Best Mobile Games of the Month – March 2020
5.) Love Live! All Stars – Afterschool Clubs, Idols and Dancing!
In a fusion of anime storytelling, pop idols and finger-style DDR, Love Live! All Stars is perhaps the most exciting and creative title we’ve seen this month. Save your school’s idol club from extinction as you bond with your classmates and dance like you’ve never danced before.
The game is undeniably cute (the objective is to fulfill your dreams as an adorable anime schoolgirl) while at the same time offering competent and complex gameplay. The rhythm sequences really test your dexterity, and the dialogue shared among you and the myriad characters in the game is thoughtful, well-written and thoroughly engaging.
While titles like this may seem either for you or not, Love Live! All Stars is a competent little title that may surprise even the most ardent anime-hater.
4.) Shadowgun War Games – Hero Shooter Gone Handheld
Shadowgun War Games is a clear rip off of modern Overwatch-era Hero shooters. But that’s not a problem at all. In fact, in the title’s aiming to be a Triple-A FPS, it brings polish and mechanical depth to a genre that is typically overshadowed by its PC and console counterparts.
Character design and panache are at the forefront, making Shadowgun fun to pick up again and again. Like any game with a diverse character roster spanning DPS, tank and healer classes, mastering gameplay involves learning the intricacies of the other characters and countering your opponent’s deadly combos.
3.) Tiny Space Program – We Have Liftoff
Become the astronaut your four-year-old self saw in yourself. Tiny Space Program is packed with content so you can build and pilot your spacecrafts and complete the hundreds of assignments available.
Tiny Space Program brings the sandbox elements we’re accustomed to in space games. Whether you’re meticulously gathering rocks in distant lands or allowing your astronauts to amble around until they run out of life support, the morals and direction of this expansive space program and its endeavors are in your hands.
2.) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – The Legend Never Dies
This probably isn’t the first ‘best of’ list in which you’ve seen Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. And that’s for good reason. The genre-defining staple holds up just as well as it did back in 1997. Symphony of the Night makes its way to mobile app stores for what is, surprisingly, the first time.
We already know what makes this game great. Unlike anything that came before it, Symphony of the Night is a delicately crafted Metroidvania—a 2D scroller where you traverse a castle, collecting power-ups and items to become stronger. And you better scour high and low for these items, as Dracula is waiting for you at the end, as he has been for over 20 years.
The mobile port lovingly updated the sprite work and visuals, delivering a definitive-looking product. Naturally, the touch controls don’t lend themselves well to the fighting-game-like inputs this title requires. But these slips aside, this is one of the best ways to experience the classic title again—or perhaps for the first time.
1.) Dragon Raja – Rivaling its PC Counterparts
Pushing the mobile RPG genre forward, Dragon Raja easily snags our number one slot this month. Without a doubt, this is one of the best-looking games developed for mobile. What’s more, this game brings a worthwhile experience for gamers of all stripes—even those who may have been burned by mobile RPGs in the past.
In Dragon Raja you engage in flashy, action-packed combat. The title incorporates a varied class system and MMO-style raids, leading to both a personalized and rewarding experience whether you want to heal your friends or DPS the monster until it turns to dust.
The game performs beautifully even at max settings and has easily the most in-depth character creation options of any mobile RPG. Dragon Raja is an eye-catching must-play for fans of the genre.