14 April 2016
Let me start by pulling statistics out of my ass, and say that the average Lagosian spends at least one-third of their day stuck in traffic. Of course, I have no data to back this up, save for my experience. I must confess, it actually does feels good coughing up stats like that.
Anyways, I’m sure you get the point. It’s no secret that Lagosians spend an obscene amount of time stuck in traffic, whether they’re driving or taking public transport. If you drive, sorry, this article is not for you. But if all you do is sit in a danfo, molue, or BRT and stare out the window, or sleep all through your transit, this article is for you.
Here are five mobile games you can play to keep you company; assuming you own an Android or an iOS smartphone. Some of the games will help sharpen your mind while some will help you relax.
- Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Minecraft is a critically-acclaimed game. It’s available on PC/Mac and other game consoles but the pocket edition is the one for mobile phones and tabs. In the game, you will be required to create a world out of cube bricks. Trust me, it’s more interesting than it sounds. So interesting that it is one of the world’s most downloaded games. Goes for $6.99 on the App Store and ₦1,495.50 on Play Store.
- Vocabulary Builder from Magoosh
This is a free vocabulary development game that lets you match words with correct synonyms. There are three different categories of words you can study: GRE words, SAT words and TOEFL words. That means you can use the game to practice for any of those three exams. It’s available on App Store and Play Store.
- Cut the Rope 2
I honestly don’t know how to describe this game. You’re going to have to check it yourselves. And say hello to Om Nom for me, when you do.
- Clash of Clans
“Build your village to fend off raiders, battle against millions of players worldwide, and forge a powerful clan with others to destroy enemy clans,” says an excerpt from the game’s description on Google Play Store. It’s also available on App Store.
- Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja is “the greatest fruit slicing game in the world.” Maybe because it’s the only fruit slicing game in the world that we know of. Whatever. You don’t have to do much to play the game. Just slice and slice away, all day. It’s free too.