This Week’s Notable New Releases : Casual, Classic & Retro

This Week’s Notable New Releases : Casual, Classic & Retro

With the Memorial Day holiday this past Monday, this week really seemed to fly by. Here are some of the new releases that arrived this week which caught my eye. Let’s start things off with a couple of titles that offer some major fan service to classic arcade game lovers. The first is Retro Dreamer’s latest game Velocispider which is just absolutely brilliant with it’s classic level design, wonderful pixel art and infectious chippy soundtrack. Make sure you read my full review of this fantastic game. Then there is MECAPIX from Massive Finger and Robotalism Games. It is an arcade pixel shooter that plays out on a grid, drawing its inspiration from arcade classics like Space Invaders and Tetris. The game is a lot of fun and I highly recommend at the very least checking out the free lite version. Considered a classic by many, Konami Digital Entertainment released a mobile port of the 1992 X-Men arcade game.

Chillingo has done a nice job of addressing casual gamers this week with a couple new titles. First fans of endurance-style get higher games may want to check out Let’s Jump!, which is already making it’s way up the paid app charts. The publisher also released Feed Me Oil, a physics-based puzzle game available in separate iPhoneand iPad releases, where players must use a variety of tools to get oil from a broken pipe to the mouths of the strange creatures.

However, that’s not all the casual fare that’s worth mentioning. Launching Pad Games released a cute looking arcade game titled Mighty Fin. Using simple touch controls, you must guide your fish, collecting bubbles, leaping over lighthouses, swimming under icebergs, and trying your best not to get eaten by hungry sharks, while attempting to capture the high score. LitFuse released StarWitness, a memory game with a unique graphical style and gameplay that looks reminiscent of the the apple ][e classic Police Sketch Artist. Finally from Spellbound Games we have Dizzy Wizards, a puzzle game inspired by Lemmings and Worms, though a bit gorier. You must guide the lost wizards to their goal, using your various tools, avoiding all manner of gory traps and pitfalls.

Fans of NaturalMotion Games’ Backbreaker Football (and it’s sequel), will be excited to learn that the studio has ditched their cleats for skates and has brought their same fluid game engine to the sport of Hockey in Icebreaker Hockey™ With the Stanley Cup Finals in full swing (go Bruins), it’s the perfect time to deke and spin your way towards the goal and slam the puck into the net.

While I’ve never experienced the MONSTER HUNTER series of games myself, I hear that thay have a HUGE following in Japan. Now Capcom brings the series to iOS with MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting, a gesture controlled fighting game with RPG elements in a similar vein as Infinity Blade. Last but not least we have the 4th episode in the (five episode) inaugural season of Telltale Games’ Back To The Future adventure game series for the iPad. And if you haven’t experienced this series yet, now’s your chance, because Back to the Future Ep 1 HD is FREE through the end of July.

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


Let’s Jump!
99¢

Mighty Fin
99¢

Velocispider
99¢

MECAPIX
99¢

StarWitness
99¢

Feed Me Oil
99¢

Feed Me Oil HD
$1.99

Dizzy Wizards
$1.99

Icebreaker Hockey™
$2.99

X-Men
$2.99

MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting
$4.99

Back to the Future Ep 4 HD
$6.99