Mobile games are great alternative for people who are always on the go. They may not be as powerful as PC or console when it comes to processing and raw graphics, but the ability to play whenever and wherever you are surely outweighs the other platforms.
Our mobile phones have now become a powerful device since the launch of smartphones. They are no longer limited to texting, internet browsing or skimming through social media; our phones have now become a medium of entertainment. The world of mobile games is a highly engaging and addicting world. With so many mobile games created by different developers, you’d find yourself getting lost in the fun and excitement they bring.
Below are some of the most addicting mobile games. Warning: download them at your own risk.
1. Threes! ($2.99)
Mobile games are no longer limited to anything that has candies, farms or clans. This game genre has branched out into different little genres that cater to every gamer out there.
Games that make you think and use your analytical skills are always a great alternative. It’s not only a perfect way to kill time but it’s also an entertaining method of improving your mental skills. Threes! is your go-to game if you’re looking for something that requires you to think ultimately.
The concept of the game is pretty simple. All you have to do is smoosh together tiles with the same number without filling up the entire board. It may be easy to learn, but it’s absolutely hard to master. As soon as the round ends, you’d find it too hard to resist to not immediately start another. This masterpiece of mobile game design may have spawned lots of knock-offs and imitation, but nothing can beat the original.
2. Alto’s Adventure ($4.99)
Who would have thought that llamas and snowboarding could team up a perfect combination?
Thanks to Alto’s Adventure, the world was introduced to the realization that llamas and snowboarding should go hand in hand. There are plenty of endless runner subgenres ever created where you’re snowboarding or skiing down a mountain, and this game is a refreshing take. The game has received so many positive reviews but the most prominent one is how good the gameplay feels. It’s bizarre that a simple act of tapping to perform tricks or jump could captures the rush and freedom of being out on the powder.
And of course, who could ever resist the llamas? Those alone are already a deal-breaker.
3. You Must Build a Boat ($2.99)
Matching games have earned a reputation of being addictive.
You Must Build a Boat is a type of matching games which takes the word addicting to another level. It has a charm that makes it quite impossible to be put down. The matching is used for your keys, defense and attacks as you run through a dungeon full of treasure chest and bad guys. You unlock expansions to the vessel and meet more people for your boat’s crew as you progress in the game.
A lot of players have kept the app on their phone for a repeat run even if they have already finished the campaign. And who could ever say no to the daily challenges which unlock new looks for your companions?
4. Fire Emblem Heroes (Free)
Many gamers have waited so long for the well-loved Nintendo RPG to have a mobile version. And boy, what joy did they have when the Fire Emblem Heroes was released.
The mobile version may have been a more streamlined take on the game, but it still earned its spot on the list of highly addictive games. If there’s another world that you want to get lost in, it’s this world. There’s a tiniest chance that you won’t get hooked to this game, especially if this is your first foray into the Fire Emblem series.
5. Mini Metro ($4.99)
If public transit commute is a part of your everyday life, then you should never miss out playing Mini Metro. If you have not developed an affinity towards daily commute, then you are not alone in this world. The more reason that Mini Metro is the ultimate game for you – not only does it make you realize how difficult it is to build a functional system, but more importantly you would find this game so calming even if you’re caught in traffic for already 15 minutes. This elegant creation brings together the perfect element of frantic and peaceful.
Mini Metro allows you to build subway systems or train based on real cities around the world. You get to compete against other players on the daily challenges but the real charm of this game is how you compose yourself to remain calm despite the pressure of crowded trains and new stops appearing on the outskirts of town. The yin and yang sensation of this game makes it impossible to put down.
6. Two Dots (Free)
If you’re looking for a sequel that owned a good premise and made it even better, Two Dots is what you’re searching for. The gameplay is pretty simple – you just simply connect adjacent dots of the same color by drawing a line. The game also features additional challenges such as flower dots and electricity and fire dots.
It’s also a bonus that the game is all set to a beautifully zen soundtrack. Pretty music and interesting gameplay are a dangerous combination that makes a game addicting.
7. Swap Sword ($2.99)
Some may think that match-three games and strategy are an odd pairing but Swap Sword proves them wrong.
This game requires you to master resource management: you need to farm as many points as you can in each level before the grim specter of Death appears. What makes this game so addicting stems down from the fact that you could have avoided your death. You have to take a risk if you want to reap the reward at the end. You must put the life of your little avatar on the line if you want to bag that much coveted higher score.
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