Under The Radar: May 3, 2012

Our weekly Under The Radar segment is for those indie iOS games that wouldn’t otherwise get much attention. These games have been selected out of hundreds of new App Store games for their creative concepts, impressive artwork, or fun gameplay. Check out past Under The Radar posts here, or skip straight to the good stuff with our Best Of compilation.

Airport Scanner

Nowadays, going through an airport security checkpoint can be both intimidating and invasive. In this game, you get to be the one responsible for keeping the line moving while sorting out potential terrorists. As passengers place their bags on the scanner, you have to quickly tap on the illegal items, like knives, guns, or explosives. Delay too long, and you’ll break the X-ray machine or cause passengers to miss their flight. This game is loaded with clever digs at the TSA, plus fun extras like a cash-for-justice minigame between levels.

Price: $.99

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Gorilla Smash

While Gorilla Smash looks like yet another Fruit Ninja clone, it’s actually a bit more interesting than that. Instead of swiping onscreen, you have to whirl a heavy flail in a circle, gathering enough speed to smash through heavy objects like chairs and barrels. There are three different gameplay modes, and lots of unlockable backgrounds and flails, so check this one out if you need to release some gorilla-style aggression.

Price: $.99

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Angel Fight HD

If you’re looking for a great fighting game, download King of Fighters-i 2012 or Marvel vs Capcom 2. If you’re looking to mash on the screen while anime girls tear off each others’ clothes, download Angel Fight HD. This fighting game is heavy on the perversion– every character is a buxom female, and each strikes a provocative pose when they’re beaten. The controls aren’t very precise, but if you’re downloading this game just for the sexy graphics, that probably won’t matter much.

Price: Free

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Nanovor

Turns out, all that silicon and glass on Earth weren’t just natural resources– they’re the remnants of an ancient robotic species called Nanovors. You can train, upgrade, and fight your Nanovors just like Pokemon, and take them online to play with others. Since this is a freemium game, you’ll be able to download it initially for nothing, but then pay a little extra to upgrade your attacks faster.

Price: Free

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Star Sloth

In this adorable and strange game, you play as a sleepy sloth on a jet engine, zipping through space. As you fly around, you’ll have to deliver hamburgers to tiny floating spacemen. If you’re not careful, you can hit space debris or miss too many customers. Of all the hamburger-delivering, space-themed sloth games we’ve played, Star Sloth is… well, the only one.

Price: $1.99

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