The Thursday Find, our weekly iPhone and iPad recommendation – The Muscle Hustle

Okay it’s Thursday. Normally I’d kick things off with some epic preamble about literally nothing, but I don’t want to do that today. Instead I’m just going to hit that content hard.

And that content is the Thursday Find. Click the emboldened name of the game below and you’ll be able to download it from the App Store. Disagree? Add a comment in the comments section. Sweet. We are good to go.

The Muscle Hustle

What would happen if you crossed wrestling with marbles? Well a lot of people would say you were crazy. They’d say you’d gone too far. Others would call you a maverick, a visionary, the sort of person who could lead us into a golden age of mash ups between pretend sports and childhood pastimes.

Either way the end result would look a lot like The Muscle Hustle. It’s a game that sees you collecting a roster of wrestlers, training them up, then taking them to the ring to do battle. And it’s in that ring that the marble comparisons kick in.

You see, rather than grappling with your foes, you’re flicking your wrestlers into them. It’s a bit like Angry Birds, I suppose, but rather than destroying structures you’re trying to pound faces. And there are some interesting twists that add a layer of tactics to proceedings.

For example, your wrestlers have their own special moves that you trigger by smashing an ally into them…

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The Thursday Find, our favourite game of the week – Time Recoil

Oh look it’s Thursday again. I know I said things were going to change around here last week, but I’ve decided some things are better staying the way they are. At least for the time being anyway. But don’t get too attached to anything, destruction is the nature of the universe.

All of that means that we’re going to do another Thursday Find. That’s when we write about one game that you definitely should be playing this week. It was hard picking just one, but I think I’ve spotted an under-appreciated doozy that’s going to make you go “oh, thanks for finding us that under-appreciated doozy, Harry.”

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you’ve got your own suggestions for a Thursday Find, feel free to share them with the class by adding them to the comments down there at the bottom of this excellent content.

Time Recoil

This one has been out on various other consoles and gaming devices for a while now, but it’s just landed on the App Store and it’s pretty damn good. If you like twin-stick shooters you’re going to lap it up.

Bear in mind though that this is a twin-stick shooter with a twist. Namely that there’s only one stick. And when you shoot people you slow down time. Oh, and if you kill enough people you’ll unlock special moves that can literally destroy walls.

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The Thursday Find – Kick Ass Commandos

Thursday has barrelled into view like a drunken bear stumbling through the woods in search of picnic baskets to snaffle. Silly Thursday, what are you like eh? Always stomping around and getting up to mischief.

Anyway this Thursday we’re going to do a Thursday Find. It might be the last one, I haven’t decided yet. If it isn’t, next week’s is going to be a little different. So if you’re a fan of the content you’d best get snuggled in, because things are going to be changing in seven day’s time.

As usual though you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you wanted to say anything in the comments, they’re down at the bottom of the article. It’d be nice to know you’re there, so it would.

Kick Ass Commandos

Kick Ass Commandos is a beautifully retro experience. It’s a top down twin stick shooter that’s dripping with action movie references. You’re getting to the chopper, saving POWs, and mowing down waves of frankly useless enemy soldiers.

The prisoners you rescue join your team. They obey the same controls as your main character, so you can easily end up with a team of five blasting out showers of chaotic explosions, bullets, and grenades.

And yes, that is as much fun as it sounds. The game is split into a number of different missions, and each has a different goal. Sometimes there are…

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The Thursday Find – REKT

Well hello there. It’s nice to see you. Been a while. Been up to anything nice? You didn’t!?! Really? That is certainly a turn up for the books. Although you should probably go to the doctor and get that checked out. Y’know, just in case.

Anyway, you might have noticed that it’s Thursday. And that means it’s time to do a Thursday Find. That’s when we pick the one game that’s come out this week that you definitely, definitely should be playing. And quite frankly this week the choice was pretty damn simple.

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you’ve got experiences with the game you want to share, or you just want to tell me I’m a stupid jerk who gets everything wrong, then feel free to let me know in the comments. Peace out.


What would happen if, while you were playing Rocket League, you accidentally managed to drive your rocket car out of the arena and directly into the path of a mobile skateboarding game? Well, in that highly unlikely scenario, you’d probably end up with REKT.

It’s a game all about driving a super-fast car around an arena. There’s no ball though. Instead there are a series of ramps, jumps, gates, boxes, and loop-de-loops. And you need to score points by pulling off tricks on them.

Your car drives forwards automatically. You control the direction it’s goin…

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The Thursday Find – Stormbound

It’s Thursday. Hi there Thursday, how are you doing? Well. Cool. Let’s cut to the chase then. Thursday is when we find things for you. And that’s exactly what we’ve gone and done this week. You read that right, it’s time for the Thursday find.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you’ve got your own suggestions about what people should be playing, feel free to share them in the comments below.


There are some really great games out on the App Store this week, so you should definitely check out our round up tomorrow, but for the Thursday find, I thought I’d share this little gem with you.

It’s a mobile MOBA, but it does things really differently. There’s a lot more strategy here, and far more to think about than in the likes of Clash Royale. For starters it’s turn-based, and all about smashing up just one base.

You could think of it as a multiplayer tower defence game, but with a card-playing twist. It’s deep, it’s tactical, and there’s an awful lot of game here for you to explore.

Matches are one on one, and you and your AI or human foe each have a base. Yours is at the bottom of the screen, theirs is at the top. You need to throw out troops to try and destroy your opponent’s base before they destroy yours.

But since everything is tu…

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