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Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens.
Another week means another roundup of the most notable games on our mobile devices. So let’s get on with the show.
We’ve got four games in this edition, but our favourite as to be a rather dandy insult simulator. Check the full rundown below…
It’s been on release schedules for a while now, but this interesting title is finally out in the wild.
As the name implies, you’ll be tasked with forming ridiculous insults and unleashing them on your opponent in turn-based fashion. A weird concept, but the Monty Python-styled humour does a good job of drawing you in initially.
You’ll also want to pull off combos and find your opponent’s weak spot (for instance, one character is really sensitive about death), allowing you to win the insult battle in no time flat.
Hyperspace Colonization (free – Android)
Spotted by the AndroidGaming subreddit, Hyperspace Colonization is the first game from the developer, but a rather intriguing title anyway.
You’ll be exploring various star systems akin to Out There and FTL, collecting fuel, consumables and other resources along the way. But you’ll also be colonising various planets throughout your journey.
It’s still rough around the edges and the English isn’t quite perfect, but it might just be your next time sink.
Vlogger Roman Atwood has a game out now, and it’s number one on Google Play and the Apple App Store. So that means it must be good, right?
This is a pretty generic endless-running title that sees you tilting your phone to dodge obstacles and tapping the screen to roll forward. The visuals are probably the best thing about the game, as the gameplay is rather dull.
Still, if you absolutely must have the latest sensation, you should check it out for yourself.
One of the more innovative titles in recent weeks, RETSNOM (say it backwards) is a puzzle/platformer with a rather interesting mechanic.
You’ll need to use mirror mechanics to progress, so that means flipping scenery and even gravity at opportune moments. Throw in the usual pixel art-style and you’ve got a rather polished and tricky game.
RETSNOM is available for R12 on Android and R15 on iOS.