The S.O. says I play “a lot” of iPad games – not sure if it’s something to be proud of – and suggested I could do recommendations for casual players.
My short-lived Instagram hashtag #hazm8playsgames was actually similar in intention. It was meant to be a compilation of games that I felt were less mainstream for the casual player, one who might not really browse the App Store regularly or install new apps, etc.
I don’t like putting star-ratings on games, as I think it depends a lot on what kind of games each person likes. These are my preferences:
So it’s not exactly book reviews – I’m still struggling to read, thank goodness for fembookclub! But let’s give it a go…
Games this quarter
Wheel of Fortune: Show Puzzles / Free Play
Sometime this year, I was forced to reformat my iPad, losing quite a lot of game data, I’m sure. Before you chime in about iCloud syncing, one of the reasons I had to reformat was that I had been unable to sync or back up my iPad/iCloud data, so I was sure that some of my game data would not have been survived.
Bloons Tower Defense 5
I hadn’t played Bloons TD 5 in over a year! (I’m aware of the release of Bloons TD 6, but I’m not sure I’ll be getting it) So after a long break, I re-downloaded the game – all my data was lost after the reformat, sniff – and found that it was still pretty satisfying to destroy masses of “evil” balloons. Poppity pop.
Next post will be for games in Q1 2018!
Sooo this quarter turned out a lot less active for me, as I got pretty busy with work, but also, I started playing this non-iPad and arguably non-casual game:
Look, sometimes you gotta spend money on a good game that lets you walk through every metre of tall grass as you wish, or chase dozens of side story arcs and mini-games and feel rewarded by connecting these pieces of a virtual world.
Anyway, for those who just want to get back to it:
Continuing my #hazm8playsgames series! Here’s the first post if you want to know what it’s all about.
Games this quarter
Another solitaire, but closer to what most think of as ‘Spider’ (or Klondike, as it says on the game website). It’s a version of solitaire where you’re allowed to stack cards in reverse order – think a ‘K’ on top of a ‘Q’ that is stacked on top of another ‘K’. It’s also flexible about undos, and whether there are any empty spaces when redealing.
The reverse itself adds a new, welcome dimension to the game. You can plan your moves differently, while traversing the new complexity of having reversed stacks. And you can make it more challenging by playing with up to 5 different suits!
Status: I liked this game so much that I paid for the full game unlock.
Cooking Dash 2016
Do not talk to me about this game. I have spent $ (redacted) on Gold and still grind for it on a weekly basis. I lost my game data in a reformat this year, but I still re-downloaded it anyway because I just want to keep
torturing myself unlocking more food and getting those stars.
More screenshots of the above games, if you’re interested! (Click to open in a Google Photos album)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m heading back to Alola to build up my Pokedex!