The Weekly Roundup: September 15, 2017
Here are 10 new Android games released in the past week you should be aware of. This has been a great week for new releases, with a very strong lineup of both free and paid games.
Dungeon Park Heroes
This lighthearted RPG is one of the best versions of minesweeper out there. It combines some traditional pen and paper RPG dice-rolling with dungeon crawling, and minesweeper inspired trap detection. Though it’s a bit light on content at the moment, it’s definitely worth a look for anyone who’s ever wasted time playing minesweeper. This is one of the better new Android games around, and it would be a shame if it flew under the radar. The game is free with ads. Here’s Android Sloth’s review of Dungeon Park Heroes.
The second RPG on the list is an overworld focused action RPG with cats, lots and lots of cats. Your goal is to rescue your sister. So you know what that means, get better gear, level up, and explore the game’s open-world. Cat Quest is $4.99 with no ads or IAPs.
Space Harrier II
Space Harrier II is a classic third-person shooter that was first released in the United States as a launch title for the Sega Genesis. Well now it has made its way to Android as part of the Sega Forever collection. It might look a bit dated, but when the original Space Harrier was launched, it was viewed by man as highly innovative. Space Harrier was one of the first on-rails shooters. Like all Sega Forever titles, it’s free with ads that can be removed for $1.99 (on sale for $0.99), and supports controllers and offline play.
Ironhide Game Studio, the team behind the popular Kingdom Rush series, has just released their latest game. Iron Marines is a strategy game that has 14 campaign missions, boss fights, and more. It promises a lot of variety, both in terms of strategy and visuals. Iron Marines is priced at $4.99 with ads and in app purchases.
Orbital 1 is yet another Clash Royale-like game, the second from Trivia Crack developer Etermax. This time instead of bases and lanes there are vehicles that slowly drive around in a circular arena. There are creatures to summon and level up using the game’s chest & card system, and matches to be had. This might still be in early-access, but this rocket unfortunately looks like a dud.
Crazy Taxi Classic
Crazy Taxi first came to mobile platforms in 2014, but it has now been added to the SEGA Forever collection which is enough for it to be added to a new Android games list. What this means is that it uses the same ad supported model as the rest of the Sega Forever titles, and it will only set you back $1.99 (temporarily $0.99) to remove the ads. The classic arcade taxi game also offers controller support.
King’s Knight is a mix between a shoot ’em up (SHMUP) game and an RPG. Square-Enix originally planned to release this NES remake in 2016, but after a delay, it’s finally here. It offers boss fights, environmental destruction, and co-op for up to four players. King’s Knight is free and has in app purchases.
Through The Ages
CGE Digital has released a mobile adaptation of the popular board game Through the Ages is now available on Android. Players must use their resources to advance their civilization, you guessed it, through the ages. The game is available on Google Play for $9.99 without ads or in app purchases.
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers
Rocket of Whispers is a story driven adventure game told where players take the roles of two survivors. The survivors are tasked with building a rocket that will send their deceased loved ones into space. To do this they must explore their snowy post-apocalyptic world and gather materials. Along the way the way you can find various artifacts that will tell you more about the game’s world. OPUS: Rocket of Whispers is free to try, and $1.99 unlocks the full game.
Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter
The latest entry in the incredibly popular Taichi Panda has started its soft launch. Taichi Panda 3 is an MMORPG that has some really flashy graphics and promises a whole slew of features. That includes flying mounts, a sprawling open world that’s fully explorable, random open world events, world bosses, and more. This might be one of the most popular new Android games out there once it launches in more markets. Like many games, one of the first regions to get it is Australia. So if you’re somewhere else in the world, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Here’s a trailer to tide you over:
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