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65 top games for Apple TV: From Beat Sports and Afterpulse to Galaxy on Fire 3 and Guitar Hero Live

65 top games for Apple TV: From Beat Sports and Afterpulse to Galaxy on Fire 3 and Guitar Hero Live

The Apple TV has arrived, and with it comes a new avenue for mobile developers to explore with their games, either by developing new games or just adding their already universal app to the OS.

There's already a wealth of apps and games available, but with Apple giving precedence to the top selling games, and games they choose to feature, there's going to be some lost in the crowd.

And that's where this handy list comes into play.

We're looking to track the games that have been released for, or are headed to, Apple TV.

So, if you have a game you want us to list, please drop me a line at ric -dot- cowley at steelmedia -dot- co.uk.


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  • 1 Afterpulse

    Afterpulse logo

    Developer: Digital Legends
    Genre: Thirdperson shooter
    Available now: now for Phone and iPad
    Coming to Apple TV: TBA (2015)
    Price: F2P

    In its move to appeal more to the western market, Korean outfit Gamevil is publishing thirdperson shooter Afterpulse.

    As well as iPhone and iPad, it's coming to Apple TV and so promises triple-A console graphics via 64-bit and the Metal SDK.

    There's going to be lots of personalisation - headgear, full body armor, equipment, and grenades or other advanced devices - and, of course, lots of weapons; over 35 primary and secondary.

    Modes included Training, Free-for-all and 8-player team Versus.


  • 2 Air Wings

    Air Wings logo

    Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Air Wings sees you engaging in dogfights with paper airplanes in online multiplayer. There's 18 different planes to choose from, ranging from the classic paper plane to a plane constructed from balsa wood and rubber bands.

    There's a variety of classroom-themed weapons to fend off opponents with, including spit wads, rubber bands, and heat-seeking pencils, and there's 22 different battlefields for you to prove your might on.


  • 3 Almost Impossible!

    Almost Impossible! logo

    Publisher: Daniel Counsell
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    A side-scrolling platformer, Almost Impossible! has you guiding a small ball of light through a maze of platforms and spikes, trying desperately to stay alive.

    There's 50 tricky levels to work through, each one harder than the next, a thumping electronic soundtrack, minimalist graphics, and leaderboards to show off your highscores and prove that it wasn't so impossible after all.


  • 4 Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure logo

    Publisher: Snowman
    Genre: Endless runner
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    Alto's Adventure sees you snowboarding down a mountain trying to catch up with your escaped llamas, pulling off flips and grinds as you go to build up points and speed.

    You also need to avoid rocks, chasms, and your elders for as long as possible, all the while collecting coins to spend on items and upgrades.


  • 5 Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne logo

    Publisher: Gameloft
    Genre: Driving
    Available now: For iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Gameloft has always had a reputation as an early adopter on new hardware and it's no difference with Apple TV.

    As yet, all we know if that its prime racing franchise Asphalt 8 will be available, although there's no news on what (if any) exclusive content will be added to the version.

    If nothing else though, it will be interesting to see if the mobile game's Twitch integration makes the port.


  • 6 BADLAND

    BADLAND logo

    Publisher: Frogmind
    Genre: Puzzle-platformer
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    After being ported to just about every other console, puzzle-platformer BADLAND is also making its way to Apple TV. It sees you guiding a black blob through challenging levels, with one-touch play that has you tapping the screen to fly up to dodge obstacles.

    The Apple TV version loses the level editor, but the Level World is still available, and you can still make levels on your other iOS devices for use on the TV. You can also import your saves over from the iCloud to pick up where you left off.


  • 7 Beach Buggy Racing

    Beach Buggy Racing logo

    Publisher: Vector Unit
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Beach Buggy Racing has you rallying around beaches in over-sized karts, firing weapons at your opponents in a bid to be the first across the line.

    There's fifteen tracks to race on across six different game modes, 25 power-ups including fireballs and oil slicks to throw off fellow racers, and a host of racers and karts to choose from and race with, each with their own special abilities.


  • 8 Beat Sports

    Beat Sports logo

    Developer: Harmonix
    Publisher: Tilting Point
    Genre: Rhythm action/Mini-games
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: TBC

    One of the games to be formally announced during the Apple press conference, Harmonix's new Beat Sports is positioned as an Apple TV-exclusive version of Wii Sports.

