The Weekly Roundup: April 27, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s releases will likely be dominated by a new Harry Potter game that is getting plenty of attention, but there are a number of games that should not be overlooked. The week saw the release of a new fast paced MOBA, a game about climbing a mountain using a sledgehammer, rockets, singing monsters, and space.

As always, while the new free Android 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.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Undoubtedly the biggest of this week’s releases, Hogwarts Mystery brings players into the world of Harry Potter. Users start their journey as a new first year student at Hogwarts and get the chance to form friendships, attend classes and solve a grand mystery. The game is light on gameplay but offers a narrative experience that lets players forge their own path as they choose how to deal with the problems they encounter on their adventure. Here’s Android Sloth’s review and some opportunities to get free energy. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is free and contains in app purchases.

Paladins Strike

Paladins Strike is an action packed MOBA game based on the popular PC & console hero shooter Paladins. The game lets players collect more than 20 different heroes and take them real-time PVP matches. Unlike most MOBAs, Paladins Strike’s main mode tasks players with summoning and escorting a cart filled with explosives over to their enemy’s base. This leads to more enemy encounters and more action each match. There are also team deathmatch and summoning modes for those looking for something a little different. Paladins Strike is free and contains in app purchases.

Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

The frustratingly difficult climbing game is now available on Android. Published by Noodlecake, Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy tasks players with climbing a hill by using a sledgehammer. One of last year’s surprise hits, the physics based game is designed to be extremely difficult. Getting Over It is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.

Mr Gun

Ketchapp is back with another simple arcade game. Mr Gun has players climb stairs and shoot. The concept is simple, climb a set of stairs and shoot your opponent before he or she shoots you. The game features boss fights, an upgradeable arsenal, and gives users who can score headshots some bonus points. Mr Gun is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Corennity: Space Wars

Corennity is a runner style sci-fi game. Players fly across the game’s levels while needing to dodge obstacles, pick up orbs, and blast away enemies and anything that’s blocking their path. Although a bit rough around the edges, the game provides a different type of runner that might appeal to fans of space games like Star Fox. Corennity is free to try and contains in app purchases.