Tiny little change for this week's Mobile Monday. We're going to start featuring a few free games each week along with some mobile games that didn't quite make the cut when we worked out the weekly schedule. Any objections? Didn't think so! Onward!
Minecraft mobile gets multiplayer - In case you stopped playing Minecraft for some reason, you should know that Minecraft: Pocket Edition recently had a rather significant update that added a sorely-missed feature: multiplayer! Mobile Minecraft is making use of the beta version of Mojang's Realms, an official service set to provide servers for all who play the game. For a fee. But it's free at the moment, so go and check it out! (iOS / Android)
Free game: Quadropus Rampage - One part roguelike, one part arcade smacking game. Quadropus Rampage from Butterscotch Shenanigans is what near-mindless button smacking should be. The game touts one of its features as "Hit enemies in their stupid faces", which we admit is really rather awesome. Randomly generated levels, tons of loot to pick up and equip, and some bright and shiny graphics that look fantastic on your Android device. And yeah, it's free! (Android)
Nearly free: Pixoban - Bringing a little sokoban action to the mobile markets, Pixoban stars the young Pixo who has been abducted by aliens. In order to escape, you have to puzzle your way through 126 levels of tough block-shoving puzzles. It's ok, though, because you might get a spiffy hat out of the deal. (iOS / Android)
Final Fantasy IV hits Android - It took its sweet time, but Square-Enix has finally brought the 3D remake of the fourth Final Fantasy game to Google Play. It's not on sale like Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is (darn), but it's Final Fantasy, and it's still good! (iOS / Android)