Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the very first Gundam title to reach mobile devices in the West, an adorable kung-fu rhythm game, not to mention a premium RPG port designed around the Battle Chasers comic book series. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Games

GUNDAM BATTLE: GUNPLA WARFARE

Android Police coverage: Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare and its free-to-play mecha combat charges onto the Play Store

Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare is the first Gundam game to land on the Play Store in the West. This is a free-to-play collection-based 3D brawler that doesn't stray far from the genre's norms. What this means is that you can expect heavy use of collection aspects that revolve around the building and fighting of plastic robot models. A stamina system and a bunch of in-app purchases are included.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $79.99

Hamsterdam

Android Police coverage: Hamsterdam is an adorable beat 'em up rhythm game, and it just landed on the Play Store

Hamsterdam is a new indie release from Muse Games that was partially funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The gameplay revolves around rhythm-based attacks where players are tasked with swiping and tapping on the screen to pull off kung fu combos to defeat the many vermin that are trying to take over Hamsterdam.

Monetization: $1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

 

Hamsterdam
Hamsterdam
Developer: Muse Games Corp.
Price: $1.99

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Android Police coverage: [Update: Out now] Battle Chasers: Nightwar is coming to Android as a premium release

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an excellent turn-based RPG that plays similarly to the classic titles from the '90s. Of course, you can expect exemplary graphics that suit the current crop of RPGs available on consoles and PC, which is why the Android port for Battle Chasers: Nightwar is such an exceptional release. So if you're looking for a console RPG experience on mobile, this is it.

Monetization: $9.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Developer: HandyGames
Price: $9.99

EQQO

Parallel Studio compares their game EQQO to some of the best adventure games ever made, such as Ico and The Last Guardian. I personally wouldn't go that far, though it's easy to tell that the game's art style and story derive inspiration from those titles. It's also worth pointing out that this game used to exist as a Daydream-only release, but as of this week a new version is available on the Play Store that supports touchscreen play, and it's currently on sale.

Monetization: $5.49 / no ads / no IAPs

EQQO
EQQO
Developer: Parallel Studio
Price: $5.49

Raiders of the North Sea

Raiders of the North Sea comes from Dire Wolf Digital, and it's the latest digital board game adaptation from the studio. The gameplay revolves around worker placement, so it will be up to the player to assemble a crew and outfit a longboat so that they can raid settlements for gold and fame. Just keep in mind that this is a game that excels on larger screens, which means it's best played on a tablet or Chromebook.

Monetization: $9.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Raiders of the North Sea
Raiders of the North Sea

Bark Park

Bark Park is a new arcade-strategy game that's available on the Play Store as an early-access release. This means the game isn't finished yet, though you can install it to get a look at what's on offer. The goal of this release is to mark your territory while also collecting power-ups and battling your many enemies. It's a simple setup that works well as a time-waster.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Bark Park
Bark Park
Price: Free

LEGO® HIDDEN SIDE™

LEGO HIDDEN SIDE originally popped up on the Play Store back in March, but it was soon removed. Now that it's back, you can expect augmented reality gameplay that ties into a yet-to-be-released line of toys. Luckily we now know that these toys should hit shelves this August. The idea behind this app is that you'll have to use it to interact with physical LEGO playsets in order to discover ghosts and ultimately return the hidden AR game-world back to normal.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

LEGO® HIDDEN SIDE™
LEGO® HIDDEN SIDE™
Developer: LEGO System A/S
Price: Free

Cutting Floor - Time Killer

Cutting Floor is billed as a simple game, and I have to agree. The goal is to survive as long as you can by tapping on the screen as your square turns a corner. If you cut a corner too sharp, you'll lose some of your body, and if you lose it all, it's game over.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Cutting Floor - Time Killer
Cutting Floor - Time Killer
Developer: Mystberry
Price: Free

Idle Rancher

Idle Rancher offers a Kawaii theme with its idle tapping gameplay, which results in an adorable time waster where growing crops and earning money are your goal. It's an uncomplicated setup that should be familiar to any seasoned idle game player, and unlike the majority of free-to-play idle games on the Play Store, there are no in-app purchases in this release.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Idle Rancher
Idle Rancher
Price: Free

Detonation

I came across Detonation in a Reddit thread posted by the developer. The title's graphics may not be much to look at, but they assuredly provide a classic feel to this puzzle-rhythm game. It will be the player's job to escape from an alien spacecraft by dodging the many opponents in each level, and you get to do this to the beat of an exceptional chiptune soundtrack.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $0.99 a piece

