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Thursday was such an action-packed day on the App Store that we wrote an entirely separate article to cover 12 new games for iPhone and iPad. The massive refresh doesn’t end there, though, as we have rounded up another great selection of the best new apps in this edition of App Recap. To focus on all of the new releases, we have not included any updated or discounted apps in this edition. Take a look at 10 must-have iOS games ahead… 

New Apps

Stronghold 3Stronghold 3: The Campaigns is an extension of the ultimate castle building game series that has sold over 3 million copies, making it one of the most popular titles in its genre. Design and build mighty castles, take control of great armies and more as part of an economic campaign. Stronghold 3: The Campaigns is $4.99 on the App Store for iPad for a limited time.

BungleBungle! is a fast-paced reflex game that is easy to play but incredibly hard to master. There are a lot of jobs to complete, with your boss watching, so don’t make any mistakes or you’re fired. The game has built-in Game Center leaderboards and achievements, over a dozen colorful jobs to unlock, power-ups and more. Bungle! is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Oscura ShadowOscura Second Shadow is a classic platformer style game that is built and optimized for touch controls. The Aurora stone has been stolen from the great Lighthouse by an unknown, shadowy creature, and Oscura is the unlikely hero that must restore the stone before it’s too late. Oscura Second Shadow is $2.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

HeliHeli Hell involves an enemy that has been holed up on the Island of Vylleña. You must track him down and destroy all hostile activity, with an increasingly powerful arsenal of weapons available for blazing a path through the enemy lines. There are 4 helicopters, 16 upgradable weapons, over 30 enemy units and more. Heli Hell is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Super PIxelanderSuper Pixelander is an addictive game based on the classic lunar lander formula, where you dodge, collect and repeat. Collect precious space gems while surviving the dangerous asteroid belt filled with alien attacks and molten lava. There are easy controls with tons of weapons to choose from. Super Pixelander is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

AwakeingAwakeing Forest is a physical puzzler game combined with a little bit of mystery to boot. In the game, a young family stops at a mysterious old home for a picnic and is confronted by a mystical mirror that has taken her kids and locked them away in a magical world. Awakeing Forest is $2.99 on the App Store for iPad, and it will go to $4.99 once the sale ends tomorrow.

ArmiesArmies of Monster Mountain is a new game in which you battle your way past the opposing armies to be crowned champion of Monster Mountain. The fast-paced action game is based on a combination of skill and strategy, with a real-time combat system between opposing fantasy armies. Armies of Monster Mountain is free on the App Store for iPhone.

Super FootbagSuper Footbag is a world champion 8-bit hacky ball juggling sports game. If you’re a fan of retro 8-bit NES classics, and think you have what it takes to be the 2014 footbag world champion, then try out this new game. Pull off footbag moves with great timing, based on a simple tap mechanic, and try to top the leaderboards. Super Footbag is 99¢ for iPhone and iPad.

World BlitzWorld of Tanks Blitz is a mobile version of the popular free-to-play, massive multiplayer online action game developed by the award-winning studio Wargaming. Jump into short, action-packed 7 vs 7 tank battles, with an impressive roster of over 90 massive tanks, stunning graphics and intuitive controls. World of Tanks Blitz is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Great Shark EscapeGreat Shark Escape is all about a mighty shark that finds himself on the end of a fishing line, but not for long. The objective of the game is to guide the shark through perilous waters and obstacles, eating as much as possible to regain your energy and keep your speed levels high. The retro-inspired game Great Shark Escape is free on the App Store for iPhone.

This article comes a little later than normal in the evening, but check back tomorrow for a regularly scheduled edition of App Recap. If there are any new, updated or discounted apps that you feel are worth mentioning, you are more than welcome to share in the comments section down below. Don’t forget to check out the article from earlier today with 12 other new games for iPhone and iPad.

  • Kameron Burton

    Army’s of Monster Mountain is exactly like Scrolls, a game created by Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. There’s nothing exciting about it except for the fact that it’s free vs $20 for Scrolls.