In a dark world we need a hero, a bringer of someone to purge the darkness. In the game Darklings from MildMania you now can. You play as Lum whose goal is to purge these Darklings and collect stars. This game has a stylistic noire look to it. The controls are touched based, they work smoothly but at times it is a little laggy which occurs at times which can halt game play and can get annoying. Problems like these are annoying but they are generally updated quickly so this is not a huge issues but if you are picky about controls then this may get on your nerves. What I liked about this was how addictive it was. Once you get going and onto a role time seems to stop as you enter this moment of bliss when you feel 100% control of the world around you. Moments like this in games are rare to come by so when they do it is important to hold onto them. The world is dark but with games like Darklings you can find a little light.
It seems that backward defense games and cats are all the rage at the moment. Cats vs. Aliens from Team Chaos combine both of these elements creating this crazy backward defense game with a cat that can use telekinetic powers to destroy these invaders. This game is similar to space invaders but crazy hard. Team Chaos did a good job at using the Flappy Bird formula where you feel like a total badass by getting to wave 7. I had lots of fun playing this game as I was always trying to beat my last score but I could only play for maybe 15mins at a time or else my phone was going to meet the wall. What gamers will appreciate about this game was the amount of strategy and adaptability you need to succeed. Cats vs. Aliens does a good job at keeping you on your toes as it is fast paced and it is impossible to shoot everything so you must target specific Aliens so you can clear the cluster of them. If you are into Cats, backyards and Flappy Bird then this is a game for you.
With Fifa around the corner I decided to play a football game! Football Touch Story is a top down 2D soccer game from OOBLADA. I am not a soccer player to begin with, so soccer games that are overly ruling I cannot get into. Football Touch Story is fantastic because it is an arcade soccer game that has easy controls which lead to fast and addictive gameplay. This game takes me back to the days of street soccer games that have no fouls and such. Where lots of sports game has a trouble on mobile platforms is that they try to be more then what is needed. What gamers will enjoy about this game is how easy it is to pick up and play.The matches are 3mins which is the perfect length not to long that you get bored or a sore neck but long enough that you can really get into a match. I had so much fun playing this in bed or waiting in line at stores, moments like this is where this game really excels over other soccer games out there today. Soccer fans and gamers alike will find this game great, in my mind you should pick it up.