Mobile Game Roundup: Turbine Fighter, Rome: Total War and More

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

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? As usual, there are lots of new options available for you to try, including Cars vs Bosses from Eat Sleep Play. The endless driving game challenges players to defeat boss vehicles as they drive.

Here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games that were released this week.

Turbine Fighter (Free on iOSAndroid) – This robot battle game from Animoca Brands allows users to build and customize fighting robots called Tankbots. Players can take their Tankbots into battles against other robots, and they can also complete time attack courses. Over time, users can collect new parts for their Tankbots, such as arms and batteries, and they can upgrade individual parts to improve their stats.

Calming Lia (Free on iOS) – This match-three puzzle game from Mingle Games asks users to rescue a girl named Lia from the monsters in her nightmares. In each level, players can slide whole rows or columns of symbols to create matches containing three or more symbols of the same color. Calming Lia was designed specifically for nighttime gameplay, and it encourages players to turn on their devices’ Night Shift mode.

Battlestar Galactica: Squadrons (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This turn-based combat game from Ludia allows each user to become the Commander of the Galactica and set out on a quest to find a new home for humanity. The game allows users to battle against enemy spaceships using their own ships. Users can collect new ships for their fleets over time, and these ships can level up and become stronger as they’re used in battles. In addition, as users collect unwanted ships, they can recycle them to earn resources that can be used to upgrade other ships.

Nellie’s Ark ($2.99 on iOS) – This block-breaking game from developer Robert Morrison asks users to destroy block formations by bouncing a ball into them using paddles at the top and bottom of the screen. In each level, players can tilt their devices to move the paddles left and right in order to hit the ball as it moves. Nellie’s Ark includes 63 levels spread across seven different worlds.

Keep Rolling (Free on iOS) – This endless survival game from Mdevelop Studio challenges users to prevent a disc from rolling off of the path by tapping and holding on the screen to make the disc turn around corners. Specifically, the disc will automatically move toward the right, and players can tap and hold to make the disc turn to the left. Users can collect currency as they play, which can be spent to unlock new discs.

Party Hard Go ($6.99 on iOS, Android) – This stealth strategy game from tinyBuild and Pinokl Games places players in the role of a man who is tired of his neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, the man decides to violently stop the parties himself. The game challenges players to stop each party without getting caught, and it contains semi-procedural environments. Party Hard Go includes multiple playable characters.

RunGunJumpGun ($2.99 on iOS, Android) – This side-scrolling platformer from Gambitious Digital Entertainment and ThirtyThree Games challenges users to complete more than 120 levels by pressing two buttons to help their character avoid obstacles like spikes, saws and other traps. One button moves the character into the sky, while the other button allows the character to destroy obstacles in the path. In addition to completing levels in the game’s normal mode, players can test their skills in a marathon mode in an attempt to earn the global high score.

Tentacles – Enter the Mind (Free on iOS) – This action platformer from Flashbulb Games takes players into the mind of a mad professor, and it challenges users to help a creature named Lemmy destroy the enemies in each layer of the professor’s mind (Paranoia, Hysteria, etc.). Lemmy has tentacles that players can use to move around the environment. Specifically, players can tap on objects to attach Lemmy’s tentacles to them, which allows him to move through the world. Players can tap on enemies to attack them. Users can also collect coins as they play, which can be spent on boosts and gear items for Lemmy.

Rome: Total War ($9.99 on iPad) – This strategy game from Feral Interactive and Creative Assembly was originally released on PC in 2004. The game allows each player to build and manage an empire in ancient Rome, as well as compete in real-time battles containing thousands of troops. This iPad version of the game contains “reworked visuals” and other features designed specifically for mobile gameplay.

In addition to these new releases, Gravity from ZPlay and Yabado Games was released for free on Android. The game was previously released for free on iOS.