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It might not have the depth of other card games that fit in your pocket, but Cast absolutely nails pocket-sized midcore gaming. It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s going to drag you back in over and over again.
Elemental Dungeon is fun in all the right ways. It’s unlikely it’s going to win any game of the year awards, but it’s a brilliant way to waste a few minutes. This is the perfect shaped commute roguelite, and it’s going to keep your fingers and your brain busy without getting you too furious or frustrated.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World TourSwitch
We noticed no performance issues while playing the game while in handheld or docked mode either. So although elements of Duke Nukem 3D haven’t aged gracefully, the sheer sense of fun and often inspired level design it possesses shines through. This is a well put together and smartly priced piece of gaming history. To misquote Duke – go get some.
Things can get a bit fiddly sometimes, and you need to pay $1.99 to unlock the entirety of the game as well. But overall, there’s an entertaining and brain-expanding experience here and you’re definitely going to enjoy most of the time that you spend with it.
Peak’s Edge is a smart and engaging experience that’s easy to pick up and pretty damn hard to put down. There’s thinking to do, and loads of stuff to unlock as well. If you’re looking for a roguelite with a hefty chunk of bite, then it’s definitely worth picking up.
So Ion Fury is a game that’s old fashioned, but offers just enough razzle dazzle alongside its old tricks to make it a worthwhile adventure for those who grew up on Blood and Duke Nukem 3D – as well as those who are interested to learn a little more about why the Build engine era of shooters is so revered.
If you’re looking for a game to fill a few minutes of time here and there, then King Scape fits the bill pretty nicely. However, if you’re looking for something with a bit more meat on its bones, you’re going to to want to look elsewhere.
Poker Showdown certainly has some interesting innovations, and when it gets things right it’s difficult not to enjoy yourself. There’s fun to be had here, for sure, but the game’s limitations keep it from breaking into the upper echelons of mobile card games.
There are 200 heroes to collect in Exos Heroes, as well as PvP, guild battles, and more. The combat system is solid, too, but the game’s strong suit is undoubtedly its presentation and the compelling narrative that runs like a spine through the campaign.
Throw in massive bosses, a smart progression system and gorgeous cartoon graphics and you’re left with the perfect mobile game to waste a few minutes in. If those minutes turn into hours, don’t blame us though.
Endless Cards is a game that grows and grows the more you play it, but still manages to fit neatly into mobile-sized play sessions. Its mix of puzzling, RPG and block-sliding is fresh, and it stays fresh even after you’ve put a few hours into the experience.
This is a brilliant, engaging, bright and entertaining racer that fulfils the grin requirement of the kart genre with aplomb. Pick it up, burn some rubber and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
If you’re looking for a dyed-in-the-wool racing experience, you’re not going to get one here. But Forza Street offers up some sharp and entertaining slices of mobile action all the same.
Sky Racket is also quite a short game, and could leave you feeling a little short-changed if you pay full price for it. As mentioned this is an experience best played with two players, but still doesn’t quite offer enough to make it your next must-play co-op title. Ultimately in borrowing from so many genres Sky Racket is hugely appealing and hard to resist on a base level, but somehow lacks the clarity of the classics it cribs from.
If nothing else, Heart of Surging Flame with the brand new collaborated song ‘After It All’ composed by famous Dutch DJ duo Yellow Claw is an excellent reason to download the game right now. If you enjoy strategy RPG games, Arknights is unlikely to disappoint.
It feels a bit cramped on the small screen, and veteran adventure game players will chomp through it in a couple of hours, but if you’re looking for a point-and-click fix Kowloon Walled City is a worthwhile destination.
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Evertile: Battle Arena is a great addition to any smartphone. Once you’ve picked up the basics there’s loads of room for experimentation. And not only is the community thriving – there’s always a game waiting for you – it seems really welcoming too.
Rare power-ups turn you into a giant stompy monster, letting you destroy anything that you come into contact with. None of these extra powers last long though, so you need to be careful you’re not backing yourself into a corner when you use them.
2 Grind 2 Furious is one of those games that you can’t help but play. And you can’t help but play it with a smile on your face. The destruction is just the right side of crazy, and there’s enough interaction that you feel like you’re responsible for it. Looking to let off some steam? Then 2 Grind 2 Furious is the game for you.
Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall is an entertaining distraction. It’s better than the last series of the show, in that it won’t leave you confused or furious, but it’s still not the mobile Game of Thrones experience a lot of us are waiting for.
Plant Nanny 2 isn’t just a game. It’s a lifestyle app with the trappings of a game. In that sense, it’s only as good as the work you’re prepared to put into it. There’s nothing to stop you watering your plant without taking a drink, so you need to apply yourself to get the most out of it. But if you’re committed to your own hydration, and you’re looking for a gentle, pleasant daily reminder to drink more water, Plant Nanny 2 seems as good a way as any to receive a bit of encouragement.
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Most interestingly there’s an editor mode that lets you build your own levels. It’s a feature we’re seeing more and more in games, and the one in Land and Castles is as slick as any we’ve played around with.
The difficulty curve here is excellent, introducing new problems before you get overwhelmed by them, and keeping seasoned players interested with challenges that give them even more XP at the end of a level.
Heroes and Pilots make things more interesting. You can change the driver of your tortoise, or the Pilot, to rack up more damage, but they’re not cheap. The same goes for Heroes – these are massive units that smash anything that moves, but you’re going to need a good chunk of coins to unlock them.
Like all ultra-hard games, Hayfever forces you to draw from your deepest reserves of patience, calm, concentration, and skill. If you’re made of the right stuff, you may find something here to enjoy.