Best new Android and iPhone games (February 9th – February 15th)


With one more week behind our back, it's time to take a look at the best new Android and iPhone games that have arrived.

The big news this week is definitely the launch of Final Fantasy IX on both Android and iOS. The Japanese RPG arrives in its refreshed version, featuring enhancements such as a higher-resolution graphics, new achievements, and an auto-save system. Another interesting new title is Metal Slug Attack, a great new tower defense game for both Android and iOS.

And then it is an all-iPhone party: most of the good new games this week were released for iOS first and so far only, but are definitely worth a look, from the clever puzzlers to a new first-person shooter Overclock.

With no further ado, here are the best new Android and iPhone games for the middle of February 2016.

Final Fantasy IX


Price: $17
Genre: jRPG
Download on Android | iOS

An enhanced version of Final Fantasy IX, the game that Square Enix launched on the original Sony PlayStation back in 2000, is now available on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The original PlayStation version of Final Fantasy IX is a critically-acclaimed title that many fans of the series consider to be the best Final Fantasy game ever released. In the game, which was largely inspired by the original Final Fantasy game in terms of mechanics, users play the role of young thief Zidane Tribal in her quest to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, who is responsible for starting a war between nations. The refreshed version of the game which landed today for iOS and Android devices features enhancements such as a higher-resolution graphics, new achievements, and an auto-save system.



Metal Slug Attack


Price: Free
Genre: Tower Defense
Download on Android | iOS

Metal Slug Attack is a tower defense game with 2D dot-pixel characters who move and battle each other smoothly. The game has different types of missions for all types of players with its "Attack!" game mode, in which players have to free military bases occupied by Morden's Armies, as well as the "P.O.W. Rescue", "Combat School" or "Treasure Hunt" game modes. Collect items throughout your missions, and use them to customize your favorite Units. Make them evolve, level them up or activate their skills by equipping your Units with items.



Tomb of the Mask


Price: Free
Genre: Arcade Labyrinth
Download on iOS

Tomb of the Mask is an arcade game, which takes place in an infinite procedurally generated vertical labyrinth. Seeking for adventure you get into a tomb, where you find a strange mask. You wear it and suddenly realize that you can now climb walls - easily and promptly. And that's when all the fun begins.



Overclock FPS


Price: Free
Genre: First-person Shooter
Download on iOS

A new first person shooter is quite the event on app stores, and Overclock FPS is one. It features 6 Unique Heroes with special abilities, 6 Multiplayer Maps, tons of weapons and new overclock abilities.



Shadow Blade: Reload


Price: $5
Genre: Action Platformer
Download on iOS

Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow.



_Prism


Price: $3
Genre: Puzzler
Download on iOS

_PRISM is a visually stunning journey through a microcosmic galaxy. Touch shapes and patterns to unfold sacred geometry and reach the ethereal soul. Each level is a push and pull of cinematic design, mythology, and intuitive touch exploration.


Abzorb


Price: $3
Genre: Puzzler
Download on iOS

Abzorb is a tilt game about consuming orbs by getting as close as you can to them without touching. By tilting your mobile device, collect blue orbs as fast as you can while evading the time-stealing reds.



Ys Chronicles II


Price: $5
Genre: jRPG
Download on Android | iOS

Ys II -- also known as Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter -- is an action-packed, heroic fantasy JRPG game that immerses you in a beautiful Japanese artistic universe. After defeating Dark Fakt, you (as Adol) must continue your quest to unravel the island’s secrets. Use your sword skills, wield new weapons, and for the first time discover magic to free the legendary city of Ys from evil. With your unfailing determination, you must restore hope to a land besieged by demons and weakened by despair.



Memory Palace


Price: $1
Genre: Puzzler
Download on iOS

Memory Palace is a minimalistic yet challenging game of concentration, memory and perception. The goal is simple: Memorize as many icons as possible and gradually upgrade your palace. The number of icons to remember increases after every successful attempt, raising the difficulty. Level up to unlock new palaces for your start screen and show them off to your friends! Too busy? Then try playing Against The Clock and be the fastest to memorize 10 random icons in chronological order.


1000m Zombie Escape


Price: Free
Genre: Endless
Download on iOS

"Waddle 1000m through a devastated city filled with a rampaging zombie infestation for a slim chance of salvation."


Monument Drop


Price: Free
Genre: Puzzler
Download on iOS

Tap to dive and successfully avoid the obstacles! Wait for the right moment and find the perfect timing. Or you'll crash. Inevitably.


Loop Taxi


Price: Free
Genre: Racing
Download on iOS

Pick up passengers as a taxi driver, race your way carefully in traffic and drop off passengers at the next bus stop. The more passengers you transport, the more gold you earn! Experience different cars with various speed and capacity in unique worlds, pick up in game bonuses and try to transport as much passenger as you can. Pay attention to environment and traffic rules, stay away from other vehicles and try not to crash.

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5 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The games with cost I can somewhat see them being iOS only, but why so many F2P games that are iOS only? Devs are really rocking that Iphone fanboyism hard lately.

3. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

It is not about the fanboyism, but with the easy money...it doesnt require much testing across different iOS models but in the Android world, it is so tough to test, they almost need to test in every model/brand.

2. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

8-bit kinda games seems to be the new rage....started with Flappy Bird???

4. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Crappy graphics

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Best new Android and ios lol or is it just best new ios games

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