If you were to live vicariously through this week’s gathering of games, you’d be a British spy, a member of a warrior clan, a happy fox named Billy, a master swordsman and a monster keeper. Just try to remember it’s all make believe, OK?
Hit the jump to check them out, and remember to let me know in the comments if you’re already playing any of these and what you think!
If you’ve always dreamed of being a dashing (haha) British spy with a penchant for sprinting, here’s your big chance. Race through various terrains with the goal of destroying villains’ lairs while avoiding their laser beams, falling trees and other hazards.
Of course, no good spy is without his or her gadgets — and you get plenty of them. Jetpacks, parachutes, weapons and other special, top-secret skills. Use whatever you’ve got to reduce a villain’s headquarters to rubble before making your dramatic getaway.
If you like the adrenaline rush of games like Temple Run plus colorful graphics and simple controls, then I think you’ll love Agent Dash.
I love it when an app delivers exactly what its name promises, and fortunately, Clash of Clans is just such a game. Build your village from the ground up, then train your clan’s troops and, yep, send them into battle!
I like strategy games that offer some kind of fast-paced action (the excitement of the battles) alongside the slower, long-term gameplay (building and fortifying your village), because it means there’s always something to capture my attention. And in Clash of Clans, there’s a lot to pay attention to.
Raise your army of Barbarians, War Wizards and Dragons; rid the land of evil goblins; search for potential allies in other players; join or form your own clan; or contest ownership of your realm — the work of a clan member is never over!
I’ll admit Happy Street looks a little, well, juvenile, upon first glance, so its appeal to a 20-something is hard to explain. Maybe it’s the fact that there are no bad guys, no great evil forces that need overcoming; instead, Happy Street involves controlling a bunch of cute little critters who are just going about their daily lives, and there’s something oddly relaxing, and yet still addicting, about that.
Build up your little village, add shops, make money and keep the residents happy by building them homes, letting them play games and more. Of course, you’ll also need items such as buckets for collecting water and love potions to keep the little creatures happy, and you’ll have to build a workshop to craft these items from other materials you’ve collected throughout the village and forest.
The truth is, nothing bad happens on Happy Street, it’s just one fun little event after another (fiesta, anyone?) And that’s kind of what’s so awesome about it.
Venture into the world of the Deathless to battle the Titans, wielding the power of the Infinity Blade in visually dynamic and exotic 3-D environments, such as the Asian Saydhi’s Estate and medieval-looking Vault of Tears.
You decide on the weapons, armor and spells you’ll need to complete your objectives, plus you can forge more powerful weapons with the materials and mystical objects you collect during gameplay, increasing your abilities and special skills.
If you want to take things to the next level, you can get into ClashMob, a free feature of the gaming experience which allows you to play socially with others around the globe. Bring on the swordplay!
In this charming game you can raise adorable little monsters as a novice monster keeper. Learn the ropes of training your team while also building and upgrading a custom kingdom for them to live and work in. Then, begin exploring your world, checking out the surrounding islands in order to seek revenge …
Upon whom, you ask? Upon the mysterious and elusive Chaos, who once century ago attacked the Numa islands, from whence your darling little monsters came. Now’s your change to seek out and fight back against Chaos and restore peace to the islands.
Raising and training the monsters is just as fun as going off in search of battles. You can collect more than 20 little monsters, and each variety has its own personalities and unique traits. Hint: Train them according to their abilities. You can thank me later.
What are You Playing?
Which games are you hooked on right now? Let your fellow gamers and iPad enthusiasts know in the comments section below!