This Week in Mobile Gaming – October 17th, 2010

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This week we gallop through a heavy metal world, conquer a dark wizard, feed a creature some candy, manage the railways, and see what it’s like to be a game developer.

Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition iPhone

Robot Unicorn Attack: Heavy Metal Edition: A new version of Robot Unicorn Attack with less rainbows and more metal. Speed through a darker landscape filled with bones while platforming to “Battlefield” by the German metal band, Blind Guardian. Keep track of your achievements and scores with OpenFeint. 99 cents in the app store as an introductory price for a limited time.

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Solomon's Boneyard iPhone

Solomon’s Boneyard: A top down, two button survival game where you take the role of a Wizard. As one of seven wizards, you must stop the dark wizard from spreading evil throughout and take on waves of undead hordes. There are over 30 skills, high scores and perks, powerups and more. Get it for 99 cents in the app store.

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Cut the Rope iPhone

Cut the Rope: The first game in a long time to bump Angry Birds from its top spot. Cut the Rope is a puzzle game where, in each level, there is a piece of candy hanging from rope. You must cut the rope so the creature below can eat the candy, but different obstacles and elements between the creature and the candy increase the difficulty as you progress. You can try it for free, or go all in with the full version at 99 cents.

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Trainyard: A clever puzzle game involving the guidance of trains to their respective goal stations. The early levels walk you through the fundamentals, and each puzzle’s difficulty increases as you progress. Timing becomes crucial, as well as how you arrange the pathways to each station. Test out the trial version, or snag the full version which is on sale for 99 cents.

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Game Dev Story: Play the role of running a game company in this simulation. Starting from the ground and working your way up, you have to hire talent to develop your own console and games. You will be able to increase the skills of the staff to gain experience as you unlock the ability to develop more genres. Each staff member has their own specialty from sound to programming. $3.99 in the app store.

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What do you think about these titles? What mobile games are consuming your downtime? Let us know in the comments!

tags: iPad, iPhone, Mobile