Mobile Game Roundup: Shadowverse, Pixel Crazy and More

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

Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? If so, there are lots of new games available for you to try, including Mr. Robot: 1.51exfiltratiOn from Telltale Games. The game is based on the Mr. Robot television series, and it allows users to interact with characters through a fictional messaging app.

Next, Disney launched Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object. The hidden object game allows players to help Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde solve cases by completing hidden object scenes, talking to suspects and more.

Elsewhere, Square Enix Montreal released Deus Ex GO this week. The turn-based puzzle game allows players to complete levels by moving protagonist Adam Jensen between nodes in the environment.

Finally, Fifth Journey released Kubo: A Samurai Quest. The match-three puzzle game is based on the film Kubo and the Two Strings, and it includes both regular match-three levels and match-three battle levels.

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

Shadowverse (Free on iOS, Android) – This collectible card game from Cygames includes seven “interweaving” campaign storylines, and it allows users to collect more than 400 cards for their decks. During each turn-based battle, players can spend a limited number of points on each turn to deploy cards to the battlefield. Players have access to follower cards that can attack enemies, as well as cards containing spells and other abilities. Users also have a limited number of evolution points to spend in each battle. These evolution points can be used to evolve follower cards to increase their health and attack stats for that battle. In addition to competing in single-player battles, users can challenge other players in real-time multiplayer battles.

George of the Jungle: Owie Owie (Free on iOS, Android) – This climbing game from Moonray Studios asks players to help George of the Jungle climb high into the trees while avoiding bugs and other obstacles. In each game, players can drag their fingers on the screen to aim, and let go to shoot George from one platform to the next. Users can collect friendly light bugs as they play, which can be spent on power-ups and new gameplay environments, like the waterfall.

Freaktown Defenders ($1.99 on iPad, Android tablets) – From Moonray Studios, this tower defense game is based on the Canadian animated series Freaktown. In the game, players are challenged to defend  buildings around Freaktown from Princess Boo Boo and her army of Sweets. Princess Boo Boo wants to make Freaktown’s buildings “sweet,” so users must rapidly tap, or tap and hold, on their defending characters to attack the Sweets (tapping and holding charges a defender’s attack). Levels end when players defeat all of the Sweets, or when the Sweets have taken over a set amount of the current building.

Endless Rush

Endless Rush (Free on iOS) – This endless “runner” from Neoglyphic Entertainment asks players to help a creature named Ziggy collect and deliver packages as he flies through the forest. In each game, users can drag their fingers around the screen to help Ziggy collect and deliver packages, as well as avoid obstacles. Gamers can also collect nectar while playing, which can be spent on upgrades for Ziggy. Endless Rush connects to Neoglyphic Entertainment’s reading app Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall. By playing Endless Rush, users can earn digital currency that unlocks “deeper story elements” in the reading app. In addition, users can engage with the reading app to unlock content in Endless Rush.

Pandora’s Books (Free on iOS) – This word game from Smithsoft challenges players to save towns from monsters by unscrambling words taken from quotes from classic books. In each stage, players can unscramble one word at a time by swiping to rearrange scrambled letter tiles. As players unscramble words, they’ll attack enemies at the top of the screen. Players can use hints if they need help unscrambling words. Pandora’s Books includes 80 levels to complete, with 20 levels being available for each of the game’s four books: The War of the Worlds, Wuthering Heights, The Hound of the Baskervilles and At the Mountains of Madness.

BarSim (Free on iOS, Android) – This bartending simulation game from Killer Mobile allows players to practice creating more than 100 cocktail recipes across multiple gameplay modes (practice, career and head-to-head). In each mode, players will be able to create drinks step-by-step by selecting and pouring the right liquids in the right quantities, and using any necessary tools (like the blender or strainer) to finish each drink. Depending on the drink, users may also need to move their phones to simulate actions such as shaking and stirring. Some drinks also require garnishes like straws or fruit wedges. Players will earn tips in the game’s career mode, which they can spend on tool upgrades.

Gallery Hero (Free on iOS, Android) – This level-based puzzle game from Rasterzone Entertainment asks players to clear every tile from the board by creating matches with tiles based on the colored sides of each tile. Tiles may be split into multiple colored sections, so one side of a tile may be a different color than another side. To clear tiles, players can drag new tiles onto the board, and they must make matches with tiles whose touching sides are the same colors. Users must complete stages before running out of moves. Gallery Hero contains 60 puzzles to complete.

I, the I-piece ($1.99 on iOS, Android) – This level-based puzzle game from Augustus Games challenges players to help the I-piece from Tetris escape maze-like environments. In each level, players can swipe to move the I-piece around the environment, with the goal being to help the piece reach a special exit tile on the board. Levels become more complicated as players progress, with the introduction of things like disappearing tiles and buttons that must be pressed to cause changes in the environment.

Caroline’s Camera (Free on iOS) – This rhythm game from SoulGame Entertainment challenges players to take pictures by tapping at the right times to take photos of characters in the right positions. Each character may have multiple possible positions, with each position being associated with a different character animation. Users need to determine the rhythm for each animation in order to tap at the right time when the animation stops.

Pixel Crazy (Free on iOS, Android) – This side-scrolling platformer from Thumbspire and Optimum Games challenges players to help a cube survive by tapping to make the cube jump over obstacles and gaps in the path as it moves across the screen. The path is also filled with moving yellow and green blocks that players must avoid. Yellow blocks will automatically move into the air when the cube is nearby, while green blocks will fall from the sky into the path as the cube approaches. Users will cross progress checkpoints as they play, so they won’t have to start from the beginning when they fail. In addition, players can watch video ads to skip ahead to the next checkpoint if they get stuck.

In addition to these new releases, GALA and PlayWorks released Arcane Online for free on iOS. The game was previously released for free on Android.

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