Welcome to the eleventh installment of our Under The Radar column where we showcase noteworthy games that we were not able to publish as full articles on the site. Ultimately, with this, smaller developers get vital exposure for their games and you get to have more games to play on your plate. If you know of more quality games released recently that have not got the attention they deserve, let us know by leaving a comment!
Squids Wild West by Strastar Entertainment
The Squids are back: bigger and better! If you don’t know Squids yet, Squids Wild West is a great place to start! Squids Wild West has a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of heroes for challenging turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimp! Explore the underwater Wild West, fight back against the evil Black Ooze, and search for Winnick, your fallen comrade.
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SpellTower by Zach Gage
This is a popular iOS word game that has finally made the transition to Android. Looking for a word game that goes beyond a simple Scrabble/Boggle/Jumble clone? SpellTower is for you. Find and swipe (or tap!) words in 5 challenging modes. Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen! Once you have it down, challenge your friends via intense local multiplayer.
Google Play Link: SpellTower
Forum Discussion: SpellTower Thread
Manuganu by Alper Sarikaya
This is a free-running precision platformer that reminds me a bit of Wind Up Knight. Run, jump, slide from ropes and dodge rocks! Not enough? Avoid swinging hammers and cutesy animals as you collect coins and medallions. Manuganu manages to set itself apart by having a halt feature which allows you to stop before taking on obstacles. (Note: Full game available for free)
Google Play Link: Manuganu
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Chip Chain by Appabove Games
I find myself playing this game a lot over the past week. It’s unique and all so addicting. Place and match 3 or more identical poker chips to earn a more valuable chip, then chain together matches for huge bonuses! Play power-up cards to make combos, extend chains, and maximize your scores in four different game modes. The game is free with IAPs, but I’m enjoying it without needing to make any additional purchases.
Google Play Link: Chip Chain
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Roby Tumbler by Pieces Interactive
Don the cape of Roby Tumbler, the newest superhero in town! Roby must save all captives from their sticky fate and take down Dr. Bubblegum once and for all! With a simple tilt of the level the gravity will change, altering the whole layout of things in the level. Use this mechanic to navigate through domestic and exotic locations throughout the adventure!
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Cubed Rally Redline by Nocanwin
Cubed Rally Redline has garnered lots of fans on iOS, and it’s now available on Android. Push it to the limit in the follow up to the micro hit Cubed Rally Racer! Just how far can you make it down the track in this endless racer? Change lanes to avoid obstacles in randomly generated track sections. For a dollar, you can purchase a level-based pack too if you get tired of racing endlessly.
Google Play Link: Cubed Rally Redline
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Catcha Catcha Aliens! by Hotsauce
Here’s a Temple Run-esque runner that isn’t endless in nature. Hone your skills as an interplanetary Catcha, clearing planets of evil alien invaders, in this fast, fun game of skill and endurance! It is a mission based catching game with refreshing gameplay, lively characters, cool music and the voice talents of Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross.
Google Play Link: Catcha Catcha Aliens!
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Sling It! by Dumb and Fat Games
In the future, Pollutnik robots have blotted out the sun and created an eternal winter. That’s where you come in; with your trusty sling-ship, you can catch shattered pieces of enemy robots and use them as ammo! This sequel to the classic Pollushot features even more robots, shots and levels than the original, and now contains power-ups.
Google Play Link: Sling It!
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Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin by HappyGiant
Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin is the new game based on the classic comic by Stan Sakai. Travel with Miyamoto Usagi on an epic journey, battling over 50 enemies and 13 boss monsters pulled right from the comics! Wield the legendary sword Grasscutter as you travel across feudal Japan in a tale to restore order to the land.
Google Play Link: Usagi Yojimbo
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Krog by Conjured Graphics
Krog is a dungeon crawling RPG that follows our hero into a mysterious castle in search of his kidnapped mate. Explore a strange castle, home to industrious creatures, an army of Censor mages, and a growing corruption.
Google Play Link: Krog
Forum Discussion: Krog Thread
Earn to Die by Not Doppler
Drive your way through a zombie apocalypse! You’re stranded in a desert surrounded by zombies. With only a run-down car and a small amount of cash at your disposal, your mission soon becomes clear – to drive through hordes of zombies in order to escape… alive!
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Infinity Space by Codi Games
Infinity Space is a game which reflects the incredible history of mankind to face the unknown. You will go into space in search of expanding humanity’s achievements. Unlike other endless-based games, this allows you to travel in all directions. Visit planets never before seen by humans and reach the longest distance in the universe which is alive, constantly rotating and has gravity.
Google Play Link: Infinity Space
Forum Discussion: Infinity Space Thread
Ascent of Kings by Nostatic Software
Ascent of Kings features classic adventure-platformer gameplay. A king dies and there is an epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you. Along the way, you’ll navigate dangerous passages, evade deadly traps and encounter strange creatures of all kinds.
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Orion’s Forge by Trinket Studios
Orion’s Forge is a brain-teasing puzzle narrative where players help the celestial smith Orion create new star which are formed by guiding energy to each level’s star launcher. Players manipulate the path of energy by moving magnetic towers around the forge. The towers come in two polarities: push and pull. You must carefully adjust the magnetic field to avoid collisions with obstacles like black holes.
Google Play Link: Orion’s Forge
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Pixel Kingdom by SmashGames
Pixel Kingdom is an RPG Defense game in which you collect Units to fight for you across infinite levels. There are tons of Units, Items, and Gear to unlock with your hard earned Gold. Pixel Kingdom features multiple environments with 50+ unique enemy units including rare and powerful Dragons.
Google Play Link: Pixel Kingdom
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Zombie MasterWorld War by alphaCloud
This is a third-person shooter, in which you are the last female warrior of the human kind. You are given the critical mission of creating your own team of warriors to save the earth that has been infected with zombie viruses and build a new world. Reconstruct the city that has been destroyed and raise your own army in the process.
Google Play Link: Zombie MasterWorld
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