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Mountain Goat Mountain

What's this? A Zynga game that isn't filled to the brim with in-app purchases* or nagging social pushes? Maybe they're finally learning (or they're desperate enough to try something "new.") Mountain Goat Mountain is a mix between Qbert and Crossy Road: tap on either side of the screen to hop up to the next level, left or right. Keep your goat fed, avoid boulders, deadfalls, and water, and use the occasional springboard for a boost.

*The game's Play Store description mentions $100 IAP, but at the moment only a $1 purchase is listed, and I can't even find that. Perhaps it's boilerplate text?

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Mountain Goat Mountain is a fast arcade game, where you climb the highest and most treacherous mountain ever seen by a goat. JUMP up the mountain. Jump up the mountain.. Jump up the mountain… you get the idea. CLIMB to all new heights to show your friends that when the goating gets tough, you get goating. DODGE lots of things that when falling will most likely squish you. Collect different Goat Hats to travel to different environments, including Arizona Desert, VR Voxels, and Winter Snowland.

Mountain Goat Mountain
Mountain Goat Mountain
Developer: Zynga
Price: Free+

Stuntman Stuart

Stuntman Stuart is a gruesome little pixelated game where you endlessly fall through a Blade Runner-style cyberpunk movie. There's no real point except avoiding the various obstacles, though you're given plenty of motivation: hitting an outcropped sign, flagpole, or balcony will leave you as a blocky red smear on the side of the building. Is this a satirical look into the lax safety standards of Hollywood, or just an excuse for some cathartic cartoon violence? Either way, it's a free download with only an optional "support us" IAP.

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We want you, stuntmen. Dear awesome film production company, my name is Stuart and I am interested in working as a stuntman for your next movie „Falling in Tokyo“. Pay what you want for this unique pixe-art game. No ads. No freemium. No goats. Just buy us a „slice of pizza“ if you like our game.

Stuntman Stuart
Stuntman Stuart
Developer: Pixelsplit
Price: Free+

Tap Archer

Tap Archer is essentially a super-simple version of Worms or Scorch. Shoot the pointy things at the bad guys and try not to get hit yourself. The 2D character art is impressive, even though the procedurally generated terrain is a little bland. There's no multiplayer beyond leaderboards, but the game is free with no in-app purchases to be found.

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Tap Archer is the ultimate bow and arrow adventure. Aim your shot by simply dragging across the screen, and then release to fire. Defeat as many bandits as you can, climb the leaderboard, and earn achievements in this simple and addictive mini-game.

  • Classic bow-and-arrow gameplay, like in Worms or Scorched Earth.
  • Enemies that react to your shots and re-position themselves.
  • Dynamically generated terrain.
  • Beautiful 2D artwork and original soundtrack.
  • Highscores and achievements.

Tap Archer
Tap Archer
Developer: Armor Games
Price: Free

Alphabear

Alphabear is a word puzzle game that tries to inject a little character into the Scrabble tile standard. Make words out of the letter tiles and the adjacent "bears" will grow larger. It's an odd mix of games like 2048 and Boggle. There's an interesting time mechanic which forces you to use letter tiles quickly or watch them turn into "rocks," blocking your progress. The game does feature a "power" mechanic and in-app purchases, but a $5 upgrade removes the waiting.

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Alphabear is an original word puzzle game by Spry Fox, the developer of the award winning game Triple Town. In Alphabear, you spell words by selecting letters on a grid. When you use letters that are adjacent to each other, bears appear. The more letters you use, the bigger the bear gets, and the more points you earn. When your score is high enough, you'll also win a bear for your permanent collection. These bears can be used as powerups in future games.

Alphabear
Alphabear
Developer: Spry Fox LLC
Price: Free+

Divide By Sheep

Divide By Sheep is a puzzle and math game for people who really hate sheep. (So, what, disgruntled residents of New Zealand?) In each stage the objective is to get a certain number of sheep to the end, by any means necessary - and the sheep don't necessarily need to be whole when they get there. You'll fling them at razor wire, wolves, and lasers, watching them get bifurcated in gruesome fashion as they move through the stage. The game is $3 with no in-app purchases.

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Divide By Sheep is a math puzzler about the Grim Reaper's devious plan to make some sheepy friends. Grim can only befriend the dead, so he decided to unleash a great flood and drag the sheep under. Now stranded on small islands and sinking fast, the sheep need you to help them reach safety. You save the little animals by solving clever math puzzles. Divide By Sheep is a game of addition and subtraction by any means possible, where puzzles start off fairly easy and playful, yet quickly escalate in both difficulty and dark humor.

