Mobile Game Roundup: Digit & Dash, Splish Splash Pong and More

We take a look at some of the new mobile games released this week.

Are you looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? What about Oddwings Escape, the debut title from Small Giant Games, which challenges players to free birds from an evil scientist’s research lab? Are you looking for an RPG instead? Gamevil’s newest title, Dragon Blaze, lets iOS and Android gamers save humanity from a war against dragons and other vile creatures.

Still not what you’re looking for? Here’s a look at some additional mobile games released this week, which should include a little something for everyone.

Digit & Dash ($1.99 on iOS) – From Insomniac Games, Digit & Dash is a level-based platformer, challenging players to control the movements of both Digit and Dash, with one on either side of a vertical wall. Characters run automatically, and gamers tap on each character’s side of the screen to make them jump over obstacles. By double-tapping, the character jumps and slams into the ground, propelling the other over larger obstacles. Each level is lengthy, but contains checkpoints for continuing without starting over. Gamers earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their performance and the number of secondary goals they complete while running.

Sleep Furiously ($2.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – From Playmation Studios, Sleep Furiously is a sentence building game, challenging players to connect words and form complete sentences to help a linguist sleep. Words are presented on a jumbled grid, and gamers can connect them in any order, so long as each word touches the next, and the final sentence is grammatically correct. The game offers multiple modes, including a move-limited mode for earning the most points in a limited number of sentences, and a timed mode for earning as many points as possible in 90 seconds. A final endless mode offers a more casual experience, and a shuffle button to rearrange the board’s words.

Plancon: Space Conflict ($2.99 on Android) – Previously released on iOS devices, this space RPG from HeroCraft sees players defeating enemies with the choice of real-time or turn-based gameplay modes. Users can build their own battleship, hire a crew and live life as a character of their choosing, from a pirate or merchant to a thief or soldier. Both main story quests and side quests are available, offering what HeroCraft calls an “endless journey” for players.

Dead Eyes ($3.99 on iOS, Android) – A zombie-themed puzzle game from LoadComplete, Dead Eyes challenges players to help Jack survive the apocalypse and reach his destination at the other end of each level. Players move Jack by swiping on the screen, with Jack moving one tile at a time. As Jack moves, enemies will also move, so players must strategize their swipes to ensure Jack’s safety. Players earn up to three stars on each level, with each star relating to a specific goal (finishing the level in a small number of moves, or in a short amount of time, as examples).

Game of Sniper (Free on Android) – From Beijing Autothink Technology, Game of Sniper is the company’s debut title in major English speaking countries. The game sees players saving the world (and hostages) from terrorists by sniping at enemies. Users have access to ten different kinds of sniper rifles, each with different stats.

Dungeon Crawlers HD ($4.99 on Android) – From Drowning Monkeys and Ayopa Games, Dungeon Crawlers HD features a team of heroes described as who the Ghostbusters would have been, had they been in medieval times. The turn-based RPG sees gamers exploring multiple environments while collecting loot and defeating monsters. Each member of the team has different skills to unleash on opponents, with the game including story-based dungeons to clear, as well as extra challenge maps. Dungeon Crawlers HD is already available on iOS, and is coming to Steam June 1, 2015.

Multicross

Multicross (Free on iOS) – A new puzzle game from Tetris creator, Alexey Pajitnov, Multicross is similar to Tetris, in that players work to create complete lines with familiar shapes on a grid. However, where Tetris sees shapes falling from the top of the screen automatically, in Multicross, players drag shapes from a pool, to the board, in the order of their choosing. In addition, lines can be created both horizontally and vertically to earn points.

HeroCraft Z (Free on iOS, Android) – From NGames Interactive, HeroCraft Z is an action RPG, allowing players to create a hero and take it into battle against enemies in real-time combat. Players tap on the ground to move, and tap on skills to activate them during battle. As gamers progress, they’ll collect additional heroes for their team, each with their own skills. While level-based missions are available by default, gamers will eventually unlock guilds, as well as coliseum, arena and expedition modes, among other content.

Nitro Nation Online (Free on iOS) – First released on Android devices in 2014 (where it has surpassed seven million downloads), Nitro Nation Online from Creative Mobile is a racing game featuring multiple gameplay modes and over 40 different cars from major real-world manufacturers. Players can customize their vehicles, compete in team tournaments or single-player races and much more, with the iOS version offering three exclusive vehicles: the Mini Coupé John Cooper Works, the Ford Shelby GT500 and the Pagani Huayra.

Languinis (Free on iOS, Android) – From developer VRTRON, in partnership with Tilting Point, Languinis is a mix of match-three puzzles and word games, challenging gamers to spell words and save the peaceful tribe of the Languinis from certain doom. The game features over 50 levels, which see players making matches with colorful symbols to reveal letter tiles underneath. Gamers then tap letter tiles (even if they’re not touching) to create words, with each level having a different goal, or set of goals, to complete. Languinis is also available to play for free on Facebook.

Splish Splash Pong (Free on iOS) – From Happymagenta, Splish Splash Pong is a challenging survival experience, asking players to earn as many points and coins as possible by guiding a duck between paddles at the top and bottom of the screen. The duck moves automatically, with users tapping to change its direction. The game tests players’ reflexes by asking them to rapidly tap and avoid the many obstacles swimming in the duck’s path. Gamers can spend their coins on additional characters, with some also being available for direct in-app purchase.