As I’ve now played over 10 mobile games I thought it’d be cool to keep a list of how they all rank. At the moment the only mobile games I still have downloaded are Pokemon Go and Dr Mario World as I do tend to delete the game once I’m done with them. Some of these games I’ve spent well over 20 hours and nearly 100% completed them like Bendy, Ladybug, Pokemon Go and Speed Battle while others I only played for a few hours before parting ways. Still, it’s time to look at the impact they’ve left me with. The order is from worst to best.
Domino’s Piece of the Pie Pursuit
This is easily the weakest mobile game I’ve played. Admittedly I was only really playing it to get the free pizza points during the promotion Domino’s did when it first came out. There is really not much to this game as it’s a very low budget 2D version of Monkey Ball. It’s also only a few minutes long so I have no real memories with this game.
Super Mario Run
This is a game that is really low in part because the free version is so short. I wasn’t about to pay the 10 bucks so the game is over in a flash. The gameplay seemed nice, but that can only save you for so long when the game is a matter of minutes like the Domino’s one. It was an interesting test run by Nintendo but they’ve come a long way since then.
One Punch Man:Road TO Hero
This is a very low budget game that wasn’t even trying to succeed. The whole game is one huge grind and there is virtually no gameplay. The A.I. assumes direct control at all time so you really feel like you’re a puppet on strings. I like to be in control of my own destiny.
Jurassic World: Alive
Alive is sort of like Pokemon Go, but the low budget version. You catch Dinosaurs and run around, but there’s just not a whole lot to do in comparison to the other games. It just feels a little empty. I’m sure they’ll add more content soon but in a world where Go exists it will never get too big.
This is a very simple, but effective game. It’s basically a third party Tetris. You keep on matching the lines until you run out of space. I could never get crazy high scores in this one, but it was definitely a fun way to pass the time by.
RWBY: Amity Arena
I was excited to see a RWBY game at long last, but tower defense titles have never really been my thing. It’ll keep your interest for a little while, but then you’ll want to play a different game. This one just isn’t exciting and it’s not even all that enjoyable.
RWBY: Crystal Match
This game has a pretty solid base as I do like the fruit matching type games. That being said, I was hit with a game breaking bug early on and additionally the actual gameplay was just a lot weaker than the other titles I’ve played in this genre. All in all that just ends up resulting in a loss for this title.
Tekken was a fun mobile title with an actual story even if it was pretty short. I enjoyed the combat. It did a good job of emulating the actual gameplay of the real titles. There wasn’t a whole lot to it, but it was definitely very fun in its own right. I’d like to see Street Fighter try and counter with a game of its own someday.
Marvel Contest of Champions
The Contest of Champions is surprisingly fun and there are a bunch of levels. I think I would have been playing this game for many, many hours as a kid. It’s really just nice to see all of the characters involved in this game even if the story is basically nonexistent. There wasn’t a whole lot to do beyond the gameplay though so after a while I did find it to be a little repetitive.
Ingress is definitely really solid. If Pokemon Go did not exist then I’m sure I would be playing it quite a lot. The problem is that it’s super similar to Pokemon Go only it is missing the battle aspect of the game which is huge. I also think it’s a lot less balanced if you are playing in an area where the opposing side has the majority of the area covered.
Bendy in Nightmare Run
Free Runners are definitely a lot of fun and Bendy is no exception. It is the weakest of the free runners though thanks in large part due to the fact that it is very short. I also don’t like the fact that you have to keep on playing the same levels over and over again in order to unlock the next one. The game just really wants you to buy the next levels, but that’s just greedy.
Sword Art Online Integral Factor
Integral Factor is a very ambitious game, but one that suffered from a drawn out beginning. I think the main problem with this title is that you want to actually enter the game right away. I do think its gameplay would be more suited for a PS4 title as well and that’s probably what they should have done. It’s super impressive and yet not very suited for quick mobile gameplay sessions.
Sonic Forces Speed Battle
This game’s pretty nostalgic. It’s a free runner in the Sonic Forces style which is really cool. It does suffer from low content though as racing online against other players is literally the only thing that you can do here. Maybe they’ve added more modes since when I used to play, but the game should really have more things to do. I had my share of fun here though.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record
This game looks visually impressive and the gameplay is definitely fun. That being said, the story is a bit on the repetitive side and the gameplay is rather one dimensional so the fun factor will likely start to fade fast after you’ve played it enough. You need an extra hook to really keep going and I don’t think Magia Record has that. There is a lot of content here though so if you memorize the mechanics then you should be set.
Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir
This game was surprisingly fun. The show always looked like it would be pretty enjoyable and the game definitely got the endless runner genre right. We got actual illustration cutscenes to form a real story and I played this game until I 100% cleared the whole thing. It was fairly new but slow to update though so with nothing left to do I ultimately stopped playing. It was fun while it lasted though.
I remember this game getting a lot of hype when it was first coming out. I’d argue that it was pretty deserved because the game launched with an abundance of content. Like with Madoka there is definitely a lot to learn, but once you get the hang of it then there is no going back. The campaign continues to get more story updates and the gameplay is actually real time conmbat. You really can’t go wrong with a game like this one.
This is a basic matching game which adds new mechanics in as you go through the levels. There are so many levels here and pretty much unlimited content here as long as you like the style. If anything you’ll likely only get rid of it so it doesn’t continue to drain your time during the day. It’s hard to put it down.
Fruits Mania: Elly’s Travels
Fruits Mania is definitely one of the OG fruit games and it’s a lot of fun. I played hundreds upon hundreds of levels here which I certainly couldn’t have done if I didn’t really like the game. With over 1000 titles currently available this is definitely the game for you if you want to have some fun matching fruits.
Dr. Mario World
Dr. Mario World is a very new mobile game that was definitely amazing. I really enjoyed both the online versus mode as well as the offline campaign. It’s just hard to put down and you’ll always find yourself coming back to it. The game is being updated pretty regularly and you get a good amount of energy so it doesn’t feel like the game is actively punishing you as a free to play user. That’s always important and I think this will be sticking around as one of the best mobile titles.
Fire Emblem Heroes
This is one of the first mobile games that I actively played a lot. The story is really solid and I actually managed to learn all of the complex mechanics. I dare say that this game has the clearest overlay and instructions out of all the big mobile games. I did eventually get lost when the game entered its newest seasons though. I still like to keep up with the trailers and if you ever do pick up this game you can find solace in the fact that it is very rewarding.
Dragon Ball Legends
This game has the best mobile story I’ve ever seen and is second only to Go in how much fun it is. It’s great to be playing as all the Dragon Ball fighters in all their alternate forms. I maxed out so many characters here that it was almost a shame to put the game down. It definitely had a really good run though and I look forward to DBZ coming out with a new game at some point.
I don’t think it’ll come as any surprise that Pokemon Go is the top game on the list. I’ve played this game for thousands of hours and it shows no signs of stopping. This is really the ultimate game so long as you live in an area with a lot of Pokestops and gyms. It still is the most futuristic mobile game of all time and Go was really able to capitalize on the Pokemon brand as well as Niantic’s experience.
So these are my mobile rankings! I’ll be adding in new games as I try them out so definitely keep on coming back to this page to see the newest additions!