Best new iOS and Android games of the week: April 30

Are you after a round-up of the best and most interesting games to have hit the App Store and Google Play Store over the past seven days? You are? Well then, you’re in luck.

It’s not a classic week by any means, but there’s plenty of fun to be had provided you’re not looking for anything with masses of depth.

Have you been playing anything different this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Binary Dash
By Star Garden Games – download on iOS / download on Android

A slick, sharp, and generously proportioned two-touch platformer with a nifty twist. Tap right to jump, tap left to switch the orientation of the level. Simple!

Cosmo Race
By Nanoo Company – download on iOS / download on Android

This crisp platform-racer reminds me a lot of ReRunners, but with a simpler lap-based approach and Mario Kart-like power-ups. It’s all good, clean competitive fun.

Die With Glory
By Cloud Castle – buy on iOS

A really attractive, clever adventure game with a witty plot (in which you’re actively trying to give the viking protagonist a good death) with choose-your-own adventure and casual gaming elements.

Pengy Has a Dream
By h8game – buy on iOS


The success of this neat little platformer hinges on a simple but effective mechanic, as you draw out ice platforms for a little penguin to slide on.

Castle Battles: Strategy but FAST
By Light Arc Studio – buy on iOS

An interesting, garishly hued attempt to make real time strategy work on mobile. There’s a bit of Galcon in here, but with more tactical depth.

Neon Chrome
By 10tons Ltd – buy on Android

One of the finest mobile twin-stick shooters of recent times comes to Android. Neon Chrome offers satisfyingly paced action in a vibrant dystopian sci-fi setting.