I am unfamiliar with the games you listed, but give “Kingdom: New Lands” a shot. I think its about $10, but I have been playing the heck out of it.
Basically, you are a monarch (swaps between King and Queen as each run starts) trying to build up the land (turns out its an island) and rebuild a wrecked boat to escape with an entourage … to land on the next island…
You collect gold coins, use a coin to recruit a vagrant into a peasant, who now looks for a tool to perform a job. Coins are used to buy tools as you upgrade your camp/village/castle, more tool types unlock as your camp upgrades.
A bow (two coin) is used for Archers, who hunt during the day (bunnies are 1 coin, deer are 3), and defend from the Greed (evil little things) that come out at night in progressively higher numbers and difficulty.
Hammers (3 coins) get you a builder, who will chop down trees (cost 1 coin, returns 1 coin with a chance of a second one) and build up your walls and defensive towers.
Scythes (4 coins) get you farmers, who slowly grow crops and return … eh… 6 coins per crop?
I could get into more detail… but wheres the fun in that?
Three commands… Left, Right, Use. Thats it. It is a side scrolling thing, so you only move left and right, and Use is either dropping a coin (for a peasant to pick up as an extra life or to recruit), or a long press/series of taps to use for the buying of tools and queuing up woodcutting etc.
I highly recommend this game. Played it on PC for months, finally got it on my android phone cause… I like.
A lets play!