Big Game Night: The Cave, NASCAR, and More

    It’s Big Game Night on the App Store. “What the heck is that,” you say? Wednesday night is usually when major developers release their games 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.

    The Cave

    This point-and-click adventure from Double Fine Productions, the makers of the Monkey Island series, puts you in charge of a team of explorers who venture into– what else– a cave. Inside, you’ll find puzzles and surprising environments like an amusement park and a nuclear research facility. If it’s half as good as The Secret of Monkey Island, chances are you’ll be satisfied.

    Price: $4.99
    App Store Link

    NASCAR: Redline

    Nascar is as American as apple pie and jazz music, so of course there’s an official iOS game. The question is, what took them so long? In this game, you play as a rising star in the Nascar world, working your way from rookie to pro, training your team and sprucing up your car as you go.

    Price: $4.99
    App Store Link


    This old-school style beat-’em-up puts you in the shoes of a pixelated ninja and has you chop, slice, and stab your way through countless enemies using a lifetime’s worth of martial arts training. It’s colorful, fast, and has a seriously cool soundtrack.

    Price: $0.99
    App Store Link

    Transport Tycoon

    This port of a 1994 PC game puts you in charge of a transport company. You’re responsible for building railroads, bridges, and tunnels to make sure passengers and cargo get where they need to go. There’s tons to do in this game, with 49 scenarios, 150 vehicle types, A.I. competitors, and a whole world to traverse.

    Price: $6.99
    App Store Link

    Lead the Brave

    This game might turn out to be a complete waste of time, but it looks so cute we had to include it. The graphics are similar to the original Final Fantasy, but the gameplay is way more simple. Your goal is to lead the adventurer to the treasure chest, but there’s a twist: Every time you push a button, the button moves. That’s it! It’s either brilliant or a catastrophe. We’ll have to wait until tonight to find out which.

    Price: Free
    App Store Link

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