iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

After last week’s roundup of some of the initial iPad game releases, we are back for another iPhone Game Friday, once again focusing on some of the best new games for the platform released in the last couple of weeks. This edition features the release of SEGA’s classic Sonic 2 as well as one of my favourite games of the moment, Freaking Inkies.

Once again, if you have any comments, or an app that you want reviewed, get in touch!

MiniSquadron Special Edition

MiniSquadron Special Edition

MiniSquadron Special Edition

For those of you unfamiliar with the original MiniSquadron, it’s brilliant. A fantastic little airplane shooter that is fun to play as well as challenging enough to make you keep coming back for more. This special edition features two free levels, along with the ability to purchase 6 extra levels in packs of 2 for 99c each.

There are 50 different planes to unlock (a challenge in itself based on the first game!) along with new weapons and enemies. Well worth at least trying out, even if you have no plans to purchase the extra maps.

Price: Free
Developer: MrFungFung 
Download: App Store

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog returns in his second iPhone outing, featuring the introduction of Tails as his sidekick. The iPhone version stays faithful to the original and features 19 acts across 11 different zones, of course including the classic Special Stages to obtain the Chaos Emeralds.

A free update is promised that will introduce 2-player Bluetooth play, so you and a friend can team up as Sonic and Tails to defeat Dr. Robotnik. This is retro gaming at its best!

Price: $5.99
Developer: SEGA 
Download: App Store

Fast and Furious Adrenaline

Fast and Furious Adrenaline

Fast and Furious Adrenaline

Currently on an introductory half-price sale, Fast and Furious Adrenaline is an underground street racing game based upon the movie franchise of the same name. Features 35 cars along with the added ability to upgrade them, you race against other crews in turf wars, winning races in order to conquer their turf.

Online races against your friends are also available via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with the ability to top the online leaderboards a challenge for any seasoned racer. Facebook and iPod integration is nice to see as well, allowing you to upload race videos to Facebook and listen to your music while playing.

Price: $2.99
Developer: I-Play 
Download: App Store

Vertigo Rogue

Vertigo Rogue

Vertigo Rogue

Brainphant’s first iPhone app is the top-down helicopter shooter Vertigo Rogue. Placing you as an ex-con mercenary, you fly as a hitman through 38 varied missions, causing destruction as you go. There are 8 different weapons to master and strangely a 3D mode for those of you with 3D glasses who want to experience true vertigo.

An innovative approach to a game if ever I have seen one. The control system can take a bit of getting used to, but if in doubt you can pick up the Lite version for free..

Price: $4.99
Developer: Brainphant 
Download: App Store

Freaking Inkies

Freaking Inkies

Freaking Inkies

Bright, colourful and somewhat crazy, Freaking Inkies is a lovely little shooter game from Atakama Labs. Utilising a clever control system combining the iPhone’s Tilt and Multitouch features, you must get rid of the colourful Inkies by shooting them with the correct colour paint.

With over 100 levels and 10 game modes, its not hard to see why the game is proving popular with those who own it. Great addictive fun!

Price: $2.99
Developer: Atakama Labs
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

We always appreciate your feedback and suggestions for other games so please let us know what you have been playing in the comments below.