GAMES OF THE WEEK - The 5 best new games for iOS and Android - March 22nd
Necrodancer: Amplified, Monster With Attitude, Cure Hunters, and more
There are a humongous number of games on the App Store and the Google Play Store. We'd suggest you could count them if you didn't believe us, but there's so many we doubt you'd get finished before your bones turned to dust. Instead, it's probably a better idea if every week we pick the five best new games for iOS and Android.
And that's exactly what we've done here. There's no trawling through massive lists, no trying desperately to find new things on stores that feel like they're designed to point you in one direction and one direction only. We've played all of these games, we know what we're talking about, and we're sharing that juicy information with you, our discerning and charming reader.
Of course, there's a chance that you disagree with some of our suggestions. That's fine, but we'd love to hear why. Or, you might have your own games to throw into the mix, that's cool too. The best place for all your civilised discussions is in the comments section at the bottom of the article - we all love to have a chat, so let's get some conversation going about the things we love the most.
This is going to be a regular feature as well, so make sure you check back every week - that way you'll be in pole position every week to get the best games onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android device first. Don't forget to check out our reviews section as well, where you'll find even more opinion about the hottest mobile and Switch games.
Essentially this one is a prequel to Crypt of the Necrodancer, but it also features all of the original content from the mobile version of that game. That means that, to all intents and purposes, you're going to get two games for the price of one.
The game is all about making your way through a dungeon, using the rhythm of the soundtrack to smash up your foes. It's a wonderful idea, and somehow it manages to work even better in practice than it does in theory. Even if you've grown tired of subterranean adventures, there's a damn good chance you're still going to fall in love with everything that Necrodancer: Amplified has to offer.Click here to download Necrodancer: Amplified for iOS
Monsters With Attitude
Multiplayer games are really starting to get to grips with what it means to be on mobile, and Monsters With Attitude is a fine example of how to do things right. There are shades of both Clash and battle royale here, as well as a good chunk of .io fun. Stomp around, smash your foes, become the champion.
It might not be the sort of game that's going to stick around on your homescreen for years, and the shiny cartoon stylings are sweet but forgettable, but while you're playing you're going to be grinning from ear to ear, which is pretty damn good if you ask us.Click here to download Monsters With Attitude for iOS
Click here to download Monsters With Attitude for Android
Lucky Kat Studios has slowly but surely been building a reputation up as a purveyor of some of the finest action platformers that the mobile gaming space has to offer. If you don't believe us, get this one picked up and you might start to get a feel for what we mean. It's a fast-paced, slaughter-filled roguelike platformer with a lovely chunky art style and plenty of explosions.
The random levels mean you can never really let your guard down, and rather than trying to get from A to B, here you can't get out at B until you've killed every monster that's stalking the level. There's some decent progression too, with new characters and weapons to find and unlock as you play.Click here to download Cure Hunters for iOS
Click here to download Cure Hunters for Android
At first glance you might think this one is going to be another Pokemon rip off, but actually there's a lot more going on here than that. There's a big angsty JRPG here that also features monster catching, but it's more a case of building up your team than catching them all. There's a much deeper battle system than we usually see in Poke-clones as well.
There are a number of things to keep an eye on, including turn order and the power your team has, and that opens up some really interesting strategic options you're going to have to get to grips with. Plus, this is an absolutely enormous game, and it feels like there's always something new for you to sink your teeth into.Click here to download Evertale for iOS
Click here to download Evertale for Android
Conflict 0: Revolution
This one's a turn-based battler that sees you trying to bring down a corrupt government. You control a squad of fighters and robots, each of whom have their own set of skills to bring to the table. Oh, and you can get in big robots and use them to smash up members of the corrupt regime, which is pretty cool.
Interestingly for a free to play game there's almost zero hand-holding here. You need to figure out how to get the most out of your team on your own, and that's likely to appeal to more hardened strategy battle fans. There's definitely meat on this one's bones, and it poses the sort of challenge that some people are going to absolutely adore.Click here to download Conflict 0: Revolution for iOS
Click here to download Conflict 0: Revolution for Android