Mobile Monday №103
It's... time! Time to sell bits and pieces of your time in exchange for blissful entertainment! Time to fill boring train rides, long queues at the post office, and somber evenings when you're supposed to be doing homework with... games! And we've got three games that are what we like to call "fun". Go on, give 'em a try!
iMamonoSweeper - Be afraid. The unbelievably attractive browser game of a similar name name is ready for action on your iPhone. And yes, you'll devote many hours of your life to this portable wonder. Similar to Minesweeper in concept, iMamonoSweeper manages to make the classic game deeper, more rewarding, and more challenging without messing with how the game is played. Tap tiles to uncover spaces, numbers, and monsters. Numbered tiles indicate the sum of the monster levels nearby, not number of monsters, so you can use a bit of logic to narrow down which tiles are occupied by which strength of foe and save your battles for when you're strong enough. Yes, you have to fight the enemies, and yes, there's a bit of RPG to this game. Say goodbye to your precious down time! The free iMamonoSweeper Lite is also available.
Plunderland - And now... It's pirateering time! A far-too-entertaining sidescrolling game that drops you in a boat filled with pirates who are out to plunder and siege to their hearts' content. Sail from port to port as you collect money by tossing it in your ship. Take out enemy boats and remove obstacles with the slide of a finger, participate in sea battles, encounter inhabitants, and use your cannon for epic boss fights. There's a lot to do in this unassuming little game, so don't let it slip under your sea radar.
Astronut - Time to explore the galaxy! Take on the role of an astronaut in this arcade-style game, hopping from spinning planet to spinning planet as you make your way through each level. Time your jumps to land on solid ground, careful to avoid enemies and mindful to hunt down crystals and heart refills. Nab guardian orbs to protect you against baddies, and slap that boost button to charge headfirst into infinity (and possibly beyond). It's a charming little game filled with personality and some genuinely cool gaming moments. And it gets wickedly challenging later on!
NOTE: Games listed may not be available outside of North America. Prices are subject to change and are therefore unlisted. Please see the individual game pages for purchasing info.