There are thousands of gaming apps available for download on mobile devices. The biggest problem is figuring out which ones are worth your time and energy. There's lots of games out there that don't cut the mustard and others you get bored with way too quickly. But what are the best comic book related mobile games that are just too hard to put down?
That's where we come in. We play a few mobile games here and there and while there are a ton to choose from, we found three really awesome ones that are really hard to put down. The best part is that they're all free to download... with the option to spend all your money on in-game purchases.
Simpsons: Tapped Out
What is it? In Simpsons: Tapped Out, you are in charge of rebuilding Springfield, building by building and interacting with the folks from the Simpsons universe. There's quests to complete and lost of famous landmarks to put into your very own town, as you earn money by completing jobs with the citizens of the town and collecting money from your already existing buildings in the city.
Pros: Simpsons fans will love seeing all their favorite characters and the famous landmarks from the decades of episodes that the Simpsons has provided the world. The game has a great sense of humor and the story is pretty solid as well. In addition, you can connect with your friends who also play the game and check out how their Springfield looks as well.
Cons: You get to a point in this game, about an hour in or so, where you end up waiting quite a while for anything to happen, which is easy to surpass if you want to spend a bunch of real life money. Getting a good town going takes a while, so the game can lose it's fun right away, but it gets a lot better as the world expands.
Here's some screengrabs of the game:
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival
What is it? You play as a survivor during the zombie apocalypse, set in the same universe as Image's THE WALKING DEAD. You must assemble a team of people to head off into the world to fight off zombies and other survivors. In addition, much like a slimmed down version of "Tapped Out," you have a town that needs upkeep which gives you food and building materials, to make your team stronger.
Pros: Lots of cool characters from the world of The Walking Dead that you can win, even though they're rare. The game really embraces a lot from the comic book. There's also customization with the weapons they use and leveling up and upgrading characters. You can also challenge other players to raids. Road to Survival gives you a lot to for a freemium game. When you have to wait for your town to upgrade or build, you have fighting you can do as well.
Cons: It's still a very new game and a lot of the building up the town part of the game is extremely basic. In fact, everything in this game is relatively basic as well. The game feels like it's in beta mode, at times, and we're all just testing it before the real game, with bigger features, comes out.
Check out some screen grabs below.
Marvel: Contest of Champions
What is it? There's a story about the Collector or Thanos or someone stealing heroes and villains and making them fight, but I usually just skip all the story stuff because this game is a fighter, and frankly, I just want Black Panther to beat everyone up. It's all about collecting heroes, leveling them up, working together with an alliance and winning a bunch of stuff for the game.
Pros: It's a simple game with complex extra features. More importantly, there are a ton of characters you can get in this game, and new ones are being added roughly every month. Working together with an alliance is a newer feature to the game but adds a lot more value to it. While the heart of the game is one character punching another, there's a lot of different game modes which all add something of value to the game.
Cons: Ranking up your characters not only drains you of all your gold, it also can take forever because, without getting too detailed, you need special items which are only available one day of the week, depending on the character type. There's a ton of frustration with this aspect of the game. However, it's the only real problem I've had with this game.
Here's some screenshots from the game I spend way too much time on.
Those are our favorite free mobile games. We'll be back soon to talk about games which may cost you a little bit of cash, but are a ton of fun. What are your favorite free mobile gaming apps?