Big Game Night: Fish Out of Water, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, and More

Need a mid-week boost to see you through to the weekend? The App Store has you covered. Every Wednesday night, some of the week’s biggest games launch at 8pm PST, so that they can be featured by Apple on Thursdays. These are just a few of the big new games launching tonight, so click ahead for your pre-release coverage and early iTunes links!

Fish Out of Water

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Halfbrick’s latest follow-up to Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride is a simple game of skipping fish across the waves. You pick up one of six differently-shaped sea creatures, fling them, and then tap to jump a little further and collect more points. By itself, this concept may be simple, but Fish Out of Water also adds league scores, a dynamic weather system, and judgmental crabs. The concept is basic enough for anyone to pick up, but there also seem to be rewards for playing continuously and with a lot of skill.

Get ready by reading: Fish Out of Water Hands-On Preview, Interview with Halfbrick’s Luke Muscat

Price: $.99 US

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Cut the Rope: Time Travel

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Om Nom travels through time in this follow-up to one of our favorites series on iOS. On his journeys, he’ll encounter ancestral versions of himself, like Viking or Pirate Om Noms. Two Om Noms mean you have to feed the candy to two hungry monsters at once, and Om Nom’s new time controls will let you freeze candy in mid-air. If you enjoyed the wacky Experiments spin-off, these new puzzles will likely satisfy your appetite.

Get ready by reading: Cut the Rope review, Cut the Rope Experiments review, Zeptolab Announces Cut the Rope: Time Travel

Price: $.99 US

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Monkey Boxing

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Monkey Boxing is the latest from the studio behind Aralon and Ravensword, but it’s a bit of a departure from their RPG roots. There’s one button to punch and another to block, and additional onscreen prompts will tell you when your monkey can wind up for a special attack. The 3D graphics make this the best-looking monkey boxing game on the App Store, though there’s not a lot of competition, and the multiplayer mode is goofy fun.

Get ready by reading: Hands-On With Upcoming Games from Crescent Moon, First Look: Monkey Boxing

Price: $2.99 US

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Ark of Sinners

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Bulkypix’s latest 2D action-platformer is based off the roleplaying tabletop game Anima: Beyond Fantasy. You play as a Celia, a warrior who finds herself in the city of Ark, missing her companion Nemo. Using simple controls, you can hack and slash your way through freakish brutes. The backgrounds are colorful and complex, and the storyline seems interesting, but we’re not sure yet if Celia’s adventure stands out just in terms of pure gameplay.

Get ready by reading: Kung-Fu Rabbit review

Price: $2.99 US

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run

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Tonight, Nickelodeon is releasing their first official TMNT game, Rooftop Run. You can play as any of the four turtles in what appears to be a typical auto-running game, with some tap-based combat elements. If you’re like us, and haven’t paid much attention to the turtles since the 1980s, you might be surprised to see some of the modern updates the series has received, like replacing the “cowabunga!” catchphrase with “booyakasha!”

Get ready by reading: Spongebob’s Super Bouncy Fun Time review, Garfield’s Trivia Party review

Price: $1.99 US

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  • pholly

    For the first time in a long time I might actually buy something this week, I love Cut the Rope and Halfbrick.

  • http://twitter.com/ETC37 Erik Carlson

    Can’t wait for the new Cut the Rope, and that Ark of Sinners looks promising.

  • Riker

    shame star command isn’t out tonight

    • http://twitter.com/ETC37 Erik Carlson

      I’m honestly convinced that Star Command is going to be the iOS version of Duke Nukem: Forever. Vaporware.

      • pholly

        Duke Nukem Forever was released so its not vaporware, where do you get your info?

  • http://twitter.com/ETC37 Erik Carlson

    Hey everyone, I just saw that the sequel They Need to be Fed 2 came out this week! I loved the first one.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/they-need-to-be-fed-2/id629297621?mt=8