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!
Astrune Academy ($7.99)
Embark on a thrilling journey with magical girls in the enchanting world of Astrune Academy! Discover the tale of aspiring sorcerers at this towering academy in the Sternship region. Engage in the daily life of the magic academy, complete assignments, and strive to become a skilled sorcerer. With a campus filled with a school shop, courtyard, and magical vending machines, you’ll experience the ultimate student life.
Forum Thread: Astrune Academy (by KEMCO/EXE-CREATE)
Blazing Star ACA NEOGEO ($3.99)
“BLAZING STAR" is a shooting game released by SNK in 1998.
Your mission is to take on the sinister AI “Brawshella" that is the main culprit behind an army of deadly biological weapons.
You have 6 different ships at your disposal for this task.
The game features classic high score gameplay with higher points awarded when players land successful charge shots to chain multiple enemies.
Forum Thread: Blazing Star ACA NEOGEO (by SNK)
Cards and Castles 2 (Free)
Collectible cards spring to life in this wacky Tactical CCG. Build a deck to challenge your friends and rivals, and engage in glorious CARD BATTLES! Will you choose fearsome vikings, or the deadly squirrels?
Both incredibly deep and easy for new players to pick up, this fun and wacky CCG features a tactical board for a touch of strategy. Cards played spring to life on the battlefield as animated characters who can move and block enemies, adding depth to the traditional CCG formula. Build unique decks from 7 different iconic factions: Vikings, Crusaders, Warlocks, Pirates, Ninjas, Druids, and the NEWLY ADDED Undead!
Forum Thread: Cards and Castles 2 (by Bit Mass LLC)
Cozy Solitaire ($1.99)
Cozy Solitaire was designed specifically to give you a relaxing and cozy solitaire experience.
What makes Cozy Solitaire unique? Most solitaire apps are cluttered with ads, making playing anything but relaxing. Besides just being ad-free, Cozy Solitaire also has a fresh look that can be customized to fit your preferences. The effects and animations were created to be satisfying, without overdoing it. Lastly, Cozy Solitaire gives you an encouraging message every day when the daily goal is completed.
Forum Thread: Cozy Solitaire (by Lindsey Boucher)
CubeQuest – A QB Game (Free)
Play the first levels of CubeQuest for free and purchase the full game if you like it.
CubeQuest – A QB Game, the successor to the beloved puzzle platformer “QB – A Cube’s Tale," sends you and QB into a beautifully designed world to once again test your puzzle-solving skills. Along the way, you’ll unlock new abilities, search for hidden secrets, and puzzle your way through 60 exciting levels.
Forum Thread: CubeQuest – A QB Game (by Stephan Göbel)
Digs Premium ($4.99)
Embark on an epic journey through the world of Digs, a thrilling roguelike tower defense game that has evolved through six months of intensive community testing, receiving frequent updates and enhancements. We are excited to present Digs, a game like no other in its genre.
Digs seamlessly blends dungeon exploration, mining, and tower defense into a unique gaming experience. As the commander of all enemy paths, your towers are not just for defense – they’re also your key to shaping the battlefield. Procedurally generated mines await your exploration, brimming with valuable resources hidden within various blocks. To conquer the diverse challenges presented by different enemies and environments, you must strategically wield your arsenal.
Forum Thread: Digs Premium (by Catchy Games)
Football Manager Mobile 2024 (Free)
You’re the boss of an elite soccer team. Build a dream squad of real-life stars or coach new talent and lead them to victory in this management game.
Whether you want to chase glory in MLS or taste success on the European stage, choose your dream team to manage from a worldwide range of options, including all the major soccer leagues.
Great Conqueror 2: Shogun (Free)
As the Ashikaga Shogunate wanes, warlords arise and the fog of warfare engulfs the era of Sengoku. In this era, a host of generals and daimyos compete for power, overthrowing higher positions, and the wielding of swords and blades. Numerous legendary figures such as Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Takeda Shingen ascend onto the stage. Amidst the background where the flames of war rise all around, you will witness the rise and fall of various factions in the Sengoku period in the game.
Forum Thread: Great Conqueror 2: Shogun (by Easy Tech)
There is something for everyone in this unique suite of word based games! A magical blend of wordplay and head to head conquest… HexOnHex is the ultimate two player challenge!
You get the crown jewel of the HexOnHex suite, Word Roulette, totally for Free! Challenge your friends or family, anywhere around the globe, to a unique take on a familiar word-game experience.
Forum Thread: HexOnHex (by Appracatappra)
IF Interactive Fiction (Free)
Choose your own interactive fiction, where boundless possibilities and electrifying narratives take form.
• Craft your own interactive fiction story in an instant.
• Any Language. Inc Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, French
• Handpick your dream theme. Anything goes!
• Dive into dynamic infinite adventures with no boundaries.
• Picture your new universe with generated artwork.
• Master your relationship skills with extraordinary and captivating interactive characters.
Forum Thread: IF Interactive Fiction (by Secret Box)
Metal Slug 3 ACA NEOGEO ($3.99)
METAL SLUG 3 is an action game released by SNK in 2000.