    Of course, this being a Harmonix game, the underlying gameplay is music based with the control method all revolving around moving around the Apple TV remote.

    There will also be a colourful space monster theme: at least that was the case in the music/baseball mash-up shown on stage, which had the player hitting back projectiles thrown by various boss characters.

    You can find out more via the website.

  • 9 Beneath The Lighthouse

    Beneath The Lighthouse logo

    Publisher: Nitrome
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    Beneath The Lighthouse sees you rolling a ball-like character around perilous underground levels after it falls down a well, having chased a seagull that stole a hat.

    You rotate the world to get the ball rolling, with quick reactions required to avoid flying straight into walls of spikes, and try to get to the end in the fastest time possible.


  • 10 Bugdom 2

    Bugdom 2 logo

    Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    In Bugdom 2, you play as Skip McFly, a young grasshopper who sets off on an adventure to explore the world in and around his home. There's ponds to swim in, baseballs to run on, and all kinds of regular household items to see from a new perspective.

    There's also a variety of other creatures to encounter, from friendly mice to spear-throwing roaches, as you go about your travels.

  • 11 Calvino Noir

    Calvino Noir logo

    Publisher: Calvino Noir Ltd
    Genre: Stealth
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    Set in 1930's Europe, Calvino Noir is a stealth point-and-click adventure that sees you taking three different characters through a series of heists, complete with all the trappings of the noir genre.

    That includes a jazz soundtrack, a dark story, and hardboiled dialogue to set the tone of the world. You can tackle each of the game's seven levels as you see fit, either charging it with brute force or sneaking around and avoiding trouble.


  • 12 Canabalt

    Canabalt logo

    Publisher: Last Chance Media
    Genre: Endless runner
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    The classic greyscale endless runner, Canabalt has you running and jumping across rooftops as the whole world comes crashing down around you, avoiding obstacles and trying not to plummet to your doom.

    There's eight different game modes to play in, with single and multiplayer options available, or you can just see how far you can get before you meet your untimely but inevitable demise.


  • 13 Crossy Road

    Crossy Road  logo

    Developer: Hipster Whale
    Genre: Arcade
    Available now: iPhone, iPad, Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    As demoed on stage at the Apple TV event, indie smash Crossy Road is coming to Apple TV with an exclusive two-player multiplayer mode.

    This means you can play head-to-head blocking the other player's progress or knocking them into the path of oncoming traffic.

    One player will the Apple TV remote, with the other using any supported MFI gamepad or an iPhone.


  • 14 Cueist

    Cueist logo

    Publisher: Saitara Software
    Genre: Sports
    Available now: Yes
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    Set in a dark void where only a snooker table exists, Cueist allows you to play either pool or snooker with a floating snooker cue.

    You can play alone and battle it out against an AI floating snooker cue, or play against a friend. You can use the Apple TV remote or an MFi controller, and it looks quite nice too.


  • 15 Disney Infinity 3.0

    Disney Infinity 3.0 logo

    Publisher: Disney
    Genre: Action
    Available now: For consoles, coming to iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: TBA

    The third installment of Disney's sandbox IP franchise is already out for consoles but looks likely to be leading its mobile campaign via an Apple TV release.

    The game is focused on Star Wars, with footage of X-Wing combat around the Death Star shown on stage at the Apple TV event. Other gameplay elements include thirdperson lightsaber and blaster action.

    Of course, Star Wars isn't the only Disney property to feature with Marvel and Inside Out also providing environments and characters.

    As with Activision's Skylander series, Disney Infinity 3.0 has a physical toy element, although it's not clear now extensively this will integrate in with the mobile and Apple TV version of the game.

  • 16 Does not Commute

    Does not Commute logo

    Publisher: Mediocre
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Set in a small town in the 1970's, Does not Commute has you directing traffic to the right destinations, with more cars added in increments, following the paths you have already determined for them.

    The chaos is broken up with short pieces of text that tell a bizarre story, and there's additional boosts to help you out for when things get too tricky.


  • 17 Doodle Jump Race

    Doodle Jump Race logo

    Publisher: Lima Sky
    Genre: Casual
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Taking a break from the traditional Doodle Jump formula, Doodle Jump Race sees the small jumper strapping on a jetpack and flying across the screen, dodging obstacles and trying to make it to the finish line first.

