Every week, out of the hundreds of new apps that hit the App Store, we pick a handful of the most promising indie games. Click ahead for this week’s Under The Radar.
From Pinball HD makers Gameprom, Battle Slugs is a tricky puzzle game starring spineless slugs. You have to either jump your slugs to a new space, or have them divide into two and take an adjacent space. Every time you occupy a new space, you’ll convert the opposing slugs, but your opponent can do the same to you. Even on easy mode, this great-looking game is a challenge.
Due to a science experiment gone horribly wrong, all of your farm’s animals have turned into bloodthirsty zombies. Only one creature was made stronger by the experiment: Lamebo, the lamb. You can fight off zombies by tapping on the screen, but the real fun is in saving up enough money for a flamethrower or shotgun.
In this Unreal Engine-powered game, you have to defend your innocent sheep from hungry wolves. You can slash at the wolves with a rake to knock them out, or collect enough wool from your fuzzy friends to buy some more effective weapons. The 3D graphics are outstanding, but someone with a basic understanding of English should have probably done the translation.
Sure, you could buy licensed arcade games on the App Store, or you could just buy this 5-in-1 collection of knock-offs. This pack contains a Match-3 game, two shooters, and a few other recognizable clones. While we like the concept of five different cheap-o arcade games in one pack, the lack of online leaderboards is disappointing.
Push Cars is a new puzzle game from the creator of Time Geeks: Find All! Your job is to direct traffic so that the cars either escape unharmed, or pile up in a big wreck, depending on what type they are. Like in Trainyard, timing your cars to narrowly collide or avoid each other is the biggest challenge. We also enjoyed this game’s amusing original soundtrack and Retina-compatible graphics.