Freebie of the Day: Squids Wild West

Squids, a well crafted turn-based strategy game that first hit iOS back in late 2011, remains one of my favorites in the genre. Now, its equally fun sequel Squids Wild West (TMA review), has gone completely free on the App Store (was $1.99).

SQUIDS Wild West has a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of heroes for challenging turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimp! This sequel is even better than the original, with many surprises in store: devious new enemies, four new playable characters, and nearly twice as many levels. You can even ride seahorses into battle!

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Squids in Review – Tactical strategy meets your average slingshot

Unlike my wife, I’m not a huge fan of seafood. All those tentacles and scales – yuck. But what I do like is tactical strategy games, especially if there’s a bit of RPG element tucked in. Well it just so happens that an indie dev by the name of The Game Bakers have cooked up something for me to make even all the slimy creatures quite acceptable, at least in digital form. I’m talking about the unique iOS action strategy game Squids.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Oct. 10 – 16]

I almost thought it was the holiday season with all the quality looking games that came out last week.  As always, though, I managed to pair my list down to the ten I thought were the most intriguing – or at least that provided enough details for me to talk about!  First off we have Advena, the new action / RPG game from Gamevil.  This one actually boasts a party of 5 characters, and gives you the ability to take control of any one of them at any time!   For those of you platform fans that feel restricted by the typical run and jump formula, there’s Scribblenauts Remix.  Every puzzle has multiple solutions, and those solutions come from your imagination.   Finally, intergalactic explorer wannabes might be able to find their space legs in Starbase Orion.  It sounds like a pretty comprehensive 4X strategy game that might set a new trend in pricing for quality iPhone games that don’t come from big name developers.

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