The Weekly Roundup: Feb 02, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

The end of January and first few days of February have been good for Android gamers. This week saw major releases and localizations from the spirit filled turn based battles of Onmyoji to the arcade SHMUP action of GLOBE and the strategic action of Fieldrunners Attack.

As always, while the free Android games on this list might get the most attention, don’t overlook 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 games released in the past week you should be aware of. This has been a great week for new releases, with a very strong lineup of both free and paid games.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia

While Final Fantasy XV: Pocked Edition is scheduled to be released in about a week, Square Enix has decided that now was the time to give gamers outside of Japan their first chance to play another Final Fantasy title. Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia lets players use characters from throughout the franchises’ run to take on enemies in turn based battles. Users will need to find a balance between attacking an enemy’s bravery and their health while best utilizing their abilities. Opera Omnia is free to play and contains in app purchases.

Lord of Dice

Lord of Dice, developed by NGEL Games, is a hero collection RPG with dice rolling as a core gameplay element. Players can collect, power up, and evolve more than 200 heroes (Dicers) and select a team to take into battle. The battles take place on game board like maps that players must navigate using their dicers to move each turn. That can involves quite a bit of strategy. As far as modes go, Lord of Dice has real time PVP, a tower to climb, co-op boss raids and more. Lord of Dice is free and contains in app purchases. Here is Android Sloth’s review of Lord of Dice.

Game Dev Tycoon

One of the oldest games on this list, Game Dev Tycoon arrived on Android this week. The game has players start out developing games out of their garage in the 1980s. From there, they can grow their company, invest in research and development, manage a team filled with talented developers, and more. Along the way players will need to deal with management of their dev team, hiring, and training the best staff in order to make successful games. Game Dev Tycoon is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.

Headshot ZD

The bloodiest of this week’s titles, Headshot ZD : Survivors vs Zombie Doomsday takes place in a post apocalyptic zombie infested future where players have to gather survivors and resources as they explore and upgrade their camp in order to survive. Gamers will need to go from the safety of their camp and explore the dangerous outside world. That means going to new locations and facing off against new zombie threats armed with whatever weapons are available. Each time gamers go out into the dangerous world beyond the camp they will have the opportunity to gather valuable resources. The game’s pixel art world has a variety of zombies to go up against, including massive zombie bears. Headshot ZD is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Ayo: A Rain Tale

Ayo: A Rain Tale is a game that tries to shed light at the struggles that some families need to go through to obtain clean drinking water. While a social message is nice, it does not make for a game on its own. Beyond its message, Ayo: A Rain Tale is a platformer with puzzle elements. Players will need to travel through the Sub-Saharan landscape and avoid dangerous obstacles and enemies along the way. Players will need to run along branches and platforms as they collapse, avoid columns of fire, and deal with the game’s more mystical elements in order to advance. Ayo is $2.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.