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It's Thursday, and every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to have a little vote. We pick what we think are the best games that have come out over the past seven days, and then it's up to you to choose which of them should be crowned the 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week.

And it's definitely been a busy week. It was hard trimming the shortlist down to just five, but we reckon we just about managed it in the end. And it's left us with some really awesome selections for you to argue over.

You're no doubt wondering how to vote by now. Well, it couldn't be simpler. Either send us a tweet with the hashtag #148GOW, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page. You could even let us know your choice by dropping a comment in the comments box at the bottom of the article.

However you choose to do it, we hope you pick wisely. Click here and you'll find out if last week's voters were wise with the choice they made. And if you're done there, let's get on with this week's fine selection.

Grimvalor - download for iOS

There are a lot of games out there that try to be Dark Souls, but Grimvalor gets as much inspiration from the golden age of 2D platforming as it does from the gloomy stomping of a Souls game. It looks great too, which is never something to complain about.

Why we think you'll like it: It's a massive, challenging adventure with an interesting story, plenty of new things to unlock, and giant bossed waiting around most corners to bite your head off. If that wasn't enough, it's also a whole heap of fun.

Candy Crush Friend Saga - download for iOS

It'd be remiss of us not to add a new King game on this list, since by our reckoning almost everyone who is currently on a bus or a train is playing some form of ...Saga. This one is a polished up Candy Crush, with some added multiplayer and a swankier new look.

Why we think you'll like it: Because almost everyone seems to. It's not the greatest game in the world, but at what it does there are few better out there. It's exactly the sort of game you're going to whip out on your commute, have a few games of, and then forget about. And that's no bad thing.

Dizzy Knight - download for iOS

Any game that features a knight spinning around is fine by us. Any game that includes a spinning knight and also harks back to the glory days of the top-down RPG is even better by us. It's fair to say we've got some pretty strange criteria for what makes a good game.

Why we think you'll like it: It might look like a throw-away sort of experience, but actually there's loads going on in Dizzy Knight. You need to be smart with your moves, use your special potions wisely, and figure out how to take down the giant bosses that are coming for you at the end of each level.

Badland Brawl - download for iOS

This one is a pretty big step away from what we've come to expect from a Badland game. Gone are the physicsy platform puzzles, replaced with something that's much closer to a mobile MOBA. It's PvP, it's card-based, and it's way better than that makes it sound.

Why we think you'll like it: One word - catapults. Rather than just dropping your units into lanes, here you're literally tossing them into the fray. Play smart and you can take a flying unit out with a ground troop before it's even landed. This is a smart, engaging, and brilliantly put-together twist on mobile's most divisive genre.

Eloh - download for iOS

Do you remember a game called Old Man's Journey? Well this comes from the same studio. It's not a massive puzzling platformer though. Instead it's all about solving puzzles and making music. It's every bit as charming as Old Man's Journey, and there are some interesting ideas here too.

Why we think you'll like it: There isn't really anything else like Eloh on the App Store. It's a smart puzzler in its own right, but the added musical dimension, and the polish layered so thickly on every aspect of the experience, make it stand head-and-shoulders above plenty of other games in the puzzling crowd.

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