There are so many games available on Google’s Play Store, you would have to spend your whole life to try every one for yourself. But it wasn’t always like it is now. Mobile games perform much better than they used to thanks to better hardware, engineering and improvements on Android. There has grown to be such a variety of games, some good some bad, but truly something for everyone. We all have our favorites, but what do you make of puzzle games?
When I say ‘puzzle’ games, I’m not just referring to scrabble and ‘2048’ the game. In today’s market, there are all kinds of games that involve puzzles. Not all of these involve some kind of a board or pieces, rather, many in the category are an adventure type game with puzzles embedded within them. You may have never knew until you opened the app to play yourself.
Lots of games have problem-solving involving some kind of puzzle you must use your brain to figure out the solution. Typically, these get harder as you move up levels and enter new challenges. Some get really tricky and take more brain power than you’d think to reach the end of the game. Odds are, if it’s a paid game, it’ll feature more levels that proceed on and on. Sometimes players can pay for clues and tokens with in-app purchases, but the better games usually charge an upfront fee. Generally speaking, the price of mobile games has come down and users can get a game for a lot of playing time in exchange of just a few Play Store bucks.
Personally, I don’t play a lot of games on my phone, but when there’s something everyone’s playing or a game that grabs me in head first, I’ll get attached. Two puzzle games in particular have grown on me including one that’s still on its way up. Both these games made headlines this week.
FRACTER released on Android and iOS this week and I gave it a try just before reporting to you on it earlier in the week. I think it’s fair to say that I’m glued to it. The story mode keeps me going and despite being challenging, the puzzles are thrilling and worth your time. It’s pretty strategic but anyone can have a fun time playing it. Basically you try to outrun people by competing small puzzles and some larger ones to piece together a journey with the goal of getting as far as you can. The graphics are amazing and at a one time price of $3.99, you cannot go wrong. The game is very underrated and hasn’t caught on yet, so you can be one of the first to own it.
Another game that hit the news-wire in the past week is Alto’s Adventure, or should I say “Alto’s Odyssey.” After much hype around the first game released by the developer team, fans including I cannot wait for the sequel in Alto’s Odyssey. Alto’s Adventure is another adventure game that features puzzles and has been super popular since coming the market. The company behind the app is looking to capitalize on Alto Adventure’s success with a new and even better game in a sequel known as Alto’s Odyssey taking after the first one only with a new world and fresh gameplay. The game has been available on iOS since the beginning of the year and has demonstrated why it’s so good, but will only arrive for Android next week on July 26. It’s going to be a big release, since the company’s early success came from the first Android app. Many are counting down the days and have already pre-registered on the Play Store to get it opening day.
This brings us to our poll of the week. Do you play puzzle games on your Android device? If so, how often? Which games do you recall playing? Would you like to see more puzzle games on the Play Store? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below this post and submit your response in our weekly poll. The poll will remain open all week and we look forward to hearing your response.
Below are the major stories from this week.