Mid-week iOS releases: Superman, Age of Zombies Anniversary, Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Spy Mouse HD, and more
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Welcome back to another edition of Pocket Gamer's weekly round-up of the latest iPhone and iPad mid-week releases.
As you probably already know, we produce this weekly article because we're simply too busy to bring you a story on every single new mid-week release.
This week, we welcome a caped superhero, a sneaky mouse, a feisty racoon, a helpless fish, a few waves of hungry zombies, a bunch of furious mutants, and a range of high-powered cars into our touchscreen worlds. It's a mixed bag.
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 Superman
Chillingo's Superman sees you strap on that iconic red cape, take control of The Man of Steel, and save the city of Metropolis from Lex Luther.
Your success will be determined by the canny use of all of Superman's most famous skills, such as heat vision, super-breath, super-strength, and super-speed. And, yes, you can fly. Obviously.
Spy Mouse HD is, of course, a bespoke iPad version of Firemint's Pocket Gamer Silver Award-winning iPhone hit.
In this stealthy line-drawing adventure, you utilise crafty gadgets, gizmos, and power-ups, sneak past evil cats, and nab yourself some creamy cheese.
Download Spy Mouse HD
Katana Jack! is - according to its App Store description - the very first iOS game to be "finger-painted on the iPad". The game's music was even created using the iPad version of Apple's GarageBand.
You aim across the game's 90 levels is to successfully destroy lanterns that are preventing you from sleeping. If you have one of those fancy iCade things, you can even use that to help you complete your mission.
Download Katana Jack!
Gameloft's follow-up to Pocket Gamer Gold Award-nabbing title The Oregon Trail not only contains many of the features found in the original offering, but also boasts several new ones.
For example, you can now build your very own frontier village, and pack it with buildings, animals, and crops.
Download The Oregon Trail: American Settler
If you're unfamiliar with Minecraft (where have you been?!), this Pocket Edition gives you the ability to create vast castles, tiny houses, or whatever else your imagination can conjure up, using 36 different varieties of blocks.
You can even invite your friends along for the ride, and save multiplayer worlds right on your device.
Download Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Racoon Rising tasks you with aiding a sleepy racoon in his quest to battle the waves of robots that are attempting to destroy his home.
This involves avoiding large and dangerous machinery, destroying flying robo-squids, stomping on cannons, and saving some of your forest buddies.
Download Racoon Rising
If you've ever wanted to save a fish from its overzealous owner and destroy some toys in the process, Saving Yello is probably right up your street.
This physics-based title currently features 40 levels set across three different settings, but more will be added in future updates.
Download Saving Yello
Chillingo's Extraction: Project Outbreak is a top-down 3D shooter that pits you against streams of infected soldiers, following a series of failed government experiments. Isn't that always the way?
Anyway, you can blast the infected to smithereens using ten different weapons, and upgrade your character with the XP you earn throughout.
Download Extraction: Project Outbreak
As you can see from the trailer below, Bullet Time HD is set in a mutant-stuffed post-apocalyptic world, which features numerous quests, two campaigns, hidden secrets, and plenty of reasons to blast people in the face.
You can customise your character with jackets, armours, and more, and upgrade all of the game's weapons. Game Center offers leaderboards and achievements.
Download Bullet Time HD
Halfbrick's Age of Zombies Anniversary is an upgraded HD version of the previous Age of Zombies game, albeit designed to make full use of Apple's Retina display devices.
It also features an all-new chapter set in the Wild West, which includes new zombies to kill, weapons to find, and achievements to earn.
Download Age of Zombies AnniversaryRPM: Gymkhana Racing
Bulkypix's RPM: Gymkhana Racing is an "acrobatic racer" featuring 25 obstacle-filled tracks, which you speed around while attempting to complete various objectives.
These include posing for pictures, smashing into priceless art, splattering walls with paint, and much more.
Download RPM: Gymkhana Racing