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The Best iPhone Games of the Week

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Had enough Candy Crush and looking for some fun new games to play on your iPhone? Here are five favorites TIME rounded up this week.

Pocket Mine 2

Pocket Mine 2
Pocket Mine 2Pocket Mine 2

Pocket Mine 2 takes you into the life of a miner to dig deep and unlock a series of treasures. Not only are you mining for precious metals, but you can earn cards that enhance gameplay, play with new characters, get new gear for your kit, and find treasure chests and other fun rewards. It’s a strangely addicting game that builds on itself as you play.

Pocket Mine 2 is free in the App Store



A game for people who love destructive gameplay and puzzles, Dotello is a simple game that presents players with a dot-based puzzle to clear. Players move the dots around to eliminate them with big, animated swipes. Keep an eye out for repetition and patterns in order to solve stages. The game isn’t timed, making it a refreshingly calm take on the genre.

Dotello is free in the App Store



There’s nothing easy about rop. After playing for several hours, I’m still completely lost — but also still addicted. It’s a puzzle game that asks plays to recreate patterns on a plane over 77 different levels. The challenge is to finish each level without breaking the stream you draw. But this isn’t for the easily frustrated: I’ve been stuck on level four for two hours.

rop is $0.99 in the App Store

Blokshot Revolution


Blockshot Revolution is all about destructive therapy. The main point of the game is to shoot fireballs out of a pod at a network of bricks and watch them shatter and explode. In theory, there’s a plot to this game and levels to clear, but in reality, the main sell here is endless block-smashing as a sort of mindless entertainment. Eventually, you can power up and use new weapons to smash blocks.

Blokshot Revolution is free in the App Store

Dungeon Hunter 5

Dungeon Hunter 2
Dungeon Hunter 2Dungeon Hunter 2

Dungeon Hunter 5 is a single-player fantasy RPG game in which you control a bounty hunter through a series of campaigns through different worlds to track down villains. You can hook up with your friends to make the game more social, while the developers ping you with new weekly challenges to keep things fresh. And, of course, there are countless hours of slash-filled sword fighting.

Dungeon Hunter 5 is free in the App Store

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