The games included on this week’s weekly roundup include a twin-stick shooter, a new Final Fantasy game, a turn-based platformer, and lots and lots of zombies.
YingYang Mobile has released their Asian horror film inspired visual novel The Letter on Android. The Letter has players take control of 7 different characters throughout the game. Each of the game’s 7 chapters has players take the role of one character. The choices players make will help determine their character’s relationships, and how the rest of the story will play out. The game is complete with English voice acting, quick time events, and lots of scares. The letter is free to try, but players who want to go past the first chapter will need to pay up.
Final Fantasy Dimensions II
Square-Enix has released the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series (or at least the latest entry to be released outside of Japan), Final Fantasy Dimensions II, on Google Play. Dimensions 2 has players build parties of 3 characters and take on the game’s story mode. The story mode will take players throughout time and space, showing them a variety of locals from the Final Fantasy universe. Final Fantasy Dimensions II is $14.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
PES Card Collection
Konami has released the latest entry in their Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series, also known as World Football: Winning Eleven in some markets. PES Card Collection has players collect the cards of real football (soccer) players and then pit them against the collections of other players and the AI. Players will build their own team with their own custom kit (uniform) and an emblem. Player cards can be powered up, and gamers will even be able to team up for 11 on 11 matches, with each player using one player card. PES Card Collection is free and contains in app purchases.
Raptisoft’s twin-stick magic shooter Solomon’s Boneyard is finally available on Android. Players choose one of seven different wizards, and then go on to take on hordes of the undead. As they play players will level up, learn new spells, and improve their stats on their way towards the top of the leaderboards. Solomon’s Boneyard is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
Turn Undead: Monster Hunter
Nitrome has released its new turn based puzzle platformer Turn Undead: Monster Hunter on Android. In the game players will need to slay monsters on their way to the finish line. Zombies, werewolves, flying skulls, vampires and more will need to meet their doom as players move through the game. The catch? When you move, so do your enemies and traps. That means when a monster is one step behind you, it’s not just a simple matter of turning around and shooting it. Players will need to plan their moves ahead of time if they hope to prevail, and that’s where the puzzle elements come in. Turn Undead is free and contains ads that can be removed via an in app purchase.
Era of Arcana
After a period in what 37Games called closed beta (though it wasn’t quite closed), Era of Arcana is now in open beta. Because there is little to distinguish this open beta from a full release, it’s included on this list of new Android games. Era Arcania is a mobile RPG with a heavy emphasis on its online features. It has 5 playable classes (though two are gender locked), and advertises a variety of features including large scale PVP, world bosses, and even in-game weddings.
Developer hyperparticle has released Nodulus, a new open source puzzle game. Players looking to test their puzzle solving skills can do so against the game’s current set of 20 levels. The goal of each level is to move planks from node to node until a connection is made to the final (green) node. This is done by rotating nodes that have a plank attached in order to transfer the plank from one node to the next until it reaches its destination. As more planks are added to the board and plank sizes change, the game gets more and more challenging. Nodulus does not offer any sort of in game tutorial, but the game starts off simple enough so that users can figure out how to play it as they go.
The Tower Assassin’s Creed
If you have ever played The Tower, then you know exactly what to expect from The Tower Assassin’s Creed. This is simply an Assassin’s Creed version of the same Tower experienced released by Katchupp in the past. For those unfamiliar with The Tower, it’s a block stacking game, where players place tower pieces on top of each other. Instead of using physics to determine structural instability, each time a piece isn’t placed exactly over the top of the previous one, any excess simply falls off and the next piece after that becomes smaller. That processes is repeated until players miss the tower entirely. The Tower Assassin’s Creed is free and contains in app purchases.
Developer Touch Dimensions has released its action packed strategy game Strain Tactics on Android. Players will need to take their squads of 1-5 members into the game’s 30+ unique maps as they fight off the undead-esque infected. Units can be leveled up and powered up with new equipment, but they can also die (and either be revived or have their body sold for points). Users will need to combine their role as the tactician who commands his or her squad with their combat role as they rain down destruction on the infected from the air. Strain Tactics is $5.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Last on this list of new Android games is Crashbots from Neon Chimp Games and Appsolute Games. Crashbots is a runner that has a bunch of different levels to play through and an endless mode for those who are into that sort of thing. There are plenty of obstacles to dodge, jump over, slide under, and shoot as you run to the finish line. Crashbots is free and contains ads and in app purchases.