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Do you need an excuse to scream nonsensical phrases at your friends? Do you want to shoot dudes in order to prevent a nuclear apocalypse? Do you want to stab dudes in order to prevent a fantastical catastrophe? If you shrugged your shoulders in response to any of those questions then you should check out this week’s roundup of mobile games.
SpaceteamDeveloper: Henry SmithPrice: FreePlatforms: iOSHave you ever dreamt about being in the control room of a space ship that is completely inhabited by crazy people? Well you finally have the chance to live out that dream with Henry Smith’s cooperative party game, Spaceteam. Players are assigned a random control panel that must be used to keep the ship operational, but there’s a catch, the instructions for how to operate your panel are being sent to your friends. Players must cooperate and relay the instructions back and forth before the ship completely falls apart. The most efficient way of doing this is to yell at each other as loudly as possible. If you’re curious about Spaceteam, head here to see Dan Ryckert use his dumb brain to put the experience into words.
Modern Combat 4: Zero HourDeveloper: GameloftPrice: $6.99Platforms: iOS (Android release TBA)The fourth iteration of Gameloft’s first-person-shooter, Modern Combat, places players in the wake of a nuclear disaster. A group of elite soldiers must use their skills to rescue the world’s leaders from a dangerous group of terrorists. Zero Hour lets players experience the story from both sides, allowing players to take control of the game’s villain, Edward Page. The game features high quality graphics, improved sound design, and an overhauled multiplayer component which allows players to create loadouts and specializations while progressing through the new ranking system.
Into the DeadDeveloper: PikPokPrice: FreePlatforms: iOSInto the Dead tasks players with surviving in a world overrun by zombies. The game’s description boasts stunning visuals and sound that helps depict a zombie apocalypse. Players can unlock new weapons and perks which will aid them in their fight for survival, a constant stream of challenges to overcome, and leaderboards that allow players to compare their performances with others around the world.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced EditionDeveloper: BeamdogPrice: $9.99Platforms: iOS (Android release TBA)Beamdog is bringing the updated version of a classic RPG to mobile devices this week with the release of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. The game offers players about 80 hours of gameplay, 40 classes and kits, more than 100 spells, and over 150 magical items to use on their journey. The Enhanced Edition also includes a new adventure called The Black Pits, and three new characters.
Letter By LetterDeveloper: Row Sham Bow, Inc.Price: FreePlatforms: iOS, AndroidLetter by Letter is a competitive puzzle game where players try to spell words and overtake the board with tiles of different colors. Whoever has the most tiles of their color on the board at the end of the game wins. Players can also use an opponent’s words to their advantage by stealing letters and changing their color. The game is turn-based, allowing people to play when and where they want, and has notifications to let players know when it’s their turn. Row Sham Bow describes the game as the most fun you can have stealing without going to jail.
He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe (Update)Developer: Chillingo Ltd.Price: $0.99Platforms: iOSThis game was released back in October, but it was recently given an update which allows players to play through the entire game as She-Ra. This is also more than just a mere character skin, She-Ra has unique powers and can use different items.
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