New Games On The App Store - May 16, 2013
In just a few hours from now we'll have a fresh new crop of App Store games to get stuck into, as the clock strikes midnight and the latest wave of big-name games become available to download. We've had a look through the upcoming release schedule to pick out the titles that we think are worth keeping an eye out for.
The name of the game may not be terribly exciting, but the name behind Bombcats definitely makes us sit up and pay attention. This is Radiangames' latest title, and anything created by the brains behind Slydris is just fine by us. From the video gameplay above, it seems you'll be flinging cats across 190 levels in order to rescue a host of furry friends. Something that's once again a little different from the acclaimed twin-stick studio, then.
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery
If 2012 was the year of the genre mash-up, then 2013 is shaping up to be the year where we wander endlessly through papercraft worlds. Jacob Jones is yet another game to take this aesthetic approach, but it also promises to deliver some very satisfying Professor Layton-esque puzzling at the same time. We'll find out if it can live up to the billing of its inspiration when midnight rolls around.
Can Knockdown 3
The concept of this physics game may be fairly transparent from the title alone, but you can't say the developers aren't at least upfront about what's on offer here. Expect a combination of puzzle-solving and deft fingerwork in this latest edition of the popular series, all laid over a tightly-tuned physics engine.
Chasing Yello Friends
Last year, developer Dreamfab released Chasing Yello on the App Store, a game about guiding a solitary goldfish through a perilous journey up-river, grabbing stars and power-ups to stay alive. This time around you'll be fighting for leaderboard glory against your friends, and tackling randomly-generated tracks. Hooked the first time around? Grabbing this new game will be a no-brainer in that case.
Berry Jam: Filler
This new puzzle game looks very simple but could turn out to be a bit of a keeper, thanks to the competitive multiplayer that the gameplay's built around. You'll need to march against your opponent from opposite corners, capturing nearby berries for your territory, while avoiding switching the same color twice in a row. Sounds simple, but we think things could get surprisingly complex after a handful of turns.