The Kingdom Rush
games – possibly my favorite mobile games. The slow build-up of
defenses against early waves of attackers, the twists that new
attacks throw at you when you’re building in a certain direction,
then the absolute chaos of the final waves, when you’re just
grasping at straws to survive.
Clash Royale has the
same feel of chaos and desperation at the end, but on a much shorter
timeframe – everything is being thrown at you when the Elixer
doubles, and you have to make smart choices with no deliberation, and
even if you think you chose correctly, sometimes you go down. It’s
that flurry of choices in the endgame, with intense time pressure,
that makes both of those games compelling.