Mobile gaming apps have been a source of fun for years with players able to fill a few spare minutes on the move by enjoying some gaming entertainment at their fingertips. However, some games have been developed to do more than just give players some laughs. Here are the top 5 mind-challenging mobile games.
In short, it’s a game which keeps you moving forward and feeling pretty clever most of the time. But lets get on to this extraordinary quest full review.
First of all, you should know that it’s a third release of this well rated puzzle game. The story sits in the surroundings for most of the game, with lots of interesting details where you can pay attention to or ignore as you like. Usually it’s hard to resist and stay focused on a single object, especially when the room you’re in is full of unique stuff. Sometimes you just start wondering, what kind of person makes a device like this.
Shadowmatic has quickly emerged as one of the most popular premium games for iPhone and iPad devices. The game offers 70 different puzzles, spread across 9 different rooms that each offer a unique set of background scenery and overall environmental change. Every puzzle also comes with various music, making each game level unique and special. Whole gameplay is simple, all you have to do is to rotate and move given objects in order to form a familiar shadow on the wall.
Back in the day, this game was called ‘1941’. You play as a fighter pilot who controls the plane and tries to avoid enemy by shooting their planes down. During the game play, players also collects power-ups that increases plane fire rate and adds more bullets in every singe shoot. Each level main goal is to reach final destination.
On the top of the screen there are useful numbers showing how much points player has earned at the moment and what percentage of the current level is completed.
Pacific Wings for iPhone/iPad
Pacific Wings for Android
Pacific Wings for Windows Phone
It’s no doubt that Doom 2 is all time best known legendary game, which was popular in late 90s. It was also one of the first games in multiplayer shooters of the 3D realm.
In mobile version of this game you don’t do as much aiming as in the original, which is good, because aiming on the mobile phone is not so easy. You do however control your character as you run through the map picking up weapons, bullets, health, armor and of course, killing lots of different enemies who cross your path. Just don’t forget to keep an eye on your characters face, who reflects its current health status.
Doom Classic for jailbroken iPhone/iPad
Doom Classic for Android
Everyone who had Zhiliton console should be familiar with this classic game.
All you have to do is to defend your base by controlling a tank in a maze where some walls can be destroyed. You move the tank with the onscreen directional controls and have another button to shoot. Each round main goal is to destroy a set number of tanks who tries to blow up that eagle, symbolizing main base. There are special tanks who leaves power-ups right after you destroy them. Those power-ups are different, they can give armor to your tank, make shooting faster or increase movement speed. It’s challenging and really addictive game.
Battle City for iPhone/iPad
Battle City for Android
Battle City for Windows Phone
This is an addictive puzzle game which will bring the good old time with arcade back to you. Even that gameplay music puts a smile on the face.
The pills you get from the doctor must be used for killing virus in glass bottle. You must rotate and position the pill on top or alongside the virus. Virus gets destroyed when player collects at least 4 blocks matching its color.
Most of the time pills comes in two different colors where one or both sides matches a virus. But sometimes you’ll get a single color pill, which helps to destroy virus much easier and faster. With every next level there will be more viruses awaiting for you and that’s how game speed increases.
Dr. Mario is now made with modern touchscreen controls for the best gameplay experience on any mobile device.
Pill Mania for Android
Dr. Zombie for Windows Phone
Snake is a remake of the famous classic Nokia Snake game programmed in 1997 by Taneli Armanto, the design engineer in Nokia. This is a simple, addictive and funny game, with responsive direction control and hot global leaderboard. Players can even choose any classic Nokia phone to play on. This cool feature makes whole game background nostalgic and original.
Snake 97 for iPhone
Snake 97 for Android
Snake for Windows Phone
Unique and interesting game based on physics. In each level player must complete different tasks in separate ways. Brain It On has no movement controls as we used to see in other games. All you have to do is to draw random shapes to solve challenging physics puzzles. Each shape is used for something during the level time. So pay your attention on the main task before you start. There’s a multiple ways to solve each puzzle, but can you find the best solution?
Brain It On gives 20 levels at a time with the option to buy puzzle packs and unlock more levels right away. Or you can unlock them for free with stars that you collect during gameplay.
It’s a fun and addictive game that really makes you think like a physicist.
Brain It On! for Android
Brain It On! for iPhone/iPad
Brain On Dot Physics for Windows Phone
You are in charge of covering your colleagues workplace while he is taking a bathroom break. You’re just sitting in front of a mysterious panel which only component is a red button. And since you’ve clearly been instructed not to touch anything, the only thing you want to do now is pushing that damn button. Just be careful, because one wrong move can blow whole city monitored on the screen. But if you know how to follow all the clues in control room and do some math, then you will make it.
Every successful step made brings more buttons on the control panel. At that moment when you find yourself lost, try to improvise and not to forget all those right steps you made.
It’s a cool game to test your patience and intelligence.
Please, Don’t Touch Anything for Android
Please, Don’t Touch Anything for jailbroken iPhone/iPad
World of Goo puts mobile gaming into whole new generation, where players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo mysterious sandbox.
Stunning 3D graphics and great physics engine makes every decision made to respond as a result of the action.
It’s a fun game, in which Goo balls try to get to the aim a suction pipe. With your help, they will make their way in various ways, by building bridges, towers and other structures on various locations like hills, precipices, caves or rocks. Sticky balls grabs anywhere they can, just to holdup any structure that player creates. Another cool thing is that whole net can be filled with extra balls. They usually lying on the ground and waiting to get in touch.
Every movement is counted, so you better think twice before taking a step. The less sticky balls you consume to reach the suction pipe, the more points you’ll get. Just don’t forget that each ball getting in touch with those cutting blades will be destroyed, which may result loosing all your construction. You should also avoid strong wind, fire and other obstacles.
This game is really addictive, so watch out not to lose the sense of time.
World Of Goo for Android
World Of Goo for jailbroken iPhone/iPad
Exciting mystery and adventure type of game that requires to use your brain when trying to overcome a variety of challenges.
From the first moments of The Cave, every player will be fascinated by great video graphics and precise sound effects reflecting to every action made. Whole game scenario quite unusual, because you’ll need to choose 3 of 7 characters. Every each of them has their own unusual powers and abilities. Selected heroes will go in to speaking cave where lot’s of various challenges will be waiting.
We recommend that you carefully listen to all the speakings of the cave and stories of the characters you meet. Most of the stories are short and has their own meaning as a hidden clue, which helps to find the right solution in different situations. Whole gameplay leads funny expressions and phrases from the cave, usually making you smile.
We must say that controls is not so precise and simple to use, but after a while you just get used to it.
All in all The Cave is really fun and engaging game. We recommend to test your intelligence trying to reveal the full story of mystical cave.