Illusion Labs – the team behind the hugely successful Touchgrind skateboarding game – have taken everything that made their first hit such a success and used it to create Touchgrind BMX. Put the skateboard to one side and become a BMX pro – performing spectacular tricks in beautifully crafted locations all over the world.
The Heist is currently famous for its overwhelming popularity that has helped it knock Angry Birds off the top spot of the App Store’s paid chart. Featuring a collection of mind-bending puzzles that you must solve in order to get your hands on the valuable prize inside the vault.
Siege Hero boasts gameplay similar to Angry Birds, in that you must destroy a group of enemies protected by glass, rocks and timber. However, instead of taking aim at a group of ugly pigs, vikings are your enemies, and rocks replace the birds as your ammo.
Find out more about the games above and check out the rest of the week’s must-haves – including Back to the Future: Episode 3 and To-Fu: The Trials of Chi – below!
Touchgrind BMX – ($4.99) iPhone — Games
With its incredible 3D graphics and impressive physics, I think Touchgrind BMX is even more enjoyable that its skateboarding sibling. Your skill and imagination are the only limits to the tricks you can perform, and when you pull off your most spectacular stunts, you can share them with your friends via YouTube and Facebook. Collect medals for achieving high scores and completing challenges with built-in Game Centre support. Touchgrind BMX uses the same two-finger control system we’ve become accustomed to, and the same true physics. It boasts a collection of unlockable bikes and locations and the ability to replay, record and share your gameplay. This game is another fantastic release from Illusion Labs.
The Heist — ($0.99) iPhone — Games
In The Heist from tap tap tap, your mission is to solve 60 challenging puzzles in order to crack the vault and claim your surprise at the end – and it’s certainly worth the effort. There are 4 different puzzle types that are guaranteed to get you hooked on this game, and 19 Game Centre achievements to earn. It’s the first game I’m aware of that gives away a prize for completing your mission, but I hope it’s not the last – it makes for truly exciting gameplay.
I’m a fan of Angry Birds just like the vast majority of iOS gamers, however, after a while I get fed up of looking at those smirking little swines. Siege Hero offers a similar kind of gameplay, but from a first-person perspective. Use your catapult and an array of rocks, bombs and oil kegs to annihilate vikings, knights and samurais. As Siege Commander it is your job to destroy the opposition, save innocent peasants and set the kingdoms free. With 63 castles to teardown across three different maps and ages, terrific cartoon art, and addictive physics-based gameplay. If you’re bored of Angry Birds, Siege Hero will quench your catapulting thirst.
Back to the Future: Episode 3 – ($6.99) iPad – Games
I’m a massive fan of Telltale’s Back to the Future games for the iPad – the first two episodes have already featured in my previous must-have games roundups – and the third deserves just as much love. In this episode, entitled “Citizen Brown,” a time-stranded Marty finds himself in a “topsy-turvy” version of the world lorded over by the enigmatic “First Citizen Brown.” You play as Marty in a cinematic adventure true to the original films, which must be experienced by any Back to the Future fan.
To-Fu: The Trials of Chi – ($0.99) iPhone / ($2.99) iPad – Games
To-Fu is the world’s most malleable martial artist – ready to undertake the infamous ‘Trials of Chi’. Stretch, ping, stick and rebound this stretchy protagonist through 100 levels of treacherous booby-traps and mystical mechanisms as you try to conquer the trials and help To-Fu become the illustrious ‘Master of Chi’. To-Fu features high-definition graphics optimized for the iPhone 4’s Retina display, and hours of brilliantly entertaining gameplay.