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Each game in this week’s mobile roundup represents a different genre. We’ve got mech combat, horror adventure, and a pleasantly surprising action-RPG made just for iOS. Happy downloading. ExZeus 2Developer: HyperDevboxPlatforms: Android; iOSPrice: $3.51; $3.99ExZeus 2 is mobile arcade action at its best. Players take on the role of a giant, airborne mech warrior as they fight in the air, on the ground, and even on a motorcycle. This game does a fine job of keeping gameplay interesting, incorporating a level system, challenging boss battles, and gyro steering controls. It’s unclear why the Android version is so randomly priced.Bounty Hunter: Black DawnDeveloper: Freyr GamesPlatforms: Android; iOSPrice: $2.99If Borderlands Legends left you disappointed, get your fill of quirky, futuristic Western loot-grabbing on the go with Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn. This FPS/RPG hybrid offers both single-player and multiplayer modes, four combat classes, and a complex skill tree. With a considerable amount of content included, this app is a solid bang for your buck.
Layton Brothers: Mystery RoomDeveloper: Level-5Platform: iOSPrice: Free; $1.99 and $2.99 for additional case packs
This game was originally developed as part of the Atamania puzzle game series, but eventually got rebranded as a spin-off of the DS/3DS Professor Layton series. Layton Brothers: Mystery Room isn’t filled with dozens of mini-puzzles, however. It follows Professor Layton’s son, Alfendi Layton, as he pieces clues together from various crime scenes and interrogates suspects. The first two cases are free.
Magic 2014Developer: Wizards of the CoastPlatforms: Android tablets; iPadPrice: Free trial; $9.99 for full game
Legend has it that Magic: The Gathering was the first trading card game ever made. For those who have always wanted to give it a proper try, Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 offers a comprehensive tutorial of the game’s mechanics. It’s free to download, but you’ll have to invest $9.99 for full access to decks and features.
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