After two straight weeks of big Android game release, the final week of November was slow in comparison. None of the games on this list have the hype or expectations of games like Lineage 2: Revolution or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, nor are they extensions of major brands like Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage. This week’s new Android games are comprised of a popular board game adaptation, a horror adventure game, a movie tie-in, and a starving artist. As always, though free games are tempting, don’t overlook the paid titles on this list. Paid games can often provide better value as they tend to focus more on quality rather than pushing players towards spending money on in app purchases.
Carcassonne – Tiles & Tactics
The first game in this weekly roundup comes from Asmodee Digital, which frequently appears on the weekly rundown thanks to a steady stream of digital board game adaptations. This time they worked with Hans Im Gluck and Firma Studios to release a 3D adaptation of the classic board game Carcassonne. Players in Carcassonne place tiles to build a landscape and use their followers (Meeple) to score points. Asmodee’s Carcassonne features online multiplayer with both private and public matches, local multiplayer on a single device, a solo mode, multiple AI difficulty levels and more. Asmodee Digital has promised ongoing support for the game, including new expansions and a new AI setting for those looking for experienced players. Carcassonne is $1.99 and contains in app purchases.
Infinitap Games has released the psychological horror game Neverending Nightmares on Android and iOS. Inspired by the developer’s own mental health issues, the game follows Thomas as he navigates nightmares. Neverending Nightmares is primarily greyscale, with only certain things like blood retaining their color. That creates a great deal of contrast but might take away from the game’s hand-drawn art style. Neverending Nightmares is $3.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Ketchapp frequently releases simple, addicting, and fun mobile games. They’re rarely the games that get the most press coverage, but they can easily get you hooked. The newest game released by Ketchapp is Rush, an arcade game that has players switching between two lanes as they avoid obstacles. Rush is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
Pooka: Magic & Mischief
Holbrand and Kiss Ltd have released their new creature customization focused action adventure game Pooka: Magic and Mischief on Android and iOS. Players customize their creature, or Pooka, different body parts and patterns as they explore the game’s large levels. The customization interface will instantly feel familiar to players who are familiar with the Spore franchise. Players can level up, craft new Pooka parts, and improve their Pooka’s magical capabilities as they progress and try to save the world from toxic gloom. Movement is done by simply tapping where you want to go, and magic is cast using various touch screen gestures. The game also features various social elements, and even promises asynchronous multiplayer. Like the recently released Mille Bornes, this is a game made with younger audiences in mind.
Pocket Legends Adventures
Pocket Legends Adventures is a new action packed role playing game from Spacetime Studios. Players can master a variety weapons from swords and bows to magic wands and nunchucks as they take on the game’s enemies. The game has a focus on allowing players to build their own character by doing away with traditional classes and promising players plenty of customization options. Pocket Legends Adventures is free and contains in app purchases.