iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

It’s Friday once again, and we’re bringing you another roundup of the new iPhone games that have been released in the last couple of weeks. Today sees another varied collection, ranging from the big budget Brothers in Arms 2, right down to the lone developer Jason Fieldman’s Rubehouse.

As a developer myself I love to support the little guys who work on their own to produce great apps, so please feel free to recommend some others in the comments below!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure Beyond the Mirror

Tying in with what could possibly be the best movie of the year, Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure Beyond the Mirror sees you explore the magical Wonderland using all the main characters from the movie.

The game makes great use of the iPhone’s features, tying in with the GPS and Camera to unlock special items and enables full screen rotation while playing the game. There are many adventures to complete, the gameplay is clever and the graphics are beautiful. Play the first two levels by downloading the free version now.

Price: $4.99
Developer: Disney 
Download: App Store

Space On-Air

Space On-Air

Space On-Air

A brilliantly challenging little app that would certainly have been included in last week’s Puzzle Games had I known of it’s existence. The aim is brilliant in the simplicity, you are given an antennae made up of a number of poles and supporting a main dish. You must remove as many poles as possible to optimise the antennae while ensuring that it does not collapse.

There are 30 levels in all, ranging from the nice and simple up to the supremely difficult. There is also replay value for those wanting to try and improve their score.

Price: Free
Developer: Gamezhero 
Download: App Store

Brothers in Arms 2

Brothers in Arms 2

Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front

A sequel to last year’s iPhone debut, Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front is the newest game from the development machine that is Gameloft. Sporting a much improved interface and up to 6 player online multiplayer (with Team Deathmatch, Domination and Free For All) this game is a big step up from the original.

There are 13 levels to complete across five locations, with crisp PS1 style graphics and a number of vehicle based challenges. It’s good to see such varied gameplay in an iPhone FPS and longevity seems to have been one of the main focuses in development, with 26 trophies to unlock.

Price: $7.99
Developer: Gameloft 
Download: App Store

B-Boy Beats

B-Boy Beats

Tapping music apps have been a big success on the iPhone, smartly utilising the touch screen capabilities to produce some highly enjoyable games. B-Boy Beats is another one of those games but brings an interesting twist to the gameplay, whereby your fingers are your feet and you have to breakdance in time with the music to score points.

It sounds a touch ridiculous but is ultimately a great little game with 7 levels to complete and 10 moves to master. What differs from other tapping games is that your fingers must always touch the screen, like your feet would always touch the floor.

It makes the game hard to master and means that those people who excel at tapping games will not be able to complete it in 5 minutes. For those of you who like the music style, the soundtrack features 16 of the biggest rising stars from the hip-hop underground for you to listen to as you breakdance.

Price: $.99
Developer: Tag Games Limited 
Download: App Store

Rubehouse

Rubehouse

Rubehouse

Featuring quite possibly the most relaxing music I have ever heard in a game, Rubehouse is both visually beautiful and immensely challenging. The gameplay is simple; touch the screen to create an explosion and take out particles. Any particles you take out will explode as a chain reaction, but you can only set off one explosion per level.

Its easy to get the hang of, but oh so hard to destroy enough particles to complete the higher levels. With lots of replay value and 16 levels, I take my hat of to Mr. Fieldman for giving away such a piece of perfection.

Price: Free
Developer: Jason Fieldman
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

I’d happily recommend everyone to get the three cheapest games this week. Three games for $.99 is an unbelievable bargain, especially when they are of such good quality.

If you have been playing something different this week, let us know in the comments below!