New App Store Games Include Muppets, Combat Racing, More

New games hitting the App Store on Wednesday include:

Disney’s The Muppets Animal Drummer (US$1.99), in which players watch and listen to Animal play and then try to match his beats and timing to score points and unlock new songs. Players can play along with original songs or tunes from their music library, as long as they have iPhone OS 3.0 installed. A Free Play mode is also included, along with the ability to create original songs and have Animal play them back.

Chillingo has announced that the 3D combat racing game Speed Forge Extreme ($2.99) and the action-adventure title Mission: Deep Sea ($2.99) are also now available. The former features Race and Battle modes set against the backdrop of Mars while the latter takes players to the year 2016 and the role of a soldier with a synaptic link to a sea turtle, who they must guide through various underwater environments.

Other new games include: the retro arcade shooter Strikers 1945 Plus; Karate Monkey; Governor of Poker ($4.99); and ..™ (the Dot 2™) ($0.99), which publisher ustwo said was created in 48 hours.