The Weekly Roundup: May 4, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This was not one of the most active weeks as far as new releases go, but it still saw a number of notable new releases. This week we have a new Dungeon Hunter game from Gameloft, a puzzle game that uses letters in an unusual way, an MMORPG, an escape game, and 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.

Dungeon Hunter Champions

The biggest of this week’s new games is the latest entry from Gameloft’s storied Dungeon Hunter franchise. Champions combines gacha hero collection, an action RPG single player campaign, and a 5 vs 5 MOBA mode. The results are mixed, but the game’s single player stages offer a variety of objectives beyond just killing everything on the screen, the graphics are pleasant and scale well on weaker devices, and the controls work as well as any other action RPG or MOBA game that uses a virtual joystick. Dungeon Hunter Champions is free and contains in app purchases and optional ads.

Fellow: Eternal Clash

The Korean MMORPG Fellow has made its debut in English this week thanks to localization from Goboogie games, though the game is currently only available in North America, South America and India. Fellow gives players a choice of four different classes as they begin their adventure in the game’s open world. That means lots of quests to tackle, mobs to beat down, and even some underwater combat. More similar to PC MMORPGs than most mobile MMOs, Fellow also features wars between the game’s two factions as they battle over the fate of the world. Fellow: Eternal Clash is free and contains in app purchases.

I Bought a Super Car!

I Bought a Super Car! is a simple lane switching arcade game from Zzoo. The game puts players in the driver’s seat of a new supercar as they speed down the streets while dodging traffic. The one tap controls make this an easy game to pick up while the constantly increasing speed makes the game increasingly challenging. I Bought a Super Car! is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Spike City

The folks at Nitrome are a great source for new Android and this week they have released a vertical platformer filled with hazards and collectibles. Spike City has players swipe left, right, up, and down to quickly fly in that direction and, optionally, stick to the walls. As they fly through the game’s endless tower collecting coins they’ll need to be aware of spikes, enemies and the ever rising lava that’s threatening to swallow them up. There’s also an unlockable level mode that lets players take their time while playing as well as plenty of hats and character customization options to unlock. Spike City is free and contains ads and an in app purchase to remove them.

supertype

supertype is a clever puzzle game from Kamibox that has players use letters as physical objects in order to activate switches. When each level begins players need to type in a combination of letters and spaces that, when they drop, will fall in such a way as to activate the level’s switches. That might mean setting things up so that one letter tips over and creates a cascade of falling letters, or ensuring that a letter that is small enough to squeeze through a particular gap is used. supertype is $1.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.