A new merging game that has recently dropped on the GooglePlay store is Wild Kingdom. In essence, you are the new ruler of this kingdom and have to build it back up with the help of a sketchy assistant. The game is currently in early access, but I still feel that there is nothing to really show for the game overall. I really like the art style. It’s very Disney-like, similar to Robin Hood. I just can’t really tell if I would enjoy this game in the long run. It took me twenty minutes to get to the point in the early access where I literally can do nothing more. So far, I’m neutral about the game. I would definitely like to see more to see if I couldn’t enjoy the game long term. If they make more, I might come back to see how much it has changed, but for right now, I can’t really recommend it.
One of the many idle games that I have on my phone is a game known as Idle Frontier. The first thing that attracted me to the game was cute illustrations. It looks a bit like the types of books that I would have read when I was younger. Idle games are kind of my thing. I like being able to just to due a couple of things for a bit of time, come back a couple of hours later, and be further in the game. It’s the standard idle game with achievements that gives you extra bonuses. My one problem with this game is that there is this loot box system. You have a random chance of getting manager cards of which is needed to automate everything for when you are away. As you get farther in the game, you have to level up these managers, which is by random chance. I’m okay with putting in the work first hand, but later on, I just want to let the game work itself. Overall, the game is okay. I think that if you enjoy constantly putting in the work overtime, go ahead. I’m pretty neutral overall.
One major thing about myself is that I love puzzle games. I don’t know whether I would consider myself good at them, but I do enjoy a good puzzle. Now, when I found a game that was a cop drama with puzzles attached, I was intrigued. The name of said game is “Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery”. The story line of the game is that a detective going into a old town pretty much abandoned, and you need to figure out what happened. The puzzles start of easy but then get progressively harder. I personal don’t believe that the learning curve is that steep. The one thing that you do have to remember is that you can turn the scene 360 degrees. I would often get frustrated with the game because of that one fact: there is more that just what you see because of a particular perspective. I only played the first season because it was free. The game is still in development, so I’ll look into getting the rest of the game once it comes out.
The game is available to download on only on Android as far as I see. If you see differently, please let me know.
One of my favorite genre of mobile games is something that I like to call Soap Opera Games. These are simple games, mostly pressing different things on the screen, and for some reason, they have the most outrageous plot lines, a complete contrast to the gameplay. This time, I played the wonderful Dr. Cares: Pet Rescue 911. I originally wanted to play this game because of all the cute puppies, I will admit, but then a bought the rest of the game because of the storyline that started to unfold. I didn’t think that a romantic subplot was going to reveal itself, but there it was. I was playing this because of the love of animals, but then cute love interests revealed. It was unexpected, but I was not disappointed. I’ll admit, I was rooting for another love interest over another, but I’ll leave that for you to decide.
In the epic sequel to Alto’s Adventure, there is Alto’s Odyssey. I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical of this game. On the surface, it seems like a reskin of the first game. After playing for a bit more, I noticed that they added some new mechanics. They’ve added new ways to gain points by doing tricks. You can ski along walls and jump up and down on balloons. Also, you’re not just skiing in one location. There are three locations that you are able to ski through. It adds more variety which is very much appreciated. Because of that, there is the urge to continue going to get to the next location. Another thing they changed was that instead of having llamas running along with you, there are colorful birds flying with you. Also, you not being chased by a creepy person in this one. It’s a lemur that you woke up from your skiing. If you enjoyed the first game, you are sure to love this one. You have to get a couple of levels into the game before the new mechanics kick in, so hang in there for a bit.
I never expected an endless runner styled shooting game, but there is Mr. Gun. The game is minimalistic in plot and design, but I think that’s the beauty of it. You play as an assassin that is trying to take down a bunch of bosses on your bucket list, but first, you have to get through their minions. You are going upstairs, shooting your way up to the boss. The stairs are randomly generated along with the minions, so there is no telling how tall or short the starts are going to be, and you only have one shot or your dead. What I like about this game that is not present in most endless runners is that there is a leveling system. Instead of facing a bunch of minions and facing the exact same bosses every single time, you begin at the first level you haven’t defeated a boss on. There is still the ability to try and get a higher score every single time that you play, but it doesn’t come with the feeling that after you die, you have to start over at the very beginning. Also, there is the ability to change guns, once you own them. Each one has slightly different abilities. There are also different outfits. After I got the Hitman 47 skin, I didn’t bother looking at the others, so that’s something you for you to discover.
In the past couple of months, I would say, I’ve been obsessed with merging games. Merge these fruits. Merge these cars. Merge these houses. Right now, my obsession is over Merge Dragons. Its premise is pretty much the same as every other merge game, but it adds another element to the formula. I will admit, I first downloaded that game because I kept getting the ads and wanted to see what all hype was about. I was instantly hooked. In the background of all the merging, there is a story that unfolds. You are not just making bigger dragons, although that is a small part of it. You are trying to heal a land that was once overrun with zomblins. So, alongside merging, there is a small bit of an action mechanic and it is very strategy based. Sometimes making a certain merge is not in your best interest. Now, I will admit that this game has all of the hallmarks of a pay to play system. There are lots of elements that go by a lot quicker if you were to pay for them. I haven’t purchased anything so I can say that you will have fun with is game without making microtransactions. I play for a little bit, do something else for a couple of hours, and then get right make into the game exactly where I left off practically.
If you want to experience this game for yourself or just learn more about it, you can go and check out their website. It has all of the information on the app you can possibly handle.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you are sure to have noticed the influx of games that revolve around complete puzzles in order to rebuild something, be it mansions or gardens. A new addition to this genre of gaming is Lost Island: Blast Adventure. I like this game because instead of a match three, is a … blow up blocks of a color. It’s the same premise, but different. From what I have seen in the game, there are lots of interesting characters and a mystery to unravel through the power of archeology. I would check it out if you can so you can have a seal. Have I told you that you get a seal friend?
One of the many recent games that I have downloaded on my phone has Pet Rescue. What can I say about it other than it is super adorable? The animal and character designs are well done. The simple animations are absolutely perfect. The premise of the game is that you are running a vet clinic with different services that you can upgrade your care for animals and help out missing animals. The first part is more time management and the second is waiting for a time to expire. There are also three worlds currently available as I am writing this. I have only played in two of them. The different worlds have different services you can offer and different animals to rescue. My one complaint is that the vets don’t get different outfits for the different world. I know that it is a silly complaint, but I just think it would be really cute.
You can get that game for Android and a bunch of random platforms from I saw.
To be clear, I am considering JouleBug a game because that is what it is called in the GooglePlay store. It’s more of a competition so close enough. What I love about this “game” is that you work with other people to save the planet. There are a variety of tasks you can “Buzz” to tell the world that you did an action to help the environment. There are also competitions every once in a while to show off you world-saving actions to everyone involved. My one problem is that it’s so hard to remember to buzz in, and that is of no fault of the app. At this point, I just do things and realize that hours later I could have buzzed something. Also, I’m a vegetarian, and there is an action that says go a day without meat, so I literally could get that one every day if I were to remember. But I do think this is a fun app to use if you wanted to compete with your friends over something.
You can get the app for Android and iOS. If you would like more information about the company, the website is here. There are also similar apps with slightly different functions from this company if you want to check them out.