Detonation: Rhythmic Alien Jailbreak
Detonation: Rhythmic Alien Jailbreak

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands reminds me of the text-based game A Dark Room, but with graphics in tow. Much like its text-based inspiration, you'll have to build your settlement, manage your workers, and gather resources, all so you can survive the monsters that attack during the night. It's a common setup, but I have to say the graphics help to flesh out the classic text-based adventure gameplay.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $3.99 a piece

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands

Yokai Dungeon

Yokai Dungeon is an adorable dungeon crawler that offers 20 playable heroes and randomized levels. Of course, you can also expect a story that revolves around Japanese folklore, which is where the Yokai come in. It will be your job to destroy these Yokai by pushing blocks into these enemies. The setup is similar to a Sokoban game, with the added bonus of RPG mechanics.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $4.99

Yokai Dungeon
Yokai Dungeon
Developer: NEUTRONIZED
Price: Free+

Faily Rocketman

Faily Rocketman is a casual arcade game where the player navigates a rocketship through space. Just tap on the screen to move your ship to the left or right to dodge the game's many obstacles, and once your ship makes it into outer space, you can expect even more obstructions to avoid. Simply put, Faily Rocketman is a free-to-play physics-based endless runner where reaching the high score is your goal.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $1.49 - $6.99

Faily Rocketman
Faily Rocketman
Price: Free+

Super Mecha Champions

Super Mecha Champions is a new free-to-play release from NetEase that offers over-the-top mecha battles. The game's graphics are phenomenal, and the touchscreen controls work well, though this is a NetEase release, which means in-app purchases are indeed present. Luckily the gameplay is pretty fun, so if you're the type that can easily ignore IAPs, you may want to give this game a look.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $99.99

Super Mecha Champions
Super Mecha Champions
Developer: NetEase Games
Price: Free+

Zombie Age 3 Premium: Rules of Survival

Zombie Age 3 Premium is a paid release for an existing free-to-play game. Many developers tend to release both a free and paid version of their game so that it's listed on the free and premium lists on the Play Store. At the very least if you plunk down the $0.99 asking price you won't have to worry about any advertisements in the premium release like you would in the FTP version.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $99.99

Zombie Age 3 Premium: Rules of Survival
Zombie Age 3 Premium: Rules of Survival

Gigantic X

Gigantic X is a top-down shooter that offers smooth action and a sci-fi theme. There are three unique characters to choose from that each contains their own unique abilities. You'll spend the majority of your time fighting wave after wave of baddies until you reach a boss, and then it's game on. A variety of weapons and armor are available, but of course, you'll have to put in the work to obtain the best equipment.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $99.99

Gigantic X
Gigantic X
Price: Free+

Hovercraft: Getaway

Hovercraft: Getaway is an enjoyable little combat racing game that offers customizable vehicles and physics-based gameplay. Your job is to take down your many foes by blasting them to pieces with your six equipable weapons. There are many weapons to choose from, which allows for a good bit of strategy since there are so many workable builds on offer.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $99.99

Hovercraft: Getaway
Hovercraft: Getaway
Price: Free+

Coffee Craze - Idle Barista Tycoon

Coffee Craze is an idle tapping game that is centered around the successful running of multiple coffee shops. You'll get the chance to upgrade and customize your shops to your liking, and as you improve your equipment, community satisfaction with your business should improve. Eventually, you will run multiple shops at the same time to become an idle barista tycoon.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $99.99

Coffee Craze - Idle Barista Tycoon
Coffee Craze - Idle Barista Tycoon

Idle Bowling

Idle games must be extremely easy to develop because the Play Store is absolutely filled with them. Idle Bowling just arrived this week, and much like its contemporaries, you'll spend the majority of your time tapping on buttons to grow your numbers. Of course, a bowling theme is included, which is just about all that separates this release from the crowd.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $99.99

Idle Bowling Tycoon
Idle Bowling Tycoon
Developer: Hothead Games
Price: Free+

WTF Game Of The Week

Home Runtaro

Hap Inc. has released more than a few WTF releases in the last few years, and today I'm excited to present the studio's latest offering. It's called Home Runtaro, and much like the previous titles from this developer, it features a simple cartoon design wrapped around quirky scenarios, such as a chicken tossing a baseball. At its core, this is a simple batting game, but it's the amusing art that really makes this a WTF release, so make sure to check it out if you're into quirky Japanese games.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Home Runtaro
Home Runtaro
Developer: hap Inc.
Price: Free

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