by Randy Daankievitch and Lisa Caplan
The holiday season is upon us, and with more games receiving Christmas updates than you can shake mistletoe at, we at AppTudes have hunted down the hottest holiday updates of the season. If you’re looking for some snow-themed gaming goodness, this is the list you’re looking for. We have a few other great picks on other holiday lists, but if we missed your favorite, please eave us a note in the comments.
Scribblenauts Remix – Editor’s Choice
By Warner Bros.
Universal – $.99
Scribblenauts Remix is one of the coolest games on iOS. A puzzle game that encourages players to think out of the box, Scribblenauts Remix can create just about anything, giving players an abundance of ways to solve puzzles. Their latest update added a winterized sandbox and holiday music. If you’ve ever wanted to make rainbow reindeer, or just want a great puzzle game for all ages, Scribblenauts Remix is a must-have for iDevice owners.
Angry Birds Seasons
Buy Angry Birds Seasons Here
Buy Angry Birds Seasons HD Here
by Rovio $.99-$1.99
What would the holidays be without a snow-filled Angry Birds update? This year, Angry Birds Seasons becomes the 25 Days of Christmas. A new, Christmas-themed level will be released every day from Dec. 1-25th to celebrate Christmas. If 25 icy levels wasn’t enough, the orange bird introduced earlier this year in Angry Birds Rio makes his way over to this iteration of Rovio’s monster smash. Down with the pigs! Note: users have reported difficulty after updating, especially for iPad,SPY m but in our testing both versions worked perfectly.
By Firemint & Electronic Arts $.99-$2.99
A fun game for both young and old, SPY Mouse is a delightfully challenging puzzle game. And not only has Electronic Art’s massive line-drawing hit SPy Mouse received a winter update, but it’s also gone free for a limited time! The new update covers the entire first world in snow and holiday decorations, even the final boss. Help Agent Squeak collect candy canes and escape the kitties!
Bloons TD 4
Buy Bloons TD 4 Here
By Digital Goldfish Ltd $2.99-$4.99
Tower defense games are a dime a dozen in the App Store, but with the amount of developer support and update features in Bloons TD 4, it’s certainly one of the front-runners of the genre on iOS. In their newest update, Digital Goldfish Ltd have added not one, but two holiday-themed tracks, the addition of festive towers, and the best present of all: double XP to help players open upgrades and tracks much faster.
Doodle Jump Christmas Special
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by Lima Sky
iPhone only – $.99
Doodle Jump Christmas Special is back – it’s a stand-alone version of Lima Sky’s timeless classic, Doodle Jump. Retina-ized and covered in ice, the winter-themed DJ is as addicting and enjoyable as the other versions. New enemies and a fresh graphical design will keep long-time fans entertained, perfect for a quick game while standing in shopping lines or curled up in front of a blazing fire.
Beyond Ynth Xmas Edition
Download Beyond Ynth Xmas Edition Here
Download Beyond Ynth Xmas Edition HD Here
by FDG Entertainment -FREE
One of the best puzzle games in the App Store brings back its holiday-themed free version again this winter. Featuring five challenging levels, Beyond Ynth: Xmas Edition is a challenging action/puzzler staring an enthusiastic ladybug. If you need to unwind and stretch out your mental muscles after a long day of shopping, Beyond Ynth Xmas Edition is exactly what you’re looking for.
Buy OvenBreak Infinity Here
iPhone Only – $1.99
With a new character, new levels, and new collections, Devsister’s recent update of OvenBreak Infinity brought Retina graphics and tons of new content for new and experienced players to enjoy. The game is a simple, family friendly endless runner with tons of personality and content. Pick this up today and help Dozer escape from the oven and make his way to the moon!
Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas
Buy Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas Here
By [adult swim]
iPhone Only – $.99
What say Happy Holidays more than a galloping unicorn, complete with trailing rainbow? Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas answers this question soundly with a Christmas spirit-packed version of [adult swim]‘s mega-hit Robot Unicorn Attack. If you haven’t played any of the other versions and are looking for an original endless runner for the holidays, look no further: fast-paced and gorgeous, Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas is a time-devouring masterpiece on ice.
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