Welcome to the roundup of new Android games that have been released in the Play Store or have been spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the latest version of the PAKO racing series, the beta version of Rovio’s latest Angry Birds title, and an awesome shuffleboard game that offers strategic chess-like gameplay. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 7, 2020.
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Android police coverage: PAKO Caravan adds Snake mechanics to the popular racing series, now available
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP $ 4.49 each
Angry Birds Legends
Android police coverage: Angry Birds Legends is a new card-based RPG from Rovio, now available in beta
Angry Birds Legends has finally entered beta testing, but it would appear that little has improved from the title’s limited early access. This is still a clone of better games and therefore offers an extremely familiar experience where you will collect cards to perform moves in what is a lackluster mobile RPG. The game is loaded with in-app purchases and is fun-free thanks to the faulty gameplay and mechanics played. Once again, Rovio shows he’s completely out of ideas as he pushes his Angry Birds brand into another generic game.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 1.99 to $ 99.99
Odie’s Dimension II: Isometric puzzle game android
Odie’s Dimension II is an isometric puzzle that looks a lot like Monument Valley. Coincidentally, the game also works similarly. So, more or less, this is a beautiful puzzle game that offers a familiar experience where you’ll interact with interesting stages to solve puzzles, and it’s a perfect title to unwind at the end of a long day. The puzzles are fun, but also challenging, which should keep players busy for a while.
Monetization: $ 0.99 / ad free / IAP free
Sasaya is the new platformer from o3one kinetics, the creators of Access code: Heaven is Room, two quality platforms but often unheard of. Sasaya primarily plays as a Metroidvania title, complete with backtracking for better gear. So, if you are a fan of pixel-based graphics and Metroidvania-like gameplay, then I highly recommend Sasaya.
Monetization: $ 2.99 / ad free / IAP free
OLO Loco combines shuffleboard with chess for a unique experience, perfect for family game nights. There is also a new turn-based online PvP mode for those who prefer to play online. Skills and strategy are required to play, so unlike most mobile games, there’s a lot of depth here for those who like to master their games. Not only are there a ton of different game modes to explore that all offer different rules, but the fact that you can play locally or online ensures this is a versatile version that is perfect for playing just about anywhere.
Monetization: $ 3.99 / no ads / no IAP
Crux is a wall climbing game, and at first glance, I was expecting a casual relationship with simplistic mechanics, but boy, was I wrong. In essence, this is a puzzle game, with correct paths to discover, and if you linger too long while looking for your next trick, you’ll lose your grip, which provides the title with some urgency. Even better, users can design their own routes to share with friends, which helps with the longevity of this version. Seriously, I was pleasantly surprised with Crux, so it’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a game that requires skill to play.
Monetization: free / ad free / IAP free
The Adoraboos is an educational game for kids and, with current events, I’m sure more than a few parents are looking for solid educational tools at a time when home education is much more relevant. While this game certainly won’t replace a history book, the vocabulary building tools in this version might come in handy for your youngsters, especially if they’re not interested in their current resume. At the very least, this collection of minigames is free, so it’s easily explored without spending a dime.
Monetization: free / ad free / IAP free
Words Out is a new game from VOODOO, but unlike most of the publisher’s casual catalog, Words Out is a true game that requires skill and knowledge. The better your vocabulary, the better your performance will be in this game. You will choose a single letter card from the bottom of the screen to place it in an empty field, where there are eight fields to fill in for each of the four lines of the game. You will have to use all the cards provided to form words and the longer the word, the more points you will earn. Of course, you could easily get stuck with an incomplete word as you try for length, and this is where the challenge of the game comes in. It’s a well-thought-out design, although frequent advertisements for the game ensure it’s an annoying experience.
Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAP (yet)
Raziel: Dungeon Arena
Raziel: Dungeon Arena is an early access version and is basically an action RPG in the wake of Diablo. Bosses seem to be used more prevalently, and for some reason, there’s also a hero picking aspect, because no one said monetizing cash outlets would be easy. So yes, the graphics in the game are great, but as always, excellent graphics are typically a sign that the rest of the game will offer a greedy and boring routine, and Raziel: Dungeon Arena doesn’t disappoint in this regard.
Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAP (yet)
Mousebusters is an adorable story-based adventure game that offers simple mechanics that let you navigate the pleasant tale. By simply touching the screen, you will advance through the story. Much like a point and click adventure game, users can talk to characters and interact with items, and while this is a free-to-play version, you can remove title ads via in-app purchases. Luckily if you want to play the entire game for free, now you can, all thanks to a recent update, you’ll just have to put up with those annoying ads.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 0.99 to $ 10.99
Buck this virus
Buck this Virus is an endless shooter where you will take down viruses and as this is topical the developer has stated that all profits earned will go to charity (listed here). But since this is a new game, it’s simply a promise from an unknown developer, so the skeptic in me says to take that offer with a grain of salt. After all, there are no guarantees in life, although I’d like to think that helping those in need is a worthy cause that a novice developer wouldn’t take advantage of.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 0.99 to $ 11.99
Stickman Revenge 4: Epic War
I don’t know what these stickman games are all about, but there are loads of mobile developers out there pumping them like water. This particular version is the fourth entry in Bravestars Games’ Stickman titles, and just like the rest, it’s a heavily monetized title that offers simplistic (not to mention cheap) black graphics for the foreground and all characters. It sounds like an endless runner, where you start all over again every time you die, pushing people towards the game’s many IAPs to alleviate this irritating design choice.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 0.99 to $ 48.99
Abyssrium World: Tap Tap Fish
FLERO Games already offers some Abyssrium titles and this is the latest version of the franchise. Just like the previous games, you will make your way through a beautiful ocean ecosystem by decorating the world around you as you manage the fish that live there. Basically, this is a relaxing idle game, although in-app purchases of the title definitely don’t lend themselves well to that claim. If you’re the type who can ignore IAPs, then you might find some fun with this version.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 0.99 to $ 89.99
Kingdomtopia: The Idle King
Kingdomtopia: Idle Animal Tycoon is truly an inactive game and since we covered its early access release a few months ago, the game is once again listed for its official launch. Just like any idle game, it will be your job to increase your numbers as you manage your updates, which means that most of your time will be spent in the title menus as the game plays. While this is completely uninteresting to me, I guess there is a reason why so many inactive games are released on the Play Store. People seem to like it, even though I have no idea why.
Monetization: Free / Contains Ads / IAP from $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
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