Like surprises? Here’s one for you: DomiNations has arrived. It’s the first game from the newly resurrected Big Huge Games, and it manages to channel a lot of what the studio is known for into a familiar base building framework. If you’re a fan of Clash of Clans, stop what you’re doing and go download it. Now.
If you’re not, though, don’t worry — there’s a huge variety of great new games on the App Store this week. A little something for everyone.
It’s a little bit Clash of Clans, a little bit Civilization, and a whole lot of fun. We’ve been playing DomiNations behind the scenes for a few months, and while our review isn’t quite ready to publish, I’ll be happy to give you a preview: this might just be the best CoC-style game yet.
WayForward’s 2014 reimagining of an NES classic has come to mobile. It’s an old school gamer’s dream come true — but that also means it offers an old school level of frustration. At least last year’s release did. It should be interesting to see how this one has transitioned to touch screens.
Devoted Hearthstone fans have been waiting for a new adventure to sink their teeth into after last year’s single player expansion, Curse of Naxxramas. Over the course of five weeks, you’ll experience challenges that can unlock up to 31 new cards (many of which are dragon type – BREATHE THAT FIRE, FRIEND).
A lot of people are painting this one as a Crossy Road RPG or roguelike, but I’m not really seeing the comparison. The Quest Keeper may share a similar aesthetic as everyone’s favorite Frogger-like, but the endless movement, upgrades, and challenging paths are wildly different than what you’ll find in Crossy Road. Forget the comparisons: The Quest Keeper is unique.
When it was in pre-release, we were pretty underwhelmed by this superhero brawlfest. Has it improved in the intervening month? As a free download, it won’t cost much to find out.
Rock On – A SongPop Adventure
How well do you know your music? If you just answered “not great,” I have good news for you: Rock On is a SongPop experience where you don’t compete against your friends. Now nobody will know your secret!
Move over, behind-the-back runners. Corridor Z moves the camera in front of your chest instead. If you were escaping a zombie attack, I suspect you’d be looking over your shoulder constantly, so this just makes sense. We’re thinking it should create some unique challenges, too.
If you have a friend with an iPhone in grabbing distance, give them a smack and tell them to play DUAL! with you today. It’s a neat multiplayer, multi-device game that has you attacking and defending from your own screen.