iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

We’re kicking off a new weekly feature today: iPhone Game Friday. It will be running at the end of each week, and will either round up a handful of new games, a selection of classics, or look at a particular genre.

This week, we will be taking a look at a few of the latest releases for the iPhone platform. These five apps fall into a number of different categories, so there’ll be something for you whether you enjoy chess, action or racing!

I hope you enjoy the series, and we look forward to giving you a weekly game fix every Friday. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

Driver

Driver

Driver

You are Tanner, an undercover cop posing as a getaway driver with the goal of exposing a national crime ring. I remember Driver from my days of using a Playstation, and always thought it was a great game. This iPhone port will take you to Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, and looks like a excellent racing game for quick thrills!

Price: $6.99
Developer: Gameloft
Download: App Store

Space Station: Frontier

Space Station: Frontier

Space Station: Frontier

As you harvest precious energy, you must also fortify your station, build up your firepower and defend humanity’s domain! No pressure then… This one comes from a decent developer, and looks like a fun sci-fi game if you’re a fan of that type of genre.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Origin8
Download: App Store

Magnus's Online Chess

Magnus's Online Chess

Online Chess

If you’re a fan of Chess, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this app. Where most multiplayer iPhone chess apps connect to people with the same app, this one connects to the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). It makes it far easier to find someone to play against, and there’s an intuitive interface for finding a good opponent.

Price: Free
Developer: Magnus’s Online Chess
Download: App Store

Speed Forge Extreme

Speed Forge Extreme

Speed Forge Extreme

A stunning Wipeout-style game, set on the surface of Mars. It looks good, and offers fast-paced, action-packed gameplay. Controls are also fairly customisable, so you have a few options to choose from. A fun racing game with a twist.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Chillingo
Download: App Store

Plushed

Plushed

Plushed

A fun looking game from an independent developer, Plushed is a platform style adventure game. Cute graphics and friendly visuals coupled with a good sense of humour make it a fun app to spend some time playing this weekend.

Price: $1.99
Developer: Blacksmith Games
Download: App Store

Share Your Ideas!

Please feel free to let us know which game genres you’d like to see in the comments. We’ll be looking regularly at recent releases, along with particular categories. If there’s one game in particular you’re enjoying this week, don’t forget to let everyone else know too.

Hope you have a fun-filled weekend!


  • http://www.danielgolden.net/ Daniel Golden

    I think you should include screenshots, and mix a few free apps in with the lunch money guzzlers.

  • Sebastiaan Swinkels

    Indeed, app icons only tell you so much. Screens can be found in the app store so get a few from there if you don’t have the app yourself.

  • Da X

    Agreed.

  • http://johnathanbarrett.me Johnathan

    I think this is a little pointless if you don’t have the games, you’re just doing a worse job of showing us what App Store does, I thought there might have been some sort of review, rating or recomendation on wether to buy the apps or not. The only game from the list that I have tried is Driver and I have to say I was quite disappointed and what looked like a really cool game.
    If you’re looking for awesome check out N.O.V.A really good and free online multiplayer.

    (Also, have a look at this in IE6)

  • http://techinch.com/ Matthew Guay

    Don’t forget to try out Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift … great little free app for the Christmas season :)

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