Mobile Game Roundup: Combo Critters, Tiny Archers and More

Here's a look at some of the mobile games released this week.

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? There are lots of new options for you to try, including Talking Tom Gold Run, an endless runner from Outfit7 Limited. The latest game in the Talking Tom and Friends franchise challenges players to survive as long as they can in each run by swiping to avoid obstacles.

Next, Netmarble Games released Soul King this week. The strategy RPG challenges players to save the world of Moriatare from evil forces.

Disney also released a new game this week: Disney Emoji Blitz. The match-three puzzle game allows users to make matches with Disney emoji symbols, and also unlock Disney emoji for use in the app’s custom keyboard.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment launched Batman: Arkham Underworld. The base-building strategy game allows players to become villains and complete missions using the Riddler and other super villains from the Batman universe.

Finally, Chillingo released Micro Machines, a multiplayer combat racing game, which allows players to compete in four-player classic races, elimination races and battle events.

If you’re looking for something different to play, here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games released this week.

Combo Critters (Free on iOS, Android) – This animal collection and battling game from Lucky Kat Studios allows players to explore environments and battle wild animals in turn-based battles. Players have a chance to collect defeated animals for their teams. Users can also collect coins as they progress, which can be used to heal their animals after battles and to combine unwanted animals into stronger critters. In addition to battling wild animals, users can search for Twitter accounts and battle against their profile pictures.

King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare (Free on iOS, Android) – This kingdom-building game from FunPlus and Kings Group Studio is set in the world of King Arthur’s legend, and it allows players to become rulers of their own kingdoms. Players will use resources to construct and upgrade buildings and defenses in their kingdoms, and they can also recruit units for their armies to take into battles. Units can also be sent to resource tiles on the world map to gather extra resources. Finally, players can raise their own fire-breathing dragons.

Monster High Minis Mania (Free on iOS, Android) – From Animoca Brands, this time-management game asks players to help the students of Monster High serve guests in their cafes in order to earn money for a dance. Players can drag guests to different food stations, depending on their orders, and they can tap stations to make their servers fulfill their requests. As players complete levels, they’ll collect coins, which can be spent on new characters, as well as on upgrades for their cafes. For example, players can purchase additional food stations, or they can upgrade stations to decrease their serving times. Users can also purchase power-ups that can help them complete future stages.

Switchy Sides (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from tastypill challenges players to help a square survive by tapping to make it move between the left and right sides of the screen to avoid moving and stationary obstacles. Users can collect stars as they play, which can be spent on new playable characters. In addition to endless games, Switchy Sides also includes level-based challenges to complete.

Politaire (Free on iOS) – This card game from Pine Entertainment is a mix between solitaire and poker. In each game, players are challenged to remove every card from the pile by creating poker hands. Users begin with five cards in their hands, and they can send up to three cards back to the pile on each turn, which are replaced with new cards from the pile. When players create poker hands, such as pairs and flushes, the cards used in the hands will be removed from the deck. Games end when players use all of their cards in poker hands, or when they run out of available moves.