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In this week’s mobile roundup feature we’ve got another top-notch digital board game, a portable version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and classic Mickey Mouse. Enjoy.
XCOM: Enemy UnknownDeveloper: Firaxis GamesPlatforms: iOSPrice: $19.99
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an all-around excellent tactical RPG. Originally released in 2012 for PC and consoles, it’s an update to the 1994 strategy game, UFO: Enemy Unknown and subsequent X-COM titles. As of yesterday, it’s available for iOS with an interface that’s been optimized for touch screens. Don’t be put off by the price here; this is a full port of a game that still retails for $30-$40.
AgricolaDeveloper: PlaydekPlatforms: iOSPrice: $6.99
Agricola is currently ranked as the second best board game of all time on BoardGameGeek.com. In case you didn’t know, BoardGameGeek users know their tabletop titles. For those who have never played before, the iOS Agricola app might present a considerable learning curve. There are tutorials, though, and it’s worth it to persevere. Agricola is an outstanding worker management game that translates well to the touch screen.
Where’s My Mickey?Developer: DisneyPlatforms: Android; iOSPrice: $0.99 for phones; $1.99 for tablets
There’s my Mickey. As part of the popular physics-based “Where’s My ___?” series, Mickey has now joined the party on Android and iOS. This entry is probably the most challenging and fun one yet, and even includes animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. The XL version available for tablets includes 20 additional levels.