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This Week In Mobile 10/19/12

by Mike Mahardy on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

From a massive board game update to a clever rolling game, mobile fans have a lot of games to play this week.

Name: Elder Sign: Omens
Developer: Fantasy Flight Games 
Price: $6.99 iOS, $3.99 Android
Platform: iOS, Android

This board game based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft has received a massive update that is sure to draw in new players and please existing ones as well. New monsters, Mythos effects, and a new Ancient One (Tsathoggua) have been added, as well as bug fixes and layout improvements. Players are once again using four investigators to halt the advances of evil creatures emerging from museum exhibits, but this update adds more excitement to the mix, ensuring that the purchase is worth it for serious board game players.

Name: Crazy Toucan HD
Developer: ToucannacuoT
Price: $0.99
Platform: iOS

Without crash landing, or falling prey to the predators of the sky, guide your toucan over the jungle below by placing pomegranate seeds for the bird to follow. Pushing off of them and guiding him at different angles will allow you to reach higher altitudes, and climb the leaderboards.

Name: Magnetic Gems HD
Developer: Faktron Corp.
Price: $0.99
Platform: iOS

The mobile scene is no stranger to puzzle games, so players will immediately feel comfortable with Magnetic Gems HD. Combine groups of three or more gems, survive in Endless mode, or put your skills to the ultimate test in Champion mode. With bomb, lightning, and chameleon (explosion) bonuses, the addiction of block games is even more heightened by the unique magnetic effect that helps you gather more crystals together.

Name: Twist Pilot
Developer: Crashlab
Price: $0.99
Platform: iOS, Android

Although Twist Pilot is a simple game, the 72 levels available will eventually start to test the player. Spiders will attempt to block Phil, the oddly shaped protagonist, as he makes his way through each level, squeezing through small gaps and avoiding devious traps. Rotating and dragging across the screen are simple controls, but require precision as you collect gold coins that count towards your overall score.