The Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This week saw another uptick in the number of major new releases, with a new zombie action RPG from Gameloft, GungHo’s first major mobile international release since Puzzle & Dragons, a new fishing game, and the latest arcade game from 111%.

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.

Here are 10 new games released in the past week you should be aware of:

Returner 77

Returner 77 is an adventure puzzle game that has players trying to discover what happened to their predecessors as they solve the game’s many brain teasers. The sci-fi puzzler has nice graphics for the platform, a narrative worth following, and the promise of future sequels. Returner 77 is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.

Fishing Strike

After a quick soft launch, Netmarble’s new fishing game is available worldwide. The game has players collect and power up anglers (heroes) and try to catch fish across 6 locations. The experience boils down to trying to get a fish’s health bar down to zero while the fish is desperately trying to get away by swimming to the side of the screen. As far as content goes, there are time battles, head to head matches against player data, and various competitions to engage in. Fishing Strike is free and contains in app purchases.

Vandals

Vandals is a Hitman GO-style puzzle game that celebrates street art. The game offers players 60 stages spread across the globe and plenty of opportunities to paint their masterpiece. While trying to leave their mark on the streets of New York, Sao Paulo, or Berlin, players will need to avoid the police, cameras, and other hazards found in the game. Vandals is $5.49 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.

Chrono MA:GIA

Chrono MA:GIA is a new collectible card game from the people behind the extremely successful gacha game Puzzle & Dragons. The CCG gives players a chance to pick a character, skills, and deck of cards to take into matches with the idea that it creates more opportunities for strategic play. It’s worth noting that the game has only launched in North America, Japan, and Australia at this time. Chrono MA:GIA is free and contains in app purchases.

Tales of Gaia

Tales of Gaia is the newest MMORPG from the company behind the Taichi Panda series. Those who have played Snail Games’ other titles should have a good idea of what to expect from Gaia. There are plenty of flash skills, auto play, lots of opportunities to power up your character, and above average visuals. Overall there is not much here that lets the game stand out from the plethora of other mobile MMOs. Tales of Gaia is free and contains in app purchases.