Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we’ve kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that’s the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week’s new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you’ll be picking up!
Avoid 369 (Free)
Avoid 369 is a brain game.
To be precise, it is a game of avoiding multiples of 3 and numbers including 3, 6, and 9.
Now is the time to use your brain.
Forum Thread: Avoid 369 (by Blue August Games)
Axolotl Rush (Free)
Take your axolotl through an adventure in the ocean dept.
Slide to avoid obstacles and other aquatic creatures, and try not to get into Davy Jones’s Locker.
How far can your axolotl swim?
Forum Thread: Axolotl Rush (by TapMen)
BrickOut Color (Free)
a small breakout mini-game
This breakout game allows people to move their paddle to hit the ball. The ball then hits the bricks. The game is over when the all the bricks are hit and removed from the game.
Forum Thread: BrickOut Color (by Ramachandran Venkataraman)
Chibi Island (Free)
Join a group of brave explorers and help uncover the mystery of the Pyramid, a mystical artifact from ages past! You’ll need to settle in first, though. Explore the island, find hidden treasure, and don’t forget to upgrade and decorate your farm! Be sure to befriend the island residents so they can help you in your adventures!
Forum Thread: Chibi Island (by Nexters Global)
Contra Returns (Free)
Remember the secret code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A to get extra lives? After a 30-year hiatus, the Contra you know and love is back! Developed by famous Japanese game company KONAMI and world-leading game developer TIMI, Contra Returns aims to bring the classic Contra experience to mobile platforms.
In Contra Returns, players can enjoy the classic side-scrolling gameplay, two-person teams, alien bosses, and signature settings and soundtrack from the original series! All with updated HD resolution, 3D character models, and vivid acoustic and visual effects to deliver a sensory experience like no other! Get your fighting spirit all fired up with innovative content: real-time PvP battles, unique heroes, companions, and team mode! Legendary heroes Bill and Lance are making a comeback, so let’s kick some alien butt and save the world!
Forum Thread: Contra Returns (by TiMi Studios/Konami)
Deep Golf (Free)
Balls in holes, in a hole.
Golf down through the Earth. Billions of procedurally generated holes, every game and device is different. Play to the center of the Earth and see what you find along the way. Replay with all new holes.
How deep can you go?
Forum Thread: Deep Golf (by Headlight Software)
Final Fantasy – Pixel Remaster ($11.99)
The original FINAL FANTASY comes to life with completely new graphics and audio as a 2D pixel remaster!
A remodeled 2D take on the first game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. All the magic of the original, with improved ease of play.
Earth, fire, water, wind… The light that once shone within the four Crystals was lost. Darkness covered the land, until the only hope for humanity rested in legends past. Become the Warriors of Light and embark on your own journey to restore power to the Crystals and save the world.
Switch between classes to improve your characters. Traverse the wide world with your airship and other vessels. Return to the game that started it all.
Forum Thread: Final Fantasy – Pixel Remaster (by Square Enix)
Final Fantasy II – Pixel Remaster ($11.99)
The original FINAL FANTASY II comes to life with completely new graphics and audio as a 2D pixel remaster!
A remodeled 2D take on the second game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. All the magic of the original, with improved ease of play.
Our epic tale begins with four young souls orphaned during the struggle between the Palamecian Empire and the rebel army. On their journey, the youths join forces with the white wizard Minwu, Prince Gordon of Kashuan, Leila the pirate, and many others. Behold the beautiful and sometimes tragic twists of fate that await you on your adventure.
FFII introduced a unique skill level system that strengthens different attributes of the characters depending on their fighting style instead of leveling up. Use the key terms you learn in conversation to unlock new information and progress in the story.
Forum Thread: Final Fantasy II – Pixel Remaster (by Square Enix)
Final Fantasy III – Pixel Remaster ($13.99)
The original FINAL FANTASY III comes to life with completely new graphics and audio as a 2D pixel remaster!
A remodeled 2D take on the third game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. All the magic of the original, with improved ease of play.
With the power of light nearly eclipsed by the power of darkness, only the crystals’ four chosen adventurers can save the world.
Experience the iconic job changing system first introduced in FFIII – switch jobs at will and use various abilities as you progress in the game. Change into a variety of classes like Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, Dragoon, Evoker, or even call monsters to do your bidding with as a Summoner.
Forum Thread: Final Fantasy III – Pixel Remaster (by Square Enix)
Fruit Dungeon (Free)
Challenge yourself in Fruit dungeon game! Here you must prove that you are the best and most accurate hunter of all!
