Nintendo DS games making their way to the Play Store? I could get used to this. Publisher UbiSoft and port developer Tag Games have just released Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, a 2009 entry in the venerable Might & Magic RPG series originally made for the DS. It's been re-released as a downloadable title on the Xbox, Playstation, PC, and (of course) iOS, but this one only took five months to jump ship to Android, so let's not hold too much of a grudge. It's available in the Play Store for $4.99.

Clash of Heroes follows broadly in Puzzle Quest's footsteps, combing a winding story with RPG leveling elements and a puzzle-style battle system. The fights are unlike anything you've seen before: a mix of strategic grid troop placement and turn-based combat, all with equipment and rules that fit within the universe of the long-running franchise. The object is to group like-colored units in vertical columns to combine their strengths for devastating combo moves.

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Clash of Heroes was released to near-universal acclaim on the DS, and its story-driven narrative and turn-based combat system should translate well to touchscreen controls. The Android game includes the full single-player campaign and a local multiplayer mode. Considering its portable origins, five bucks for the full game isn't bad - I hope Square Enix is watching. You'll need a whopping 900MB of free space to install the game.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Matthew Fry

    Wow. A good game from a real game publisher on Android? What is this world coming to?

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  • Trenton Seagoe

    I hope it goes on sale here shortly.

    • ScottColbert

      And THAT'S why AAA publishers are dragging their feet when it comes to Android. Every cheap ass wants it all for a buck.

      • Trenton Seagoe

        They are dragging their asses because when you switch phones you have it still and it works. No need to buy a new console AND a new game. You buy a new phone and you get all the sames games still available without any additional cost.

        • ScottColbert

          Yeah, because none of the consoles ever had backwards compatibility. *eyeroll*