Big Game Night: Agent Dash, Monster Life, and More

    Every Wednesday night, we take a sneak peek at the New Zealand App Store to see which games will launch in the US tonight at 8pm PST. Tonight’s lineup includes brand-new games from Full Fat, Gameloft, Bulkypix, FDG, and Chillingo, so you have plenty of options when it comes to spending your money. Read on for our previews, info, and links!

    Agent Dash

    Full Fat, the developer of iOS hits like Flick Golf and Coin Drop, are releasing a free auto-running game tonight called Agent Dash. Agent Dash is similar in concept to games like Temple Run, where you have to avoid obstacles while trying to reach a high score. Agent Dash is a free download, and the Incredibles-style artwork and music are sure to hook millions of players.

    Price: Free

    Get ready by reading/watching: Flick Golf review, Coin Drop review, Temple Run review

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    Monster Life

    Monster Life is an ambitious freemium game from Gameloft. It appears to be a combination of a Farmville-like city-building sim and a Pokemon-like fighting game, with the papercraft visual style of Paper Monsters. Gameloft recently released a freemium city-building game based on the new Ice Age movie, which is our best clue as to how this game will play.

    Price: Free

    Get ready by reading/watching: Ice Age Village review, Paper Monsters review

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    Carrot Watch!

    Carrot Watch! from Bulkypix is a tower defense game with a view from the side, just like the Defender Chronicles series. Carrot Watch pits bunnies against foxes in a battle over a stash of carrots. The art style seems promising, and we enjoyed Bulkypix’s recent bunny-themed Kung Fu Rabbit, but we’re not sure yet if this game can stand out from other tower defense games.

    Price: $.99 US

    Get ready by reading/watching: Defender Chronicles review, Kung Fu Rabbit review

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    Chicken Raid

    If there’s a lesson to be learned from the App Store, it’s that birds are dynamite for business. FDG’s latest game, Chicken Raid, borrows a few ideas from Angry Birds, in that you have to use destructive physics to clear every animal from the screen. You do this by removing objects one at a time, causing a chain reaction. if you enjoyed FDG’s puzzle game Cover Orange or Bulkypix’s Saving Private Sheep, you’ll probably want to check out Chicken Raid as well. Plus, the trailer is hilarious!

    Price: $.99 US

    Get ready by reading/watching: Cover Orange review, Saving Private Sheep review, Chicken Raid trailer

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    Commando Jack

    Have you ever felt a bit too detached from the action in a tower defense game? Commando Jack’s twist is that you can jump into a turret to mow down bad guys yourself. This is a Chillingo game, so you can expect a certain level of polish, like cartoonish graphics and a three-star rating system for each level.

    Price: $.99 US

    Get ready by reading/watching: Fieldrunners 2 review

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