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Sonic, Battlefield lead iOS games rush

Altered Beast, Monkey Island, Goo also out.

Seeing as Apple isn't allowing any new content to be posted over the Christmas week, iOS developers have taken it upon themselves to flood the App Store with games today.

As reported by Joystiq, there's an embarrassment of relative riches up for download today.

Highlights include ports of Sonic Spinball and clunky side-scrolling classic Altered Beast from SEGA while EA is sending a miniature version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 down to the front lines.

Elsewhere, quirky indie delights like World of Goo and Helsing's Fire HD rub shoulders with revamped point and click veterans Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror and Tales of Monkey Island: Episode 1.

Gameloft unleash their latest salvo of dependable but derivative 'homages' to console hits, with NOVA 2 and Shadow Guardian helping us deal with the wait for a new Halo game and Uncharted 3, respectively.

It's an impressive line-up, considering what the DS and PSP have had to offer handheld gamers of late. In the last month or so, they've only managed Golden Sun, a Harvest Moon game and a handful of minis between them.

Here's an edited list of what you can pick up on the App Store today:

  • The 7th Guest (Trilobyte) - £1.79 (£3.49 for HD)
  • Altered Beast (SEGA) - £1.79
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA) - £0.59
  • Doodle Jump Christmas Special (Lima Sky) - £0.59
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Square Enix) - £3.99 (£5.99 for HD)
  • NOVA 2 (Gameloft) - £3.99
  • Real Racing 2 (Firemint) - £5.99
  • Shadow Guardian (Gameloft) - £3.99
  • Sonic Spinball (SEGA) - £1.79
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (EA / Warner Bros.) - £3.99
  • Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror: Remastered (Revolution) - £3.99
  • Tron: Legacy (Disney) - £0.59
  • Dungeon Hunter 2 HD (Gameloft) - £5.99
  • The Game of Life for iPad (EA) - £3.99
  • Helsing's Fire HD (Clickgamer) - £1.19
  • Tales of Monkey Island: Episode 1 HD (Telltale) - £3.99
  • Riven: The Sequel to Myst (Cyan Worlds) - £3.49 (iPad only)
  • Pocket God: Journey To Uranus (Bolt Creative) -£2.99
  • Shadow Guardian (Gameloft) - £3.99 (£5.99 for HD)
  • World of Goo (2D Boy) - £5.99