Recommended games in Android
Unique puzzle adventure game perfectly suited to touch screens
I first saw Mushroom 11 running on an iPad what must have been over two years ago. It’s perfectly suited to touch screen controls and feels foreign on desktop. But the current climate means indie developers marketing strategy, as dumb as it is, is to release on PC first. Lots of reasons to do so, but inability to figure out how to market to mobile users effectively is a big part of it. With the whole marketing strategy now being bring a PC game to mobile and people will pay a bit more.
Enough about that, how about this game. It’s a really well done puzzle game where the players multitouch pushes move an amoeba like blob through a series of levels. Really well done, very unique, and fun!
Posted March 13, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Heroes of Loot 2 Brings More of the Original to Love
Heroes of Loot 2 is an update to the original that brings even more to love of the original. This time around the player chooses two player types to take into the dungeon, switching between them in the game as needed.
Heroes of Loot 2 is 50% off right now for launch.
After their job, of keeping the dungeons in balance, was done, our heroes needed a new job. Roaming the lands they found a call for heroes, a castle in need, possible even a damsel in distress?
Pick two heroes to take into the adventure, controlling both heroes and using their special skills to navigate the dangerous castle hallways, rooms and floors. Switching between the two characters to solve quests, puzzles, and of course clear the dungeons of all evil.
Posted June 9, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Puzzle game Evo Explores is great for fans of Monument Valley
There have been a lot of games that have aped the style of Monument Valley, but not that have really gotten the idea and complexity of the game. That is until Evo Explores. Evo Explores really understand the game and does a great job of adding puzzle types to the original that it unashamedly takes inspiration from. It’s so good that members of the Monument Valley team have remarked how impressed they are.
But beside that, the game can stand on its own as well. It’s a great suspension of belief type puzzler with new and interesting mechanics and is just plain fun. The story that goes along is a little weak, but then again that’s just a small part of the game. Well worth a download.
Posted April 15, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Dirac - quantum challenge puzzles
Smash Hit and Does Not Commute developer, the ironically names Mediocre have dropped a new game on us. Dirac is a puzzle game that focuses on connecting quantum particles in an atom smasher puzzle game. It also happens to have a really great soundtrack.
Posted March 10, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Clash Royale Sees Worldwide Release (Finally!)
Clash Royale has been a major consumer of my time over the past couple months. I have been heralding it as the best game ever seen and now it’s available for all to play.
This game could be described as MOBA-lite or Hearthstone-lite. But really it’s neither. It’s a mash up of so many genres that it’s almost it’s own. Great game mechanics that are a ton of fun and it’s actually a game that take skill, timing, and planning.
In speaking to friends it seems like this game is really sticking with people that didn’t really take to Clash of Clans. A dream come true for a company like Supercell. So if you did or didn’t like Clash of Clans, give this a shot, it might be your next favorite game.
Posted March 2, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Football Manager Touch 2016 gets top marks at Touch Arcade
Despite the 3D engine disappointment, the game still stands as the king of manager games on iOS and an extremely-easy recommendation to anyone even remotely interested in sports. The game’s depth is probably incomparable to anything on the App Store, its replayability probably unmatched too, and the entertainment it offers ranks up with the best gaming experiences I’ve had on any platform. SI has put a lot of work to make the game play better on tablet, and it shows as it’s definitely the most tablet-friendly manager game to date.
While the game will entertain every player who enjoys deep management games, it truly shines when you actually know football and follow it. Why? Because there’s a sense of vindication when playing FMT 2016 that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten from another game. When that no-name player you got into your digital team at the beginning of the year ends up becoming a big signing for a real-life big team merely a few months later, then you can proudly say “I called it.” Outside the ‘moral satisfaction’ that such moments bring, they also show the game’s realism in terms of player representation, another reason why playing this game and watching the real sport end up merging together in a fabulous amalgam of sports entertainment.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to Star Wars: Commander
Star Wars: Commander is arguably the best Star Wars game for mobile right now. Yet it seems to be the least appreciated of the three main ones. The other two big ones are just plain boring repetitive gatcha games. While it can be said that Star Wars: Commander takes a lot of inspiration from Clash of Clans, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
If you haven’t given Star Wars: Commander a try yet, now’s a good time to hop in with the new Force Awakens content added including two new characters and a new planet.
Posted December 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Frozen Shadows expansion hits Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2 has been the perfect example of an endless runner. It has everything a fan of the genre would want — variety in gameplay, characters, and now an even bigger monkey!
With over one billion downloads already, is there anyone who hasn’t played this yet? This expansion to Temple Run 2 brings the nearly three year old game is a welcome sight for fans and those new to the game as well. It refreshes this game and just maybe introduces it to a new group of players.
If you haven’t played it, give it a shot. If you have, now you have a reason to play it again.
Posted December 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott