The Weekly Roundup: May 11, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s new releases include a few familiar faces, a couple of games making their global debuts, and a number of arcade games. There’s a new tower defense game featuring zombies, a surfing game that takes place on the moon, a new release from Nexon, a digital board game adaptation, and much more.

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.

Returners

The first of this week’s new releases is Nexon’s new hero collection RPG Returners. The game features a variety of heroes from legends, myths, and fairy tales as they team up to battle whatever gets in their way. Players in Returners have little direct impact on battles as they play out, instead they direct the action by picking which of their heroes target particular enemies. That means giving the players’ team to focus fire on a particularly powerful ranger or pesky mage while ignoring the enemy groups tank. Returners is free and contains in app purchases.

Girls’ Frontline

Another hero collection game, Girls’ Frontline is a strategy RPG that lets players build teams of anthropomorphic firearms. Yep, players collect, power up, and battle teams of female robots named after various historic and modern firearms. Players are in charge of setting up their units in a way that maximizes their strengths and positional bonuses, but have no real role to play in battle other than activating skills. The strategy element of this SRPG comes into play when players move their team on each stage’s game board-like map as they try to reach the objective using a limited number of moves each turn. Girls’ Frontline is free and contains in app purchases.

ZombiED

Tower defense games have historically been hugely popular on mobile, but the genre has not seen a lot new additions recently. ZombiED looks to change that. Set in a school, the game has players defend their cafeteria, gym, auditorium, and more from the oncoming zombie horde. There are more than 20 different types of zombies, a number of school themed towers, and 13 stages to play through on multiple difficulty levels. ZombiED is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Heirs of the Kings

Heirs of the Kings is the latest JRPG from Kemco. It features the same retro art style and combat system that Kemco is known for, along with a Soul Map progression system that lets players control how their characters advance. The story follows Grant as he discovers a mysterious girl with amnesia, putting him on a journey to discover his destiny. Heirs of the Kings is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

My Child Lebensborn

My Child Lebensorn is a unique interactive narrative game that has players raise Children Born of War. Players will need to nurture the game’s children to shape their worldview and help them deal with the difficulties of life in a post war society. Players will need to deal with subjects like bullying and guilt while trying to manage their resources during the early 1950s. Even in an app store filled with shooters and horror games, this game gets a bit dark. My Child Lebensborn is $2.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.