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Looking to scratch that mobile game itch this week? Look no further. This week, we take a look at recently ported excellent titles that you may have missed as well as a couple of brand new titles (well, sort of) that hitch on interesting premises from past games. As always, be sure to let us know what you're playing in the comments.
Skulls of the ShogunDeveloper: 17-BITPlatforms: iOS, Android, Windows PhonePrice: $4.99 (iOS, Windows Phone), $1.99 (Android)
This games has been out for
some time, but is now available on a new mobile platform. Android users can now
play the well-received turn-based strategy title for themselves. To see some
gameplay, check out our Test Chamber from last year.
MicromonDeveloper: Moga InteractivePlatforms: iOSPrice: $0.99
Let's face it: this is a Pokémon clone
for your mobile phone, right down to the
world exploration and battle systems. While more than likely not as robust as
the king of monster catching sims, Micromon has been praised for
its quality. With over 130 unique monsters and a large Pokémon-style world, you get plenty of content for a buck. Still, be
wary of the in-app purchases that will no doubt accompany your journey.
Dragon Quest IVDeveloper: Square EnixPlatforms: iOS, AndroidPrice: $14.99
With the priciest title this week, you're getting
arguably the most content. Dragon Quest IV is a full-fledged console RPG that
is loved and respected by many. Despite a recent silly mix-up with the title, this
mobile port of the title has been embraced by fans and newcomers alike. If
you've already played Dragon Quest IV, it may be worth checking out Dragon
Quest VIII, also re-released on mobile recently.
Godus Developer: 22CansPlatforms: iOSPrice: Free
With a pedigree like Peter Molyneux's, it's
difficult to not show interest in the god-sim. In Godus, Molyneux's most recent
foray into the strategy genre, you take the role of a god who controls a world
and must compete with other gods. It's an interesting premise and it's free
(with in-app purchases, of course) so it's worth checking out.
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