Big Game Night: Star Horizon, TriBlaster, and More

    As you may already know, Wednesday night is when most of the biggest games are set loose on the App Store, in hopes that Apple will give them a coveted feature slot tomorrow. Below, we’ve selected our picks for the biggest games hitting the market tonight at 11 p.m. EST.

    Adventure Beaks

    In the mood for a colorful, tough auto-runner? Adventure Beaks has you covered. Your job is to assemble a team of penguins to explore standard video game environments like ancient ruins and underwater danger zones. With plenty of levels and even more ways to dress up your penguin, Adventure Beaks looks promising– and you can’t beat the price.

    Price: Free
    App Store Link

    Roll Back Home

    If it’s not obvious from the title, this game, which looks like an animated doodle on graph paper, has you tilt to control a ball and direct it back home. Physics play a big part, and you’ll do standard platforming things like riding in mine carts and solving puzzles to progress. Still, the graphics caught our eye and we’re looking forward to trying it out.

    Price: $1.99
    App Store Link

    Star Horizon

    Based on the gorgeous trailer, Star Horizon looks like an HD version of Star Fox, but without all the animals. In their place is John, a star fighter in a galactic war who’s ready to kick butt and take names. This is the game we’re most excited about tonight.

    Price: $3.99
    App Store Link

    Tiny City

    The App Store description doesn’t try to sell this one very hard: “Tiny City— the latest town building sim for your mobile.” But it looks a lot like SimCity, which means it could be really good. You take control of a tiny town and turn it into a sprawling metropolis. Nothing wrong with that–unless the free-to-play trappings get in the way.

    Price: Free
    App Store Link


    This retro shooter uses vector graphics and fast gameplay to transport you back to the early days of arcade gaming. You play as a triangle that rolls around, shooting at blocks that travel down vertical lanes. With 100 levels and super tough gameplay, this one could be a blast.

    Price: $0.99
    App Store Link

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