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In the modern world full of similar action and roguelike games, it is hard to find a real treasure. So the best way is to take your breath and dive hoping for the best. This is when indie and retro-like Immortal Rogue comes to the stage… which is your mobile.
Hack and slash genre is as old as the hills. Well, not so old of course. But close enough. You can find tons of such games for a console, for PC and also for mobile. It is not a coincidence that there are multiple numbers of them in the world. The thing is – hack ‘n slash is still one of the best genres in the game industry, no matter how many similar clones were produced over the last years. There are still proposals we can’t refuse of.
Immortal Rogue was made by Foolish Mortal Studios, represented by Kyle Barrett, as another version of hack ‘n slash pixel indie project. And it is already proved its uniqueness from similar games. For starters, it combines retro-style we really love and miss with the exclusive mobile experience.
There is a swipe-based navigation scheme that works surprisingly well on a touchscreen. Actually, it is extremely easy to learn navigation, even without all these animated gifs on the official website of the game. They are useful, nonetheless. But, nah… who needs them?
Try swipes to move the character anywhere you need. Taps are responsible for attacks. If the action is too fast for you, tap and drag it. To release a heavy attack you can pull up the aiming arrow. This is basically it. Now you can master your Jedi skills right in the game. Remember, the game still in beta version, it is a great chance that you will meet minor or heavy bugs.
After several attempts, you may learn to play by using only one hand. That’s a nice option considering you may want to hold your phone as well. Try drinking your morning coffee and playing at the same time! You’ll never know your true talents until you try.
To be honest, graphics are not the best thing in the game. It is really primitive. And there is a big chance that it was made this way on purpose. Now it looks retro. And retro is always popular.
Who knows? There is a mix of dark and poorly detailed landscapes with bright flashes that leaves your sword on enemies. Maybe we will see more landscapes later after the game will be officially released.
Immortal Rogue actually has a creative storyline in it. You are playing for an ancient vampire that wakes up every hundred years for a snack. And it is up to you who will be the next victim/food. Don’t rush with the decision. The whole game universe will change according to it.
You can try different timelines with new enemies inside, and special items to receive. For example, there is a samurai you can kill using the rocket fist or slice cyborgs into pieces with magical katana. The best thing about the game, is while every fight is really challenging, and defeat is terrible, you can’t die for good. Allies and enemies will both patiently wait for your return.
There are 70 enemies you can fight. And above 30 awesome new vampire abilities that will be opened one by one with the new skills you master and levels you passed. Besides, there are over 30 weapons as well. Hundreds of random characters you can hunt or turn into allies. Make your choice.
By the way, there are fun dialogues between you and your creator Dracula who does not even remember how he created you. He might be one of the most dangerous enemies to have. You may want to train on easy targets before.
The game is highly addictive, once you are in. There are plenty of options you can choose, and every new move can change the story. Treasures you may earn, possibilities that open up in the game, the variety of timelines you can jump in, make you want to come back to Immortal Rogue again and again.
Beta testers on Android are required
The developer is hoping to engage more people in testing the beta version of the game before the official release. You may be one of the lucky testers. Join them or wait for the official release in the nearest future. Since it is a beta version, you may notice bugs there and errors, so it is up to you whether you want to be the first one who noticed bugs and reported to the developer or waits for the already edited variant.
On the forum where he gathers participants in his beta-testing group, he mentions that the most important for him is feedback after 10-15 minutes of a game. Barrett writes that while the game was made to be complicated, it must not be hard because of bugs or problems with controls.
Convenient tutorial for gamers
Active connection with developers of the game
Surprisingly brutal and adventurous life of immortal vampire you may want to play
Creative timelines and unexpected characters promised to meet us inside the game
Bosses that will be really complicated to kill
The game is still in beta version so there will be bugs and errors in it, and we are not really sure how big they are
We used to think that mobile games are just poor version of PC or consoles experience. Perhaps it was true many years ago. There are a huge number of games created especially for mobiles that are actually great. The best thing about them is we can play whenever we want. Some of these games originally were made for consoles, but developers modified them for Android and iOS, meeting the demand.
