Britney Spears, Assassin’s Creed, and Mr. Crab? It’s another eclectic week for mobile games! If you like variety though, “eclectic” is a very good thing. Everything from strategy to fashion is represented in this week’s new iPhone, iPad and Android games.
I suppose the question isn’t “what should I play?,” but “what should I play first?”
Phantom of the Kill
If you’re a fan of games like Fire Emblem, there’s a good chance that Phantom of the Kill is already on your radar. It takes a similar approach to tactial RPG combat, offers up a huge number of characters to collect, and features animations from famed Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii.
Michael Brough is a name that perks our ears up whenever we hear it. The creator of App Store indie classics 868-HACK and Helix is back with Imbroglio, a new card-driven roguelike that Brough describes as the “cousin” to 868-HACK. As a huge fan of his past works, I just have two words for Imbroglio: yes please.
- App Store ($3.99)
Britney Spears: American Dream
Oops, Glu did it again! The biggest name is celebrity gaming is back with a new game starring the biggest name of 1999. If you’re looking for another pop-star simulator to add into the rotation, hit the download button baby one more time.
Assassin’s Creed: Identity
The promise of a full-scale Assassin’s Creed game on mobile sounds too good to be true — and as it turns out, it kind of is. We might not have been completely wowed by its iOS debut earlier this year, but if you’re a series fan and on Android, you may want to check it out in its Google Play debut this week.
- Google Play ($4.99)
A popular PC title from 2006 makes its long-awaited debut on mobile devices this week. If you’re a fan of Diablo-style hack’n’slashes, you’re going to want to get on top of this. This is the full 60+ hour console experience — and who doesn’t want to play a Diablo-alike with a greek mythology twist?
- App Store ($6.99)
Rush Rally 2
Rally racing on your phone? Rush Rally 2 promises an authentic, console quality experience running at 60 FPS. The original Rush Rally was great, but the promises they’re making here seem to put it on a whole other level. Stay tuned for our review to find out if it lives up to that promise!
- App Store ($3.99)
Mr. Crab 2
While we weren’t the biggest fans of Mr. Crab at Gamezebo, it seems that our opinion may have been in the minority. The original was well-received enough to warrant a sequel, and in terms of visuals, these screens are knocking our socks off.
- App Store (free)
Quest for King’s underpants
An NES-inspired puzzler about finding hearts and progressing to the next floor. You should buy this if only to have the word “underpants” show up on your iTunes receipt.
- App Store ($0.99)
Hearts of Iron: War Stories
The popular wargaming franchise ‘Hearts of Iron’ comes to the App Store and Google Play… kind of. This isn’t a typical entry in the series, but instead a gamebook that puts the choices of military personnel on the frontlines in your hands.