Mobile Game Roundup: Piano City, Speedy Pups, Indy Cat and More

As we head into cooler weather, and many of us begin to spend more time indoors, it’s likely we’ll start looking for new iOS and Android games to play during these colder months. Keeping that in mind, here’s a quick look at some of the games you might have missed this month.

Piano City (Free on iOS) – Room 8’s music game [featured at top] officially launched this month, challenging users to become the best musicians possible, one rhythm-based round at a time. In each song, users tap on keys as notes slide down from the top of the keyboard, all in time to the music. The game’s soundtrack includes classic melodies, as well as modern hits from the likes of Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and more. Players complete quests, will perform in grand concert halls and more on their way to the top.

Speedy Pups (Free on iOS, Android) – Spotcos’ side-scrolling platformer pays homage to the fast-paced, 16-bit gameplay of titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, and asks players to help a set of dogs rescue their puppies from evil cat robots. The game offers two modes: Endless and Challenge. In Endless, players run as long as they can across the screen, jumping over obstacles (like water and spikes), collecting dog bones and more. In Challenge, players run while completing specific tasks, like collecting bones in bulk. Players can continue in the Endless mode as long as they have lives available (which are scattered throughout the land while playing). Players can purchase premium power-ups, along with additional playable dogs, with premium currency.Cash DashCash Dash (Free on iOS, Android) – 26 Gaming’s level-based adventure game follows social media personalities Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Carter Reynolds and Hayes Grier on a quest to complete levels as quickly as possible and climb associated leaderboards. Players are challenged to beat each level in three minutes or less, avoiding obstacles and enemies, while picking up candy bars and more. Each week, the game is updated with new content, including digital rewards. For fan service, users can receive notifications when the ‘boys’ publish new videos and tweets in the real world.

Indy Cat (Free on Android) – PlayFlock’s Indy Cat was originally released on Facebook, and offers match-three gameplay to players. The game is themed after a cat that thinks he’s Indiana Jones, and sees users completing levels with specific goals for each. Players can create power-ups to clear large numbers of gems from the board at once, and can purchase premium boosts to help them while playing.

Etherlords (Free on iOS) – Etherlords comes from strategy game developer Nival and Targem Games, and takes players to a world where the “Cataclysm” has fractured the world into numerous pieces. Players take on the role of an Etherlord, and must fight other demigods using collectible creatures. During battles, units use lesser attacks automatically, while a bar fills at the bottom of the screen. Each time it’s full, players can choose and unleash a powerful attack or healing spell to damage the enemy or help their team. After competing, gamers walk away with a powerful material called Matter, which is used to restore the fractured parts of the world. As users play, they’ll collect extra monsters, which can be fused with others to make them stronger, or simply swapped out to create a stronger team by default.

Fist of Fury (Free on iOS) – Fist of Fury comes from Happymagenta, and offers simplistic survival gameplay. The player’s character stands in the middle of the screen, with enemies approaching from multiple directions. As enemies reach the middle as well, users swipe in the appropriate direction (left, right, up or down) to attack the nearest enemy. Enemies continue to appear until one is eventually allowed to attack the hero, and the game ends. Overall, Fist of Fury is a quest to earn the most points possible for bragging rights on social media, with users also unlocking additional playable characters when they’ve reached certain point milestones.