Mobile Gaming is a strong house subculture in the gaming community and has brought in several large name and indie named companies to its door. But sometimes, there’s a lot of games that show up with too many to focus on and too many to go through. So here at Mxdwn, we’ve decided to help with that by creating a Top 10 of the Month Mobile Games List, to narrow down the search list for you and give a range of games to check out. So for the first time ever, welcome to Mxdwn’s Top 10 Mobile Games of March 2019! First up:
10. Rush Rally 3
Rush Rally 3 is the long awaited continuation of the beautiful racing series Rush Rally by developers Brownmonster. This racing game is not only extremely high quality, but adds more and builds more upon what Rush Rally 2 had created. With an extensive new career mode in several different difficulties as well as multiplayer added in, Rush Rally 3 has created a new benchmark for racing games. Beautiful, great handling, and a whole lot of cars to collect, if you’re looking for a new racing game to fill the void this is the one.
Rush Rally 3 is available for both Android and iOS Systems for $3.99 USD.
Scorcher, developed by RadianGames, is a lot like the hit game Temple Run from a number of years back. Players use a small sand ship to navigate their way up a winding strip of sand and dunes. They have to hit things known as Sharks to gain extra points, and dodge the large Sandsnakes that can take their ship out in one or two hits. As they progress, the ship begins to move faster, so it gets a little harder to control the turns in the path. The farther the player gets, the more maps they can unlock, and the more upgrades they can get for their ships. Simple yet addictive, Scorcher is one to try out.
Scorcher is available for iOS Systems only for free.
8. New Rue Eur
New Rue Eur is the first of many puzzle games on this list. Developed by GamesGus, New Rue Eur has the puzzle in the name. Using license plates from Europe, the goal is to match them to each other. For instance, if one says RUE, you can click on one that says EUR, so one and so forth. Though, as the levels get harder, so does the matchmaking. Certain difficulties will only allow the first letter to match with the first letter on the plates, and not in any other other position. So it takes a little bit of work and thinking to try and rack up the combos to move forward. New Rue Eur is simple at first, but it will only get harder from there. If you’re up for a challenge, this one is if for you.
New Rue Eur is available for both Android and iOS Systems for free.
7. Go Slice
Go Slice by Lucky Kat Studios became very familiar in a matter of seconds. It has a similar style to Cut the Rope, in how some of the mechanics work. Use your scissors to slice at a large piece of paper to fill in the gaps to help your little pixelated, blobby friend to the finish line.The goal is to solve the puzzle in as few moves possible, but you are given a set amount of slices to make. Help unlock new characters with their own unique design and keep moving forward. Levels get harder and harder requiring more moves to solve the puzzles. Familiar in all the best kinds of ways, Go Slice is worth trying out.
Go Slice is available for both Android and iOS for free.
6. Picadilly’s Puzzle Museum
This next one is for a fairly young audience, but there’s a bit of a story with this one. Picadilly’s Puzzle Museum is actually a game based off of the Lisa Anne Novelline children’s book series Piccadilly and her Magical World. This specific game is a jigsaw puzzle game that has different difficulties and shows the art from the book series done by Nicola Hwang. I had actually played this game as a small demo at PAX East, and spoke with the author herself about her books. Having completed one of the medium-difficulty puzzles as a “co-op” (each taking turns on putting a puzzle piece in place) with a friend, it was easy to fall in love with the charming aspect of the game. Charming, wonderful art, and inspiring, Picadilly’s Puzzle Museum is fun for all.
Picadilly’s Puzzle Museum is available for iOS Systems only for $4.99 USD. Check out Novelline’s books as well on her website here.
5. Dear Stefan
Developer Mariana Mota had a rather charming idea when working on Dear Stefan. The concept of the game is simple and, honestly, adorable. Players are the workers of a mail carrier service completely run by Stefan. The catch? They’re all hedgehogs. Dear Stefan is a timing puzzle. Tap to make the platforms disappear or reappear to get the little carrier hedgehog to the letter and then to the mailbox. Stefan congratulates you when you’ve completed the puzzle. The goal is to not have so many hedgehogs get off course, so the lowest number is the high score. With hand drawn graphics and backgrounds, this little game is sweetly frustrating in all the right ways and sweetly fun in the best ways.
Dear Stefan is available for both Android and iOS Systems for free.
4. Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?!
Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! is actually the third installment of the Holy Potatoes! series by developers Daylight Studios. This time, twins Ren and Rexa are on a secret spy mission to uncover the mysterious disappearance of their parents. And how do they do that? Buy hiring all sorts of spies with pun-filled names to infiltrate the skeevy spy corporation that the twins believe is behind the disappearance. Embark on missions with the spies you hire to try and get more information while also not raising any suspicion. Fun, ridiculous, and filled with a lot of parody spy names who are all potatoes, this one is a fun time waiting to happen.
Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! is available for iOS Systems for $4.99 USD.
3. Delivery From The Pain (Full Release)
DigiPotato Studio had actually released a shorter and lighter version of Delivery From the Pain in February. However, the full release didn’t come out until early March which is what was looked at. In this game, players can choose one of two characters, one that has more strength, or one that has more book smarts. Then they are thrust into the world, fighting zombies and escaping while trying to remember how they got there.
Gaining a friend and mentor, an unnamed bandaged woman, players learn how to craft, fight zombies, and keep themselves alive. Then finding out that all the way up at the top of the map, there is a location where people will pick them up and bring them to safety. Though, the player loses their mentor early on, and they have to do this all themselves. Dramatic and intense, how will you spend your time to keep safe while also making your way to safety? Delivery From the Pain has the answers.
Delivery From the Pain (Full) is available for both Android and iOS Systems for $4.99 USD.
2. The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Back during E3 in 2018, Bethesda announced that they would be creating a mobile game known as The Elder Scrolls: Blades. And it wasn’t until this month that it came out. Well, in a Early Access at least. This new story isn’t a mimic or copy of Skyrim, but, in fact, focuses on doing smaller quests and managing a town. The combat is just tap, hold, and swipe to attack, block, etc. The graphics are absolutely amazing for a mobile game, and looks almost exactly like console graphics. So far, the game is a great Elder Scrolls experience, and well worth the wait.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is currently in Early Access on iOS Systems only for free. To sign up to be a part of the Early Access period, go through the tutorial and keep your notifications on until you’re allowed in. It will be available for Android systems later this year.
1. Tick Tock: A Tale For Two
Tick Tock: A Tale For Two by OtherTales Interactive is somewhat of a spectacle. This game does require two people, and if a player attempts to go solo, they’ll get stuck and be unable to move forward. However, there is a catch to this game: it’s an offline two player. Meaning everything has to be done through communication between both players. If something happens on Player 2’s screen, Player 1 needs to manually input it to continue the story. But players can only advance with communicating what’s happening and solving the puzzles together.
Upon receiving a package in the mail by a close friend and being transported back to the 1930s, players will find out that there’s a mystery happening around a single clock shop and the family that runs it. Using information and storytelling through radios, journal entries, and news articles, they’ll soon find themselves solving and understand what had happened. But what are they willing to lose to find the answer? Atmospheric, dripping in gothic lore, hinting at a romance, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two lands the spot at the most recommended mobile game for March.
Tick Tock: A Tale For Two is available for PC, Android and iOS and is $2.99 on mobile and $5.99 on Steam. And if you’re wanting to play it, but don’t have a Player 2, OtherTales Interactive has a Discord Server where you can find a player two, or talk with some people who are into the game as well.