Smashy Road Wanted from Remco Kortenoever is a retro style racer with the pixelated graphics and style that will bring back memories of the good old video arcade. The game, set in an isometric view, isn’t exactly an adrenaline pumped game, but it’s not lacking in excitement either.
Ketchapp is known for their retro arcade style titles and Ball Jump is once again proof of that. It’s an easy/entertaining game to pick up, and offers the same “just one more” feeling you get from classic video games. If you’re a casual gamer and plays in spurts, check this out.
There have been a lot of Pac-Man games, and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, the company behind Crossy Road, has just released a new one called Pac Man 256. Long time gamers will recognize the title refers to the infamous glitch in the old Pac-Man game that made it impossible to finish. Since this is an endless maze, it’s an apt one, but it’s still addictive.
Some games look so simple that anyone can play it, but mastering it or trying to advance can be a maddening yet addictive experience. A good example of that is Snow Roll from Happymagenta. The premise is simple enough: control a penguin that’s racing down a mountain while on a snowball. Sounds simple yes, but it isn’t.
Skill Wave is one of the latest titles from Appsolute Games, and like their other titles this one can’t be easily categorized as it combines elements from other games. This is basically a zig zag game but there’s a bit more to it than that, so don’t be surprised if you end up playing this far longer than you think.
Pixel Gun 3D from Alex Krasnov is one of the many indie games that drew inspiration from Minecraft, and this is evident from the blocky and pixelated graphical style. But that’s what the resemblance ends because this is a multiplayer shooter / survival game for the iOS, Android and Windows.
Final Fantasy Record Keeper from DeNA is just the latest in the Final Fantasy games to appear on mobile, but if you’re a fan of the series you’ll want to add this to your collection. Free to play on Android and iOS, it’s a typical crossover where you create a team from the characters in the Final Fantasy I to XIII games.
Don’t Stop the Creeps by Tigrido is reminiscent of classic retro titles, combining classic elements with some modern trimmings. If you’ve played old mobile games before, the look and feel of Don’t Stop the Creeps will be very familiar, and if not it will serve as a good introduction to the genre. It’s simple, easy to pick and play, great for casual gamers.
Mr. Jump from 1Button SARL is a seemingly simple game: it’s a sidescroller and as the name implies, your characters needs to jump from platform to the next. It’s a very easy game to pick up, but as is always the case with these retro style games, it’s a bit more challenging than that.