Fuit Dungeon is a completely free game! So what are you waiting for? become the best hunter in the world!
Forum Thread: Fruit Dungeon (by RedSand)
Infinity Island (Free)
Tired of all this fuss? Escape to a simpler place. Visit Infinity Island Today! At Infinity Island you can collect pets, unlock cards, build upgrades and find cool treasures.
It’s easy to play, you just need to open some boxes, see what loot is inside and decide what you want to do with it. Maybe get a card that will let you reach that next tier of treasures, Maybe give one of your pets a treat and level them up, Maybe even reach Infinity and find the rarest upgrades of all.
Or not. If you want to, you can just take it easy, relax, and collect some coins while you idle. It’s all up to you!
Forum Thread: Infinity Island (by EightyEight Games)
Myth Matrix (Free)
This is a strategy card battle game, with the background of various myths, legends, and stories.
On the basis of traditional strategy card battle games, it adds many innovative and fun mechanisms. For example, a board, on which you can summon minions. And traps, which your opponent can’t see where they’re but to guess the safe places to summon their minions. Or maybe to trigger the traps intentionally to prevent your minions getting buffs for having traps.
Forum Thread: Myth Matrix (by Pengfei Sun)
NieR Re[in]carnation (Free)
The latest game in the NieR series arrives on mobile devices! NieR Re[in]carnation is a command-action RPG for mobile devices from Square Enix and Applibot.
A girl awakens on a cold stone floor. She finds herself in an infinitely vast place filled with buildings that touch the very sky. Guided by a mysterious creature who calls herself Mama, she begins to explore her new surroundings. To reclaim what she has lost—and atone for her sins—she sets off on a journey through this place of unknown creation.
…A place known as The Cage.
Forum Thread: NieR Re[in]carnation (by Square Enix)
Night Book (Free)
An online interpreter is tricked into reading an ancient book that summons a demon into her home. Night Book is an interactive occult thriller from the studios behind The Complex, Five Dates and Maid of Sker.
Loralyn works the night shift remotely from her home, live interpreting video calls from English to French and back again. Currently pregnant, with a husband working far away and caring for her mentally ill father, she is desperately trying to keep her family together and safe – but who is she prepared to sacrifice to survive? The fiancé, the baby, her father or herself?
Forum Thread: Night Book (by Wales Interactive Ltd)
Skill Zone (Free)
Put the best of your skills to the test in Skill Zone!
In one go, play through 12 unique mini-games that test your speed, dexterity, and memory. But be careful, each time you play, the games will get very slightly harder in subtle but interesting ways. So make each attempt count!
Forum Thread: Skill Zone (by Pallav Agarwal)
Square Escape! (Free)
can you finish them all?
a game where you have to bring the box to the end while there is a timer.
Forum Thread: Square Escape! (by Ramachandran Venkataraman)
TARAKAN is a first person point and click graphic puzzle adventure, similar to games you may have played in the ’90’s or similar to a virtual escape rooms you may have played. A simple gameplay interface consisting of the world that you explore and an inventory panel where you can collect, combine and use items you find along the way to solve puzzles.
Explore areas, collect hidden objects and take in your surroundings. You will need all of your puzzle solving skills to put together a plan to make your way through the woods, solving riddles and down the many paths towards the secrets of TARAKAN.
How you tackle the puzzles is down to you. Each puzzle has a logical solution, so take your time, there is no rush and enjoy the process of understanding what you have to do.
Forum Thread: TARAKAN (by M9 Games)
Tears of Themis (Free)
You are a rookie attorney with high hopes for the future who becomes entangled deeper and deeper into a great conspiracy throughout your investigations.
What seemed to be independent cases slowly begins to link together and form a larger picture.
The hand behind it all has no regards for social order and aims only to destroy all that is decent and good.
As the truth becomes more obscure and shrouded in mystery, the lines between good and evil blurs. With the world against you and the words of reason falling on deaf ears…
Will you still be determined to stand by your choices and beliefs?
Forum Thread: Tears of Themis (by miHoYo)
Tower of Fortune 4 ($2.99)
Tower of Fortune 4 is a role-playing game. You play as a hero who is about to retire and must escort a mysterious little girl to the holy mountain.
Forum Thread: Tower of Fortune 4 (by Game Stew)
You just landed your dream job as Junior Grape Collector at the world’s premiere Imagination Factory!
With the help of your new friend Bingo, it’s time to explore neighborhoods, swipe words, and earn grapes to power imagination.
You’ll need the company app to get started, so what are you waiting for?
Forum Thread: Wordjamacallit (by Hot Chai Games)