It is actually the fourth entry in the METAL SLUG Series of games.
Players will be able to use four different characters as they take to the battlefield with an array of weaponry.
New Slugs such as a Drill Slug will also show up in gameplay, leading to even more fierce and exciting action!
Forum Thread: Metal Slug 3 ACA NEOGEO (by SNK)
METRIA the Starlight (Free)
Metria, a new action RPG game created by Asobimo.
A tale of bonds and adventures unfolds! Cooperate with other characters to win!
The starlight is our hope.
An RPG where hope and sin collide.
Forum Thread: METRIA the Starlight (by Asobimo)
Phantom Blade: Executioners (Free)
Phantom Blade: Executioners celebrates the thrill of kungfu combat with the sheer pace of it. Just like in a good kungfu movie, you will often find yourself facing multiple opponents who just wouldn’t give a break. Dodge, parry, leap out of harm’s way, create an opening to deliver a torrent of lethal blows. Build up an expansive arsenal of kungfu moves and choreograph them into sequences that perfectly fit your own play style with the Combo Chain system, which is introduced to cut the need for excessive button-mashing or memorizing super long move lists. Explore and find your own niche!
Forum Thread: Phantom Blade: Executioners (by SoulGame Limited)
Master your piloting skills as you manoeuvre through a labyrinth of caverns where danger lurks around every corner. Infiltrate a Xeronium mining installation and cut off supply lines before the corrupt BeamGen corporation invades the galaxy.
But be warned, enemy drones are out in full force. Remain on high alert as you explore the Vensella cavern system, test your skills in epic space battles and destroy the reactor core!
Do you have the skills to be a pilot of RAIDER?
Forum Thread: Raider (by Amir Lari)
Shades: Shadow Fight Roguelike (Free)
World has been saved. It seemed like a harmonious and quiet time. But the past never lets go so easily: when you make a choice, consequences stay with you. Shadow knew it as he knew that moment of peace will be brief.
Mysterious Shadow Rifts emerged all around the world. They lead to random places and bestow new abilities called Shades upon travelers. Shadow has to pass through Rifts and use this power to close them and unveil the mystery of their origin… But at what cost?
New enemies, new abilities and sequel to Shadow Fight 2 story – Shadow’s adventures continue!
Forum Thread: Shades: Shadow Fight Roguelike (by Nekki Limited)
Shield Hero: RISE (Free)
Shield Hero: RISE (also known as The Rising of the Shield Hero: RISE) is a mobile game based on the anime series of the same name, licensed by Kadokawa Corporation. The game faithfully presents the anime’s original story, characters, and core aesthetic, aiming to deliver a highly immersive experience to all. Embedded with diverse gameplay, it builds up an amazing world where players can have a blast and explore strategies at the same time. Here, you can customize hero talents and squad lineups to become the unstoppable and brave the waves of calamity.
Forum Thread: Shield Hero: RISE (by Eggtart)
Space Race Typing ($0.99)
Are you ready to type, tilt, and challenge other players online?
Enjoy a first-of-its-kind type racing game!
RACE your way to the finish line. Play against friends or on a solo mission in space. Dodge asteroids and lasers hurtling toward you in a harrowing battle against alien bugs!
Forum Thread: Space Race Typing (by Benjamin Welch)
Tide’s End ($2.99)
Dive into the tale of a diver’s journey unveiled through puzzles. Play now!
Tide’s End is a unique indie game experience that takes players on a mesmerising journey beneath the waves. Set against the vast and mysterious backdrop of the ocean by the tiny village of Tide’s End, this game combines intricate puzzle mechanics with a captivating narrative that will keep players hooked from beginning to end.
Forum Thread: Tide’s End (by Yarncat)
Tiny Connections (Free)
Tiny Connections is a puzzle game that challenges players to create networks connecting houses with infrastructure in tight spaces. In this engaging game, your mission is to make sure each home gets essential services like power and water, all while balancing efficiency and community wellbeing.
The challenge isn’t a walk in the park. You’ll need to cleverly link houses of the same color to their matching stations, all while navigating tricky setups and avoiding lines crossing. To help you out, you’ll have access to handy power-ups that introduce progressively tougher puzzles.
With its simple mechanics, Tiny Connections welcomes players into a world where straightforward gameplay hides deep strategy. This game is more than just entertainment; it’s a relaxing escape from the chaos of daily life as you connect houses and infrastructure.
Forum Thread: Tiny Connections (by Short Circuit Studios)
Turbo Tornado: Open World Race (Free)
Unbound city open-world racing! Customize vehicles, explore unique maps, & engage in thrilling police chases!
Speed, action, and freedom! “Turbo Tornado: Open World Race" places you in the heart of real racing action and is designed to provide you with the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Forum Thread: Turbo Tornado: Open World Race (by GRAYPOW)
Warcraft Rumble (Free)
Warcraft Rumble is a mobile action strategy game where collectible Warcraft Minis come to life to clash in epic melee battles. Whether you choose to play in the massive single player campaign or compete head-to-head in epic PvP battles, prepare to experience the true meaning of joyful chaos!
Forum Thread: Warcraft Rumble (by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.)