Welcome back to another week of Mobile Game Highlights! There are plenty of great puzzle and action games to choose from this week, so let’s get started!

Simple Machines by Tinybop (Tinybop, $2.99, available for iOS)

Parents looking for a fun, educative game experience for their kids this summer would be wise to rely on these Simple Machines. This entertaining app offers six different machines to play with, each with their own levers, pulleys and other parts to play around with. The game utilizes a number of real world physics through various activities, ranging from making music on a pinball playfield to moving sloshing fish tanks around with screws. Tinybop’s app delivers plenty of fun — and for a reasonable price.

Til Morning’s Light (Amazon Game Studios, $6.99, available for iOS and Android)

The latest from Amazon Game Studios and the developer at WayForward (DuckTales: Remastered) offers plenty of scares for players of all ages. In the game, you portray Erica Page, a young girl trapped in a mansion that’s being haunted by a curse. It’s up to you to help her solve puzzles, confront bosses and eventually make your way out of it in one piece. With plenty of quirky characters and surprises around every corner, Til Morning’s Light is definitely a fun game for fans that liked to be spooked.

Brickies (Noodlecake Studios, free-to-play, available for iOS)

Remember the arcade classic Breakout, with a paddle trying to keep a ball in play as it broke apart bricks on a playfield Noodlecake Studios has brought that formula back for Brickies, a more personable take on the arcade classic. The gameplay remains the same, but there are a variety of stages to take on, as well a variety of power-ups that will help destroy a lot of the bricks. It’s set up as free-to-play, so it won’t put dent away on players’ wallets.

Crazy Kings (Wooga Gmbh, free-to-play, available for iOS)

Fans of tower defense games would be smart to check out Crazy Kings, a game that provides a unique take on the genre. In it, you’ll battle as a lunatic king that fights his way through hundreds of levels, using a personalized army to do his dirty work. With a number of ways to level up characters, a variety of loot and tools to pick up, and many prizes that are offered through weekly and daily tournaments, folks would be Crazy to turn away from this action.

Capitals — Free Word Battle (NimbleBit, free-to-play, available for iOS)

In this fun offering from NimbleBit, players attack and defend each other on a playfield using spelled out words on tiles. Featuring a number of online play options (including Auto Match) and the ability to personalize Capital design, this game has plenty to offer. Plus, it’s free-to-play, so it doesn’t cost anything to try — and purchases are completely optional. That spells out “winner” for mobile players.

See you next time on Mobile Game Highlights!