That said, it’s still pretty fun. And while many small games of come and gone from my phone, this game has remained. And that feels worth mentioning. Even after all this time, it’s still one of my go-to games that I thoroughly enjoy.
I chanced across an article about the game at the end of the day on Friday. And as luck would have it, I snagged a code a few hours later (you need one to get access to the game) and started exploring. It’s pretty addictive, and I’ve already spent a lot of time this weekend with it. I’m not sure…
At best, this is a fish exchange rate game – whereby I’m trying to amass a larger portion of fish through various trades with the cats. I’m slowly building up to getting more gold fish, with the hope that I can expand my yard. And from there, I guess I’ll be… servicing more cats?
It’s a bit like the Sims, but much darker. I love the screenshot (above), as these two were just utterly miserable, yet trying to slow dance with one another and talking about their “future” together. I’m a terrible Overseer, but hey – my vault, my rules.
For those of us who grew up with Choose Your Own Adventure books, this video game is a natural extension of choices and outcomes. Structured similarly to a comic book, panels are laid out with a fixed starting and end point.
This game type has been really fun, as the timer seems to be just right in its difficulty: I’ve lost a few games due to the time running out, but not so many that it feels frustrating. The “Escape” game is excellent for a burst of adrenaline.
Ingress is a mobile game that involves warring factions battling to control specific, physical points in the real world. I first heard about this game last year, but at the time it was only available for Android devices. I learned yesterday, that an iOS version was available… and decided to check it out.
Spaceteam is a free “cooperative shouting game” for phones and tablets. And you know what else? It’s awesome, in every way.
You play the game as Colossatron, a large machine of destruction that arrived from outer space. Your goal is pretty straight-forward: blow everything up, and don’t get blown up yourself. The main backdrop of all this destruction is shown as though it were a newscast, and the main “enemy” of the game is the world’s military leader – a guy named “General Mustache.” So hopefully that gives you a good sense of the tone of the game.
Heroes of Loot is the latest game that I’ve gotten sucked into, on my phone. Though you get to choose different classes (elf, wizard, etc), the game is more akin to Gauntlet than any actual RPG in that the characters are fairly similar, stats-wise.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve been sucked into a multiplayer game. A few years ago it was Team Fortress 2, and before that it was Unreal Tournament. Though it’s not quite the same as a platform-based multiplayer, it definitely scratches that itch. This is a game that I play pretty much daily, and it’s still hasn’t lost its lustre, after a few weeks.
I recently came across a Top 10 Mobile Games article, and stumbled across a game called Triple Town. I downloaded it in the morning and played it a bit, on my way in to work. I played it a bit on the way home from work. And in less than 24 hours, the game has inserted itself into those small spaces of time between events.
Cut the Rope is by far one of the most addictive games I’ve played on my iPhone. It’s a deceptively simple game. Your goal is to get a piece of candy to the main character (named Om Nom). It’s a physics-based game, where you use a bit of intuition and timing to cut ropes with your finger… getting the candy…