Top New iOS Games [Feb. 19]

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Looking for some new iOS games to spruce up your iPhone or iPad? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got 10 brand new games that you’ll want to take a look at next time you’re browsing the app store. Of course, this isn’t 100% of the new games out this week, but rather the 10 that we feel are the most exciting and worth talking about. This week brings a lot of Arcade and Strategy games, so hopefully you’re a fan of those genres.

If you’re a bit out of the loop, make sure you check out our previous list from two week ago. Now — let’s get to the games!

Imps in Tokyo

  • Price: $1.99
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: We Are Vigilantes

Kicking off this week’s list is a game that we posted about a few weeks ago, and just hit the app store today. Imps in Tokyo is a story driven Arcade game with some really cool mechanics and fantastic visuals. It is definitely one of the games we’re most excited about this week, and will likely be a popular pick with mobile gamers. In addition to a great campaign, there’s also a secret mini-game, and a Trials mode planned for a future update (which will be free of charge). Not convinced it’s worth checking out? Take a look at the trailer before you fully make up your mind.

Swap Heroes 2

  • Price: $2.99
  • Genre: RPG
  • Developer: Christopher Savory

The sequel to Swap Heroes is here, and it’s another game that we’ve been looking forward to playing. It combines classic turn-based RPG combat with a few new and innovative mechanics to mix things up a bit. You’ll battle waves of enemies to earn star points, which you can use to upgrade your party and move on to bigger and badder enemies. There isn’t much else for RPG fans this week, but hopefully Swap Heroes 2 is enough to tide fans of the genre over.

AERENA

  • Price: $4.99
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Cliffhanger Games

If futuristic, tactical, turn-based combat is your kind of thing, AERENA might be a game you’re interested in this week. This game was originally released for PC on Steam, but is now making the port to iOS for you to battle it out on iPads and iPhones. AERENA is very strategic, but also very fast paced, requiring players to think quickly and be decisive in order to win. It is primarily head to head combat with other players in this game, so be ready to outsmart another person — not just some AI. There are IAPs in addition to the $5 price-tag, but these are purely cosmetic and don’t affect your progression.

Timelines: Assault on America

  • Price: Free (trial)/$2.99
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Strategy First

Next up we’ve got another strategy based game, as well as another PC to iOS port. Timelines: Assault on America, is a war game where you need to control your army and artillery to fend off the Germans. The story is pretty enticing with this game, as it is set in a fictional world where Germany invades the United States and makes their way to Washington D.C. in World War II.

This will definitely be a must download for any history buff, as well as anyone who loves war-based strategic games. You can download the game for free, but that only includes a portion of the content — the full version can be obtained via an IAP for $3. The full version has 12 campaign missions with up to four player co-op, and a cross platform multi-player mode that lets you play with desktop users.

Grudgeball: Enter the Chaosphere

  • Price: $2.99
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Turner Broadcasting

I’ve noticed a lot of cartoons now days are pretty dumb (in my opinion), but one that I actually enjoy is Regular Show — and this week we get Grudgeball, which is a reflex testing Arcade game based on the TV series. Although I have to admit the game doesn’t look phenomenal by any means, it could be a fun little novelty game for fans of the show. Personally, I might still pass because I’m not a huge fan of the show (its good, not my favorite) or most mobile games based on cartoons.

Barrel Buster

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: DreamWalk Mobile

Even though games like this aren’t very complex, I still like to include them because you never know when the next Flappy Bird is going to come out. Barrel Buster is a very simple game where your job is to break as many barrels as you can — except the red ones. You’ve got a one minute timer that slowly ticks down and can only be extended by breaking special green barrels (red ones dock you 5 seconds). Score combos by breaking multiple barrels one after another, and see if you can top the leader-boards.

World Zombination

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Proletariat Inc.

We’ve all seen and played games where you fight against a horde of zombies, but what if we want to actually be the zombies? World Zombination brings that option to the table, sort of. Although you can’t walk the streets as a lone zombie and eat random people, you can assemble an army of different types of zombies to duke it out against an army of humans trying to eliminate your army. Of course, you can be the good guys too, but that just doesn’t sound like it would be as much fun.

Bob’s Space Adventure

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Red Magnet Studios

Need more Arcade games? We’ve got you covered. Bob’s Space Adventure reminds me a little bit of Asteroids, but instead of shooting giant asteroids that continuously break down, you’ve got various little aliens flying towards you — and instead of a ship, you’re a lone astronaut. It’s another very simple game, perhaps slightly more complex than Barrel Buster, but it also has some very cool looking retro graphics. Best of all, it’s free with no IAPs, and apparently they even have a competition where you can win 100 grand.

Dreamslide Plus

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Guilherme Alves

Thought we were done with the Arcade games? Think again, we’ve got Dreamslide Plus, and (spoiler alert), the last game on our list is going to be Arcade too. Dreamslide seems to have a Mikey Boots kind of feel to it, but looks a lot less intense. One interesting mechanic is that you’ll be drawing lines to guide your character through the level as opposed to regular controller mechanics.

Jolly Jam

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Rovio

Last but not least, we’ve got the latest from Rovio (the guys who made Angry Birds). It’s hard not to draw the comparison to King’s Candy Crush Saga, as its pretty obvious, but you have to remember it is totally different because this is Jelly and not Candy. 🙂

That does it for another week of new iOS games! Thanks for checking out this list, and be sure to bookmark Pocketmeta for more news in the world of mobile gaming and technology. Also, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know which game you are the most excited for this week!