Mobile Game Roundup: Final Fantasy VII, Happy Wheels and More

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

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? As usual, there are plenty of new options, starting with Kingcraft from Genera Games, a match-three puzzle game which sees players expanding their kingdom by conquering neighboring territories through match-three levels.

Next, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and Crossy Road developer Hipster Whale launched Pac-Man 256, an endless survival game asking players to escape the 256 glitch from the original Pac-Man while also avoiding ghosts.

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

Final Fantasy VII ($15.99 on iOS) – Final Fantasy VII for iOS is a port based on the PC version of the game, with Square Enix’s popular RPG receiving an updated user interface for mobile devices. The game supports multiple control options, and gives players the option to turn off random battles for uninterrupted progression. Even with this option activated, players still experience story-based battles. The game also offers a ‘Max Stats’ option for becoming ‘all-powerful’ instantly.

Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes ($4.99 on iOS) – Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes is a turn-based strategy game created by Desert Ashes developer, 9 Tales Digital, and Pocket God company, Bolt Creative. The crossover game sees the Landians going to battle against the Pygmies, and offers a single-player campaign which promises 10 hours of gameplay. The game is in the same style as Advance Wars, and sees players defending the Pygmies’ territory with the help of zombies and laser-sharks. A multiplayer mode offers unlimited gameplay. Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes is coming soon to Android, Kindle, Steam and PlayStation Vita.

Horizon Chase ($2.99 on iOS) – From Aquiris Game Studio, Horizon Chase is a racing title inspired by past racing games including Out Run and Top Gear, among others. The game takes players around the world to 32 cities, where they’ll race on 73 tracks and compete in eight cups. The game offers 16 cars to collect and upgrade. Horizon Chase offers seven different control or input options, from tilt controls to bluetooth controllers. Barry Leitch was responsible for the game’s soundtrack, with Leitch known for his work on other racing games, including Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 and Top Gear.

Dice Mage (Free on iOS) – From Tapinator, Dice Mage is a dice-rolling RPG, asking players to defeat monsters and retrieve the stolen ‘Die of Fate.’ Players take on the role of a wizard, with each battle seeing both players and the enemy rolling dice to determine the winner for each turn. Players can spend mana to re-roll their dice with the hope of receiving a number that can beat the enemy’s roll, but will sometimes need to accept defeat (and the hit point damage) to move on. As players complete battles, they may earn items which refill their health or mana, or can increase their maximum health or mana points. Players can also collect new gear to make their wizard stronger, and will collect gems which can be spent on instant healing in the store, among other options. When players eventually fall in battle, they can choose to continue where they left off (they start with one ‘continue’ available) or restart from the beginning. When players restart, their stats revert to the original numbers, but they keep their items and gems.

Ocopoco ($0.99 on iOS) – From Triangulae developer Ricardo Fonseca, Ocopoco asks players to drag colored circles around a grid to fuse them with others, creating larger circles. With each move, a new circle is added to the screen. The game offers two modes. In the color mode, players can only fuse circles of the same color, regardless of their size. In size mode, players can fuse circles with any other color, so long as the circles are the same size. In both modes, players fuse circles until they reach the necessary size to disappear from the board. Gameplay continues in both modes until the grid is full, with no additional possible moves. Players can share their high scores with friends.