The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – May 19th

Well if it isn’t our old friend Friday. The last day of the working week, the harbinger of the week-end. Here to tempt us with its promises of lie ins and roasts and barbecues and long nights of endless shenanigans.

But we’ve got one last piece of content to get through here at App Spy. It’s the piece of content you’ve been waiting for. The piece of content that tells you the five best games that came out on the App Store this week.

As usual, you can click on the emboldened name of the games below to download them. And also as usual, if you’ve got your own suggestions, feel free to stick them in the comments below. Who knows, you might make your new best friend by doing that.

Guns of Boom

A super slick super shooty super shooter. Honestly, this is one of the best multiplayer FPS games to have hit the App Store in recent memory. It’s super addictive. I do have some bad news for you though, Pocket Gamer editor Glen Fox is the best at it. Like seriously, no one can beat him.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

No Stick Shooter

A crazed turret shooter that offers one of the most fra…

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New: Arkanoid vs Space Invaders (Games)

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)



Two of the most iconic classic games ever made meet in Arkanoid vs Space Invaders!

-Combines the exciting shoot ‘em up and block breaking gameplays in one game.
-Reflect the invaders bullets right back at them.
-Gather energy and trigger Attack Mode to destroy your enemies.

-Each level will test your skills and puzzle solving abilities.
-Experience over 20 different powers.
-Defeat huge 3D Invader bosses and save the galaxy.

-Unlock 40 different characters from the Taito legacy each with their own unique abilities (Shields, split ball, etc.)
-Hard Mode offers a new challenge for completionist players
-Compete on the leaderboards in ranked mode

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is completely free of in-app purchases and requires IOS 8.0 or later.

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New: No Stick Shooter (Games)

No Stick Shooter 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


Happy Robot presents a fresh take on the classic retro-arcade shooters we all know and love. Featuring 30 levels of non-stop mayhem, a huge variety of enemies, strategic weaponry, and a unique control scheme, No Stick Shooter is packed full of explosive fun!

From simple asteroids to wiggly snakes and giant guns, No Stick Shooter delivers a wide range of enemies each with their own individual behaviors.

Discover the strengths and weaknesses of several unique weapons, each carefully designed to be as explosively satisfying as possible!

Players have to carefully balance their enemies and weapons and devise the most effective approach to each challenge, in order to achieve the highest scores and create the largest explosions!

Fight your way through 30 challenging levels, including three boss fights and additional goals to achieve along the way.

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Price Drop: Mole Hammers (Games)

Mole Hammers 1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)


Super simple fun for two!

"Mole Hammers is easily recommendable for players of all ages thanks to its one button controls and addicting game elements.", 4/5 –
"A game that you understand in seconds",
"Exciting 1 VS 1 challenges with friends",
"Guaranteed you’ll have fun with this two player quick-response game", @pimcoumans
"Another fantastic super simple game by this developer, perfect for a quick match against a friend!", @LorenzoPilia

Whack the mole before your opponent does, swing your hammer with perfect timing and build up the combo multiplier!

• TWO PLAYERS on a single screen!
• One button controls
• Random Moles, Big Moles and Rabbits
• Quick Match option
• Single player against the AI
• Game Center high scores and achievements
• No IAPs

What’s New

-Record gameplay videos with Everyplay! (Disabled by default on some older devices, can be enabled from the options menu)

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Price Drop: Tank of Tanks (Games)

Tank of Tanks 1.0

Device: iOS iPad Only
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


Four players, one iPad! Dominate your friends in chaotic one-minute deathmatches.

"It’s everything a local multiplayer game should be: simple and fun." — PocketGamer
"This multiplayer game played on a single iPad is simple, chaotic fun." 4/5 — 148Apps

Tank of Tanks is an easy-to-learn one-button arcade tank game for up to four players on a single iPad.

Push the button to move and shoot. Release to turn.

• Massively local four player action!
• Simple one-button controls
• Frantic 60-second deathmatches
• Fun levels like Arena, Revolver and Box Pit
• Game Center leaderboard and achievements
• Customize your play, enable bouncy bullets and icy surface for even crazier combat

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Price Drop: Soccer Physics (Games)

Soccer Physics 1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)


One-button soccer game! So dumb it’s fun.

Winner of ‘Best Multiplayer Game’ IMGA award

"Soccer Physics is probably the funniest football game you’ll play on iOS" — PocketGamer

-Two players, one screen
-One-button controls
-Craaazy physics
-Random modes, outfits & hair styles
-Endless mode
-Optional two-button controls (for up to 4 players!)
-Record, watch & share replays (iPhone 4S or newer required)

How to play:
Tap the button to jump and kick. You control both your soccer players with just one button. Kick the ball into your opponent’s goal to score.

What’s New

-New random mode: "ACROBATIC"
-More outfits
-Several minor improvements

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New: Artificial Superintelligence (Games)

Artificial Superintelligence 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


** 33% off during launch **

You’re a startup founder building the world’s first sentient supercomputer!

Slide either left or right to train your AI, handle the bizarre requests of Silicon Valley residents, and explore parallel universes.

If you can keep your employees, your investors, the government, and the internet from tearing apart the fabric of society, then maybe you’ll actually bring about the Singularity.

But you’ll probably just get arrested by the FBI. Or kidnapped by an obsessed superfan. Or consumed by a swarm of nanorobots.


– Hilarious branching story overflowing with sci-fi weirdness.
– Level up your dumb-as-rocks AI to the point where she’s millions of times smarter than every human who ever lived, combined.
– Every time you play, you start in a new parallel universe; most are pretty similar to ours, but some have… diverged.
– Meet characters like a hipster, an elder god, and a naked time traveler.
– Learn how AI really works – and all the ways it can be both good and bad for humanity.
– Find all 52 unique endings, such as the one where your cat Captain Whiskers enslaves humanity.
– Music made by an actual artificial intelligence (ha ha, machines are coming to take all your jobs).

Apps starring the AI construct CARROT have been featured by Apple, The New York Times, Good Morning America, and Wired, and are beloved by millions of meatbags the world over.

* Note: iPhone 5, iPod Touch 6, iPad mini 2, iPad Air or later recommended.

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Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes)



Welcome to the TRAPPIST System. A monolith was recently discovered dotted with obelisks emitting holographic glyphs and binary controls. What could they mean? Enter the sequences to travel further into the unknown, and unearth a deeper mystery that may never be fully understood.

Due to the nature of this voyage, your screen has been outfitted with vacuum-tolerant pixaels, a more resilient form of pixel. This does however preclude the use of advertisements or in-visor purchases. A complimentary synthwave mix-tape has been included to mitigate space-madness.


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