This week I have two addicting mobile games that are highly addictive games. They test your reaction time and overall intelligence, forcing you to analyze and use all your resources appropriately. Lets continue to feed our hunger for games on the go with this weeks mobile game picks.Geometry Dash
Geometry Dash is a simplistic “Platformer” with some adventure and high amounts of puzzle aspects to it. I say platformer, well because the game is naturally just that. You have to jump on to platforms and avoid spikes as your character, geometric shapes, slides across the level at high speeds. This is where your reaction time is greatly challenged. Your character slides across the floor ridiculously fast and leaves almost no time to react to the obstacles ahead. I think that the developers mixed just the right amount of challenge and fun into this game and with each loss you just feel compelled to go right back into it. I was introduced to this title by my little brother who is super addicted to this game and for good reason. I usually don’t like his taste as much but he hit the nail in the coffin with this gem.
Aside from the great gameplay and challenging levels, Geometry Dash offers some amazing music to go along with it. The soundtrack in this game is original and best of all it’s progressive. Meaning the song builds as you progress through the stage, making your every move seem rhythmic. I still haven’t gotten a feel for it to determine if the jumps and music work in unison, but I can say that it does help with the timing. Geometry Dash has a techno influenced soundtrack that I enjoyed thoroughly, making me want to keep pushing and make it to the end of each stage. On top of all this, Geometry Dash sports some real psychedelic visuals that also change as you progress. This in combination with the music, makes you feel as though you are actually moving forward and that makes Geometry Dash a different type of game. Overall, it was fun to play and it’s still a game I can just pick up whenever I’m in a boring situation.
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake
This game became one of my go to games in a matter of days. If you are a retro buff, I think the puzzle stye that Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake so gracefully captured will catch your attention. To begin this list of things Sleep Ninja did right, lets talk about the graphics and layout first. The graphics are beautiful and character design is creative, giving us more than a handful of monsters and each with their own unique special abilities. The layout gives us a nostalgic feel as it reminds me of the over-the-top view that games like Zelda for the NES sported back in the 80’s. It feels like a 16-bit video game but the graphics are clean and vivid, it’s simply just a great game to look at. The movement and control of abilities is both easy and straight forward. You just swipe your finger to the destination and your character moves in that direction. Double taping the screen makes the selected character use their ability, which ranges from monster to monster. You will have to be conscious of what monsters are at your side and know which one to use in each level.
The story is important but basic in nature. I didn’t feel as tho I necessarily needed to know more than what the intro offered. Basically it is your birthday and you had plans of eating your birthday cake for breakfast. As you wake up and look at the table you soon find that your birthday cake has been stolen and you are left with nothing but crumbs to follow. You follow these crumbs and start your adventure, meeting friendly monsters along the way. I was fine with the fact that this is all I needed to know to move forward. So often we are forced to look into characters and backgrounds of characters that we forget that sometimes simplicity pays off. In the case of Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, simplicity was what made it fun. I highly recommend this adorable/fun puzzle themed adventure to everyone that enjoys cute art and evil monsters. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?