Zombies and monkeys and bridges, oh my! This weeks assortment of new games dabbles in a wide variety of themes, and just as wide a variety of genres. If you’re looking for something new to play this week, you shouldn’t have much trouble picking from the list below.
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Ready to hit the slopes? Alto’s Adventure is a snowboarding game that’s as much about the aesthetic as it is the gameplay. Great visuals, a great soundtrack, and solid controls make this endless boarder a joy to play. Stay tuned for our full review later today.
The Rovio Stars program has just graduated its latest candidate. Developed by Magic Tavern, Jolly Jam brings a genuinely unique twist to matching games – players will draw giant boxes with their fingers to capture all of the matching colors inside.
Aerena: Clash of Champions was a fun and accessible multiplayer strategy game that, despite how much we enjoyed it, never really managed to catch on in the way a mobile game needs to. Was it the free-to-play formula? Cliffhanger Productions seems to think so: that’s why they’ve killed the desktop F2P version completely, and have released a paid version on mobile that still exists alongside its free counterpart.
Looking for your next puzzle fix? Maybe it’s iO, a physics platformer about growing, shrinking and rolling. The game appeared on desktops last year and was received largely positively, even receiving some award nominations.
This week’s ‘tiny game’ obsession. Grow a bridge tall enough to cross the gap, then drop it and see if it fits. If it’s too big or too small, it’s game over. This is proving more addictive than it sounds.
Futuristic fake sports are sometimes the coolest things in video games. Just ask Base Wars. The folks at Cartoon Network clearly agree, and have created a 3v3 tournament of champions starring the not-so-futuristic folks of the animated series Regular Show.
Can you start life with a single cart and trade your way to riches? Merchants of Kaidan mixes elements of trading with role-playing and narrative to create a potentially unique experience in the world of tycoon sims.
An endless runner based on the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West? And it’s by Ubisoft? That’s just about strange enough to make my head hurt, but as a free download, I’m sure I’ll be giving this a once over.
It looks like the unholy love child of ExciteBike and Super Mario Bros., and like a lot of popular skills-challenge games, it has a “throw your iPhone through the wall” level of difficulty. Take that for what it’s worth.