This was an unusually slow week for new releases, but this week’s games do include a board game adaptation, a port of a multiplayer survival game, hipster invaders, and a strategy game that lets players design their own dungeon.
As always, while the new free Android games on this list might get the most attention, don’t overlook new paid and free to try titles. 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.
The first of this week’s new games tasks players with defending coffee shops from hipster invaders. This Planets vs. Zombies-like tower defense game has gamers placing construction workers, cleaners, and HR personnel in order to defeat the hipster onslaught. It’s a tongue-in-cheek experience, and can server as a PvZ alternatives for those looking for a similar game without any in app purchases or ads. Hipster Attack is $2.99.
Kahuna is a digital board game adaptation that has players strategically place bridges to connect islands. Played head-to-head against the AI or other players, players take turns putting down their bridges or removing their opponent’s. It’s a relatively simple game to grasp, but can get more complex when playing against a worthy opponent. Kahuna is $2.99.
Auer Media’s Billion Lords promises players a chance to take the role of an aspiring evil lord looking to building up his power and create his own dungeon. In practice, this much more of a Clash of Clans-like strategy game than it is a game for Dungeon Keeper fans. Players build and design their own dungeon, but the main things they will find themselves worrying about is upgrading resource buildings, training troops, and other things common to most mobile strategy RPGs. The actual dungeon building elements quickly begin to feel neglected, though strategic trap placement can make an impact if your dungeon is invaded. Billion Lords is free and contains optional ads and in app purchases.
Beach Hero RPG
Beach Hero RPG is an homage to some old school point & click adventure games that adds a few RPG elements into the mix. Players explore Sunny Beach, build up their character, play various mini games and see what the beach has to offer. Beach Hero RPG is free and contains ads.
Inspired by PS1 horror classics like Silent Hill, this monochromatic horror game drops players off in a spooky New England town and has them explore their surroundings. They’ll need to find keys, solve puzzles, and try uncover the town’s mystery. Concluse has a free demo and the full version of the game is currently on sale for $2.99.