 

Divide By Sheep - Math Puzzle
Divide By Sheep - Math Puzzle
Developer: tinyBuild
Price: $0.99

turtle tumble

Mix Super Monkey Ball with miniature golf and you'd get something like turtle tumble, a game that's allergic to capitalization. The simple 3D graphics are charming and the mechanics are simple: pull back to fire and swipe to guide your spinning turtle through the course. What few in-app purchases are in this game are permanent (a nice touch) but it is having some early compatibility issues.

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tumble, burst and bend your way to victory in this fun twist on mini golf. help find ollie's family by exploring the holes of the courses, many of which have been invaded by other pesky animals.

  • play as ollie's entire family as you rescue them. each turtle tumbles a little differently
  • tons of holes to perfect, with a new free hole every day to three star with "today's tumble"
  • earn entire outfits by playing and discovering ollie's world. each piece of an outfit can be mixed and matched with other outfits for your own look.
  • special modes in every course. polar peak will freeze over, breezy beach transforms during low tide, and cutlass cove may send you on a treasure hunt.
  • bounce off of mushrooms, get shocked by jellyfish, bust through watermelons, ice, or sandcastles, and even shoot out of a cannon

turtle tumble
turtle tumble
Developer: War Drum Studios
Price: Free+

8infinity

8infinity is a simple little twitch game wherein you can only press one of two buttons - one for purple and one for teal. Selecting the correct button for the prompt is the only goal, but the increasing speed, reversing direction, and shifting perspective make it more difficult than you might think.

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If you change the units of speed and distance for “8”- what will happen? 8infinity (8 infinity). 8infinity (8 infinity) is a dynamic and rhythm game where the player reaches eights “8” - levels of infinity. In the game there are no barriers. If there are any, it’s only the imagination. This game is for everyone who wants to improve their quick thinking and the related skills.

8infinity – powerball boost!
8infinity – powerball boost!
Developer: ENTERi
Price: Free+

Hidden Temple - VR Adventure

Whoa, this game is giving me a serious Legends of the Hidden Temple vibe - you'd expect to see the Silver Snakes start digging for gold at any second. This first-person puzzle/adventure game can be played either as a conventional touchscreen title or a Google Cardboard VR experience, an interesting way to reach a maximum audience. Indiana Jones brain teasers (without the anthropology) abound.

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Ever wanted to be a treasure hunter in midst of the deepest jungle? Alone, in search of adventure, mystery and riches? Then grab your survival kit and your mosquito spray, because HIDDEN TEMPLE - VR ADVENTURE makes you the center piece of a thrilling virtual reality adventure. Escape from an ancient temple before it becomes your tomb. In classic point-and-click manner you will have to collect and combine items in order to solve tricky riddles and discover secret chambers.

Hidden Temple - VR Adventure
Hidden Temple - VR Adventure
Developer: HandyGames
Price: $3.99

Revolution ■

Revolution is a Twitch game in which you have to zip a dot between two platforms. Do it too quickly and you'll hit the moving walls that surround the next spot. Do it too slowly and the Star Wars trash compactor walls will crush you anyway. Have fun.

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Tap your way up through each spinning ring avoiding red to gain a point. Oh, and don't wait too long... Unless you want the walls to crush you. You will need fast reactions and nerves of steel. How far can you go?

The app was not found in the store. :-(

HYPERCOLLIDER 2

This little twitch game has you jumping left or right in a frantic pace, avoiding both the scrolling walls and dropping bombs. Grab a Mario star and you speed up, making the game even more impossible. Here's a free version if $1 is too rich for your blood.

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Tap left or right
Avoid bomb
Die

 

HYPERCOLLIDER 2
HYPERCOLLIDER 2
Developer: bitslap
Price: $0.99

Balthasar Castle

This is a licensed adventure-platforming game for Europa Park. I'm not familiar with the park in question, but I guess it's kind of like Mickey Goes to the Disney Castle. I don't want to know why a children's theme park would imply that it contains flowing lava, dungeons, and a terrifying hobo-crow called "the Nightgrabber."

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They enjoyed a fabulous day together filled with stunning rollercoaster rides, spectacular shows and lots of fun. While having a break at Balthasar Castle they step on a hidden trap door and are falling into the underground of the castle. Below the castle they get lost in a mysterious maze of forgotten dungeons. They are all alone but they know they can escape only together. Watch out the "Nightgrabber" on the way out, that is trying to keep them in the dungeon and putting obstacles into their way.

Balthasar Castle
Balthasar Castle
Price: Free+

Crayola DJ

Wha... what? Why would a crayon company make a music game? One that seems to have only a tertiary connection to art or color? I'm confused.

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Create great sounding music with Crayola DJ. Mix loops, add fun sound effects, then take your beats to the dance party. Play with tracks in different genres, including dance, pop, and hip hop. Then perform for an audience and earn points for mixing and scratching your music. Your color-coded music creates an exciting color and light show. Save your music and share with friends and family.

