Wednesday is Big Game Night here at Slide To Play, as the biggest iOS games launch right before Apple updates their weekly App Store lists. This week, we’ve got a few sequels, but also a few interesting new games featuring hipsters and tiny soldiers. These games launch at 8pm PST tonight in the US, and we’ve got the NZ store links and more below.
Simogo knocked it out of the park with their last game, Kosmo Spin. Now, they want to take you on a drive through old-timey streets. In Bumpy Road, you move a car by pressing on the screen, causing the ground to rise up. Piano accompaniments and other creative touches make this high-score game seem like a solid follow-up.
Price: $2.99 US
Chaos Rings Omega
The original Chaos Rings was one of our top games of 2010, but we’re not quite sure what to expect from this sequel/ spin-off. Among the listed features are a brand-new story, refined gameplay, Retina graphics, and in an August update, Japanese voice-acting. One thing’s for sure: it’s got a high price.
Price: $11.99 US
Though it’s from mega-publisher Electronic Arts, Draw Jump manages to feel like an indie game. The graphics are cute and have a hands-drawn look, much like the original Doodle Jump, and the concept of drawing in your own platforms works pretty well. We even like the way that the levels change as you advance, like in Ninjatown: Trees of Doom.
Price: $.99 US
Hipster City Cycle
Oh, hipsters. With their outrageous facial hair, swap meet fashion sense, and fixation with fixie bikes, they’re just ripe for mocking. In this game, you play as a trust fund baby whose whole goal in life is to throw expensive parties, ride his bike, and make friends with other self-centered hipsters. We love the humor and graphics, so it’s fair to say this game offers “new age fun with a vintage feel”.
Price: $1.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Being a D***head’s Cool music video
Army men are much less threatening when they’re shrunk down to toy size. In this game, you have to purchase units and send them marching towards the other end of the battlefield, your desk. The cartoon graphics are adorable, and it’s fun upgrading all the different units, but we wish the game was made up of individual levels instead of one big battle.
Price: $.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Trenches review
TNA Wrestling Impact!
We got our hands on TNA Wrestling Impact! at a Namco event earlier this year. The most interesting aspects of the game, to us, are the extensive roster of current and classic wrestlers, a custom wrestler mode, and online multiplayer through Game Center.
Price: $4.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: TNA Wrestling Impact! hands-on preview and video