Mobile Game Roundup: Versus Run, Mars Mountain 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 play this weekend, there are plenty of new options for you to try, like Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run from AMC and Versus Evil. The running game is based on the television show Fear the Walking Dead, and challenges players to escape Los Angeles while running from zombies.

In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment released its newest game this week: SailorMoon Drops. The puzzle game asks players to help the Sailor Guardians complete match-three puzzles.

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

Versus Run (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Plexonic challenges players to survive as long as possible while running away from an AI opponent on the screen. Players tap on the left and right sides of the screen to move forward, and must avoid other blocks in the world. Gamers are challenged to move quickly to avoid being caught by the character behind them. Users can collect gems as they play, and spend these on new playable characters.

Dungenious ($2.99 on iOS, Android) – From Noizoo Games, Dungenious is a dungeon-crawling trivia game, which allows players to explore dungeons and answer trivia questions to attack enemies. The game features 50 question topics, and also allows users to create their own questions. During battle, the faster players answer questions correctly, the stronger their attacks will be. Gamers can upgrade their hero’s skills over time.

Immortal Legends (Free on iOS, Android) – From TapStar Interactive and T-Rex Games, Immortal Legends is a tower defense game set in mythical China. The game features 115 battle modes across 23 maps, and allows players to collect and deploy allies as their “towers” on the field. Gamers can also move their hero around the environment to attack enemies. The game includes over 50 unique monster enemies, which players can capture and use as their allies in future battles. These allies can be evolved over time.

Wonderland Saga (Free on iOS) – From Dragondawn Studio, Wonderland Saga is a side-scrolling multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, allowing players to team up and fight against other players in three-on-three battles. The game includes multiple heroes to choose from, each with their own unique outfits and skills.

Oil Capitalist (Free on iOS) – This clicker or idle game from ROM Games allows players to become an oil tycoon by constructing a variety of buildings and vehicles for their business. Players begin with an oil mine, which generates oil over time. Oil can be turned into cash, or used as currency to purchase specific buildings. Other structures, such as a Gasoline Tanker and Car Wash, generate money over time. Players can spend money on additional buildings or upgrades for their existing buildings. While a building is under construction, or is being upgraded, players can rapidly tap on the screen to speed up the building or upgrade timer. Players will create pollution as they construct and upgrade buildings, and will need to buy “Eco” buildings to reduce the amount of pollution they generate. These Eco buildings are available to purchase using diamonds, the game’s premium currency. Some diamonds can be earned for free by completing in-game achievements, or by watching video ads.

Trial Moto X: Tournament Edition (Free on iOS) – From X3M Games, Trial Moto X: Tournament Edition is a racing game with multiplayer competitions powered by Skillz. Gameplay sees players complete timed obstacle courses by tapping buttons to balance their bike while driving. After players complete a course, their time is compared to another player’s time, and the player with the fastest time receives tokens. Players must wager one or more tokens each time they begin a new match. The Skillz platform also supports real-money gaming, as users can add real money to their Skillz account and compete for cash prizes.

Fancy Tale (Free on iOS, Android) – This fashion-themed match-three puzzle game from European Games Group and Sublinet asks players to make matches with fashion-themed symbols to create clothing items for their animal customers. In each level, players have a limited number of moves to complete a specific goal. Fancy Tale is also available to play for free on Facebook.

Forged in Battle: Man at Arms ($1.99 on iOS, Android) – From Defy Media, Forged in Battle: Man at Arms is based on the YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged, which follows blacksmiths and craftsmen who create weapons based on pop culture and gaming franchises. This mobile game allows players to forge their own weapons through five mini-games, and defeat enemies in battle.

Astro Attack (Free on iOS) – This endless arcade shooter from Blocky Pixel challenges players to defeat aliens by dragging their finger on the screen to move their spaceship, which automatically shoots at enemies. Enemies may drop weapon power-ups or coins when they’re destroyed, and gamers can spend their coins on new ships. Games end when players hit an enemy projectile or ship. Players can earn extra coins by completing missions or watching video ads.

Toby: The Secret Mine ($4.99 on iOS, Android) – From Headup Games and independent developer Lukas Navratil, Toby: The Secret Mine is a platforming adventure game, challenging players to help Toby rescue his missing friends. The game takes place in a dark world filled with enemies and traps, as well as puzzles to complete. Toby: The Secret Mine is also now available to download on Apple TV and Android TV.

Mars Mountain (Free on iOS, Android) – From BulkyPix and Tastypill, this endless survival game asks players to tap on the left and right sides of the screen to move their character down a mountain while avoiding a variety of obstacles, including meteors, fireballs and spikes, among others. Players can collect stars as they play, and spend these on new playable characters.

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

War Dragons from Pocket Gems – Free on Android; previously released on iOS.

Camp Pokémon from The Pokémon Company – Free on Android; previously released on iOS.

S.E.D.: Special Enquiry Detail from G5 Entertainment – Free on Amazon; previously released on iPad.