Fresh iPhone Apps for March 22: Angry Birds Space, Hunters 2, Swordigo, rComplex

Mar 22, 2012
Games

Finally, the Angry Birds have a new frontier to explore in Angry Birds Space, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. The game throws new challenges at players, like variable gravity, but also includes new birds and a fresh take on the franchise. It’s followed by three quality game entries to get you ready for the weekend: […]

Finally, the Angry Birds have a new frontier to explore in Angry Birds Space, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. The game throws new challenges at players, like variable gravity, but also includes new birds and a fresh take on the franchise. It’s followed by three quality game entries to get you ready for the weekend: Hunters 2, a turn-based sci-fi strategy title; Swordigo, a side-scrolling action-adventure game that’ll remind players of The Legend of Zelda; and rComplex, an indie running title that got its start on PC.

Angry Birds Space (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

The latest entry into the incredibly popular arcade series is finally upon us: Angry Birds Space. With a new setting, new physics rules and even some new birds, Angry Birds Space adds quite a few elements to the tried-and-true formula that fans of the series have been enjoying for years. There’s enough new here to give players a great set of 60 new levels to explore, while keeping things familiar, as well.

Levels in Angry Birds Space provide lots of new challenges. Sometimes you’ll be flinging birds into low-gravity situations; other times, there will be no gravity at all. That means adjusting your strategy in new and different ways that players haven’t experienced yet. As usual, Angry Birds Space includes a bunch of hidden levels, plus Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards.

Hunters 2 (iPhone, iPad) $4.99

Turn-based sci-fi strategy game Hunters 2 puts players on foreign planets, commanding teams of marines as they explore grid-like levels and fight off monsters, enemy soldiers and other science-fictiony enemies. In each level, players take control of a team of fighters that can be moved around the game, taking turns fighting off bad guys and completing objectives.

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As you complete levels and strengthen your characters, you’ll be able to find and purchase new weapons and armor, as well as specialize your team with abilities to give them different jobs. Hunters 2 also packs daily quests for players to complete and also includes a crafting system to give players another level of customization.

Swordigo (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Side-scrolling adventure title Swordigo will likely remind plenty of gamers familiar with old-school Nintendo Entertainment System games of Zelda II: The Adventures of Link. The only side-scrolling game in the Legend of Zelda franchise, Link gives players a sword and sends them out into the world to kill stuff, find items and unweave a mysterious fantasy tale. Swordigo is basically like that, but with touch controls and great 2.5-D graphics.

Swordigo has players taking on quests as they travel around the world, earning new magical powers and destroying bad guys along the way. It includes both adventure game aspects and role-playing game characteristics, and packs some pretty great production values – particularly in the music department. It also features Game Center and iCloud support.

rComplex (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Indie running title rComplex started its life as an experimental PC title, and now that it’s hit iOS, the game has been reworked slightly from its original version. It’s still about running away from a huge black tentacle monster that’s always gaining on the player, and requires quick reflexes to jump over or slide under obstacles. As the monster grows closer, you can shoot it with your shotgun to keep it at bay, but you have a limited number of rounds at your disposal.

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The new version of rComplex is divided into seven levels and tells more of a story than the PC version. It also features original music that keeps the adrenaline level high, and also packs more than a full hour of voice-over narration to tell the game’s story.

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