Are you ready for this month’s roundup of hot gaming action that will get your heart racing, your brain whirring, and your fingers moving?
We’ve played so many games on our Lumias over the past month that our fingers are sore, but we loved every fun-filled second of it. The Windows Phone Store keeps bringing the goods, and now it’s time to share our favorites with you. Read on to find out which Windows Phone games we’ve chosen as our top picks for May.
If you like difficult games (and by difficult, we mean rage-inducing), Tiltagon is the game for you. This free game takes a ton of skill to master, as you tilt your phone to stay alive. The minimalistic art is lovely, the music will get you pumped, and the gameplay will have you trying again and again until you succeed. There are only two difficulty levels to choose from— Hard and Hard+. Intrigued? We think you’re going to love it, so give it a try and see if you can top my high score of 2.
Monster GO! is an endless runner with a twist, throwing in RPG-style character skills to add a little extra fun. There are three Monsters to choose from in the beginning, each with its own skill set that’ll make you think about how you play. Fight enemies as you run, upgrade your skills to become stronger, and deck yourself out with over 150 types of equipment in this free game that takes endless runners to the next level.
There’s so much to love about this revamped free version of the classic game Snake. Coming from Rumilus Design and creator of the original, Taneli Armanto, Snake Rewind is the perfect game to both entertain you and take you back in time. So what’s new? A handy post-crash rewind function, new fruit types to munch, new levels, leaderboards, and much more. Snake Rewind is extremely fun and playable, and even more so with the added bonus of nostalgia.
Craving an epic open world adventure? Beast Quest, based on the popular novels, will let you explore the vast land of Avantia, saving magical beasts, collecting treasure and artifacts, and of course, battling enemies. In Miniclip’s latest free release, you’ll defeat your enemies by timing your attacks and blocks well and earn equipment upgrades as you level up and complete quests. It’s a great choice for anyone who likes having the freedom to wander a virtual world at their own pace, choosing their own path and discovering hidden secrets.
Beautiful graphics, fun gameplay, tricky puzzles, and an interesting story — this platform adventure game has it all, and it’s no wonder why Leo’s Fortune has won a ton of awards. Help Leopold, an adorable little fuzzball, reclaim his stolen fortune as you make your way through gorgeous environments while avoiding dangerous traps and solving clever physics-based puzzles. Leo’s Fortune currently costs $4.99 and is universal.
The world’s favorite artifact hunter is back, but this time Lara Croft is chasing down priceless relics in a free endless runner that’s sure to keep your fingers busy. In addition to standard runner controls such as swipe and jump, things get a little more interesting with parkour, wall-running, and even some shooting action. Hop onto a motorcycle for extra speed, upgrade weapons, see how you stack up on the leaderboards, and even sabotage your friends by cursing them.
A robot with a hoverboard, what can possibly go wrong? Roboto is an exciting platformer with excellent graphics and easy-to-learn controls that just might become a go-to game for lovers of classic games. The goal is to make it through each level without dying, collecting coins, energy refills, and three hidden gears as you go. You’ll have to be quick about it though, because time is limited. Roboto currently costs $2.99, with the option to try before you buy.
Plague Inc, from Ndemic Creations, is a strategy game with a dark and terrifying premise: infect the world. Your goal is to destroy humanity by evolving a deadly plague that will infect the world’s population. You select a starting location and type of disease, taking into account mutations, climate, and humanity’s ability to resist. There’s a lot of thought put into this game and tons of factors to consider, so you’ll need to strategize if you’re going to succeed in destroying civilization.
Ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test? Hook is a minimalistic puzzle game that will have you scratching your head as you attempt to clear the board of a series of intersecting lines, which can only be removed in a specific order. The game is relaxing, with calming music and no menu, distractions, or even tutorial — it’s just you against the puzzle. Hook currently costs $0.99, but you can find a short prototype on the game’s website. If the puzzles seem too easy in the beginning, stick with it, as it gets much more complex as you progress.
Get revved up and burn some rubber with SBK15, the official game of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Features include 13 faithfully recreated tracks from the championship, 24 racers from 14 teams such as Kawasaki Racing, and 4 game modes: Championship, Quick Race, Time Attack and Challenge. There are plenty more features that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping, so be sure to check it out for the reasonable price of $2.99.
Which of these games will be first on your list? Let us know in the comments below, or tell us about the new game that has been keeping you up all night with your Lumia screen a-glow. Happy gaming!