Big Game Night: Fieldrunners 2, Sly Fox, and More

Tonight’s a bit disappointing in terms of major new iOS releases. The only big new game launching at 8pm PST is Fieldrunners 2 (which we are very much looking forward to), along with several promising indies and a couple of Chillingo titles. Here are tonight’s most intriguing (if not the biggest) new games.

Fieldrunners 2

The sequel to the game that started the iPhone tower defense craze is finally here! We had a chance to go hands-on with Fieldrunners 2 at E3, and we were extremely impressed. In addition to the beautiful graphics, each level is crafted for maximum strategy and replayability. Check back soon for our full review.

Price: $2.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Fieldrunners review, Fieldrunners 2 hands-on preview

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Sly Fox

Chillingo’s contribution to the iOS gamespace tonight includes Sly Fox and another casual game, Jelly Jumpers. In Sly Fox, you play as a fox who attaches a propeller to his tail so he can fly around and steal chickens. You’ll have to solve some environmental puzzles, like using bombs and boulders to clear a path to your meal. Sly Fox seems cute, but we’ll have to see if the puzzles hold up over the course of the game.

Price: $.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 review

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Pocket Minions

Pocket Minions is a tower-building sim where you have to provide food, shelter, and bathrooms for serfs, peasants, and maids. Eventually, your working class will support a big enough tower so that you can build luxurious quarters for the nobles. If you like sim games like Tiny Tower but want more depth and a clever medieval theme, Pocket Minions is a good one to try out.

Price: $.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Tiny Tower review, The Sims Medieval review

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Mad Cows

Surprise, it’s another Angry Birds-inspired physics puzzler! Mad Cows bears more than a passing resemblance to Rovio’s extremely popular series, but it offers one unique twist: online multiplayer via Game Center. Just like in Worms, you’ll take turns launching attacks at your opponent’s targets. And since it’s asychronous, your opponents don’t have to be online at the same time as you.

Price: $.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Angry Birds Seasons review, Worms review

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Synesthetic

This trippy music game requires you to provide your own levels– namely, the songs from your iTunes playlists. After prepping each song, which only takes a few seconds, you’re blasted into an abstract, technicolor void. You can tilt your device to rotate around the track, avoiding obstacles that are created by the high and low points of your soundtrack. It’s a neat concept, but we’re not sure if Synesthetic manages to rise above the level of an interactive visualizer.

Price: $1.99 US

Get ready by reading/watching: Riddim Ribbon review

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