It almost seems silly to speak of apps when we just learned about Apple’s new products. All I can think about is how soon will I be able to preorder my Apple Watch and which model do I want. There are so many choices. If you need a break from all of the big news, Apple-bashing ads, or questions about future products, maybe you should sit down with a nice, new app or game and calm your nerves. We’ve got a list of games that launched this week for you check out today.
Playstation’s stylish new stealth game has found its way onto iOS. Play as newly hired secret agent C.O.U.N.T.E.R. as you sneak around various locations, beating bad guys, breaking into buildings, and stealing confidential documents. This is more than a stealth game. Players want to engage the enemy. The goal is to get from one place to another with limited interaction. When an enemy approaches, beat him up to shut him up. When you find what you are looking for, get out of sight before you get caught. This game is available for $4.99.
There is nothing I love more than a great party. There is also nothing I hate more than a bad one. Even the best parties don’t always make everyone happy. Maybe there isn’t enough food. Maybe the music is too loud. Maybe there are too many people. In this game, players get to throw a party. Each attendee has a different idea for what makes a party good. Your job is to find out what that is and move them to it. For example, one person may want a drink while another wants food. Switch the position of the two in order to give them what they want. The puzzles get more complex as more people show up at the party. Isn’t that the way it always is? This game is currently on sale for $0.99 for a limited time.
In the darkness of an eerie world, it is difficult to understand what is real and what is a phantom. In this adventure role-playing game, players are transported to such a world and must find their way back home. Explore otherworldly locations, collect spells, and fight against enemies using real-time action mixed with card battle mechanics. Customize your character and outfit him with upgradable weapons and armor. Talk to nearby townsfolk to find out more about this lost world you are stuck in and find the best way home. This game is available for $2.99.
Any one that has been playing video games for 20 years knows about the Dragon Warrior adventure role-playing game. This week Square Enix has brought the fighting game to life on iOS under its original Japanese title Dragon Quest. Now you can explore the land, fight monsters, and find the Dragonlord’s castle as the heroic descendant of Erdrick. As you travel across the land, you’ll fight enemies in random encounters where you will use spells, attacks, and potions to bring down your enemy. Use the money you find to purchase items in towns to help you on your quest to defeat the Dragonlord himself. This game is available for $2.99.
Speaking of classic role-playing adventure games, Gelato games also launched a retro platform game with some definite role-playing elements to it. In this game, players travel along a side-scrolling path with spikes, pits, and bad guys. Your job as the sword-wielding hero is to rid the town of monsters. Along the way, you will collect loot, improve your abilities with special relic items, and meet helpful townsfolk that will give you advice. You can decorate your home with souvenirs, try on different outfits, and get help from your guardians. This game is available for $0.99.
Fast. That is what the future is going to be about and that is what this game is about. Run, jump, and speed your way through brightly colored line graphics in a first person point-of-view that make you feel like you are both in the future and the past. It is sort of like playing a first person point-of-view of Light Cycle from Tron, only on foot instead of a bike. Players run through corridors, zoom down rails, and fly through space. The vector graphics make the whole thing seem like a futuristic vision from the past. One unique aspect of this game is two-player split screen mode. play against a friend that is standing right next to you in an arcade style run-off. This game is available for $2.99.
If you like racing games but prefer to see the vehicle from a third-person perspective instead of a first-person one, this game might be your style. In this futuristic adventure (also Tron-like) players are transported to Soviet space where they race along a highway. As you travel along at super speeds, you’ll connect with other cars on the road. Those cars will also pick up other cars, too. The only way to get them off of you is to crash into another car of the same color. If there is no car nearby with the same color as one attached to yours, you can always slam them into the side rail. However, that has to be the same color, as well. Collect gems as you go to upgrade your vehicle to protect against crashes. This game is available for $1.99.
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