As promised, the fifth title in the Hungry Shark series was released to the U.S. App Store this week. Hungry Shark World features 17 shark species in 7 different size tiers, 3 open worlds to explore 20 different mission and tons of innocent types of people to eat and objects to destroy. The game is available for free on the Appl App Store. It supports the iPhone 5 or later, iPad mini 2/3, iPad 3 and later and the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later.
New iPad Games of the Week
It was a slow week for the App Store overall, but there was one major new iPad-only release, Pathfinder Adventures. We highlighted the new RPG here. Since our write up the game has earned a 3 1/2 star rating and it has been trending on Touch Arcade. You can download Pathfinder Adventures on the App Store for free.
Rovio Entertainment has released an Angry Birds tie-in for the upcoming movie. Angry Birds Action is a pinball-style smashing game starring characters from the animated film. This seems like a last gasp for Rovio as the game is struggling to climb the App Store charts, stuck at only number 24 at the time of this post. Most Angry Birds titles have enjoyed at least a top 10 spot for a few days after a release. The game also includes IAPs, which is odd for a movie tie-in. You can download Angry Birds Action for free on the App Store.
The Pokémon parody Pockey Mortys was updated this week with ten new Mortys. The new Mortys can be caught in the wild after certain badge requirements are met. I haven't personally checked them, but it safe to assume the first female Morty, Morticia, and Pizza Morty are two of the ten new characters. The game has also been updated with a new Paralyze attack, a paralyze antidote and a caught indicator, but no new missions. The best new feature is quick crafting recipes, because while crafting is fun it could become a little tedious after awhile.
It was a big week for Disney as Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ from Square Enix, Disney Crossy Road and LEGO Star Wars Force Builder were all released to the App Store the same day as the trailer for Rogue One was launched online. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is probably the most anticipated mobile game to hit the App Store this week. The game takes place at the "beginning" of the Kingdom Hearts series in the world of fairies, and follows the Keyblade wielders as they battle against the Heartless.
Nintendo's first mobile app designed for iOS is now availble worldwide. Miitomo is a communication app where users can create their own Mii and socialize with other users. As of right now it is the number one app on the Free App Store charts. The game allows users to give their Mii a unique personality, customize its voice and create their own personalized greetings. User can also earn in-game currency to spend on outfits and accessories, answer questions to further personalize their Mii and sync their Nintendo accounts to earn Platinum Points.
Miitomo is available for free on the App Store. It supports all devices running iOS 7.0 or later. The game does not require that you own a NIntendo console, but it helps.
Gameloft has released Disney Magic Kingdoms to the App Store. The free to play building game allows Disney fanatics to build their own Disney theme park after Maleficent casts an evil spell over the Kingdom. The game features attractions from Disney parks around the world, including Disneyland, California Adventure, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Players can rebuild their favorite classic rides, such as It's a Small World, and discover new attractions only found in the game, such as WALL-E's House and Cyclops Sushi. The game also includes beloved characters from Disney movies, menacing villains, side quests and more. Disney Magic Kingdoms supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later.
The 2016 Major League Baseball season kicks off in early April, which means it is time for fantasy sport fans to start planning for their upcoming drafts. FantasyPros.com has released its fantasy baseball app, Draft Wizard, for iOS devices. The draft kit features a variety of tools to help you draft the best team for your upcoming MLB fantasy season. FantasyPros Draft Wizard includes a draft simulator, cheat sheets, draft analyzer, expert advice and more. The best part is it is available for free on the App Store, with a pay option to upgrade to the Pro level.
There were a lot of titles based on popular television series released to the App Store this week. The most popular and heavily anticipated universal title is probably, The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries. This Telltale spinoff is a three part miniseries that follows The Walking Dead's most mysterious character, Michonne. The story follows the events that take place between issues #126 and #139 of Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic book. Episode 1 of The Walking Dead: Michonne is available for $4.99 on the Apple App Store. Additional episodes will be released in March and April.
After almost a month of barely any iPad releases there were a few this week, even if they're mostly hidden object games it is nice to see Big Fish Games is back. We really missed them. In other news, don't forget to pre-register for Nintendo's Miitomo app, so you can earn some bonus Platinum Points when it is launched next month. It's been a slow week for iPad news, so let's jump right in to this week's new releases for 02/14/16 to 02/20/16. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
PBS KIDS has released The Electric Company Prankster Planet for the iPad. The 2D side-scrolling game includes eight quests with math curriculum woven throughout, an avatar creator and collectible rewards. The game was designed to meet U.S. Department of Education guidelines and aims to teach kids math, graphs, charts and data analysis. The Electric Company Prankster Planet is available for free on the App Store.