The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of March 2016

By , on December 13, 2016
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March. That seems like it was ages ago. Even saying March feels like a step back into the dim and distant past. March March March March. I’ve said it too many times now and it’s lost all meaning. Ah well.

As we continue our look back at the last 12 months of mobile gaming, we’ve reached the first of our really big hitters. March saw the release of Clash Royale, and unless you’ve been living under a rock without a 4G connection for 9 months, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it.

But it wasn’t the only gem to come out that month. In fact there were quite a few. But in my humble opinion, these three right here were the finest. Disagree? Then let us know in the comments below.

Clash Royale

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A mobile MOBA that looks lovely, has the budget of Supercell behind it, and captured our imagination for most of the early part of the year. It’s not just good fun, it’s great fun, and the competitive nature of the game pushes you on to smash your foes.

Sure there’s a plateau you’re going to reach when you either dig in hard or get bored and go do something else, but there are plenty of people out there still playing and spending on this one. It’s fast, it’s frantic, and it’s an awful lot of fun.


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An auto-running platforming puzzler that takes ideas from a whole swathe of different places and wraps them up into an intriguing sort-of-love-story about a paint bucket and a brush. Now what’s not to like about that?

It’s a real challenge as well, once you’re past the earlier stages of the game, and you’re likely to find an awful lot to like in its massive amount of levels. Simple to play, easy to get addicted to, this is a fine example of mobile gaming done right.

Mimpi Dreams

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I think I’m a bit in love with Mimpi. He’s such a good dog, and he goes on the best adventures. This takes the shape of the original and builds a far more engaging and interesting platforming experience around it.

There’s some point-and-click style puzzles to solve, and a load of bright ideas that make you beam when they come into play. And then there’s Mimpi. Lovely, lovely Mimpi. If you missed this one the first time round, make sure you don’t miss it now.