12 New iOS Games (Oct 22)

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We’ve got a handful of exciting iOS games this week, with a wide variety of genres and prices. These are going to be the newest games available when the new iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 hit shelves this Friday, so it’s a slightly more special week than most — not because of the titles, but because they might be a bit more memorable to those getting a new tablet.

If you missed last weeks list of new iOS games, be sure to catch up by following this link. As always, just keep in mind these links may not all be live until 8:00 PM PST tonight (if you’re reading this on Wednesday).

SAS: Zombie Assault 4SAS 4 Zombie Assault

  • Price: Free
  • Genre: Top-view Shooter
  • Developer: Ninja Kiwi

Kicking off the week we have the fourth installment of the popular SAS: Zombie Assault series. I’m really excited to play this one, and I think it will be the first game that I’ll really break in my new iPad Air 2 with. There’s a ton of content to play through, loot to acquire, and even a four player co-op mode so you can play with friends/strangers. Fans of the genre (myself included), are likely feeling spoiled, after getting Crimsonland recently and now this.

Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s RevengeTilt to Live Gauntlets Revenge

Another sequel hits the app stores today, but this one is actually more like a spin-off of the popular Gauntlet mode in previous Tilt to Live games. This series really needs no introduction, but for those who are unaware, it’s a survival/arcade game with tilt controls. Collect gems to compete for the high score while to do your best to stay alive, avoiding tons of dangerous obstacles in your path.

NHL 2KNHL 2K

  • Price: $6.99
  • Genre: Sports
  • Developer: 2K

Hockey fans need not apply here, but if you are, it may be something to get excited about. I can’t say I’ve played an NHL mobile game myself, but I do know there are quire a few people who were looking forward to this one. Usually, sports games aren’t my thing on phones/tablets (even though I love them on console), but maybe NHL 2K will be the one that changes that for me.

Puzzle to the Center of the EarthPuzzle to the Center of the Earth

Foursaken Media is one of the more solid iOS developers out there, and they always manage to deliver unique games. Last it was Phantom Rift, which didn’t live up to it’s potential in my opinion (mainly due to bugs/minor annoyances), but they’re back again with Puzzle to the Center of the Earth. This is supposed to be a combination of Adventure, Combat, and Puzzle mechanics, and it’s going to be free to play.

Black Tower EnigmaBlack Tower Enigma

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Developer: Esteban Duran

Just came across Black Tower Enigma today, and was immediately intrigued. It has a retro 8-bit visual style, but is almost like one of those hidden object/escape the room type of games. There are several different puzzle rooms for you to play through and attempt to solve. I think this could be a really fun game and one of the sleeper titles of the week, plus it’s only a buck.

Castle ScoutCastle Scout

  • Price: $0.99
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Daniel Carpio

Another $1 retro looking game this week is Castle Scout, however this is a bit more action based rather than puzzle. The concept is simple, destroy incoming monsters attempting to invade your castle. In total, there are five levels, increasing in difficulty each time — as well as a bonus mode that offers endless gameplay. Controls are simple as well, slide to move, tap to shoot.

Whip SwingWhip Swing

Whip Swing is the only true endless runner this week, and it even manages to bring a somewhat new idea to the popular genre. Players will swing their whip to connect with the vine patches on the top of the screen, and continue swinging as long as they can. If you mess up, you’ll fall into the deadly spikes and it’ll be game over.

Peninsular War BattlesPeninsular War Battles

The most expensive game of the week is a strategy game by the name of Peninsular War Battles. It looks a tad bit like Civilization, as well as Risk — and likely has a combination of mechanics from both of those games. History buffs might be interested in this one, but if you’re unsure, you may want to wait for some reviews before dishing out 10 bucks.

The Arrow GameThe Arrow Game

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an arrow sailing over a big city? Well, now you can find out, with The Arrow Game. Tilt the screen to control your path, strike through billboards for bonus points, and try to make it to your destination without crashing into buildings. It looks like a very basic, simple game, that could be worth the $1 if you’ve got money to spend on mobile games (maybe consider some of the other $1 games this week, first).

Ghostbusters PinballGhostbusters Pinball

After we just got South Park Pinball as an expansion for Zen Pinball, Farsight Studios is also releasing a Ghostbusters Pinball game in honor of the popular movie’s 30th anniversary. It doesn’t look like the best mobile pinball game, but it is free to play, and will likely strike up some nostalgia with fans of the Ghostbusters legacy.

Sleep Attack TDSleep Attack TD

I wasn’t lying when I said there was a pretty large variety of different genres this week — there’s been strategy, arcade, runner, puzzle, pinball, and now Tower Defense! Sleep Attack doesn’t look like your traditional TD game, and its always interesting to see what new concepts or mechanics can be added to the genre. There are six different environments, each with multiple levels to complete, so are you up for the challenge?

SplotSplot 1

  • Price: $3.99
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Developer: Frozenbyte

Last but not least we’ve got Splot, a fun looking platformer with plenty of levels and unlockables to enjoy. In total, there are 56 levels spread across seven different environments, as well as 150 different Splots to collect and play as. You’re also able to level up different abilities to accommodate your own play-style.

That does it for this week’s new iOS games! As always, make sure to let us know in the comments section below, which game you are the most excited about. We didn’t include every new game, so feel free to share any others as well.