    You can post your fastest times to leaderboards to show off your skills, or battle it out with friends in multiplayer.

  • 18 Dungeon Quest

    Dungeon Quest logo

    Publisher: Shiny Box
    Genre: Action RPG
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Released back in 2012, Dungeon Quest is an entirely free-to-play action RPG that sees you battling through randomised dungeons, defeating monsters and grabbing loot to make your characters even stronger.

    There's no content walls, energy system, or in-game adverts either - the IAPs are purely vanity items and optional purchases, with no pressure to buy them.

    Current players will be able to transfer their saves over to the Apple TV, which will also receive the new 2.0 update that adds in a PvP Battle Arena mode.


  • 19 Dynamite Jack

    Dynamite Jack logo

    Publisher: Hassey Enterprises, Inc.
    Genre: Stealth-puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    A mix of stealth, action, and puzzler, Dynamite Jack has you attempting to escape an extensive network of mines by blowing up everything and everyone you can see.

    There's 28 levels to bomb through, a level editor to create your own once you've finished, and hundreds of community-made levels already available to blast through as quickly as possible to hit the top of the speedrun leaderboards.


  • 20 Edge Extended

    Edge Extended logo

    Publisher: Mobigame
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    Edge Extended is an isometric puzzler that has you moving a cube around an environment floating in space, trying to reach the end in as few moves as possible, and without falling off into the great nothing below.

    There's over 60 levels to test yourself on, with a ranking system that rewards you for careful planning and finishing levels efficiently as possible.


  • 21 Evel Knievel

    Evel Knievel logo

    Publisher: Barnstorm Games
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    Evel Knievel puts on in the shoes and shiny jumpsuit of the man himself, as you make increasingly more impressive and challenging jumps around the world.

    There's 27 jumps to make across nine different locations, with 11 different bikes to tackle them on. You'll be navigating loops, flaming hoops, springboards, and other obstacles before tackling the bigger stunts, such as a 13 double-decker bus jump.


  • 22 Fibbage XL

    Fibbage XL logo

    Publisher: Jackbox Games, Inc.
    Genre: Party
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $9.99

    Fibbage is a game in which 2-8 players have to invent convincing lies in response to bizarre prompts given on screen.

    Using your phone or tablet as a controller, you have to trick your opponents into thinking your answer is true to earn points, while avoiding giving other players points for their lies, and trying to work out which answer on the screen might actually be correct.


  • 23 Futuridium EP Deluxe

    Futuridium EP Deluxe logo

    Publisher: MixedBag
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    Based on the Vita remake, Futuridium EP Deluxe has you flying a spaceship through colourful levels, shooting orbs and nodes in order to keep your energy levels up to avoid an early game over.

    The levels are larger and harder than its iOS counterpart, and players who can handle the tough difficulty will be rewarded with medals and high ranks to show off their skills.


  • 24 Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore

    Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore logo

    Developer: Deep Silver Fishlabs
    Genre: Space combat
    Available now: In soft launch for iPhone, iPad
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    German developer Deep Silver Fishlabs is taking its space combat franchise Galaxy on Fire into F2P with the third installment.

    Called Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore, it will also be backed with a prequel. Called Galaxy on Fire - Manticore Rising it's an Apple TV exclusive that will grant additional insights into the game world.

    You can sign up for the beta at http://bit.ly/gof3m-signup


  • 25 Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: Arcade Shooter
    Available now: For iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    Activision's arcade shooter has been out on mobile for four months, but given its genesis as an Xbox 360 game, the option to play this electronic neon-lit bullet-hell-shooter on a big screen with a gamepad is likely to be one that many early adopters will be keen to experience.

    And, no doubt, as happened with iOS devices, the Apple TV version of the game will get exclusive levels, as well as the over 100 levels and 12 battle modes which with it was originally launched.


  • 26 GT Spirit

    GT Spirit logo

    Developer: Eden Games
    Genre: Racer
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    French developer Eden Games has a strong history of racing games - V-Rally, Test Drive Unlimited - and GT Spirit will continue its sim racing status.

    Everything from engines to aerodynamics are said to be fully simulated, and when tinkering under the hood in the performance shop tiny details - even down to the interiors - can be viewed in full HD.

    The game has been made in Unity, and has been in development for 20 months.

    You can pre-register for more details here.


