Game On: 9 must-play games this week

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Happy Monday Manchester!

Find some time this week ASAP and unwind with these 9 must-play games! They are available on Google Play and iOS. Now! With the variety in this list you’ll find something for you and everyone in your household. If not, check back weekly to see what games are trending at Ink Link!

Game on!


Action Fighting Game
Bandai NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

NARUTO X BORUTO NINJA TRIBES brings together all your favorite characters and teams from multiple generations of the iconic NARUTO and BORUTO worlds. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura of the original Team 7 fight against or alongside their new Team 7 counterparts Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki. Many other unforgettable fan favorites such as Gaara and Ino-Shika-Cho also join the fight!

Naruto on Netflix


Naruto is a Japanese manga that tells a fantastic story of a boy named Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who desperately seeks recognition and dreams of becoming HOKAGE, aka the leader of his village.


2. Legends of Runeterra

Strategy Card Game
Riot Games

Set in the world of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra is the strategy card game where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success. Choose your champions and combine cards from different regions — each with their own style and strategic advantage – then build the perfect deck to take down the rest.

Legends of Runeterra Card Game


Another Great question! Legends of Runeterra is a free-to-play digital collectible card game (CCG for short) developed and published by Riot Games.  It released on April 29, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS.. It exists in the same universe as League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena game by Riot Games.

Strategize for Victory in Legends of Runeterra!


3. Beat Sword – Rhythm Game

Music Game
Eyugame Network Technology Co., Ltd

Brand new music rhythm game — Beat Sword! Easy to play, challenge your sense of music rhythm. Massive songs, continuously updated, there are always songs you like, 3D graphics, cool and exciting, and the charm of music!

Google Reviewers say, “Install it and enjoy!”



Select a song you like and click to start.
With dynamic music, press and hold the screen to move the villain left and right, and use the lightsaber in the villain’s hand to cut the speeding blocks! At the same time, avoid all obstacles!

Lightsabers, Dancing AND Music?! This APP sounds incredible!

Slice your way to victory with LIGHTSABERS! YES!


4. NBA 2K Mobile Basketball

Sports Game
2k Sports, Inc.

Experience console-quality graphics and lifelike NBA 2K action while on the go. Collect your favorite NBA players, build your dream team, and then step onto the court in 5v5 matchups or real-time PVP. Use Drills to train up your players, compete in Seasons to earn rewards and new crafting materials, compete in limited time events for exclusive cards, and rise up the leaderboards on your way to become a legend.


Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans Star Player


Stay in the game and experience authentic NBA 2K action on your phone or tablet. Season 2 offers deep card customization, more on the court options, and a newly updated 2020 roster! NBA 2K Mobile is the newest game from the NBA 2K franchise.

Here are the latest FEATURES that come with NBA 2K MOBILE:
• 400+ cards of your favorite NBA players and All-Stars
• Console quality graphics and authentic on the court action
• Multiple modes and events to test your skills
• Build your ultimate dream team of players past and present
• Call for Picks and Double Teams
• Exclusive rewards in real-time events like The Gauntlet
• Daily bonuses from the Checklist and logging in.
• Real-time PVP
• Customize your MyPLAYER by appearance, equipment and more
• Challenge rival Crews to 3-on-3 games on blacktop


iOS: Internet connection, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, Mini 4 or newer on iOS.
Android: Internet connection, a device with 4+ GB of Ram, and Android 8.0+ (Android 9.0+ recommended).


Play with Superstars like LeBron James!

5. Madden NFL 21 Mobile Football

Sports Game
Electronic Arts.

Madden NFL 21 Mobile is an all-new way to experience Madden NFL on the go. For the first time ever, create your own customizable character and take them into a brand-new dynamic challenge mode called The Yard. Experience all-new global locations on your rise to become an NFL Legend while still enjoying everything you’ve come to love about Madden NFL Mobile.


Lamar Jackson, Quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens



Madden 21 Mobile Football is ranked #1 in sports currently! This makes Madden a NO BRAINER to pick up and try today! With a 4.7 app ration in iOS, this game proved to be one of the BEST on the market! It’ll be hard to not include this game in our weekly ranks among games to try!

Here are the latest FEATURES that come with MADDEN NFL 21 MOBILE:

  • Create and customize your own character, then rise to fame in brand-new, fast-paced, small-sided gameplay in The Yard: Underground.
  • Become an NFL GM and take your team to the Super Bowl as you play through dynamic NFL seasons.
  • Take on Madden’s Masters where you’ll build your team of NFL Superstars and Legends\
  • Compete with friends in Arena H2H or Overdrive as you define your NFL journey in the deepest and most competitive Madden NFL Mobile to date.


Lamar Jackson, the 2019-2020 MVP of the NFL!

