Mobile Game Roundup: Crab War, Pirates Bay and More

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

If you’re looking for a new game to play this weekend, there are plenty of new options for you to try, including Activision‘s Skylanders Battlecast. The trading card game allows players to collect digital trading cards, as well as purchase real-world cards that can be activated within the game.

In addition, Deep Silver Fishlabs and ISBIT Games released Warp Shift on iOS. The level-based puzzle game asks players to help a girl named Pi escape a magical prison by moving squares to create a path for her to reach the exit in each stage.

Are you looking for something different to play? Here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games released this week.

Crab War (Free on iOS, Android) – This clicker or idle game from Appxplore challenges players to command crab armies and defeat the giant reptiles that have taken over the land. Players can rapidly tap on the screen to spawn crabs, which automatically attack enemies. As players defeat enemies, they’ll receive gold, which can be used to unlock queens that automatically attack enemies even when players aren’t tapping. Users can also spend gold on upgrades for their armies. Once players reach a certain level, they’ll have the option to “molt and be reborn,” while also receiving special DNA that can be used to research mutations.

Gem Hunters (Free on iOS) – This puzzle battle game from Armor Games allows players to become knights, rogues or wizards and lead their heroes through seven worlds on a quest to find their lost treasure. During each battle, players attack their opponents by drawing lines to connect three or more matching symbols on the board. As players progress, they can collect new equipment, as well as Spirit Animals for their heroes. In addition to a single-player story mode, Gem Hunters offers online multiplayer against other players.

MMX Hill Climb (Free on iOS, Android) – This racing game from Hutch challenges players to complete race courses while tapping accelerator and brake buttons to keep their vehicles balanced while driving. The game includes multiple vehicles to unlock and upgrade, with upgrades allowing players to improve their vehicles’ speed, grip, stability and tilt. As players complete courses, they can compare their best times with their friends’ times on the game’s leaderboard.

Battleplans (Free on iOS) – This real-time strategy game from En Masse Entertainment and C4M allows players to attack and capture enemy bases by drawing paths to move their units around the battlefield. In between battles, players can create defensive plans to defend their own territories from enemy attacks. Users can unlock new troops and heroes for their armies over time.

Eyes Cube (Free on iOS) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Lemondo Entertainment challenges players to help a pair of eyes avoid obstacles and survive as long as possible. Players control each eye independently by tapping and holding on the right and left sides of the screen. In each game, the environment moves automatically, and players must move both eyes to avoid obstacles in the path. Users can collect coins as they play, and can spend these coins on new playable characters.

Enso (Free on iOS, Android) – This puzzle game from Planet of the Apps asks players to move colorful orbs around a circular track to create groups of three or more touching orbs of the same color. Each orb can be moved a specific number of spaces around the track, and can only be moved once. New orbs are added to the track as players make matches. The game ends when players run out of moves.

Monster Sweeperz (Free on iOS, Android) – This shoot ’em up game from 4:33 Creative Lab allows players to recruit teams of over 400 characters, each with different skills and abilities. During battle, players’ heroes stand on the front of a tank, and will automatically attack waves of oncoming enemies. Players can tap to move their characters across the front of the tank to aim or avoid enemy attacks. As users complete stages, they can upgrade their units to make them stronger. Users can also upgrade their tanks.