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Weekly Roundup – October 13, 2017

Here are 10 new Android games released in the past week you should be aware of. They include a classically inspired adventure game, two games that have players slay zombies, a game that’s heavy on home decoration, and a game that has players sacrifice their villagers for personal gain.

Into the Dead 2

The first of the new Android games this week is a perfect fit for Friday the 13th. In Into the Dead 2 players take the role of James, a protagonist who happens to be driving his truck during the zombie apocalypse. As you might expect from a truck in the introduction of any zombie story, it crashes. James is forced to make his way back to his family on foot, using whatever tools he can find along the way. That involves first person running levels where players have the option of either avoiding zombies to conserve ammo or taking a more direct and bloody approach. Into the Dead 2 is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Get it on Google Play

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park is an X-Files inspired classic point and click (or tap) adventure game. Players switch between 5 different characters as they explore the mysteries of Thimbleweed Park. Look forward to plenty of jokes and puzzles in this game. Designed by some of the people that worked on classic LucasArts adventure games, there aren’t many new Android games with the same pedigree as Thimbleweed Park. The game is $9.99, half price compared to other platforms.

Get it on Google Play

INFINIROOM

Infiniroom gameplay
INFINIROOM puts players in an empty room and has them run in circles as they avoid deadly obstacles. This endless runner is devilishly difficult, and will need players to master their jump timing as well as each characters skills. The single room, which shrinks and expand over time, turns makes this runner a surprisingly fresh mobile gaming experience. INFINIROOM is free, and contains ads and IAPs.

Get it on Google Play

Beyond Oasis

Beyond Oasis
Sega has added the classic action RPG Beyond Oasis (also known as The Story of Thor: A Successor of The Light) to the Sega Forever collection. It has players take the role of Prince Ali as he uses his magic armlet along with his trusty dagger to defeat enemies from bats to giant bosses. Beyond Oasis is free with ads. Ads can be removed for via an in app purchase for $1.99 It is also playable offline and has controller support.

Get it on Google Play

Smash Up

Asmodee Digital has released another board game adaptation. This time around it is an adaptation of Smash Up, a game that has players combine factions to create bizarre deck combinations as they try to prove their card playing prowess. Smash Up has players pick two decks from different factions like wizards, ninjas, robots, etc. It then combines those decks to create a single deck that is used to compete against up to 4 other players and against the AI. The digital adaptation was made created by Nomad Games and published by Asmodee Digital. Smash up is $4.99.

Get it on Google Play

Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter

The latest entry in the incredibly popular Taichi Panda is now available for download and will soon open up its servers. Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter 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. The game has been in its soft launch phase for several weeks, with users in Australia being the first to get a taste of the game. Anyone who is worried about already being behind the level curve when the game launches need not worry. Developer Snail Games opened up a number of new servers when the game went global.

Get it on Google Play

Dragon Hills 2

Like its predecessor, Dragon Hills 2 has players take control of a large dragon-like creature that goes on a rampage through the streets (or hills), destroying anything it can sink its teeth into. Players can dig through terrain, buildings, bridges, and destroy everything in their path as they move forward and slaughter some peaceful zombie citizens. There are 3 different worlds to unlock and destroy, bosses to fight, and plenty of dragon upgrades to unlock along the way. Gamers can purchase upgrades using coins earned through gameplay or purchased in the game’s shop via in app purchases. Upgrades include simple things like giving your dragon more health to more exciting power ups like guns and rocket launchers. There are even new unlockable dragons. Dragon Hills 2 is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Get it on Google Play

Sacrifices

Spooky Games has released Sacrifices, a new Aztec themed city building game where Players take on the role of God and are tasked with ensuring the prosperity of their village. That means answering prayers, directing how things will be built, picking out development paths through the game’s knowledge wheel, and more. Players can obtain daily rewards (including valuable technology points) for sacrificing their followers, which creates an interesting incentive for making sure your villages always have a few extra people around. Sacrifices is free and contains in app purchases.

Get it on Google Play

Lionheart: Dark Moon

The sequel to Lionheart Tactics is here. This time around it’s a turn based gacha RPG with charming graphics. Players can collect over 100 heroes, level them up, and go to battle. Lionheart: Dark Moon also features pets, a PVP arena mode, and fantastic animations. Lionheart: Dark Moon is free and contains in app purchases.

Get it on Google Play

Home Street

The last of the new Android games on this list is the first of three upcoming home building / decorating games is now here. In Home Street players can decorate their home, customize their avatar, and unlock new stuff as they level up by completing tasks given to them by their neighbors. Home Street is free and contains ads and in app purchases Checkout Android Sloth’s review of Home Street.

Get it on Google Play

Other new Android games

Some of the other new Android games that came out this week include card game Underhand, NHL SuperCard 2K18, and arcade sheep bouncer Sheep Frenzy 2.
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