Mobile Game Roundup: Digit & Dash, Splish Splash Pong and More

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

Are you looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? What about Oddwings Escape, the debut title from Small Giant Games, which challenges players to free birds from an evil scientist’s research lab? Are you looking for an RPG instead? Gamevil’s newest title, Dragon Blaze, lets iOS and Android gamers save humanity from a war against dragons and other vile creatures.

Still not what you’re looking for? Here’s a look at some additional mobile games released this week, which should include a little something for everyone.

Digit & Dash ($1.99 on iOS) – From Insomniac Games, Digit & Dash is a level-based platformer, challenging players to control the movements of both Digit and Dash, with one on either side of a vertical wall. Characters run automatically, and gamers tap on each character’s side of the screen to make them jump over obstacles. By double-tapping, the character jumps and slams into the ground, propelling the other over larger obstacles. Each level is lengthy, but contains checkpoints for continuing without starting over. Gamers earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their performance and the number of secondary goals they complete while running.

Sleep Furiously ($2.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – From Playmation Studios, Sleep Furiously is a sentence building game, challenging players to connect words and form complete sentences to help a linguist sleep. Words are presented on a jumbled grid, and gamers can connect them in any order, so long as each word touches the next, and the final sentence is grammatically correct. The game offers multiple modes, including a move-limited mode for earning the most points in a limited number of sentences, and a timed mode for earning as many points as possible in 90 seconds. A final endless mode offers a more casual experience, and a shuffle button to rearrange the board’s words.

Plancon: Space Conflict ($2.99 on Android) – Previously released on iOS devices, this space RPG from HeroCraft sees players defeating enemies with the choice of real-time or turn-based gameplay modes. Users can build their own battleship, hire a crew and live life as a character of their choosing, from a pirate or merchant to a thief or soldier. Both main story quests and side quests are available, offering what HeroCraft calls an “endless journey” for players.

Dead Eyes ($3.99 on iOS, Android) – A zombie-themed puzzle game from LoadComplete, Dead Eyes challenges players to help Jack survive the apocalypse and reach his destination at the other end of each level. Players move Jack by swiping on the screen, with Jack moving one tile at a time. As Jack moves, enemies will also move, so players must strategize their swipes to ensure Jack’s safety. Players earn up to three stars on each level, with each star relating to a specific goal (finishing the level in a small number of moves, or in a short amount of time, as examples).

Game of Sniper (Free on Android) – From Beijing Autothink Technology, Game of Sniper is the company’s debut title in major English speaking countries. The game sees players saving the world (and hostages) from terrorists by sniping at enemies. Users have access to ten different kinds of sniper rifles, each with different stats.

Dungeon Crawlers HD ($4.99 on Android) – From Drowning Monkeys and Ayopa Games, Dungeon Crawlers HD features a team of heroes described as who the Ghostbusters would have been, had they been in medieval times. The turn-based RPG sees gamers exploring multiple environments while collecting loot and defeating monsters. Each member of the team has different skills to unleash on opponents, with the game including story-based dungeons to clear, as well as extra challenge maps. Dungeon Crawlers HD is already available on iOS, and is coming to Steam June 1, 2015.

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