In the world of smart phones, there’s been no bigger business boom than the explosion of apps. Although many apps are handy for business and communication, others like Angry Birds and Draw Something provide consumers with new forms of escapism. The list of apps is seemingly endless.
App games have quickly become part of the fabric of today’s pop culture, with multiple references in television, film, and even through an occasional violent outburst on a plane from celebrities. Remember the good old days when celebs were kicked off planes for being too intoxicated?
In this week’s square off in App Attack, two of the most popular games on the market go head-to-head. It’s up to you to tell us which one is the winner.
The king of all game apps, Angry Birds reinvented the traditional single platform game to become a mobile movement, a lifestyle, and certainly a phenomenon. Because of the massive success of Angry Birds, developer Rovio Entertainment has had to work overtime to release new upgrades with more levels and content for gamers to enjoy.
Not only does Angry Birds have seasons and spin-offs, including Angry Birds Rio and the latest version called Angry Birds Space, it’s been said that the game is actually good for your brain.
Attempting to beat your own score each game (or getting to another level) taps into the fun of older games like Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong where the levels got increasingly harder. Angry Birds is to the smart phone what Mario Bros. was for Nintendo back in the old school day.
An overnight sensation from OMGPOP, Draw Something is a two-player module that allows each participant to, well, draw something with their fingers in order for their friend to guess. The catch: each person only has a limited amount of letters as clues that spell out what is in the drawing.
If Pictionary met a Palm Pilot, you’d have Draw Something, a game that’s incredibly addicting, even if you realize how truly untalented you are at finger drawings on a touchscreen.
It’s a game that can be played anywhere, at anytime, especially when you’re waiting in a long line or traveling to work.
Which game do you prefer? If Angry Birds became a multi-player app, would you find it more or less entertaining?