The Weekly Roundup: Mar 02, 2018
The game’s on the weekly roundup this week are once again more heavily tilted towards free to play titles. This week saw a brawler RPG, a game from a legendary Japanese developer, a strategy game with a lot of units to choose from, and a lot more.
As always, while the new games on this list might get the most attention, don’t overlook new paid games. Paid games can often provide a better value as they’re not trying to push you towards in app purchases or wasting your time with advertisements.
Here are 10 new games released in the past week you should be aware of:
Grimms Notes is finally available in English thanks to the title’s global publisher Flero Games. The game is a hero collection gacha game that lets players collect and power up various fairy tale inspired heroes. Players are given control over their party’s leader in combat as they take on waves of enemies in the game’s story, PVP, and event modes. Grimms Note’s story mode includes well translated visual novel style cut-scenes. Grimms Notes is free and contains in app purchases.
Part Time UFO
From Hal Laboratory, the storied developer behind the Kirby franchise, comes a new mobile arcade game. Part Time UFO has players take on a variety of tasks from stacking cheerleaders to fishing using a UFO and its claw arm. It’s wacky and different, but even UFOs need a job. Part Time UFO is $3.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
There is no shortage of new games that are inspired by more famous franchises. Nexomon is one such game, it borrows heavily from the Pokemon franchise. The game lets players collect, level up, battle and evolve a variety of Nexomon as they try to become the best Nexomon tamer. Nexomon is free to try and the game contains in app purchases.
Time Recoil is an action packed top down shooter with a time manipulation mechanic that tasks players with taking out the evil Mr. Time. The game also offers a time attack mode that lets players test their skills and climb the game’s leaderboards. Time Recoil’s main gameplay twist is that killing enemies slows down time. That means that the game rewards players for smoothly going through a level while mowing down enemies with style and speed. Killing also builds up the game’s special ability meter, giving players more tools to deal with their enemies. Time Recoil will be $5.99 through March 7th, afterwards the game will be $9.99. The shooter does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Marker’s unique puzzle game has expanded to mobile devices afters its launch on Xbox One and PC. Samsara is a block placing puzzle game where players have to help Zee get to each stage’s exit. Of course the game does have some twists.
Players will need to consider elements like gravity, how to place blocks in order to block Zee’s path and cause him to turn around, and of course the game’s mirrored dimensions mechanic. Underneath Zee’s world, there is another dimension that hosts a shadow, and players have to make sure that both Zee and the shadow make it to the exit of each level. A block dropped in one dimension has an impact on the other dimension as well. Samsara is free to try and the full game can be unlocked for $4.99 via an in app purchase.
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