Netflix’s latest game is a Hearthstone-style card fighter

Netflix’s foray into the mobile gaming subscription market shows no signs of slowing down. This week it added a few new titles to its service called a card-fighting roguelike Arcanium: Rise of Akhani, and a hidden object game called Krispee Street. Both are free to download on iOS or Android if you’re already subscribed to the streaming service.

Arcanium follows an increasingly well-known template for Netflix’s mobile game releases in the sense that it is a pre-existing title added to the subscription service. The game originally launched in early access on Steam in 2020, where it currently has “Most Positive” user reviews. The Steam listing describes it as a “single-player open-world strategy card adventure” and an amalgamation of the roguelike and deckbuilding genres.

In the meantime, Krispee Street is a hidden object game that almost looks like a digital version of Where’s Waldo, based on the webcomic Krispee. What’s on Netflix notes that it’s the fourth game from developer FrostyPop to be released on Netflix since the service’s official launch last November.

With the release of the two titles, Netflix now has a dozen mobile games available to download and play for free as part of its subscription. It probably still isn’t enough to justify a subscription on its own, but they’re a nice addition, especially when they’re all free of annoying in-app transactions. If you’re already paying for a Netflix subscription, what have you got to lose?

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