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.
If you’ve been playing mobile phone games for a while, then you’ve no doubt heard or tried Snakes before. Now game developer DSD 164 has made Snake 97 available for the iPhone, Windows Phone and Android, and it’s every bit as fun and challenging as the original.
Stickman Rush from Ketchapp Games is a sidescroller that will bring back fond memories of those pixelated games you used to play. However, this isn’t just strong on aesthetics as its gameplay is just as good. While it’s basically a lane changing scroller, Stickman Rush has a few more aces up its sleeve.
The best games don’t have to be complex or have eye popping visuals, because more than anything else, it’s the gameplay that matters. Papi Jump from Sunflat Games is a good example of that, because it’s the very simplicity that makes it addictive: While it’s basically a jumping platform game with a rubber ball, it’s a lot of fun.
Seabeard is a game from Backflip Studios that has a little bit of everything; action, strategy, adventure, resource gathering. It takes place on a pirate island where you collect resources and go on quests along the way; all while restoring the island’s former glory. While the premise sounds easy, the game has more than a few challenges in store just for you.
Amazing Ninja is a deceptively simple game as it can be frustratingly hard at times, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’ll want to keep coming back again and again for one more try. This addictive little game from Ketchapp might have a simple premise, but it will definitely keep you hooked.
Crossy Road is best described as an endless hopper game, and yes, it’s all about why the chicken crossed the road. The game, developed by Hipster Whale, isn’t just another endless runner wannabe though, as it’s got a lot of striking visuals and a surprisingly addictive gameplay.
Stick Hero from Ketchapp is a simple but addictive game, with very simple mechanics but very challenging and difficult to master. It’s the kind of game that can sometimes be frustrating but will have you playing again and again. The premise is simple: create a stick long enough for your stick hero to cross the next platform, but it’s not as easy as it seems.
At first glance, Retry from Rovio looks like a Flappy Bird game, but while there are some similarities, it stands out on its own. In this physics based game your objective is to fly a plane from start to finish, and as you might expect it isn’t going to be easy. However, it’s still a lot of fun.