Mobile games are getting more complex and interesting as the years go by. Games have gone from just a couple hours worth of game play, to the length of some console games. This gives gamers another rich gaming experience, but can also make it difficult if you don’t have a lot of time to enjoy a mobile game. Pick up and go gaming is centered on playing games that allow the gamer to enjoy just 15 minutes of game play (say while waiting for a bus, flight, or meeting) or hours of gameplay when you have more time. They give the player the best of both worlds, a quick time wasting experience or a more rich and developed one. They offer this by either having short levels, mini-games, or giving the player the ability to stop, quit, and then pick up no matter where they have left off.
Plants vs Zombies
Plants vs Zombies is a mobile hit that keeps people coming back. It’s a strategy style game that has gamers use plants in order to repel zombie attacks. It’s cute, funny, and a bit quirky. There are also a large number of mini games and puzzle games. It gives gamers a variety of ways to take out zombies and keeps the game from getting stale. The game can be played for a few moments a time or spend hours protecting your home against the undead waves.
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart is a pretty recognizable franchise at this point. You race around in go-karts competing against various Nintendo characters, in worlds inspired by their games, using power ups to take the advantage and the checkered flag. The DS versions also come with multiplayer allowing you to play with friends, and even strangers using wi-fi. Mario Kart has a lot of replayablility.
Professor Layton is a puzzle game where Layton and his sidekick decipher puzzles in order to solve a greater mystery. They look very interesting, have compelling stories, and a variety of puzzles. The game can be a bit difficult, but it gives a feeling of accomplishment for passing a puzzle you were stuck on. With such good story lines you have even more incentive to keep moving forward.
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 is a port of Mario 64. It’s includes all of the orginal levels and features as well as some new additions. For instance you can play as Luigi, Yoshi, and Wario, each with their own different skill set to help you with the game. There are also a few bonus puzzles and mini-games to keep you entertained. Mario 64 after all these years still holds up as a solid game in the Mario franchise, and ports very nicely to the DS.
Knights of Pen and Paper
Knights of Pen and Paper is a turn-based RPG. What sets it apart from similar titles is that it follows a group of people who are playing a Pen and Paper game (like DnD). So while the characters ARE roleplaying, the gamer is stepping in and taking control of their adventure. It’s a pretty funny and unique take on a standard RPG, it also comes with its fair share of laughs. Fans of pen and paper games will greatly enjoy this and yet it’s easily accessible to people with little to no pen and paper experience.