The best mobile video games can be hard to find, simply because of the sheer amount of titles out there. But, worry not! Welcome to G4's Knuckle Up, where we bring you a byte-sized view of our five favorite mobile games every week. The mobile space is filled with incredible games that will keep you busy for minutes, hours, or even days -- we'll let you know what we're playing and why we're playing it. Here's our top five games this week.
GAME OF THE WEEK
On its surface, the Scribblenauts series of games looks innocuous enough: a child’s game requiring some imagination and creativity. When you peel back that layer of first impressions, though, the Scribblenauts franchise blooms in ways you never thought possible. A combination of Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts (with some added levels thrown in), Scribblenauts Remix is some of the most fun available on iOS right now.
If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, you’re a boy named Max who must come up with items to spawn (sometimes with specific adjectives) in order to complete tasks like populating a schoolroom, completing police training, and wiping out the dinosaurs. Sure, you can play the game straight and only type in “books” or “police uniform” -- but where’s the fun in that? I preferred to learn the hard way that spawning a Kraken on top of my unsuspecting friends looking for a beach party did not, in fact, complete the level. There are over 10,000 words Remix knows; combined with adjectives, the possibilities are nearly limitless.
In addition to the gameplay, Remix also has iCloud support and is a universal app, meaning you can pick up right where you left off across all of your iOS 5 devices. If you’re jam packed with imagination and need an outlet, Scribblenauts Remix is what you’ve been looking for.