Mobile Game Roundup: Asterix and Friends, Legends of Callasia and More

Here's a look at some of the mobile games released this week.

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? There are lots of new options available for you to try, including Wheel of Fortune Slots: The Ultimate Collection from GSN Games. The slot machine game contains a variety of slot machines inspired by television show Wheel of Fortune.

Next, Sentient Play launched Komrad on iOS. The interactive chat game allows users to interact with K.O.M.R.A.D., a Soviet supercomputer powered by artificial intelligence, which was left on when its military base was abandoned 30 years ago.

In addition, Ubisoft, in conjunction with CBS Interactive, launched NCIS: Hidden Crimes this week. The hidden object game allows users to solve crimes alongside Gibbs, Abby and other characters from the NCIS television show.

Elsewhere, Nexon and This Game Studio launched Oz: Broken Kingdom. The role-playing game introduces players to Ophelia Shen, a young girl who joins Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow on a quest to save the land of Oz from darkness.

Finally, 505 Games and N-Fusion Interactive launched Ember. The role-playing game allows users to become a hero called the Lightbringer. Users will need to decide whether to protect fallen stars called Embers, or to use the Embers for their magical powers.

If you’re looking for something different to play, here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games that were released this week.

Asterix and Friends (Free on iOS, Android) – This village-building game from Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and Sproing allows users to build their own Gaulish villages, and to help Asterix and his friends fight back against the Roman army. Users can collect resources like straw, wood and stones, and they can use these resources to construct and upgrade buildings in their villages. Users can also turn basic resources into other items in the game’s crafting buildings. Finally, users can send their characters into battles against the Roman army.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8: A Journey’s End? ($4.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This final episode in the eight-part series from Telltale Games challenges players to compete in “a series of gladiatorial games” to win their freedom. While playing, users can make decisions that may impact the way the story plays out. Users can purchase this episode for $4.99 within the existing Minecraft: Story Mode app. The Minecraft: Story Mode app currently costs $4.99 to download on iOS and Amazon, and $1.99 to download on Android. In addition, users have the option to purchase Episodes 6-8 in a bundle for $11.99, or Episodes 2-8 in a bundle for $24.99.

Crystalux New Discovery (Free on iOS, Android) – This puzzle game from IceCat asks users to drag hexagonal shapes around the playing field with the goal of making the colorful crystals on each shape touch other crystals of the same colors. Levels become more complicated as players progress. For instance, shapes may have more individual crystals to match, and additional colors of crystals may be added to the game.

Tower Rumble (Free on iOS, Android) – This battle game Neo-Realms Entertainment asks users to destroy the enemy’s three towers before their own towers can be destroyed. The battlefield is split into three vertical lanes, and both the player’s and the enemy’s troops will automatically walk down these lanes during battles. While playing, users can help their troops by casting spells from the bottom of the screen. Each spell has a color, and users can create combo bonuses by casting two or more spells of the same color in rapid succession. The first three campaigns of Tower Rumble are available for free, and players can unlock three additional campaigns and bosses via an in-app purchase of $2.99.

Higher Higher! (Free on iOS) – This endless survival game from Pine Entertainment asks users to tap on colored portions of the ground when a moving cube of the same color is on top of them. The cube changes color each time players correctly tap. As games progress, the cube speeds up, increasing the challenge.

Dice Duel (Free on iOS, Android) – This Yahtzee-style game from b-interaktive allows users to compete against random opponents or their friends. On each turn, players can roll five dice up to three times in an attempt to create a “hand” that matches one of the goals on the score card. Users can earn achievements as they play games.

dïm (Free on iOS) – This maze game from Appetizer Mobile allows users to guide an orb through a maze with the goal of reaching each new section of the maze before the clock stops and the light in the maze dims. Players can earn bonus time by quickly completing sections of the maze. The game offers two gameplay modes: classic and infinite. In the infinite mode, players have unlimited time to make it through each section of the maze, and the light will not dim.

RC Toy Cars Race (Free on Android) – This RC car racing game from Tiny Lab Kids allows users to race remote controlled cars on 12 tracks filled with obstacles, jumps and more. Users can begin by selecting one of four free RC cars, and they can collect more than 100 different cars as they play.

Legends of Callasia (Free on iPad) – This multiplayer strategy game from Boomzap Entertainment was inspired by Civilization, Heroes of Might & Magic and Risk. In the game, users can choose from three factions to control, and they can recruit heroes to lead their armies. The game includes over 25 heroes to recruit, with heroes having different classes, traits and bonus cards. During each game, users will be able to take over portions of the map on their quest to destroy enemy forces. Legends of Callasia includes 30 single-player campaign levels, and it also allows users to compete in multiplayer battles that support up to eight players. The game includes more than 35 Skirmish/Multiplayer maps in all. Users can download and try Legends of Callasia for free, with the free demo version of the game containing the game’s tutorial, the “starter campaigns and heroes” for each of the game’s factions and three maps for skirmish and multiplayer. Users can unlock the full game for $14.99.