Gaming is an important feature of the modern day smartphone, but why play alone when you can play with your friends? Now online multiplayer gaming has been there for a long time, but how about playing games offline: eye-to-eye, man-to-man? With the screen sizes increasing inch by inch, our phones are big enough for two people to play with ease.
So grab your friend, partner or sibling and get ready to play – these multiplayer games would surely replace your chess and carom boards!
We love Air Hockey... It’s one of the best games to play with your buds when you’re out chilling! But, what if we give you an Air hockey table, right in your palm? Simply download Glow Hockey 2 – a simple game that uses neon colours and gives you an Air hockey table right on your phone! Use your fingers to control the disks and smash goals in your opponent’s space to win! It gives you the same adrenaline rush as a big old table…and be warned, it’s equally addictive!
One of the most popular game across platform, Hangman is a great multiplayer game. The rules are simple – you get a few blank spaces and a hint and all you need to guess is the alphabets that may appear in that word / phrase. For every right character you get points, for every wrong attempt, the sketch of a hanging man nears its completion. In the multiplayer mode, you play turn by turn and the one with more points wins in the end. It’s a game which improve your spellings, guessing and is a great pastime overall… Try it out if you haven’t already.
We talked about Air hockey, and we’ll discuss Ice hockey! A game that requires 12 players, a dozen hockey sticks, a playing disk and lots of ice… or just one smartphone! Download the Ice Rage: Hockey on your phone and you’ll be able to play with a friend sitting across, on the same screen. The toonish graphics are good and the joystick controllers are pretty convenient. It’s one of those games you would wanna share with all your friends!
If you have had a computer for a while, changes are that you are aware of the game called Pocket Tanks. An easy game of two rival tanks trying to damage each other with the use of various powerful weapons – pocket tanks is extremely addictive. When playing with a friend, you alternatively take turns till both you ultimately exhaust your respective arsenals and having a good aim and some knowledge of geometrical angles will take you a long way… It’s a PC classic which is available for your phone too. If not the others, do check this one out – it’s too good!
Now this game is akin to Flappy Birds in a way, with own variations. Instead of pipes, you need to beware of the spikes that keep on showing up randomly in different corners of the screen. The multiplayer mode of this game vertically splits the view into two screens, wherein both players use one of their hands to hold the phones and control the game by pressing with their thumbs! It does take a while to get the hang of it, but once mastered you’ll be playing this endlessly with your friend!
Yup… You have heard of this one! The very popular game which combines the fuses the art of Shaolin with the daily chore of cutting fruits! The gameplay is simplistic – use your finger as a blade, chop fruits and avoid bombs. But not many people know about the ’Multiplayer’ feature in the game that splits the screen into two halves – one for you, the other for your pal! ‘Slice and Dice’ and then compare the scores, one who chops more…wins!
The best games don’t just challenge your mind, but also make us use our tiny little brains! Reactor is one such game where your cognition mental strength will be teased – it’s a battle of brains! It consists of a series of puzzles, riddles and witty questions that are similar for both the players. The layout is innovatively divided, with one half being upside down! Hence, both users can read the questions and the one that answers quick and correct gets more points. It’s a simple fun game, winning in which (and against your friends) gives you the license to boast freely!