New At Eleven : Animals and Army Men

New At Eleven : Animals and Army Men

Puzzle fans will be happy to see a load of 99¢ casual titles hitting the App Store this evening.

Out of iTunes credit? Why not enjoy one of the new free-to-play titles.

Are you a schemer and a planner? Well, there are also a number of great looking strategy game, the most anticipated of which is Subatomic Studios follow up to the massive 2008 hit Fieldrunners. How the App Store landscape has changed since then! Will Fieldrunners 2 have the fire power to compete in today’s marketplace, I guess we’ll find out tonight.

Check out these trailers and let us know which of these games you’ll be buying at 11pm EST tonight.

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Jelly Jumpers
Chillingo Ltd

Free

This is a cute looking free-to-play, arcade jumping game featuring rotating platforms. Not unlike last week’s notable new release, Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam<./a>. If you are into this type of game, then here’s another one for you to try out for FREE.


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Pocket Army
Pine Entertainment

Free

Pocket Army is the much-anticipated free-to-play RPG/army-building/hack and slash questing game from Pine Entertainment. “Play with your friends, build your army and lead them in frantic real-time battle against evils of ever-increasing power. Pocket Army features over 120 unique story campaigns, battle in beautifully hand-painted backgrounds spanning many distinct locations.”


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Fishing Superstars
GAMEVIL Inc.

Free

GAMEVIL offers up an all-new free-to-play fishing experience.which they claim “has the most realistic touch and balancing controls”. I haven’t fished since I was a little kid, so I’ll be picking this one up for a fun little worm-free trip down memory lane.


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Sly Fox
Chillingo Ltd

99¢

This new puzzle platformer looks a bit like Fox & The Hound meets Angry Birds. I suspect this will be another rather successful title for Chillingo


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Splash !!!
Croissant production

99¢

This is an adorable-looking a physics-based puzzle game where a panda rides on soap bubbles, trying to saving rubber duckies. (You had me at ‘panda riding soap bubbles’). The layout gives me a little of Cut the Rope vibe (though there appears to be no cutting, nor rope). I have a feeling that this may be one of those games where the cute graphics lull you into a false sense of security, and collecting all the stars may be tougher than it looks.


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Follow The Rabbit
Armor Games Inc

99¢

Usually you can count on quality titles from Armor Games, and it looks like this newly published blocky puzzle game will keep up that trend. A rabbit-shaped block is dropping coins and its up to you to “Hop, Dodge and Fly through 5 worlds and over 100 levels” while you try to recover the coins and make your way safely past all manner of baddy.


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Mad Cows
Everplay

99¢

As best as I can tell, Mad Cows is a multiplayer turn-based strategy game mashup of the classic cannon game (where players take turns firing at one another) and the destruction and living munitions of Angry Birds. However instead of firing birds, six different types of animals are your ammunition. An interesting concept, and one that I’m kind of surprised Rovio hasn’t already added as an alternate game mode in Angry Birds.


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Traintiles
Mobiteos

99¢

A visually pleasing, tile-based, combination of the classic leaky pipe game and traffic management, set in the world of trains. Players must rotate tile pieces (each of which have segments of train track on them) to make sure that the moving trains safely reach their destinations.


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Synesthetic
Alex Dantis

$1.99

This is a colorful and trippy, first-person tunnel riding game that syncs with your own music library. Each level is uniquely created based on the song that you play. Sounds like a cool way for me to rediscover some songs that I’ve forgotten that I own.


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Fieldrunners 2
Subatomic Studios, LLC

$2.99

Finally, we come to arguably the BIG release of the night, Fieldrunners 2 for the iPhone. First released in October of 2008, the original Fieldrunners was one of the first games I purchased for my 2nd Gen iPod Touch. It ignited my love for the Tower Defense genre and remains one of the finest TD games available for iOS. Tonight’s sequel expands on the game play, with stunning new graphics, 20 unique, upgradable weapons, new game modes, new enemies, greater customization, airstrikes on loads more. I have no doubt this one is going to do gangbusters on the App Store. Unfortunately iPad owners will have to wait a bit longer for their version, which is still in development. Hopefully that means that it will see some exclusive additional content when it is eventually released.