Today almost 70% of the mobile phones used around the world are smartphones. Almost 80% of those smartphones users are somehow involved in mobile gaming. Even the grandmas and grandpas have played some kind of mobile game. Games like Subway Surfers, Candy Crush Saga, and Temple Run are installed on almost every mobile phone.
The trend of mobile gaming has grown a lot in the last 5 years and it is still growing. In fact, it is ever growing. The next evolution of mobile games is VR games. Though VR technology is still pretty new and good VR games are scarce, it has a lot of potential to go mainstream in the next four or five years.Today will let you know about all the great games that have been released during this year.
Best new Android & iOS games for the Year 2016
There are millions of Android games on the Google Play Store. There are some good games and a lot of bad games populating the Google Play Store. Today we have gathered 10 best new Android & iOS games that have been released this year. This includes both free and paid new Android & iOS games. We won’t include the and popular Android games that everybody knows about. Today will introduce you to some new Android games that we think are the best. Of course, we won’t include the new craze Pokemon GO.
Rooms of Doom: Minions Madness
Rooms of Doom is an interesting new endless runner developed by the creators of Crossy Road. The game introduces a new type of gameplay in the endless runner genre. Though the controls are pretty much the same and simple as Flappy Bird, the gameplay changes in every room that you enter and that is the best part. It will not bore you with a tap and fly kind of mechanism.
Cut the Rope: Magic
Cut the Rope: Magic is another sequel to the super hit Cut the Rope franchise. Developed by Russian developer studio Zaptolabs, Cut the Rope Magic is a lovely physics based game with a new type of gameplay. Om Nom the funny Cut the Rope characters can now be transformed into other magical characters to recover candy stolen by an evil wizard. The gameplay and graphics both have been improved very much with a brand new pleasant look. Now it’s not about just cutting the ropes.
Crashing Season is another cool new game released in 2016 and is available for download from the Google Play Store. The has also been recently released the Apple App Store. “Crashing season” is an action-packed level-based runner game set in a closed arena. The goal in Crashing Season is to survive in an arena and beating waves of enemies, fighting evil bosses and completing different challenges. Play as different cool animal characters each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Color Switch is minimal cool looking game with a simple to learn but hard to master kind of gameplay. The game requires you to tap the screen to bounce the ball upward. The goal is to keep the ball going upward avoid the obstacles. You can avoid the obstacle by following the color pattern on each obstacle to cross it.
Crashlands is an interesting story-driven action-packed crafting RPG game. The game focuses more on action and combat than crafting which sets it apart from other crafting games such as Minecraft. The starts with just space exploration and crafting, while there are enemies but you need to simply avoid them at first because you don’t have any weapon. When you craft your own weapon, then you can use it to fight the enemy.
Fading light is yet another tap-to-float game but with a cool twist. In Fading light you navigate a glowing square through an increasingly difficult dark maze as you light slowly wanes. The square bounce to the left when you tap on the left side and bounce to the right when you tap on the right side. With continuous taps on either side, the square will move in that direction. The game is increasingly challenging and fun to play.
Clash Royale is an awesome real-time multiplayer game by the developer who built the Clash of Clans. Clash Royale features many of the Clash of Clans Prices, Knights, Baby Dragons, troops, spells, and defenses. The easiest way to describe it is, as a collectible card game where your cards represent real-time strategy game like units which are dropped onto MOBA-ish multi-lane battlefields with two towers and a base you need to attack while defending your own.
Chameleon Run is a fast and responsive, beautiful looking level-based auto-runner. The requires you run and jump across various colored platforms, the goal is to time your jump and switch color to ensure that your character matches the color of the platform on which it is about to land. The levels are not very long and carefully designed to provide the necessary challenge but not irritatingly hard to clear.
If you have been a fan of the good old snake game on Nokia mobile phones you might love this one. The game combines part of Snake and part of Agar.io into an intriguing multiplayer game. You are required to move around a vast space collecting glowing blobs as you go, your character keeps getting bigger with every blog you collect. You are not the only one collecting the blobs, there are other’s players too, collecting the blobs. Accidently smash your face into the body of another player’s snake and it’s a game over. Make other players hit your body to kill them and collect their blobs.
Sky Force Reloaded
Sky Force Reloaded is a fun shoot ’em up air combat game with outstanding 3D graphics and fast-paced gameplay. Developed by iDreams it is a sequel to the Sky Force 2014 which was a great game itself. Sky Force Reloaded improves on that experiance with much better graphics. The game difficulty is well balanced, not too easy and not too hard. What I like in Sky Force is that when you lift your finger from the screen or your finger slip off the screen which happens a lot, the game slows down. When it comes to Air combat games Sky Force is my favorite. Here are 10 other Air combat games for iPhone and Android that you might want to try out.
Angry Birds Action
Angry Birds Action is another sequel to all time hit Angry Birds Franchise by Rovio Games. Rovio has been trying out different kinds of gameplays with every sequel of their physics based game. The latest game Angry Birds Action is an Angry Birds pinball game with the Angry Birds trademark slingshot mechanism. If you have been a fan of Pinball game and Angry Birds you will love this game, if not, you like this game anyway.
Rodeo Stampede is cool new auto-runner with the Yodo1 trademark blocky looking graphics of the Crossy Road. In Rodeo Stampede, you play as a man who is trying to turn an aircraft carrier into a zoo and collect numerous animals from different locations. Your character rides the back of one of the animals mostly a bull who are running in an alley similar to Lion king movie where Simba’s father is killed. You jump from one animal to another. Whenever you jump and ride a new animal type, that animal is added to your zoo. While riding you have to avoid obstacles and try not to crash with another animal however if you have an elephant you can crush other small animals.
Mekorama is a beautiful isometric puzzle game with a similar game mechanic as the mighty Monument Valley, though Mekorama does not offer the same visual appeal that Monument Valley has. n Mekorama you are guiding a cute lost robot home through a series of 50 challenging puzzles. The gameplay is also very similar to Monument Valley, tap on any block in the diorama and the robot will quickly go there. However, you cannot pass some blocks. I have found the game challenging and fun to play. Hats off to the solo developer behind the game “Martin Magni” for creating such a beautiful game.
These are the 14 games that we found to be best of those new games released in 2016 on Android and iOS platforms. If you know a game that you think deserves to be on this list, kindly let us know in the comments.