Mobile Game Roundup: Monster Battles, Combo Quest and More

By Brandy Shaul 

Monster Battles

In the spirit of, “There’s always room for one more,” here’s a look at some of the mobile games released so far in January 2015, which you might have missed.

Monster Battles: The Card Game (Free on iOS, Android) — This collectible card game from FrozenShard Games asks players to collect and evolve a variety of monsters, taking them into level-based battles against computer-controlled opponents, or into online battles against other players. During battle, players cast monsters onto the playing field, which attack any monster directly in front of them. If no enemy monster is present, the attack hits the other trainer directly, until one trainer runs out of health. Monster Battles: The Card Game is coming soon to Facebook and Kongregate.

Adventure Time Game Wizard ($4.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) — Cartoon Network’s side-scrolling platformer stars Finn and Jake as they face off against a new villain: the Doodle Wizard. The game allows users to customize their experience by drawing their own platforms and in-game objects on paper in the real world, before scanning them into the application. Users can also create levels directly within the game, and can play those levels created and shared by other users.

Change Course (Free on iOS, Android) — This “endless flyer” from Apps & Smiles challenges players to avoid oncoming air traffic by tapping on one of multiple lanes to send their plane into that lane. For more challenge, spinning orbs are scattered throughout these flying lanes, which must be collected in order to continue. When players hit another plane or miss an orb, it’s game over.

Combo Quest ($0.99 on iOS) — Tapinator’s reflex-focused “endless RPG (role-playing game)” sees our hero running from left to right across the screen as he encounters increasingly challenging enemies. During each battle, players tap on the screen as a line moves across an attack bar at the bottom of the screen. Tapping within green and yellow segments causes damage to the enemy (for instance), while tapping during a red section blocks an enemy attack, and so on. Players and enemies become stronger over time, and players will upgrade their hero as they progress.

Shadowmatic ($2.99 on iOS) — This iTunes Editors’ Choice from Triada Studio Games sees players rotating abstract objects in a spotlight to manipulate the shadows they cast on the wall, in an attempt to create an image of a familiar object, like a fish or a rabbit. The game features more than 70 levels, which can be tackled in a non-linear progression style. Users can also complete secondary objectives as they tilt and twist the items in each stage.

Linebound — Life on the Line (Free on iOS) — This arcade title from TabTale’s Crazy Labs publishing division challenges players to guide a dot along a looping and swirling line by tapping and holding on the left and right sides of the screen to force the dot to jump away from the line and avoid obstacles (releasing the hold centers the dot back on the line). The game challenges players to survive as long as they can through levels of increasing difficulty, and was downloaded more than one million times in its first 72 hours on the App Store.

Moon Quest: Dungeons Dark (Free on Android) — From Animoca Brands, this dungeon-crawling RPG takes players to a fantasy world filled with vampires, werewolves and other mythical creatures, as they battle “the powers of evil that lurk in the moonlight.” Players choose from one of three playable races, each with their own upgradeable skills, and battle using a virtual joystick and attack buttons across the bottom of the screen. In addition to the standard campaign mode, users can enter the Infinite Dungeon once per day, testing their skills against endless waves of enemies.

Plancon: Space Conflict ($2.99 on iOS) — This space RPG from HeroCraft allows players to fly through space in an upgradable ship, defeating their enemies in either real-time firefights or in a turn-based mode. Players will complete main and side quests in the game’s story mode, which sees users defeating aliens who have invaded Earth. Players will explore multiple planets while also developing their own team of helpers, and will eventually be able to buy a battleship or their own space station.

360 Hover Parking (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) — In this futuristic title from DevilishGames, players are taken to the year 2136, where cars have become so numerous that we’ve run out of room to store them all. Thankfully, technology has also advanced, giving players the ability to drive cars onto walls and ceilings, which unlocks more space for parking lots. In 360 Hover Parking, players will become a valet, parking as many cars as they can without running out of time, or damaging their cars beyond repair.

Brasingo

Brasingo (Free on Android) — Caleta Gaming has released its Facebook bingo and slots app on Android devices. With this release, four new games have been added to the title, including Surf Bingo, Slot Cataratas, Capital Crusher (a “bingo crusher” style game) and Slot Bonito. These games will be open for all players for a short period of time, giving everyone a look at what they can expect as they advance on their own in the game. Brasingo is coming soon to iOS devices.

Spot-On (Free on iOS) — SPOTR’s “I Spy” style picture guessing game asks players to type anything they see in pictures of celebrities, in an effort to make matches with another player. This could be the name of the celebrity, or the instrument a musician is playing on stage (as an example). The goal is to identify as many things as possible, while also picking out objects another player will likely identify is well. In each game, players challenge their friends (or strangers) to pick out objects on the same scene in real time, earning points for each item they have both correctly spotted. Users earn bonus points for being the first to type a particular match, while boosters help users identify items they may otherwise miss.

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