Mobile Game Roundup: Tropical Wars, Soda World and More

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

If you’re looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend, you have plenty of new games to try, including Loud on Planet X, a music rhythm game from Pop Sandbox. The game features music from 14 artists, including Tegan and Sara, Chvrches, Lights and more, and challenges players to protect the artists from aliens.

Are you looking for a different game to try? Here’s a look at some of the additional games released this week.

Tropical Wars (Free on iOS, Android) – This base-building combat game from Tilting Point and developer Vertige allows players to lead a koala army in naval battles. Gamers build a base and construct ships using key resources, and during battle, players drag their ships around a grid to attack enemies. The game includes a single-player campaign, as well as player-vs-player battles.

Dream Horse (Free on Android) – This Google Cardboard game from Fourthwall allows users to interact with a magical horse in virtual reality. The horse can be customized, allowing players to select the color of the horse’s fur and mane, or turn it into a unicorn. Users can also feed and clean their horse, and help it exercise. Dream Horse is coming soon to iOS.

Orbit’s Odyssey ($2.99 on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This level-based puzzle game from paperkyte challenges players to help a character named Orbit run across a planet’s surface, collecting coins and gemstones while avoiding enemies. Gamers can travel through portals to avoid enemies, and can earn up to 100 stars in each level. The game features 90 levels to complete and four additional characters to unlock.

The Paranormal Society: Hidden Adventure (Free on iPad) – This hidden object adventure game from G5 Entertainment takes players to London in the 1890s, which has been invaded by ghosts and phantoms. The story follows a young woman on a quest to investigate locations and capture ghosts. The game’s launch version offers more than 300 quests to complete, nine locations to search (each with multiple rooms) and 16 ghosts to defeat.

Battle Ages (Free on iOS, Android) – This base-building combat game from 505 Games allows players to build a base and lead it through six ages in time (with more ages coming). Players can build an army and battle other players across ages, with 22 different units and 15 different spells available. Users can build more than 50 different structures in their base.

Impossible Words (Free on iOS) – This word game from Games4Gooey challenges players to unscramble words starting at the kindergarten level. As players unscramble words, they’ll collect diamonds that can be spent to unlock new word packs, or to receive hints when solving words. The game offers 19 word packs and more than 700 words to unscramble at launch, with more word packs coming in the future.

Pang Adventures ($2.99 on iOS, Android) – From DotEmu, Pang Adventures follows two brothers on a quest to save the planet from an alien invasion. The game includes three modes (Tour Mode, Score Attack and Panic Mode), and challenges players to destroy balls falling from the sky. Pang Adventures features more than 100 levels set in different locations around the world, and it includes boss fights against Alien Commanders.

Exodus (Free on iOS, Android) – This endless survival game from Ketchapp and Tooflya challenges players to tap when a flying rocket is on top of a green dot. The game will end if players tap too early or too late, or if they tap when the rocket is over a red dot. Gamers can also tap when the rocket is on top of a coin to collect it. Coins can be used to unlock new characters. Gamers can also complete missions to earn extra coins, and they can unlock new gameplay environments as they complete missions in bulk. Missions may ask players to earn a specific number of points, play a required number of games, and so on.