With an astonishing 6 billion mobile devices expected to be circulating worldwide by 2020, there’s an exceedingly good chance you have a smart something or other a few yards away right now. That also means you have access to the largest – and fastest-growing – segment of the gaming market.
But with hordes of mobile games arriving with little fanfare on a weekly basis, trying to figure out what, exactly, you should be playing on your iPhone or Android device is a daunting task. Still mindlessly crushing candy? Tired of catching ‘em all? Then put your thumbs to good use and try something new – like these 10 awesome, brand new titles:
“Pocket Run Pool” (iOS | Free, $3.99 to unlock full game)
The latest from iPhone game developer extraordinaire Zach Gage (“Spelltower,” “Typeshift”) is easy to pick up and impossible to put down. “Pocket Run Pool” turns billiards into a soothing, addictive, score-chasing strategy game. While you get plenty of mileage for free, plunking down a few bucks to unlock every awesome mode and get rid of those pesky ads is a no-brainer. What’s pool without a little money on the table?
“Dragon Ball Legends” (iOS, Android | Free)
Spike your hair and get ready to go super saiyan – Dragon Ball has arrived on mobile devices. And it’s actually pretty cool. Using cards, players duke it out in epic airborne battles ripped right out of the popular manga and anime. With loads of modes and crisp cartoon visuals, it’s a big, crazy game for fans of the franchise, though its obtuse menus were clearly designed by Vegeta.