Mobile Game Roundup: Final Fantasy IX, Splash and More

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Final Fantasy IX

If you’re looking for a new game to play during this Valentine’s Day weekend,  you have quite a few new options to try, like _Prism, a puzzle game from Clint Siu. The game is the first to come out of the Stugan games accelerator, and challenges players to manipulate shapes to reveal the powerful cores within.

In addition, many developers have released Valentine’s Day-themed content updates in their mobile and Facebook games. Check out our roundup of those themed updates for more.

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

Final Fantasy IX ($16.99 on iOS, Android) – From Square Enix, Final Fantasy IX follows the story of Zidane Tribal and other characters on a journey to save the world. The game was originally released in 2000, with this mobile version offering an auto-save function, cloud save functionality and seven optional boosts which include a high speed mode and no encounter mode. The game is currently on sale, with the price increasing to $20.99 on February 21.

Tribe Domination (Free on iOS, Android) – From developer Alexandre Delbarre, Tribe Domination is a digital board game which focuses on three main ‘tribes’ in San Francisco: Hippies, Geeks and Hipsters, each with their own special ability. The game allows players to collect troops and battle two other players online as they claim and defend territories on the board. Additional territories will eventually become available in other cities around the U.S., starting with New York.

Agi Bagi Meadow Flyer (Free / $0.99 on iOS) – A children’s game from Badi Games, Agi Bagi Meadow Flyer is designed for children aged two to four, and is the first game in a series of three featuring the Agi Bagi brand. The game allows players to complete a variety of activities, like playing a concert with the Agi Bagi band, or using magic to help a mushroom grow, as examples. A free demo version of the game includes one level, while the full app can be downloaded for $0.99.

Ys Chronicles II ($4.99 on iOS, Android) – From DotEmu, Ys Chronicles II is a fantasy RPG, which follows Adol Christin on a quest to uncover the secrets of the island of Ys. The game offers Adventure and Time Attack game modes, and when players are in Adventure mode, they can choose between two graphics modes: Chronicles and Original. The game also offers four difficulty levels, and allows players to choose between three soundtracks: Chronicles, Original and PC-88. To celebrate the game’s release, YS Chronicles II is currently 50 percent off, but this price will increase after the launch sale ends.

Emoji with Me (Free on iOS, Android) – This multiplayer game from Eat Brain asks each user to identify words or phrases represented by emojis selected by the other player. Gamers can create their own phrases and categories to send to other players, and can chat with their opponents in the app. The game also offers a single-player practice mode, which allows players to identify emoji phrases created by the community.

Roll with Friends: Yatzy Edition (Free on iOS) – From Pangia Games, this multiplayer dice game is similar to the game of Yahtzee, as it challenges players to roll five dice on each turn and create hands like ‘four of a kind,’ ‘full house’ and more. The game also allows users to play games against AI opponents, and supports Voice Over for vision-impaired players.

Splash (Free on iOS, Android) – From Ketchapp and Mauigo Games, this endless survival game challenges players to help a ball bounce from cube to cube to splatter paint around a room. In each game, the ball bounces from one cube to the next automatically, and players must tap to push the ball quickly downward to hit the cube and release its paint. If players tap at the wrong time, the ball may miss the next cube, ending the game. Gamers can collect gems as they play, which can be spent on new cube colors. Players can watch video ads to earn extra gems.

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

Pandemic: The Board Game from F2Z Digital Media – $6.99 on Amazon; previously released on iOS, Android.

Alto’s Adventure from Noodlecake Studios and Snowman – Free on Android, Amazon; previously released by Snowman for $2.99 on iOS.

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