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Best new iOS and Android games this week: Kingdom: New Lands, Mushroom 11, AcroSplat and more

Mushrooms, monarchs, and mechanics

Best new iOS and Android games this week: Kingdom: New Lands, Mushroom 11, AcroSplat and more
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If you're looking for something decent to load up on your smartphone or tablet this weekend, you're in luck.

Each week we run through the best and most interesting games to have hit the App Store and Google Play Store over the past seven days or so.

Even if you're still engrossed in Nintendo's latest Zelda masterpiece (guity), you'll need a break. And you know what's a good thing to do in breaks? Play mobile games!

Kingdom: New Lands
By Raw Fury - buy on iOS

This beautiful kingdom-building game has your monarch trotting left and right on their trusty steed, paying serfs to take up arms and construct defences. But it's the detailed pixel-art world that really beguiles.

Mushroom 11
By Untame - buy on iOS / buy on Android

Mushroom 11 represents a successful mutation of the puzzler and platformer genres. The game sees you corralling a large mass of green cells through a post-apocalyptic wasteland - but it's a lot more fun than it sounds.

AcroSplat
By AppStreet Games - buy on iOS / buy on Android

AcroSplat is a throwback to that glorious golden era of physics puzzlers. Think Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and Where's My Water - only a little messier and not quite as tight.

Active Soccer 2 DX
By The Fox Software - buy on iOS / buy on Android

This tweaked, upgraded version of the solid arcade footy game Active Soccer 2 isn't as flashy as FIFA, but there's real heart and skill to its kick-around action.

Shardlight
By Wadjet Games - buy on iOS

The latest effort from point-and-click adventure specialist Wadjet Games is Shardlight, which tells a compelling tale of life after the nuclear apocalypse.