App Watch: the best new iPhone and iPad games released this month

These are the newly released games that'll keep your tablet or smartphone 'appy this September

It'd be an understatement to say that the Apple App Store is a big place - there are thousands of new titles hitting its digital shelves each and every week.

It's an unprecedented situation that often results in great games being overlooked, buried under a mountain of soulless endless runners, tepid Candy Crush clones, and uninspired MMOs.

With that in mind, we want to shine a spotlight on those games fighting the good fight. Here are this month's most interesting new releases.

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GLOWISH (₹160)

Glowish is the next finicky puzzler from the fine folks who dreamed up Brainful, which you might remember from last month's App Watch (scroll down for that).

This time around you'll have to solve 100 charming conundrums by turning light switches on and off — but as you'd expect, there's a catch. See, whenever you hit one switch, all the others that share the same colour or shape will toggle as well. It makes lighting up each puzzle board devilishly difficult, but all good things come to those who wait, so be patient and think before you flick!

Download Glowish for iOS here

ANGRY BIRDS MATCH (₹FREE+IAP)

Angry Birds Match isn't going to change the face of mobile gaming, and that's absolutely fine. Not every game needs to be an art house classic, and Match understands that implicitly.

Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, Rovio has created a slick, polished match-em-up filled to the brim with familiar faces from its enormously popular Angry Birds series. There really isn't much else to say about Match other than it's everything you'd expect from a Rovio game. So it's stylish, well-oiled, and addictive as hell, and if you enjoy mobile matchers you'll find a lot to love here.

Download Angry Birds Match for iOS here

MOTIF (₹160)

Mofit is a minimalistic brainteaser that promises to bring out your inner artist. The objective is simple: form the intricate shape at the top of your screen by manipulating the puzzle pieces at your disposal.

It's a mind-bending, captivating, and beguiling affair that manages to feel simplistic and nigh-impossible all at once. But therein lies the beauty, and if you give it time, you'll come to love it as much as we do.

Download Motif for iOS here

SONGBIRDS (₹160)

Become a bonafide maestro with Songbirds, a playful musical game for people of all ages and abilities. The only instrument you'll be playing is the titular songbird, and as you guide your feathered friend around three unique stages, beautiful melodies will begin to materialise and swirl around you.

It's a relaxing experience that less of a game and more of a symphonic sauna, but sometimes we all need a little bit of TLC, and that's exactly what Songbirds serves up.

Download Songbirds for iOS here

SILLY WALKS (₹FREE+IAP)

Slap some arms and legs on a bunch of foodstuff and you've got yourself a game of Silly Walks. Part Time Monkey's weird and wonderful effort asks you to help sentient grub free their friends and kick over a few utensils in the process. Bloody anarchists.

It'd be a mighty easy task as well, but unfortunately our cute comrades haven't exactly mastered the art of bipedal travel. That means you'll have to steer them in the right direction with a series of rhythmic taps, pulling their languid legs from left to right so they can save the day and take all the credit.

Download Silly Walks for iOS here

CAT QUEST (₹400)

Dragons? Check. Magic? Check. Swords? Check and check. Cat? Yeah, you heard me right... 

Cat Quest is a grand adventure filled to the brim with furry felines, and if you think that's anything other than a plus, we think you're stark raving mad. Of course, magnificent moggies are all well and good, but Cat Quest is more than just a vehicle for purrfect puns. At its very core, the game is a warm, fuzzy adventure that surprises and delights in equal measure. There are dungeons to explore, friends to rescue, side quests to embark upon, and yep, plenty of loot to collect. Like a big furry tabby, there's a lot to love here, so don't you dare neglect it.

Download Cat Quest for iOS here

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