As November draws to a close and the holiday season starts to pick up, there’s no better time for squeezing in a few minutes of gaming.
The Windows Phone Store had a lot to offer last month, but we’ve selected ten of our favorite games that we think will keep your fingers just as busy as you are this season. There’s a little something for everyone, whether your thing is RPG games, logic games, or fast-paced puzzle games. Grab your phone and take a look at November’s batch of goodies!
Why we love it: My Friend Spooner is a comic-style adventure game in which you navigate a group of three characters, each with their own special abilities, through puzzling levels. The black and white silhouette graphics are beautiful, the puzzles that you encounter in each level are a lot of fun, and the story will keep you interested. There have been some complaints about gameplay bugs, so give it a try for free before deciding whether you want to pay $2.99 for the full game – but we think you’ll love it as much as we do.
Why we love it: 0h h1 is a logic game that is both simple and engaging. The rules are simple: fill out grids of various sizes using red and blue tiles, without having more than three tiles of the same color in a row or column. It’s perfect for those few minutes on the bus or waiting in a queue, and you’ll love how it’s both straightforward and occasionally frustrating. 0h h1 is also free and ad-free, making it all that much better.
Why we love it: Hero Forge is a free puzzle RPG that can entertain you for hours. In this game, you’ll battle opponents, solve puzzles, get gear and experience points, and battle through over 100 dungeon quests. The game has four character classes to choose from which can be customized with various skills and gear, and you can play against others or in single-player mode. If you’ve ever wanted to be a Dwarven Pirate, this is the game for you.
Why we love it: Shadow Shelter will put you to work unraveling mysteries as a private investigator searching for a missing heir at a creepy manor in Scotland. This hidden-object puzzle game has impressive graphics and a spooky atmosphere with ghosts and ghouls that makes it perfect for playing on dark winter nights. The game currently costs $2.99, but it’s a fair price for such a spooktastic, secret-filled game.
Why we love it: Bang Bang Monsters is a fun tower-defense game in which you, a farm girl, defend your herd of sheep from invading aliens. It has over 50 levels, 6 challenging boss fights, 5 game modes, and 2 mini-games that will have you sharpening your sheep-saving skills in no time.
Why we love it: Move fast or get left behind in this colorful and chaotic minimal arcade game. You’ll need to do whatever you can to survive the trip through the octagon, avoiding holes and obstacles, in order to make it to the end. It has an unlimited number of randomly-generated levels paired with a cool soundtrack by Sqeepo, so if you’re up for testing your reflexes, give this $1.99 game a go.
Why we love it: Someline is a simple but addictive puzzle game in which you connect colored squares with lines. It has 8 worlds with different rules that change the level of difficulty, with a total of 120 levels. The first 2 worlds are free, but you’ll need to pay for the more difficult worlds. Some might find it to be a tad too easy, but others might find it to be a relaxing way to spend some time. We’ll let you decide for yourself.
Why we love it: Arcane Quest 2 is a classic tabletop game that you can play anytime and anywhere. You can go on adventures and explore dungeons with a choice of 8 heroes, customizable gear, classic RPG leveling, and a good storyline.
Why we love it: Sometimes the more simple the game, the better. And Brain Rush is just that. It has a very simple premise: match incoming shapes with the shape at the bottom of the screen. The longer you manage to survive, the faster the shapes come. It can be challenging, so beware!
Why we love it: Remastered and rereleased this month, Time Mysteries: Inheritance first appeared in 2010. If you missed it the first time around, you may want to give this entertaining adventure game a play. Discover dark family secrets, hunt down magical rings, solve complex riddles, and travel through time in this fun game.
10 fun and addictive games to warm up cold winter fingers, no matter what type of game you love the most. Let us know in the comments what you think of our choices, and tell us a few of your own favorites from November as well.
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