Infinity Blade II, FIFA Soccer 13, Polomatic

updated 12:28 pm EDT, Fri November 2, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Infinity Blade II 1.3.2 ($3) - Infinity Blade II is a sequel to the popular turn-based battle game built on the Unreal Engine 3 codebase. The game features three new styles of combats, as well as a host of new weapons, armor, and spells. Version 1.3.2 includes three expansion packs, ClashMob, Vault of Tears, and Sky Cages, as well as support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. [Download - 1.03GB]

FIFA Soccer 13 1.0.3 ($7) - FIFA Soccer 13 is the official soccer title from EA featuring 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams, and more than 15,000 players. FIFA 13 builds on previous releases with the addition of a skill move button that allows users to perform tricks with different swipe gestures. The update includes cross-devices access for online multiplayer and support for both the iPad mini and 4th gen iPad. [Download - 1.36GB]

Polamatic 3.0 ($2) - Polamatic is an alternative camera app that includes 12 frames and 12 filters based on classic Polaroid cameras. The resolution of saved images has been doubled to 2282 x 2771 in the latest release, and new options for copying an image to the clipboard and saving a copy of the original image have been added. The camera interface has also been redesigned and now includes new visual effects. [Download - 37.5MB]

Air Patriots 1.0 (free) - Air Patriots puts players in control of a squadron of planes that must defend a pathway. Unlike traditional defences games, Air Patriot allows players to be constantly moving their defences around the map. Three unique maps are included with the game, each with three levels of difficulty, along with 13 different aircraft and 50 achievements. [Download - 82.9MB]

SpinCraft 1.0 (free) - SpinCraft is a 3D platformer where players attempt to help php become the fastest pizza delivery boy. As players progress through the game's 20 levels they can upgrade their SpinCraft with different power-ups and skins. Each level features numerous traps and enemies to defeat, including several boss battles. [Download - 41.2MB]

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