Rovio’s Retry Flies onto iOS, Android

Rovio has announced the launch of Retry on iOS and Android devices, a game that’s described as being so hard that players will think they’ve stepped into “an 8-bit time machine” to the year 1986. The pixelated, level-based action game sees players flying a tiny plane through side-scrolling courses, with subtlety being king when it comes to controlling the aircraft. Let’s just say the game is called “Retry” for a reason.

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SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Launches on iOS, Android

Zombie Assault 4Game developer and publisher Ninja Kiwi has announced the launch of SAS: Zombie Assault 4 on iOS and Android devices. The latest installment in the zombie shooter franchise introduces a new class system, and offers what Ninja Kiwi calls “an unprecedented level” of character customization to players. The game takes players to the distant future, to a planet overrun by a virus outbreak. Players can experience the game through single-player story missions, or join forces with others in the up-to-four-player multiplayer mode.

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Zynga Announces Zynga Poker Classic for Mobile

Zynga PokerIn early September 2014, game developer and publisher Zynga released a new and improved version of Zynga Poker on mobile devices. The game was completely redesigned with a modern, “sophisticated” look, better animations and improved sound effects. The app offered a new table design with all new cards and a smarter betting system, all in an effort to better mimic the real-life experience of playing Texas Hold ‘Em with others.

While the company’s intentions were good, player feedback has been mixed. While some users liked the game’s improvements, others preferred the original style of play. In an effort to please as many players as possible, Zynga has announced the upcoming launch of Zynga Poker Classic, the original game, which will return to mobile platforms later this year.

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Camp Pokemon Launches on iOS

Camp PokemonJust a few weeks after releasing Pokemon TCG Online on iPad, The Pokemon Company has released another new mobile app in the extremely popular universe of these lovable critters: Camp Pokemon. The entertainment app is categorized as being made for ages 6-8, and takes players to an island filled with Pokemon-themed activities.

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2K’s NHL 2K Skates onto iOS, Android

NHL 2K2K has today announced the launch of NHL 2K on mobile devices. The game was developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, in partnership with Virtuos, and introduces players to multiple gameplay modes, including a new My Career mode for shaping and living the career of a custom hockey player (this mode lasts multiple seasons). Another new mode, Mini Rink, allows players to compete in “competitive and fast-paced” three-on-three matches.

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The Sims FreePlay Updated with Wizards for Halloween

The Sims FreePlay HalloweenSome magic has come to the world of EA’s The Sims FreePlay on mobile, as this year’s Halloween update is now available to download on iOS, Android and Amazon devices. This update comes along with a new store, new pets and new hobbies for players to enjoy during this spookiest time of the year. There’s even a new storyline here, as players must earn the help of Sim Town’s resident wizard, who will help them save the neighborhood from “impending doom.”

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Mobli Media Launches Version 2.0 of Mirage Private Messaging App

Mobli Media has announced the launch of Mirage 2.0 on mobile devices, an updated version of its privacy-focused instant messaging app. When using the app, users send and receive messages that disappear after a few seconds, with this new update introducing two new ways to share a Mirage message with others, including several contacts at once.

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Store and Share Photos Securely with Hidely on iOS

HidelyZero-trace camera and photo platform Hidely has launched on iOS devices, giving users access to a secret gallery and secure camera for protecting their private photos. Photos taken with the app, or imported into the Hidely gallery, are protected via double encryption technology, and users must enter a passcode before ever entering the app.

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Animoca’s Brain-Training Game Summa Launches on iOS

Animoca Brands has announced the launch of its new “brain-training” puzzle game Summa on mobile devices. The game is similar to titles like Threes or 2048, and focuses on making lines of number tiles to fulfill specific tasks. Summa offers three different game modes, and three difficulty levels for each mode, so a challenge level is available for everyone.

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Collectible Card RPG Outcast Odyssey Launches on Mobile

Outcast OdysseyBack in July 2014, Magic Pixel Games and Bandai Namco announced Outcast Odyssey, the pair’s collectible card battle game, for mobile. The game has now officially launched on iOS and Android devices, taking players to a world where the strategy of card-battle games meets RPG-inspired dungeon crawling. In Outcast Odyssey, users explore environments to collect new cards, hopefully creating a stronger deck with every encounter.

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