6. Brawlhalla

Platform Fighting Game

Brawlhalla is a free-to-play 2D fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS, with full cross-play across all platforms. The goal is to knock one’s opponent off the stage, comparable to Super Smash Bros. This can be done by damaging them repeatedly! Either the last player standing (the one who still has at least one life) or the player with the most points wins the match! Come join the BRAWL!


Get your BRAWL ON!



Brawhalla is free-to-play, based on freemium business model. The game offers 9 selectable characters to use for free from a weekly rotation, making it more accessible for newer players! Brawlhalla introduced cross-play across all platforms on October 9 of last year. Cross-play means players on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Android and iOS can ‘queue’ against each other in online ranked play and/or create custom lobbies which a player on any platform can join.


100% free to play, with no pay-to-win advantages and no in-game purchases!

7. TFT: Teamfight Tactics 

Strategy Game
Riot Games

Assemble an army of your favorite champions in Teamfight Tactics, the PvP strategy autobattler from the studio behind League of Legends! (PVP STANDS FOR PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER)

In Teamfight Tactics, you’ll draft, deploy, and upgrade from a revolving roster of League of Legends champions in a round-based battle for survival. Band together with Rebels or devastate with Dark Stars—the strategy is all up to you!
 TFT is free! The game takes place in the League of Legends universe and is based on Dota Auto Chess, where players compete online against seven other opponents by building a team to be the last one standing.

The battlefield for Team Fight Tactics! Choose Wisely!


Based on Dota Auto Chess, a mod for Dota 2, the game centers around eight players who construct teams to fight  one another and be the last player standing. The battlefield consists of hexagons, where players can strategically place champions on the hexagons on their side of the game board between rounds. Each round, a short battle automatically commences, with two players matched randomly for that round, or else paired against computer-controlled enemies. In the rounds against computer-controlled enemies, each enemy has a chance to drop gold, champions, or items that the player can use. The number of champions the winner has remaining determines how much health the loser has deducted!

Legends of Runeterra Champion ‘Darius’ in action!

8. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion

Turn-Based RPG Game

Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion is a mobile free-to-play strategy RPG action game. It follows the Spanish Assassins under Aguilar de Nerha during the Spanish Inquisition . Exclusively developed for mobile, a new version of the Animus allows us to experience memories from the past and play with different Assassins simultaneously. Gather powerful Assassins in a single Brotherhood and unite against the Templars and the oppression raging in Spain!


Develop your fortress and grow your Brotherhood!


The game features a headquarters for the Brotherhood where Assassins can be trained and new items and equipment can be crafted. As the player levels up their brotherhood, additional rooms and other content become available, opening up new upgrade options.

The player can also send teams of three Assassins on various infiltration missions. Different skills and character combinations are better suited to some missions than others. In addition, the type of missions completed will have an effect on how the Assassins develop: standard missions are key for gathering resources to upgrade the player’s Assassins, while Loot missions will earn materials for crafting. New Assassins are unlocked by collecting their DNA fragments in Story or Legacy missions.

Fight your way through, or apply a more stealthy approach? Choose wisely.


FunCube Technology Limited

Welcome to Legend of Ace, the world’s first MOBA + TCG mobile game! Thousands of ways to play every hero! Suitable for every player! Original heroes make you and your friends fully enjoy the fun of PvP! Experience the best of both world as Legend of Ace masterfully blends the words of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena’s and Trading Card Games into one!

Legends of Ace has been quoted to be “the best MOBA game on the earth”


Admittedly I had something amazing written up until I came across THIS review from the iOS store:

Legend of Ace (so-called LoA) is a 5v5 MOBA game. But it’s more interesting than the others.

  • LoA has improved a lot to the game’s strategy. It replaced the item system with a card system. Therefore, players won’t be suffering from item recipes. Instead, there are hundreds of cards to choose to enhance a hero. Every player can have a unique strategy for any hero.
  • LoA is fast-paced. Each game takes only 10 minutes. So players won’t miss the other beautiful things in their life. Imagine the difference between calling back a loved one within 10 minutes instead of the typical 30!
  • LoA needs lots of teamwork. Each team has five players. Each player has to select a role to play with, such as Tank, Healer, Shooter, Mage, Ganker. Players must cooperate to beat the enemies! TEAMWORK! 

LoA is the best place to show off your talent. With the ranking system and matchmaking system, you will meet all the players around the world. Anyone with great skill can be famous here.
LoA is probably is the best MOBA game on the earth!” 

LoA is a fast-paced game! Each match only taking 10 minutes at a time!

About this Author

Mike Lowe

Mike writes from the perspective of a long-time city resident, Black man and father of two. He works for the Manchester school District and has been a volunteer for local youths for more than 20 years. He is also an avid gamer, networker and entrepreneur. Mike values family above all.