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Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale

Developer: Slothwerks

Publisher: Slothwerks

Genre: Card battler

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale
Meteorfall: Journey was one of our favourite mobile deck-building card games, and Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale is a more than worthy follow-up. It still sports that familiar ‘Adventure Time’ presentation, but it actually plays quite differently from its predecessor.

In place of the old Tinder-swipe mechanic there’s an expansive grid-based system, making for a much more tactical experience. Brilliant stuff all round.

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The Last Campfire

The Last Campfire
Here’s a game with serious pedigree. Hello Games made the brilliant Joe Danger games for iOS and console, as well as the spectacularly vast sci-fi epic No Man’s Sky.

The Last Campfire on Apple Arcade falls somewhere in between those two experiences – a cute adventure puzzler filled with magic and mysterious forests. While it’s cross-platform, Hello has said that it designed The Last Campfire for mobile first and foremost.

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Brawlhalla

Publisher: Blue Mammoth Games

Genre: Action, Multiplayer

Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla has been a bit hit on console over the years, and now here it is on mobile. It’s basically a free-to-play Smash Bros.-a-like, a snappy side-on platform-brawler with a multiplayer focus.

Its pacy, technical gameplay and cross-platform nature means that a Bluetooth controller is pretty much essential to your enjoyment of Brawlhalla, let alone its success. But stick at it, and there’s bags of fun to be had.

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The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores

Developer: Xigma Games

Publisher: Xigma Games

Genre: Strategy

The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores
A survival game-cum-town builder that’s been brilliantly tailored to mobile play. The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores takes on a new isometric perspective (the original was a side-scroller), which gives the game more of a classic strategy feel.

The essentials are the same though – build up your town, manage resources, and survive the terrors of the night. It’s all handled with a supreme level of polish and an admirably crisp UI.

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Gun Rounds

Gun Rounds
We’re big fans of Downwell here at PG. So is the developer of Gun Rounds, clearly. But while this game clearly owes a debt to Downwell with its stylish retro presentation and condensed rogue lite structure, it actually plays quite differently.

The shooting action here is curiously turn based, like some kind of gun-based RPG, but with more skill and none of the stat-fiddling tedium. It’s an acquired taste, for sure, but Gun Rounds is a disarming combination of fresh and familiar.

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Guardian Tales

Publisher: Kakao Games USA, Inc.

Genre: RPG

Guardian Tales
A decidedly mobile-centric update of the classic Zelda-style action-RPG, but with the excitable anime presentation of a JRPG and some very modern town building and gacha mechanics. Guardian Tales covers an awful lot of ground, but it does so with considerable verve.

It’ll doubtless be a bit too busy and flashy for some grizzled old adventurers (warning: there’s an excess of freemium currencies to figure out), but it’s way more involved than your average free-to-play time waster.



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