It’s no secret there were tons of incredible games released last year. Based on the games that we found for you this month, we think 2015 just might be off to an even better start.
Every month we work our fingers to the bone, spending countless hours absorbed in the beautiful fantasy worlds, brain-busting puzzles, and challenging gems of excitement that we find in the Windows Phone Store. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it – and we gladly volunteer, because there’s no better way to spend free time than playing a fresh new game. This month, we found plenty of entertaining new games for you, so read on to find out what they are.
Why we love it: What do you get when you put a zombie on a pogo stick? You get a fun endless runner filled with obstacles and pitfalls, of course. Zombie’s Got a Pogo features a pogo-jumping zombie that you need to navigate safely through an endless world without crashing (remember, zombie bones are brittle). You control the zombie by tilting your phone in order to land each hop at the correct angle to avoid pits and obstacles, and the game gets more difficult and more crazy the longer you last.
Why we love it: In this new game by Gameloft you can become a master of dragons by breeding dragons and training them to fight. There are tons of side missions to complete, over 100 species of dragons to discover, your own island to build, and a fun 3-on-3 battle system, so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for something to get hooked on.
Why we love it: Pigment Puzzle is a beautiful minimalistic puzzle game that is similar to a Rubik’s cube. You need to match two sets of colored tiles by swiping and rotating the tiles in the fewest number of moves that you can. It’s a lot more difficult than it sounds so be prepared for a few headaches, but it’s a great game for logic lovers who enjoy a challenge.
Why we love it: Grimbo is a Windows Phone exclusive that will have you exploring fantastic worlds, riding dragons, and diving into seas in search of lost treasures as Grimbo, a young Grim Reaper. This magical adventure features lovely hand-drawn artwork and challenging gameplay, and is simply beautiful to look at and fun to play. Give it a try to see for yourself.
Why we love it: The sequel to the hit musical game Frederic is here, and it’s just as awesome. In Frederic – Evil Strikes Back, you once again step into Frederic Chopin’s shoes and defeat your pop star opponents in musical duels. Colorful comic-style artwork and an interesting story filled with easter eggs and parodies are an added bonus. It currently costs $2.99, but it’s worth the buy, especially if you’re a fan of the original.
Why we love it: Sometimes you just want a casual puzzle game to keep you entertained. In Shuttle Shuffle, you need to help a group of crash-landed aliens find their spaceships and head home, which you do by strategically moving each alien to its color-coded shuttle. Moves are limited by a few rules and you want to make as few moves as possible, so you need to plan your route. To take it a step further, the game also lets you create your own levels and challenge others.
Why we love it: Gunhouse has something a little different to offer: it’s a tower defense combined with a puzzle game. You need to swipe and match tiles in order to load your defensive guns, and then fire away at the onslaught of enemies. The colorful art style is exceptionally well done, the gameplay is innovative and challenging, and best of all, it’s free without ads.
Why we love it: Trivia Crack has been around for a few months, but our list wouldn’t be complete without including the game that people around the world have been playing like crazy this month. You can test your trivia knowledge and challenge your friends in Science, Entertainment, Art, Geography, Sports and History and without worrying about running out of questions, because there are 100,000+ as well as constant updates. It’s undoubtedly the hottest game of the month.
Why we love it: Imperium – Rise of the Sun, the sequel to the popular Imperium, is an RPG turn-based game in which you must help save your world by searching for ancient crystals and defeating the evil Emperor Ming. It’s perfect for those that are fans of Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon styled games, with over 120 battle characters, or imperators, to catch.
Why we love it: In this game you help Soppy, a lost water drop, find its way through a world filled with dangerous enemies and traps. There are three worlds to travel, collecting stars along your way. It has original gameplay, nice graphics, a slowed-down Bullet Mode option, and checkpoints so that you can save your progress. The game costs $1.99, but there’s a free trial so that you can try it out before you play, and it’s also a universal app.
We think these ten games have started the new year off on the right foot, but what about you? Let us know in the comments which ones are your favorites, and if there are any fantastic games from January that we might have missed, share with us down below as well.