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Thursday always seems to sneak up on us, doesn't it? Whether it's because we're not the sort of people who are always glaring at clocks, or because we're the sort of people who can't remember what day it is remains to be seen. But here we are anyway, with another 5 top picks for our game of the week award.

What's the game of the week award? Well, it's your chance to pick which game that came out over the past seven days is the best. We've created a shortlist, but it's up to you, our stylish and determined readers, to choose which of them is going to walk away with the hypothetical trophy.

But how? That's easy. You can either leave a comment on this article with the name of your choice, or let us know on Facebook or Twitter which game you think should win. Remember to use the hashtag #148GOW if you're casting your vote on social media though, otherwise it won't be checked.

If you're interested in what won last week's game of the week award, you can click here right this second to find out. But if you don't want to do that, let's just get on with this week's nominations, shall we?

Trigger Heroes

- download for iOS

We get that twin stick shooters are supposed to be manic, but what about single stick shooters? How would that even work? Trigger Heroes answers these questions, and more. Questions like how much fun is Trigger Heroes and can we go and play Trigger Heroes now?

Why we think you'll like it: This isn't the sort of shooter you can bodge your way through. It's as much about running away from bullets as it is dealing out your own hot bundles of death. Once you get into the rhythm though you're going to find something simple and special to sink your teeth into.

Old School Runescape Mobile

- download for iOS

It's been a while since we've seen an MMO coming out for mobile, but this one is certainly an interesting proposition. It's the exact same Old School RuneScape you've been playing on your PC, but in the palm of your hand. And that's something that we think people should be getting excited about.

Why we think you'll like it: It might not be the game that finally breaks the MMO on mobile, but if you're an OS RuneScape player having the ability to play your favorite game while you're out and about is nothing to sniff at. Plus this isn't the sort of MMO we're used to on mobile, so it'll be interesting to see how many new players pick it up as a pocket-only experience.

Blackmoor 2

- download for iOS

A side-scrolling back and slasher that owes as much to the likes of Golden Axe as it does more modern interpretations of the genre. That's not to say it's stuck in the past though, as there are plenty of really interesting ideas that the game throws into the mix to make sure everything stays fresh.

Why we think you'll like it:Because for all the violence and silliness, there's actually a really solid adventure here. It might trade in cliches from time to time, but for the most part you're going to want to push on through the waves of enemies to see whatever exciting new slice of leaping and slashing you're going to have to get through next.


- download for iOS

An interesting mix of blocky visuals and turn-based strategy. The game plays out on a hex-based map, and it's up to you to use the skills and units at your disposal to take out your enemies. Not like take them out to lunch though, take them out as in murder them all the way to death.

Why we think you'll like it: There's a crunchy fun here that's hard to ignore. Sure there are a few control niggles and some other slightly borked ideas, but for the most part Farabel is a fun and entertaining strategy battler that's going to leave fans of the genre reasonably satisfied.

Help! I'm Haunted

- download for iOS

There's something wonderfully retro about Help! I'm Haunted. Not just the way it looks, but the way it plays as well. It brings to mind Spectrum or Amiga games, with its slightly complex core idea and its weird shooting mechanic that involves sliding a knob in the direction you want to blast.

Why we think you'll like it: Because it doesn't quite do anything the way you'd expect it to. Every new mechanic and idea has a strange twist to it that's going to keep you on your toes. This isn't just another retro action platformer, it's a new (old) breed of retro action platformer, and that's pretty cool.

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