Berlin (dpa / tmn) – Fancy a ride? Monster Hunter Stories capture and tame fearsome creatures. Dragons also play a big role in Game of Thrones. Every time you play Reigns: Game of Thrones, you can be King of Westeros.

"Monster Hunter Stories"

An app for 22 euros? That's not common. But the price is explained by the fact that Capcom's "Monster Hunter Stories" is actually a role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS. The porting on iOS and Android has succeeded, "Monster Hunter Stories" convinced with a huge volume with good playability. In the game, a powerful monster ruins the home of some friends. The friends scatter in the wind and seek their luck in a wild world full of monsters.

As with the other games in the "Monster Hunter" series, the big world with its thousands of monsters is the highlight. Players fight countless battles, killing hundreds of monsters – or catching them and turning them into friends. The sheer number of different creatures alone ensures hours of entertainment. The game is very expensive for an iOS or Android app with 21.99 euros, but it is free from further in-app purchases.

"Reigns: Game of Thrones"

With "Reigns: Game of Thrones" grows together what belongs together. The cult series around intrigues and wars between different royal houses fits wonderfully to "Reigns", because even here, governing is anything but easy. The players slip into one of the roles from Game of Thrones. Successively, other characters come and ask questions and questions. There are two possible answers to this, which influence the progress of the game. Maybe this will bring new characters into play, maybe a trip will happen – or maybe the players will gradually dig their own grave.

Always pictured are the symbols of four fractions. If one of these symbols fills up completely, the faction has become too powerful and takes the throne itself. If the symbol is empty, the faction is dissatisfied and rebellious. So to stay on the iron throne for a long time, you have to pay attention to the right balance. Each round is also different and it takes a few tries to reveal each character of the game. For 4.19 euros, iOS and Android players can try themselves as ruler of Westeros.

"Sega Pocket Club Manager"

"Sega Pocket Club Manager" is a comic-style football manager from SEGA, who has a full scale despite his cute graphics. Here, the player manages a fantasy club and turns an average team into a star ensemble. The big weakness of the game is certainly the lack of a FIFA license. Real stars and clubs are in vain. The blemish makes "Sega Pocket Club Manager" especially through one again: the spectacular games. What is skipped with other football managers is a highlight here. The funny players with their oversized heads dwarf many anime series, especially when their special abilities are activated. Realistic that is not, but nice to look at. The free game is worth a look for any football fan. It is released for iOS and Android.

"Badland Brawl"

"Badland Brawl" by Frogmind Games is a fun mix of different genres. Tower Defense, Card Game and Angry Birds merge into an entertaining experience that is unlikely to be unique on iOS and Android. Two towers face each other. The goal is to bring each other to collapse. To do this, players draw cards that allow them to attack. In most cases, these are the little creatures and monsters that march in the direction of the target on the level between the towers, attacking everything that gets in their way.

The trick was borrowed by the developers at "Angry Birds". The combat units do not just march on it, but are hurled into battle with a catapult. This allows for an additional tactical component. Flattened units face the enemy directly in the way. Other attackers can also be thrown directly over the defenders on the opposing tower. The game is available for free.


People in search of a challenge found tough-role-playing food with the "Dark Souls" series. Direlight Games have been heavily inspired by "Dark Souls" in "Grimvalor". They convey the feeling of the gloomy fantasy game on iOS. To do this, they rely on a 2D platformer in the style of "Castlevania".

"Grimvalor" is heavy, but can be well controlled via touch screen. Many monsters are waiting to face their creator if the player does not do so in front of them. Many deaths must be dying as the game progresses, but instead of frustration, there is a growing desire to continue. Connoisseurs of the "Dark Souls" series will recognize many elements here and can look forward to a challenge on the go. In the Appstore "Grimvalor" costs 7.99 euros.

"Layton: Mysterious Village"

He is perhaps the greatest detective in video game history: Professor Layton coined the Nintendo DS with his adventures. His first case is now getting an HD remake for Android and iOS. "Layton: Mysterious Village" by Level-5 takes the Professor and his assistant Luke to the village of Saint-Mystère. There a late baron left a rich legacy. Condition for this: Find the Golden Apple, which is hidden somewhere in the village.

Layton goes in search of clues and quickly realizes that the inhabitants of the place are great puzzle lovers. They only pull out information if Layton solves their tasks before. These include math and logic tasks, puzzles and puzzles, but also trick questions. Between the more than 100 tasks unfolds an amusing story, which is loosened up with charming animated sequences. Anyone who likes puzzles and does not know Layton should definitely give him a chance. 10.99 euros seem a lot for an app, but are definitely worth it.



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