Best new Android and iPhone games (April 21st - April 27th 2015)


Let's start off the week with some fun with the best new Android and iPhone apps so far in April 2015! In our weekly round up of the best new Android and iPhone games we introduce you to everything new and worthy with no limits to the genre, platform, or price. We can't guarantee that you'd love the genre of the game we've picked, but if you do, chances are you'd spend hours playing one of these games.

The biggest launch of the week is Sorcery! 3, the latest iteration in the gamebook series, that combines epic adventure with great storytelling and graphics. Thousands of different choices make gameplay extremely rich and unique, and on top of that you've got thirty new enemies, five Gods with different powers and an open world to explore.

This, however, is hardly the only game worth your while as Does Not Commute, a strategical racing game, and Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, an immersive adventure title, fight for your attention along with a dozen awesome new games. We won't spoil it for you: just take a look at our selection of the best new Android and iPhone games for the past week right below.

Sorcery! 3

Price: $4.99
Download on iOS | Android

Sorcery! 3 arrives simultaneously on Android and iOS as the third in the series of open-world gamebooks with an immersive stories and thousands of choices available. Sorcery! 3 does not require the player to know much about the first two games in the series, and you can jump in the action unprepared. The game tells the story of the land of Kakhabad - a wilderness with a ruined desert, a tangled forest, cruel mountains and fissures, guarded by seven fearsome serpents that you have to face in order to cross the land and reach Mampang and the Crown of Kings.


Does Not Commute

Price: Free
Download on iOS | Android

Does Not Commute is a strategical racing game. Sounds confusing doesn't it? A fairly unique sort of a game, it allows you to layer racing tracks on top of racing tracks, as you construct the traffic of a busy intersection where more and more cars have to drive around avoiding crashes. An engaging gameplay with great graphics, makes this a must try, plus the game is free (in-app ads are not obnoxious).


Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities

Price: $4.99
Download on iOS

Those who want a good adventure-horror will definitely feel satisfied to learn about the release of Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities. In Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, you play as Rose Hawkins, a strong independent woman looking for Eden, a missing child. Rose wakes up wounded in a strange place she doesn't recognize. While looking for the young girl, she will find herself locked in a never ending tragedy; frozen in time. Rose will need to confront her deepest fears to unveil the mystery behind her terrifying investigation. A heart-shattering experience, the game will kick you forcefully in that strange world of a person trapped in their memories, and keep you there until you finish it.


One Finger Death Punch!

Price: $0.99
Download on iOS | Android

One Finger Death Punch! brings back stickman on an epic fight with a lot of fast kicks against scores of other stickmen enemies of various skills.


Homebrew Indie Games

Price: $2.99
Download on iOS (WARNING: Won't work on iOS 8.3)

How about a full-blown emulator on iOS? Homebrew Indie Games has somehow snuck onto the App Store with a selection of 18 classic arcades that you can enjoy, but individual save data is unaccessible on iOS 8.3, rendering the whole enterprise a bit useless unless you jailbreak (and there's no jailbreak available for iOS 8.3 just yet).


Tower Slash

Price: Free
Download on iOS

Tower Slash is a vertically playing action fighting game drawn in beautiful retro pixel art. A game of skills and quickness, you swipe to match the arrows directions to defeat enemies, and climb your way through.


R.B.I. Baseball 15

Price: $4.99
Download on iOS

A new baseball game for the fans of the sport, RBI Baseball 15 features authentic ballparks, a complete roster of MLB players, full-on stat tracking, control the movement of your pitch from start to finish.


EA Sports UFC

Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Download on iOS | Android

Another sports game in our selection, EA Sports UFC allows you to take over intense MMA fights with great visuals and action-filled gameplay. You have a choice of over 70 fighters split in four divisions. Followers of notable fighters will recognize Jon Jones’ spinning back elbow and Georges St-Pierre's superman punch in addition to other signature moves. 


Kayos

Price: $0.99
Download on iOS

A graphically impressive experiment in endless racing, in Kayos you have to control a fast moving aeroplane on his quest through a dense wood of blocky objects.


Minions Paradise

Price: Free
Download on iOS (Only available in New Zealand currently)

What's better than the life of the minion Phil that ends up on a paradise island after accidentally sinking a cruise ship with his fellow vacationing minions? Phil takes on the task to build the Minions Paradise as he customizes the island with hot tubs, hammocks, beach volleyball courts, and Tiki decorations. As the island paradise grows, so does the potential for more Minion-fun with new options including alligator waterskiing, mango-throwing from a hot air balloon, and more.


KEY - 3D Cubic Puzzle

Price: Free
Download on iOS

A 3D-puzzler like Tetris, Key - 3D Cubic Puzzle is a fresh new puzzle game with a nice spacious element to it, great for casual gamers.


Wrassle

Price: Free
Download on iOS | Android

The plain sight of pixelized figures performing hectic windmill-like arm movements and falling in all awkward shapes is hilarious enough, but when this is the base of wrestling (or rather wrassling) game, you know that it's a fun way to kill time.


Century City

Price: Free
Download on iOS

Another little Sim City-like city builder/clicker with gorgeous dreamy pixel-art styling, Century City is enriched by multiple fun mini quests to avoid getting repetitive.


Galactic Nemesis

Price: $0.99
Download on iOS

An arcade space shooter in the best tradition of the genre and graphics that bring back memories of times when you played with gamestick rather than taps.


Pinball Sniper

Price: Free
Download on iOS | Android

Pinball Sniper is a game by Ketchapp, and that instantly tells you two things: it will be a good game, and it will have a hideous, enraging in-app model. Both are true in this case: if you're willing to deal with full-screen ads that you have to watch for at least 5 seconds, and more annoyances, Pinball Sniper is fun to play.

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2 Comments

1. vinnyb5202

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

PA should probably start saying what regions these games are available in. I just tried to find Minions Paradise in the US Store, and it is only available in New Zealand.

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

That's a great idea, and something I actually considered, but since it's the only game in this selection that's soft-launched only in New Zealand, I skipped on it. Anyway, will add a clarification, thanks for the suggestion!

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