It's 1984 all over again in the App Store, Rovio Entertainment has released its Angry Birds Transformers crossover and Halfbrick Studios has updated Fruit Ninja with a Ghostbusters theme in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. Both Tiny Tower Vegas and the MMORPG Order & Chaos Online have also been update with bonus Halloween content for those who are getting into the Halloween mood. Also don't forget to check out our best Halloween apps, including Skullduggery, one of our favorite games of the year.
Here are this week's games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia for 10/12/14 to 10/18/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is Tower Madness 2. The tower defense game will be free on the Apple App Store until 10/23/14. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 10/16/14.
Angry Birds Transformers: Free for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.0 or later) Rated 4+
After teasing fans with awesome retro trailers featuring Autobirds and Deceptihogs, Rovio Entertainment has finally released its Angry Birds Transformers title to the App Store. This is the second time the developer has teamed up with HASBRO to release a mobile game and toy-line tie-in. The individual "telepods" / Transformer battle packs are already available on Amazon.com and at other retailers. Players can purchase and scan the toys to unlock that individual character within the Angry Birds game. The game also includes timers and in-app purchases, which may be a good reason to aboid it altogether.App Store Link
NBA 2K15: $7.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.1 or later) Rated 9+
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The World Series is scheduled for October 21, and the NHL season has officially kicked off, which means basketball season is right around the corner and 2K Studios has released its 2015 NBA 2K series for mobile devices. The game features "mproved gameplay," controller support and a career mode.
Alien Blue: Free for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 7.0 or later) Rated 17+
Alien Blue isn't new, but it has been newly bought by Reddit making it now the official Reddit client. The app allows you to easily browse Reddit on your mobile device, upvote content and submit your own content, links and comments. If you enjoy Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" interviews, I suggest downloading the official AMA app. It makes reading and asking AMA questions much easier.
South Park Pinball: $3.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5.0 or later) Rated 9+
ZEN Studios has released a standalone app for its new South Park Pinball game. The game features two South Park-themed pinball machines featuring some of the most popular characters from the television show.
Forestry: Free for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 6.0 or later) Rated 4+
Forestry is an interactive app that aims to teach children two years old or older about nature and " wild nature, forest and its dwellers". The app features mini-games where children can help cartoon animals build houses, gather food and so on. The game does feature in-app purchases.
More App Store Releases *The listed prices are launch prices and are subject to change.
- Outcast Odyssey: Free (Universal) New card battle game from Bandai Namco
- Hail to the King: Deathbat: $4.99 (Universal) New game by Avenged Sevenfold
- STROM: $4.99 (iPad) Music sampler for the iPad
- Princess And Knight: $2.99 (Universal) Simulation Role playing Game
- Drafts 4: $4.99 (Universal) Quickly capture notes and share anywhere
- Fiddlewax Pro: $19.99 (iPad) "Transform your iPad into cutting-edge musical instrument, drum kit, chorded zither, and multi-channel looper; all seamlessly designed for maximum playability"
- Live HD/R: $2.99 (iPhone 6) "Record real-time tonemapped HDR video in HD resolution right from your iPhone 6"
- Red Riding Hood and the Restless Wolves: $0.99 (Universal) Platform game starring Dr.Riding Hood (noted particle physicist)
- Sentinels of the Multiverse: $9.99 (iPad) 100% faithful adaptation of Sentinels card game on the iPad
- Helix: $2.99 (Universal) From the creator of 868-HACK
- Hay Ewe: $4.99 (Universal) Puzzle game with sheep
- Dungeon Dick: $0.99 (Universal) Adventure game with the word "Dick" in the title
- My Very Hungry Caterpillar: $3.99 (Universal) Mobile game based on the popular children's book
New Cydia Tweaks
- BeSureBefore (Free) Prevent accidental sending of emails and messages
- Parental Controls ($0.99) Enable a time limit for all activities on a jailbroken iOS 7 device
- VolumeStatus 2 (Free) Add volume level to Status bar
- Flinfo (Free) See app info from Home screen
- iDevice Wise ($1.99) Get detailed iOS device specifications