The Weekly Roundup: January 19, 2018

The Weekly Roundup

This week’s weekly roundup includes a sequel to a popular strategy game, a mobile game that lets you do battle at sea, an adventure game set in Victorian London, 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.

World of Warships Blitz

World of Warships Blitz offers mobile gamers a chance to take their wars to the seas. The game features 7 vs 7 battles where players each use one of the game’s 90 warships to take down their enemies. The ships hail from Germany, Japan, the USA, and the USSR and come in 4 classes that have their own gameplay styles. Combat in World of Warships Blitz takes place in real time, with players being given a lot of control over the action. Players steer their ships, control aiming, and have access to a number of abilities that they can use to do things like patch up damaged guns. World of Warships Blitz is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

red

Definitely the least flashy of this week’s weekly roundup, the sequel to the puzzle game “yellow, simply titled “red”, tasks players with turning the screen red. That might be the game’s only objective, but the challenge is in figuring out what you are supposed to do to solve each level.
red has 50 short levels, each with their own gimmick and control scheme. One level might have you play a simplified version of Tetris, while another might have users try to figure out the correct sequence that they need to use when alternating between two buttons that dominate the screen. As with other games like Tako Bubble or Crush Escape, red is not likely to take up hours of your time, but can serve as a game that is played in short bursts. Red is free and contains ads and an in app purchase to remove them.

red gameplay
Each level has players try and figure out the right things to interact with.

Pool Time

Pool Time aims to provide a better pool experience by recreating realistic billiards physics using its physics engine. The game allows players to go head to head in real time PVP billiards matches. Players also have the ability to challenge their friends to figure out who’s the king of the pool table. As part of the global launch update, Webzen has added two new modes to the game. The Trick Shot Mode allows players to set up, execute, and share their own pool trick shots. The Run-out Mode is a new tournament mode with prize money that is based on the number of participants.

Blocky Racing

Blocky Racing is a new cart racer that puts players behind the wheel of a blocky racing cart as they race around the track in an effort to get ahead of their opponents. Like other cart racers, Blocky Racing has speed pads, power ups, and weapons to help players get ahead. Unlike other racers, the carts in this game destructable, and every hit you take will knock a few blocks off of your cart. Luckily there are health pads around the track that will repair your vehicle. Blocky Racing is free and contains ads and in app purchases.

Atlas Sentry

Developer NE Studio has released Atlas Sentry, a new space turret shooter. Players operate a turret and shoot down anything and everything that comes within range of their weapons. Atlas Sentry features two modes, a level select mode featuring 20 stages to play through leading up to a final boss fight and an endless arcade mode that will test players’ durability. The turret is upgradeable with a variety of different weapon types and other upgrades to help players take down their enemies. Atlas Sentry is free and contains ads and in app purchases.