  • 27 Guitar Hero Live

    Guitar Hero Live logo

    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: Rhythm Action
    Available: Coming to console and mobile in October
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: TBC

    Rebooting the rhythm action franchise, the console versions of Guitar Hero Live are in development at UK developer FreeStyle.

    It's not clear how much crossover there will be between the console Apple TV and mobile (iOS) versions but we know the mobile/Apple TV game will be supported with a new Bluetooth six-button controller.

  • 28 Heavy Blade

    Heavy Blade logo

    Publisher: Rocking Pocket Games
    Genre: RPG
    Available now: Yes
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    A dungeon-crawling, first-person hack-'n'-slash adventure, Heavy Blade has you slicing up foes with a sword to the sweet sound of a hard rock soundtrack.

    There's thirty dungeons to crawl through, with plenty of loot to grab as you go. You can also find secret passages and rooms by listening for whispers, and the game features support for a range of controllers.


  • 29 HexSweep

    HexSweep logo

    Publisher: SplitCell
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: Yes
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    HexSweep is a high-speed, futuristic racer that has you guiding your ship along a twirling track, picking up boosts and avoiding walls as you go.

    There's a wealth of tracks and ship classes to try out, each one faster and harder to control than the last. There's also a recently-added slow-mo button to help out when things get particularly hairy, at the expense of some of your fuel.


  • 30 Highway Rider: On The Run

    Highway Rider: On The Run logo

    Publisher: Battery Acid Games Inc.
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    A racing game with a focus on risky driving, Highway Rider: On The Run rewards your close calls and near-accidents with new characters. There's a bunch of different highways to ride down, and you can customise your rider to your liking.

    There's two modes to play in, with Arcade mode providing standard high-speed action, and Fugitive mode throwing police and roadblocks into the mix to make it harder. The Apple TV edition also improves the graphics for a crisper experience.


  • 31 Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing

    Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing logo

    Publisher: EcoTorque Games
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    A racing game set on zero-gravity bikes, Impulse GP has you racing around huge, looping tracks that defy the laws of gravity, trying to beat fifteen other racers.

    There's eight bikes to unlock and customise, right down to the finish of the paint. You can then take your bike out on the track in a standard races, time trials, and drag races to prove yourself as the fastest biker.


  • 32 Jetpack Joyride

    Jetpack Joyride logo

    Publisher: Halfbrick
    Genre: Endless runner
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Jetpack Joyride is an endless runner where you steer your jetpack-equipped character through a secret labratory, avoiding lasers, electric gates, and guided missiles as you go.

    You can buy upgrades and new clothes with the coins you collect to kit out your character as you see fit, and pick up different power-ups to help you rack up the highest scores possible.


  • 33 King Oddball

    King Oddball logo

    Publisher: 10tons Ltd.
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    King Oddball has you playing as a giant floating ball who throws boulders from his tongue, flinging them at tanks, helicopters, and structures to cause as much destruction as possible with as few boulders as you can manage.

    There's over 120 levels to wreak havoc in, as well as secrets to unlock, and the ability to talk to the titular King Oddball through the Odd Phone.


  • 34 Lumino City

    Lumino City logo

    Publisher: State of Play Games
    Genre: Puzzle-platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    Lumino City is a puzzle adventure game in which you have to track down your missing grandfather. Everything in the world was built in miniature, from the sets to the lights, filmed, and then imported into the game to give it its distinct style.

    Players must solve puzzles involving light and electricity to navigate the world, with an estimated 8-10 hours of gameplay to play through.


  • 35 Lumo's Cat

    Lumo's Cat logo

    Publisher: Team Lumo
    Genre: Tower Defence
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    A tower defence with a twist, Lumo's Cat has you moving your tower units around the map to defend a sleeping cat from waves of oncoming mice. There's a bunch of different units to choose from and mix up your tactics with.

    You can change how the game plays by feeding your cat different foods between levels. You can also use real-world currency to unlock later levels, or you can just leave the game alone for a while and they'll eventually unlock themselves.


  • 36 Men in Pants

    Men in Pants logo

    Publisher: Scraping the Barrel
    Genre: Party
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Men in Pants sees you throwing the titular males dressed in just their undergarments across the screen, trying to launch them as far as possible without sending them over the edge and into an abyss.

