5 best gaming applications for Windows 8

You know those games that you start to play around 10 PM, and then suddenly realize it’s morning, and you’re laying in bed, repeating ” just one more round “, over and over again? Well this is a list of these kinds of games, and if you value your sleeping habits, stop reading now. Windows Store might not have as many apps as the Apple and Android stores, but it’s equipped will all sorts of addictive games. I combed through the Casual section, and I’ve picked out the best of these, so you don’t have to. Check it out, let’s start with number 1.

1. Robotek

A great game ported over from Android to the Windows platform, even better if you run the app on a pixel-packed monitor. The neon aesthetic of the game has a retro tinged style, with an astonishing electronic soundtrack

In Robotek, the protagonist is a human on a mission to take the world back from an evil robot empire, and the great part is that you have your own little robots that assist you. It’s a turn-based game, and that gameplay is implemented very well. It’s a mix of randomness you would find in a slot machine, and serious strategy, and it’s also tons of fun while you’re trying to conquer 200 nodes on the map. You can even play in a free multiplayer mode. The game has one downside though, if you have a lot of bad luck, or bad strategy for that matter, you will probably have to use real money to buy additional charge, and continue playing the game. Bummer.

2. Draw a Stickman Epic

The first thing you need to do in this brilliant application  is kinda obvious. You have to draw a stickman. Then you draw his a nice stick friend. Then, all of a sudden, a book with razor sharp teeth eats your friend, and you, as the Stickman, jump into it’s jaws to save your buddy. You use all kinds of pencils to draw items to help Stickman, and go through the levels. You can get this game for free, or you can buy the Premium version.

3. Fruit Ninja

If you’re not reading this article in a cave, while admiring the invention of fire, you have probably heard of this game. Fruit flies into the air, and it’s your job to slice it up. Multiple fruit slices with one swipe get you bonus points, but be careful not to slice the bombs. A simple game that brings a lot of fun with it’s simplicity. Unfortunately, it’s $5, but it still deserves to be on this list.

4. Word Blast

This game is best described as a mix of Hexic and Boggle. You start out very slow, and it seems like a calming game, but then you realize that you have a time limit to find words in a sea of letters, and the action starts. Trust me, it’s a great game, and you won’t be bored while you play it. It may not look like much, but the gameplay is addictive. I highly recommend this application.

5. Totemo

Another game from Hexage, with a pretty depressing name. And the gameplay isn’t much different. You have to bind sad-eyed spirits to a spirit totem so you can clear them from the board. When the whole board is clear, the level is over. You have the ability to connect two spirits to one another in the same column or row, but nothing can be between them. The size of the totem decides how many spirits you must connect. For example, if the totem is four heads high, you have to connect four spirits together. It’s much less complicated than it might seem, but in the later stages of the game, you’ll have to think hard before your first move if you want to clear the level.

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