The thought behind the TouchArcade Recreation of the Week is that each Friday afternoon we put up the one recreation that got here out this week that we predict is price giving a particular nod to. Now, earlier than anybody goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t essentially imply our Recreation of the Week decide is the best scoring recreation in a overview, the sport with the perfect graphics, or actually another quantifiable “greatest” factor. As a substitute, it’s extra simply us selecting out the only recreation out of the week’s releases that we predict is probably the most noteworthy, shocking, attention-grabbing, or actually another exhausting to explain high quality that makes it price having in case you had been simply going to choose up one.
These picks may be controversial, and that’s OK. In the event you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s attempt to use the feedback of those articles to have conversations about what recreation is your recreation of the week and why.
With out additional ado…
Typically a recreation comes alongside and for no matter cause you simply CAN’T STOP PLAYING IT. This week that recreation has been DUNKYPUNG ($2.99) for each myself and Eli. DUNKYPUNG (that’s enjoyable to say) is the brand new recreation from solo developer Nathan Meunier, who in 2017 introduced us the superior card recreation Missile Playing cards, which we additionally selected for our Recreation of the Week again then. Hey, you’re two for 2 Nathan! DUNKYPUNG is a reasonably easy recreation at its coronary heart; you merely bounce a ball round a room utilizing flapping mechanics attempting to keep away from wave after wave of more and more harmful hazards. That is really a level-based recreation, and each fourth wave you’ll sq. off in opposition to a boss earlier than transferring on to the following degree.
Let’s simply be actual right here: DUNKYPUNG is f’ing exhausting! Like punch you to the bottom after which kick you within the enamel exhausting. However that is a type of video games that’s so mechanically sound, with such nice feeling physics, that the second you die and exit out of the sport in disgust you’re virtually immediately tapping its icon once more, helplessly pulled again in to present it only one extra go. As a result of absolutely THIS time you received’t have your ass handed to you. And actually that’s fairly true. DUNKYPUNG actually rewards talent, and the extra you play and apply the higher you’ll be able to really feel your self getting on the recreation. It’s tremendous rewarding. And maddening on the similar time. Plus, in a rarity for the sort of recreation, DUNKYPUNG is a completely premium recreation with no adverts or IAP. So in case you fancy your self a brutally tough arcade recreation that feels excellent on cellular, DUNKYPUNG is asking your title.