iPad Game Thursday: New Releases

We’ve got some sequels, reboots and reincarnations this week for you. Diner Dash Rush has added not only a lunch rush but also a happy hour; the mad scientists in League of Evil are back for a third time; there are some new enemies to dogfight in MetalStorm: Aces; and Barry, the Jetpack Joyrider, now has a wave rider.

Find all that and more inside this week’s roundup. Click “more” to get started.

Like this article? Stay up to date with the latest changes by subscribing to our RSS feed or following us either on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or App.net.

Block-Block-Block_icon

Block Block Block

In this puzzle game your objective is to move three blocks of the same color in line with one another, either horizontally or vertically. The first few levels will have you thinking the whole thing is pretty easy, but it does get more complicated.

As you progress through the levels you’ll find new elements being added, such as more colors, moving blocks, off-limits spaces and other obstacles. Of course, if it all becomes too difficult to work out on your own, you can elect to be given a hint.

Enjoy 200-plus levels (more are periodically added) for hours of entertainment, with a soothing color scheme and contemporary graphics that are easy on the eyes.

Price: Free
Developer: Noodlecake Studios
Download: iTunes

Block Block Block

Diner-Dash-Rush_icon

Diner Dash Rush

If you thought you were addicted to Diner Dash before, just wait until you try Diner Dash Rush, with more content and brand-new challenges to test your skills.

There’s a new happy hour mode, complete with some fun accessories and graphics, including disco lights, special happy hour bonuses, and most importantly, customers who are always in a good mood — just make sure you feed them quickly to get as many points and coins as possible.

You’ll also find a lunch rush, with new items on the menu, and patrons who are definitely in a hurry to get in and get out in as little time as possible. To really challenge your, you’ll be asked to serve as many as you can before the timer runs out.

Price: Free
Developer: PlayFirst
Download: iTunes

Diner Dash Rush

Jetpack-Joyride_icon

Jetpack Joyride

In the latest version of Jetpack Joyride, main character Barry has a whole slew of new jetpacks and costumes to try, plus a new vehicle — the wave rider — which should come in handy in light of the recent flash floods at Legitimate Research.

With the wave rider, Barry can zip across the water, diving for coins and executing jumps with the jet ski. And because our hero likes to look good while he’s fighting bad guys, each week a new jetpack or costume will be added to the game (for a limited time), as well as other items.

It’s clear from this revamp the developers are committed to keeping things fresh around here, so get excited about all the new content, and be prepared to start spending coins on lots of goodies. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the new character: Mrs. Doubtfries.

Price: Free
Developer: Halfbrick Studios
Download: iTunes

Jetpack Joyride

League-of-Evil-3_icon

League of Evil 3

In the League of Evil games, diabolical scientists the world over have joined forces to wreak havoc upon mankind and the planet, and only an individual known as The Agent (that’s you!) can put an end to their madness.

The original game and its sequel have so far had the agent jumping, double-jumping, flipping and performing other acrobatics over a variety of obstacles, and League of Evil 3 promises all that and more. The Agent is back, along with one of the bad guys who’s turned into a good-guy sidekick.

The duo is up against more than 80 levels played across four different environments, and there are all-new enemies, hazards and costumes to contend with, plus enjoy video replay. Complete extreme missions, and above all else — stay out of clutches of evil.

Price:$1.99
Developer: Ravenous Games
Download: iTunes

League of Evil 3

MetalStorm-Aces_icon

MetalStorm: Aces

Following MetalStorm: Online, the sequel, MetalStorm: Aces, brings us a fleet of new and modern jets, even higher-quality 3-D graphics, more environments, and new enemies to fly against.

Take on enemy Aces, a batch of fighter pilots who betrayed Alpha Squad by going rogue; bring them to justice across 60 missions and 15 campaigns. Or, battle your friends in action-packed, one-on-one air battles in Versus mode.

In Survival mode, you can test your concentration as your pitted against wave after wave of enemy fighters — see how long you can last. Upgrade engines, missiles and more, plus unlock bonus skills for ultimate action.

Price: Free
Developer: Z2Live
Download: iTunes

MetalStorm Aces

What Are You Playing?

Which games are you hooked on right now? Let your fellow gamers and iPad enthusiasts know in the comments section below!


Comments are closed.