More Reviews
REVIEWS Slender: The Arrival Review
Few games can offer genuine scares in the horror genre. Can Slender: The Arrival prove otherwise and it can offer more?

Pillars of Eternity Review
Obsidian Entertainment creates a retro Infinity Engine RPG funded by Kickstarter. Is it as good as previous Infinity Engine games, or does the novelty quickly wear off?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.

LATEST FEATURES 6 Helpful Tips for Pillars of Eternity
Simply put, Pillars of Eternity can become maddening if players aren't careful.

Top 10 Active Video Game Kickstarter Campaigns
There are lots of indie projects going on right now, so we did the dirty work for you and found the best.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
The perils of the Hype Train…
By shandog137
Posted on 03/09/15
The recent release of Evolve and The Order 1886 really got me to thinking about the disparity between the perspective of sales-driven publishers and the quality-driven purchases of consumers. The “Hype Train” is nothing new, but the way it is utilized has been creating far more...

GR's iOS and Android Manifesto: Stay Core and Play Casual Games

Posted on Wednesday, June 29 @ 09:00:23 Eastern by

Five Apps You Should Have


FreeAppADay (iTunes Link) or Amazon's Android Marketplace

The FreeAppADay App may not be worth $0.99, but if you want to adhere to Rule #1 as closely as possible and tend to buy apps when you're bored, this one should rise to the top of your list. FreeAppADay updates every day with... uhh, a new free app every day. Pretty easy to grasp here, I don't know why I'm even explaining this at such length. How long can I keep this going until you just scroll down and check out the next app. Still here? Ugh, now I've exhausted myself.

On the Android side of the equation, gamers should really download Amazon's Android Marketplace. The online retailer consistently offers up free apps. Back when the Amazon Android Marketplace launched, they offered Angry Birds Rio for the low price of nothing and have since followed it up with free downloads of games like Plants Vs. Zombies.


Canabalt (iTunes Link) ($2.99 as of this writing)

Indie darling Canabalt is a premier iPhone app. It's got style, it's got substance, and it's an easy boredom buster. What it lacks in variation, it makes up for in replayability. Nab some friends and compare long distances. Also, the music sounds great.





The Creeps! (iTunes Link) ($1.99 as of this writing)

The Creeps! is an excellent tower defense game where you... you know, build towers and watch them defend you. While there are several in-app purchases, there's a ton of content at the base price and you can definitely find the game for free on and off. The app has several different modes to play from survival, to mission, with a whole mess of towers to build.



Spin Crazy (iTunes Link)

Spin Crazy is like rotating Bubble Bobble. It's easily some of the most fun you'll have with mindless bubble shooting on the iPhone. It has as much replayability as marathon mode Tetris, and it gets challenging in later levels. Don't forget about the added benefit of seeming way cooler for knowing about an iPhone app outside of the mainstream.









Plants Vs. Zombies (iTunes Link($2.99 as of this writing)

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention at least one Popcap game. The manufacturer of pure addiction have several different flavors of crack for your phone, but I'd recommend Plants Vs. Zombies over everything else. There's a long campaign, a ton of plants, several different modes, and endless replay value. In fact, Popcap just updated the horticultural defense game with even more content. Seriously, if there's an app you spend more than $0.99 on, this would be acceptable. Note, though, that Popcap runs deep sales on all of their games frequently.

Now that you've read the iOS and Android Manifesto, go forth and feel secure in your masculinity hardcore gamership! If you're interested in more Apps approved by GameRevolution, stick with us as we'll bring more to you soon!

Tags:   ios, Android
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

comments powered by Disqus




More On GameRevolution