Welcome one and all to our round-up of the best games to have been released on iOS and Android over the preceding calendar month.
A month is a long time in the world of mobile gaming. Dozens of new games are released each week, so a lot can get lost over the space of a calendar month. Fortunately, we're here to sum things up for you.
April wasn't exactly a classic month for mobile games, but there are a couple of treats in there.
By BorderLeap - buy on iOS
Antitype is a finely honed word game that also plays like a challenging puzzler. There's a welcome degree of careful strategy to this clever game of antonyms.
By Noodlecake Studios - buy on iOS / buy on Android
A colourful tile-flipping puzzler with tones of Reversi and Go - but with a limited move allowance honing the experience for mobile play.
Full of Stars
By ArsThanea - download on iOS
Occupying a fascinating area between arcade game and narrative fiction, Full of Stars wraps up multiple-choice storytelling and one-touch gameplay in an attractive sci-fi wrapper.
By Gritfish - buy on iOS
A charming puzzle platformer that combines Quell-like swipe-based movement with clever gravity manipulating. Oh, and adorable little birds.
Pengy Has a Dream
By h8game - buy on iOS
Sketching out ice platforms for a little penguin to slide on is just the sort of cute thing your mobile was made for. Pengy Has a Dream isn't particularly deep, but it sure is fun.
By Craneballs - download on iOS / download on Android
Imagine a mash-up of Crossy Road and the movie Speed. Sounds awesome, eh? That's Bomb Hunters for you.
By Star Garden Games - download on iOS / download on Android
Binary Dash is a smart two-touch platformer that lets you switch the orientation of each level with touch. It's not original but it's good frantic fun.
Get Me Outta Here
By Crescent Moon Games - download on iOS
Don't let Get Me Outta Here's simple arcade-blaster appearance fool you - this is actually a pleasantly awkward action game. Nailing its swipe-based control system, in particular, is a real treat.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
By Telltale - buy on iOS / buy on Android
You know the score with Telltale adventure games by now. Lots of plot, multiple choices, a few direct inputs. But this time you get to enjoy the company of Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot.
By Overhaul Games - buy on iOS / buy on Android
This is an enhanced port of a legendary PC RPG game, complete with a remastered soundtrack, bug fixes, an updated UI designed for touch, and other improvements. If old school role playing games are your thing, you can't really go wrong.