This Week’s Notable New Releases : The Destructopus, Picazzo & A Spider Named Jack

This Week’s Notable New Releases : The Destructopus, Picazzo & A Spider Named Jack

This week we saw a nice mix of genres, starting with puzzlers like Coatsink Software’s Pinch sequel, Pinch 2 HD (this time for the iPad) and Chillingo’s latest adorable character headlined physics-based puzzler Spider Jack from indie developer MaxNick.

There were also a couple of great looking apps aimed towards younger gamers including Play And Again’s Maths of The Dead, which tests a players ability to quickly solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations to defend the world against a zombie invasion. Polygon Play released Animal Lost, a really cute looking iPad game for kids that features hide and seek style gameplay where children find animal friends, interact with them, and bring them back home. There are also 12 puzzles and plenty of music to keep your children entertained.

Attention match-3 fans, IGS Games’ Panda BBQ, looks like a cute new entry in this somewhat crowded genre, offering special moves, multiple gameplay modes and colorful graphics. For retro gaming fans, Piper Games’ Road Warrior’s brings a comic book style and a variety of fire power to the classic top-down vertical car shooter. Destructopus, from GlitchSoft, is a fun, humorous and offbeat 16-bit beat-em up style game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

PAN Vision AB takes platformers in a whole new direction with their augmented reality platformer, Piclings, which actually let’s you take your own photos and play them as levels! Easytime Studios’ Dragon Chaser looks interesting as it’s multiple gameplay modes make it part platformer, part beat ’em up and part defense game, meaning it should appeal to a broad audience.

Finally we have several titles that will grab the attention of the board gaming crowd. First, Repos Production, brings us an iPhone port of one of my favorite party games, Time’s Up!. If you are unfamiliar with the game, it pits teams of two or more players against one another. A set of famous names is picked which is be the same for each of the game’s three rounds, In each round, one member of a team tries to get his teammates to guess as many of the names as possible in 30 seconds. In the first round almost any kind of clue is allowed, words, sounds, gestures, etc. In the second round, no more than one word can be used for each name, however, unlimited sounds and gestures are allowed. In the final round, no words are allowed what-so-ever.

The other title is Morgan’s Keywords Game, which is a round-based game that utilizes the internet, pitting four friends (or strangers) against one another, with each attempting to form words from a randomly generated set of letters. The catch is, the words you form should be terms that are ‘searched for’ on the website you’ve chosen to play, ie. Google, Wikipedia, etc. With the points awarded based on the actual number of search results and the length of the word.

As always, please leave a comment below letting us know what new releases you picked up this week.


Spider Jack
99¢

Spider Jack HD
$1.99

Panda BBQ
99¢

Road Warriors
99¢

Piclings
99¢

Animal Lost
$1.99

Keywords Game
$1.99

Maths of the Dead
$1.99

Time’s Up! (USA)
$4.99

Dragon Chaser
$1.99

Destructopus!
$1.99

Pinch 2 HD
Free (w/ $4.99 Full Game Unlock DLC)