rocket-patrol_597254951_ipad_01Tonight we get another varied bag of notable new releases including a turn-based card game, arena racer, a couple of RPGs, flying fish, judging crabs, mutant turtles and even boxing monkeys.

Starting things off is Rocket Patrol, a free-to-play retro sci-fi themed, turn-based racing card game from the developers of Full Deck Solitaire. Race against your friends through asteroid fields, or put out engine fires and jump-start engine reactors as you race to see who can cross the finish line first. From the screenshots, it looks very Mille Bornes-ish, but I’ll know more when I play it tonight.

Next, Chillingo teams with Touch Racing Nitro developer BRAVO Game Studios to bring us a new dual-stick, free-to-play zombie-shooting, area-style racing/destruction game. This looks like it could be a fun (and bloody) little time waster as you attempt to steer and shoot to survive waves of zombies and unlock new vehicles and upgrade them with new weapons.

The last free-to-play title that I wanted to mention is a humorous looking Fairytale-themed turn-based battle/defense game called Fading Fairytales, which has players trying to restore peace to the fairytale folk as they do battle with a mysterious dark force.

fish-out-of-water!_578467798_ipad_02Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride creators Halfbrick are finally back with their much-anticipated all-new game called Fish Out Of Water!. In this go-the-furthest style game, players try to throw their fish of choice out of the water trying to get it to fly through the air and skip across the water, travelling as far as possible. Weather conditions which change hourly,a s well as other obstacles will get in your way as you attempt to be king of the daily leaderboards and compete against your friends. At just 99¢ this looks like another charming winner for the Aussies.

The team at Game Stew are back with Gargoyle Ruins, the prequel to their popular retro RPG title Tower of Fortune. Gargoyle Ruins takes less of a gameboy approach to its graphics, but keeps the retro 8-bit styling for this Game & Watch-style inspired title.

monkey-boxing_622632514_ipad_03Crescent Moon Games re-teams with Zen Training developer Drakkar Dev to bring this fun looking two button primate punch-out to your iOS device. Players can go head-to-head against one another on the same device or work their way through the campaign, decking their simian slugger out in crazy costumes and training their monkey between bouts to improve strength, speed and endurance.

Everybody’s favorite pizza-loving ninja turtles are back in the Nickelodeon-published game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, which as the title suggests, is an endless runner. I know what you are thinking…not another endless runner! However, it does feature a ‘Turtle Time’ slow-motion combat mechanism which may be kind of fun.

cut-the-rope-time-travel-hd_608901634_ipad_03Another iOS favorite, Om Nom, returns tonight in an all-new Cut the Rope adventure, in Cut the Rope: Time Travel. Players must now help feed two adorable monsters in each level. There are new exotic locations including the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Stone Age as well as new gadgets. Cut the Rope fans will definitely be picking this one up tonight!

Finally Bulkypix brings their WiiWare title Ark of Sinners Advance to iOS. Pretty much panned on its earlier Nintendo release, maybe iOS gamers will be a little more forgiving to this action platformer, which from the screenshots and trailer looks pretty sweet to me!

That’s all I have for you…make sure to let us know which of these games you’ll be picking up tonight when these (and more) new releases go live at 11pm EST.

Note: All of the links below will go live at 11pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 17th.

Go to the second page of this post to watch the trailers for these games.