These games are not primitive anymore and can last longer than 20 minutes. And 2018 year brought a worthy number of qualified and awesome mobile games. Let’s talk about them.
Donut County. Become a hole
This game has its PC and PS4 versions, as well. Still, it is believed, that mobile is the best. This is a puzzle as well. While the graphics are not the most important thing in the game, it is still colorful and somewhat attractive.
The superpower of the game is the fun you receive by playing for a donut hole. While the hole is growing and moving, it needs to consume as many buildings, roads, creatures, and everything around, as possible. There is nothing impossible if you have faith. Broke the mountain into pieces and just swallow it.
The main character of the game, besides hole, is a raccoon. And he entertains us with all funny, but sometimes really terrible jokes. Don’t skip his chit-chats near the fire. It is hilarious.
Pocket City. The building has never been so fun
We all love city-building games. But such games are the most complicated to create for Android or iOS. Another problem is that is very hard to control using mobile. You will have to break through the numerous options, inputs, and menus. At least, it was so, until the Pocket City appearance.
The game is light, easy to navigate, very intuitive, and has a lot of attraction you will appreciate, like police and fire departments, water and power, natural disasters and job demands, housing question, and expansion. With each new level, you can unlock more building and widen your territory. Graphics need special attention, cause it is amazing, detailed and bright.
Show your creativity and lead the city to prosperity. You can make the city of your dreams as well or the city you will feel like home. Don’t limit your imagination.
Reigns: Game of Thrones. The Iron Throne is waiting for you
Yeah, the game is in the list. While it may be not one of the best, but still… everything with Game of Thrones deserves to be in Top charts, at least until we are waiting for the last season and new books. But you know what? This game really truly deserves to be here. Why? Cause it is a great mix of adventure, nice graphics and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Besides, who does not want to become a queen or king of Westeros? You will have to make a lot of decisions, swiping right or left on card prompts you received. All choices are important to make. Still, you have pretty big chances to die… which probably will happen anyway. You know the rules of the GoT world.
The game does not always rely on the series. It just keeps characters you love and the whole atmosphere of rivalry for the throne. The animation is really cute. The best part is you don’t have to be GoT fan to enjoy the game.
Florence. Join the most romantic story you’ve ever seen
While it is tagged as a puzzle game, Florence is much more than that. The game is a very personal story of a girl who feels lonely until she finds Krish, the musician with a cute smile and artistic soul. Their journey begins.
The journey does not have to be all sunny and bright, and this one is more about reality and search for our true selves. It consists of chapters, like in a good novel or possible comic book. In each chapter, we see changes that happen with Florence, and actively take part in them.
The game is easy to play. We need to gather puzzles, put stuff in and out of the box, help with morning chores. The story goes on, and we witness its end.
Part Time UFO. What would one cute little UFO do?
This is another masterpiece from Super Smash Bros. and Kirby creators. Now you have the chance to feel yourself one tiny but awesome UFO. Be aware, you need to master your skills on claw machine. This is what inspired developers of the game. Possibly, there is still some very lonely teddy bear they could not reach out from the machine.
Now you will have to try yourself in picking up different cargos, fighting the physics and trickiness of claw mechanism. Filling the truck with different items may look like it is an easy thing to do. But with boxes falling down and time limits, it is one big mess.
Graphics are a little bit primitive, but that’s not the main point. It is fun. And you can earn money from every successful operation. All the money can be spent on you and your updates.
The year 2018 was an extraordinary breakthrough for the world of mobile games. The games for iOS and Android simply challenged its old fashioned PC or console fellows. And they managed to prove their equality.
There are much more beautiful and breathtaking games that appeared in the 2018 year for mobiles. You may have your own list of best-5 or best-10 or even 100 games of the year. While 2018 was very productive for game developers, there are so many games we are waiting to see in 2019.25