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If you’re bored and bogged down by a horribly slow day, you could always pull out your smart phone or your mobile device and entertain yourself with a great game. Good mobile games are a great way to dispel boredom and they’re a great way to stay entertained.

While there are a multiplicity of games available on both the App Store and the Play Store that can satisfy each and every one of your gaming needs, here are a few games that will really test your reflexes and push your fingers to the max.

1. Piano Tiles 2

Image Credit: App Store
Image Credit: App Store

Available on both the App Store and the Play Store, this game is the sequel to the once popular game Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap The White Tile). As the sequel, this game features new gameplay, better sound quality and it also features a global competition mode that will give you the thrill that you’re looking for.

The premise of the game is quite simple, just tap the black tiles to the music and avoid the other areas. As the game progresses, the speed at which the tiles descend increases as well and you’ll be at the edge of your seat trying to get each note right.

2. Smash Hit

Image Credit: Play Store
Image Credit: Play Store

A personal favourite of mine, this game is available on both the App Store and the Play Store, and it will take you through a journey of otherworldly dimensions where you’re required to crush everything in your path.

This game has over 50 different rooms with 11 different graphic styles, and it also features realistic glass-breaking mechanics in every stage. And once you start playing this game you’ll also notice that its music and audio effects are in sync with each other, and even the obstacles move to each new tune.

The game starts of simple, slow and relaxed, and you get to tap each obstacle, and a ball will essentially smash it, but right after a few minutes of gameplay, it suddenly increases in speed. If you’re not attentive and reflexive enough, you’ll end up bumping into an obstacle and you have to restart the entire game from the beginning.

You can avoid this hassle by upgrading to the premium version.

3. Temple Run

Image Credit: App Store
Image Credit: App Store

This is a classic arcade game that’s available on both the App Store and the Play store, and it’s a game that you could play for hours on end, as the gameplay is literally endless.

If you’ve been active in society for the past couple of years, you would have definitely noticed people that were attentively swiping away at their mobile devices, and chances are they were playing this very game.

The premise of the game is that you’re in control of a running character and you have to swipe to turn, jump or slide to avoid obstacles, and to collect coins that you could in turn use to purchase power ups, and you essentially have to see how far you can run.

If you adore this game, you could also give Temple Run 2 a shot!

4. Fruit Ninja

Image Credit: App Store
Image Credit: App Store

Even though this game has been around for almost 5 years on both the App Store and the Play Store, it hardly ceases to be entertaining. The only rule that you need to be aware of to start playing the game is that you’re supposed to slice fruits and avoid slicing the bombs. As you slice your way to a high score, you’ll quickly notice the gameplay changing speeds and the bombs become more frequent.

However, you also get to use powerups and slice special bananas for maximum effect, and eventually you’ll bump into the multi-slice Pomegranate, where you’re expected to swipe away as fast as possible to gain points.

Given that this studio has been around for a while, the developers, Halfbrick Studios revamped the entire game from the ground up, and they added fresh gameplay along with new characters that will guide you through each dojo. So download the app, and start swiping.

5. Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Image Credit: Play Store
Image Credit: Play Store

If you’re fascinated and obsessed with minions, this is one game on the App Store and the Play Store that you will adore. While the gameplay is similar to that of Temple Run, you get to control minions in fun, fast-paced missions where you can jump, roll, dodge and scramble against others, while you collect exotic fruits to make jelly.

And just like Temple Run, the gameplay increases in speed, as you progress and you’ll be expected to swipe to turn and avoid obstacles with great attention. However, unlike Temple run, you also get to experience unpredictable minion moments, perform despicable acts through hundreds of missions, run through cool locations and race against other players.

6. Jetpack Joyride

Image Credit: App Store
Image Credit: App Store

Jetpack Joyride is another fun-packed game developed by the creators of Fruit Ninja, and it’s available on both the App Store and the Play Store. Through the game, you get to join Barry as he breaks into a secret lab to control the experimental jetpacks.

After lift-off you simply have touch the screen to ascend and release to descend, raining bullets, bubbles, rainbows, and lasers downwards as you fly towards your new high score.

While it may sound simple, you need to have keen reflexes to avoid obstacles in your path, and these include lasers, electricity fields and even guided missiles. However, you get to pick up a lot of cool goodies along the way that you could use reach massive scores. You also get to unlock achievements and beat your friends on the online leaderboards.

7. Hyper Tiles

Image Credit: Play Store
Image Credit: Play Store

This game is available only on the Play Store, and you could give it a shot if you like playing classic games. The premise of the game may sound simple but the game is hard to master. You have to tap the tiles as fast as you can and missing one of the tiles will result in an instant loss.

While this game is incredibly challenging, it’s great for short bursts or long bus rides, and if you have a competitive streak in you, you could challenge your friends to see who attains the highest score.

These are just few of the games that you could play to keep yourself entertained and to also get your finger speed to the max. They also make great games to play while on the throne. Let us know what other mobile games would flex our finger muscles!

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