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 new twists on the tower defense and endless running genres, plus quite a bit more. These games launch at 8pm PST tonight in the US, and we’ve got the NZ store links and more below.
It’s a simple fact that destroying stuff in videogames is fun. So why not drop a destruction mechanic into an endless running game? In Demolition Dash, you play as Zilla, a monster who’s just woken up after 100,000,000 year sleep, and he wants to play. Unfortunately for humans, his play destroys our cars, billboards, and general living environment. Luckily for us, the destruction is wrapped up in an adorable-looking iOS game.
Price: $0.99 US
Glu’s latest foray into the world of freemium games is called Star Blitz, a spaceship shooter that pits the Galactic Coalition against an invading army of alien scum. This being a freemium game, your ship is extremely upgradeable, from its hull to its weaponry. You can even try out your friends’ ships if you get bored. Check this one out if space combat is up your alley.
To-Fu: The Trials of Chi
Looking at To-Fu: The Trials of Chi, you might think that it’s just another action physics puzzler. And that could be the case, but the screenshots and trailer show a game that looks incredibly polished, with a unique(ish) control mechanic: namely, stretching and launching. The environments look tough, and the tofu-hopping looks like a lot of fun. We’ll be checking this one out tonight.
Price: $0.99 US
The original Touchgrind game had you use two fingers to control a skateboard and make it do cool tricks. This unique control mechanic is back in Touchgrind BMX, but this time you’re controlling a bike, and you’re doing flashy tricks through lush and gorgeous environments. Will the difference be enough to elevate it beyond the original? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Price: $4.99 US
Tower Defense: Lost Earth
Not long ago, it seemed like tower defense games were all developers were interested in making for iOS. Once the market was flooded, however, the genre slowed down a bit. But now Com2us is bringing it back with Tower Defense: Lost Earth, a game that looks polished and possibly a bit overwhelming. But with all of humanity at stake, will you step up to the challenge?
Price: $2.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Tower Defense: Lost Earth developer trailer