    Up to thirty people can take turns hurling grown men in their Y-fronts around, stacking them atop one another, or maybe actually trying to win the bizarre contest.


  • 37 Mr Jump

    Mr Jump logo

    Publisher: 1Button SARL
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    A one-button platformer, Mr Jump sees you jumping over chasms and spikes across a series of tricky levels.

    The titular Mr Jump automatically walks to his certain death, and it'll take sharp reflexes and perfect timing to make him jump and avoid meeting this fate.


  • 38 Nanosaur 2

    Nanosaur 2 logo

    Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    Nanosaur 2 puts you in control of a pterodactyl equipped with rockets and missiles, and sees you flying around a prehistoric landscape, hunting down your missing eggs and blowing up everything in sight.

    There's a multiplayer mode for up to four players, each controlling their own Nanosaur and competing in standard battles, Capture The Flag, or races.


  • 39 Nucleus

    Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    Nucleus is a top down shooter set in space, with you flying your ship around an arena, destroying space debris and collecting electrons so that you can build atoms to take to the titular nucleus.

    There's power-ups to help you out, such as lasers, shields, and heat seeking bullets. You can also record your rounds and share them with others.


  • 40 Octagon

    Octagon logo

    Publisher: Lukas Korba
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    Octagon is a minimalist twitch-platformer that has you keeping your titular octagon on a fragmented path, either by sliding onto adjacent rectangles or jumping to one directly opposite.

    There's a Classic mode where runs only last for 60 seconds, or an Endless mode which tasks you with surviving for as long as possible before meeting your untimely demise.


  • 41 Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch logo

    Publisher: Young Horses, Inc.
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a platformer that sees you taking on the role of a perfectly normal dad who happens to be an octopus. You have to navigate the world without raising suspicion, battling with a slippery control scheme in order to perform simple tasks like make coffee.

    There's also marine biologists and a crazed sushi chef to avoid as you make your way through the story, which involves a trip to the aquarium with your wife and kids.


  • 42 Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn logo

    Publisher: FDG Mobile Games
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $8.99

    An action-adventure title with a cartoon art style, Oceanhorn has you tracking down your missing father with just a notebook and a necklace as clues to his whereabouts.

    The game will take you on a ten hour adventure across the sea, exploring dungeons, battling monsters, and finding treasure to help you on your quest. There's puzzles to solve too, and a soundtrack from the composers of Final Fantasy and Seiken Densetsu.


  • 43 Operation Dracula

    Operation Dracula logo

    Publisher: Crescent Moon Games
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $7.99

    A bullet hell shooter harking back to the 16-bit era, Operation Dracula throws you into ridiculous, fast-paced shooting action against gigantic enemies.

    You take on five bosses, and four mini-bosses, using one of three characters, with a fourth to unlock along the way. The 16-bit style mayhem is all set to a 30-song soundtrack of "wailing Japanese guitars."


  • 44 Otto Matic

    Otto Matic logo

    Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $3.99

    In Otto Matic, you play the eponymous robot as he sets off around the galaxy, trying to save Earth from the Brain Aliens.

    There's ten levels to fly to and try to save as many humans as you can on, with 25 alien enemies to contend with on the way. There's seven different weapons to use, which will help you fend off mutant vegetables, radioactive robots, and giant metal sea monsters.

  • 45 Pako - Car Chase Simulator

    Pako - Car Chase Simulator logo

    Publisher: Tree Men Games
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $0.99

    A fast-paced racing game focused entirely on short car chases, Pako sees you driving along an endless road trying to survive for as long as possible, dodging traffic, and avoiding the police.

    You can choose between a top-down or third-person perspective, with chases taking place over 15 different environments, from standard roads all the way to the moon.


  • 46 Peg Ballet

    Peg Ballet logo

    Publisher: Noodlecake Labs
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: 5 November
    Price: $0.99

    Taking its cues from a certain peg-busting puzzler, Peg Ballet has you dropping a ball into a maze of pegs and trying to collect as many as you can before falling into the basket below.

    Singleplayer mode focuses on you clearing the screen as quickly as possible, while multiplayer has up to 8 players competing simultaneously to collect the most pegs, stealing ones already claimed and bashing into other players in order to win.


