It was another great week for mobile game releases. We were spoiled not only for the quality, but also for the choice. There’s a mud-soaked driving game, a family board game, a brave metroidvania, and a classic puzzle adventure in the mix, all in the top drawer.
And bargain hunters are also well served, not least because one of this week’s new releases – Layton: Unwound Future – is on sale at launch. We also recommend the fantastic Cultist Simulator.
Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge is a reasonably acclaimed metroidvania released earlier this year on PC and consoles. He sees you exploring caves and kills creatures on an alien planet. Oh, and you play like a street sweeper. Heroic.
Bandai Namco’s latest mobile RPG, Tales of Crestoria takes place in a whole new world within the Tales universe. Its launch was somewhat confusing, being pre-installed before it went live properly, possibly because the bugs were fixed sooner than expected, although it was apparently still buggy.
Game of Life 2 deserves to be a success. Presented by Marmalade Studios, the team behind a number of refined mobile game board ports, Game of Life 2 takes the classic gameplay from the original and updates it with contemporary career options and a number of smart settings.
A cult success on PC, MudRunner sees you driving on the hostile terrain of Siberia in the most manageable vehicles imaginable, armed only with a map and a compass.
Layton: Unwound Future – an ASO-compatible contraction of Professor Layton and The Unwound Future – is the third in a trilogy of mobile ports. He sees you traveling into the future to derail a sequence of catastrophic events that sees Layton becoming a crime lord in dystopian London. It is temporarily reduced.
The Gardens Between is an acclaimed independent puzzle game that explores the relationship between two young people on the eve of one of them walking away. Their shared memories form a sequence of puzzle steps in a moving, ingenious and challenging puzzle adventure.
Cultist Simulator, published by Playdigieux and developed by the British studio Weather Factory, is an intelligent, atmospheric and slightly disturbing map-based roguelike in which you lead a path through a branched narrative with the overall aim of forming a horrible cult. It’s $ 1.99, down from $ 6.99.
For the very first time, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition is on promotion on mobile. You can currently buy this popular visual novel on a murderous high school game for $ 11.99, down from its regular price of $ 17.99.
Evoland and its sequel are two of the smartest and most enjoyable action RPGs available. Their USP is that you evolve in the technical and creative evolution of RPGs as you progress through the campaign, progressively progressing from 8 bits to 64 bits and beyond.
Thumper is one of the biggest rhythm-action arcade games of recent years. He sees you controlling a shiny beetle as it spreads across rails in the screen through a glowing universe inspired by 2001. You can buy this authentic classic now for less than half the price.