Welcome back to Pocket Gamer's round-up of the latest iPhone and iPad mid-week releases.

As you all probably know by now, we produce this article because we're simply too busy to bring you a story on every single new mid-week release.

These games have recently hit the New Zealand App Store, meaning they should be available to download in the UK and US from around midnight this evening.

iPhone

Toy Factory

Chillingo's Toy Factory charges you with running your very own toy-making facility, which is staffed by a range of colourful hard-working teddy bears.

Still, it's your job to ensure that they produce enough cotton and other essential materials to craft kiddies' toys.

Your job doesn't end there, though. You're also in charge of selling your goods once they've been manufactured. That means you'll have to devote some of your time to running a toy shop.

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Track Lapse

Tim has a problem. Every time the song on his iPod changes, he begins to daydream and lose focus on the race he's competing in.

That's where you come in. You have to kick chickens, shoot zombies, detonate bombs, avoid enemies, and complete a range of other wacky objectives in order to snap Tim out of his slump.

There are 11 "action-packed" levels to survive, and additional bonus levels should you crave extra punishment.

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Blockolicious

This puzzler from publisher Chillingo tasks you with grouping similarly coloured squares together, making juice boxes, and popping them to earn big bounties of points.

As you pop your juice boxes, you'll fill the power meter of various jungle animals, who can unleash devastating special attacks to help you in your quest.

You can spend the coins you collect throughout the game on new jungle allies and critters.

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Cosmic Quest

Cosmic Quest is the exact opposite of Doodle Jump. Instead of attempting to climb upwards and upwards until you accidentally perish, you have to travel downwards in Cosmic Quest.

Naturally, platforms and other hazards will hinder your efforts, but you do have a range of power-ups to even the odds.

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iPad

Mailmen

If you think you can use strategy, cunning, and a little stealth to avoid pesky guard dogs and successfully deliver mail, you should give Mailmen a try.

For those of you without much MGS experience under your belt, you'll be pleased to read that you have special talents and abilities to help you overcome the game's canine threats.

You can even call on your fellow mailmen to help you through tricky situations.

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Universal

Pizza Vs. Zombies

Pizza Vs. Zombies is a rather ridiculous 2D platforming game that sees you take control of a tasty-looking 25-foot pepperoni-covered pizza.

You control said Italian snack through more than 100 levels and across land, sea, and space, using its cheesy goodness to destroy waves of flesh-eating zombies.

You can even customise your pizza with a range of toppings. Our favourite is tuna and sweetcorn.

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Beat Sneak Bandit

Beat Sneak Bandit is a rhythm-based stealth-'em-up from Bumpy Road and Kosmo Spin developer Simogo.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to sneak past patrolling guards, security lights, trapdoors, and a variety of other hazards, and steal back the world's clocks from the evil Duke Clockface.

All of the above can be accomplished by tapping your device's screen in time with the game's beat.

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Robot Gladi8tor

Robot Gladi8tor is an "intense" first-person swipe-fighting game in which you attempt to survive on board a derelict space station in the face of ten robots of ever-increasing strength.

To stay alive, you'll also have to navigate fully rendered open-world 3D environments and overcome obstacles and hazards. A range of upgradable weapons should also help your cause.

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Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 2

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 2 sees the franchise's self-styled coppers take a trip to the tropics.

Unfortunately, their leisurely jaunt soon becomes a working vacation when their little break is threatened by an erupting volcano.

This episode also features a special mini-game entitled Whack da Ratz, which allows you to compete with other players for a high score.

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