Big Game Night: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, Mage Gauntlet, and More

It’s Wednesday, the biggest night of the week for iOS gamers. That’s because most of the week’s big games launch tonight at 8pm Pacific, 11pm Eastern. This week, we’ve got a movie-tie in, new games from Clickgamer and Adult Swim, and an action-RPG from the creators of Hook Champ.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

Angry Birds have gone to Rio, Doodle Jump hopped last Easter, and now Fruit Ninja has its own CG movie spin-off. Featuring the Antonio Banderas-voiced Puss in Boots character from the Shrek series, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots has you slicing fruit against a fairy-tale backdrop. This version also offers a new mission mode, Bandito, and a store where you can unlock backgrounds and blades from the movie.

Price: $.99 US

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Get ready by reading/watching: Fruit Ninja review, Angry Birds Rio review, Doodle Jump: Hop the Movie review

Mage Gauntlet

We absolutely loved Hook Champ and Super Quickhook, so we’re excited to try RocketCat’s new action-RPG, Mage Gauntlet. Inspired by 16-bit classics like The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana, Mage Gauntlet features the retro graphics, wry humor, and obsession with hats that we’ve come to expect from this developer. Buy it before Sunday and you’ll get a special selection of eight in-game hats!

Price: $1.99 US

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Get ready by reading/watching: Hook Champ review, Super Quickhook review, Mage Gauntlet trailer

Bring Me Sandwiches

Adult Swim and Grumpyface Studios, hot off the heels of the Must Have masterpiece Monsters Ate My Condo!, are releasing another original iOS game tonight. Bring Me Sandwiches is about a fast food clerk who has to serve lunch to a giant, all-devouring alien. Anything that you can fit between two pieces of bread is fair game, including refrigerators, barrels, and cats. We haven’t seen an alien eat a cat sandwich since Alf, so we’re looking forward to playing this bizarre platformer.

Price: $.99 US

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Get ready by reading/watching: Monsters Ate My Condo review


You might recognize Robo5’s crate-sliding puzzle gameplay from Catherine, a bizarre console game with disturbing dream-like sequences. Robo5 drops the psychological torment, but keeps the puzzles. You play as a robot who has to stack and slide boxes in order to make his way to the top. The graphics and animation are top-notch, reminding us a bit of the 2005 CG movie, Robots.

Price: $.99 US

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Get ready by reading/watching: Robo5 trailer


Clickgamer, a division of Chillingo that has previous published Angry Birds and Helsing’s Fire, is bringing the flash game Civiballs to the App Store tonight. You have to sort balls into their proper urns by making Cut The Rope-style snips. Like in many physics puzzlers, getting the timing and order right is the toughest part. Play the game for free on the web, then decide if you want to buy it for your iOS device.

Price: $.99 US

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Get ready by reading/watching: Angry Birds review, Helsing’s Fire review

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