iPad Game Thursday: New Releases

Have you ever pictured your life as a professional stuntman? Have you day-dreamed about which superpower you would choose? Or maybe you’ve imagined what the world would be like if it was overrun by zombies (and a celebrity basketball player had the power to lead the fight against the army of the undead)? No?

Well regardless, here’s your chance to get some answers. This week’s roundup includes games that let you play as Joe Danger, a stuntman who’s pretty good on a motorbike; as a retro time surfer who can practically rewind time at will; and as Shaquille O’Neal (yeah, that Shaquille O’Neal), zombie killer. Oh, and there are also a couple of games featuring cute squirrels and some amazing ants. Check them all out after the jump.

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Joe Danger

Joe Danger is a stuntman out to prove there’s no task he can’t handle. Hop on your motorbike and take on the world as you help Joe jump or dodge buses, mousetraps, shark tanks and other obstacles.

It’s all about reclaiming the title of Master of Disaster, so now’s the time to impress: Swipe across the screen to pop wheelies, flick certain obstacles out of the way, tap to make jumps, hold down to crouch and waggle your finger to fight enemies in your path.

Additionally, enjoy 25-plus playable characters and more than 20 hours of gameplay action in this game, which will charm the socks off you with its colorful graphics and animation.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Hello Games
Download: iTunes

Time Surfer

This quirky game will have you cheating time, and essentially, death, as you surf your way through the universe. One touch rewinds time, another touch makes your time surfer dive to avoid obstacles like spikes and pits; it’s that easy!

And yet, it’s not really that easy. After all, there are time bonuses to be had! Meanwhile, you’ve got to complete missions to unlock new pets, earn Space Cakes, and gain new abilities that will help you on your adventure.

Of course, a major plus to the game are its psychedelic, retro visuals; as you cruise through different zones and avoid various hazards, you’ll also enjoy ’80s icons references, including a police box, time-traveling car and a monkey king on a cloud.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Kumobius
Download: iTunes

Noble Nutlings

The Nutlings — a noble bunch, mind you — are building their dream cart so that they can go on the ride of their lives. What they create, however, is purely up to you, as there are thousands of combinations.

The free game includes 36 levels (there’s a possible three stars for every level, too, which means you can totally dominate by playing each one until you snag all three) involving physics-based gameplay.

Use the chili boost for ultimate speed, spin the slot machine to win prizes, and utilize Facebook to sync your progress in the game between your devices so you can play no matter where you are.

Price: Free
Developer: Boomlagoon
Download: iTunes

Amazing Ants

These ants are hungry, and yes, amazing. And they require fruit. Help them fulfill their citrus requirements by making them jump through the air, tunnel underground, float across liquids and bounce off surfaces — whatever it takes.

And throughout gameplay, enjoy mini games, bonus stages, collectible ants in rainbow colors, awesome in-game animation and mind-bending puzzles across 99 levels.

Not only will you enjoy seeing all the interesting situations the ants get themselves into, but you’ll have just as much fun getting them out of them. They are, after all, amazing.

Price: Free
Developer: Pocket Gems Publishing
Download: iTunes


Did you know that Shaquille O’Neal is a zombie killer? Well he is. And it’s up to you to help him take down the undead.

Picture a post-apocalyptic future, complete with zombies. Not only that, but the zombie virus has mutated to create a breed of zombies strong enough to enslave mankind and bend us to their will. Good thing the Shaq Attack has the ability to shut them down.

Enjoy three stages, three bosses to defeat, “Shaqra” to earn to unlock new game modes and plenty of Game Center achievements that will keep you competing against friends and other players.

Price: $0.99
Developer: One Spear Entertainment
Download: iTunes

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!