Mobile Game Roundup: Super Phantom Cat, Merged and More

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

If you’re looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend, you have lots of new options to try, like Path of War, a strategy game from Nexon and Envision Entertainment. The game takes players to the near-future United States, and allows them to join the rebel militia as they attempt to take back Washington D.C. from the government regime.

In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment America released its newest game this week: Digimon Heroes. The match-three card battle game allows players to collect more than 1,000 Digimon from all eras of the Digimon universe, and upgrade their Digimon over time.

If you’re looking for something else to try, here are more of this week’s new releases.

Super Phantom Cat ($1.99 on iOS) – This side-scrolling platformer from Veewo Games asks players to complete levels and collect data shards to change into different characters, like a chicken or vampire, as examples. Players explore environments using buttons for movement and jumping, and can defeat enemies and discover secret areas as they play. Gamers can also collect sprites as they play, which may give them special powers. Players can collect three stars in each stage, and can replay stages to collect the stars they’ve missed.

Hero Forces (Free on iOS, Android) – From Playcube, this third-person shooter challenges players to save the world from an organization known as D.O.O.M. As players progress, they can unlock new gear and upgrade their weapons and armor to become stronger. Outside of the game’s campaign mode, players can try survival mode, which features successive waves of enemies, and can also battle against other players in one-on-one or two-on-two matches. Finally, up to four players can team up to battle zombies in a cooperative mode.

Pridefest (Free on iOS, Android) – From Atari, Pridefest is a simulation game inspired by the LGBTQ community, which asks players to bring color and fun back to a city. Players can customize their own avatar, and are challenged to complete more than 40 quests to unlock new content. Gamers can customize shops and storefronts, and throw parades to bring happiness to their city.

Hoppy Naut (Free on iOS, Android; $0.99 on Amazon) – From shark apps, Hoppy Naut is a side-scrolling endless runner, challenging players to help an alien survive as long as possible in each game. The alien runs from left to right automatically, leaving players to tap once to jump, tap twice to double jump or tap and hold to glide while in the air. Players can collect coins as they run, which can be spent on new playable characters. Players are given additional coins as free prizes over time, and can earn more coins by watching video ads.

Hate Your Job (Free on iOS, Android) – From developer Thomas Sennett, Hate Your Job is a platformer starring Dom, a man who hates his job and wants to throw himself from the top of his office building. Players must help Dom climb to the top of the building while avoiding coworkers and office supplies. Each level includes a different arrangement of floors to climb and obstacles to avoid, and ends with Dom diving off of the top of the building. Gamers control Dom by swiping their finger on the screen to move and jump.

Adventure Cube (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Applava challenges players to help a cube survive by tapping on the left and right sides of the screen to move the cube forward on the path. The path is filled with obstacles, like spikes and pits, and the floor falls away behind the cube, challenging players to move quickly to survive as long as possible. Players can collect golden cubes as they play, and spend these on new playable characters. Gamers also receive free golden cubes as prizes over time, and can earn additional golden cubes by watching video ads when these are available.

Merged (Free on iOS, Android) – This puzzle game from Gram Games asks players to drag numbered blocks to the game board so three blocks containing the same number touch and merge. For instance, when three ‘one’ blocks touch, they merge into a ‘two’ block. When three ‘two’ blocks touch, they merge into a ‘three’ block, and so on, until players merge three ‘six’ blocks into an ‘M’ block. When players merge three ‘M’ blocks, they explode and clear nine other blocks from the grid. Games end when players fill the board and run out of moves.

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

Puzzle Craft 2 from Chillingo and ATGames – Free on Android; previously released on iOS.

Punch Club from tinyBuild – $4.99 on Android; previously released on iOS.

Downwell from Devolver Digital and Ojiro Fumoto – $3.00 on Android; previously released on iOS.

Armadillo Gold Rush from AppAbove Games – Free on Android; previously released for $2.99 on iOS.

Chaos Battle Hero from Softmax and nterFun – Free on iOS; previously released on Android.