April is shaping up to be a surprisingly quiet month by App Store standards. Yes, there are still hundreds of games hitting the mobile market every week — but there haven’t been a lot of standouts lately. I think we’re hitting a bit of a dry spell.
Still — six notable games is nothing to sneeze at! Especially when half of them have been hotly anticipated for months (if not years). Which ones are we most excited about? Read on and take you best guess!
LOUD on Planet X
Lane defense meets rhythm gaming in the most indie rock game of all time. Players will do more than just rock out to the tunes of top acts like CHVRCHES and Metric — you’ll get to play as them too! Thinks Guitar Hero meets Plants vs Zombies, and you’ll get a good sense of what’s on offer here.
We reviewed Fallen London as a browser game back in 2012 and gave it a perfect score. There’s very good reason for that. It’s a well-told story with plenty of flexibility and room to define your own tale. The game has no doubt grown and changed in the ensuing years, so we’re stoked to dive back into this faux-Victorian world of narrative adventure now that it fits on our phones.
Pang, or “Buster Bros.” as we North Americans knew it, was an classic arcade game back in the 80’s — and one that’s been long overdue for a resurgence. This week sees the return of this bubble-splitting series with a brand new adventure on your phone or tablet.
A new point-and-click adventure that quietly slipped under our radar, Tormentum looks a little like would would have happened if HR Giger worked for LucasArts. That alone is enough to pique our curiosity.
High seas adventure is the name of the game in Tropical Wars, a new free-to-play battle game that pits your fleet of ships against other players. Also, the pirates are koalas. THE PIRATES. ARE. KOALAS.