If you can’t help but feeling something is missing in your life, try Jelly Jump – this must be it. A superb twitch game from Ketchapp is addicting as hell and equally hard. When I read user reviews boasting they reached 106, I gulp, weep and blame it on my inherited bad eye-hand coordination. This doesn’t mean I want to quit playing – no way!
There are endless app releases attempting to emulate the popular Flappy Bird formula, however Spring Ninja adds a whole new meaning to the word frustration.
The trouble with the number of titles trying to emulate a simple idea is that they all boil down to the same tip-tappy interaction. But, Spring Ninja has introduced a tricky analogue control system that makes this app virtually impossible to succeed at.
You play the role of a ‘fat ninja’ (its words, not ours) with springs on his feet. Pressing and holding the screen winds up these springs, then releasing causes you to leap forward. It’s up to you to judge the right amount of tension to get you to the next tiny platform, the distance and height of which varies considerably. Nine times out of 10 you will plummet to your death as opposed to landing safely on the next platform.
This is a devilishly tricky game to master, but a highly entertaining one too.
At the moment Fast & Furious: Legacy feels likeCSR Plus, which is to say that it’s not a traditional racing game like Real Racing 3 or 2K Drive, but more a collection of smaller gameplay styles put together to create a racing lifestyle experience.
There are drag racing elements, likes controlling the revs of your engine for the best possible starts to races, and there are endless runner-esque sequences where you need to change lanes (a la Subway Surfers) to avoid other vehicles or slam into rivals.
A drifting mode also sees you putting the back-end of your car out and weaving through a course, but the control you have is extremely limited.
You’re a stickman in a space rocket who has to dodge traffic by swerving and jumping over cars, whilst collecting coins. It’s a bit like Temple Run, the longer you last the more points you get. It fantastic, with a swish art style, and gameplay is slick, addicitive and simple to grasp.
The next chapter in the RPG saga brings with it 35 dungeons to explore, co-op action and smooth hack and slash gameplay (well, on the Nexus 5 anyway). Just like any RPG worth its stars, Dungeon Hunter has plenty of upgrade options and character customisation, plus some decent online play. IAP does somewhat stunt your development though, you’ll need to cough up some serious dosh if you really want to get further into the game.
Another visually stunning adventure from Telltale Games, this time focussing on a wolf…we won’t spoil anymore of it for you. It follows the same vein as titles like The Walking Dead (also a Telltale game), so if you’re a fan of that, you’ll feel at home here. You get the first episode free, but will have to pay for the next few levels.
Racing games are great for showing off the graphical capabilities on any device, whether they’re on a home console or mobile device, so it’s no surprise that CSR Racing looks pretty darn awesome. Cars glisten, pack detail and environments look great too, gameplay is fast paced and perfect for a quick race when you’re on, ahem, the loo.
A different take on the Asphalt series, ditching the straight forward racing for an endless runner type game. You have to swipe the selection of glorious supercars from right to left, navigating around obstacles and pulling off mid-air tricks. Bathed in a sun soaked 80’s colour scheme, the cartoony graphics are swish and a good change to the regular series.
The uber addictive sequel to Dots is finally here for Android, after a period of exclusivity for iOS. Just like its predecessor, the gameplay is a simple act of joining multiple dots together, but this time there are different objectives to accomplish, multiple environments to play in and just down right more variety.