In honor of 148Apps animal month, we’re creating a whole bunch of lists of what we think are the best animals in mobile gaming. We've already done cats, which featured a special appearance from a very real, very derpy kitty.
But we're making sure we're not just focusing on animals that actually exist, but fantastical, imaginary creatures too. So we decided to do a list filled with dragons. If you’re a lover of fire-breathing, gold-hoarding dragons, here’s a number of games that should sate your appetite.
Hello Stars is a combination of an idle game where you try to gain more fans and play on a bigger stage, and a puzzle game where you earn coins to help advance your rockstar career. Here's some tips to help you become the best of the best and shoot to stardom.
If you keep these in mind, you should be well on your way to blasting through the puzzles and soaring to the top of the world stage. And if you've got your own hints and tips that you think other players will find helpful, make sure you add them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
The number of fans you have determines the size of the stage you'll play on, so if you want to make it to the top you'll need lots of them. The best way to earn fans is by upgrading your act, and passively drawing fans to you, rather than clicking. As you earn coins, don't be afraid to spend them on your sweet dance moves.
Don't give in to your vanity
Many of the things you can spend your hard-earned coins on are actually cosmetic upgrades, letting you change the appearance of your ball or drawing line in puzzle levels, for example. These won't actually help you advance faster, so your coins are better spent on other things - unless, of course, you see something you just can't live without.
Don't be afraid to use hints
That said, don't let your need to save coins stop you from using hints if you get stuck on a puzzle level. Sometimes you'll be offered a chance to get a hint in exchange for an ad, but if you're truly stuck don't be afraid to hand over the coins in order to advance. After all, puzzle levels are the only way to make more coins, so getting stuck will definitely hold you up.
Take a light touch with your ink
When it comes to the puzzles themselves, you'll be drawing lines in order to get the orb where you want it to go. The less ink you can use, the closer you'll get to scoring a perfect for the level, and the more coins you'll earn. Try and make your lines as efficient as possible in order to save ink, and don't hesitate to reset a level if your line doesn't turn out quite like you wanted.
If you're looking to get a little roleplaying into your mobile experience, it can be a little bit on the daunting side. After all, the App Store is chock full with games that wear the RPG moniker with pride.
There are different genres and styles to consider, too. Do you want to go premium or free to play? Retro or modern? A port of a classic or something with a little more mobile pedigree behind it? You've got so many options to consider that inactivity is probably the easiest course of action.
So we thought we'd write you a lis to save you from the paralysing nature of an almost infinite choice. With that in mind then, here are some of the best RPGs for mobile, sure to give you your fill of quests, gear, and monsters.
Sling Drift from Tastypill puts you in charge of directing your car around the track, drifting around curves to go as far as you can. And if you want to make sure every drift pulls around the corners perfectly, we've got the tips to help you succeed.
The Arcana, from Nix Hydra Games, may not be a new game (though updates are still being added), but it's an excellent example of a game that works to be inclusive to all players. A mystery/romance game, The Arcana tasks you with uncovering the answer to a murder, and at the same time gives you the chance to win the heart of the character of your choice.
What sets The Arcana apart, however, is its commitment to making a storytelling experience that is meaningful to a wide variety of identities.
While many games will give you a choice of avatar, or perhaps let you choose between being a male or female character, The Arcana looks to open up the player's possibilities with various options not only for the player's pronouns, but the identity of the person they ultimately seek to romance as well.
In the world of mobile gaming, truly well-made games can often be something of a rarity. Well-made games that feature female protagonists are even rarer, and while many games give you the option to choose between a male or female avatar, it's not often that the star of a game is a woman.
With that in mind, here's a few high-quality games that feature a woman not just as an avatar, but as the main character.
If you're looking to make a big catch, you might consider trying out The Fish Master, a game that tasks you with catching as many fish as you can, and fishing as deep as you can, to earn money and upgrade your equipment.
If that sounds like it floats your boat, we have the tips you need to get ahead while you're trawling through the depths.
Stack Jump tasks you with building the tallest tower possible, though not through dropping blocks, as you might expect. Instead, you'll play as a tiny character, jumping into the air as blocks slide underneath you. Jump in time, and the blocks are added to the stack. Jump too early or too late, however, and you'll be knocked off your perch.
It's a simple idea, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of tips and tricks that can help you get a higher score. And that's where this guide comes in. We're going to walk you through everythihng you need to know to win in Stack Jump. So, without further ado, let's get on with it.
99 Arrows is a new game from tastypill, where your goal is to shoot the required number of arrows onto a spinning disc without the arrows ever touching each other. It's a concept that's simple enough, but pretty challenging in practice. We've got the tips to help you shoot your way through all the levels though.
And you're going to need them, since there are lots of them! Don't worry though. By the time you've finished reading this you're going to be firing out arrows like a modern-day, digital Robin Hood. Now that does sound awesome.