Coffee Stain Studios has released GoatZ to the Apple App Store. GoatZ is an expansion for Goat Simulator on Steam, but it has been released as a standalone app for iOS and Android. The game combines two of the most popular genres in gaming -- zombies and goat simulations. Coffee Stain describes it as the possibly their dumbest creation with mandatory crafting and lots of bugs. GoatZ is available for $4.99. Goat Simulator has also been reduced to $1.99 on the App Store.
New iPad Games of the Week
The fifth and final wing of the single-player Hearthstone adventure Blackrock Mountain opened on Thursday. The new wing takes players through Nefarian's Hidden Laboratory full of twisted technology and experimental monstrosities. Players will have to defeat the Omnotron Defense System, Maloriak and Nefarian to unlock the final reward cards for Blackrock Mountain. You can learn more about The Hidden Laboratory and Hearthstone at battle.net.
Hearthstone players no longer need to lug their iPad around to play the game on the go. Blizzard released an iPhone version of Hearthstone on Wednesday. All you need to do is update to version 2.5.8416 of the current app, and you will be able to use your Battle.net account to play on your iPod touch (fift-generation), iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.
The third wing of Blackrock Mountain titled "Blackrock Spire" also opened on Thursday. Players can unlock the new wing for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD. Here's the official description:
"Blackrock Spire honeycombs the heights of Blackrock Mountain, and serves as the first line of defense against those who would dare intrude on Blackwing’s domain. Nefarian’s forces now occupy the former Dark Iron dwarf citadel, where you’ll find the likes of ogres, orcs, and dragonspawn patrolling its halls."
Here are this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 03/29/15 to 04/03/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is Back to Bed. The puzzle game will be free on the Apple App Store until 04/09/15. Also don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
It has been slow for iPad apps the last couple of weeks as developers turn their attention to the Apple Watch. Several major apps, such as Target and Evernote, have already been updated with Apple Watch support, and Rules! has become the first Apple Watch game. iPhone owners with the Rules! app installed on their device will be able to enjoy a mini-game on their wrist as soon as they pick up their Apple Watch on April 24. Rules! is available for $2.99 on the App Store.
Don't forget to pre-order the new Hearthstone adventure Blackrock Mountain if you want to receive the Molten Core card back. To receive the exclusive card back you have to purchase the entire adventure for $24.99 before the official release date. Blizzard has not announced an exact release date, but Blackrock Mountain will be available sometime in April.
It was a big week for both iPhone and iPad games this week. Several big titles including Sid Meier's Starships (iPad only), Dungeon Hunter 5 and Five Nights at Freddy's 3 all landed on the App Store on Thursday. The question isn't if you should download these games, but which one should you play first? Other big universal titles released to the App Store this week include: Angry Birds Stella POP!, Star Wars: Card Trader and Card Crawl.
Here are the rest of this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 03/08/15 to 03/07/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is 8bit Doves. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 03/19/15. Also don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
Just a quick reminder that the Apple "Spring Forward" event will be available as a live stream on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. PDT. You can watch the event live on your iOS device or desktop using Safari at Apple.com. Apple is expected to reveal more details about the Apple Watch and possibly announce its new MacBook Air at the event.
Here are this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 03/01/15 to 03/07/15. Apple's Free App of the Week is Temple Run: OZ. The endless runner will be free on the Apple App Store until 03/12/15. Also don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
As we predicted, World Zombination is a freemium title, but it seems to be getting decent marks from App Store customers with a 4 star rating from 330 reviews. In the MMO players can choose to destroy cities as zombies, or save other survivors as humans. Both sides can recruit, train and level-up new units to grow their army. The game features 50 unique units, Player versus Player combat and over 50 single-player missions. World Zombination is now available for all iOS devices on the App Store.
Here are this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 02/15/15 to 02/21/15. Apple's Free App of the Week is Duet Game. The Australian puzzle game will be free on the Apple App Store until 02/26/15. Also don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
ESPN's SportsCenter app received a major overhaul this week. The app not only received a name change to just ESPN, but it also now features iPad support. Version 4.2 of the app is available now as an OTA update or as a free download on the Apple App Store.
Apple on Thursday added a "Pay Once & Play" section to the App Store as part of its weekly refresh. The new category highlights "great games with no in-app purchases," for those who are tired of freemium titles. Apple also doubled the download size of apps from 2GB to 4GB, so developers can "include more media" in their submissions and "provide a more complete, rich user experience upon installation," according to the official announcement.
Dragons' Lair: Time Warp HD has landed on the App Store for the iPad. For those too young to remember, Dragon's Lair was one of the first fully animated video games to land in arcades in the 1980s. While the simple gameplay wasn't all that exciting, the art was a sight to behold in an 8-bit world. The game's bumbling hero and awesome cartoon death scenes also captured the imaginations of every kid who was lucky enough to experience it at the time.
In Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp, players once again assume the role of the reluctant Dirk the Daring as he tries to save Princess Daphne from the clutches of the Evil Wizard Mordroc. Dirk must use a time machine to stop Mordroc from opening the Casket of Doom and forcing Daphne to marry him. Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp HD is available now for $4.99. It supports all iPad models running iOS 6.0 or later.