Each week, AppAdvice presents the best new and updated iOS games of the week. How’d we do?
The AppAdvice iOS Game Of The Week:
A real-time board game, Assassin’s Creed Recollection, incorporates the core components of the hit franchise, but creates a new experience for fans to enjoy. Ubisoft originally released Recollection for the iPad at a price of $2.99, though some sales have come around occasionally. Starting today, the game is a universal app, free to download, plus includes some new content and a sync system.
Assassin’s Creed Recollection continues the war between the Templars and the Assassins. Containing some of the well-known characters, places, and the concept of uncovering the story from random memories, your objective in the game is to compete in a political battle to capture regions all over the city by sending your agents out to campaign for you. The game features 20 story mode missions, 10 challenge missions, 280 different memories, multiplayer mode, and Game Center integration.
Along with now being able to jump into the adventure at no cost, at least initially, Assassin’s Creed Recollection v1.7.8 also adds a sequence library online syncing system to make it possible to restore game progress and Assassin’s Creed III artwork.
Other New and Updated iOS games
Ninja Dino Showdown?! by Binary Rebellion is an app that aims to solve that age old question: in the battle between ninjas and dinos, who will emerge victorious?
The game is a lane defense, similar to other defense games like Plants vs. Zombies. You’re on team ninja, and it’s your job to defeat hordes of attacking dinosaurs with your awesome ninja skills, using weapons like shurikens and your deadly ninja kicks.
Battles take place in a dojo or a field, where you line up your team of ninjas into different lanes to attack approaching dinosaurs. You must kill the dinosaurs before they reach the end of the lane. Ninjas can be wiped out, and when that happens, you’ll need to resuscitate them with a little tap CPR before they can jump back into battle.
Kids vs Goblins by Crescent Moon Games is a surprisingly fun action adventure game complete with RPG elements that make it both strategically challenging and addictive.
Though the game features cute graphics (aka, kids fighting in bear suits), decent environments, and a variety of skills, it was the core gameplay that sucked me in. It’s a little bit like Battleheart, in that you’ve got a team of heroes pitted against a horde of enemies.
The plot line involves three kids trapped on a magical island with a horde of goblins and monsters who have kidnapped their baby brother. Since the island is magic, it gives them super powers, which they use to fight the goblins in order to rescue the baby.
Pebble Universe by Itatake.com is an adorable and addictive puzzle game. This game, for all iOS devices, comes packed with exciting, yet sometimes challenging, levels that will keep the fun flowing for all age groups. Think along the lines of Angry Birds, but with pebbles instead of those furry flyers.
The menu interface is simple and pleasing to the eye. It comes with the standard puzzle game approach of selecting a world, and then completing the levels within each world.
Angry Birds Seasons HD, Updated March 7, $1.99 (iPad)
Rovio’s popular Angry Birds Seasons game now includes a “Cherry Blossom” round, thanks to an update just released to the App Store.
First released ahead of Halloween 2010, Angry Birds Seasons now includes 12 different sections, each based on a holiday or time of year. For 2012, we now have Ham’O’Ween, Wreck the Halls, Year of the Dragon, and the previously mentioned, Cherry Blossom. Levels for 2011 include: Trick or Treat, Season’s Greedings, Hogs and Kisses, Go Green, Get Lucky, Easter Eggs, Summer Pignic, and Mooncake Festival.
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