App Watch: the best new iPhone and iPad games released this month

March 2018

Florence (£2.99)

Florence is an interactive storybook from the designer behind art-house hit Monument Valley. Inspired by movies like (500) Days of Summer and slice of life graphic novels, it charts the heartracing highs and heartbreaking lows of Florence Yeoh's first love, and offers up an intimate portrayal of what it means to fall head over heels for someone.

Download Florence for iOS here

Holy potatoes! We're in space? (£6.99)

Potatoes. In. Space. Yep, you read that right, Daylight Studio's tactical strategy effort takes place in a universe where vegetables, not man, are the dominant species.

But being a veggie in the great beyond isn't easy. If you want to avoid becoming a side salad, you'll need to scour planets, keep your ship in tip-top condition, and whip up some decidedly wacky weapons — for self-defence purposes, of course.

There are puns aplenty and more action than you can shake a cucumber at. What are you waiting for?

Download Holy Potatoes! We're in Space? for iOS

Lichtspeer (£3.99)

A fast-paced, lightspear-lobbing simulator set in an ancient germanic future (yeah, it doesn't make much sense, but the best things rarely do), Lichtspeer is a thrill-a-second ode to zany '80s arcade action, and it is glorious.

In a world riddled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, only the ancient champion (hey, that's you!) can restore balance and appease the gods. Will you rise to the challenge and embrace your strudel-filled future? What a preposterous question. Of course you will!

Download Lichtspeer for iOS

Alto's Odyssey (£4.99)

Alto's Odyssey swaps the snowy mountains and icy slopes of Alto's Adventure for the hazy sands of a vast, unexplored desert. Just like its critically acclaimed predecessor, Odyssey invites players to embark on the journey of a lifetime and soar above windswept dunes, traverse untouched canyons, and explore long-forgotten temples in a fantastical place far, far from home.

It's escapism at its finest, and an absorbing slice of mobile gaming that'll remind you exactly why you fell in love with the platform.

Download Alto's Odyssey

Infinite West (£Free + IAP)

Toss Clint Eastwood, Ubisoft's 'GO' series, and Chess into a melting pot, and you'd wind up with something a little like Infinite West. The sumptuously minimalist effort is an isometric puzzler that asks players to dish out cold, hard frontier justice by unleashing the power of quirky conundrums.

To do that, you'll have to master the game's grid-based level system, learning how to dodge attacks while getting off some shots of your own. Life on the frontier ain't easy, kid. But heck, we never said it would be.

Download Infinite West for iOS

Dig Dog - Treasure Hunter (£2.99)

Dig Dog is a roguelike platformer about a friendly pooch intent on sniffing out some treasure. It's a simple concept that's been executed flawlessly by creator Rusty Moyher, who's managed to turn what could've been a run-of-the-mill effort into a delightfully moreish morsel.

Run, dig, drop, jump, or dash - then do it all again and again as you delve deeper into the retro-adorned world of Dig Dog. It might not look like much, but trust us, you'd be barking mad to miss it.

Download Dig Dog – Treasure Hunter for iOS

Evoland 2 (£6.99)

Evoland 2 is a glorious time-travelling mashup that manages to do the impossible and cram a smorgasbord of genres into one well-balanced package. You see, as players go all Doc and Marty and soar through the ages, the game itself begins to evolve, shifting from a trading card game into a 3D action adventure title — before becoming something else entirely.

It's a great concept on paper, but one that's awfully hard to execute. It should result in a game that feels at odds with itself, what we get instead is a compelling, cohesive offering that's a joy to behold.

Download Evoland 2 for iOS