Weekly Roundup – October 27, 2017
This week’s weekly roundup has a lot of solid new premium games to go along with the usual free new Android games. While the week was dominated by Nintendo’s reveal of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, its November 2017 release date, and Australian soft launch, there are plenty of other new mobile games to play. This week saw zombies (lets be real, every week sees zombies), a space strategy game, robots, and a game that tries to humanize the struggles of refugees. So here are 10 of the notable new mobile games that came out this week:
Death Road to Canada
The first of this week’s new Android games comes from developer Rocketcat Games, the people behind Punch Quest, which has released its road trip simulator Death Road to Canada on Android. In DRTC players are tasked with making the journey from Florida to Ontario, Canada during the zombie apocalypse. As players drive north they will encounter numerous choices along the way. If they choose to stop somewhere, they will have to fend off the undead as they scavenge for supplies. Android gamers have had to wait a while to get this one, but 2017 is better than never. Death Road to Canada is $9.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Wonderboard is a new easy to learn turn-based strategy game where players move their characters on a 4 by 5 grid as they attempt to defeat their opponents. Wonderboard’s characters are powered up using the game’s Clash Royale-like chest & card system. Wonderboard is free and contains in app purchases.
Gamevil and XLGAMES’ latest RPG, ArcheAge Begins, was released after a beta test and a month long pre-registration campaign. In ArcheAge Begins players will need to assemble a team of four heroes as they take on the game’s campaign mode. This gacha game features hero collection, player versus player modes, trading, and even a real time 4 player co-op mode. This was definitely one of the most anticipated new Android games to come out this week, and here’s a review of the game. ArcheAge Begins is free and contains in app purchases.
The latest game to join the Sega Forever collection is the head throwing platformer Decap Attack. Gamers play as mummy Chuck D. Head as he runs, jumps, and throws his head on the way to defeating the demon Max D. Cap. This release, perfectly suited for the Halloween season, has controller support and offline play for those that want a more realistic old school experience. Like other Sega Forever games, Decap Attack is free and contains ads that can be removed with an in app purchase.
Team17 Digital, developers of the Worms series and the publishers behind The Escapists, have released their post apocalyptic survival simulator Sheltered on Android. In Sheltered, players create a family and attempt to survive inside of a bunker in the face of various threats. The family will need to deal with other survivors, food, water, and resource shortages, and enemies. That means crafting, exploration, and combat will be a big part of the Sheltered life. Sheltered is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
Battlevoid: Sector Siege
Bug Byte has launched the latest game in their Battlevoid strategy game series. Battlevoid: Sector Siege is a real-time strategy game in which players take control of a fleet of space ships as they try to destroy their opponents. The game promises randomized elements that help make each playthrough feel unique, cross-platform play, unit customization, and more. Battlevoid: Sector Siege is $4.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases.
After a soft launch and pre-registration, the global launch of publisher Nyou’s card game MonsterCry Eternal is here. Players can look forward to collecting over 300 different cards as they build up their cards and attempt to take on the game’s bosses and other players. While MonsterCry Eternal is billed as a “tactical card game”, it more closely resembles a turn based RPG with cards instead of avatars. MonsterCry Eternal is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
ICEY is a fast paced action side-scroller with a good bit of 4th wall breaking meta humor. Players play as ICEY, who is on a mission to defeat Judas, or so the game’s narrator tells her. Throughout the game players will hear the narrator discuss the events of the game, what ICEY should do next, or how ICEY isn’t doing what she’s supposed to. That creates lots of opportunities for some light meta humor. The game itself still provides plenty of action and as players hack through a variety of robot enemies using combos they have learned along the way. ICEY is $2.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases. Here’s Android Sloth’s review of ICEY.
A few weeks before the movie Paddington 2 begins its theatrical run, Gameloft has released the endless runner Paddington Run. Players play can dress up the famous bear in a number of different outfits as they dodge obstacles and collect marmalade in this Subway Surfers style runner. While not one of the most original new Android games to come out this week, the game does offer players a chance to play as Paddington. Paddington Run is free and contains ads and in app purchases.
Bury me, my Love
Publisher Playdius Entertainment and developer The Pixel Hunt, along with ARTE France and Figs, have released a new text adventure about a couple separated during the ongoing refugee crisis. Bury me, my Love follows Syrian refugees Nour and Majd. Players play the game as Majd as he communicates with his wife through an instant messaging app, sending photos and texts back and forth. Players will have the ability to make choices that will impact how the story progresses, and will eventually lead to one of the game’s multiple endings. Bury me, my Love can be played both in instant mode, where text responses are instant, or in real-time, where players will get notified whenever Majd receives a reply.