protect the Atea Tower – known as the Tower of Life – by strategically utilizing a wide array of cute yet deadly cartoon warriors to defend it. Updated to maximize the user experience, Defen-G Astro version 1.0.5 now includes partial game localization, retina display support. Defen-G Astro version 1.0.5 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store free of charge in the Games category.
Best described as an eclectic blend of arcade action, strategic problem solving, and engrossing cinematic experience, Defen-G is a mobile adventure like no other. The game is complete with charming warrior characters – each with unique skills and powers, spectacular boss levels, and even a trainable Guardian Angel character that players can bring with them into battle. Competitive gamers can also take a shot at the Defen-G Astro world record by playing the game in Infinity mode and seeing exactly how long they can keep the monsters at bay and Atea Tower safe!
Established in Seoul, South Korea in October 2003, WASAC Research Institute of innodis has been active in the provision for emerging industry trends in the area of game technology. (C) innodis Co., Ltd. 2011. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Zero Workroom today is pleased to announce Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ 1.2.1 for iOS, an update to their US, China, and Hong Kong App Stores Top 20 Adventure Game. A tower defense style game with static defenders and mobile offensive forces, it recreates battles in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China beginning in the year 207 AD. Featuring rich graphics and animation, magic, skills systems, four modes of play, essential cooks who feed the army, different kinds of soldiers, OpenFeint Achievements, and an advanced scoring system, the game will reward players with the intellectual abilities to master its strategies.
Following the course of the ancient Eastern Han Dynasty, Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ recreates the famous battles of social unrest and peasant uprisings. “At the end of the Han Dynasty, as a result of constant change and disturbances within the regime, government was extremely corrupt. Vagrants were everywhere and rioting appeared repeatedly across the kingdom. Local groups of rebellious citizens formed armies and competed with each other for power. You will now be the commander Zhuge Liang in Shu.”
Gameplay involves placing forces and defenses strategically for the type of attack anticipated. In the early part of the game, attacking soldiers are armed only with spears. To recruit defending soldiers, who are archers, it is necessary to have bread to feed them. Therefore, the simple cook becomes an integral part of defense. Each bag of food he produces is worth 25 points, and archers can be procured for 100 points. Still, another cook is only 50 points.
Soon, it becomes clear that the more cooks the player has on the board the more points are automatically generated at set intervals. However, the cooks are defenseless. Players must find a balance between having many cooks and paying for soldiers to defend them. Archers require 10-25 shots to kill each spear-carrying infantry soldier advancing across the field of battle from right to left, and it takes approximately 60 seconds for each soldier to reach the defensive lines. As the game continues, more possibilities open up. In addition to an archer or a cook, players can soon redeem points for defensive soldiers with shields, buried spike defenses, etc.
Timing and coordination are also important in the game, as after a player has placed anything on the board, it requires about 10 seconds until they can again redeem points to place another item of the same kind on the board. In addition, bags of food produced by each cook appear at intervals on the board beside them, and the player must touch the bag to deposit it in his treasury. Skills icons also appear randomly on the board and must be touched to be accumulated as points. The four skills give the player control over wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. Each lightning bolt requires 100 skills points and can kill an enemy soldier anywhere.
Following the four directions on the compass, there are also four weather conditions for battle and four modes of play, which include: Adventure, Mini-Game, Survival, and Nightmare. Within any mode, the scoring system evaluates the conditions of battle in scoring, creating always new, challenging gameplay.
* Control the deployment and placement of defensive forces
* Command the army and manage supplies to feed them
* Decide quickly on a strategy depending on the attack
* Fight battles with dozens of soldiers on the board
* Summon magic skills to help defeat the enemy
* Receive advice and news from counselors
* Compete through OpenFeint Achievements
* Displays perfectly on all iOS devices – Universal App
“It is rare for a Strategy/Adventure Game to rise to the Top 20 in both the US and China,” commented Jinqi Pang of Zero Workroom. “We are very gratified that our efforts have met with such success in both our country and the US.”
* US English and Chinese
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 108 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Castle Attack – Ultimate HD+ 1.2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Diamonds, which can be redeemed in higher levels of gameplay, are available as an in-app purchase.
Based in ShenZhen, China, Zero Workroom is a Communication Technologies company focusing on mobile application development and operation. Founded by Jinqi Pang, they are committed to mobile, Internet, and 3G services, application software development, and research. Copyright (C) 2010- 2011 Zero Workroom All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
Bologna, Italy – NuOxygen Game Publishing today is pleased to announce that Monster Trouble HD is Free!
The multi-touch implementation of the “Game of the Week” created by the company that reinvented the Tower Defense genre brings real time action and strategy in a fully and smooth 3D addictive game.
Monster Trouble HD is Free on the App Store!
* Celebrating The Upcoming Release Of 3 New Games On October
* All games are for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch
* Special Lite versions will be also for iPhone 3G Download
* Ikaro Racing
* Magic Formula
* Simple Racing
About the games :
Ikaro Racing is a unique air racing game. Instead of squeaking wheels, iPad gamers can expect turbulent neck-to-neck duels with agile racing airplanes.
The game has been designed by the studio Magic Dream Games, offering racing fans a completely new game experience. The worldwide release is scheduled for October 13th, 2011.
On as much challenging as varied air curses, pilots fight against each other.
