this week in mobile

This Week In Mobile - Sailors, Billionaires, and Vikings

by Sam Stewart on Nov 07, 2014 at 09:16 AM

Simogo has finally released their highly anticipated new game The Sailor's Dream, Adult Swim games has published another great-looking base defense game, Day of the Viking, and Fizzpow's Bitcoin Billionarire looks to be a mobile competitor to popular clicker games. All that and more in This Week in Mobile.

The Sailors Dream
Developer: Simogo
Platform: iOS
Price: $3.99

The Sailor’s Dream is the newest title from Simogo, famed developers of the mobile games Device 6, Year Walk, and many more. Simogo describes the game as “a peaceful narrative experience, in which the only objective is to satisfy your curiosity.” You explore the dream world, piecing together the story as you go. Time passes even while you are away, so you might come back to an area to find something that wasn’t there before. Simogo even promises that some of the story will exist beyond the screen. 

Bitcoin Billionaire
Developer: FizzPow Games
Platform: iOS
Price: Free (In-App Purchases)

Similar to games like Cookie Clicker and Clicker Heroes, Bitcoin Billionaire is an idle clicker game that tasks the player with pressing a button over and over to gain currency and progress through an upgrade system. In Bitcoin Billionaire you are a bitcoin miner who starts from humble beginning, but after a few thousands clicks you will move your way up to fame and fortune. You can invest in various businesses, upgrade your home, and buy decorations for your computer room. At the end of the day it is a game about watching your numbers go up, but at least it manages to make the action entertaining. 

Day of the Viking
Developer: Vorax
Platform: iOS
Price: $2.99

Day of the Viking is a base defense game that is heavily reminiscent of the Flash classic Defend Your Castle mixed with the flinging action of Angry Birds. Vikings charge at your castle, and you flick boulders and fire arrows at them to drive them back. It even has the feel of a physics puzzler, giving bonuses by hitting multiple enemies with a single attack. The Viking will attack from the ground, the air, and even with siege machines across 80 levels. Also, the art looks great – sort of like a painting in motion. 

Cosmic Crown
Developer: Albert Lai
Platform: iOS
Price: $1.99

Cosmic Crown is a turn-based strategy game with randomly generated levels that challenge the player to advance down a trap-filled hallway toward a golden treasure – the Cosmic Crown. Although you can see the obstacles ahead of you, you are only allowed to make so many moves at a time, so you need to strategize to survive. The game is level based, but the levels are randomly generated so you will run into new challenges even when replaying the same levels. 

RPG Asdivine Hearts
Developer: KEXE Create
Platform: iOS, Android
Price: $7.99 (on sale for $3.99 right now)

Asdivine Hearts is the newest RPG from mobile developer EXE Create. Asdivine has a 2D sprite art style inspired by the SNES/PS1 era of JRPGs, and a turn-based battle system complete with Limit Breaks and dazzling spells. Currently on sale to celebrate its launch, Asdivine Hearts should provide a lengthy, entertaining experience for any RPG fan who needs a new mobile game to dig into.