Summer is almost here – “finally”, some might say, after a long and cold winter, and “not again”, those spending their vacations under the scorching sun of California may scream (but only deep inside their souls before applying the next layer of sunscreen to their already tanned skins). With so many sunny days ahead of us this summer, having fun on the beach is perhaps the only option to stay cool, especially since meteorologists have promised us a summer with a lot of sunshine, and little rain. So, grab your parasol, your cooler, your extra-large power bank, and head out in the open – but not before taking care of your on-beach digital entertainment. Here are some games we recommend for you to consider this summer.
Those who routinely play casino games and have most likely stumbled upon Castle Builder, a slot machine with a twist. In it, players don’t only need to gather coins like crazy but they have a mission: build as many castles as they can for the kingdom’s heir to occupy, and pocket the reward the heir’s suitors offer for a job well done. Castle Builder II, set to be released at the Red Flush in the coming months, takes things one step further – and in the right direction. In it, Red Flush players will be able not only to choose between several builder profiles, develop their building abilities, and unlock achievements but also progress through 15 kingdoms and build over 70 castles and interact with over 300 characters in the process. The game is captivating and fun, a welcome addition to the Red Flush game library.
Price: Free (with real money play options)
The adventures of the Italian plumber with a funny hat and mustache have been the source of endless fun for generations – and now it’s time for us to do our part. Super Mario Run is the latest in a row of “Mario”-themed games, finally invading our smartphones, too. The game is captivating, fascinating, fast-paced, exciting, frustrating, infuriating, and stressful – it will most likely make you want to throw your phone on the ground. This is why it is one of the best games to play on the beach – the sand will most likely cause less harm to your handset than any other surface.
Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free demo ($10 for the full version)
Before you say “Pokémon GO is so 2016”, think again – imagine how many water-based Pokémons you will be able to catch while roaming the beaches of… wherever you plan to tan this year. Although Pokémon GO has seen a spectacular rise and fall in 2016, it is still among the most played titles this year. And with the weather finally favoring the Pokémon hunters again, the time has once again come to catch that Squirtle, Shellder, Horsea, Staryu, or whichever else you may have dreamed of adding to your collection for so long.
Platform: iOS, Android