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This week's roundup features the release of new games by the Angry Birds developer and the company behind Sniper Elite.
Amazing AlexRovioAndroid, iOS$0.99Amazing Alex is the new game from Angry Birds developer, Rovio. The cheery art style is still there, as are the fun physics-based puzzles. The game plays very similarly to Casey's Contraptions, and while it doesn't necessarily break new ground, it's still worth checking out.
Heroes in TimeChillingoiOSFreeSEED: Heroes in Time is a free-to-play game in classic RPG-style. The campaign is lengthy enough to be worth the cost of in-game purchases, and the title overall boasts a pretty art style, decent combat, and, like many classic RPGs, several ridiculously-proportioned women.OutwittersOne Man LeftiOSFreeOutwitters is a tile-based strategy game reminiscent of Hero Academy and other asynchronous tactical titles. The game is played primarily online with people around the world, though battling against friends and pass-and-play options are available, too. The art style is cute without being overbearing, and there are also several soldiers that look a little bit like Pokemon (is that a shiny Dratini?).
MapleStory LiveNexon MobileAndroid, iOSFree, $4.99MapleStory Live isn't the first iteration of the popular MMORPG on mobile devices, but it is perhaps one of the most faithful. It's not an MMO, as players of the mobile version experience solo campaigns, but the game has a fun manga-inspired style, quests, and on-screen keys that do their best to make up for the lack of hotkeys. The title isn't perfect, but MapleStory fans wanting to continue experiencing the universe away from their PCs, and players who never got into the MMO but want to give the game a casual try, can find a use for it.Jay and Silent Bob in: Let Us Dance!Ice Cap GamesiOSFreeLet Us Dance is actually one of two Jay and Silent Bob games recently released for iOS. Let Us Dance is a rhythm-based game, and the other, Too Fat To Fly (a reference to Kevin Smith's airplane incident), is physics-based. Neither breaks the mold for their respective genres, but the games are worth considering if only because Kevin Smith and his fictional duo, Jay and Silent Bob, have been cult favorites since the mid-90s.
SinbadRebellioniOSFreeSinbad is based on the Sky1 show with the same name, and was developed by Rebellion, the people behind Sniper Elite. Players control a customizable ship that goes out onto the open sea to discover lost relics. The game also features one-touch combat and Facebook integration.
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