Thereby you cross tremendous dusty canyons and impressive cities or pass with breakneck stunts the checkpoints over a moony island. A dynamic weather system adds even more excitement to the race. Suddently starting snowfall or an upcoming thunderstorm can bring your certain believed pole position in great danger.
This game has been designed by MNZ software around the principles of problem solving, and is one of those games that make you take a deep breath and then yell at the top of your lungs when you still can’t figure out how to move forward, but then it clicks, the light comes through, and you feel the satisfaction that only a well-crafted puzzle can provide. The worldwide release is scheduled for October 13th, 2011.
Magic formula is a puzzle game designed specifically for iPhone and iPad, characterized by an intuitive and funny gameplay, which never ceases to surprise the player for the depth and the apparent simplicity of its levels.
Car racing game by MNZ software. 3D style from the top, working in a 2D gameplay with micro cars racing agains you on different tracks. Movement is controlled by the accelerometer and the game has a pretty look and a balanced gameplay.
Based in Bologna, Italy, NuOxygen is an internationally focused publisher of videogames and tools situated in Bologna, Italy and is working with four videogame studios capable of high level productions. NuOxygen specializes in the publication of interactive entertainment software and graphic tools but provides also commercial and industrial Apps. An ambitious team with long-time experience in the game industry, an innovative corporate concept, and a strong network of global partners are NuOxygen’s great advantages.Copyright (C) 2011 NuOxygen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Seoul, Korea – Wizdom Studio Inc., a preeminent game developer, has today announced the launch of a recently updated version of Alien Raid for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.0 or later. A strategic shooting defense game that’s at once exhilarating and mentally engaging, version 1.1 of this game was released to resolve a number of minor bugs and improve the overall quality of the gameplay experience. Touted as the best shooting defense game on iTunes, Alien Raid charges players with defending their world from one onslaught of annoying aliens after another. Alien Raid version 1.1 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99 in the Games category.
The first game to blend concepts from the tower defense genre together with classic arcade shooting bashes, Alien Raid offers players enough diverse stages, gaming modes, and alien goons to keep anyone entertained day in and day out. To play, users strategically set up guns at one end of the game field and wait for the alien attack. If they’ve done their job right, and chosen the right types of guns, the incoming aliens won’t stand a chance! The game includes endless, target practice, and sequence (story) modes for users to choose from for diversity as well.
Alien Raid incorporates vibrant stylized design to immerse users in a whacky cartoonish world, and comes complete with engaging narratives to give the game great context as well. To make it accessible to novice users, Alien Raid features both beginner and expert modes of play too. There’s not many games on the App Store that have the power to thrill and puzzle mobile gamers quite like Alien Raid, and now boasting a new update, its better than ever before!
Founded in Seoul, Korea, Wizdom Studios is comprised of a team of professionals who are committed to creating purely original and endlessly playable mobile games for iOS consumers the world over. Copyright (C) 2011 Wizdom Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Odessa, Ukraine – Synaptic Wave is glad to announce that an updated version of Tesla Wars was recently released. It should be noted that according to the tradition, the updated version is free for a limited time.
Tesla Wars is a game in a very popular genre “tower defense”. Player will have to resist the onslaught of a huge number of enemies armed with almost all types of weapons – from guns to missiles. But he will get help of unique and powerful Specials, such as freeze or earthquake.
In version 2.5.0 player will meet with 4 new kinds of enemies.
Grasshopper uses a very lightweight propeller helicopter with the pedal motor. It’s armed with powerful missiles that’s why, in order to reduce the weight, it isn’t armored.
In contrast Steel Hornet is a perfectly armored helicopter. This unmanned helicopter can use both guns and missiles in full automatic mode therefore it’s one of the most dangerous enemies.
Scorpion is the first kind of enemy on SUV. The characteristics of his Hummer allow him to shoot only when he stops.
And the last new enemy – Mad Mantis – is really dreadful commando who armed submachine guns with very high rate of fire. By the way he is genetically insusceptible to fear.
* Exciting gameplay with incredible number of levels
* Unique playing world with excellent graphics
* 11 kinds of enemies requiring individual combat tactics
* 9 unique Specials
* 100 upgrading levels of Specials
* More than 25 Achievements
* OpenFeint & Game Center integration with full support of Achievements and Leaderboards
* Facebook & Twitter integration
* Up to 10 in-game user profiles
* Possibility to play music from iPod’s Library
* Ability to change the color of blood
“Player does not know how to fight against new enemies,” says the leading developer Pavel Tarabrin. – “Therefore, it makes gameplay even more exciting and more interesting”.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Tesla Wars 2.5.0 for iPhone/iPod and Tesla Wars HD for iPad is now free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.
Synaptic Wave is an independent development company founded in 2009. With a focus on entertainment, Synaptic Wave creates various gaming and business apps for the Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Synaptic Wave. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Tower defense fans can revel in evil a little bit this week with the release of Tiny Heroes, a game that actually lets you play the bad guy and set all kinds of devilish traps to thwart the poor unsuspecting heroes. Time management fans can mix it up a bit by either expanding their temporary residential knowledge with Hotel Dash 2 or refining their monster breeding skills with Monster Pet Shop. If you’re a racing fan you can get down and dirty with Race Illegal: High Speed 3D or maybe try something a little bit more cerebral with Grand Prix Story, the latest in the “story” series of 8-bit looking menu driven sims.