  • 47 The Phantom PI Mission Apparition

    The Phantom PI Mission Apparition logo

    Publisher: Rocket 5 Studios
    Genre: Adventure
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    The Phantom PI Mission Apparition is a side-scrolling point-and-click in which you play as one of two PIs, Cecil or Cecilia, as they search a haunted manor trying to bring peace to a dead rockstar.

    There's twenty levels to play through, with over 100 collectibles to find as you search the house for clues and solve a multitude of puzzles along the way.


  • 48 Phoenix HD

    Phoenix HD logo

    Publisher: Firi Games
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    A top-down shoot-'em-up, Phoenix HD is a fast-paced bullet-hell with procedurally generated levels, ensuring each encounter is never the same.

    There's a whole bunch of ships and weapons to play with as you dive between bullets and shoot everything in your path, and if you have an MFi controller, a friend can join in for some co-op action.


  • 49 Pico Rally

    Pico Rally logo

    Publisher: Raketspel AB
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $0.99

    A top-down racing game with cartoon graphics, Pico Rally has you speeding around a variety of tracks on both asphalt and dirt, weaving through traffic and smashing other racers.

    There's over 50 tracks to race on, including ones inspired by real-life areas like Route 66, Africa and Asia. You can also have two players on the same device, as well as asynchronus multplayer against your friends.


  • 50 Quell+

    Quell+ logo

    Publisher: Fallen Tree Games Ltd
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    Quell+ is a meditative puzzle game that sees you guiding a raindrop through a series of increasingly tricky mazes, trying to gather all the collectibles in as few moves as possible.

    There's over 80 levels to play through, with a very gradual difficulty curve designed to ease players into the game, rather than scare them away with toughness.


  • 51 Quiplash

    Quiplash logo

    Publisher: Jackbox Games, Inc.
    Genre: Party
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $9.99

    A quick-fire, quick-witted party game, Quiplash has you responding to on-screen prompts with witty remarks in order to see who is the funniest person in the room.

    3-8 players compete on one TV, with an audience of potentially thousands of people watching from around the world. Winners are decided by other players and the audience voting on the funniest retort.


  • 52 Rayman Adventures

    Rayman Adventures logo

    Developer: Ubisoft
    Genre: Platformer
    Available now: In soft launch for iPhone, iPad
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    This time, Ubisoft's classic platforming hero heads into new territory with the F2P Rayman Adventures, and he also comes with a new sidekick - Barbara, the Viking.

    Labelled as a mix of action and exploration, your goal in the game is to seek out and collect all the Incrediballs - little characters who you can feed, play and make music with.

    Weird, but it seems Rayman now has his own set of Pokemons, although more directly, the Incrediballs also act as power-ups during your quests.


  • 53 Runner Jack

    Runner Jack logo

    Publisher: Mintah Games
    Genre: Endless-runner
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Runner Jack is an endless-runner that has you playing a lumber jack, running down a series of felled tree trunks that are drifting down a river.

    The aim is to see how far you can go as you jump between the tree trunks, collecting coins along the way, and avoiding saw blades and giant bugs that block your path.


  • 54 Shadowmatic

    Shadowmatic logo

    Developer: Triada
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iPhone and iPad
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    An Apple Design Award 2015 winner, Shadowmatic is a clever silhouette puzzle from Armenia game developer Triada.

    In it, you rotate abstract objects in a spotlight to find recognizable silhouettes in the projected shadows.

    The iOS version currently features 80 levels spread across 10 rooms, each with different atmosphere and music, and while being a paid game, also feature IAPs in terms of hint packs you can buy if you get stuck.


  • 55 Skylanders SuperChargers

    Skylanders SuperChargers logo

    Developer: Vicarious Visions
    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: Driving
    Available now: Released in Sept for consoles, 20 Oct for iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: TBA

    The fifth game in the kids physical-to-virtual toy series, Skylanders SuperChargers is the first to introduce vehicles.

    For that reason, around 50% of the game will involve some form of driving ground, water and flying vehicles.

    Combined with these racing elements is item collection so players can upgrade their vehicles; something that will also be supported through the in-game currency, Gearbits.

    More generally, the game will feature 20 new characters, each of which will be matched with one of the 20 available vehicles.

    And, of course, there will be a special physical toy bundle for iOS and Apple TV.

