Mobile Game Roundup: AlphaBetty Saga, The Ember Conflict and More

We take a look at some of the new mobile games released this week.

Another weekend is almost upon us, complete with a new set of games to dive into on iOS, Android and other mobile devices. To start, Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick released Radical Rappelling, a challenging endless survival game asking players to rappel down a cliff face without running into obstacles.

Elsewhere, Luca Redwood released the anticipated follow-up to the popular puzzle game 10000000, You Must Build A Boat. The game sees players racing through match-three dungeons to construct their boat and sail the seas. Finally, SYBO Games, creator of the massively popular Subway Surfers, released its new endless runner, Blades of Brim, which combines endless running with combat, mounts and more in a fantasy world.

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

AlphaBetty Saga (Free on iOS, Android) – Following the game’s release on Facebook, King has launched AlphaBetty Saga on mobile devices. The word game challenges players to complete levels by dragging their finger across touching letter tiles to create words. Levels come in five different types, from those asking players to earn a large number of points without running out of moves, to those asking players to clear all letter tiles trapped in bubbles, and so on. The game offers 140 levels at launch, and players have access to power-ups to help them complete challenging stages.

Drift Spirits (Free on Android) – From Bandai Namco Entertainment, Drift Spirits has already achieved over five million downloads in Japan, and is now available worldwide for players in 40 countries and regions. The drift racing game features 30-second races, with the car’s acceleration and drifting speed controlled by the timing of players’ taps on the screen. Drift Spirits offers 40 car models to choose from, with a focus on Japanese vehicles, and these cars can be customized using the parts collected while playing. With the game’s global release, Bandai Namco has plans to increase the number and variety of cars by expanding the focus away from Japanese models. Drift Spirits will launch on iOS soon.

Terminator Genisys: Revolution (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – From Glu Mobile and Skydance Productions, Terminator Genisys: Revolution is the official mobile game for the Terminator Genisys film, set to hit U.S. theaters on July 1, 2015. The game takes players to the year 2029, as they work alongside John Connor in the war to save humanity from the machines. During each of the game’s missions, players will aim at enemies by dragging their finger around the screen, and fire primary or secondary weapons using buttons on the right side of the screen. Players have access to multiple weapons, including assault rifles, shotguns and sniper rifles. Special tools like grenade launchers and EMPs are also available.

Ronaldo & Hugo: Superstar Skaters (Free on iOS, Android) – From Hugo Games, this endless runner stars soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has teamed up with Hugo the Troll to escape Paparazzi Pete. Players will race through city streets in gameplay similar to that of Subway Surfers, and can double-tap to spawn a skateboard, allowing them to grind the city’s rails and earn bonus points for a limited time. Players can unlock new boards and clothing for Ronaldo and Hugo, with some items unlocking passive effects for gameplay (for instance, Hugo’s secret agent jacket makes skateboards last 20 percent longer before expiring).

Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble ($2.99 on iOS, Android) – From Chillingo and Level Eight, Robbery Bob 2: Double Trouble sees players completing 60 levels as they explore environments and collect loot. In each level, gamers use a virtual joystick for movement, and can tap a button to dash. Levels are packed with security guards, cameras, traps and other obstacles players must avoid. A timer makes levels trickier, and while gamers aren’t required to collect every piece of loot before existing a stage, they receive up to three stars on each level, relating to their remaining time, number of objects stolen and more.