August was jam-packed with quality games. Some of them we were eagerly expecting, while others crept in and took us completely by surprise. Card games, RPGs, top-down racers, there was a lot of creative stuff happening, and it was a real delight.
Now, it's time to look back on August fondly, remembering our highest rated games of the month. We've got eight in all! Let's get to it.
The weeks churn ever onwards, but fortunately there is a veritable bounty of games to distract us from the daily grind. If you're having an especially slow week, there are a few excellent deals on the App Store that can help change things up a bit. Here are the four best discounts in mobile gaming this week.
If you’ve ever dreamt of leading your own fantasy army to glorious victory, now’s your chance. Avid.ly’s new RTS, Minions & Mayhem, has just soft-launched in the UK. If you’re situated on the British Isles, you can try the game out for yourself right now on both iOS and Android.
Minions & Mayhem is a brightly colored real-time tactical battler set in a fantastical land. Your goal is to amass an impressive army. Gain the loyalty of dozens of heroes, building up a strong fighting force, whether you choose to depend on magic, physical strength, or both. You’re the leader, and the game leaves every choice up to you.
You can build up a massive army from the game’s any heroes. There are a number of fantastical classes and races to choose from -- wizards, ninjas, orcs, and the undead are just a few of the possibilities. Just remember that when it comes to Minions & Mayhem, it’s the quality of your warriors that truly matters.
Every critical strategic choice is left up to the player. You choose who joins your army, which combinations work the best, and where your army is placed on the battlefield. It’s vital to be keyed into every aspect of battle, especially when you’ll be engaging real-life opponents in the game’s 2 vs. 2 challenges. If it’s peace you seek, though, you can join a guild and team up with like-minded armies.
Minions & Mayhem’s beta test will be expanding to other regions soon, so stay tuned.
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Final Fantasy XV is out today, and to celebrate we’re breaking down the best Final Fantasy games on mobile. Porting a game to mobile is always tricky business, but many of the early Final Fantasy games have made the transition quite well. Let’s see which ones are the best.
It took some time, but mobile devices are finally starting to get their own Final Fantasy games. Mobius Final Fantasy is one of those, complete with lush graphics, mysterious characters, and plenty of the expected trappings.
Even better, it's free to play, breaking away from the series' console ports, which were pretty expensive for mobile titles. With turn-based gameplay, it's not hard to pick up, though there are some details that may not be obvious even after going through the very thorough tutorial.
Happily, those kinds of details are our stock and trade here at 148apps. Take a journey through our Mobius Final Fantasy guide for beginners and you'll be more than a Blank before you know it.
If you like your text-based RPGs to straddle an array of genres and base themselves around a fantasy theme, Locojoy’s Mystic Castle is the title for you. Incorporating an aforementioned abundance of genres, including city builder, adventure and simulation, the predominant RPG has mass appeal across the board.