We can’t ignore the fact that some mobile games left a significant mark in the hearts and conscious of many who probably wouldn’t have pulled through without them. As we usher in the start of a new year it would be an honor to recognize the following mobile games that made the past decade worth owning a smartphone:
In 2009, Finnish firm Rovio gave us the Angry Birds, a fantasy-based mobile game that became one of the most significant franchises in mobile game history. This software was the epitome of war between two species of animals, where the multi-colored birds try saving their eggs from the hungry pigs. Fun gameplay, low price, and humorous style are all features preinstalled into the game, giving it a worthy recognition as the decade ends.
2010 probably saw most of the people on earth dive into a healthy lifestyle with diets primarily consisting of fruits on their smartphones. Halfbrick Games, the creators of Jetpack Joyride, adored us with the ability to slash hundreds of fruits across our screens for points on end. Who would've thought that it was technically a training session for ninja warriors? As we part ways with another decade, it would be wrong if we didn't adorn this game with a seat among the legends.
Then came the endless runner game in 2012 whereby, an explorer has to run away from demon monkeys after obtaining an ancient relic from their habitat. It makes sense though, who wouldn't want to own a priceless artifact that could make you extremely rich or grant your extraordinary power; the only problem is, are you fast enough? Control the explorer through different environments with many obstacles designed to end your streak. Imangi studios turned some kid's camping dream into a better reality, and we have that to thank them for.
In 2012, Danish companies Kiloo and SYBO Games worked together to give us an endless runner game on the tracks. Unlike Temple Run, where demon monkeys chase your character, this game's predator is a law enforcement officer who seems pretty fast for a man his age and size. A simple slip-up and the trains won't be the ones knocking you down. With over 2 billion downloads on Google Play Store, the app is a famous and respectable recruit in this list for the best games of the decade.
Clash of Clans
Mobile strategy! Now, this was and still is a game for the great thinkers and was released in 2012 by Finnish developer Supercell. The players act as chiefs within their own villages, building an empire from scratch and outmatching other players in battles with dragons and armies at your disposal. Who wouldn't want to rule the world, but only in a virtual world to be precise so let it go to your head. Being the top-grossing game for a while, Clash of Clans has earned its title amongst the great.
A true legend. Tencent Games in China were ahead of themselves when they created this superb open-ended game with loads of maps and weapons at the players' disposal. It may be a recent game released in 2018, but one cannot deny its popularity with the masses and especially the youth.
Call of Duty Mobile
What a way to end the decade. The youngest mobile game on the list, released in 2019 by Tencent itself. The game incorporates the excitement of Call of Duty from your PC and PlayStation to your mobile phone and even making it number one among the best games, yet it was just born yesterday.
We can comfortably say that our gaming experience, on smartphones, for the past decade has truly been a remarkable one from start to finish. With the emergence of bigger and better versions, we sincerely hope that the flame once ignited by the above games never goes off.
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