Welcome to the weekend. More importantly, welcome to the latest Droid Gamers round-up of the most interesting new releases and Android gaming discounts of the week.
This time around we’ve got a mix of philanthropic arcade EDM fun, a hand-drawn arthouse indie game about death, and some truly remarkable discounts, including a notoriously pricy Square Enix port at its lowest price ever.
Beat Legend: AVICII is the first in a planned series of Guitar Hero-style rhythm-action games. A collaboration between Atari, developer Hello There Games, and the Tim Bergling Foundation, which plans to distribute the royalties among a variety of good causes.
You almost certainly can’t play this gacha follow-up to Pocket Mortys, since it’s only available in select regions. And you might not want to anyway, since the reviews are not stellar, with one user labelling in “kinda boring”. Wubba lubba dub dub!
Krystopia: Nova;s Journey is the sequel to Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey. It sees you rocking up on a strange alien planet and solving a success of Witness-style puzzles, while getting to know NPCs and generally exploring.
When Playdigious publishes a game, we sit up and listen. Arrog, the studio’s latest, is another visually distinctive indie title that’s all about reconciling with mortality. It’s steeped in Latin American folklore, and features a capybara.
Raw Fury is holding a sale, which is always good news. Included this time around are Bad North: Jotunn Edition, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, Kingdom: New Lands, Kingdom: Two Crowns, Whispers of a Machine, and Kathy Rain. Classics all.
*Massive Discount Klaxon*. Square Enix’s Romancing SaGa 2 – a remake of a 1993 classic – is currently just $2.99 on Android, down a literally incalculable amount from its standard price of $17.99. At this price, it’s worth buying even if you don’t want it.
If you squint, the words Peace, Death! look a bit like Papers, Please! That’s appropriate, because so does the game. This acclaimed sorting sim takes the troubling-yet-invigorating gameplay of Lucas Pope’s masterpiece and transplants it into the afterlife.