10 recent Android games you should see
Here are 10 recent Android game releases that you should be aware of. These are games that have come out in the past two weeks.
Cat Bird is a great retro puzzle game. Your goal is to get to the exit by utilizing the game’s tight platforming controls to avoid spikes, enemies, and other obstacles. This is far from the most difficult platforming game, but a few of the levels can take some practice to finish. With only 45 short levels it won’t last you long, but chances are you’ll enjoy the ride. Cat Bird is free to play, with ads with the option to pay to remove the ads. Here’s Android Sloth’s review.
Crash of Tanks
Crash of Tanks is like simplified version of Diep.io with very different visuals. In its only gameplay mode at this time is a free-for-all mode where you pick up metal to power up your tank, and take down your opponents. Death means starting over from level one, creating a king of the hill type of environment. Crash of Tanks is free to play, with ads with the option to pay to remove the ads. Android Sloth took a look at this game recently.
TO:WAR is a new tower-defense game from the prolific 111%. In TO:WAR players defend their castle from a variety of cute 2D monsters by dropping down various means of defense from the starter turret which can only shoot enemies that are directly in front of it, to more powerful tools such as the sprinkler, which will rain down missiles on your enemies. TO:WAR is free to play, and has ads and IAPs. It is playable offline, and it’s also light on your devices storage, with an installed size of under 50mb.
Basketball Rivals is an online 1 vs 1 basketball game that puts an emphasis on faking out your opponent and then dunking on them. Unlike other basketball games, Rivals uses an HP bar instead of keeping score. The more impressive the dunk or shot, the more damage it will do to your opponent. This might not be the most polished game on the list, but it’s still worth a look for basketball fans. Basketball Rivals is free to play with ads and IAPs.
House of Da Vinci
House of Da Vinci is a game that will instantly look familiar to anyone who has played The Room or any of its sequels. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. You’re in a mysterious mansion, and you need to solve a lot of neat looking puzzles. As you might have guessed it has a Renaissance theme, and many of the puzzles have the mechanical feel that you would expect from something of that era. House of Da Vinci is $4.99 on Google Play. If you’re a fan of The Room, or just looking for a new puzzle game check out an official trailer for the game:
Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked
The Shipwrecked standalone expansion to Klei’s popular Don’t Starve franchise is finally on Android. It is currently in open beta, so anyone who wants it can get the early access version right now for $4.99. The expansion adds ships, and has players exploring an all new environment with new resources, enemies, and more. If you want a solo survival game, Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked are both great choices.
D&D Lords of Waterdeep
Lords of Waterdeep is one of the more popular board games out there, and it has made its way on to Android. The game launched with an introductory price of $4.99 (from $9.99), and has received positive reviews. If you’re a fan of complex board games, this is a game you’re likely already aware of. It boasts an impressive array of multiplayer options, including real-time and asynchronous online multiplayer as well as pass-and-play options for local games.
Endless runners, riders, platformers, etc. are everywhere on Google Play. Run-A-Whale has joined the crowded endless game market and it has some nifty things to offer. Aside from the obvious whale-riding, it offers some pretty nice 3D graphics, boss fights, and no in app purchases or ads. That comes at the very cost of $0.99. Here’s the official trailer for Run-a-Whale:
Hot Guns: International Missions
Hot Guns is a simple pixel-art side-scrolling shooter. You just move left or right and shoot at whatever is trying to kill you (or innocent crates and boxes), and jump over obstacles and enemy fire. This is a one hit and you’re dead game, so dodging bullets is a must, and you will almost certainly need a bit of level memorization to get past some of the game’s 8 levels. Here’s a review of this quick game.
Mini Guns is a Clash Royale – like strategy game that features players pitting their armies of miniature military figures against each other. Players have a nice amount of strategic options in their hands, with a wide range of units each with their own advantages and disadvantages. While the game’s graphics shine, the overall experience is diminished by the way upgrading and microtransactions are handled. This one may be a bit too “pay to win” for some. Here’s Android Sloth’s review of Mini Guns.
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