  • 56 SlotZ Racer 2

    SlotZ Racer 2 logo

    Publisher: Strange Flavour Ltd.
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    A one-button racer, SlotZ Racer 2 has you driving 25 different cars and bikes on 31 different tracks, on difficulties ranging from Kids Mode to "Nnaargh" mode, for those looking for a real challenge.

    You can also create your own tracks, and the Apple TV version will allow up to four players to use their iOS devices as controllers to race against each other on the TV.


  • 57 Smash Fighter

    Smash Fighter logo

    Publisher: SkyVu Entertainment
    Genre: Fighting
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    From the people who made Battle Bears, Smash Fighter is a one-on-one fighting game with 21 different fighters to brawl with across four different arenas, either against your friends or the AI in training mode.

    There's a wealth of content planned for post-launch as well, with a full campaign mode alongside new characters, arenas, and bosses.

  • 58 Spaceteam

    Spaceteam logo

    Publisher: Henry Smith
    Genre: Party
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Spaceteam is a party game for 2-8 players, where each player is assigned a random control panel and forced to communicate amongst with other players to work out which button does what and when to push it.

    It's all done against the clock, while your ship falls apart around you, and an exploding sun advances towards you. But the real problem is trying to work together.


  • 59 Sparkle 2

    Sparkle 2 logo

    Publisher: 10tons Ltd.
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    A highly regarded marble shooter, Sparkle 2 sees you matching marbles along a path before they fall into the abyss. There's a wealth of powerups to help you out, with over 200 combinations of the 16 Enchantments to play with.

    You can work your way through over 90 levels of Story mode, or try your hand at either Survival or Challenge mode to really test yourself.


  • 60 Speed Chase

    Speed Chase logo

    Publisher: Degenet
    Genre: Racing
    Available now: No
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    In Speed Chase, you're put into a high speed pursuit as a cop trying to take down as many criminals as you can, all the while collecting coins and avoiding (or crashing into) civilian cars.

    There's power-ups to buy with your coins that will help you earn more coins, drag coins to you rather than having to drive to them, or make you invincible for a short amount of time.


  • 61 Super Puzzle Maze

    Super Puzzle Maze logo

    Publisher: Spiral Static
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: Yes
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    A brightly-coloured nightmare, Super Puzzle Maze has you guiding a small ball through increasingly challenging levels, collecting coins and dodging obstacles as you go.

    There's 30 different mazes to work your way through, starting out tough and getting more fiendish as you go. You can compete against your friends on global leaderboards to see who can best the mazes in the shortest time.


  • 62 Tanoo Jump

    Tanoo Jump logo

    Publisher: Polar Beard Games
    Genre: Casual
    Available now: Yes
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: F2P

    Tanoo Jump sees you playing as Tanoo, a young Tanuki, gathering falling coins and smashing pandas in rockets out of the sky.

    You can jump, swipe and stomp to defeat the pandas and grab the coins, and there's shield power-ups to nab as well if you need a little respite from being hit by pandas.


  • 63 Tiny TrackZ

    Tiny TrackZ logo

    Publisher: Strange Flavour Ltd.
    Genre: Puzzle
    Available now: iOS
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $2.99

    Tiny TrackZ is a train shunting puzzler that has you building up trains as quickly and efficiently as possible. Success rewards you with new trucks, engines, and sets to build your trains on.

    If you're not in the puzzling mood, you can also design your own train and send it round one of the sets you've unlocked. You can also import saves from iCloud, so anything you've already unlocked will be available from the get go.

  • 64 Transistor

    Transistor logo

    Developer: Supergiant
    Genre: Action RPG
    Available now: iPhone, iPad, PS4, Steam
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $4.99

    From the maker of Bastion comes this paid action sci-fi RPG, which has you wielding a mysterious weapon - called the Transistor - as you fight your way through a futuristic city.

    Your goal is to piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners, also configure the weapon through thousands of possible combinations to overcome your obstacles.


  • 65 Xenowerk

    Xenowerk logo

    Publisher: Pixelbite
    Genre: Shooter
    Available now: iOS and Android
    Coming to Apple TV: Launch
    Price: $1.99

    Xenowerk is a top-down shooter in which you have to blast your way through hordes of mutants in a bio-research lab, with a bunch of different guns to help you out.

    There's 70 levels of mutant horrors to work your way through, and you can upgrade your guns and armour to give you a fighting chance. There's also power-ups that can be deployed when things get a little hairy.


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