It’s the last big new release night of the year! (Probably. I mean… somebody might try to sneak something in between Christmas and New Year’s, but jeez, take a vacation already).
And just because you’re finishing your last minute shopping and starting the Christmas pudding doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a few minutes for mobile gaming, too. And you really should, considering what you’ll be able to play tonight.
Angry Birds Blast
A new Angry Birds game just in time for the holidays? Kind of! This isn’t a standard entry in the series, but another spin-off — this time in the form of a matching-style puzzler. While that might sound generic, I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you that Rovio has a ton of great Angry Birds spin-offs out there already, and a good puzzle game never goes out of style. Depending on when you’re reading this, you might still have time to pre-register. Doing so will get you $9.99 worth of in-game currency, which isn’t such a shabby stocking stuffer!
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Game Ever
We’ve seen a lot of developers try to borrow the microgames formula of WarioWare, but the results generally leave us feeling… well, grumpy. Maybe the latest attempt can turn that around? Based on the trailer, we’re optimistic — but we’ll find out for sure when the game launches tonight.
I’ve had a quiet obsession with pinball in late 2016 (I blame PinOut, as well as the recent release of Pinball FX2 VR), so it’s of little surprise that I’m display visible signs of giddiness at the thought of Snowball: a pinball game from Pixeljam (the creator of Potatoman Seeks the Troof) that seems to be set in the epic snow fort of my childhood dreams.
Gotta Eat Them All
Idle clickers saw a lot of traction in 2016, so why not end the year with one too? Gotta Eat Them All is a clicker about shoving food in your mouth. Much to everyone’s surprise, no, this isn’t an idle clicker biopic of yours truly, but the latest game from Animoca Brands — who also gave us a great He-Man clicker earlier this year. And like last night’s leftovers, you don’t even have to wait for this one to finish cooking. Gotta Eat Them All is live on the App Store and Google Play now.