iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

Welcome to another iPhone Game Friday, this week focusing on five of the latest releases to the App Store.

As we aim to bring you games that you may not have heard of in the New Releases posts, this week will feature 5 obscure games from the delightful Sailboat Championship to the TV tie-in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

WordCrasher

WordCrasher

WordCrasher

When all 6 store reviews for a new app rate it five stars, we really do have to include it in our weekly roundup. WordCrasher is a beautifully colourful word game from Kevin Ng. As letters fall and pile up at the bottom of the screen, you must make words in order to remove them. Should the screen fill up, the game ends. The game supports the iPhone’s tilt facility and has two game modes to keep you going. It’s half price at the App Store until the 18th January, so grab it while you can!

Price: $.99
Developer: Kevin Ng 
Download: App Store

Battle Blasters

Battle Blasters

Battle Blasters

Battle Blasters is an ingenious little shooting game. Take on enemies in the one-on-one battle campaigns and fire shots by swiping your finger on the screen in the direction you wish to aim. The beautiful retro graphics are a joy to behold and bring the game to life. What makes this game different from other shooting games though, is that you can play two-player using the same phone. One player plays at the top of the screen and the other at the bottom. Not sure whether this will work well or not, but it is nice to see some innovation in a game.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Little Guy Games 
Download: App Store

Sailboat Championship

Sailboat Championship

Sailboat Championship

Sailing may not sound that interesting to you, but Sailboat Championship is actually a fun and challenging little app. The graphics are crisp and the gameplay is addictive as you take on the role of steersman, yachtsman or skipper and race against the clock to win races and complete challenges. Apparently the game is ‘a little short’ but I’m still trying to complete the steersman levels so there is definitely enough to keep you occupied.

Price: FREE
Developer: Infinite Dreams Inc. 
Download: App Store

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

The most expensive game this week is based on a new American TV series of the same name. Take the role of the lead character and battle your way through gladiatorial fights against enemies from the show. There are numerous characters to unlock and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth multiplayer modes, which should give the game some longevity. Unfortunately the price of TV tie-ins generally fail to reflect the quality of the game and judging by the graphics and some dodgy reviews this could be another poor spin-off. However, give the game a go and let us know what it’s like!

Price: $4.99
Developer: Artificial Life Inc. 
Download: App Store

Apache Killer

Apache Killer

Apache Killer

Generating some favourable reviews in online forums, InfiWorks’ Apache Killer is a solid side scrolling shooter where you play a helicopter attacking a range of enemies, from tanks and cars, to other planes. The game can be controlled by touchpad or the iPhone’s tilt sensors and the challenge of beating your high score will make you keep wanting to come back for more.

Price: $1.99
Developer: InfiWorks Inc.
Download: App Store

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As usual, we want to know what you think of these games or of any other games that have come out in the past 2 weeks. Leave us a comment below with your opinions.