This is the first game from two-person outfit Risky Lab, and it bodes extremely well for their future. Warbits is a sweet and funny turn-based strategy game cut from the same cloth as Advance Wars, but it’s refined and updated it for a whole new generation. The premise is that the game is a tool used by alien races to settle important disputes, rather than that whole nasty going to war thing, and the idea is to take out your foes and capture the most territory before your opponent does, using a variety of different units optimised for different tasks.
The entire game was built with the mobile experience in mind, so scenarios don’t become long or drawn out; indeed, part of the challenge lies in maximising your efficiency to out-think your opponent. And, in addition to its 20-mission single-player campaign, it has a very robust online multiplayer, with various play modes, including free-for-all, 1-on-1 and 2-on-2. And you can create your own custom battles if that doesn’t float your boat.
It’s extremely well thought-out and designed, and offers one of the best turn-based tactical experiences we’ve seen for mobile yet.
Price: $3.99 | AU$5.99 | £2.99