Many love the Apple Watch for its sleek design, ability to be connected to your iPhone, and of course its significant amount of useful apps. However, some may be surprised that Apple’s smartwatch can actually do a whole lot more (other than tell the time). There are in fact many fun and entertaining games to play on the small screen – not epic titles like GTA V or Halo 5 of course – but still pleasant time-killers nonetheless while you’re waiting in a queue or riding the subway.
Differing from the top iPhone games of the day, the titles available on the Apple Watch rely on quickness, straightforwardness, and simple graphics. As the Apple Watch is almost celebrating its one-year anniversary (and with constant rumors of an Apple Watch 2 threatening its survival), there are many second-hand watches starting to appear on sites, whereby you can pick up one far cheaper than the Apple Store itself. For those with the renowned smartwatch already and an itch for some enjoyable and uncomplicated games, read on.
This is an incredibly unique game not just for the Apple Watch, but for gaming in general. You play as the head of a spy network, and relay instructions to an agent in the field. Spy_Watch is different to other titles, as the game is purely text-adventure and takes place over the course of the day in real time. Meaning you could be having your lunch and suddenly receive a notification from your agent asking for instructions on the mission, resulting in you needing to make a choice out of two possibilities on the screen.
Trivia Crack is somewhat similar to another trivia game named Quiz Up, by letting you challenge friends around the world by testing your knowledge on a whole host of subjects. By spinning a wheel of chance, the player is given a random category, and it’s up to you to beat your opponent to reach six right answers first.
Runeblade is perhaps one of the easiest games on the smartwatch market, but its nice graphics and rewards for longevity are worth taking a chance on. The player simply taps a sword icon to battle a range of foul monsters using turn-based combat. The good thing is that, the longer you end up playing for, the stronger your warrior will become and sword strikes start to be more powerful and magic attacks become available.
Taking care of a cat or dog can be rewarding, but is incredibly hard work and expensive. If you’ve ever thought of having a virtual pet, then now’s the time with an Apple Watch game. If you can remember Tamagotchis in the nineties and feel the urge for nostalgia, then picking up Tamagotchi Classic will be just for you. Just make sure your virtual pet is happy, fed, and disciplined … and you’ll have a great bond for a long time!
In the same vein as Spy_Watch, Lifeline is a text-based adventure played out in real time. The sole survivor of a spaceship crash is stuck on a distant planet and communicating with you for advice on how to stay alive. With several options to select for each question he asks, make sure you choose wisely, otherwise the situation could turn dire. Perfect timing if you’ve just seen the film The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a survivor of a spaceship crash stuck on a distant planet …
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team
Whilst managing your own football team is likely to be a lot more difficult than a bit of button pressing, it’s probably not as easy or user-friendly as FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. With real life players available to purchase or swap, building your own ultimate team will take a lot of time, effort, and football knowledge. Should you take Messi over Ronaldo? How are you going to keep Suarez or Neymar happy on your team? And can you bow to their contract wishes? You’ll start to see soon enough just how challenging it can be to make a great football team.
Watch This Homerun
If the thought of being a sports hero has been your dream all your life, then Watch This Homerun is your kind of smartwatch game. Simply, it’s baseball game that requires you to hit a homerun to win the match and be the champion. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a stadium full of people cheering your efforts, so see if you can be that hero.