Each week the iOS Gaming Watch List will inform you of some noteworthy releases coming to the App Store. Major releases tend to hit on Thursdays, so we'll be coming at you every Wednesday with the games to look out for, as well as some of the bigger content updates on the way. While this won't be a comprehensive list of games releasing for a given week, it does offer a quick selection of games and upates that show promise or look interesting for one reason or another. Worth noting that we have not played many of these games, so you shouldn't take these as short reviews. Think of this more like a helpful guide of games to investigate as they launch on Thursday.
Ah, Carmageddon. There have been plenty of racing combat games since its release, but none have been quite so brash about encouraging you to run over civilians. The game has been re-released on iOS and, if you're quick, you'll be able to nab a free copy on October 17 (as a thank you to all those that supported the Kickstarter for a Carmageddon sequel). Just make sure your kid doesn't accidently boot it up when she's trying to launch Happy Pony Adventure. (Universal, free)
In a rare departure for the blue hedgehog, Sonic Jump features no running whatsoever. Incredible, right? Sonic Jump is clearly inspired by Doodle Jump, but the concept has been fleshed out to include pre-set maps and challenges akin to Jetpack Joyride. Familiar graphics and sound effects come along for the ride, making this look and sound like a classic Sonic game, even though it's really not one. (Universal, $1.99)
Don't Look Back
Terry Cavanagh seems to have cornered the market on insanely difficult games. Most recently he stole our hearts and our commutes with Super Hexagon. Now he's gone and ported one of his earlier games, Don't Look Back, to iOS. Like retro platformers and don't mind dying about 30 times within the span of a minute? This is well worth your time. (Universal, free)