Work with no play makes Jack a dull boy. Today’s play does not involve getting a skipping rope or making a ball. Today’s definition of play, is phone games. Stuck in traffic, bored in class, attended a boring party? Here are some of the games that will definitely keep you on your toes. Disclaimer, they are not arranged from best to least best since we all have different tastes.
1. Plants vs Zombies
The game involves homeowners who use a variety of different plants to prevent an army of zombies from entering their houses and “eating their brains”. Its all about how well you can plan your defense. It gets even better in Plants vs Zombies 2. The main character of the game uses a time machine named Penny. They travel to different pseudo-historical settings with their neighbor, Crazy Dave, to find Dave’s taco. The protagonist is engaged in a race through time with Dr. Zomboss, the main bad guy of the game.
2. Candy Crush
It is no doubt that this game has everyone hooked to it. In the game, players complete levels by swapping colored pieces of candy on a game board to make a match of three or more of the same color. This eliminates those candies from the board and replacing them with new ones, which could potentially create further matches. There are so many versions of the game but none beats the original.
The game is based on World of Warcraft. There are nine classes that have a deck based on its WoW equivalent. This allows variety of play styles. There are also meaty options for both single-player and competitive multiplayer. It’s extremely versatile and you can play it however you like.
Lifeline is a text adventure. In this story, you’re not the main character of the story. Your decisions could get the main character killed. The mechanics are what set Lifeline apart. It plays out in real time, notifying you via your phone’s alerts, through which you can also respond to and interact with Taylor, making this the first mobile game that I know of that can be played via the lock screen.
Monument Valley is the most rewarding rabbit hole experience technology has to offer. You control the tiny Princess Ida on a mysterious mission in a place called Monument Valley, made up of non-Euclidean structures populated by belligerent black birds. The nature of her mission is part of the splendid discovery experience built into the game as you guide Ida around the monuments, twisting and sliding to shift perspectives in order to make your way through the levels.
The list goes on and on. Now you have a solution to the crazy Nairobi traffic.