Mobile Game Roundup: Flying Slime, Crooked Path 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? As usual, there are lots of new games available for you to try, including Jurassic Go: Dinosaur Snap Adventures from BebopBee. The game asks players to take pictures of dinosaurs to fill their photography museums.

Next, Square Enix released Mobius Final Fantasy, a role-playing game that allows players to become the Warrior of Light that will save the world from darkness.

Finally, Nexon Korea launched Chaos Chronicle, a role-playing game that allows players to form a team of heroes and save the world.

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

Flying Slime ($2.99 on iOS) – This “2-D swinging platformer” from Firefish Entertainment asks players to help a slime named Slimie save the forest from the evil Harvester machine. In each stage, players tap to attach ropes to objects in the environment, which they can swing from to move around. Users need to watch out for obstacles like spikes as they play. Outside of the game’s campaign mode, users can play in a survival mode, which asks them to avoid the Harvester while collecting Spirit Stones to unlock Slimie’s friend. A multiplayer mode is also available, which challenges players to go farther than their friends in the game’s Survival mode. Finally, a Challenge mode is coming soon.

Beach Volleyball 2016

Beach Volleyball 2016 ($0.99 on iOS, Android) – This beach volleyball game from VTree Entertainment includes 16 international male and female teams, and it allows gamers to play on five different courts around the world. In addition to single-player matches, the game includes asynchronous multiplayer matches and a tournament mode. Users can choose from three difficulty levels in single-player games.

Blue Apprentice (Free on iOS) – This educational children’s game from Galxyz incorporates the Next Generation Science Standards, and it features content covering over 45 science topics. Designed for children in third through eighth grade, the game sees players join an alien scientist named Grit on a quest to protect the inhabitants of planets and defeat King Dullard’s minions using science concepts. Along the way, players can craft gear and other items using the elements of the Periodic Table as building blocks. Blue Apprentice includes 21 gameplay episodes, as well as four open world sandbox levels. While the first two episodes of the game are available to play for free, the rest of the game’s content is available via a subscription. Monthly, quarterly and annual subscriptions are available, with monthly subscriptions priced at $10.99 per month.

ASA’s Sailing Challenge ($3.99 on iOS, Android) – This sailing game from the American Sailing Association (ASA) was originally designed as a teaching aid for ASA instructors. The game includes a series of modules that teach users about sailing concepts such as points of sail, apparent wind, sail trim and more, as well as a module allowing users to race against the clock to complete a sailing course.

Pixelgrams: Pixel Puzzles (Free on iOS, Android) – This puzzle game from Pixelgrams asks players to drag Tetris-inspired pieces to the game board to fill in shapes, like they would solve jigsaw puzzles. Pieces come in different colors, which players can use as clues to determine where they fit in the puzzles. If players become stuck, they can spend hints to show any mistakes they’ve made, or to reveal a puzzle’s final image. Players start with a few free hints, and they can purchase more in the game’s store. Users also have the option to watch video ads to receive free hints. Pixelgrams: Pixel Puzzles includes 144 levels to solve.

RPS.zone

RPS.zone (Free on iOS) – This multiplayer game from .com and Pine Entertainment allows users to compete in real-time games of rock, paper, scissors with other players around the world. Games end when one player reaches two points (ties do not give either player points). As players win games, they’ll earn coins, which will increase their team values. Users can also see their current rankings on the game’s leaderboard in between matches. Finally, gamers can collect new costumes for their characters over time, and they can also purchase costumes instantly via in-app purchase.

Tomb Heroes (Free on iOS) – This endless survival game from ZPlay challenges players to survive as long as possible inside a tomb by tapping on the left and right sides of the screen to shoot at oncoming enemies. As players shoot, their characters automatically bounce across the screen in the opposite direction of their shots (that is, when players shoot to the right, their characters bounce to the left, and vice versa). As gamers play, they have the chance to crush some enemies by bouncing onto them. However, players must watch out for enemies with spike helmets, which can’t be crushed, as well as for enemies that drop from the ceiling. Other enemies will release obstacles such as bombs into the environment. Gamers can collect diamonds as they play, which can be spent on new playable characters. Users can also purchase diamonds instantly via in-app purchase. Finally, users may have the option to earn free diamonds by watching video ads.

Bouncing Ball 2 (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Manastick Games asks players to help a ball bounce between platforms by tapping to cause the ball to quickly move downward and land on another platform in the path without falling off of the screen. Users can collect currency as they play, which can be spent on new balls.

Gleam: Last Light (Free on iOS, Android) – This level-based puzzle game from Hiker Games asks players to slice gems in dark environments to guide beams of light to plants to help them photosynthesize. In each level, players need to slice one or more gems to help the light beam bounce from gem to gem until it reaches the plant somewhere in the stage. Each slice requires energy, and players have a limited amount of energy to spend on each stage. Players earn up to three stars on each level, depending on the amount of energy they have left at the end.

Crooked Path ($1.99 on iOS) – This puzzle running game from Ruvix challenges players to complete maze-like puzzles by tapping to make their characters turn as they run. In each level, the character runs automatically, and players must tap at the right times to make them turn without falling off of the path. If the runner falls off, users can try again from the beginning of the level. In some stages, players may need to press buttons to cause new paths to appear, or use portals to access different running paths. Users earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their performance.

In addition to these new releases, here are some of the previously released games which have come to new platforms.

Thump Trump from Thumbspire and Thirteenth Floor Studios – Free on Android; previously released for free on iOS.

Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures from Kiz Studios – Free on Android; previously released for free on iOS.