Are you looking for a new puzzle game for your Android device? Sick of puzzlers that run through the same boring mechanics, without enticing you in with a brilliant story or stunning graphics? Well then, The House of Da Vinci could be the game you’ve been waiting for.
It casts you as great man’s apprentice. He’s gone missing, and it’s up to you to solve a series of riddles and mysteries in the titular house to get to the bottom of just where Leonardo has ended up.
The game plays out in first person, seeing you manipulating a variety of different objects to get to the secrets that are hidden within. Think The Room meets the renaissance and you’re getting pretty close to the core of the matter.
You’re poking and prodding your way through Da Vinci’s famous inventions, using simple controls that are going to feel instantly comfortable, even if you don’t have any history of playing games like this on your Android phone.
The House of Da Vinci
On top of the slick controls and gorgeous graphics, there’s an enthralling story here that’s going to push you deeper into the game. There’s a serious drive here to find out what happens next, and see what new ideas the game has to offer.
One of those is a strange gauntlet that allows you to see into the past. Not only will you need to master this to solve some of the puzzles, it’s going to give you glimpses of the incident you’re investigating. Piecing them together is key to finding your master.
The House of Da Vinci is a wonderfully well put together mix of a puzzler and a room escape game, and it looks stunning. It’s a premium game, and it’s out right now on the Google Play Store. We reckon you’re going to absolutely love it.
Life on Mars is basically an indie love letter to Metroid, and it launched this week on Android. Well, actually, it was remastered on Android. This new version features much snazzier visuals than the PC original.
It plays an awful lot like Metroid. You’ll explore an alien landscape, collecting new weapons and upgrades as you go. Go and grab it on Google Play right now.
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Life on Mars for Metroid – it looks really similar. That’s probably because it takes enormous influence from Nintendo’s classic franchise.
You’ll explore an alien world, find new weapons and abilities, and even upgrade your shield and energy systems. So far, so Metroid. Go and grab it right now on Google Play.
Mini Guns is another in a long line of releases heavily inspired by Clash Royale. This one is clearly influenced visually by the long-dormant Advance Wars though.
The only unique mechanic we can see, is that you can see the exact line of attack your units will take when you place them on the battlefield. That might be enough for you though, so grab it on Google Play.
The Walking Dead: March to War is a brand new survival strategy inspired by the events of the latest series of the TV show. You’ll build your own base, set survivors to work, and choose the right leader.
You can choose various characters from the franchise to lead your survivors, with each offering a different play style. If you really like The Walking Dead, go and grab it on Google Play right now.
The latest game to be added to the Sega Forever collection is hack and slash title Golden Axe. For those of you who somehow have never heard of Golden Axe before – it’s basically a medievel themed side-scrolling beat-em-up. Think Streets of Rage but with dragons instead of huge blokes with pipes.
You can play as three characters – Gilius Thunderhead the axe-wielding Dwarf, Ax Battler the Barbarian with a broadsword, or Tyris Flare the Amazon woman with particularly powerful spells.
If you don’t know what Sega Forever is by the way, allow me to explain. It’s basically an ever growing collection of Sega titles from every console era. All the titles are free-to-play, although you can pay to remove the ads.
A Golden Axe to grind
There are loads of added gubbins of course. Leaderboards, cloud saves, and controller support – they’re all present and correct.