Welcome to our round-up of the best mobile games from the previous calendar month. How've you been?
August was another good month for mobile games. We had a potential Clash Royale-beater with a sizeable console IP, a couple of highly esteemed PC ports, and a whole heap of cute.
Have you been playing anything else in August? Let us know in the comments below.
By Nexon - download on iOS / download on Android
Attack your opponent's base with jetpack soldiers and clanking mechs in this fine console spin-off. Titanfall: Assault is like a deeper, more tactical take on Clash Royale - and it's every bit as good.
By Red Hook Studios - buy on iPad
A seriously meaty side-scrolling dungeon crawler with a deliciously viscous, oppressive atmosphere and stunning comic book visuals. If you're a glutton for punishment, look no further.
By The Gentle Bros - buy on iOS
This delightful game casts you as a fearless cat-venturer, romping around a fantasy world like an abridged version of Zelda. It's a knock-about RPG of the loveliest kind.
By Wadjet Eye Games - buy on iOS
Classic point-and-click adventuring is underpinned by a ripping sci-fi yarn in Technobabylon. If you like twisty whodunnits and detective stories, it's a winner.
Bottom of the 9th
By Handelabra - buy on iOS / buy on Android
A baseball-themed board game might sound like the driest, most niche premise for a video game ever. Surprisingly, though, Bottom of the 9th is both accessible and highly entertaining.
By Arnold Rauers - buy on iOS / download on Android
It's a new quirky Solitaire card game from the maker of Card Crawl and Card Thief. Need I say more? Alright then: buy Miracle Merchant.
By Pelican 7 - buy on iOS
Less of a game, more of a piece of digital entertainment. Songbirds is all about creating music in a pleasingly intuitive, aesthetically pleasing way.
By Hypetrain Digital - buy on iOS
A harder-than-hardcore platformer with short, sharp levels that whiz past in at breakneck speed.
By Part Time Monkey - download on iOS
Tootle through bite-sized obstacle runs using a novel tip-tappy movement system in what could be the polar opposite of Darkest Dungeon. A warm hug of a game.
By Bug Frost Games - download on iOS / download on Android
This two-touch arcade action game has a bit of Pong to it, but with zombies and a raft of unlockables.