Not all countries have free roaming or in all airlines, you can access a stable (and cheap) WiFi connection. If you have planned a trip and want to go armed with offline games to cope with dead hours, in Android we have collected nine casual titles that you can try.
Some are free and others are paid, but they all have in common that they offer games either short or as long as you want, so you can close the game at any time without anything happening. That said, let’s go with the games.
Bloons TD 6
One of the most popular genres in casual games is Tower Defense, and if we talk about Tower Defense we have to talk about the ‘Bloons’ saga and its latest edition: ‘Bloons TD 6’. Simply put, you have to prevent the balloons from coming from one point to another on the map by wisely placing the different monkeys that you have at your disposal.
Each monkey has its skills and three evolution paths, so you will have to choose the most appropriate alternatives depending on the map. The games last around half an hour (depending on the level of difficulty) and each map has several sub-levels, so it is very replaceable. You can get it for 5.49 euros.
The genre Auto Battler has reached mobile phones and its maximum exponent is ‘Auto Chess’, the game developed by Drodo and Dragonest. We have talked about it in depth, but basically it is a strategy game in which you will have to create your own team, evolve each character and get objects to make them stronger. The problem is that it is online.
However, you have ‘DOTA Underlords’, which is the same and has an offline mode against AI. The operation is exactly the same, the characters are very similar and it is completely free. The games last around 30-35 minutes, depending on how good you are, so on a long trip you have time to miss several.
One of the great casual games is ‘ 2048 ‘. You have a board with blocks of different value that you must combine to get a block of ‘2048’ points before you run out of space. It may seem simple, but nothing is further from reality. It’s like the ‘Tetris’, which at first glance seems easy but it’s really quite complicated. You have it for free on Google Play.
And in the line of 2048 is ‘Dots’, a game that, as its name suggests, manages to unite fucking. It is a mixture between ‘Tetris’ and ‘Candy Crush’, since you will have to join groups of points of the same color to clear the board and achieve the highest possible score. It’s simple, but be careful, it hooks. The games will last as long as you want them to last , so it doesn’t matter if it is a one-hour trip than a 15-hour trip.
Quite more complex is ‘Plague Inc’, from Miniclip. In ‘Plague Inc’ you will be the creator of a virus whose goal is to extinguish the world’s population ; you will have to release it in a country and evolve it to prevent medical advances from stopping it or to accelerate its infection rate. It is the most gloomy (and fun) game you can get for free on Google Play. Good luck trying to infect Greenland, because it will resist you.
Monument Valley Saga
Now we go with two essential sagas. The first one is ‘Monument Valley’, which has been developed by Ustwo Games. It has two deliveries and both are equally recommended. Each of the games has several puzzles in three dimensions that will play with your perception of space and that you will have to solve to take Ida from one point to another.
Both games are paid, but worth every penny. It is possible to say that they enjoy much more with headphones, since the soundtrack is very well worked. If you want to “give the coconut a little” and relax, ‘Monument Valley’ is a safe option.
The second saga is ‘Alto’. It consists of two games and both follow the same mechanics: Alto slides with his skis down a slope and you have to get coins, avoid falling and try to beat your own score. The levels have an exquisite design and the music is a joy.
Both games are completely free and can be played offline. As a good casual game that is, the game lasts as long as you want it to last, so when you reach the end of the journey just close the application. Both are highly recommended, especially with headphones.
Another very relaxing game is ‘Mini Metro’. Originally launched for PC, in Mini Metro you will have to manage the stops of a subway network and take passengers from one point to another. The “story mode” can be somewhat stressful, especially in the final stages of each level when the seasons become saturated, but you can play in a casual mode where nothing happens if you leave the passengers waiting.
The levels are representations of the best-known subway lines in the world, such as London, and the interface is very well designed . As we said in the previous two games, you enjoy a lot, a lot, a lot more with headphones. It is not free, but its price is reduced: 1.19 euros.
And if you don’t want to relax and what you’re looking for is a challenge, Geometry Dash is your game. Baby of the well-known Impossible Game and its offer is simple: many levels, each more complicated, electronic music at a good volume and a mechanics as simple as playing on the screen. Well, simple in quotes, because there are maps that are sickly.
If you play online you can download the creations of other users, but offline you can access the batch of levels that are pre-installed. As a recommendation, use headphones , because if you can synchronize the touches on the screen with the music beats it will be much easier to complete the levels. It can be yours for 1.99 euros.Tags: casual games, play offline