Best new iOS and Android games out this week - March 1st
Dragalia Lost, Snakebird Primer, Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, and more
It's been a week of surprises on mobile - first Dragalia Lost dropped in the UK, Ireland and a handful of other places, then we had Skylanders: Ring of Heroes appear out of nowhere later in the week. Madness!
Indeed, it's that time of the week where we look at what's coming out on iOS and Android, sifting through the masses of games to find the true gems that need your attention - or your downloads, at least.
We'll cover as much as we can, but this is by no means a comprehensive list. Instead, we want to pick out games we know you'll love, or at least the ones that are big and important, alongside a few of the smaller games you may not have seen yet.
And we'll try to hit as many genres as we can, so there should be something here for everyone. But don't get mad if there's nothing you like! We are at the whims of the platform holders and developers just like you.
So, grab yourself a cuppa, get your mobile gaming device, and let's dig in and see what new games you can get for yourself this week. You never know, your next favourite game of all time may be hiding in amongst our list. And be sure to comment if you find someone which you do decide to pick up - we'd love to hear what's taken your fancy this week.
App Store Description: "¦ An action RPG forged by humans and dragons
Dragalia Lost is a swipe-controlled action RPG about the bonds shared between humans and dragons. Conquer your enemies using an array of powerful attacks and special skills and even by transforming into a dragon yourself!"
¦ A tale of heroes, legends, and allies, together
Over 60 voiced characters are ready and waiting to aid your quest!"
¦ Music by DAOKO
Dragalia Lost features music by the Japanese artist DAOKO.
Her captivating musical score enhances the upbeat gaming experience!"
Skylanders: Ring of Heroes
App Store Description: "The ALL-NEW Skylanders™ mobile RPG is finally here!
Join Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor and many more of your favorite Skylanders in this epic adventure of Skylanders™ Ring of Heroes.
Reassemble the squad: - Collect 80+ in-game Skylanders from 10 different elements. - Awaken your Skylanders for the first time to make them stronger than ever before. - Equip your Skylanders with up to 10 magical Rune abilities. - Summon Skylanders and Villains alike to battle by your side."
App Store Description: "The snakebirds are back, this time yellowbird joins the team on a more relaxed island with easier puzzles. A casual puzzle game for the entire family as well as a primer for the serious challenges of the original game.
Featuring all new puzzles on a bigger island, new places to explore, more bird, more fruit, more everything."
Available on: iOS
App Store Description: "Superscape is a procedurally generated, open world, infinite runner. Pilot your ship through an endless variety of destructible terrain whilst battling relentless AI sentinels as they endeavour to destroy you at every turn!"
(Not a single video exists for this game, I swear.)
App Store Description: "Card Crusade is a roguelike deck building game. Unlock eight different character classes as you explore the ten floors of a winding dungeon. Assemble your deck to unleash unstoppable combos on your enemies. Fight monsters, gain experience, and level up your character to defeat the final boss and become the Card Crusader!"
Rolling Sky 2: Rolling Dream
Available on: iOS
App Store Description: "Hold and drag little prince in touching dream journeys !
We result in the Red Dot Award:Communication Design 2018!
Ever wanted a animated film that you can play with? Here comes it !
a fascinating combo of challenges and original soundtracks. Watch out as you are about to fall for this cool new gaming experience it brings!
How to play:
Hold the screen and drag the characters to dodge obstacles and traps"
App Store Description: "How good do you think you are?
Plunder Kings takes the classic arcade shoot'em ups and adds a serious twist. You can wager your loot on how you think you can fly.
The rogue-like shoot'em up you were looking for! Play as one of three different space pirates with unique ships and abilities. Pair them with special drones for completely unique battle combinations.
Take your new found powers to Avalon and steal EVERYTHING that isn't bolted down. When that isn't enough gamble your winnings on future plays to earn ALL of the space billions!"
Castles of Burgundy
App Store Description: "The Loire Valley during the 15th Century. As influential princes, the players devote their efforts to careful trading and building in order to lead their estates to prominence. Two dice set out the action options, but the players always make the final choices. Whether trading or livestock farming, city building or scientific research, many different paths lead to the prosperity and prominence of the players! The many ways to gain victory points in this building game require careful thought round after round along with extensive planning ahead. Thanks to the different estates, the game remains challenging for the players for a long time, as no two games play out alike. The winner is the player with the most victory points at the end of the game."
App Store Description: "One fateful night, when young Jack takes the beautiful Nara for a walk in the woods, his love is kidnapped by the villainous orc Korg. Forced to mount a rescue, Jack plunges into Korg’s underground base, where he happens upon a strange blade that becomes an unlikely ally.
In JackQuest, players will explore the cavernous depths of Korg’s slime-ridden, labyrinthine lair. There, they will solve environmental puzzles, discover power-ups, collect weapons, and challenge subterranean foes, including massive bosses."