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This Week In Mobile: Business Executives Meet Dinosaurs and Gods

by Hershall Cook on Jul 17, 2015 at 10:46 AM

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This week's mobile gems range from cute and retro to bizarre and futuristic. If you enjoy puzzle platformers, interactive novels, 2D brawlers or co-op adventures, read on to discover which mobile games you should play this weekend.

Tales From Deep Space
Developer: Amazon Game Studios
Platform(s): iOSAndroid
Price: $3.99

With smooth animations, quirky humor, and cute graphics, Tales From Deep Space looks like the next big Pixar movie. The player switches perspectives between E, an average salesman, and Casi, a worn-out combat drone, in order to uncover a conspiracy. For those who prefer to play with a friend, each person controls a character. Tales From Deep Space features light combat, some platforming, and a whole lot of puzzles. We first reported on this platformer in March, along with three other titles from Amazon Game Studios.

Champion of the Gods
Developer: Choice of Games LLC
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Price: $2.99

This marks the second time we've highlighted a Choice of Games title. Champion of the Gods, a 217,000 word interactive novel, stars you, the reader, as you navigate your way through a broken world inspired by Greek mythology. Will you side with one god over another, or reject all of them and face the consequences? This expansive Choose Your Own Adventure-style game offers plenty of tough decisions alongside quite a few different endings.

As part of an opening-day sale, Champion of the Gods currently costs 40 percent less than its regular $4.99 price tag, 

Dinofour
Developer: Craigeatscrayons
Platform(s): iOS
Price: $1.99

Dinofour comes from a three-man development team, but you wouldn't know that from playing the game itself. This charming puzzle platformer requires players to take control of four different dinosaurs, each with its own unique talent. For example, blue dinosaurs fly over obstacles while orange ones breathe fire at their enemies. With over 70 levels, Dinofour is well worth its $1.99 price tag.

The Executive
Developer: Riverman Media LLC
Platform(s): iOS
Price: $4.99

The Executive revolves around a simple and ludicrous premise: When employees start turning into werewolves, a salaryman must beat them into oblivion. As expected by this story concept, developer Riverman Media nails tone by establishing its game as one the weirdest titles of the month. From a gameplay standpoint, The Executive combines quick time running with 2D brawling, succeeding at both. Featuring solid enemy variety and a healthy dose of special moves like "Silverstrike" and "Flame Sweep," mobile enthusiasts owe it to themselves to check out this title.