Each month we pick the best games out of Android’s vast Google Play store and the Apple App Store, and in April we’ve had one of the releases in quite a while.
This time the boom happened in all sorts of genres - we have some awesome platformers, racing games, classical game remakes and even a unicorn game.
So if you’re still looking for an excuse to enjoy the first weeks of spring outside, you have plenty of them.
If we had to recap some recent trends, we’re definitely noticing that while earlier Apple had a time advantage in getting games, this is largely gone and most games are now getting released for both Android and iPhone at almost the same time. And that’s great, isn’t it? Check out our picks for the month below and let us know which are your favorite ones in the comments below.
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for April 2013
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad games for April 2013
1. Robot Unicorn Attack 2 - Free - iOS
”- Race through 2 worlds at war, one of Rainbows and Harmony and one of Ice and Wonder
- Build and customize your very own unicorn, selecting from different bodies, manes, wings, horns, trails and more
- Unlock and arm yourself with 12 different boost abilities, including "Rainbow Savior" and "Gallow's Gallop" Download Robot Unicorn Attack 2 for iPhone, iPad
2. Mittens - $0.99 - iOS
”Fly through the air, slide across buildings, swing on trapezes and use dozens of objects to complete challenging physics-based puzzles!
Play as Mittens the cat and travel the world to collect milk, balloons and other gifts to help Mittens win Mia, the girl of his dreams. But be careful… the world is full of dangerous traps and tricky characters – show your smarts and tap, slice and drag objects in each level to collect every present and get Mittens to safety!”Download Mittens for iPhone, iPad
3. Fish Out of Water - Android, iOS - $0.99
”Fish Out Of Water is the story of six feisty fish longing to soar above the ocean and see the world from a whole new perspective. To help them get airborne, players simply throw their fish of choice right out of the water and watch as it flies through the clouds and skips merrily along the waves. But there’s a lot more to this adventure under the surface!”Download Fish Out of Water on AndroidDownload Fish Out of Water for iPhone, iPad
4. The Other Brothers - $1.99 - iOS
”Join The Other Brothers, Joe and Jim, on their wild and crazy adventure, as they traverse junkyards, cities, sewers and more to track down our, red haired, damsel in distress, Tavy!
Play your way through a mix of classic and non-linear environments populated by uniquely entertaining AI that will pit you against the Mob, the Law and everything in-between!”Download The Other Brothers
5. Worms 2: Armageddon - $4.99 - Android, iOS
”Grab your grenades and prepare for battle, as the worms are back, bigger and better than ever in Worms™2: Armageddon! The best-selling turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon is back on the App Store for iPhone and iPad with new weapons, brand new customization options and of course, more explosions! Get ready for the ultimate installment! With many games modes available, there is something for everyone. Battle against 3 other friends in high-octane multi-player action or take on the solo campaign in a bid to become the ultimate mercenary worm!”Download Worms 2: Armageddon on AndroidDownload Worms 2: Armageddon for iPhone, iPad
6. Re-Volt Classic - Android, iOS - $5.99
7. Ice Rage - Android, iOS - $0.99
”Ice Rage brings ice hockey into the 21st century, whilst paying tribute to 1984’s Hat Trick. Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet.”Download Ice Rage on AndroidDownload Ice Rage for iPhone, iPad
8. Dungeon Hunter 4 - Free - Android, iOS
9. Badland - iOS - $3.99
”BADLAND is an award-winning atmospheric sidescrolling action adventure platformer located in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest looks like it’s from some beautiful fairytale, there seems to be something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest’s inhabitants to discover what’s going on. Through his journey he discovers astonishing amount of imaginative traps and obstacles.”Download Badland for iPhone, iPad
10. Fieldrunners 2 - Android, iOS - $2.99
”Get ready to DEFEND THE WORLD! The biggest sequel in tower defense history is finally available for Android phones and tablets: Fieldrunners 2 has arrived! From Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy game comes an all new adventure that was years in the making. Build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading fieldrunners!”Download Fieldrunners 2 on AndroidDownload Fieldrunners 2 for iPhone, iPad
11. Nimble Quest - Android, iOS - Free
”From the creators of Tiny Tower, Sky Burger and Pocket Planes comes Nimble Quest! Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. How many enemies can you defeat? Swipe to steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups. Unlock and level up heroes to increase the size of your party and make them more powerful. Can your party make it from the tranquility of the Forest to the fire and brimstone of the Depths?”Download Nimble Quest on AndroidDownload Nimble Quest for iPhone, iPad
12. Repulze - Android, iOS - $0.99
”This action racer puts you in the seat of experimental Repulze hovercraft working as a test pilot for the Man. Well, the Synthetic Man is more accurate. The Synthetics run the corporations. The corporations run the world. You are way down the food chain getting pushed around to complete their “scientific” challenges. But you’ll show ‘em…”Download Repulze on AndroidDownload Repulze for iPhone, iPad
13. Draw Something 2 - iOS - Free
”All new ways to draw, guess, and share with friends! Play Draw Something 2, the sequel to the smash-hit social drawing game loved by over 100 million players!
Create cool effects with dozens of new tools, patterns, stamps and colors - allowing you to transform even the simplest drawings into masterpieces.”Download Draw Something 2 for iPhone, iPad
14. Cut The Rope: Time Travel - Android, iOS - Free/$0.99
15. Jones on Fire - Android, iOS - $1.99
”Jones on Fire - a high-speed action game of kitty saving and flame evading, running and jumping, where YOU are the hero!
Become Emma Jones, firefighter extraordinaire, tough cookie and kitten lover. Beat 10 levels of dangerous mountain terrain, improving Jones’ skills with every fluffy life saved. Dominate your friends on the kitty-saving leaderboards, and gain the adoration of millions of cats!”Download Jones on Fire on AndroidDownload Jones on Fire for iPhone, iPad
16. Slayin - iOS - $0.99
”Slayin will test your skills like no other endless game on the App Store. Don’t get yourself fooled by its charming retro graphics and motivating chiptune soundtrack. In this game, death lurks behind every corner!”Download Slayin for iPhone, iPad
17. Fist Face Fight - Android, iOS - Free
18. AR-K Chapter 1 - Android, iOS - Free
”In the first episode, Alicia wakes up in her room. She doesn't remember well what happened last night. A horrible headache, many doubts and the remember of a mysterious golden sphere, that has been torturing her for years, since she was expelled from Police Academy.
Help Alicia in her quest to solve the mystery, with the help of her trusty dog Amber and her friend, the owner of the Fast&Foodious, Franky.”Download AR-K Chapter 1 on AndroidDownload AR-K Chapter 1 for iPhone, iPad