Mobile Game Roundup: Frantic Shooter, Ketchapp Soccer and More

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

Are you looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? As usual, there are lots of new options for you to try, including Dawnbringer, a hack-n-slash RPG from Kiloo and Copenhagen Creators. The game challenges players to defeat demons by swiping to attack and parry during battles.

In addition, Foursaken Media released its newest game this week: Adventure Company. The action RPG allows players to create a team of heroes and take them into levels, each with a different objective to complete.

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

Frantic Shooter (Free on iOS, Android) – This top-down shooter from BulkyPix and developer Pixel Ratio challenges players to survive as long as possible by dragging their fingers around their screen to move and avoid enemy fire. Characters will automatically shoot at nearby enemies, allowing users to focus on dodging. As players defeat enemies, they can collect experience points which are used to upgrade their weapons. These upgrades last until the current game ends. Users can also collect power-ups, which may temporarily help them during battle. Games end when players run out of health. Players can collect coins as they play, which can be spent on new characters.

Smash Time (Free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – This debut title from Bica Studios challenges players to tap on aliens to smash them before they can reach the hero at the bottom of the screen. Friendly animals will also appear while playing, and gamers must avoid smashing them. Players earn up to three keys on each stage, depending on their scores. These keys are used to unlock treasure chests containing coins. Gamers can spend coins to revive their characters if an alien reaches them while playing. Users can unlock additional heroes using premium currency.

Toca Life: Vacation ($2.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This children’s game from Toca Boca allows users to explore four locations: the airport, hotel, beach and a sightseeing location. Users can complete activities such as shopping for souvenirs and checking in at the airport, among others. The game does not include traditional levels or rules, so children have freedom to explore. Toca Life: Vacation does not include in-app purchases or third-party advertising.

Blackjack 21 (Free on iOS, Android) – This blackjack game from KamaGames allows users to play blackjack at casino tables with players from around the world. Players begin with a supply of free chips, and they can purchase additional chips with real money. Users can chat with others while playing.

Box Island (Free on iOS) – This educational game from Radiant Games was designed to teach children the basics of coding, including concepts such as loops and conditionals. The game includes 100 puzzle levels to complete, with the first 10 levels being available for free. Users can unlock the full game for $7.99.

Bridge Construction Simulator 3D (Free on iOS) – This level-based bridge-building game from Aidem Media challenges players to build bridges by dragging their fingers around grids to construct individual road and support pieces. Gamers can add a limited number of pieces to each bridge before running out of money. Users can also remove pieces from their bridges if they make mistakes. If players need help creating stable bridges, they can use hints to unlock solutions. Players begin with a few free hints, and they can purchase additional hints via in-app purchase. Users may also be able to receive free hints by watching video ads.

Tiny Chick (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from ZPlay challenges players to help their characters jump through holes in vertical barriers in the path. Players can tap and hold to aim, and let go to jump. Once the aiming trajectory line reaches its highest point, it won’t go back down, so users must quickly decide when to let go before the line moves too high. Games end when the character fails to make it through the next hole in the path. Users can collect coins as they play, which can be spent on new playable characters.