iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

Another week has passed, can you believe we are in mid-June now? The big news this week has obviously been the announcement of the new iPhone and so our Game Friday will once again feature five of the best new releases to the App Store.

We’ve seen some fantastic releases in the past two weeks, from Guitar Hero and Call of Duty, to the lesser known (but still highly enjoyable) Qwak. Read on to find out more.

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Qwak

Qwak

Qwak

I’ve said before that we will always take the time to support the lone developers who create some amazing games for the iPhone, and first up this week is one such release. Qwak, by Jamie Woodhouse, may be familiar to those of you who once owned an Amiga or BBC Micro and the iPhone remake brings it right into the modern day.

The game is a beautiful platformer where you control a duck, collecting keys to open the next level while defeating various enemies by throwing eggs at them. You can collect fruit and gems to gain extra eggs as well as pick up various upgrades and special abilities to complete some of the levels.

There are 70 levels to complete across six different worlds and is highly recommended to those of you who love retro games. It’s fast-paced, incredibly colourful and will most probably be the best platform game you play this year.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Jamie Woodhouse 
Download: App Store

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero

Of course it would be criminal to miss out on one of this week’s biggest releases and one that has been a long time coming. Guitar Hero has finally made it to the iPhone and is certainly well worth the wait.

Tap, Strum, Whammy and Slide your way through each song as you aim to increase your Rock Rank and become the master of both bass and guitar. Thankfully the songs come from some of the best bands in the world (Rolling Stones and Queen anyone?) meaning that unlike some other games, you actually know what you’re playing along to.

The base app comes with 6 songs and additional 3-song packs are available for $1.99 each. Sure this makes it a bit expensive, but it really does obliterate the competition on sheer enjoyability.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Activision 
Download: App Store

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For those of you who have been living under a rock and have no idea what this is about, the game is based upon a book that added chapters to the original Pride and Prejudice story to turn it into a zombie thriller.

The game is 12 levels of side-scrolling zombie beat-em-up, heavily based on the storyline in the book and with numerous upgrades to unlock in order to help you take on the army of the dead. It’s a challenging game but also one that is easy to get into when you’re on the go, so for those of you who like a bit of button bashing madness, give it a go.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Freeverse 
Download: App Store

Fragger

Fragger

Fragger

A hugely popular game on Miniclip.com, Fragger makes an appearance on the iPhone with 40 challenging levels and some great new graphics. The premise is simple; aim the grenades at the enemies to blow them up and complete the level.

Levels range from the simple to the challenging and the three difficulty modes makes this game a keeper, especially at just $0.99. A great pick-up-and-play game and one that will certainly keep you occupied for a while.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Miniclip 
Download: App Store

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies II

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies II

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies II

Causing some controversy on the App Store this week is the release of COD Zombies II. For those of you who own the original, you can get this cheaper through an in-app purchase, although there appears to have been much confusion regarding this, leading to some bad reviews. The game features some new weapons, new maps and new characters, along with new achievements to complete. The online multiplayer also returns, but you can’t help but feel that this is just a small expansion rather than an entirely new game. Still worth the money though, especially if you have never played the original.

Price: $9.99
Developer: Activision
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

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