Big Game Night: Spider-Man, Cthulhu, and More

Get ready to open your wallets, because it’s another terrific week to be an iOS gamer. Major games launching tonight at 8pm Pacific include Gameloft’s open-world take on The Amazing Spider-Man, an oldschool-style RPG starring everyone’s favorite squid-faced cosmic entity, plus a lot more. Read on for your advance look at the biggest games coming tonight.

The Amazing Spider-Man

To coincide with the Spider-Man reboot kicking off at the movies next week, Gameloft is releasing an open-world take on the web-slinger tonight. We got our hands on The Amazing Spider-Man at E3, and enjoyed our time swinging around the city and delivering beatdowns to deserving thugs. We’re looking forward to diving in to the full experience tonight when the game hits the US App Store.

Price: $6.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: The Amazing Spider-Man hands-on preview, Spider-Man Total Mayhem review

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Chasing Yello

In Chasing Yello, you control a poor little fish trying to escape the clutches of a sadistic kid named Mathilda. To coin a phrase, the game is a top-down auto-swimmer in which you tilt your device to steer and swipe to make the lovable Yello jump or dive to avoid obstacles as well as the psychotic child. We’re big fans of Saving Yello, the previous game in the series, and we’re looking forward to trying this one out tonight.

Price: $0.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Saving Yello review, Demolition Dash review

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Cthulu Saves the World

Cthulu Saves the World is a port of an old school-style RPG that originally appeared on Steam and the Xbox Live Indie channel. In it, you play as Cthulhu, Lovecraft’s creeptastic space god, and you need to prove you’re a hero in order to escape imprisonment by a holy wizard. The game is full of humor, retro-style role-playing, and fourth wall-breaking zaniness. They promise 6 – 10 hours of gameplay, which isn’t bad for a pocket-sized RPG. Pick this one up for a laugh.

Price: $2.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land review, Cthulu Saves the World PC version trailer

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Dynamite Jack

In Dynamite Jack you play as a soldier who’s been captured by the enemy and forced to work in a mine. As the game starts, you make a run for it and have to stealthily avoid guards as you climb your way up the levels of the mine toward freedom. Each level is a dark room populated with patrolling guards, and you need to find a flashlight, bombs, and key cards in order to progress toward the exit, all while either avoiding enemies or blowing them to pieces.

Price: $2.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Galcon review, Galcon Labs review

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Frisbee Forever 2

The goal in Frisbee Forever 2 looks to be the same as it was in the original game: use tilt to guide a Frisbee through hoops, while collecting the stars along the way. The fun of the first game was in the level design and colorful graphics, and the sequel appears to more than live up to its predecessor in these departments. Best of all, the game will be free to download when it lands on the App Store tonight.

Price: Free

Get ready by reading/watching: Frisbee Forever review

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Kingdom Rush

To this day Kingdom Rush stands as one of the best tower defense games on the iPad. Tonight, it finally arrives for the iPhone as well. Kingdom Rush has just about everything you could want in a tower defense game, plus great art, cool hand-to-hand combat, and epic special abilities like meteor strikes you can call in. The game plays great on the iPad, and we’re pumped to see how it works on the smaller screen.

Price: $0.99

Get ready by reading/watching: Kingdom Rush iPad review

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