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Mobile Games Highlights 10/29: Octodad, Dust

By | October 29, 2015 |

 

Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($4.99, available for iOS)

Originally released for PC and consoles last year, Octodad: Dadliest Catch finally flip-flops its way to the mobile front with a release on iOS. In it, you play a squid who is actually disguised as the patriarch of a family of four, going through day-to-day adventures while flopping around with tentacles. This game is likely to cater to fans of the original game on consoles and PC, as well as those looking for something delightfully weird to play on the go.

Dust: An Elysian Tail ($5.99, available for iOS)

This compelling side-scrolling platforming adventure originally made waves on the Xbox 360 in 2012. Then it was brought to Windows PCs and Macs before popping up on the PlayStation 4 last year. Now, Dust has made its way to mobile, keeping all its beautiful visuals and exciting gameplay intact. You take the role of a powerful warrior, working alongside an enchanted weapon and a fairy-like creature as you work to cleanse the land of evil. For fans of old-school action games, Dust is a must. This aims for fans of side-scrolling action games like Rayman Fiesta Run and the Mikey Hooks series, although its price clearly shows a higher level of quality.

Templar Battleforce ($6.99, available for iOS and Android)

Fans of turn-based strategic combat games will like what Templar Battleforce has to offer. In it, you work alongside Leviathan mechs and battle against the evil Xenos with the help of the Templar Knights. You’ll divide up your army among a number of specialists within your Templar group, while creating new combat strategies. Although it is the most expensive game listed here , Templar Battleforce is certainly worth the investment. This will appeal to audiences looking for a good turn-based strategy game that don’t want to deal with in-app purchases that many free-to-play games have.

Evel Knievel ($1.99, available for iOS, coming soon to Android)

Stuntman Evel Knievel made quite a name for himself decades ago by performing breathtaking stunts atop his motorcycle. Now, players can relive his glorious stunts in this side-scrolling racing game. Featuring a number of campaigns to race across and obstacles to overcome, players of all ages will be able to marvel at Evel’s stunts, and cringe when things go wrong. Both fans of the stuntman and those learning about his name for the first time are in for quite a ride. This game hits on nostalgia, as well as racing games like Joe Danger Touch and Trials Frontier.

Zombie Match Defense ($1.99, available for iOS, coming soon to Android)

With Halloween nearly upon us, it never hurts to have a game packed with zombies. That’s exactly what Zombie Match Defense brings, with a combination of match-three games and Plants vs. Zombies-style lane defense gameplay. Your job is to clear away hordes of the undead before they can attack poor civilians. Despite the mishmash of two different styles of play, Zombie Match Defense works remarkably well, and the low price won’t take a big bite out of your wallet. Fans of match-three games like Candy Crush Soda Saga and Farm Heroes Rescue. Especially geared toward those looking for Halloween-themed entertainment.