Ten To Watch: Wednesday, August 5th

This week has proved to be quite eventful, with Minigore topping the charts, and Gameloft announcing two big new games. In all this commotion, chances are you need to catch up on what’s new, which is why we compiled our usual list of ten notable releases!

Pac-Man Remix

Price: $5.99

The rotund yellow pill-popper is back for a brand-new iPhone adventure. He’s got some new abilities–like jumping, dashing, and tricking those stupid ghosts with ninja illusions! We’re in the process of reviewing this now and will get back to you soon with an official opinion.

Q*Bert Deluxe

Price: $1.99

It’s arcade classic week on the App Store, apparently. Q*Bert hops onto the scene with his own retro remake, offering up pyramid-climbing goodness with both retro and modernized graphics. Stay tuned for a more comprehensive look.

The Deep Pinball

Price: $0.99

The developers of the wildly popular Wild West Pinball are back with a sequel of sorts, this time with an underwater theme. This stylish pinball table comes packed with treasure chests, a sunken ship, and missions to be completed. With spot-on physics and online leaderboards, this game is a great buy for such a low price.

Match 3D Flick Puzzle

Price: $3.99

As of late, many genres have been being given the 3D treatment (we are thinking Star Defense for tower defense and Itemania for hidden object). Match 3D takes the Match-3 concept and puts a spin on it’¦ literally! The game is home to a plethora of options and twists, and will turn fans of this genre on their head.

Skabooki

Price: $1.99

Skabooki may be one cute voodoo doll, but this game will melt your brain with some mind-bending puzzles. The goal is to remove blocks of the same color in a way that Skabooki falls into the specified hole at the end of the level. As you play, new gameplay mechanics such as blocks that move you one way or another come into play. There is also a story to go along with all this.

Harlem Globetrotters: Spin That Ball

Price: $0.99

This simple microgame comes straight from the lovable Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. The idea is to keep a ball spinning on your fingertip by tilting the device or sliding your finger. It’s simple, but quirky… like cheap entertainment should be.

Cocoto Kit For Kids

Price: $1.99

As the title states, this is a game aimed at young kids as a form of quickie entertainment. It includes six minigames: Balloon-popping, matching shapes, a coloring book, drawing pad, tile matching, and a sound-oriented ‘object explorer.’ There is also a Parents’ Corner, which allows you to set an amount of time the kid can play for and track their progress through stages. The cute art style is a winner, and parents, remember: seeing your child happy is priceless.

Str8ts

Price: $2.99

Str8ts is a unique number puzzle that plays like a crossword mixed with Sudoku. The idea is to make straights, or a series of consecutive numbers, along each line. The numbers don’t need to be in exact order, as long as all the numbers are present. The same number cannot be repeated in the same row or column. Fans of similar games may find themselves a new addiction with Str8ts.

NanoMechs

Price: $0.99

Best described as the DinoSmash of the future, NanoMechs is a multiplayer shooter that is based around laser guns as opposed to ninja swords and hammers. Although it’s stylish, fun, and fast, the game only has local multiplayer and single-player quick play at the moment.

Proto

Price: $0.99

Proto, a military robot that is the only chance for San Francisco’s survival, must chop up monstrous aliens in this flashy side-scroller. There are tons of different weapons to take on enemies, including freeze beams and laser rays. You can also switch into a compact ball to roll underneath the feet of your foes, ala Samus Aran.