Looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the games that launched on mobile platforms this week.
Kingdom Siege (Free on iOS) – Previously released on Android, this base-building combat game from Netherfire Entertainment asks players to build an Egyptian kingdom using a variety of resources, including crystals and gold. Players train soldiers and take them into battles, which take place on a grid. Players drag their units to chosen rows in response to the defenses surrounding the rival encampment, with the goal being to defeat the enemy’s units, sending the surviving soldiers to attack the base itself. The game offers both a single-player campaign and multiplayer raids, as players can attack other players’ cities to expand their own kingdom.
Zombie Harvest (Free on iOS) – Previously released on Google Play, AppMania’s Zombie Harvest has been downloaded more than 1 million times, and has now come to iOS devices. The level-based game is described as the “final battle between plants, birds and zombies,” and sees players defending seed packets from zombies approaching from the right side of the screen. Each defending plant has a different attack, from tossing bombs to shooting seed pellets (and so on), and players can tap or tap-and-hold to aim these attacks at chosen enemies. In between battles, players can purchase power-ups to help them complete battles.
Soccer Manager 2015 (Free on iOS, Android) – This soccer-management-simulation game allows players to manage over 750 clubs in over 48 of the world’s leagues, with the goal of taking their team to the top. Users can buy and sell players to improve their club using a cloud-based database of over 70,000 players. Users can hire staff to scout and train new players, improve their facilities or upgrade their stadium to bring in more revenue and further the club’s growth. Also available on PC, Soccer Manager 2015 features cross-platform play, so users can manage their team on multiple devices.
Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest (Free on iOS) – From Paula Deen Ventures and Dream Forge Entertainment, this traditional match-three puzzle game challenges players to complete 40 levels as they collect the ingredients found in the “Queen of Southern Cuisine’s” recipes. As players complete levels, they receive links to Paula Deen’s website, where they’ll find the matching recipes for cooking in the real world. The game comes to Android next week.
SongArc (Free on iOS, Android) – This music rhythm game challenges players to tap on shapes as they hit an arc at the bottom of the screen. Other shapes may ask players to tap and hold on a note, while using a second finger to tap on additional shapes as they fly by, while drum notes require gamers to move their device in time with the beat. SongArc allows gamers to play with songs from their device library, or play licensed music in a “Featured Artists” section, which features up-and-coming bands across a variety of genres.
QuestRun ($2.99 on iOS, Android) – This rogue-like RPG from Phoenix Online Publishing and Cuve Games challenges players to explore dungeons and battle over 60 different monsters as they play as 15 different characters. As players complete battles, they’ll level up their heroes, but when they eventually die, they’ll start all over as a new hero and begin again in an attempt to survive longer the next time around.
Questerium: Sinister Trinity (Free Demo on iOS, $4.99 / $6.99 Full Game Unlock) – This latest hidden object adventure game from G5 Entertainment and Urse Games challenges players to rescue two children, lost after a meteor falls on the outskirts of a small city. Players will investigate 39 different locations, completing 17 hidden object scenes and 21 puzzles and mini-games along the way. The full-game unlock is on sale for $2.99 and $4.99 on iPhone and iPad (respectively) through March 13.
Sick Bricks (Free on iOS, Android) – This game from Spin Master Studios follows Jack Justice, a hero challenged with saving Sick City from Overlord Omega’s goons. The adventure title allows players to explore over 10 different neighborhoods, clearing over 100 enemy hideouts in the process. Players have access to multiple heroes, and can unlock even more using real-world brick figures and play-sets. These are added to the game using the device’s camera, unlocking “thousands” of unique combinations of heads, bodies, and more importantly, hero powers.
Green the Planet (Free on iOS) – From PUMO, this game is a variation on the popular “clicker” genre, as players work to turn a planet green and lush with plant life by collecting and using the energy found in shooting stars and meteors. Players can fire a cannon at meteors above the planet to collect their energy, while shooting stars passively fall onto the planet over time. The more energy players collect, the more they can inject the planet and “green” it. In addition, players can spend their energy on upgrades to their weapons, and general upgrades for the planet.