Mobile Game Roundup: Fold the World, Dead Effect 2 and More

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Fold the World

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? There are plenty of new options available, including Slashy Hero, a dungeon crawler from Kongregate and The Gentlebros, which challenges players to explore a haunted mansion and collect candy while defeating monsters.

Elsewhere, Midverse Studios and EverDead Studios released Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, a collectible card game based on the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful.

Finally, Atypical Games released Battle Supremacy: Evolution, which allows players to protect a futuristic city using transforming vehicles.

Looking for something else to try? Here’s a look at some additional games released this week.

Fold the World (Free on iOS) – From Eon Games and Crazy Labs, TabTale‘s publishing brand for mobile games targeted at players 13 and older, Fold the World is a level-based puzzle game based on the idea of folding paper. The game asks players to help a two-headed spring named Yolo clear 60 puzzles by folding and unfolding the world in each level to connect pieces of a red line, creating a path for Yolo to reach the exit point. Gamers collect puzzle pieces as they progress, which help tell the story of the game. In addition, as players collect puzzle pieces, they also receive rainbow gems, which can be spent on hints that reveal the next move players should make, or teleport boosts, which instantly move Yolo to the next portion of the line. Players can earn additional rainbow gems by watching video ads.

Zoombinis ($4.99 on Amazon) – Following the game’s release on iPad and Android tablets earlier this year, Zoombinis from TERC, FableVision Studios and Learning Games Network has launched on the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire devices. The game is aimed at players aged 9 and older, and is a recreation of the original Zoombinis educational game from the 1990s. In the game, players will lead friendly blue creatures called Zoombinis through a series of 12 challenges on a quest to reach Zoombiniville. These challenges focus on concepts such as data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills.

NBA General Manager 2016 (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – Rather than a completely new game, From the Bench’s NBA General Manager 2016 is an updated game with a new set of features for the 2016 basketball season. The game allows users to manage their favorite NBA team, and recruit both former and current real-world players to their team. For the 2016 season, the game has received updated rosters, new rookies, new legendary players, updated jerseys and new daily tasks which allow players to earn more money to sign players. In addition, a new head coach allows users to increase their players to a higher level, while the ‘Player of the Day’ feature will feature one player each day who is available to sign directly for cash.

Fishing Fishing: Set the Hook (Free on Android) – From developer NOWGAMES and publisher Softmax, Fishing Fishing: Set the Hook allows players to travel the world and catch over 100 different kinds of fish (both day and nighttime fishing is available). The game offers over 150 pieces of equipment, like rods and fishing lines. Gamers can complete quests as they play, and can compete in fishing contests to win rewards. To celebrate the game’s global release, players will receive in-game rewards, as well as discounts on item bundles. Fishing Fishing: Set the Hook is coming soon to iOS.

Zombie Zone (Free on iOS) – From Mob In Life, this geolocation-based strategy game takes place during the zombie apocalypse, and allows players to conquer the world by exploring and claiming tiles, or zones, on the map, which represents their real geographical area. Each zone takes time to explore, and will contain things like groups of zombies, nests and bosses. Gamers clear these zones by recruiting units and sending them into battle. In addition to exploring and claiming zones, players can build a base by balancing the use of two key resources, wood and food, which are are produced at their base automatically over time. Gamers can upgrade buildings around their base to unlock new troops, increase their resource production rates and more. Many actions take time to complete, or can be skipped instantly with fuel, the game’s premium currency. For social play, gamers can join factions with other players, and these factions can battle against one another.

Elevator (Free on iOS, Android) – From Yabado and Ketchapp, Elevator is an endless survival game, challenging players to tap on the screen at the right time to send a cube between ‘elevators,’ which are two horizontal lines of cubes that move up and down on the screen. Elevators move at different speeds, and players lose the game when they miss the next elevator, or send the cube into a closed elevator, which contains a vertical bar blocking the cube’s progression. Players can collect gems as they play, which can be spent on new characters. Free gems can also be earned by watching video ads when these opportunities appear after some (but not all) games.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode Two: Assembly Required ($4.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – Episode Two of Telltale GamesMinecraft: Story Mode is now available to purchase as DLC for owners of the first episode on iOS, Android and Amazon devices (the first episode also costs $4.99). Players can save 25 percent on episodes 2-5 of the series by purchasing them in the ‘Multi-pack’ for $14.99. Otherwise, each episode will cost $4.99 when purchased separately. In Minecraft: Story Mode, players follow Jesse and friends on a quest to save the world. The story is affected by the decisions players make during conversations and action sequences.

Monkey Wrench (Free on iOS) – A word search game from Blue Ox Technologies, Monkey Wrench challenges players to find specific words on hexagonal letter boards by first identifying the necessary words using clues at the top of the screen. On the game’s normal difficulty, these clues include each word’s category or theme, the first letter of each word and the number of letters in each word. On the game’s hard difficulty, the first letters of each word are removed from the clue area, but the other clues remain. Finally, an ‘easy’ difficulty setting presents users with the complete necessary word lists, eliminating the need for clues. Once players have identified a necessary word, they can find it in the puzzle and tap or swipe on its letters to form the word and remove its tiles from the screen. Since each letter on the board will be used only once in each game, if players attempt to use a letter that technically belongs to another word, the game will point out the mistake and offer to fix the problem (or, players can fix it themselves). Monkey Wrench offers a group of free puzzles, as well as free daily puzzles, while additional puzzle bundles are available to unlock via in-app purchase.

