Best new iOS and Android games of the week: June 25

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Best new iOS and Android games of the week: June 25

Anything worth playing on iOS and Android this week? Of course there is! Allow us to expand.

If you haven't visited these pages before, this is where we give you a brief overview of the best things we've been playing over the past seven days of mobile gaming. It's another typically eclectic mix we've got for you this week.

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

Take a terrifying minecart ride through Hopeless 3: Dark Hollow Earth, out now on iOS and Android

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Take a terrifying minecart ride through Hopeless 3: Dark Hollow Earth, out now on iOS and Android

The main Hopeless games have always featured two things: guns and relentless sharp-toothed monsters. The series have evolved with each entry, from the stationary shooter of the first to the minecart rush of the second. Hopeless 3 builds upon the second's change, bringing more monsters and guns to iOS and Android

Each level is fast mine cart race through subterranean tunnels filled with ravenous beasts hungry for your blobs. While you start with a pistol, survival and accuracy let's you slowly upgrade your weapons, expanded your arsenal to shotguns, M16s, flamethrowers, and other powerful guns.

Cubiques' block sliding puzzles are out now on iPad and iPhone

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Cubiques' block sliding puzzles are out now on iPad and iPhone

For fans of minimalist puzzlers, Cubiques just might be the game to check out this week, on iPad and iPhone.

Move the red cube, reach the exit. Every level in Cubiques follows that same goal. Tiles dissolve after you pass over them, so the true challenge becomes figuring how to reach the end while crossing every tile and not backtracking.

New mechanics introduce additional obstacles to consider during your cubic travels through the game's 60 stages, including tiles that need to be crossed twice among other elements.

Unique FMV mystery Her Story is currently on sale for 99p / 99c on iOS and Android

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Unique FMV mystery Her Story is currently on sale for 99p / 99c on iOS and Android

Delve into a mysterious murder in Her Story, the Gold Award-winning adventure game currently available for its lowest price since launch. You can grab this compelling FMV mystery game for a mere 99p/99c on the App Store and Google Play.

Presented as a number of files and a video database on a police computer, you need to watch clips from various interviews with a person of interest, gradually understanding the titular tale by typing in keywords to follow clues and uncover secrets.

This uniquely player-driven approach to solving a mystery impressed us greatly, describing it as a "bold experiment in interactive storytelling, resulting in one of the best detective games ever made" in our review.

Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Skullgirls

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Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Skullgirls

It's that time of the month again, when Pocket Gamer gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the App Army.

For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on Facebook.

That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.

App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light?

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App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light?

Panthera Frontier is basically Faster Than Light with cats. You'll explore a vast universe in a spaceship, selecting the right crew, upgrades, and weapons for the job.

There's a lot of space combat against enemy ships here and, again, it plays similar to Faster Than Light. Equip weapons and shields and stuff, then attack enemy ships while trying to take less damage.

But is it as good, or even better, than Faster Than Light? We asked the App Army, and here's what they had to say.

Grab the stylistic platformer Yuri on iOS and AppleTV totally free

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Grab the stylistic platformer Yuri on iOS and AppleTV totally free

Just to add another title onto an already long list of sales going on this week, the striking game Yuri has cuts its prices for this weekend only. 

Yuri is beautiful, hand-drawn, physics-based platformer in which you have to help your unwitting protagonist to figure out how he ended up in a forest of enormous plants and monstrous creatures. 

Work your way through 10 extensive levels and use your skills to unearth the secrets, explore the mystery, and face the dangers ahead of you on your journey to the centre of the earth. A little like a less disturbing and monochromatic Limbo, enjoy the hand-drawn art and original soundtrack as you make your way through the game.