(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.)
Alright. We’ve made it SNAPP Family! Yes, IT’S FRIDAY GLITCHES!! Time to get out the baby oil and get our gaming on!
This week was a little slower than previous week’s, but there were still some gems that popped up on the App Store. As always, congrats to all the developers and their teams that released a game or update this week and congrats to anyone that got their game featured on the front page.
Remember. The SNAPP 5 isn’t really the best 5 games of the week. So, don’t feel bad if your game didn’t make it. It’s honestly impossible for me to get through EVERY game that releases before Friday. So, instead of doing a “Best Of” list, I just pick 5 games that I’ve been really enjoying.
So, let’s get all up in it.
I’m not the biggest puzzle game fan out there, so it takes a pretty good game to get me locked in more than a few levels. Death Squared definitely does it for me. There’s a ton of polish, clever puzzles, and a unique control scheme. There are 80+ levels, plus an additional 10 super hard “Vault Levels”. Death Squared may have a bigger price tag, but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion.
The description says, “Crazy Taxi meets Grand Theft Auto” and I’d say that’s pretty close. Hit n’ Run is a top-down endless racer with a really cool 70’s feel to it. There’s tons of police chases and explosions which of course, makes me happy. My only issue is the good old F2P “fuel system” where you can only play so many times before you have to wait. Other than that, Hit n’ Run is pretty damn cool.
The paid version of this one actually released last week, but it didn’t make the SNAPP 5. The FREE ad version released this week and I think it’s at least worth a mention. Attack! Robot! Heroes! Is a weird shooter type of aiming game where you have to knock out these “Core Balls” with “Pixel Men”. It’s honestly hard to describe, but the game itself is pretty fun and with pixel art isn’t half bad. If you don’t feel like spending the buck, at least try out the free version.
I did a [SNAPPshot] on Evil Cogs earlier in the week and my feeling are still pretty much the same. The game is definitely inspired by the Badlands games, which isn’t a bad thing. The controls work well and the dark shadow-y visuals are really cool looking in sort of a creepy kind of way. I still don’t like the IAPs in the game, but I haven’t felt the push to buy any yet and I’m halfway through the game.
I really wasn’t expecting to like Florence as much as I did. It’s a super short (about 30 minutes) interactive storybook “game”. There are some mild puzzles and the ability to make some choices, but it’s the story that makes the game stand out. Florence probably won’t be for everyone, but if you have a few bucks and an open mind (and possibly some tissues), this might be for you.
Have a great weekend everyone! As always, you can check out these games and the rest of this week’s new App Store game releases on the SNAPP Roundup!
@hashtagNOEN (a horrible lover)