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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - May 12th

By , on May 12, 2017
Last modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Another Friday has rolled in, bringing with it the salty taste of the weekend. It's so close, it's almost here. Just a little bit longer and then we'll all be safe for two days. How good does that sound?

Well every Friday here at AppSpy we like to give you a rundown of the five best mobile games that have hit the App Store this week. So that's exactly what we're going to do right now. We're traditionalists, sue us.

As per usual you can click on the emboldened name of a game below to download it from the App Store. And make sure you head back next week to pick up even more excellent mobile gaming related content. Or I'll cry.

To the Moon

A tweaked port of a fantastic RPG. Its mechanics might be a bit on the traditional side, but it's worth checking out for the story and the excellent music. Plus it's exactly the sort of game we want to see more of on the App Store.

Artificial Superintelligence

A new implementation of the Tinder-style mechanic we first saw in Reigns. This one is an intriguing sci-fi adventure though. It looks lovely, and it's interesting to see a new genre sort of coming to life before your very eyes.

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A lovely auto-runner about a whale and a pirate captain. There's adventure on the high seas, which as we all know is the best place for adventure. Plus you get to spook seagulls, which is always an awful lot of fun.


A beautifully slick bullet hell-ish retro shooter. Swoop through waves of bad guys, chase high-scores and get involved in a number of different modes. The controls here are particularly impressive, and there's a nostalgic twang mixed in with the game's modern sensibilities.


Another endless runner, but this one gives you a sword. Swipe on the screen to hack enemies to pieces. The art style is pretty interesting, and while it's not super polished it's an interesting twist on the genre that's well worth a look.