This was perhaps the not the strongest week for new Android games, but it still saw some solid titles. RPGs are well represented this week, with new gacha games, a Monster Hunter-like title, a tabletop style RPG, and more new Android games.
Dragon Project, a mobile Monster Hunter-like game, has wrapped up its soft launch campaign and had was one of the first new Android games added to Google Play this week. In Dragon Project players are tasked with hunting a variety of monsters from fairly generic enemies to huge bosses. Up to 4 players can team up to take down the game’s various bosses. Enemies drop ingredients that can be used to craft increasingly powerful weapons and armor that can be used to defeat increasingly powerful enemies. Here is a preview of Dragon Project that will give gamers a good idea of what to expect before they jump in.
Soul Guardians 2
Soul Guardians 2, the sequel to the extremely popular Soul Guardians, is a 2D action-rpg with co-op and PVP. Gamers need to complete dungeons filled with monsters, bosses, and traps that they will need to avoid. Players have control over their skills with upgradable skill cards, different classes to choose from, and a variety of equipment options.
Stranger Things: The Game
Before its second season debuts on October 27th, Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things has received a mobile game adaptation. Developer BonusXP has released Stranger Things: The Game on Android and iOS. It is made to look like a classic SNES game, and allows players to explore the town of Hawkins and its surroundings as characters from the show. The game features sections that are uniquely suited to each character, with some focusing on stealth, combat, ranged combat, racing/driving, and more.
Sticky Games has released a new game tie-in for the upcoming disaster movie Geostorm. Geostorm lets users play as three different characters as they encounter natural disasters in locations around the world. What that really involves is turn-based puzzle solving with gameplay similar to Square Enix’s GO titles.
Goons.io Knight Warriors
Goons.io is a simple io game from developer Clown Games. Players spawn with a sword (or other weapon depending on their skin) and proceed to attack anything they can reach. One attack kills any player it comes into contact with, making death an inevitability. Collecting dots from fallen enemies (or just dots found at random) helps your sword grow, beyond that this is strictly a test to see who can survive the longest. One of the game’s twists is adding a dash button that lets players either run away or close the distance between them and their enemies. Goons.io is a simple game, but sometimes that is all that is needed.
Digimon Links is a gacha RPG with turn-based combat between two teams of 3 Digimon. Players can build their favorite team, or participate in co-op battles by taking their favorite Digimon and teaming up with two other players. Outside of combat players have access to their own personal “farm”, which acts as each player’s home village. Check out Android Sloth’s review of Digimon Links.
The Last Warrior: Heroes
Based on the Russian Disney movie “The Last Warrior”, the game tasks players with having a well run castle. That involves building and decorating new rooms, going out and gathering supplies, and defeating local monsters. This title from King Bird Games has some really well crafted 2D graphics.
Voxel Adventure is a simple movement puzzle game, where your goal is to make it to the exit and collect every crystal along the way. With only 50 quick levels, this won’t be a game that will be a mainstay on your phone, but it is still worth a look for anyone looking for a simple puzzle game. There are even multiple character skins to unlock (or purchase via IAPs).
Adventure Quest Tabletop
Not affiliated with AdventureQuest, Adventure Quest Tabletop is a dungeon crawling RPG with a tabletop game theme. Detect traps, navigate your way around dungeons where you’ll find unknown dangers, and roll some dice.
Batman: Enemy Within
The last of the new Android games on the list is Telltale Games’ new episodic series Batman: Enemy Within on Android. This is a sequel to Batman: The Telltale Series, which was released in 2016. Like all modern Telltale games, Enemey Within is made up of multiple episodes that follow the same overarching plot. As always, players get their choice of dialogue options, actions to take, and quick time events to play through as they play through the latest entry in the caped crusader’s journey.