Mobile Game Roundup: Spellbinders, War Tortoise and More

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

If you’re looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend, you have plenty of new options available, including Disney Magical Dice from Netmarble Games. The Monopoly-style board game allows up to four players to travel around a Disney-themed game board and spend coins to purchase properties.

In addition, Rovio and Tag Games released Angry Birds Action on mobile. The game was inspired by pinball, and it challenges players to help the Angry Birds rescue eggs by flinging the birds around the playing field.

Are you looking for something different to play? Here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games released this week.

Spellbinders (Free on iOS, Android) – This multiplayer strategy game from Kiloo and Funday Factory combines elements from tower defense and multiplayer online battle arena games. The game allows players to select a Titan and control an army in battles, with the goal of destroying the enemy’s base on the far side of the screen. The battlefield is split into lanes, and players can spend mana (which they earn automatically over time) to deploy their minions or cast spells onto the battlefield. If minions from either team reach the cannons in the center of the screen, they can capture them for their team. Cannons will automatically attack the enemy base over time. Minions, meanwhile, will continue to walk across the battlefield, automatically attacking enemies in the same lane, or attacking the base if they’re allowed to reach it. Games end when one base runs out of hit points.

Apestorm: Full Bananas ($0.99 on iOS, Android) – From Snowbound and Channel 4’s All 4 Games, Apestorm: Full Bananas is a side-scrolling zeppelin-bombing game, which asks players to help apes defeat humans who have destroyed the planet. In each of the game’s 20 levels, players can drop bombs on buildings and other man-made objects to earn points. However, if they hit a natural object, like a tree, they lose points. While the zeppelin flies automatically, players can control its speed and altitude to avoid obstacles and aim at targets. Users also have access to nine different power-ups, which can help them complete levels.

Dino Bash (Free on iOS, Android) – From pokoko Studio and Tilting Point, this tower-defense game challenges players to help dinosaurs protect their eggs from hungry cavemen. During each level, players can deploy dinosaurs using apples, which recharge automatically over time. Dinosaurs will automatically attack approaching cavemen. Players can also help the dinosaurs by using weapons like bombs and traps to attack enemies. Gamers will unlock new kinds of dinosaurs over time, and they can upgrade them to make them stronger. Dino Bash includes 75 levels to complete.

Tome of the Sun (Free on iOS, Android) – This action RPG from NetEase Games challenges players to protect the Sun Kingdom from evil forces. Players can choose to become a knight, mage, duelist or archer, and they can collect more than 1,000 gear, costume and accessory items for their hero. During battle, players tap on the ground to move, and their hero will automatically attack nearby enemies. Gamers can also tap buttons to trigger their hero’s special abilities. In addition to single-player battles, Tome of the Sun offers player vs. player modes, including an arena, clan wars and more.

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 3: What We Deserve ($4.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This final episode in a three-part series from Telltale Games follows Michonne as she tries to protect an innocent family. While playing, gamers can make choices impacting the story. Specifically, Telltale said players’ choices will determine who lives and who dies. This episode is available as an in-app purchase for players who already own the first episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne on mobile. Players have the option to purchase Episode 2 and Episode 3 in a bundle for $7.99.

The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & PizzaBoy ($4.99 on iOS) – From Deep Silver Fishlabs and OKAM Studio, this adventure game is based on the graphic novel trilogy published by Dark Horse Comics. The game stars Eurico, a former pizza delivery boy, who now works as the apprentice of an occult investigator named Dog Mendonça. Gamers will help Eurico solve a crime in Lisbon, which is filled with a variety of monsters.

Tomb of the Golems ($4.99 on Samsung Gear VR) – This virtual reality action adventure game from GREE VR Studio places players in the role of Sydney, a girl searching for her brother who went missing on an archeological research trip. Players will investigate a sanctuary under Egyptian ruins, and will work with Sydney’s monkey, Luca, to fight enemies like Anubis and Horus, among others. The game is controlled using both head movements and the touch pad on the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Pathfinder Adventures (Free on iPad, Android tablet) – From Obsidian Entertainment and Paizo, Pathfinder Adventures is a mobile adaptation of Paizo’s Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The card game allows players to build a team of heroes and choose each character’s class, and it allows players to add new gear and magic to their characters’ decks to make them stronger over time. In addition to single-player game play, Pathfinder Adventures supports pass-and-play multiplayer on a single device. The game is coming soon to iPhone and Android phones.

Risky Road (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless driving game from Ketchapp and Sanposuru challenges players to drive as long as possible along a hilly road while protecting the egg in their vehicle. Gamers hold on the screen to accelerate, and they can let go to slow down. Players will need to watch out for hills and gaps in the road, and they will earn points as they pass progress flags on the path. Games end when players allow the egg to be destroyed. Users can collect coins as they play, and spend these on new vehicles and eggs. Players can also watch video ads to receive free coins.

The Game Quantum

The Game Quantum (Free on iOS) – This multiplayer game from Pixel Drop asks players to claim nuclei spaces on a game board by placing electrons on the spaces. Each nuclei can only hold a limited number of electrons before it explodes and spreads the electrons to nearby squares. The game utilizes Game Center for online multiplayer matches. Players can also unlock a local multiplayer mode for $0.99, which allows multiple users to play offline on a single device.

Astro Lords Mobile (Free on iOS, Android) – This base-building combat game from Tartezal Holdings and Aratog Games allows players to build a base on an asteroid and compete against aliens, boss characters and other players. As players progress, they can conquer other asteroids and expand their territory. Users can also trade with other players.

War Tortoise (Free on iOS) – From Foursaken Media, War Tortoise combines elements from shooters, tower defense and idle games. The game challenges players to defeat enemies by taking control of the War Tortoise, a powerful tank armed with turrets. While playing, gamers drag their finger on the screen to aim the tank’s turrets, which automatically fire at enemies. Players must defeat waves of enemies approaching their tank, and will earn money as they progress. Gamers can spend money on upgrades for their tank, and can also purchase support units, which automatically attack nearby enemies.

In addition to these new releases, Veewo Games has launched Super Phantom Cat for free on Android. The game was previously released for $1.99 on iOS.