Mobile gaming is as popular as it has ever been, so here’s a list of our top five mobile games of 2016 so far.
Candy Crush Soda Saga
From game developers King, Candy Crush Soda Saga is one of the many iterations of the original Candy Crush Saga game released back in 2012. The main objective of this puzzle-based candy-switching game is to switch the bottles and candies to match 3 or more of the same colour. In turn, these candies will disappear and more will take their place.
Depending on the level there will be many distractions and features blocking you from progressing, including “Frosting” levels, “Chocolate” levels & “Bubble” levels.
Frosting levels require you to break frosted tiles by matching candies over them. Breaking through the ice will reveal a gummy bear which will reduce your gummy bear target by one until you’ve revealed all of the gummy bears. Sounds simple, but with a set amount of lives it’s much more difficult than it sounds.
Chocolate and Bubble levels are a similar concept, but instead of breaking through ice you’re stopping the chocolate from spreading and trying to get the bears above a certain level, respectively.
An all-round fun game, ideal for all ages.
Most of you will know of agar.io, the hugely popular, online multiplayer game where the main objective is to eat as many cells as possible and slowly become the biggest cell in the “petri dish”. Well, this is slither.io. It’s an extremely similar version, but instead of being a cell in a petri dish you’re a snake eating other snakes. Sounds thrilling, right?
Don’t let the description fool you, this massively multiplayer browser-based game has taken the world by storm in recent months and can provide endless fun for those times where you’ve got nothing to do.
Promotion from popular YouTubers has elevated this game to a similar popularity level as agar.io, and therefore now has its own mobile app on both Android and iOS.
The app brings everything from the browser-based version, and is the ideal time-killer.
Disney Crossy Road
Crossy Road was released back in 2014, and has been described as “endless Frogger”; an accurate description in my opinion. The main aim of the game, much like Frogger, is to cross a series of roads, rivers, grass and train tracks without dying. You can play as a chicken, koala or a bunny.
Well, Crossy Road developers, Hipster Whale, have teamed with Disney to bring you “Disney Crossy Road”. Not the most imaginative name, but it gets across what the game is about!
With the likes of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and various characters from Disney classics featuring in this special Disney version of the game, it’s a brilliant alternative version for those Disney fanatics out there.
Finding ways to play mobile bingo is tricky. There are many sites out there, but it’s difficult to find the perfect way to play bingo whilst on the go. Bingo Heaven is one of the top bingo apps for iOS, with a star rating of 4 1/2 stars and over 13000 ratings in total.
The app has a wide variety of features, levels and games, which are sure to keep you occupied whilst not actually spending any money at all!
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Sure, Minecraft isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you can’t deny the popularity of this block-based adventure game.
There’s the possibility to create anything you desire, or simply play with friends, build castles, have battles, and much more.
With Minecraft: Pocket Edition now available on both iOS and Android, all of that block building fun can be carried with you wherever you go.
Updates to the mobile app now allow you to sign in using your Xbox Live account to play with friends, and also play on maps that you have on Xbox.
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