(SNAPP 5 [or “5NAPP” because it looks cool] is not a “best of” compilation, but more of a list of just five great games that have some kind of connection between them.)
While we’re still working on the SNAPP Roundup, I figured I’d what better way to kick off the new segment then with “5 New Games You Should Be Playing This Weekend”.
Now, of course with iOS 11 out, this week was full of AR demos, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a ton of other great games that released. Here’s five of them that NEED to be on your device as soon as you get done reading this……
Morphite is an absolutely huge Sci-Fi FPS. There is so much to do in this game. Puzzle solving, exploring, collecting, trading, fighting, you name it, Crescent Moon has put it in there. There’s hours and hours of gameplay here and it’s all wrapped together in a cool “low-poly” art style.
Once Upon A Tower
Once Upon A Tower is a fun endless faller by Pomelo Games. You are a kidnapped princess that has just broken free and are fleeing from your captures and an enormous fire breathing dragon. The game controls with simple swipes and has some pretty cool visuals. There are power-ups to buy and several different princesses to unlock as you play through.
Thimbleweed Park is a P&C (Point & Click) adventure game by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnik. You play as five different characters that are trying to uncover the mystery in Thimbleweed Park. There is a ton of hilarious dialogue, interesting puzzles, and a really good story that’s all wrapped in beautifully chunky pixel art. It’s a little expensive, but the game is fairly long. So, it’s definitely worth your money.
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers
This one released fairly late last week, so I’m putting in here for this week. OPUS: Rocket of Whispers is a unique story-driven adventure game that was written by the same person that wrote the last OPUS game. You play as two survivors in a post apocalyptic world that are trying to build a rocket to send the souls of the deceased to their proper “space burial”. Sounds odd, but it’s actually a really good story. And there are plenty of puzzles and exploration to keep you busy. You can play the first hour for free to see if it’s the game for you.
Mind Control (by Geekabyte Games) didn’t get much attention this week. It’s actually a pretty solid platformer where you play as a brain that’s trapped inside a strange alien hangar. There’s some funny dialogue and the swipe controls work pretty well. There are 25 handcrafted levels with all kinds of different puzzles and secrets. You can play the first 4 levels free before you have to play for the premium unlock.