Crayola DJ
Crayola DJ
Developer: Legacy Games
Price: $2.99

Rumble City

Rumble City is a tactical combat game, oddly starring a bunch of biker gangs in a sort of bloody take on the Sharks and the Jets. It's from Avalanche Studios, best known for the Just Cause series on consoles, but that doesn't really mean much here. Unfortunately the Android version has been plagued with bugs and missing content, and the typically extravagant in-app purchases don't bode well, either. It's never a good sign when a huge game dev can't be bothered to make a video trailer.

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Rumble City is a lighthearted tactical/puzzle game seen through the lens of 1960s American biker culture. As the leader of a once powerful biker gang your mission is to gather your old gang and reclaim the city, one brawl at a time.

Rumble City
Rumble City
Price: Free+

DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE

How do you replicate the epic and literally earth-shattering battle scenes in the iconic DragonBall Z anime series? By replacing all the attacks with a bunch of match three sequences, of course. Don't forget to pack in the in-app purchases and skimp on the animation, and don't worry about silly extras like voice actors. Unfortunately, Dokkan Battle does not feature a Krillin Owned Counter.

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A brand-new chapter in the Dragon Ball Z saga has arrived. Now you can experience all the nonstop action in the palm of your hand. Face off against formidable adversaries from the anime series. Explore your favorite areas in a whole new way with unique board-game-style gameplay. Utilize various items and power-ups to strengthen your team and steel yourself for the battles ahead. Simply tap the Ki Spheres on the screen to engage in supersonic combat.

Mission Impossible RogueNation

Another summer blockbuster, another Glu licensed game. The Totally Not Tom Cruise protagonists in RogueNation don't seem to realize that they're in a spy movie - you'll gun down endless lines of enemy troops like a Modern Warfare soldier, and only occasionally employ the series' trademark gadgets. There's a base builder element, too. Oh, and you'll eventually hit a wall and either give up or give in to Glu's ridiculous in-app purchases, of course.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Infiltrate secure locations and eliminate high-profile targets, perform lethal strikes and confront the Syndicate across the globe. This message will self-destruct… Take out enemy agents, destroy rogue bases, eliminate the single high-profile target that matters most or silently/stealthily complete the objective in locations around the globe. Complete the mission objectives as you stop the Syndicate and assist the IMF.

 

Mission Impossible RogueNation
Mission Impossible RogueNation
Developer: Glu
Price: Free+

Fearless Fantasy

Android Police coverage: Fearless Fantasy Arrives In The Play Store, Remains Just As Quirky And Vaguely Creepy As Ever

Fearless Fantasy is a weird turn-based RPG that takes some inspiration from Japanese role playing games... and probably some drugs, too. It debuted on the Amazon Appstore in June. Now you can buy it on regular Android phones and tablets for just a buck.

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As Leon, the world’s most dangerous bounty hunter, you embark on a mission to slay the world’s weirdest creatures, and save a girl from an awful marriage. Fearless Fantasy is probably the weirdest RPG you’ll play this year. It’s a gesture-based adventure that's constantly keeping you on your toes. You use swipes, taps and pauses to both score critical hits and block enemy attacks, resulting in an involved and rewarding experience on every turn.

Fearless Fantasy
Fearless Fantasy
Developer: tinyBuild
Price: $3.99

Siegecraft™ Defender Zero

This is a free version of Siegecraft Defender, which we featured way back in 2013. It's an interesting and deep take on the tower defense genre, now with more advertising and less money.

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After nearly 2 years of peace from the great wars of Siegecraft, the usually reclusive Lizardmen have risen up against the Knights of Freemoi. What is the reason behind this uprising? Where are your allies, the Vikings and Samurai of Freemoi? Discover the answers to these questions and more in SIEGECRAFT DEFENDER.

  • Classic TD game play set in the beautiful world of Siegecraft.
  • Over 1 Million people have enjoyed the world of Siegecraft to date.
  • Dozens of enemies on screen at once, all rendered in amazing 3D.
  • Real-time shadows and pixel shaders for your visual pleasure.

WTF Game(s) Of The Week

The WUUUUUUUUUUUU

Someone help me. Please. What is the WUUUUUUUUUUUU? What does he (she? It?) want from us? Why do its voxel eyes stare into my soul? Why does it want me to scream? Am... am I feeding the WUUUUUUUUUUUU? It claims to be helping tiny creatures reach their color-coded homes when you shout into the microphone. But that can't be right. Screaming at things means that they make you afraid. And I am very afraid of the WUUUUUUUUUUUU. Please. Please. Help.

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Use your voice to raise the WUUUUUUUUUUUU. Help the creatures to get to the right house. Use the menu screen to adjust mic sensivity. First Place Winner at Nordic Game Jam 2015. A Vocal Multiplayer Game by headspider.

The WUUUUUUUUUUUU
The WUUUUUUUUUUUU
Developer: headspider
Price: Free

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