Publication date November 28, 2021
5 Fantastic Mobile Games to Combat your Boring Work Commute
Dragging yourself out of the bed in the morning and getting your bottom in the subway feels more dreading than working, doesn’t it? Work commute is an unavoidable part of our daily routine. And with office spaces slowly opening their doors post the covid-19 pandemic, the Monday blues are getting as real as they can be. Fortunately, android and iOS mobile games are a quick-and-easy escape from the doldrums of daily commute and there’s a wide world of games you can choose from, good news is there's one for everyone!
- Two Dots:
Two Dots is a puzzle game that might have around 5 billion levels and occasional limited-time events that add on to the fun. The premise is quite simple – connect dots of the same color to make them disappear and draw squares to clear all dots of that color. You will have limited number of attempts to reach a certain goal while other hurdles like fire and scary beetles bring in some challenges.
The game can also be connected to Facebook which gives access to a leaderboard where one can compete with friends and beat their high score. The game is free-to-play with optional in-app purchases.
2048 is also a puzzle game where you got to slide the number tiles to consolidate them to sum up to 2048. You can of course continue past this but reaching 2048 itself is a huge challenge. New tiles are spawned for every move making the slide board more and more complicated. The thing is the tiles slide together so joining two tiles can put the others in less likely positions. This game has a unique way of pulling you in to beat your own score and concoct numbers higher than the one before. The game is available on iOS, Android, and browser. It’s free to download but you can pay to remove the ads.
- Crossy Road:
Cross Road is basically a looping version of Frogger, with an isometric graphic view and an avian enemy in the form of a bald eagle that will end your life if you take too long. The game was a super-hit after the release, and its unique selling proposition was probably the fact that it turned an arcade classic into a mobile game. The characters are one of the best parts, you can cross the road as a chicken, an elephant or even your favorite characters from other games. However, the character does not have an impact on the gameplay as the mad dash on the road remains the same. A chicken won’t be able to fly, an elephant cannot crush the vehicles… it’s all about your own reflexes. One will get a hang of the game quite easily but it’s difficult to master, which is probably why it’s so addictive. The game is available on iOS and Android and is free to download with optional in-app purchases.
The developers of Crossy Road have also come up with another gem, Piffle – an adorable arcade game that will keep you on your toes for a full blow train ride and may be even meetings if you’re sneaky enough. You basically break the blocks that are lowered down gradually by flinging balls that look like cats or may be cats that look like balls. You basically got to clear the platform before the blocks make a touch-down.
In the form of challenges, there are special blocks that make it more difficult, whereas there are also power ups to make the gameplay a tad bit easier. Like Two Dots, there are n number of levels that is not easy for one individual to get through. As far as the look and feel of the game is concerned, you can choose different skins for your Piffle balls – from pirates to stripe faces, this game has got it all.
- Star Chef 2:
If you’re into a more elaborate game, Star Chef is quite a choice. It is a cooking and restaurant simulation game where you can escape into a culinary world filled with lip-smacking recipes, super-skilled chefs, and a beautiful multi-cuisine restaurant that can be personalized to one’s choices. Apart from the basics that constitutes a restaurant, you got a live concert, a theme park, tournaments with leaderboards, real-time cook offs and a lot more. It is a visually appealing game, with high-quality graphics and has a way of emotionally indulging you in the process of building a restaurant with perky characters, and worldly themes from haunted islands for Halloween, Hawaii in summer, to North Pole during Christmas. It’s kind of an all-rounder, there’s a feature for all age-groups.