Oh what a week it's been. We've done some stuff, we've seen some things, and remember all of those shenanigans we got up to? Lord there were so many of them. And then we swore a solemn pact we'd never tell anyone about the specifics of them. So here we are.
Anyway, it's been a 7/10 sort of a week in mobile gaming, but we've still managed to pull five thorns out of the paw of the App Store that we think you should be playing this weekend. And by we I mean me, because there's no one else here and I don't want to sound crazy.
Click the emboldened names to download the games from the App Store. Or don't, I mean I'm not the boss of you. If I was you wouldn't be sat in your pants reading excellent mobile gaming content like you are right now, mark my words.
A side scrolling kingdom builder that could well be one of the finest looking pixel art games I've seen since the last time I said that. It's lovely, it's smart, and while it sounds simple there's a ridiculous amount of strategy bubbling around in its cauldron of ideas.
Imagine if a football game was built by someone who loved football. Who loved it deep in its bones. Not the tactics or the player's names or the elegance of it, but the running around and hoofing a ball bit. Then you'd end up with Active Soccer 2 DX. For American readers, when I say football here I mean soccer. Which is real football. Zing.
A puzzling platformer that sees you controlling a mass of green goo. To be honest I've felt like that on some Sunday mornings. There's a decent level of challenge here, and the game squelches together a bunch of genres to great effect.
A wonderfully retro and incredibly compulsive shooter. You're a spacey soldier sent into the core of the earth to clear out all the alien bug critters that are eating it. It sounds stupid, but if you imagine Ziggurat get hit in the face by James Cameron waving a ZX Spectrum then you're sort of almost there a bit.
A simple and reasonably cathartic game about helping a flower down a river. All you do is tap, and tapping creates ripples. Obviously it's more complex than that, but there's a solid and entertaining game here, if you get past some niggles.