Zombie Hero: Revenge of Kiki (Free on iOS) – From Secret Character and BulkyPix, Zombie Hero: Revenge of Kiki is a 2-D beat ‘em up title, challenging players to defeat super-heroes who have turned into zombies. Players can clear environments using a virtual joystick for movement and P and K buttons for punching and kicking. Gamers can collect orbs as they play, which can be used to upgrade Kiki’s health, attack and defense stats. These orbs can also be used to unlock new combo moves users can trigger while playing. Gamers can view the command list for these combos in the game’s pause menu during stages. Zombie Hero: Revenge of Kiki features six areas, each with 10 stages to complete. The final stage of each area is a boss battle.

Monster Jump (Free on iOS) – From LuceroTech and Thumbspire, Monster Jump is an endless jumping game, challenging players to help a monster jump as high as possible on platforms while avoiding obstacles like arrows, flying stars, trees and more. The monster moves left and right on each platform automatically, and bounces off of walls when it hits them, leaving players to focus on tapping at the right time to jump. Player can collect gems as they play, which can be spent on new monsters in the game’s store.

PES Club Manager (Free on iOS, Android) – While not technically a new game, this soccer manager simulation game from Konami has received updates to uniforms, as well as updates to club and player stats to reflect the 2015-2016 season. In addition, the game’s Division system, which shows players the strength of their league, is now split into five tiers. Players can reach higher tiers to unlock better scouts and training. Elsewhere, at the beginning of each season, players will be able to recruit one of three ‘pre-scouted players’ for a limited time. Plus, players can now choose from a wider selection of sponsors, and the game’s sponsor bonus conditions are now varied across these sponsors, so players can choose the correct sponsor to suit their play style. Players can also now recruit new and young talent via new Scout Events, among other changes and updates.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land (Free on Android) – Following the game’s release on iOS earlier this year, AMC and Next Games have released The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land on Android devices. The game combines base-building with turn-based battles, as players collect survivors from six different classes to create a team to take into battle. During battles, players drag their finger around the game board to have each survivor attack an enemy or search for resources. Back at their base, players spend resources to build and upgrade structures (including those which produce more resources), and can train their survivors to increase their stats. The game features 10 episodes of single-player story missions to complete, and also allows users to work with other players to complete weekly guild challenges.

Lonely One (Free on iOS, Android) – From LoadComplete, Lonely One is a side-scrolling golf game, challenging players to earn holes-in-one across more than 200 holes by tapping and dragging their finger on the screen to aim the shot (using a trajectory line) and lifting their finger to swing. Players can miss two shots before the game ends, but can eliminate these ‘strikes’ by earning ‘perfect’ shots on future holes. Players can also watch a video ad to remove a strike when they’re on their last chance. As players clear holes, they’ll earn coins which can be spent on new costumes for their golfer. Players also receive bundles of coins as free prizes over time.

Sanitarium ($3.99 on iOS, Android) – From DotEmu, a developer and publisher focused on modern releases of classic games, Sanitarium is a point-and-click adventure game, which was originally released on PC in 1998. The game places players in the role of an amnesiac named Max Laughton, who must explore an asylum and solve puzzles in a quest to escape. The game has received an updated interface for mobile devices, as well as new inventory and hint systems. The game offers options for ‘full screen’ mode or ‘original’ mode, as well as two options for movement (touch controls or a virtual joystick).

Finger VS Farmers

Finger VS Farmers (Free on Android) – The third game in a trilogy from Brutal Studio (following Finger VS Axes and Finger VS Guns), Finger vs Farmers is an action game asking players to swipe on the screen to defeat enemies by using their finger as a weapon. Enemies will attack the finger with their own weapons, so players must move their finger around the screen to avoid attacks. After the enemy attacks, players have the chance to move in and attack them by rapidly swiping on the screen. If an enemy latches onto their finger, players can shake their finger (while still holding it on the screen) to shake them off. Players will collect coins as they complete stages, which can be spent on new characters to defeat, as well as items for their finger, like a shield, machine gun, extra lives and more. Finger VS Farmers is coming soon to iOS.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($4.99 on iOS) – From Young Horses, Octodad: Dadliest Catch allows players to become Octodad, an octopus hiding his identity while living as a human. The game is the sequel to the original Octodad, and allows players to explore environments (like the grocery store and the aquarium, as examples) and complete tasks while controlling Octodad’s tentacles. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is coming to Android in November.

Beneath the Lighthouse (Free on iOS, Android) – From Nitrome, this level-based puzzle game asks players to help a young boy find his missing grandfather by dragging their finger around the screen to rotate environments around the boy and create a path for him to progress. Moving each environment allows gravity to lead the boy between platforms to pipes or exit doors somewhere in the stage. Players must watch out for obstacles, like spikes, as they move. Each level is timed, and may have multiple rooms to clear. Players have a limited number of lives to clear each group of rooms, and if they run out of lives, they can restart the stage from the first room, or earn extra lives to continue where they left off by watching a video ad, or sharing a post to Facebook or Twitter. An optional $3.99 in-app purchase removes the game’s lives system altogether, as well as its ads.

Dead Effect 2 (Free on iOS, Android) – From BadFly Interactive, this first-person shooter allows players to become one of three heroes, each with different personalities and skills, and challenges them to survive as they explore a spaceship filled with zombies and other enemies. As they progress, players can collect over 40 upgradeable weapons, and over 100 upgradeable body implants and gear sets. Dead Effect 2 promises over 20 hours of gameplay in the main campaign, as well as more than 10 hours of gameplay in special missions. The game offers customizable on-screen controls, as well as controller support.