9 New iOS Games (Sept 17)

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It’s Wednesday, and like always, we’ve got a handful of games to look forward to that will be released tonight at 8:00PM PST. There are nine games currently on our radar, and some of them look very promising — one in particular has been on my list for a while. As for genres, there is a pretty healthy mix between the nine games coming out. Endless Runners, Platformers, Puzzlers, and a lot of arcade style games describes the majority this week (and a couple of movie-based games, too).

Did you miss out on last week’s batch of new iOS games? Make sure you check out the list from September 10 for another 7 recently released titles.

Tactics Maidentactics maiden

First things first, let’s take a look at the lone RPG game this week, but the one game this week that I’ve actually been anticipating for a while. Tactics Maiden is a quick moving turn-based strategy RPG, with a crazy amount of customization options. Not only are there a whopping 36 different classes, 70 special abilities, and 85 playable missions, but there’s over 1000 different equip-able items.

You can choose from five different difficulty settings, so players of all skill levels can enjoy the game. On top of that, there’s a free version where you can play the first few scenarios before buying the full version for $5. This is definitely my pick for the week, and keep an eye out for a full review sometime in the next few days!

Assault: Blue vs Redassault blue vs red

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Action/Arcade
  • Developer: J. Tacker

Assault: Blue vs Red, is an overhead view shooter game with a variety of game modes and options. It doesn’t appear to bring anything too groundbreaking to it’s niche, but it is a $1 game with no ads or IAPs, and seems to have quite a bit of replay value. There are a total of 14 single player missions with three difficulty options, you’ve also got an endless zombie mode, and a 1v1 vs mode (only playable on a single device, no LAN/WAN). The developer has already stated that he’s working on a new update with more missions, weapons, and more.

Down Among the Dead Mendown among the dead men

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Text/CYOA
  • Developer: inkle

There isn’t a whole lot I can say about Choose Your Own Adventure games that you probably haven’t already heard. Down Among The Dead Men offers a bit more visual appeal than most text based games, but these games always come down to how good the story is. It follows a pirate based story-line, and allows you to play as either a male or female, and choose between a variety of paths. For those who played the game 80 Days, you’ll get a sense of this games quality, as they’re by the same developer. Obviously you need to be a fan of text/story games to enjoy this, but those who do likely won’t be disappointed.

The Maze Runnerthe maze runner

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Arcade/Runner
  • Developer: PikPok

If you’ve ever wondered what Temple Run would feel like if the game had vastly improved graphics, your chance to find out may come in the form of The Maze Runner. I don’t see a whole lot of differences between the two games, as you’ll be running, jumping, and sliding while you collect coins in this one just as your would in Temple Run. Fortunately, Temple Run is a pretty fun game, so it’s not a bad idea to mimic it’s success when you can. This game is actually based off of an upcoming movie, which will be released in a couple of days on the 19th (also titled The Maze Runner).

Robot Rundownrobot rundown

So the concept with Robot Rundown seems to be you playing as a robot and destroying dinosaurs, secret agents, aliens, and more, in an endless runner type of environment. It has 16-bit graphics that seem a bit off, but that may just add to the comical value of the game. With the given information, it’s hard to say exactly what Robot Rundown has to offer, but it could be a fun, cheesy game that’s worth the dollar.

The Boxtrolls: Slide ‘N’ Sneakthe boxtrolls slide n sneak

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Platformer/Puzzle
  • Developer: RED Interactive

This one was actually released yesterday, but I figured I would include it since it had some decent looking graphics. I don’t know much about The Boxtrolls, but from the description this game seems to have a decent amount of content. Apparently there’s a movie this is based on (just like The Maze Runner), and it uses both music and voices from that film. You can unlock new characters and gadgets to help you complete the levels and sneak past guards — and there are a total of 30 levels to play through. No guarantees with games based on movies, but this one is free, so might be worth a shot.

Tap Armytap army

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Abdullah El-Sayed

Tap Army looks like a fun little arcade game that could be a great time waster. You will control a small army of four guys, and fight off incoming enemies. Soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and more will be looking to crush your army — but fortunately you’ve got a decent arsenal of weapons to fend them off with. It’s another free game, and there’s no apparent reason to not check it out.

Exit Zone: The Alpha Matrixexit zone the alpha matrix

  • Price: $2.99
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Developer: Simon Crack

Next up we have a unique looking colorful puzzler, which appears to have quite a bit going on. There are 40 different levels in this game, and each one seems to be drastically different from the others — in both color scheme and mechanically. Although you’ve got more inexpensive games to choose from, $3 isn’t much to pay for a good game, and this definitely has potential. The developer says it is possibly the hardest game on iOS, which may or may not be true, but casuals may want to stay away just incase.

HueronsHeurons

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Developer: Bulkypix

Yet another puzzle game, but this one not so intense. Huerons is one of those easy to learn, difficult to master type of games that could easily get people on the hook. It’s all about merging your Hueron cells in an effort to solve the puzzle. In total, there are 100 different puzzles to complete, and they only get more and more difficult as you progress. There are 9 different types of Hueron cells, which could make for some interesting situations later on when they are all in play at the same time.

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