How Many Of This Week's Gaming Apps Have You Played?

There are 16 games in this week's gaming app round up. Nine of them represent nifty titles we played but didn't have time to showcase this week. Seven received a full reckoning, thanks to our new app reviews. I've played each and every one of them. How about you?

If you had told me 10 years ago I would play 16 games in one week, I would likely have been confused and disoriented. Who are you, and why are you telling me this? The butterfly effect would then kick in, and this entire article would never have happened. You negated everything. Time travel is a responsibility, dammit.

But yes, I would have been sceptical. Happy, but sceptical.

Of course these 16 aren't the only mobile games I've played this week. And then there's Ni No Kuni, which I've been slowly getting into. When I took the Kotaku mobile editor position I figured it would be a nice relaxing position. If only you hadn't ruined time travel for everyone I'd go warm myself. Thanks.


Android

Stars Vs. Paparazzi Think Plants Vs. Zombies, only with an actress in a bikini transforming her fans into thugs that beat up innocent photographers. Oh the humanity! Free.

Royal Revolt! A gorgeous reverse defence game that casts you as a prince trying to reclaim his kingdom. Quite fun. Free (also on iOS).

Little Things Forever Your eyes will kill you after an hour with this devious colour-coded hidden object puzzle game. I love it, but it hurts. Free (also on iOS for $2.99).


iOS

Cracking Sands Polarbits' top-selling combat racer for Windows Phone makes the move to iOS. $5.49 (also on Windows Phone and Android).

Tiny Sheep It's like FarmVille, only a laser-focused FarmVille. Shear entertainment. Shear. Hahahaha. Free.

Banzai Blade It's like a running Fruit Ninja, only without the fruit. Free.

Ride 'Em Rigby The raccoon from The Regular Show in an endless/stage-based running, jumping, ducking extravaganza. It's OK, though a little light on content. $0.99.

Blade Lords An Unreal Engine 3-powered fighting game with a mission-based story and some smooth moves. Loading times are horrible though, and there's no multiplayer... yet (it's coming). Free.

Dingle Dangle A game about fishing for small fuzzy balls in dark holes using the winch on a pirate airship. Challenging, fun and a bit odd. $0.99.


App Reviews for the Week of January 19-25

Let's See How Konami's Beat Gather Handles Space Unicorns and Dinosaur Lasers

Released late last year on iTunes, Beat Gather is a rhythm game that lets players use their own music library to create finger-tapping levels and share them with the world, so I am sharing a couple with you folks. More »

Wave Trip is a Marvellously Melodic Mission of Musical Salvation and Creation

Sharp geometric shapes, gorgeous alien landscapes and mellow beats define the latest musical adventure from the makers of Bad Hotel. That the melodies you generate while weaving waves through space free your friends from the clutches of evil is merely a bonus. More »

Subway Surfers Should Be Super Dorky, But I Kinda Like It

Yeah, it's a "runner" game. You control a character that's perpetually moving forward, and all you have to do is move them left to right and sometimes roll or jump as well. More »

A Tiny Flying Squirrel Trapped in a Pinball Universe Is Your New Recipe for Fun

To paraphrase A League of Their Own, there's no molerats in pinball. But this game-filled with rolling, bouncing mammals-this is a pinball adventure. More »


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