10 Frustratingly Simple But Addictive Free Game Apps

10 Frustratingly Simple But Addictive Free Game Apps

February 26th, 2015

Everybody likes a freebie, don’t they? We here at Tech Spartan do like our games, some of us are even addicted to some of the games you can find on app stores today. We could spend hours playing these games, even days or weeks. It’s quite interesting how these kind of short but addictive game can take up more of your time than your average story based game. With this in mind, we’ve decided to make a list of our favourite 10 free games so you too can drive yourself mad! All of the games below are going to also be rated on their frustration level, from 1 to 10. 1 being like Ron Weasley and 10 being like Voldermort, with Snape sitting right in the middle at 5.

Daddy Long Legs

This is top of the list as it’s one of my personal favourites. This game is so simple even a small child can play it, all you need to do is tap the screen to make your creature walk. The further you walk, the better your score, simples! There are additional extras with this game also in the form of in app purchases, presents that contain different costumes. However, if you’re patient you can collect them naturally just through playing the game. You can earn various trophies and there are 2 characters you can play as, the tall figure in the picture and a longer figure called the horse.

Frustration Level:  5 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Swing Copters

Born from the craze that was Flappy Bird, Swing Copters is a hellish game where you have to tap the screen to change direction. Your character, as seen above, has a little fan on his head that lifts you up, you then have to dodge the hammers by clicking left and right fairly quickly. It’s one of those games that is almost impossible and extremely addictive. It got the highest frustration level on this list as it, quite like Flappy Bird almost drove me mad. Mostly because I couldn’t get past more than 2 sets of hammers.

Frustration Level:  9 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Dumb Ways To Die

This is a family favourite that has since had a second release in the form of the olympics. This original game, however is much quicker and gets straight to the point, with literally no introduction. It’s a series of fast paced mini games which require a little bit of brains. The game was made as a sort of campaign towards personal safety, teaching children how to stay alive, but has since turned into an addictive game. The mini games include spotting a panda from the murderers, putting sauce on a hotdog for a snake and cleaning up puke off your screen. It’s a little bit of fun for everyone, and oddly captivating. As you can see in the image above, there are lots of characters to collect. You must hit a certain amount of points to win each of them, but then they permanently sit at your station.

Frustration Level: 7 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Crossy Road

What has been considered a massive rip off of Frogger comes an even more fast paced game. Instead of the goal being to simply cross from one side to the other, in this game you must collect coins based all around the screen. This means dodging traffic for a lot longer than you would in Frogger, it’s much faster and is super addictive. It’s also much nice to look at, with a cool 3d style and bright colours and cool music. It’s certainly one for those who want to have a little nostalgia boost.

Frustration Level: 6 out of 10

In iTunesIn Google Play Store

Candy Crush Saga

If you haven’t heard of this game, you most certainly know someone who has. This extremely popular game is one of the highest grossing games in the world, remaining on the app stores since it’s birth several years ago. The success has meant lots of variations of the same game, but the original is still the best for those on the go. You simply match 3 or more of a certain colour, but sometimes there are mini tasks you must complete to move on or special candy to use. It will guide you through exactly what you need to do, then like many people you can become just as hopelessly obsessed with it.

Frustration Level: 4 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Fruit Ninja

Another family friendly game as we get up close and personal with a bunch of fruit. The aim of the game is very simple, chop the fruit in the air and win points. You need to avoid bombs and can get bonus points for getting lots of fruit in a row. It’s a fun game that can be played on your own or as an awesome twosome. It’s the sort of game that works well for those who are overly stressed and need to pent anger or for button bashers. The game doesn’t last very long, so it’s perfect if you’re always on the go or have a little time to kill. But don’t look at the high scores, you’ll lose all motivation.

Frustration Level: 3 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Don’t Touch The Spikes

Yet another bird based game to reach our phones and tablets, this short but simple game also does exactly what it says on the tin. You must fly by tapping whilst avoiding all the spikes. It’s like Flappy Bird but with added danger. Instead of just falling you’re actually impaled. This is also one of those games where you shouldn’t look at the high scores, because some people simply have too much time on their hands. As long as you can beat all of your friends that’s all that matters, right?

Frustration Level: 7 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

The Tower

This is quite a clever game, you start with the bottom of a building and you slowly build it up by correctly tapping your screen at the right time. The next block that comes along swings left and right, so you have to time your tap with precision. Whatever doesn’t touch the bottom stack falls away, leaving you with less room each time for your next piece. It’s a good game for those with quick reactions but also those who quite like their puzzles. You can pick from several kinds of building, but the most popular is the one in the middle of the above picture.

Frustration Level: 6 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

Don’t Tap The White Tile

This game almost got a 9, but just missed out to Swing Copters. This game has only one purpose really, don’t touch the white tiles. It’s another game that can seriously test your speed and agility, but also your reaction times. You could play this game a thousand times and still not be happy about it. You’ll be the one sat there going “I can shave another second off of this time, surely?”. You can always try, but be prepared to fail quite frequently, not a game for those who rage easily.

Frustration Level: 8 out of 10

In Google Play Store

Smash Hit

Last but not least we’re left with the incredible puzzle style game Smash Hit. When I first came across this game I didn’t quite know what to expect, I figured it was going to be fairly easy but it can actually be quite difficult. Your goal is to essentially destroy lots of glass looking walls and blocks. The more you smash, the more you score. You control the ball yourself, so you need to be quite good at figuring out speeds verses the size of the wall etc. If you’re into games that challenge you, this is the game for you.

Frustration Level: 7 out of 10

In iTunes, In Google Play Store

 

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