7 Most Addictive Mobile Games

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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Best New Mobile Games for iOS and Android

The best kinds of games are the ones that you can conveniently play wherever you go. You may just be chilling on your bed the whole day or riding on the bus on your way to work. In our fast-paced society, we need something that is portable that we can just take with us whenever and wherever we want to. That is why mobile games have become so popular recently.

Mobile games are no longer limited to farms, candies, clans, birds or some monstrous hybrid of them all. Mobile platforms are now a home to super interesting games that can get very addictive. Just check out App Store and the Google Play for blockbuster and popular games.

2018 has been a good year for mobile games. Below are some of the best games this year has bestowed us.

1. Pokemon Go

Price: (Free)

Availability: iOS, Android

Pokemon Go reached its peak of popularity in the first few weeks of 2016. You’d find tons of people searching for their pokemons everywhere. This game was an instant massive hit, which also promotes active lifestyle aside from mobile gaming. If you were one of those few people who were not a part of this craze and has not tried the game since then, you would be glad at how much the game has improved two years forward.

Pokemon Go is more fun now than it’s ever been with its revamped gym system, the just-added friends list and Pokemon trading features, regular special events and rewarding community days, daily and weekly quests, legendary, rare, and shiny Pokemon everywhere and challenging multiplayer raids.

Though there are some features that are not well-polished, no game is as better as the one that you can play while walking around outside and getting a little sun now and then.

2. Pocket Run Pool

Price: Free

Availability:  iOS

Zach Gage is an amazing game designer. His iOS games are next-dimensional; he has a special eye of turning a traditional game into a more exciting and improved version by just adding one mechanic that totally transforms the game into a whole new light. Some of his greatest creations are Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitare.

Pocket Run Pool is another game released by Zach Gage this year. It’s a type of archade game that satisfies your craving for an amazing clack of pool balls, swiping to use your cue and using perfect geometry to line up shots. What elevates this game into a whole new level is that ach hole contains a different multiplier that rotates every time you sink a ball making it a game of score chasing. If you don’t want to lose one of your three lives, you must sink a ball each turn.

It may sound elementary on paper, but it’s brilliant in practice. The game is a perfect embodiment of the pressure in making risky trick shots in order to try and get every ball in the “x10” pocket.

3. Fortnite

Price: Free

Availability: iOS, Android

The mobile edition of Battle Royale is surprisingly an adept adaptation of the widely successful console and PC game. The strategies that you have learned on these platforms can easily be translated on the mobile version since it still uses the same 100-player battles and same map. There may be some flaws on the mobile game though. For instance, aside from performance issues at times, it’s also hard to see movements on a smaller screen. It does not look as good as the console and PC platforms too.

On the positive note, the mobile version has some good addition that you won’t find in the other platforms. There’s an added indicator that shows you the direction of gunfire; this is a huge help when you’re playing silently. This comes in handy if you’re playing on a crowded place with no headphones on. What’s also great is you can bring on the mobile version any purchases you have made on PC or console.

It may not be the best version of Fortnite, but the mobile version brings portability for players that are always on the go. You can get Fortnite for free now on iOS and it requires iOS 11. It works on iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, and X, as well as iPad Mini 4, Air 2, and Pro. It won’t work on anything older than those devices. An Android version is coming later.

4. Florence

Price: $3.99

Availability: iOS, Android

If you have a flare for a love story presented with utmost care, then Florence is the perfect game for you. It’s a direct manifestation of “action speaks louder than words”. It does not use conventional dialogue to convey the highs and lows of an intimate relationship but rather it uses interactive narrative elements and unique albeit simple puzzle mechanics. You may not find the mundane of doing the house chores of brushing of teeth exciting in the context of a video game, but it’s magical when you step into someone else’s life at a pivotal moment and witness as the events unfold for better or worse.

Aside from the beautiful artworks in the game, you can totally relate to Florence as she narrates her love story and the complexities that go with it. It’s surely an experience that should not be missed.

5. PUBG Mobile

Price: Free

Availability: iOS, Android

When PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became extremely popular on PC, it did not come as a surprise when it transitioned to mobile platforms quite nicely. It may not have the same precision when it comes to positioning or aiming yourself during intense firefights, but the mobile version is as alive as the PC version. Transitioning to mobile version is not hard either as components such as weapons, player count, map features, and map size of the original game are all present here. PUBG is your perfect game if you want to focus on shooting rather than building towers and walls to protect yourself.

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