iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

It’s Friday again, so it must mean we’re back for another roundup of games in our iPhone Game Friday. This week is another roundup of new releases from the App Store, and the quality of games really does seem to be improving. Developers finally seem to be utilising iPhone technology to make their games more engrossing!

Anyway, back to the games… This week we have a variety of sports, puzzles and just plain stupid games. From the brilliantly fun GT Racing, all the way down to the (slightly weird) “You vs Wall”. Hopefully there is something for everyone here!

GT Racing

GT Racing

GT Racing: Motor Academy

Gameloft seem to be churning out games faster than we can write these posts, and this week brings another new release with GT Racing: Motor Academy. Sort of like a Gran Turismo on the iPhone, GT Racing features more than 100 licensed cars and 14 tracks, with the ability to upgrade and customise your cars.

It’s incredibly challenging (at least it is for me!) and features realistic handling. There’s a lot here to keep you occupied and with an online multiplayer, hours of fun can be had.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Gameloft 
Download: App Store

Valet Hero

Valet Hero

Valet Hero

My personal favourite this week can be picked up for Free with their current special offer. Valet Hero is another of those line drawing games where you have to move vehicles around without them hitting each other. The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is challenging but not boring and there is enough to keep you going on a long journey.

Getting a five-star rating on every level is incredibly difficult, but this is a game that keeps you trying. Although it has a lot of bad ratings on the App Store, there was only one bad review, so if you can get hold of this cheaply, give it a go!

Price: Free (Special Offer)
Developer: Game Gatos LLC 
Download: App Store

Gamebook Adventures 1

Gamebook Adventures 1

Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes

And now for something completely different… An Assassin in Orlandes is the first in a series of interactive fantasy gamebooks from developers Tin Man Games.

Make decisions to influence how the game plays out and solve the mystery of the Assassin in Orlandes. A clever concept with a brand new story could make this game a top seller.

Price: $4.99
Developer: Tin Man Games 
Download: App Store

You vs Wall

You vs Wall

You vs Wall

For those of you familiar with the ridiculous Japanese game show “Hole in the Wall”, this game from Savy Soda will look instantly recognisable. The aim is to line yourself up with holes in a wall that is moving towards you before the time limit runs out and the wall knocks you into the water.

Unfortunately, while the TV Show can be good fun to watch, the game is really only good in short bursts. But it is free, so can you really complain?

Price: Free
Developer: Savy Soda 
Download: App Store

ESPN Linebacker

ESPN Linebacker

ESPN Linebacker

An iPhone port of the popular online ESPN game, your objective is to defend your end zone by tackling the running back before he makes a touchdown. Dodge blockers, pick up speed boosts and unlock new moves to ensure you take him down before he scores.

The game gets progressively harder (maybe too hard as I got completely stuck on a level) but both the graphics and controls are excellent, with the ability to use a control-pad or the accelerometer. Try it online through the link below before you buy.

Price: $0.99
Developer: ESPN
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

Have you found any great games this week that you want to share with everyone? Let us know in the comments sections below!