Weekly Roundup: November 10, 2017
This week’s weekly roundup includes one of 2017’s most anticipated mobile sequels, a new text adventure, ninjas, and a game that finally wrapped up its soft launch phase. The biggest upset of the week: none of the games on this list focus on zombies. This week’s new Android games focus more on chewing bubblegum than slaying the undead. As with every week, there are many free Android games on this list, but don’t overlook the premium titles.
Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley 2 is finally available on Android. The sequel to the popular puzzle indie puzzle game brings back a lot of what made the original game great. This time players will help Ro teach her daughter about the wonders of the impossible world they live in. That means solving puzzles by rotating platforms and generally changing the layout of the world they both live in. Monument Valley is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers
Asmodee Digital, a publisher known for digital board game adaptations, has released a text adventure game set on the island of Catan. In Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers Players take the role of the island’s guardian as they guide three heroes on their journeys. That involves looking at visions that are given to the guardian, making decisions that will impact the story, and watching as the heroes progress. Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers is $1.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
ESWAT: City Under Siege
The Sega Forever collection provides a constant flow of free new Android games. This week Sega has brought us ESWAT: City Under Siege, a lesser known sidescroller from the Sega Genesis. Players take the role of police officer Duke Oda as he puts on his highly advanced power suit, equips his jet pack, grabs whatever weapons he can find, and takes on the bad guys. The bad guys in this case are the gangs of Liberty City and their robots. Prepare for lots of shooting and jet pack action. ESWAT: City Under Siege is free and contains ads and an in app purchase to remove them.
The Scrungeon Depths
The Scrungeon Depths is a new rogue-like dungeon crawler from When’s Lunch? Games. Players are given their starting equipment and are thrust into the Scrungeon where all sorts of horrors await them. Those horrors are mainly monster nests that spawn waves of enemies for players to fight off. Clearing nests lets means you can delve further into the depths, get better gear, and set a high score. As this is a rogue-like, there’s permadeath, and players need to treat every defeat as a lesson on what not to do next time (namely die). There are also bosses, a combo meter, gold to collect, and lots of monster body parts to walk through as you clear the Scrungeon floor by floor. The Scrungeon Depths is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Overdrive: Ninja Shadow Revenge
The second sidescroller on the weekly roundup is Overdrive: Ninja Shadow Revenge. Players take a role of a ninja as they jump, slash and dash through the game’s levels. Overdrive features action sequences where players take on multiple enemies or engage in boss fights, with some light platforming thrown in. Unlike some sidescrollers, this game has gone with simple silhouets accented by some colored elements. That likely helped the game achieve its light storage Overdrive is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
If you’re the type of person that just can’t get enough puzzle games, Android gaming is pretty awesome. There’s never a shortage of puzzle games. Today developer Arzola’s has released PEG, a new peg solitaire game. At its core, this is a simple game. Players move pegs one by one, with blue pegs eliminating blue pegs, and red pegs eliminating red pegs. Things of course get more complicated as thinking several steps ahead becomes critical to success. The goal of each of the game’s 100+ levels is to clear the board until only one peg is left standing. PEG is $0.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Football Manager Mobile 2018
Let’s face it, some sports games out there don’t give players a whole lot of control over the actual gameplay. While Football (soccer) Manager 2018 is no different in that respect, it’s a game that is honest about what it has to offer. FM 2018 is a game about strategy and team management, plain and simple. Gamers have control over their club off of the pitch, focusing team building and team instructions. Football Manager Mobile 2018 is $8.99 and contains in app purchases.
Card City Nights 2
The sequel to Ludocity’s popular Card City Nights is now available on Android. In short, Card City Nights 2 is a card game with an adventure mode. Both players place their cards on a shared 6 by 3 board, and the goal is to get your opponent’s HP to zero by using your cards’ abilities while blocking your opponent’s use if their abilities. Card City Nights 2 features a single player adventure campaign and an online multiplayer mode for up to 2 players. The game contains 200 cards, some of which feature characters from previous Ludiocity games like Ittle Dew and BuniBon. Card City Nights 2 is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Crimson Pine Games, the folks behind Sheep Frenzy 2, Geometry Race and Drifty Chase, released their latest game this week. Bubblegum Hero is a simple arcade game where players blow bubbles. The game’s mechanics are simple, tap and hold to blow a bubblegum bubble. The longer you hold, the bigger the bubble gets. If you release while the bubble falls within the designated area, you get a point. Otherwise, that big bubblegum bubble you blew blows up in your face. There are new types of gum to collect and chew, new heroes to collect, and new locations to unlock. Bubblegum Hero is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
South Park: Phone Destroyer
After a lengthy soft launch period and a pre-registration campaign that rewarded players with a free ManBearPig outfit, South Park: Phone Destroyer had its global launch this week. Players in Phone Destroyer summon cards featuring characters like Sheriff Cartman and Pocahontas Randy using their constantly replenishing pool of energy as they attempt to defeat their opponents. Like other similar games, cards can be upgraded by acquiring duplicates, and in the case of Phone Destroyer, by using special upgrade cards. South Park: Phone Destroyer is free and contains in app purchases.