Reflections On A Year’s Worth Of App Watching – 2010 Edition

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As the year draws to a close I’ve started thinking about my time writing the weekly “10 Games To Watch” article, and I soon realized that I’ve been doing this since May of 2010.  As such I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect back on my first year’s worth of articles and point out some of my biggest hits (and worst misses).  That way, if you’re in need of a few extras games because of some new iTunes gift card burning a hole in your account, you’ll have some idea of the ones you missed that are worth checking into again – or avoiding, as the case may be. Continue reading…

Bug Heroes in Review – Watch Your Step, They’re The Good Guys

An ant, a beetle and a spider walk onto a counter… no, this isn’t the start of some lame story from “1001 Bad Jokes To Tell Your Friends”.  It actually describes the first level of the game Bug Heroes, a fresh take on the castle defense genre… or is it a dual stick shooter with castle defense elements?  Either way it’s a lot of fun, though I’m just a bit disappointed that the difficulty levels aren’t balanced a bit better.  Still, you have to admire the developers for thinking outside the box and making something that actually stands out from the pack.  This game actually suffered a few setbacks before finally seeing release on the App Store, but the end result was worth the wait.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Jan 3 - 9]

Sorry for the absence of a “10 To Watch” article last week, but I could really only come up with 3 or 4 games that I actually wanted to write about.  Thankfully things have picked up a little bit this week.  Those looking for a platform game fix have a few choices this week, most notably the baby carriage tale called Grimm or Capcom’s MaXplosion, where the protagonist can make himself explode.  If you like strategy games you might want to take Metal Brigade Tactics or Ascendancy for a spin.  The RPG fan can take on Com2Us’ latest Inotia yarn, appropriately titled Inotia 3.

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