Working my way up the list in order of price, I’ll kick things off with the free to play RPG title, Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering. Players can select one of five warriors and do battle with over 100 “horrifying beasts and complete perilous quests on their way to an epic final battle against the formidable demon”. Featuring Retina iPad graphics, 12 classes of armor, a large selection of items and weapons, including 12 fighting spells and 30 levels of progression for your hero, not to mention the FREE price tag, Juggernaut seems like a safe pickup for any RPG fans.
Another freebie is Namco Networks’s accelerometer -based casual top-down 3D platformer, Rocket Fox. Simply tilt your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to guide Guy (Fox) as he rides fireworks from flowerocket to flowerocket trying to reach the target.
My Little Hero is an interesting looking 3D adventure/puzzle game published by NCsoft. When a boy’s best friend Pinky, gets kidnapped by the evil Boogeyman, he dons his cardboard box helmet, grabs his sword and heads off through the doors of his bedroom closet, on a quest to save his buddy. At a launch sale price of 99¢ this may be one to pick up sooner than later.
Origin8 returns to the App Store with a departure from their popular Sentinel series. Tractor Trails is a cute take on a classic casual puzzle game, which has you trying to figure out the best path to lead a friendly tractor around the farm to plant as many trees as possible. This universal app has 130 levels, iCloud support for progress syncing, Game Center achievements and leaderboards, unlockable upgrades and some adorable graphics. I’ve already been playing a bit of this and at just 99¢ Tractor Trails offers up a good deal of family friendly entertainment.
As for some of the most prolific publishers on the App Store…
Chillingo’s sole new release this week is Robbery Bob™, which appears to be a stealth game along the same lines as SPY Mouse, except that you aren’t drawing paths, but rather using a virtual d-pad instead. Triniti Interactive’s latest is an endless vertical tilt-controled coin collector appropriately called, MiniFlyer. It has a variety of game modes, avatars, and Game Center leaderboards and achievements to keep things interesting.
Got kids? There are a number of new titles coming that might interest your little ones.
Animal Trackers is a cute game where you have to track down a variety of animals (go figure) by following the foot-prints, paw-prints, or hoof-prints, before the trail goes cold. There is an easy mode for young kids and a number of obstacles and more to keep the game’s 50 levels interesting for older players as well. PikPok is back with an adventure game for kids, based on DreamWork’s How To Train a Dragon property. In DreamWorks Dragons: TapDragonDrop you play as Toothless and Hiccup as you explore the Dragon world, rescuing sheep, using all manor of Viking tools.
Warner Bros. returns with their second LEGO Harry Potter title, this time covering years 5-7. Continuing the fun Lego-filled gameplay of the first game, this sequel let’s you experience Harry’s final years at Hogwarts and the big final showdown with (he who shall not be named). There is also a Dueling Club expansion available (I believe as an extra IAP) that let’s you master your skills against powerful wizards like Professor Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lord Voldemort and more.
Finally, we round out the new releases with the top-down path/strategy game Brainsss. Instead of trying to stop a zombie invasion, you are actually controlling a heard of zombies, trying to infect and recruit as many poor souls as you can. As a fan of most things zombie-related, this looks like it could be a good deal of fun.
SNK PLAYMORE launches a new version of their button mashing 2D on on one brawler, THE KING OF FIGHTERS i 2012. Offering up an astounding 32 playable characters as well as six single-player game modes and an online VS mode (via WiFi), THE KING OF FIGHTERS i 2012 looks like a strong competitor for STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT and MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2, especially now that MvC2 is up to $6.99.