Like Friday for movies and Tuesday for DVDs and consoles games, Wednesday has become the big release night for iOS games. Tonight, we’ve got a surly cop on iPad, a boomstick-happy time-traveler, and a lot more interesting new games for your consideration. Read on for your buyer’s guide.
Army of Darkness Defense
Alright, you primitive screwheads, listen up! One of the most quotable, campy action movies of all time is being turned into a castle defense game by Paper Toss developer Backflip Studios. You play as Ash, armed with both a shotgun and chainsaw, as you have to defend the Necronomicon from an army of the undead. This game is filled with lines from the movie and all the standard castle defense features, like upgradeable weapons and fighters.
Get ready by reading/watching: Army of Darkness Defense hands-on preview and video, Army of Darkness Defense trailer
Hector: Badge of Carnage for iPad
Last summer we were graced with the first game in the Hector series. Hector’s not your typical public servant– he’s loud, crude, and deeply unhappy. In this episode, he has to stop a sniper by, among other things, electrocuting a teenager, demolishing a sex shop, and making shady deals in the park. This iPad version, ported by Telltale, should look great on the bigger screen.
Supermarket Mania 2
The latest in a long line of successful “girl power” time management games, in Supermarket Mania 2 you play as Nikki, the owner of a brand new grocery store. Your goal is to keep the shelves stocked and customers happy. If you loved the first game, or similar time management games like Diner Dash and Sally’s Spa, this is more of the same cheerfully frantic gameplay.
Catch The Candy
This puzzle game from Bulkypix sounds like it’s just another clone of Cut the Rope, but it’s got entirely different gameplay mechanics. You play as a monster after candy, sure, but you can move your monster around the screen by using his sticky appendage. Tap and hold on the screen to move objects or pull yourself to where you want to go. Though it’s a bit on the easy side, this is a fine casual puzzler with a great deal of charm.
Get ready by reading/watching: Cut The Rope review
Golden Axe 3
Sega’s classic hack-‘n-slash series is back, with its third installment on iOS. Unfortunately, it too has been ported using Sega’s shoddy Genesis emulator. Not to prejudge the quality of the game without playing it, but we’ve seen enough Genesis classics ported to iOS using this emulator to feel safe predicting that Golden Axe 3 will prove to be at least a slightly clunky experience. Will the melee-filled gameplay save the experience? We’ll have to wait and see.