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Best new iOS games to debut in the App Store. [Reviews]

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Time for my game reviews of some of the latest and best newcomers to the App Store! We have a whole slew of new games with more on the way, so let’s take a minute to recap what we have so far. These are a few of my favorites of the new crop of games that have popped up in the App Store! This week's reviews include the smash-hit Apocalypse Max as well as new endless runners, Zaxxon Escape and Amazing Runner.



Review: Tales From The Dragon Mountain: The Strix HD by G5 Entertainment

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I know it's possible to have more than one really good game in a given genre but as far as hidden object games on the iPad are concerned The Cursed Heart has set an extremely high bar that's going to be hard to reach let alone beat. Tales From The Dragon Mountain doesn't even come close in that regards, and in a way it's unfortunate that I chose this one as my next hidden object game to play.  On the other hand, it actually does a couple things really well, and in the end manages to suck you in until the final battle with Strix.  You just have to look past a few things like aging graphics, relatively short play time and overly simple mini-games.



Lili brings console quality graphics and universally enjoyable game play to iOS.

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Lili ($5.00) is the fantastic new game from the veteran video game designers at BitMonster. While it may be their first collective foray into the world of iOS games under their current indie business incarnation, each one of the six senior developers has impressive experience and credentials which uniquely prepare them to spearhead this new game development company. Lili is a new release as well as Apple Editor’s Choice and it is nothing short of a masterful creation! In fact, I would go so far as to say Lili may be a contender for Best RPG of the year.



Gibbets 2 for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Gibbits 2 is an innovative arcade puzzle game where you have to help someone who is hanging from a hangman’s rope.  While this may sound quite simple and straight forward, it is actually a bit more complex than that.  To free the hanging man you need to carefully aim your bow and arrow to cut the rope.  Of course, you have to be extra careful not to accidently hit the man causing him further injury, and if you take too long he will die from suffocation. 



The Iron Mouse App Review

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There are some pretty fantastic games available for the iPhone and the iPad, each with its own set of challenges, its own creativity, and its own unique design. One that really stood though was called The Iron Mouse. The gameplay was clever, the scenery and design were colorful, and it is always a fun play. Some games are only fun and interesting for the first few levels, but then they get boring as you get used to the gameplay. The Iron Mouse however, is super addictive and will leave you struggling to put down your device. It shares some of the best qualities of today’s most popular games, but rest assured it remains an entirely unique game.



Phoenix Bird App Review

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This app ushers in an entirely new standard for gaming apps in the future. Designed for the iPad and iPhone in particular, Phoenix Bird is a 3D masterpiece. It is unlike any app I have seen to date, and I was in love the minute I touched the icon. It has an incredibly addictive gameplay coupled with an incredible view of the world. Anytime you find yourself waiting in a waiting room or have some time to kill on the bus, playing this new game will take you on a beautifully creative and colorful adventure that will make time fly. It is absolutely incredible what developer Imagination Apps has done with such a simple concept.



Bounty Racer - FREE for limited time!!!

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Getting this out a bit late, but hey there is still time to go grab the racing blast that is Bounty Racer for FREE! If you like Crash B-coot or Super Mario Kart racing, then you will love BR from the Quadsphere. Not only combines varied and challenging courses for single players, but head-to-head action as well (see my review here) and much more. Hurry as time is running out to get it while it's free...!



Kill Devils for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Kill Devils is a new entry to the app market as a strategy defence game. If you are a fan of defence games then  you are sure to love Kill Devils, with action packed features to keep you entertained for hours at a time. This game is truly vast, with over 270 stages in all for you to battle through and multiple races available in each of the world's 6 kingdoms. Defend your magical towers across two game modes to rid the world of Ashan of the devils that are threatening to take over. 



[Review] Bastion: This worthy five-star, award-winning console game makes a smashing debut on iOS!

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Wow! Ok, we've gotta talk about Bastion ($5.00 in the App Store), exclusively for the iPad. This absolutely incredible masterpiece of a game (which existed in console form before but only just now debuted on iOS) has completely blown me away and continues to impress and give me chills the more I play it. I can't speak highly enough of this game and I admit, I almost never give a game a full five out of five stars, but Bastion, in my assessment, has earned all five!

 

An audio and visual explosion of psychedelic and far-out treats, Bastion is surely a front-runner for best iOS game of the year, certainly in the RPG category.

 

BONUS- Read to the end for a special sneak peek at a stunning, all-new game from Gameloft, powered by the Unreal Engine: Wild Blood...



Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Puzzle lovers everywhere can rejoice as there is finally a truly well made jigsaw puzzle app available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.  Join It – Jigsaw puzzle is a great app that allows players to experience the pleasure of assembling a jigsaw puzzle right on their mobile device or tablet.  You will love the fact that you can now pick up your virtual puzzle and work on it anytime you have a few extra minutes.  In the past puzzles were reserved only for working on in your home, but now you can enjoy them while on the bus, on a break at work or anywhere else you can imagine!



Best iPad Games, Reviews, Free iPad Games

The best iPad games, reviews, and free iPad games are always hard to find, especially when you don't know where to start.  Tons of reviews on 'the game that must be played' are written right here on this page.  We are constantly looking for ways to improve and the article on the NBA 2K12, is just one example of what we do.

Here is a brief description of the article:  “In iOS world, there’s an App for everything, and everything has an App.  Until recently, the only exclusion was that of a true NBA game.  Well thanks to NBA 2K12, by 2K Sports, throwback fans of “The Hick from French Lick” and his more modern counterpart of “The Candy Man” now have their favorite teams and players in reach of both thumbs.  This is 2K sports first edition (in iOS format) for this #1 selling basketball game.  Did they do right by iOS users?  In short, “Yea baby”, they did.”

We try and keep the articles lively and informative.  Although not all of them are based on sports.  Skillz is one example that has become one of the most addictive and an overall fun game that has recently hit the market.  The concept matches many other popular music games that test your rhythm, tap speed, and ability to rock the turn tables.  It’s similar to Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but much more difficult which makes it appealing. 

Another key point in choosing the best iPad games are the graphics.  Shadowgun is a new game that is pressing the boundaries of the new graphic cards.  The linked article even has a video for you to see what it actually looks like.  It's a first person shooter that guides the gamer through an intense story line out in space.

All reviews, like the ones linked above, are the best iPad games that we can find.