It has to be said – mobile gaming has come a long way from the good old days of Snake and Snake 2. The past few years has seen an incredible improvement across the board in graphics and in game play for games available on mobile devices. Whether you’re playing on a tiny mobile screen or on your tablet, the fact that we are now able to rush through hours of gameplay on a simple touch screen is truly a sign of how far we’ve come. I’m sure we can agree, 2014 was a great year for mobile games – which is why we’ve decided to do a round up of the five best games to come out last year.
For a start, there was Hellraid: The Escape, which is sure to appeal to fans of games like Thief. The game, set in a mythical Olde Worlde creates a perfect mix between the mystical and the mundane as players have the opportunity to mix together spells, play chess and even learn piano. The game takes full advantage of the mobile platform including the use of touch screen – for example, in one sequence the player must use their finger to dig out a key from underneath a pile of bones. It’s little things like this which add some much needed authenticity to the game.
If you want something a bit simpler, then try out Watercolours, which is a puzzle game in which the player manipulates the primary colours – red, yellow and blue – to create beautiful tiled creations. Whilst the premise of the game is very straightforward, the patterns and designs are increasingly complex and interesting, strapping you in for a game which is both relaxing and mentally stimulating – making it ideal for both adults and children!
Next up was Eliss Infinity, in which players essentially have to keep various balls floating in the air. New balls are constantly being thrown into the routine, so the overall effect is essentially juggling. The aim of the game is to combine coloured planets with same coloured portals – the hard part is that you also have to make sue that they don’t touch planets of different colours. Sounds easy? It gets complicated pretty quickly – but offers hours of entertainment!
Another strategy game is found in Threes an adorable game featuring flat tiles with faces which speak to one aother when you combine them. The quirkyness of the game makes it a real charmer and definitely deserving of the number 2 slot on this list.
Finally we have Monument Valley, a beautiful and enchanting game which aims to play with perspectives in buildings. With gorgeous graphics and artwork, the game unfolds and recreates massive staircases and grand, imaginative buildings reminiscent of the works of M.C. Escher. Definitely a must try for players who enjoy strategy and beauty to go with their gaming experience.
Of course, these are just a few examples of the types of mobile and tablet games to be found in 2014 – but there is always more where that came from! The list of the best puzzle games for mobile can be found here. If social games is your thing, this is a great review site. That is not all, if you are looking for arcade game visit this site. Have fun!