iOS Gaming Watch List: Crazy Taxi, Devil's Attorney, and Funky Smugglers

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The most promising iPhone and iPad releases for October 11th, 2012.

Each week the iOS Gaming Watch List will inform you of some noteworthy releases coming to the App Store. Major releases tend to hit on Thursdays, so we'll be coming at you every Wednesday with the games to look out for, as well as some of the bigger content updates on the way. While this won't be a comprehensive list of games releasing for a given week, it does offer a quick selection of games and upates that show promise or look interesting for one reason or another. Worth noting that we have not played many of these games, so you shouldn't take these as short reviews. Think of this more like a helpful guide of games to investigate as they launch on Thursday.

Crazy Taxi

Apparently it's time to make some craaaaaaaazzzzzy money. Yep, it's Crazy Taxi, which has appeared on a number of devices over the last decade, but now it's on iOS. As usual, the touch controls are the point of contention here. Unlike most racing games, Crazy Taxi encourages pulling 180s on the regular, so it'll require some more dexterity than you may be used to on a touch screen. But hey, even if it doesn't work out, at least there's Offspring to rock out to! (Universal, $4.99)

Devil's Attorney

Devil's Attorney might be worth a purchase for its theme song alone. I've been singing it all morning! This amoral take onPhoenix Wright has you defending clearly guilty people in an attempt to get nicer furniture for your apartment. No more Ikea for this barrister! (Universal, $2.99)

Funky Smugglers

In the post-9/11 era, there's nothing funny about trying to smuggle things past security screeners at the airport. There is, however, something decidedly funky about it. At least that's what the developers of Funky Smugglers believe. You take on the roll of a screening agent, attempting to spot smugglers as they make their way through the X-Ray machine. Don't worry, no shoe bombers here. It's more about stopping rogue toothpaste containers that are way, way over the 4 ounce limit. (Universal, $0.99)

Girls Like Robots

Were you aware that girls like robots? It's true, and Adult Swim games has a new title to prove it. Girls like Robots is sort of like an anti-match three, where you attempt to place certain friendly and unfriendly blocks next to each other in order to create chain reactions. For example, girls, well, girls like robots. And nerdy girls? Well, they like lady bugs. Yeah, it's a bit strange, but could be a solid way to kill a commute. Extra points for bluegrass music. (Universal, $0.99)

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