The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile – July 17

Welcome our weekly round-up of the best deals in pocket gaming. As ever, we’ve got some bargain picks for you that will be difficult to resist.

It works like this: each week we bring the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.

We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. Basically if it’s portable and cheap, we’re looking out for it.

iOS games

This week’s iOS selection is full of indie delights. You can’t move for quirky, inspired games at low low prices around these parts.

  • Ticket to Earth for £1.99 (was £6.99) – buy
  • illi for free (was £2.99) – download
  • Samorost 3 for £1.99 (was £4.99) – buy
  • Framed 2 for 99p (was £4.99) – buy
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition for 99p (was £4.99) – buy
  • Space Marshals 2 for 99p (was £4.99) – buy

Android games

Android-owning sports fans have got fine table tennis and motor racing games to choose from this week, as well as a certain popular world-building game.

  • Table Tennis Touch for 79p (was £2.99) – buy
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition for £2.99 (was £6.99) – buy
  • F1 2016 for £2.99 (was £4.99) – buy
  • Modern Combat 4 for 10p (was £4.99) – buy
  • oO for free (was 59p) – download
  • Infamous Machine for 89p (was £4.59) – buy

Smartphone deals

This week we’ve got a hefty price cut on the larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus – one of the finest, best equipped phones on the market and a great gaming phone.

Handheld deals

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a fun puzzler mash-up that feels right at home for Switch. It also feels a little expensive at full price, so check out this deal.

New Nintendo 3DS and prospective New Nintendo 2DS owners can pick up Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, an epic JRPG especially for the newer hardware, at a much reduced price. Better be quick though.