Mobile Game Roundup: Mechanosaur Hijacks the Moon, Numbies and More

We take 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 quite a few new options available, including Warhammer: Arcane Magic, a digital board game from Turbo Tape Games.

Elsewhere, Rovio released Angry Birds 2, the first true sequel to the pig-smashing sensation, and En Masse Entertainment released its first mobile title, Fruit Attacks, which challenges players to defend Earth from an army of fruit aliens.

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

Mechanosaur Hijacks the Moon (Free on iOS) – From XperimentalZ, this endless survival game stars a dinosaur looking for revenge against the ‘Asteroidians’ who destroyed his race on Earth. In each game, players control the movement of the moon on its orbit around Earth, and are challenged with protecting the Earth from being destroyed by asteroids. In each game, players tap on the screen to make the moon move faster in its orbit, positioning the moon to use its gravity to suck in asteroids before they reach Earth. When players allow three asteroids to hit Earth, the game ends. Players can share their high scores with friends.

Mind the Arrow: Match the Dots (Free on iOS, Android) – From Petricore and publisher Thumbspire, Mind the Arrow: Match the Dots is a puzzle game challenging players to duplicate a shape found in the corner of the screen by tapping on dots in the center of the screen to change their color. The dots in the example picture, and those in the center of the screen, surround arrows. As the arrow in the example picture rotates or otherwise changes, players must determine which dots to tap in the center image to make the correct match. Players have 30 seconds to make as many matches as possible, and will earn bonus time as they successfully duplicate each picture. If they survive long enough, the center arrow will move or rotate as well, increasing the challenge even more. Players can share their high scores with friends, and have access to leaderboards and achievements.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – From Ludia, this title based on the television game show allows players to take on random opponents or their Facebook friends in multiplayer games, or spend currency to play solo games. In each game, players are challenged with timed multiple choice trivia questions from school subjects like art, grammar and chemistry. As players answer questions correctly, they’ll have a chance to advance through grades, from first grade to fifth grade. When players miss a question, the next player can take his or her turn. While answering each question, players can spend currency on power-ups, like the ability to answer a question twice if they incorrectly answer the first time, as an example. Players progress through overall experience point levels as they play games, and will receive some free currency over time. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is also available to play for free on Facebook.

Age of Ships (Free on iOS) – A naval combat game from Happy Universe, Age of Ships is set in an alternate pre-World War II version of history were fascists rule the world. Gamers have a single ship to their name, and must build a base and rebuild their fleet to take on enemies. Players can build and control more than 200 historical warships, including destroyers, cruisers, battleships and aircraft carriers, and can upgrade these ships by leveling them up and outfitting them with new weapons, armor, engines and more. In addition to a campaign mode, gamers can compete against other players around the world to climb the leaderboards. Age of Ships is also available to download for free on Android.