Goodness me, the weekend is almost here, somehow the sun is still shining, and I'm downing iced coffees because I'm incredibly unable to deal with heat - but checking out the new releases is always an exciting time.

There are some real stand-out titles and a few unexpected joys in this week's line up. From side-scrolling platformers, all the way through cool MMORPGs, neat arcade games, and a classic.

Avernum 3: Ruined World HD

  • Platform: iPad (iOS 9+)
  • Price: £9.99/$9.99

Fans of old-school RPGs, get ready to feel all cool and slightly nostalgic as Avernum 3 concludes the epic fantasy series. In a world which evolves as you play the game, help save your people from their underground prison.


Beast Brawlers

Choose your beast and get ready to fight in real-time online battles in this multiplayer mash. It's competitive, fast-paced, inspired by MOBA eSports, and free to play, so there's no harm in trying it out.


Brew Town

Make up your very own brand of craft beer and keep a keen eye on every element in this quirky little tycoon. Choose the flavour, packaging, marketing, and more to make it a sell-out success and bring your customers all of the hoppy joy they can handle.


Dynamite Headdy

Rediscover yet another SEGA classic as this week's SEGA Forever title is the beloved retro hit, Dynamite Headdy. Use your spring-loaded head to traverse the environment, collect power ups, and take out the jealous Dark Demon and his henchmen.


The Mooseman

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: F2P initially (and £2.49/$2.49 for the full thing)

Work your way through the three layers of the universe in this mythology-inspired experience and discover more of the story as you go.


Oddmar

  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

This gorgeous side-scrolling action platformer takes you on a journey of determination and redemption as a shamed viking warrior. Fight through a series of enemies, overcome challenges on your quest, and earn yourself a place in Valhalla.


Polar Rollout

  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: F2P

Choose your roller, collect your characters, draw out your paths, and work through 120 levels on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.


The Room: Old Sins

  • Platform: Android (also on iOS)
  • Price: £4.99/$4.99

Following the disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his wife, the hunt begins for an ancient artifact and a trail of odd items and locations to be discovered on the way. Are you ready to take on the puzzles that lie within Waldegrave Manor?


Soap Dodgem

Whoever knew that cleaning could be this much fun? Slip and slide your soap squad to clean up the evil mold creatures standing in your way. With 100 levels to get through and more sitting in the Cloud, make sure you've got your gloves and sponges ready.


Winions: Mana Champions

Winions: Mana Champions is a collectible card base defender as you use various traps, turrets, and more to help deter the opposing team. Oh, and a you've got the help of a guardian dragon, so that's pretty neat.


World of Gunships Online

Get involved in this intense helicopter-battling shooter. With more than 20 helicopters available and a ton of different weapons to fiddle with, go head-to-head against other players in real-time PvP and earn your bragging rights.