Mobile Game Roundup: Faily Brakes, Retro Shot and More

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Faily Brakes

If you’re looking for a new mobile game to try, plenty of new options were released this week, including Slide the Shakes from Prettygreat. The game asks players to slide milkshakes across a bar top so they land in a target zone.

In addition, Wooga released its newest game this week: Futurama: Game of Drones. The match-four puzzle game challenges players to help Fry, Leela and other Futurama characters defeat an army of drones controlled by the evil MomCorp.

Finally, Bandai Namco Entertainment America released Pac-Man Puzzle Tour, a match-three puzzle game challenging players to help Pac-Man retrieve the world’s stolen fruit from Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde, as well as new ghosts.

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

Faily Brakes (Free on iOS) – From Spunge Games, this endless driving game challenges players to survive while driving down a mountainside in a car with no brakes. Players can tap on left and right buttons to steer their vehicle and avoid obstacles, like trees, trains and rocks, as examples. Gamers can collect coins as they drive, and spend these coins on new vehicles. Players will also receive free coins as gifts over time, and can earn additional coins by watching video ads. Faily Brakes is expected to launch on Android in March.

Fire Fu ($1.99 on iOS) – From RetroFist and publisher All 4 Games, Fire Fu is an arcade game, challenging players to drag their finger on the screen to destroy enemy creatures with fire. Players have 60 seconds to earn as many points as possible, and can earn extra time by burning special enemies which appear on the screen. While playing, gamers must avoid destroying bombs and other obstacles, which can take away their points. In addition, gamers begin with a special potion which can help them while playing. As players progress, they’ll collect currency which can be spent on four additional potions, and can choose which potion they’d like to use in each game.

Assassin’s Creed Identity ($4.99 on iOS) – From Ubisoft, and developed by Ubisoft studio Blue Byte, this action RPG takes players to the Italian Renaissance, and allows them to create their own assassin in one of four classes: Berserker, Shadow Blade, Trickster or Thief. Gamers will complete missions as they work to solve ‘The Mystery of the Crows,’ and can customize their character with different outfits and weapons over time. The game allows players to use ‘tap-to-move’ controls or dual virtual joysticks, and also supports gamepads. Assassin’s Creed Identity will release on Android in Spring 2016.

Robocide (Free on iOS) – This RTS from PlayRaven allows players to control a robot army as they fight against an enemy robot invasion. In each battle, players tap on the screen to direct their units around the battlefield, and have the goal of wiping out every enemy robot on the screen. Both sides begin each battle with a group of robots to command, and their bases will spawn additional robots as the battle progresses. Players must destroy the enemy’s building(s) to prevent these enemy robots from spawning. In addition to normal robots, players can collect upgradable robots called Titans, and use their special abilities during battle. In addition to a single-player campaign, Robocide allows gamers to battle against other players in an arena, and join other players in alliances.

Mystic Kingdom

Mystic Kingdom (Free on iOS, Android) – From Netmarble Games, this RPG asks players to help King Arthur return to his place on the throne while defeating others who wish to make themselves king. The game includes more than 50 collectible characters, each with unique skills, and allows players to complete more than 200 levels in the game’s story mode. During each battle, players’ heroes attack enemies automatically, leaving gamers to tap to activate their special abilities when they’re available. In addition to the single-player mode, the game offers a player-vs-player dungeon, guild battles, boss battles and infinite dungeons. Users can also compete in Territorial Wars, which allow them to steal resources from other players.

Patchwork ($2.99 on iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – From Digidiced, this mobile version of Uwe Rosenberg‘s quilting-themed board game challenges players to lay fabric tiles to create a quilt. Players are encouraged to fill any gaps in their quilt as they progress, as gaps cause them to lose points. Players can compete against the AI in easy, medium and hard gameplay modes, and can also play against other users around the world.

Oculight (Free on iOS, Android) – From developer David Begnaud, this color-matching game challenges players to help an eyeball survive as long as possible by dragging colorful orbs into other orbs and enemies of the same color to remove them from the screen. Orbs of specific colors can be combined to form new colors, which may allow players to remove more orbs from the screen at once. By default, games end when the eyeball take three hits, but players can purchase upgrades, including more health, using the stars they earn while playing.

Run, Cube Animals (Free on Android) – From Sekip Games, this endless runner challenges players to help an animal survive while running toward the screen. Players can tap on left, right and up buttons to move between lanes or jump over obstacles, including other animals. Players can collect coins as they play, and use these to unlock new animals.

Suti (Free on iOS) – From developer Nguyen Chien, Suti is a virtual pet app, which allows players to take care of a creature called a Suti. In the app, players can feed their Suti, dress it in different outfits, decorate its room, and so on. The game also includes a set of mini-games, like a memory matching game and a balloon-popping game, as examples.

Cinemoji (Free on iOS) – This multiplayer emoji game from Man Up Time challenges players to identify the names of television shows, movies and video games represented by various emoji. In each two-player game, users take turns creating emoji puzzles for their opponent to guess, and can use an unlimited number of emoji when creating their clues.

Spiral Splatter (Free on iOS) – This puzzle game from Neonchimp and publisher Thumbspire challenges players to drag a ball through obstacle courses as quickly as possible to reach the end goal in each stage. If players hit an obstacle, they’ll be reset to the beginning of the stage, or to the last checkpoint they may have reached (where available). Players earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their completion time. Spiral Splatter offers over 100 levels to complete.

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1: In Too Deep ($4.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This new three-part series from Telltale Games takes players to the zombie apocalypse, and stars Michonne from Robert Kirkman‘s comic books. In this first episode, Michonne joins Pete and his crew on a sailing ship as they search for survivors and supplies along the coast. As players progress through the story, they can make choices which affect how their game plays out across future installments.

Retro Shot (Free on iOS, Android) – From Superplus Games and publisher SPYR, Retro Shot contains elements from miniature golf and pinball, as players are challenged to move a ball through obstacle courses without running out of moves. Players drag their finger on the screen to aim their shots using a laser trajectory line, and release to fire. Depending on the stage, players may need to watch out for obstacles like bumpers, bombs and conveyor belts (as examples) as they make their way to the goal.

In addition to these new releases, Blue Ox Technologies has released Monkey Wrench on Android and the Amazon Appstore, after previously releasing the game on iOS.

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