In Skulls of the Shogun, developer 17-Bit has brought scores of undead samurai to the field so that they may engage in fierce turn-based battles... to the death. The game has been around since early 2013 when it launched for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Before the year was up, the game moved to PlayStation 4/Vita and iOS. In May of this year, it hit Mac and Linux as part of a Humble Bundle. Now, a couple of months later, it has found its way to Android.

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A year and a half since launch, Skulls of the Shogun remains as visually pleasing as ever thanks to its striking hand-drawn graphics. The action goes by quickly on-screen, even if this is a turn-based strategy game first and foremost. The concept is akin to Advance Wars, where the emphasis is on balancing various unit types to hit your enemy where they're weakest.

The lengthy single-player campaign consists of 24 levels, but there's an online multiplayer mode to round out the package and really test your skills. The full package costs $1.99 and there aren't any in-app purchases. So ready your sword, soldier. It looks like there may be some life left in you yet.

Skulls of the Shogun
Skulls of the Shogun
Developer: 17-BIT
Price: $4.99